Health really is “Skin-Deep”

Did you realize that our body actually possesses 3 layers of skin? Yep it does, we all are familiar with the 1st layer, its what we see and feel and slather all sorts of lotions, soaps & potions on. Did you also realize that one’s Thyroid controls ALL the functions of all 3 of these layers of skin?

So the purpose of our outer skin aside from protecting and holding all our “inner stuff” together. LOL it actually breathes just like the movie Waiting to exhale, our outer skin does the exact same thing it releases gases, it sweats out and usually the sweat contains salt many realize this when sweat from the “brow” runs down into your eyes. Oh yeah and it also knows how to lubricate itself too, there are oil glands in the skin via the hair that resides there.

Now most of us are super familiar when this outer layer is letting stuff loose, we experience the dreaded body odor and hurry to try to mask and cover it up instead of celebrating that your elimination system is releasing what no longer serves you. Albeit, it should have been released via the colon, but follow me here….and when there is imbalance within the salty sweat over production of oil on the skin leads to many skin “issues” that most people go to the skin doc to fix… the eczema, psoriasis, acne, boils, sebacious cysts. All of these outer manifestations really are pointing to the fact that you have an over abundance of stuff that is proving harmful to the inner function of the body. Yet, most of these outer annoyances typically respond very well to changing your food choices and neutralizing inner body pH levels and getting your pooper system doing it’s job in a better more frequent fashion. Oh yeah, I also wanted to mention that normally when one is experiencing the topical visuals on the skin your Thyroid (remember the one who controls all 3 layers of skin) has been ramping up production we know that function as Hyperthyroidism, meaning it’s busy putting the pedal to the medal to speed up the work system towards achieving a better inner atmosphere. Doesn’t our kitchen always smell better when we take out the trash?

Ok, so that is skin layer 1 covered (no pun intended), now I wanna talk about the 2nd layer, this is the mucous membrane which produces or secretes a clear mucus, the purpose of this secretion is to keep things moist and helps too with eliminating that which has overstayed it’s welcome within. so this 2nd layer of skin is going to help to direct an exit plan from the body usually we notice this when our sinus’s are needing a good box of tissue, even the lungs will help and assist and ever heard the saying come on cough it up, when we are trying to get someone to give us ALL the information! Yet what do we do when the body is doing what it was designed to do? We suppress it, how do we do that, well, we don’t like the experience of having that mucous making it’s way out becuz it causes pressure, headache, makes us cough up “junk” and hey it really interferes with what we’d rather be feeling. So…. we take stuff to dry up the sinus area, and to suppress the cough. When instead we should be working with the wonderful body knowledge and encourage the mucous to get out, we can keep that mucous thinner to assist the process and instead of suppressing the cough, lean towards natural expectorants these are things that will make the cough more productive. When the superficial cells of this inner skin are being challenged we are usually experiencing the symptoms of the common COLD… Folks I’m gonna toss something at you here that lots will probably disagree with but we don’t CATCH a COLD, we EARN IT!!!! so if you understood what I just explained above realize the true definition of the cold is eliminating what has over stayed it’s welcome within.

So remember when you are dealing with sinusitis, bronchitis, gastritis, enteritis, appendicitis, tonsillitis, mastitis, cervicitis, pyelitis , notice that all those “labels” end with itis? my medical terminology course taught me that little ending is what describes “inflammation” so realize that all the mucous membranes are inflammed when you have those not so nice symptoms. this is the same layer of skin being affected which is that 2nd layer, yet it is being affected at the deeper level.

When there is really a decent traffic jam within we experience more discomfort at the deepest level the 3nd layer zone the serous membrane which lines our pleural, pericardial, peritoneal and cranial cavites and the joints. So when the toxic overload has really built up we can experience discomforts called arthritis, peritonitis, encephalitis, meningitis, again notice that itis ending on all those? Inflammation comes about by our body saying ok, ya know what, I can’t take another minute of looking at all this clutter and forces an exodus. so whats a person to do? well… glad you asked… in order to experience some relief ya gotta change the fuel going in, lighten the load on the liver and encourage all systems that are in charge of “dumping” or taking out the trash to stop sleeping on the job and do what they get paid to do….(of course their payment comes truthfully in the form of what you pay them in the way of foods, so remember when I said a cold is not caught it’s earned, well consider yourself the contributing factor when those elimination channels are picketing and going on strike because they don’t like their wages…give them what they NEED to do their job properly) Oh yeah these workers have names: I like to call them by their names, colon/bowel, skin, lungs, liver, and kidneys.

