Milia

Overview

Small, raised, pearly-white or yellow bumps, milia are most often seen on the skin around the eyes, eyelids, nose and cheeks but they can occur anywhere on the body. A type of tiny cyst filled with a protein called keratin, milia are usually found together and measure about one or two millimetres across generally.

While they’re common in new born babies, milia can affect people of any age and may clear by themselves without treatment. In some people, however, they take longer to clear and in persistent cases, natural treatment may be an option.

Milia do not usually cause any symptoms but, in some people, they can become itchy.

It’s not clear what causes all the different types of milia, but there are a few different types nonetheless. Here they are:

  • Neonatal milia – Seen in young babies soon after they are born, this type of milia is very common and is usually found around the nose area, but may also occur on the scalp, cheeks, upper body and inside the mouth. They are thought to arise from sweat glands that aren’t fully developed or mature, and around half of all babies develop neonatal milia. In fact, because they are so common, they are actually considered as normal in newborn babies.
  • Primary milia – This is the type of milia that occurs in both children and adults
  • Secondary milia – These are milia that develop in an area of the skin, anywhere on the body, that has previously been damaged or injured. This could perhaps be after a burn or a blistering rash. The milia develop as the skin heals and it is thought that damage to the sweat glands may be an underlying cause.
  • Milia en plaque – Milia of this type are rare, developing on an inflamed, raised patch of skin known as plaque. The cause is not fully understood and it usually occurs behind the ears, on an eyelid or on the cheeks of jaw.
  • Multiple eruptive milia – Crops or patches or milia that develop over time, these usually appear on the face, upper arms and upper trunk and they’re also rare.

It’s not clear what causes all the different types of milia, but some believe it is due to overexposure to the sun.

As with all diseases this did not happen overnight. The very first thing you must do is see a licensed health professional. Find a list of practitioners in your local area here.

Here are some things you can discuss with your practitioner:

Try to avoid prolonged exposure to the sun. If you must go out during the warmer times of the day, cover up well with appropriate headwear and sunglasses, staying in the shade where possible. Resist the temptation to scratch milia away and avoid heavy face creams and products.

Health protocols

Detoxification Therapy:

  • Eliminate Candida: Click here to find out how
  • Do the Hydrogen Peroxide Protocol to strengthen the immune system:
  • Drink 3oz of Colloidal Silver, three or four times a day for 60 days www.colloidsforlife.com Silver has long been recognized as a powerful natural antibiotic. Colloidal silver is silver that has been removed electronically from its source and then suspended in water. It is used to treat a myriad of diseases.
  • Go on a fast to clear your system of toxic waste www.wecarespa.com
  • Try an Enerhealth Botanicals cleanse. Click here to discover more

Hydrotherapy:

  • We recommend regular colonics to remove toxicity from the body.  Read more about colonics by clicking here.  Find a practitioner here.
  • Most of the water that we drink is very acidic and in order to heal our bodies need a more alkaline state.  During the program drink alkalized water, which you can buy from Real Water.

While there are no specific foods to include in your diet to target milia specifically, there are a few things to consider for healthy skin in general.

Most experts say eating a balanced diet is the best way to get your share of good food for healthy skin.  Blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and plums are great due to their high antioxidant content. Also, ensure you’re drinking plenty of water, cut out junk food, processed food and too much sugar.

It is important to not add further toxicity to your system so try to adhere to the following:

  • Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
  • Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
  • Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
  • Avoid all fast food restaurants.
  • Avoid all canned food.
  • Eliminate conventional dairy products.  The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows. If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
  • Avoid conventional beef. The best beef is organic grass fed beef.

www.grasslandbeef.com The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.

Supplements:

Niacin or vitamin B3 is an important nutrient lacking in many diets. It’s believed to help maintain healthy skin and treat milia.

Biotin and B-complex vitamin is also known as vitamin H. Most people take in enough biotin through diet alone, but if you suspect that you may need more, you can also take it in supplement form. Speak to your health practitioner before embarking on any new treatment.

