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The problem of conditions of the skin is, one the one hand,
a life of untold misery and suffering for hundreds of millions
of people, and on the other, a multi-billion dollar industry,
world-wide. If we pause to look at the array and amount of so-called
skin-care products that are sold, like grocery stores, drug stores,
malls, skin clinics, natural food stores and hospitals, with every
imaginable type of skin lotion, potion, powder, solvent, shampoo,
for every imaginable type of skin condition, it simply boggles
I have seen figures which indicate there are literally thousands
of different skin conditions identified. A short list, off the
top of my head, include rashes, warts, bunions, moles, impetigo,
psoriasis, dandruff, acne, pimples, zits, eczema, itching, athlete's
foot, skin cancer, dry skin, rough skin, wet skin, and so forth
and so on.
A few years ago I did some research on problems of the skin and
one of the sources was a series of articles in Vogue magazine
dedicated to this one topic, as, obviously, the condition of their
skin is a very important to models, actors and actresses, and
is a major concern to both women and men who want to look good.
It was very interesting reading as it was obvious to me that no-one
interviewed in the series of articles or the authors of the pieces
had the foggiest idea of what causes skin problems. The most glaring
example of the lack of understanding came from one world-renowned
skin specialist who emphatically denied that diet had anything
to do with the problem!
A word to the wise here, whenever you see written in regard of
any illness or condition that it is thought to be genetic, then
you know for sure that the people making these statements are
clueless. The word genetic is simply an admission of ignorance,
as in " we do not know".
If you have been thoroughly studying all the information I have
placed here on "The Alchemycal Pages" you will already
understand what skin problems are and how they are caused, but
for those of you who have not been studying all the material or
are newcomers to the site, here is the explanation.
If the eyes are windows to the soul, then the condition of the
skin is the window to the condition of the internal organs of
the body. There is no better indicator for knowing a person's
internal condition than the state of the skin
So, what is the skin exactly? It is ONE organ which encloses the
body, internally and externally. This is to say, if we examine
it closely we will notice the skin covers the body and then continues
into the mouth and oral cavity, tongue, down through the throat,
the bronchiole tubes, the internal lining of the lungs, esophagus,
stomach, duodenum, small intestine, large intestine, rectum and
finally emerges at the anus to become the external skin again.
This one organ is what encloses the internal organs and tissues
in "le milieu interior", WHICH FUNCTIONS IN A MANNER
UNKNOWN TO MODERN SCIENCE. This "internal cosmos" or
"microcosmic" interior of the human organism is completely
unknown to modern science, other than the outward, "mineral
ghost" known to anatomy.
It is really hard to convey the enormity of the error constantly
made in countless thousands of research laboratories all over
the world by hundreds of thousands of research scientists and
technicians, everyday, and these past 100 years.
This error consists in the assumption that the internal organism
of the plant, animal or human being functions just like a chemical
in a retort or test-tube, according to the laws of chemistry and
physics and mathematics. The internal environment of any living
being is NOT the same as the physical environment we live in and
Thus, taking a sample from any living organism and placing it
in a test tube or under a microscope means that we have removed
it from its normal CONTEXT into one that is meaningless with regard
to understanding how it NORMALLY functions. In essence, this removal
of a piece of tissue and preparing it so that it can be examined
under a microscope or put with some chemical reagent to see how
it behaves and then doing tests with it is as absurd as saying
- I want to study the Polar Bear and in order to do so I am going
to take it from the Arctic and study how it lives in the Sahara
Naturally, we cannot study the life cycle of the Polar Bear in
the Sahara Desert, as this is not its natural habitat, and it
will soon die if exposed to the desert climate.
Thus, exposing any tissue of internal environment of the human(plant
or animal) organism to the unnatural environment of the test-tube,
retort or under the microscope means we are no longer studying
REALITY. We need entirely different methods than those currently
found acceptable to study REALITY.
What has resulted from the currently accepted methods of scientific
research is the schematic elaboration of a convenient fabrication.
It is convenient since it places no demands on the researcher
or scientist having to do any self- examination. Simply go along
with the things are done and remain "comfortably numb"
- after all, what is all this research being done for? - simply
to pick up a paycheck and gain recognition.
It is a fabrication, a fable or fiction, since it has no possibility
of offering any kind of satisfying solution to the problems which
the research is being done to solve - and the scientific evidence
is staggeringly overwhelming that modern scientific methodology
is completely inadequate as a means of solving these problems.
However, it also convenient to ignore the scientific evidence
which demonstrates this!
So, skin problems, among many others, cannot be properly addressed
using modern medical science. Well, of course, we can buy and
use all kinds of palliatives which offer relief for people who
have developed chronic skin conditions such as lotions etc.
However, these merely act to "cover-up" the skin problem.
It is necessary to understand that skin conditions of every kind
signify that the body is seeking to excrete waste products through
the skin because the organs which normally perform this function
are tired, weak and stagnated.
These organs are, in order of importance, large intestines, lungs,
kidneys, bladder, liver and gall bladder.
Therefore we have to eat and live in the manner which will allow
for the cleansing and detoxification of these organs. We accomplish
this by adopting our macrobiotic dietary habits and doing the
Ginger Compress regimen on our abdomen as described.
Another useful skin cleanser for women only is the Daikon Hip
Bath, a description of which you will find in the discussion on
Now, of course, we may need to treat these skin conditions
topically while we are changing over to a macrobiotic dietary
regimen. To get information on these I recommend you get, "The
Book of Home Remedies" by Michio Kushi (Japan Publications)
and/or "Healing Yourself from Head to Toe" by Herman
and Cornellia Aihara (Avery Publishing).
Copyright © Kaare Bursell, 1996-2001.