Sulfur has been used since antiquity for the treatment of skin diseases. Sulfur-laden hot springs are widely touted for their healing properties. Sulfur is one of the most commonly prescribed topical acne therapies in Naturopathic medicine. Sulfur itself has antibacterial and antifungal properties. In addition to Naturopatic medicine, sulfur is commonly used in organic farming operations … Continue reading “Sulfur”

Colloidal Silver has been used in Naturopathic and Alternative Medicine for many years. Some people consume Colloidal Silver suspensions orally, although it is more commonly applied topically when used as an acne treatment. Colloidal Silver is often used in the preparations of Naturopathic anti-acne face masks that also contain other active ingredients, such as clays, … Continue reading “Colloidal Silver”

Egg whites contain large quantities of proteins, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Egg whites are low in carbohydrates and very rich in protein, which make them very popular nutritional choice for people who are trying to lose weight and/or build muscle mass. Fresh egg whites are also commonly used for topical treatments in Naturopathic medicine. Egg Whites … Continue reading “Egg Whites”

Honey has a medicinal tradition that goes back to ancient times. Honey has become even more popular in recent times with some research indicating that Honey can accelerate wound healing when applied topically. Several products containing medical grade Honey are now available and are widely used in parts of Europe and Asia. Honey is widely used in Nautropathic … Continue reading “Honey”

Topical Naturopathic Remedies for acne extend beyond essential oils and plant extracts to include a wide variety of alternative treatments. Sulfur, yogurt, silver, calamine, honey and many other substances are all commonly used to create topical acne treatments. Some of these treatments have a long and successful history of use in the traditional medicine of many … Continue reading “Topical Naturopathic Remedies”

Herbal and Nutritional Supplements commonly used in the Naturopathic treatment of all types of acne. It is well known that deficiencies in essential vitamins and minerals can cause or worsen numerous health problems, including skin diseases like acne. A wide range of vitamins, minerals, animal products, herbal extracts and other plant-based products are purported to … Continue reading “Herbal and Nutritional Supplements”

Multi-vitamins are nutritional supplements that combine many vitamins, minerals and other nutrients into a single formulation. Regular intake of a balanced multi-vitamin at the recommended dosage is an excellent way to maintain healthy levels of essential nutrients in your body. Multi-vitamins are rarely used as a direct treatment for acne, but they are often incorporated … Continue reading “Multi-Vitamins”

Echinacea supplements are prepared from several species of Coneflower (Echinacea spp). The most common Echinacea supplements are extracts from the roots of the Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea). Echinacea is native to the Eastern North America, and this plant was an important part of the traditional medicines of many Native American groups who lived in the … Continue reading “Echinacea”

Mental and Physical well-being are essential elements of overall health. Psychological and physical stress can disrupt the delicate balance of the human body, weaken the immune system and contribute to the development of acne symptoms. There are many physical and mental activities that have been shown to benefit overall health. This section discusses some of … Continue reading “Physical and Spiritual”

Endurance Training are exercises designed to increase aerobic performance, as well as cardiovascular and muscular stamina. Common forms of Endurance Training include running, swimming, cycling and cross country skiing. Endurance Training is a common element of healthy lifestyle changes. Endurance Training is not generally used as a treatment for acne, but it may have a … Continue reading “Endurance Training”