I don't know what happened to doctors these days but one thing is for sure: they forgot all about the virtues of sharing knowledge with their patients so that they can take preventative measures to protecting their health.Over the summer I developed a couple dry patches on my arm--I had not been using any sort of moisturizer at the time because I was experimenting with my body's reactions to various conditions. I then decided to consult a dermatologist--I ended up seeing two because of how disappointed I was with the first one. But, aside from personality difference, both visits were the same: 5 minute- visits, brief look at my patches, diagnosed me with having eczema, handed me a big blue prescription for a cortizone ointment and a generous supply of sample lotion--a lotion riddled with synthetic chemicals such as alcohol (drys skin), petroleum (a blood poison and prevents pores from breathing), methylparaben (a preservative generally considered safe yet more and more studies show how it links to breast cancer), phenoxyethanol (an ingredient in fragrances and a preservative (causes dermatitis and is a reproductive toxin), and Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (breaks down cells, accelerating the aging process; skin irritant; it easily penetrates the skin and reaches internal organs, maintaining residual levels in the heart, the liver, the lungs and the brain) see more. I wonder who these dermatologist work for!
Because eczema, a type of dermatitis (inflammation of the skin) is more of a symptom than an actual disease, it needs to be treated by addressing the underlying cause, which is often time a hyper sensitivity to foods because of low stomach acids. Knowingly, a caring doctor, a genuine healer, would have advised me to take a look at what I was eating and eliminate foods that cause allergies. Altering your diet is the safest way to treating eczema, whereas, prescription drugs, which both doctors were eager to recommend, are very harsh on your liver. Then asking me to relieve the discomfort of dry patches with a synthetic cream made from the above mentioned ingredients, made it all the more evident that these dermatologist worked for pharmaceutical companies--not for us! Would it have been so hard for a the dermatologist to recommend a natural cure instead of the junk he prescribed me? Would it have been so out of line for him to advise me apply something like shea on those patches?
Shea is a vegetable fat obtained from the shea nut. It contains a rich amount of vitamins, especially A, E and F. These vitamins help soothe, hydrate and nourish your skin with collagen, which increase the elasticity of your skin and reduces the appearances of wrinkles. The fatty acids in shea help protect and revitalize your skin cells. Furthermore, it increases blood circulation, which is an important purification process. This tremendously nourishing product derives straight from nature and works wonders for dry, irritated, sensitive, chapped, fatigued, and sore skin. Shea doesn't need parabens, carbomer, Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), or phenoxyethanol. It is perfect just as it is-- straight from nature.
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