Naturopathic Medicine: Simplicity is the Mother of Healing February 1, 2013 • 0 Comments Traumatic stress can be physically devastating, or at least it has been that way for me. That small, indignant part of me thinks, “For gods sake, I’ve lost my house, my children have suffered, I changed my life. Do I have to break out like a pre-pubescent teen and lose my hair as well?” The other day, I asked the doctor at Bloom Natural Health to weigh in on my condition, as well as on an incredibly frustrating spot on my nose that simply refuses to heal. As I outlined the laundry list of products I had tried, and the antibiotic protocol that was recommended, he shook his head and smiled. I suppose I should have known better than to admit to using all these chemicals to a naturopathic healing doctor. Wouldn’t you know that simplicity is the beneficent mother of healing: Breathing. Awareness. Vitamin C. Coconut oil. Bone broth. The recommendation was simple. Apparently, Vitamin C is being used to heal lesions with tremendous success. Instantly smitten with the idea, I decided to give it a try and the results have been miraculous. I mix up the powder with a few drops of water, make a paste and apply directly to any suspicious areas. I have also thinned it out and spread it all over my face as an experiment because I am one of those people who follows the “more is better” way of thinking. I am fairly certain that the darker spots have lightened, but I neglected to do a before and after photo, so you will have to trust me. I got a bit carried away during my move and left the goop on for an entire day. I did this a few times, because who cares what you look like when you are knee deep in boxes and covered in dust? I forgot to wash it off when the AAA guy came to the house to jumpstart my battery, which died while I was unloading the car at the new house. I didn’t realize why he looked at me funny until later when I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror. One caveat, it turns yellow, so put a towel over your pillowcase or you will have stains. I had to learn the hard way. The other suggestion was coconut oil, either alone or mixed with tea tree oil. I have been smearing just plain oil on my face at night around the Vitamin C patches and notice that my skin has changed considerably for the better. As for bone broth, apparently it is chock full of essential macro minerals, nutrients and the one ingredient that troubled skin longs for: collagen. I make it every few days and drink it twice a day. If you don’t have time for that, you can purchase it at health food stores. I’m afraid I don’t have an answer for the hair loss yet. Perhaps when I am less stressed and the blood flow returns to my scalp, my hair will have a good reason to grow there. At least that is what I hope. If you are suffering the ravages of stress or trauma, I hope these suggestions aid in restoring your familiar, beautiful face so you have one less worry. Let me know. I’d love to hear from you. -db Who is Dianna Bonny? Hi, my name is Dianna Bonny. It’s my mission to candidly share my journey with you. For me, it’s all about the healing: to create a radiant healing energy for others who have befallen a similar fate. Together, we can forge beautiful lives of belonging and connection. Thanks for joining me today! I look forward to hearing from you.