How to include a EPIDERMAL SYSTEM PRACTICE in your Pathology Prevention plans. 

   A holistic systems approach to health care requires that the Health Guardian has an understanding of each of the organ systems.The epidermal system or integumentary system is the body's largest organ. It protects us from the outside world, and is our first defense against bacteria, viruses and other pathogens. The epidermal system serves several functions; it protects against water loss, regulates gas exchange, secretes metabolic compounds, and absorbs water and mineral nutrients. This system consists of skin, hair, nails, sweat and tissues.

   The Health Guardian can be proactive in preventing infections and diseases of the epidermal system by doing some of the following; Properly washing hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer, caring for burns and cuts immediately, not smoking, treating your skin gently, eating a healthy diet, managing stress, and protecting skin from ultraviolet rays. When our epidermal system is out of balance, it can manifest on the skin through all sorts of reactions, from outbreaks and rashes to everything in between. With skin, as with all systems of the body in herbalism, we need to think holistically, by considering other areas of the body. Introducing skin-supporting herbal infusions into your daily wellness routines can both strengthen and protect our epidermal system. There are many herbs that have anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antimicrobial properties, which makes it great for wound healing, as well as overall skin healing.