Integumentary system (hair, skin, nails)

Integumentary (hair, skin, nails)

The integumentary system comprises the skin, hair and nails that act to protect the body from damage.

Causes & Treatment of Eczema

psoriasis or eczema

Eczema is an allergic disease on the rise due to the hygiene hypothesis, which proposes that the cause of asthma, eczema & other allergic diseases is an unusually clean environment, as well as overuse of anti-pyretics (suppress fever), antibiotics & vaccines.

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Naturopathic Causes & Treatment of Acne Vulgaris

sugar and acne

Acne Vulgaris is characterised by the presence of comedones or blackheads, pimples, small superficial sebaceous cysts, and scars. There are over half a dozen types of acne, the most common being blackheads. The areas chiefly affected are the forehead, temples, cheeks, chin, chest and back. In rare cases, almost the entire body may be covered with acne accompanied by extensive scarring.Naturopathic causes of acne vulgaris include insulin resistance, high insulin like growth factor (ILGF), excess inflammation, under functioning of the eliminatory organs, bowel toxicity, lymphatic congestion, poor circulation, hyper-proliferation (excess production) of skin cells due to vitamin A deficiency, excess sebum production due to zinc deficiency, hormone imbalance /testosterone excess, sluggish liver, nutritional deficiencies zinc, vitamin A, niacin and excess iodine.

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