In my office many a client’s come in and at the very heart of their complaints from a physical perspective and emotional (thought I’d toss that in the mix because it too is important) we run across the Adrenal glands. God put those in for “emergency”, the fight/flight mode. I think many have heard and understand that adrenal fatigue is a real thing, but I don’t think people really understand the importance of getting those glands supported. so let me impress something… YOU CANNOT LIVE FOR FOUR SECONDS WITHOUT WHAT THEY SECRETE!!!! That is the truth…. Remember those Agatha Christie who done it movies… where someone was poisoned by the dreaded Cyanide, Cyanide halts all oxidation in the body. Those adrenal glands secrete what actually makes oxidation possible. Oxidation can be called the “fire of life”… this secretion is super important and our body realizes that so it will actually toss some in our reserve tanks within to call upon in a crisis. Where will it reserve well the brain is one area, the pituitary, our gonads (aka. sex gland arena) and for good measure it will scatter it thru out the kidneys myswell since they are neighbors.

Realize that your kidneys cannot do their job of filtering without oxidation, kind of like cooking your meat. Oxidation description is like burning something. we also store the adrenals secretion in the Great Nerve Ganglia which resides in our solar plexus close to our kidneys. So when we have overload and the body is having a hissy fit so to speak because we teen agers refused to clean our room and it’s a total mess, those adrenals can FORCE the kidneys to clean it up. What can we identify with this process? Oh, well we see our blood pressure go up, possibly heart attack from elevated blood pressure, hardening of arteries.

By the way yes this is probably gonna be a long winded FYI… Moving along , Many don’t understand that the adrenal gland is also responsible for helping to regulate the strength of our muscle tone. Which everything within us, organs etc. all are muscular by design right. So our bowel is a muscle, we have muscles that support our skeletal system. Some of you already realize that you struggle with muscle tone, which means you have more than likely had some stressed out adrenals for some time. So ok, that being said when our bowel muscles are in tip top shape what does that mean, well, it means we poop really well without stress/struggle and multiple times per day (and if you have diarrhea that does NOT qualify, but thats a different story to tackle later). Oh, man, I realize I do have to address the diarrhea, darn it… just so you know if you are battling indigestion which means incomplete processing of the foods you are chomping down on, rapid eliminations aka. diarrhea is usually gonna happen.

So it boils down to one thing toxemia (the medical field acknowledges this) however, even Hippocrates realized the importance when working with his patients that the best form of treatment was fasting, administering a cleansing diet and lifestyle changes.

So when you are ready to bid a fond farewell to any of the annoyances we talked about here, you know what you can do, you can invest $95. in yourself and schedule a consult & QFA Analysis with me, Yep you can… the $95 covers both the consult and the Analysis. We can use your own urine & saliva to seek a better understanding of what maybe running in overload, (what I offer is NOT medical diagnosis) I recommend foods, and lifestyle changes, herbal support and possibly recommend dietary supplements to balance a starving system. I also offer other tools like Far Infrared Sauna therapy sessions my package deals are super affordable, 5/30 min. sessions for $45 or save $10 and roll for the 10/30 min. sessions pkg. for $80. You choose. I look forward to hearing from whoever feels they need some assistance. go to and pre-pay for your services and I’ll give you a call (make sure you type in your contact information so I can call you) and we are ready to get to rockin and a rolling towards a brand new YOU!

Healthfully yours,
Jodi Barnett N.H.C.
QFA Clinician, Orthomolecular Nutrition coach,
Raw food coach, Student: Doctor of Naturopathy

Harvested Health LLC


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I am a Doctor of Naturopathy, BCHHP; passionate about helping others improve the quality of their health by empowering them with knowledge of how to incorporate a more natural/holistic approach towards better quality of health.

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