Marvelous Machine

     “The main purpose of the skin is to provide protection for the body.  The skin is a tough, elastic, waterproof covering of the body.  The glands in the skin release secretions that prevent the development of bacteria thus protecting the body from infection and disease.”


Purification of blood underlies healing

     “The skin has many functions in the body.  It is connected with the deeper tissues of the body by millions of capillaries and nerves from which it derives sustenance.  The condition of the skin reflects the health of underlying tissues.  The skin also has functions which are strictly it own, such as breathing, perspiring, sensory, processing, and oil production.  Any skin ailments are best attacked from within ran from without if it is to have lasting results.  Attacking from within means concentrating on purifying the blood, and allowing the purified blood to eliminate skin conditions.

     “When you purify the blood, you are eliminating many other problems both on the skin and within the body.  In the course of a day the skin will eliminate more than a pound of waste products in the form of sweat.  Almost anything that the body tries to expel through the skin is a symptom of unwanted, impure, poisonous or waste products in the blood.  Under these circumstances the skin is used as a greater waste elimination organ, because of the fact that the normal channels of elimination are overloaded.  On the other hand, if the pores of the skin are blocked an extra burden is placed upon the other eliminative organs.”


     Make sure your healthy deodorant does not have these ingredients:

Aluminum Chloride

Aluminum phenolsulfate

Propylene glycol (PEG)

Zinc phenolsulfonate

Zinconyl chloride

Aluminum chlorohydrate

Aluminum sulfate

Sodium lauryl sulfate

Zirconium chlorohydrate

     Your skin is constantly sloughing off dead cells and replacing new ones.

     “Bathing frees the skin from the accumulation of impurities which are constantly collecting, and keeps the skin moist and supple, thereby increasing and equalizing the circulation.  

     Persons in health should on no account neglect bathing.” 3T 69

     Like a marvelous machine, all the body systems must work together.  When they do not function properly, putrefaction is the result.  Whenever wastes do not pass from the system within 24 hours, the blood then absorbs this pollutant.  The liver, lungs, kidneys, and skin must try to eliminate this waste.

     So we may clearly see that what we put on the body is just as important as what we put in the body in order to have good health.  These “little mouths” can suck up many poisons which will effect our state of well-being.  Dina Falcon illustrates her experience:

     “My own entrée to herbal body care was through natural healing, which continues to be the focus of my work and my heart’s true path.  I started this journey as a child growing up in New York City’s East Village when, at the age of eleven, I began to be plagued with painful migraine-like headaches. At that time a friend of my family’s, Mickey Carter, an elderly man who had cured himself of a terminal illness, became my mentor and helped guide me back to health.  Under his direction I eliminated all processed products from my diet and replace them with fresh, natural whole foods.  This entailed a considerable change of lifestyle, since I was a typical junk food devotee.  Within a year of adopting Mickey’s health regime, not only did my headaches disappear, but my hair grew glossy and thick and my complexion took on a new vibrancy. The changes related to my new lifestyle  affected me at the core of my being—I knew I was on to something that felt right.  I also became sensitive to what I was putting on my body.  Commercial  synthetic skin and hair preparations felt unhealthy to me, so I began to explore the alternative.  At that point in my life, this meant frequent trips to the health food store to buy body care products.  Although this book[Earthly Bodies and Heavenly Hair] is about creating body care products.  I have a firm belief in the importance in caring for the body from the inside as well.  This means eating a balanced diet of nourishing whole foods, drinking plenty of water, getting enough rest and exercise, and treating yourself to a daily dose of fresh air and sunshine.  These factors contribute to your appearance even more than what you put on your skin and hair.”

Dina Falconi

     Cosmetic Safety

     Over the years, little has been done to improve cosmetic safety.  Here is a portion of Oregon Congressman Ron Wyden’s appeal for accountability in cosmetic safety which I found very interesting:

     “Cosmetic products comprise$17 billion dollar a year industry and contain chemical that may cause severe problems.  And a little known fact is that this industry is virtually unregulated.

     The subcommittee I chaired recently asked the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health to compare nearly 3,000 chemicals used in cosmetic products with their list of toxic substances.  That agency found 884 of those chemicals were reported by scientists as toxic—causing genetic mutations, reproductive complications, tumors and skin and eye irritations.

     “In addition, the Consumer Product Safety Commission found that 47,000 cosmetic- related injuries were voluntarily reported by hospital emergency rooms in 1987.

     “Despite these problems, the cosmetic industry is virtually unregulated.  The Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) admitted under oath that there is no statutory requirement that cosmetic ingredients be tested for safety before they are used and that there is no statutory requirement that the cosmetic companies report adverse consumer reactions to the FDA.”

Health Freedom News, January/February, 1991

     Cosmetic Concerns

     The introduction of A Consumer’s Dictionary of cosmetic Ingredients by Ruth Winter, holds some interesting thoughts and concerns:

     “Like the alchemist and medicine men of old, cosmetic companies promise beauty and youth in a bottle.  ‘Rub this into your face and the wrinkles will disappear, ’they say, or, ‘put this on your skin and you will be irresistible.’

     “If you feel more attractive or more youthful after using cosmetics, what’s the harm?  So you pay $50 for 5 cents worth if ingredients.  Maybe it is worth is psychologically.

     “The problem is that cosmetics may cost you more that you want to pay.”

     “Cosmetics have received and still receive the lowest priority in the offices of the Food and Drug Administration.  The agency spends less than half of one percent of its budget on cosmetic safety surveillance.  In its cosmetics division in Washington, there are 60 toxicologist that not only have to evaluate cosmetics but food products as well.  There are 373 inspectors who must cover the national and international multi-billion dollar a year industry producing more than twenty thousand different products.

     “Cosmetics have traditionally received little attention because it has been wrongly assumed that such products do not really affect our health and safety.  The skin was believed to be a nearly perfect barrier that prevented chemicals applied to it from penetrating into the body.  This belief was unchallenged until the 1960s when the much- heralded-but unmarketed-miracle DMSO proved its ability to carry substances with it through the skin and into the body’s tissue and blood stream.

     “It has now been accepted that all chemicals penetrate the skin to some extent, and many do so in significant amounts.  What degree of absorption is there when a chemical is left on the face (as a make-up base might be for 12 hours)?  What is the effect of exposure to ingredients that may be used over a number of years?

     If you take a drug that may cause side-effects, the risk may be worth it because you may need the drug to regain or maintain your health.  But although they may be rewarding psychologically, are cosmetics worth any risk?

     “In September 1980, the National toxicology Program (NTP) contracted with the National Research Council(NRC) and the National Academy of Sciences for study….the NRC considered 65,725 substances of possible concern, among them 8,627 food additives and 3,410 cosmetic ingredients….through a random sample program, 100 of these substances were selected by screening for the presence of at least some toxicity information.  An in-depth examination of the substances, data considered to be essential for conducting a health assessment are lacking….’This report shows that, of tens of thousands of commercially important chemicals, only a few have been subjected to extensive toxicity testing and most have scarcely been tested at all.’”

National Research Council –Toxicity Testing, Strategies to Determine Needs And Priorities—Ron Wyden

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