Written by Slawomir (“Swavak”) Gromadzki, MPH
WHAT IS CELLULITIS?
Cellulitis is a bacterial skin infection usually caused by Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus that get into the skin through a cut or wound, insect bites, surgical incisions, dermatitis, etc.
Cellulitis shouldn’t be confused with Cellulite – another skin condition caused by fatty deposits, which makes the skin to look like an orange peel.
Apart from bacterial infection another key factor leading to the development of chronic Cellulitis is always a poorly functioning immune system weakened by: Lack of vitamin D (sun), deficiency of zinc, magnesium, selenium, boron, vitamin B12, and antioxidants, diet high in refined sugar and foods containing sugar, use of antibiotics, refined unhealthy diet, regular consumption of milk and dairy products, insufficient number of good probiotic bacteria in the colon, use of stimulants such as alcohol, caffeine, or smoking, stress, etc.
Symptoms of Cellulitis are the result of bacterial infection and inflammation and normally include pain, tenderness, redness of the skin, swelling caused by fluid accumulation, fever, chills, warm skin, etc.
Sometimes Cellulitis can also affect deeper layers of the skin and even spread to lymph nodes.
Normally cellulitis is treated with antibiotics. Unfortunately, bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus, often become resistant to antibiotics. As a result Cellulitis may develop into a painful chronic form, which is very difficult to treat without radical lifestyle improvements, healthy diet and use of supplements and natural remedies.
Bacterial infections should be treated with either effective synthetic antibiotics and immediately followed by good probiotic formula (such as ImmuProbio or UltraProbio) for at least 3 months or natural antibiotics (high dosages of raw garlic or standardised garlic supplements such as garlic Max, golden seal tinctures, propolis, etc.).
Chronic (or recurrent) bacterial infections require more effort and natural antibiotics must be associated with positive lifestyle changes and using best remedies able to weaken bacteria and strengthen the immune system.
Apart from antibiotics, the key element of treating conditions caused by bacterial infections is improving overall immunity by implementing the following principles and using listed below supplements. The more of the remedies you manage to use the better should be the results.
LIFESTYLE AND NUTRITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS
– Most important aspect of the treatment is lifestyle and diet according to the HEALTH RECOVERY PLAN as in this way you will deal with the causes of the problem.
– Until complete recovery avoid everything which weakens immune system: Milk and all dairy products, cheese, pizza, chocolate, traditional ice creams, refined sugar and foods containing sugar, breakfast cereals, high fructose/glucose syrup, antibiotics, stimulants, pessimism, refined foods, white flour products, white rice, etc.
– The only oil to use is raw coconut oil as it can kill bacteria.
– Eat more raw vegetables, cabbage family vegetables, carrots, onion, garlic, etc.
– In case of treatment-ressistant cases go on Hallelujah diet for 3-6 months or even longer.
– Stress control and positive thinking is crucial for strong immunity.
– Every day include in your diet the 5 CRITICAL and MOST POWERFUL SUPER FOODS:
1. Fresh raw sprouts;
2. Freshwater algae (chlorella, spirulina);
3. Super grasses (barley grass, alfalfa, wheat grass);
4. Fresh cold pressed vegetable juices;
5. Fresh raw organic ground turmeric.
– Use only soaps, shampoos, cosmetics, deodorant or detergents with harmless natural ingredients. Google “tea tree oil soap”, “natural charcoal soap” or “clay soap”, etc. and you will find some good options.
– You will find relief from itching and pain by taking warm 30 – 60 min baths with goldenseal root, calendula or clay with a few drops of tea tree oil or neem oil.
– Neem oil can be also directly applied to the skin while a few drops of tea tree essential oil must be first mixed with a tablespoon of neem oil or raw organic coconut oil and then applied directly to the skin.
– One of the best essential oils for external use is grapefruit essential oil because like pineapple it is also high in antiinflammatory bromelain. Grapefruit essential oil can be even more effective when mixed with raw organic coconut oil which nourishes, hydrates, and protects the skin. In order to make the cream mix about 30 drops of grapefruit essential oil with 1 cup of raw organic coconut oil in a glass container (don’t use plastic containers). Rub into the effected skin areas in the morning and before bed.
– Mumio is an excellent remedy for cellulitis as it will nourish and tighten the skin. It will work even better if you combine it with few other ingredients. To make a cream or ointment mix about one teaspoon or 10 tablets of Mumio (freeze Mumio first and grind it in a coffee grinder to make powder) with 10 drops of any citrus essential oil (grapefruit, orange, lemon, etc.), 5 drops (not more) of tea tree essential oil and about 100ml of vegetable glycerine or vaseline or any baby cream (free from harmful additives) in a glass jar (don’t use plastic containers). Keep closed in the fridge. Rub into cellulite in the morning and before bed.
– Amazing healing properties of Clay have been known for centuries in many cultures around the world. Cleopatra used Dead Sea clay twice a week in order to maintain her skin smooth and unblemished. Back in Poland I used and recommended this wonderful remedy externally and internally for many different conditions often with great success. There are different types of clay such as Kaolin Clay (White), Green Clay, Bentonite (Grey/Cream colour), or Rhassoul Clay (Moroccan Red Clay). All of them can be effectively used to detoxify, regenerate and nourish the skin, to eliminate inflammation, or brighten dark areas. Clay mask is also one of the most effective ways to get rid of dark spots and to effectively treat almost any skin problems.
Clay baths should be much more effective than chamomile flowers or anything else. Adding green clay to your baths is one of the most effective methods to reduce itching. Clay is so amazing because apart from having anti-inflammatory properties it is able to absorb all the substances which cause itching. In addition it also provides a soothing effect and can even nourish and regenerate damaged skin. You do not need too much clay in the bath. About 1/2 cup of a green or bentonite clay in a warm bath should be enough.
