Eczema and Psoriasis is a terrific attempt of the body to rid itself of toxic matter via emergency vicarious elimination through the skin

I am having a wonderful time re-reading the teachings of Dr. Henry Bieler MD, way back in his 1965 book Food is Your Best Medicine. He explains the theory of illness as the result of toxemia inside the body of the patient. In the case of skin problems like eczema and psoriasis, the liver is congested and nutrient depleted, the liver bile becomes poisonous and causes leaky gut dumping waste matter – toxins in the blood, the body strives to clean the blood by dumping the toxins through the skin as a substitute for the liver aka a vicarious elimination.

I think it does better justice if I quote Henry Bieler straight from his book beginning with page 41 paragraph 2:

Over and over I explain to patients, “Your pain, misery and illness result from your own dietary mistakes and drugs. You are suffering because you are filled with toxic wastes caused by your diet of poorly selected food filled with artificial flavorings, preservatives, synthetics, over-processed ingredients — too much stimulating food, too few natural vitamins from vegetables and fruits. Even if you selected wholesome, natural foods, they were probably improperly prepared, boiled to death or overheated in oil, then covered with harmful condiments. The normal chemistry of your digestion is upset not only by these toxic wastes but also by harmful drugs, unhealthy living habits that include lack of exercise. So, highly poisonous materials – toxins – which have stagnated in your blood, impair the filters and eliminative organs, chief of which are the kidneys, liver, bowels and skin.”

These toxins are the villains – the real cause of disease; they must be eliminated if the body is to be restored to health.

Illness, then as we know it, is nothing more or less than a “terrific attempt on the part of the body to rid itself of morbific [toxic] matter”.

This is the first cornerstone on which I built my house of health.

The body’s “terrific attempt” to burn up these waste products results in fever. And it is the changes (usually destructive) in the organs being used as avenues of emergency vicarious elimination which constitute the pathology, or conditions and processes of a disease.

Continued on the next article tomorrow.


  1. Caroline says:

    Our son has suffered from severe allergies and Eczema since he was a baby. It was miserable…constant itching, bleeding,unable to sleep. Awful. After trying all kinds of treatments from his allergist, with nothing helping him, we knew we needed to change things in our home to more natural. We started him on a children’s chewable probiotic from Vidazorb and he is now a totally different child. He still gets flare-ups here and there…but he is not covered with Eczema…and he can eat all kinds of foods! This has been such a blessing to our whole family…he is finally a happy and healthy little boy who looks and feels great 🙂

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