Hair, scalp and skin conditions keep natural medicine practitioners busy as it is these presentations that many people suffer from. Fortunately mother nature provides healing remedies in the form of plant medicines and blended with a few additional products you may find comfort.
Common presentations are dry hair, scaly scalp, dandruff and irritated skin conditions that come under the banner of many names such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and many more.
Irrespective of what the name of the condition is there are some simple tips that may offer assistance in the management of them.
It is essential you have a correct diagnosis through your chosen healthcare practitioner before commencing as it is absolutely essential for the purposes of safety. Once you have the support of your practitioner and you are confident of the diagnosis it is time to step into the amazing world of natural medicine and experience what civilisations have known for forty thousand years; nature provides healing substances to assist ailing communities and folk medicines are the cornerstone of common-sense. So let us start with the hair
Your hair, scalp and skin is a reflection on your inner workings. Simply the better the body functions the better your hair, scalp and skin will look. The healthy glow you see in people who are healthy!
Ever notice when you have been ill how your hair, scalp and skin changes? They can change very suddenly can’t they? This is due to the body struggling to heal as they are so reliant on nutrition.
Nutrition plays a major role in keeping your hair, scalp and skin in good shape. Some foods will heal while other foods can be downright harmful to them. So some pointers on what to avoid and what to include can help to commence the process into recovery and it is not complicated.
What to avoid?
Sugar, white flour products and highly processed foods in a nutshell are best to avoid if you are trying to get your hair, scalp and skin back in shape. The trend to look for pills and potions, seeking the effect of the magic bullet generally will not work and more particularly if you continue to partake of these hollow foods.
What to eat?
Wholesome and colourful foods is the key; ingesting at least 30 different foods a day. I can hear you say ’30 different foods, impossible’. Well no it is not and if you take a simple salad you can have at least 10. Really it is not difficult, so have a go. Good food, blending fresh fruit and vegetables and a nice balance of protein will help to enrich your body and this will be reflected in your hair.
Also do not overlook the healing benefits of common water as a hydrated body can heal while a dehydrated body causes disaster. Sip at least 30mls of water per 1kg of body weight daily up to a maximum of 3L a day.
What could you start to grow to help create your very own pharmacy?
- All leafy greens
These are very healing and easy to grow, not taking up too much space.
What to drink?
- Great juice or smoothie combination is:
- 1 carrot
- 1 apple (include peel)
- ½ cup of baby spinach
- ¼ avocado seed (yes seed as it is very powerful as a healing agent)
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil (extra virgin cold pressed)
- If doing a smoothie add 2 tablespoons of soaked oats
Although there are literally hundreds of combinations this one offers great all round support to the hair, scalp and skin.
So instead of focusing on the outside of the body support the internal components and feel the difference.
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