[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”12392″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The below case study as been provided by our resident intolerance tester Anna Skrine and once again shows the ability of the human body to heal itself once allergens have been removed![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Salt and Skin Problems

If you have a diet high in salt – and many people forget that bags of crisps contain a huge amount this addictive condiment – one of the ways your body may try to get rid of the excess is through your skin. Salt is very acidic in the body, and this can show up as inflammation either inside your body, as with an ulcer somewhere in your digestive tract, or outside as red itchy skin. The following case is of man who had a severe skin inflammation when I first saw him, and was very addicted to salt. His body took just six weeks to cure itself once the cause was taken away. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]When I first met Matthew (in his 50s) he was bright red from his waist up, including his face, and his skin was so hot and itchy it was very hard for him to sleep at night. Every winter he went frequently to the doctor looking for help with skin irritation and itchiness, but in the summer when he sweated a lot during work it seemed to clear up. In the evenings, being in a warm room at home was a nightmare because it made it even worse. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image=”12394″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline” border_color=”green”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]His doctor always prescribed steroid cream, and he applied it to any part of his skin that was inflamed. The problem was that though that bit of inflammation would disappear, it would simply come up later on another part of his body. He had been to see a dermatologist, but had just been told to try a different steroid cream. Apparently this had been going on for a year and a half, and now his body seemed to have rebelled, because the inflammation covered the whole of the top half of it. He was now desperate to try to get to the bottom of what was causing it.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When I asked Matthew about his diet I found he had been adding salt liberally to his food for the last 25 years, as well as eating a bag of crisps a day. This I suspected was the cause of his problem, for a common pattern I have noticed is for people to detox excess salt through their skin, either by sweating it out, or as dry, itchy inflamed skin – and he was doing both at different times of the year. So he agreed to avoid added salt from then on (the right amount for your body is already in fresh food) and to allow his body to detox naturally, with a daily bath with Epsom salts to help the process.

It took 6 weeks for Matthew’s body to clear itself out of all the excess salt, and for the first three weeks it seemed to almost bubble out of his skin in the evenings, particularly his arms. He knew it was pure salt because it not only looked like it, but he tasted it! Two weeks after he started the detox the skin over his stomach area was clear. A month after he said there was a dramatic improvement in that the itching had gone, and he had also lost nearly a stone from his legs, arms and stomach without even trying – for the salt had caused a lot of water retention, and this was now going. At the end of six weeks his skin was not only normal, but he felt really well and full of energy. As he said himself, ‘I now have energy to burn!’ [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Anna Skrine carries out intolerance testing from Only Natural every Tuesday and appointments can be made by ringing the shop on 053 912 3236.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]