Hey hey what’s up? I’m back on my roof out here. I’ll just show you a little of my view here in Thailand in Bangkok. And I’m handheld so if it’s a little shaky please excuse me. I’m trying my best to get some good light and a nice view which is always incredibly difficult. Today I wanted to talk about something very important and that is a disturbing kinda trend that I’ve seen in the eczema community. Whether it’s on blogs or books that people are releasing or on forums. And it’s this notion that to beat eczema you can just magically decide one day to just stop scratching. That if you just think positive or psych yourself up or think happy thoughts that one day you’re just going to wake up and then not need to scratch your skin anymore. And that all your problems are just going to disappear. And there are guys teaching hypnosis and it’s totally bonkers to me because, for a few reasons. The first is disturbing to me because I understand at a biological level what’s happening inside the body and that there is a very good reason why you’re scratching and itching like crazy all the time. And that is a natural process of the body. Not to go and try to deny that process because you just decide that it’s not a good idea is totally ridiculous to me. That’s like saying: “We don’t understand this tiny little weird organ in the body so we’re just going to take it out.” Like the tonsils or something. Everything in the body is there for a reason. There’s this thing called evolution which means over millions of years we’ve evolved certain traits to help us succeed and perpetuate the next generation. It’s all for a very good reason. Now for some people to go: “Oh you’re just some freak of nature, and for some unknown reason you’re itching and if you just positively think that you don’t need to anymore, you’re not going to scratch and then your eczema is going to disappear.” Now, I don’t know if you’ve tried this but I remember trying it many many, many, years ago and it’s frankly impossible. When you’re itching, you’re itching and you need to scratch. There is no way you can not scratch. I remember I tried putting on gloves, putting socks over my hands, trying to restrain myself, think about other things, chant positive affirmations and all sorts of other crazy ideas, doing whatever to try and stop this itch that’s just driving me completely crazy. And none of it worked. And it hasn’t worked for anyone I know. And it will never work because this idea, this philosophy is built on a flawed assumption that this is all in your brain. That this is some sort of psychosomatic condition. Eczema is a real thing and it’s happening for a reason. And that reason is that your skin is helping take over the detoxification function mechanism of your body from your liver and your kidneys. So when your body is in this kind of emergency state, everything in your body is chipping in to help out. And the scratching process, you’ll notice when eczema starts you get these little things called vesicles, which are tiny little pus-filled sacs, that appear under the dermis of your skin. If you look closely some of them are quite big and you can actually see them with your eye and others you would need a magnifier or something to see them because they’re really tiny. They’re orange or yellow pus-filled sacs, they look like tiny little blisters and that’s toxins. Look at your pee when you’ve been drinking alcohol or eating bad food – it’s orange. That’s toxins being expelled from your body. When you don’t have toxins your pee is clear. And it’s the same thing that’s happening with your skin. Your skin is helping expel these toxins that are building up in your blood and it’s helping to get rid of them. It’s helping to expel them out of the body and dispose of them in a natural way. And the scratching process help break those vesicles open so that those toxins can escape and leave your body. So let me get to the point here. The real trick is not to stop scratching. It’s to stop the itch in the first place from ever occurring. So how do we do this? It’s very simple. You gotta heal the gut. The gut is the source of all skin conditions. There’s this thing called the gut/skin axis and without getting too deeply involved if you think about it, the skin and the gut are pretty much the same thing. We are covered on the outside with this fleshy layer. And that fleshy layer turns into lips, which turns into that, which turns into gums, which turns into the tongue, which turns into your tonsils, oesophagus, and becomes more and more wet as it goes inside the body. Which then turns into your throat your stomach and intestines and all that. So basically you can actually think of the skin and your inside world that’s going on in your body as the same organ. It’s the biggest organ in our body, it accomplishes a ton of biological processes that even most highly trained scientists and doctors still don’t understand. But there’s a lot we do know like they work together, they’re linked. The gut and skin – there’s a thing called the gut/skin axis and when the gut’s in trouble the skin chips in to help. So what you gotta do is you got to heal the gut first, which will fix the, it’s got 2 names, either leaky gut or gut permeability or intestinal permeability. So once this layer is healed up, food particles and waste matter that is in our intestines doesn’t leak into our bloodstream, which kicks off an inflammatory response, which then forces the skin to help out because of this because of this overlaid of toxins in the blood which helps to dispel these toxins through the skin. That process needs to be nipped in the bud at it’s core, and that is in the gut. I promise you, if you eat a diet of 40% meat, 40% vegetables and 20% water for 30 days, you’re going to see massive improvements in your skin, huge! At least a 50% reduction in your eczema probably close to a 100% reduction in itching. For some people it will take 60 days and for others 90 days but you’re going to see a massive improvement in your skin if you can just stick to a diet like that very soon. And this itching,stimulus that you experience is gonna subside naturally. It’s literally going to disappear. You don’t have to think about it, you don’t have to psyche yourself up, you don’t have to think happy thoughts, you don’t have to be positive, you don’t have to meditate on it you don’t have to do any of that. It’s literally going to take care of itself. So, I’m going to keep this video short, I’ve kinda said what I want to say. I don’t want to get all emotional about this but this is a topic that’s kinda dear to me and I see this all over the place and I see people get suckered in by these books and these positive thinking things and it annoys the crap out of me and I know because I had to go through all of this myself many years ago and it didn’t do me any good and it’s not doing anybody any good. So please do your best to ignore that advice. Put all that focus and energy you’re committing to you know trying to psyche yourself up out of this thing into your diet and getting your diet cleaned up. You know get rid of the processed oils, cut out all the sugar and processed foods, eat more healthy, fatty cuts of meat and vegetables. Avoid grains, avoid legumes and you’re going to see a massive, massive, massive, massive improvement in your skin because your gut was healing up. Okay, so I hope that helps, it’s been a bit of a rant, we’re at like 8 minutes here so I’m gonna cut it right now. I had to get all that off my chest, Aaaah I feel so much better, thanks for watching. If you want more information about this stuff, I have an email list where I send out like frequent tips and advice on eczema whether it’s diet and nutrition and the psychology of it all and how to deal with the social aspect of it and all that. It’s at my website it’s called the truth about eczema dot com. I have a link below this video, you can just click it and it’ll take you right to that website. If you want to get those emails just pop your email in on the form on that page and then you will be getting all my mails, all my advice, all my tips along with my book called The Truth About Eczema which kinda dispels a lot of these myths that are floating around on the internet which drive me completely crazy as you ca kinda tell. So, I hope that helps guys, I’m signing off I’m cutting this short it’s already 9 minutes jeez okay ciao guys take it easy catch you next time bye.
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