– Externally you may also try to use raw organic coconut oil, castor oil and vitamin E oil. Avoid cosmetics with harmful chcemicals. About external use of coconut oil someone wrote: “Coconut oil has worked wonders for me after I clubbed it with proper diet free from refined flour, fried items, alcohol, citrus fruits. Earlier I have used 777 oil (extract of the herb wrighitia tinctoria mixed with 50% coconut oil). Then it had no effect. With diet control, avoiding above items, there is total healing with only some scars on the legs. Otherwise it was like battlefield all over the body. It is now nearly three months and I am totally free, but I still continue to apply the same with higher coconut oil content so that the skin is smooth”.
SUPPLEMENTS AND HERBAL REMEDIES
– Vitamin D3 is probably the most important supplement as it may have a tremendous influence on strengthening the immune system which is the most important element of treating chronic disease – 20,000 to 30,000 IU for 4 weeks or till recovery. After that 10,000 IU a day (must be with magnesium as it leads to its deficiency). Try to increase the blood level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D to at least 50 or more ng/ml.
– Magnesium citrate or another well absorbed magnesium: Two times 400mg of Magnesium citrate a day (30-60 min before breakfast and before bed). The more vitamin D3 is used the more magnesium must be taken as D3 leads to magnesium deficiency!
– Zinc: 15-30mg after meals. Zinc is very important! If you decide to take Healthy Mega at the same time you don’t need additional zinc supplementation
– Good probiotic formula (ImmuProbio or ColiProbio by HealthAid would be the most recommended in this case) for 2 months or longer. It is extremely important as lack of beneficial bacteria in intestines is one of the key cause of weak immune system!
– Raw garlic (or at least raw onion) 3 x a day or Garlic Max capsules (as it must contain standardised allicin): 3 x a day 1 caps. with meals until recovery.
– Siberian mixture of fermented garlic and lemon juice: I was given this recipe from my Polish colleague who spent some time in Siberia. It also lowers bad cholesterol and triglycerides, regulates blood sugar level and blood pressure, boosts immune system, and kills bacteria, viruses, fungus, candida, or cancer cells. In order to make this mixture you need two ingredients: fresh juice from 24 lemons and 400 grams of squeezed fresh raw garlic. Place both ingredients in a glass jar and mix them together. Cover the opening of the jar with a clean cloth and live it in a dark cool place for 14 days until the content ferments. After two weeks strain the fermented mixture pouring the liquid into smaller glass jars. Close them with lids and keep the jars in the fridge. Always shake before use and for insomnia take one teaspoon with a half glass of worm water about one hour before going to sleep. After one month of using the mixture take a 7 days break and after that you can start using it again. After using it for 3 months you will need a whole month break. In this way it shouldn’t lose its effectiveness.
– Vitamin C (must be L-ascorbic acid, not Ascorbic acid): 2-3 x 1000mg with meals.
– Golden seal tincture or Bee Propolis: Three times a day between meals with water.
– Methylcobalamin (form of vitamin B12) is another very important remedy which helped many people to get rid of chronic fatigue and problems associated with weak immune system as deficiency of this vitamin is regarded as “rampant” today. > Methylcobalamin (must be sublingual) 2,000 to 3,000 mcg a day under the tongue (only with breakfast) for one month. After 3 months reduce to 1,000 to 2,000 mcg a day (with breakfast). Read very important and interesting article on VITAMIN B12 >
– Good quality Multivitamin-mineral formula or Vitamin B-complex: 1 tablet after breakfast. Please do not buy cheap formulas as their potency is very low and they contain only short list of inorganic ingredients. It must be a good quality formula such as Healthy Mega (HealthAid), VM75 (Solgar) or Special Two (NOW Foods) which are an excellent multi-vitamin and mineral formulas fortified with alfalfa powder, rutin, citrus bioflavonoids, bromelain, herbs, digestive enzymes and many other super nutrients. If your diet is very healthy and you stay away from refined foods, sugar and stimulants then take only 1/2 tablet after breakfast.
– Since Vitamin B complex (B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, Folate) play very important role in dealing with ADHD I recommand getting B complex with a good quality multivitamin-mineral formula which is high in B vitamins. One of my favourite ones is Healthy Mega (HealthAid) as it is not only high in B vitamins and at the same time it contains zinc, selenium, herbs, digestive enzymes, micronutrients, and few super grasses. Compared with other popular formulas Healthy mega may contain even up to 60 times more vitamins per tablet!
Adults may take 1 tablet of Healthy Mega after breakfast, children 1/2 tablet (or less) crushed and mixed with juice after breakfast.
– Hot and cold alternative showers 2 x a day. EXTREMELY IMPORTANT! See HYDROTHERAPY >
– One of the most powerful remedies against upper respiratory diseases is Hot Foot Bath >. Before bed keep your feet in hot water plus very cold compress on forehead and neck and a lot of water to drink as you should sweat a lot. Watch this VIDEO >
Please read this extremely important part (LINK) very carefully as it reveals the secret of finding true source of strength necessary to overcome bad habits and will help you to gain a powerful motivation to not only practice but also enjoy the new and very healthy way of life.
– Address the excess stress that weakens your immune system and wore out adrenals. Learn to control stress by exercise, plant based unrefined mostly raw diet, good quality supplements, morning and evening meditation (prayer) and reading the Bible (starting from the Gospel of John). Read about MOTIVATION > to learn more about it. From my own experience I know that it is the most effective way to cope with stress including existential fears which are the part of our nature.
– In order to speed up the recovery it is crucial to implement principles included in HEALTH RECOVERY PLAN >
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