  •  Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day for periods of 4 weeks at a time.
  • Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met.  The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product.  You can find more details here.
  • Take an Omega 3 supplement:

Krill oil – www.

Fish oil

Cod liver oil – www.drrons.com

Vegetarian –

Prescription and non-prescription medication:

What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications, but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.

We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually disease. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:

  • Go to a Dr. Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
  • Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:

Stephen Lewis, founder of the Aim Program. Find out more by clicking here.

. Find out more by clicking here.

 

  • Consider using Mary Millers Iching System Products – ichingsystemsinstruments.com
  • Reiki healing is very powerful in releasing stress and emotional baggage.  Find a practitioner here.
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has had remarkable results in dissolving stress.  Find a local practitioner here or go to www.thetappingsolution.com or www.tftrx.com
  • Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind.  Find a practitioner here.

Ayurvedic Medicine

As always the fastest most effective way to receive tailored advice to your own situation, you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Ayurvedic practitioners here.

Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:

The Wellnesswarior.com suggests avoiding hot and spicy foods, stating that the philosophy of Ayurveda is to understand which foods are good for digestion and are absorbed into the body quickly. The quicker the absorption, the less likely you will collect excess heat in your body. Focus on drinking lots of water and focus on eating vegetables and fruit.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

To receive bespoke advice based upon your own situation you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners here.

Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:

Traditional Chinese medicine states acupuncture is a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as qi or chi (CHEE) — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. Needles are inserted into specific points along these meridians and acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance.

In contrast, many Western practitioners view the acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. This stimulation appears to boost the activity of your body’s natural painkillers and increase blood flow. Speak to your local acupuncturist for a tailored treatment option for milia.

Aromatherapy

Amy at the beauty blog makeupandbeauty.ie says she’s had a lot of joy with this home remedy, which combines essential oils. She says to try to disperse the Milia through massage with essential oils. Use:

  • Five drops Bergamot Essential Oil
  • Five drops Thyme Essential Oil
  • One Tablespoon Vegetable Oil

Use 4 drops of essential oil per 25ml of carrier oil.

To ensure positive results, always check that the essential oil is a 100% pure plant distillation and that it comes from a reputable source.

Homeopathic Medicine

Owing to the principles behind homeopathy it is essential you see a licensed practitioner to receive your own personalised prescription.  Find your closest Homeopath here.

Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:

Thuja is a very well proven remedy for milia, to be used under the supervision of a homeopathic practitioner. Thuja Occidentalis is used extensively in homeopathy for the skin and genito-urinary organs, producing conditions that correspond with Hahnemann’s sycotic dyscrasia, whose chief manifestation is the formation of wart-like excrescences upon mucous and cutaneous surfaces – fig-warts and condylomata.

Herbs

Try calendula, a garden plant in the daisy family, which has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. It is also a vulnerary agent that helps to heal wounds and soothe damaged skin.

Lavender also helps to soothe skin; if you’ve accidentally caught or scratched your milia try this beneficial essential oil.

Other

Exercise:

Yoga – The physical postures and breathing exercises comprising the practice of yoga have long been proven by scientific research to promote feelings of relaxation while simultaneously strengthening the body. Research conducted since the 1970s has shown that regular yoga practice not only relieves stress, and stressful emotions such as anxiety and depression, but also improves blood pressure rates and overall cardiovascular health. Yoga is also effective for reducing pain, improving gastrointestinal and respiratory function, and for improving cognitive function and enhancing sight and hearing.

Note: If you are just beginning to explore yoga, it is recommended that you initially do so under the guidance of a trained yoga instructor who can guide you to become aware of the subtleties involved in each yoga posture as well as the corresponding method of breathing.

Qigong – Is a wonderful form of exercise, breath work and meditation to relieve stress and tension in the body.  See article section for more information about the art of qigong.

