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Episode-1767- Expert Council Q&A for 4-15-16 — 11 Comments

  1. Follow-up with Ms. Straus: Would the same comfrey/tea tree regimen be helpful with seboric dermatitis on the face/chest?

    • Best guess? Yes. That said, big disclaimer, I’m not a doctor or dermatologist, just a gal with crazy sensitive, easily irritated skin who has seen these two things work wonders for me – so do use your own good judgement, blah blah blah.

      Seborrheic dermatitis has a lot in common with dandruff, and in fact many cases of dandruff might be basically seborrheic dermatitis on the scalp. For face and chest, it’s actually easier because you don’t have all that hair to avoid as one does with dandruff.

      Here’s what I do when my eczema flares – and what I suspect would help for seborrheic dermatitis:
      1. Before bed I oil wash with a combo of olive oil and castor oil with the tea tree mixed in at that 3-ish% dilution. Rub the oil into the skin well – the oil is actually what’s going to clean the skin, believe it or not.
      2. Then get a washcloth damp with hot water, and place that against the area you’ve oil cleaned. Let the steam from the washcloth loosen all the oil, and kinda gently scrape everything off with the washcloth.
      3. After drying my skin, I apply the comfry gel and go to sleep. It usually takes about 4 days to see a major improvement for me. I’d expect similar for other skin conditions, but again, this is just my best guess.

      I have also read that topical applications of licorice root can be beneficial for similar skin conditions, but don’t have personal experience with it.

      Good luck!

  2. Is it appropriate to be using the word “fasting” to describe the act of skipping breakfast? Or am I still not understanding what mister paleo (sorry, I forgot his name) is talking about? I mean really.. seems like half the people I talk to about eating habits (including myself for the entirety of my adult life(now 41)) tend to skip breakfast and/or lunch just out of habit just because they aren’t hungry. Is this really not normal despite my experiences amongst people of many different “classes” and “types” or am I still totally misunderstanding how the word “fasting” is being used here? I am use to thinking it is just cause I am a weirdo, but like I said, I am always running into people from all walks of life who do the same thing. Please help me understand what “normal” is.

    • Fasting is a period of time without eating, so yea sure skipping a meal is fasting but it has to be done for a long enough delta to do anything, generally intermittent fasting is 12-16 hours.

  3. Gary in regards to intermittent fasting if I have a cup of organic coffee in the morning does that break my fast?

    Nothing in it of course.

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