|Posted on June 11, 2013 at 5:00 PM|
A scurf rim is identified when a dark line instead of a sodium is found circling the rim of the iris. The rim relates to the skin, which is the largest organ of elimination. The existence of a scurf rim shows that the skin, for one reason or another is not eliminating toxins and cleansing properly.
Those who have scurf rims usually get tired easily, get drowsy even although they have gotten enough sleep and are easily affected by skin related diseases.
When we suppress skin eruptions such as boils, psoriasis, skin infection, Shingles or chicken pox by consuming antibiotics we are slowly playing havoc on our skin. When we partake of hot bathes, steam bathes or wear heavy dense clothing we are weakening skin action. All of these things tend to intensify the scurf rim. A huge contributor to darkened scurf rims in the iris are do to metabolic imbalance and lack of proper circulation and silica.
Treatment for people having scurf rim according to iridologists should be done through cleansing the liver from the toxic and chemical substances, purifying the blood so as to reduce the likely effect of skin diseases and giving the body what it needs in order for the skin to do it's job properly.
Some of the best homoeopathic medications to help the skin breath are Chelidonium, because it also helps to detox the liver. Goldenrod has has been used for skin conditions as well as for enlargement of the liver and stones in the kidney or urinary tract. Burdock root is one of the best herbs known to help “purify” the blood and help the skin to sweat.
If the purpose is to simply clear the skin you can use Kali sulph. In fact, whenever there is a scurf rim, Kali sulph should be prescribed together with Silica.
Overall however, one of the biggest reasons for scurf rims can be traced back to the thyroid. The mechanism for this detoxification in our bodies occurs via the thyroid gland. The blood carries toxins around the body and all of the blood in the body goes through the thyroid glands every 17 minutes. If the thyroid is iodine deficient then your skin can not sweat and you begin to suffer from brittle nails, cold hands/feet, cold intolerance, constipation, difficulty swallowing, dry/flaky skin and dry mouth/eyes
Iodine deficiency is more common than most people realize. The levels of iodine are much lower in our food supply then they where 20 years ago. Health foodists are also getting away from salt and avoiding needed iodine . Iodine was removed from milk sources as dairy farmers converted to using chemicals instead of iodine to disinfect cow udders. It was also removed from bread and replaced by bromide because bromide gave a more pleasing consistency to bread; unfortunately, bromide acts to push already scarce iodine out of the body. Years ago our mothers also used to treat cuts and scraps with iodine and it was introduced into our body in that form, but now we are avoiding it completly and hypothyroid and goiters are increasing in epidemic proportions through the country.
Besides helping your thyroid and helping your skin to sweat, it helps resist disease and kill germs, bad bacteria, viruses and candida as blood passes through the thyroid. Iodine is linked to increased energy and endurance. Iodine calms the body and releases nervous tension helping you get a good nights sleep. Iodine reduces brain fog and increases focus and concentration. Iodine helps you produce enough stomach acid, stops hoarseness, dry skin/mouth/eyes, cold intolerance and constipation.
TESTING FOR IODINE DEFICENCY:
The iodine patch test is an easy and inexpensive way to test for this deficiency – a simple patch test that can be performed at home will let you know if you are deficient and about how deficient you are:
1. Place 1 drop of iodine on the skin; let the iodine dry. It will stain the skin.
2. If the yellow stain from the iodine disappears in less than 7 hours, then you are severely deficient.
3. If it is gone in 12 hours you have a moderate deficiency.
4. If you are not deficient, the patch will stay on your arm for 14-24 hours and then begin to fade.
5. The faster it fades, the more deficient you are.
HEALING THE THYROID AND CLEANING THE SCURF RIM:
Place 1-2 drops of iodine on the skin each day.
Keep an eye on how long the iodine patch takes to disappear each day – the amount of time it takes to disappear should increase each day.
1-2 drops may not be enough if you do not notice a significant improvement in the time it takes the iodine to fade then you may need to take more.
Just work up slowly to a maximum of 3-5 drops each day if necessary.
Do not increase by more than 1 drop per day.
If you notice low energy, brain fog or headaches, cut back on your daily amount.
Don't take iodine after 4 pm as it could raise your energy levels and keep you awake at night.