Traditional Chinese Medicine  – Ancient Healing www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/traditional_chinese_ancient_healing.php

The best way to cleansing and purification of the body www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/54_the_best_way_to_cleansing_and_purification_of_the_body_110512.php

Mother Nature’s Natural Germ Fighters naturalhealthdossier.com/2012/03/mother-natures-natural-germ-fighters

Immune health NC_Newsletter_07-11.pdf

Squeaky Clean (Colonic Irrigation) www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/squeaky_clean.php

Colloidal Silver NC_Newsletter_09-08.pdf

Heal Your Body and Raise Your Consciousness – Qigong NC_Newsletter_12-08.pdf

Health Care that Won’t Cost You a Single Penny – EFT NC_Newsletter_12-06.pdf

Become Master of Your Mind – taking charge of your reaction to stress NC_Newsletter_12-10.pdf

Jump for Joy – Rebounding is a great stress busting workout NC_Newsletter_12-10.pdf

Hypnotherapy for stress management – why it is so effective www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/hypnotherapy_for_stress.php

Video

Clear your clogged pores naturally www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG3aaM-1zsI

EFT for treating disease www.garythink.com/eft/physicial.html

Further Information (links and books)

Ayurveda for skin www.mindbodygreen.com/0-1302/7-Ayurvedic-Skin-Care-Tips-for-Healthy-Glowing-Skin.html

Top 5 herbs for skin www.mindbodygreen.com/0-4151/Top-5-Herbs-For-Glowing-Gorgeous-Skin.html

Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics by John McKenna

The Healing Power of Nature Foods: 50 Revitalizing Superfoods & Lifestyle Choices To Promote Vibrant Health by Susan Smith Jones

Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food … A-To-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies) by Phyllis Balch

Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art by Kathi Keville and Mindi Green

Detox and revitalize by Susana L. Belen

Colloidal Silver: The Natural Antibiotic Alternative by Zane Baranowski

The Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Segal

The Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide to the Curative Power of Nature’s Medicines by Michael Castleman and Prevention Magazine

Links:

Whole food supplement, Pure Synergy

www.thesynergycompany.com (800) 723-0277

E3 Live, Green Superfoods

www.awakenedshoppe.com

Omega-3s, Cod Liver oil

www.drrons.com (877) 472-8701

St. John’s Wort

www.sourcenaturals.com

Sunlight Therapy, Solar Healing

www.solarhealing.com

EMF Chaos Elimination, Q-Link

www.toolsforwellness.com (800) 456-9887

Living Freedom, Emotional Release Work

www.totalintegrationinstitute.com (520) 615-9811

Callahan Technique, Thought Field Therapy

www.tftrx.com (760) 564-1008

Dianetics, Dianetics Technology

www.dianetics.com (800) 367-8788

Neuro Emotional Technique

www.netmindbody.com (800) 888-4638

Bowen, Find Practitioner

www.bowendirectory.com

Rebounder, Evolution Health

www.evolutionhealth.com (888) 896-7790

Andrea Butje | Aromahead andrea@aromahead.com – aromatherapy

Carrie Vitt deliciouslyorganic@yahoo.com – organic food recipes.

David Spector-NSR/USA david024@nsrusa.org – meditation, stress

Judith Hoad judithhoad@gmail.com – herbalist.

Kath May kathrynmay@talktalk.net – reiki, tai chi.

Lillian Bridges lillian@lotusinstitute.com – Chinese medicine, living naturally.

Monika monika@healingmuse.com – aromatherapy.

Rakesh  GAC@AyurvedicLifeStyles.com – Ayurvedic Practitioner.

Joanne Callaghan – joanne@tftrx.comwww.RogerCallahan.com Thought Field Therapy (TF) releasing unresolved emotions, stress and illness.

Trusted products

KT Daily Supplements

Aromatherapy oils

Rebound Air – mini trampoline

Clean well – Natural Cleaning Products

EMF necklace – blocker and stress reducing pendant

Neutralize electromagnetic chaos

Dr Callaghan Techniques

Supplements

Water filter

Candida plan

Herbal and homeopathic remedies