Skin in Health and Disease

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Skin Rescue Starter Pack

The good news for many suffers of chronic skin disorders is that complete diet revision will often improve and sometimes resolve skin disorders.

The three management strategies are
  1. Food Holiday with Alpha ENF

  2. Complete, Comprehensive Diet Revision

  3. Supportive skin hygiene, protection and optional medications

The Solution - Diet Revision and Alpha ENF

In severe skin disease remission of the disease may be achieved by taking a food holiday on Alpha ENF. For example, Villaveces and Heiner reported remission of symptoms in six patients with severe atopic dermatitis by replacing food with an elemental nutrient formula for at least a week and then reintroducing foods to determine reactivity.
Ratner et al reported similar success in 16 children and 14 adults with moderate to severe eczema. Sixty percent achieved significant remission after 3-12 days on an elemental nutrient formula. They noted that half the food challenge reactions were immediate and the other half delayed.

The Skin Rescue Starter Pack includes

One Alpha Nutrition Program
The book Skin in Health and Disease
One 500 gram of Alpha ENF

The 500 gram jar of Alpha ENF represents 10 servings ( about one meal of nutrient value per serving). Alpha ENF is included so that you can try it and decide if you want to use the formula on a daily basis. If yes, you order a larger quantity.

We recommend complete diet revision to people with

  1. Moderate to severe eczema
  2. Persistent or recurrent hives of more than 4 weeks duration
  3. All skin disorders associated with digestive disorders.
  4. All skin disorders associate with inflammatory arthritis
  5. All skin disorders associated chronic ill-defined illnesses.
  6. Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  7. Moderate to Severe Psoriasis

In moderate to severe eczema and chronic hives (urticaria) multiple food factors are involved and there is no reliable test to identify them. Diet revision is both diagnostic and therapeutic. To solve a severe skin problem, consider doing diet revision using the Alpha Nutrition Program with the option of supportive medication for the first few weeks of recovery. The proper evaluation of the role of food as the antigen source may require a food holiday on an elemental nutrient formula. If the skin triggers were in the food supply, the skin inflammation should diminish. Slow food reintroduction is then required to screen returning foods for skin activity.

The Decision to do Diet Revision In Children

The decision to modify the child's diet is made when eczema is moderate to severe, especially when there are other problems suggesting food allergy. With more severe, prolonged or complicated eczema, skin tests are never adequate to determine a new diet for the child and complete diet revision must be carried out. Follow the Alpha Nutrition Program. Often, a retreat to phase 1 foods is adequate to improve the skin condition, although 2 to 3 weeks is required for healing to occur.


Skin in Health and Disease is a book about skin health, skin care that offers solutions to specific skin disorders through diet revision an improved nutrition. The good news for many suffers some chronic skin disorders is that complete diet revision will often improve and sometimes resolve skin symptoms. This book focuses on the most common skin disorders that can be controlled by changes in skin care, diet and the environment. Eczema, for example, is sometimes an expression of food allergy, or allergy to contact materials. Dermatologist may deny the food allergy causes, so that their patients often have to make independent decisions. In all aspects of medicine, we advocate responsible self-management and offer this book as primer and reference for self-managers with skin problems.


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The book, Skin in Heath and Disease is intended to be used with the Alpha Nutrition Program. This text provides background knowledge, helpful in understanding skin disorders and the relevance of diet revision. Often a food holiday on Alpha ENF is the best way to begin recovery and the Alpha Nutrition program is an ideal way to design a safer, healthier long-term diet. If diet revision is appropriate to solve your Skin Disorders, you can order the the Starter Pack Option.

Starter Packs bundle the Alpha Nutrition Program, with other books and formulas to help you get started solving your health problems. The starter packs are sold at discounts to make it easier and affordable for you to learn more and try our nutrient formulas. If you are not ready for the starter pack, Order Books Separately.

All Alpha Nutrition Books, Formulas and Starter Packs are ordered at Alpha Online. Physical shipments by the Post Office to all destinations in Canada and the USA.  eBooks are downloaded and can be delivered to any destination on the planet. Click the Download button to order and download PDF files from Alpha Online.

Alpha Online is a hub for twenty five Medical Information Centers. Each center acts as its own web site with a home page and a list of links to relevant topics. Take advantage of 800 pages of text which describe common medical problems and introduce you to innovative solutions such as Alpha ENF and the Alpha Nutrition Program.

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