Common Skin Conditions II Greetings, Without further ado let's carry on from where we left off last week. We talked about the development of polyps remember? We said that polyps respond quite well to a change of diet but... If the elimination process is unsuccessful or only partially so, then the individual may develop a "cold" or a mild case of "catarrh". If the toxicity is permitted to increase, deeper layers of the mucous membrane can become involved and the discharge will consist of a combination of mucous and pus. When this latter condition develops, we observe such diseases as the following: Appendicitis, Bronchitis, Cervicitis, Enteritis, Gastritis, Mastitis, Pyelitis, Sinusitis, Tonsillitis and other "itises" which involve the mucous or serous membranes including, among others, the following: Arthritis, Bursitis, Encephalitis, Iritis, Meningitis, Neuritis, Pericarditis, and so on While not normally considered as diseases of the skin, we can see that, by the vary nature of skin construction, this is exactly what they are, one and all, without exception. It is interesting in this regard, to know that by correctly evaluating the kind of condition which has developed, it is possible to gain a pretty fair idea of which organ in the body is the more involved. The lungs act as a substitute kidney, the outer skin as a substitute liver, while the pancreas enlarges its normal operations to compensate for a malfunctioning and/or overworked liver. The worst kind of skin disease and the hardest to eradicate are those caused by severe protein poisoning because they are usually longstanding. Studies seem to indicate that it takes about 20 years, at least, of indiscriminate feeding of refined carbohydrates and animal produce before the presence of major disorders begin to be revealed. The intervening years are characterised by minor disorders beginning with the first sniffle in infancy and early childhood, the acne of the teenager, the later itches, wheezes and sneezes, and pending up in the mature years with the embarrassment of the psoriasis, the pain of rheumatoid arthritis, or other major catastrophic progressive diseases. Man simply does not possess the metabolic machinery to cope with the modern senseless deluge of sugars and meat, nor with the heterogeneous concoctions of chemicalised substitutes quaintly described as "food" It is worthy of note to observe that those persons with vigorous circulation are more likely to have irruptions on the surface of outer skin; for example, on the face, back, neck or elsewhere, while those possessing a somewhat reduced circulatory power will usually suffer from erruptions on the surface of the mucus membrane, especially those lining the nasal cavities and the digestive tract. Usually these latter persons have highly inflammatory and catarrhal conditions, with the colon being a frequent location for such. It is common for persons with diminished circulatory powers to be afflicted with all kind of digestive disorders, often quite serious, these leading, of course, to increased malnutrition. This letter concludes the subject of the skin (Gosh, who needs to see films of science-fiction, our body is the biggest and most amazing story of them all!) We sincerely hope that you found it as interesting as we did. Next week we will take a look at healthy eyes and teeth. Until then take care, The Crazy Nut Team.