Category Archives: Skin Health

Healthy skin, acne, psoriasis, natural skin care, rashes

Psoriasis and Foot fungus – connected?


I have been having a challenge with psoriasis – used a cortisone type cream for 3 months and it has not made a difference. Doctor also says I have foot fungus. Is there something I can pop or apply? Any suggestions appreciated.




Thanks for the question. Unfortunately neither of these conditions, psoriasis or foot fungus are as simple as popping a pill or applying a lotion, whether pharmaceutical OR natural.

Cortisone and other steroidal creams may calm the situation temporarily, but do nothing to heal it. In addition, over time they thin the skin and make it more susceptible to infection and inflammation. Best used only as last resort when one does not have time to heal…i.e. if you were 85-90 years old OR in an emergency situation, to stave off itching until you can get a natural program for healing.

I am going to refer you to a couple of past articles that cover some of the background on this subject. I used the “Search” box in top right corner of my Research Blog to find these. 

Dietary suggestions, such as those in my Paw Paw Program are essential.  I know that in your case, there are bowel/intestinal issues and  I think your diet is already quite good due to celiac condition. However, the appearance of these things indicate that the bowel is inflamed and needs healing – this will only happen from the inside out over a period of time. If you get on a good program, you should definitely see results within 3 months, and quite likely before then.

Read the following articles, then get back to me if you want to start on a program. If this were me, I would follow, in this order:

Step One:

Step Two: 

  • Intestinal Healing with UC3-J – 6-9 per day
  • Vitamin D3, 10,000 units- can decrease by 1000 mg. per week, ONCE YOU START SEEING IMPROVEMENT….
  • continue with chlorophyll, Probiotic & external treatments as in Step 1

Step Three: 

  • After minimum 2 months, evaluate – a Candida Clear cleanse may be necessary at this time.

Of course, it is a given, that you need to:

  • stop all sugar (good explanation about this in my book),
  • drink at least half you weight in ounces of good water,
  • decrease stressors,
  • get exercise and fresh air.
  • eliminate any household and personal toxins

This may seem intimidating, but for healing this, it is a commitment to your health.

Background to understand issues:

Q & A: and Success with Psoriasis

Candida Albicans / Yeast Infections

Natural Antibiotic: Silver Shield

Fungus Among Us – Athlete’s Foot and Nail Fungus

If after reading this and reviewing the program, contact us to get you started.


Herbal Gifting – ideas for health!

Some popular choices from over 300 quality Products from Nature’s Sunshine !

For other countries, go to Natures Sunshine Products world,  check on your country, phone our office, or contact us via our website. If you are not a member, that’s easy – become one for free with a small order by using sponsor # 313939, Francene Benoit, BScN, NHC.


  • Tei Fu Oil #1618-7          First Aid Kit in a Bottle!                  

A Chinese blend of Essential Oils with multi uses:

Externally: (1-4 drops on affected area) Ideal for burns, bites, stings, headache (temples and neck), stiff neck, arthritis pain, tooth-ache, itching, motion sickness, toe fungus.

Internally:  (1-2 drops back of tongue, or in water) Ideal for colds, coughs, allergies, sore throat, sinus, stuffy nose, vomiting, studying (perks up brain), motion sickness, flu, fever, headache.


  • Tee Tree Oil #1777-1      Antiseptic, Anti-fungal, Tissue Healer    14ml. 

Externally:  apply directly or dilute with olive oil – boils burns, cankers, cold sores, cuts, earaches, lice, thrush, ticks, leeches, pimples, bites, fungus.

Internally: Candida, infections, bacterial and viral – advice of health professional & small drops.


Ideal for sore and aching muscles, arthritic pain, stiff neck, headache, sprains and more. Natural base allows for better penetration and effectiveness.


  • Peppermint Oil #1706-8      Peppy, pick me-up                         

Externally: apply to temples, back of neck for headache, directly on aches & pains.

Internally: A couple of drops of peppermint oil added to hot or cold water for a soothing, refreshing after-meal drink as well as a digestive aid.  One drop on the tongue clears sinus, perks up mind, aids headache, breath freshener. Can also be used as natural peppermint flavouring in baking, icing.


  • Silver Gel   #4950-1     Antibiotic , Anti-fungal Gel                 

Effective for infections, wounds, burns, skin cancer, Athlete’s foot, nasal polyps, herpes.


Contains no polluting phosphates, borates or nitrates and is biodegradable – strong cleanser, cuts grease.


Effective personal care integrating natural products with the latest advancements in science.


  • Nature’s Fresh #1549-7     Enzyme Spray with Pump  650 ml – Multi-use  

Stain and odour remover, relieves sore muscles, acne, breaks down old tissue to help rebuild new tissue, so good for frozen joints, bruises, wounds, damaged disks…..


– a box of 30 packets makes for great stocking stuffers! Each one good for 500 – 750 ml. A healthy drink for under 50cents per cup!

Lorene Benoit’s book: The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer – The World IS Round and Cancer CAN Be Treated Naturally.

A book full of healthful tips for ALL disease conditions, and for prevention through creation of optimum health! $29.95


A Gift Certificate for an educational personalized health session.


These suggested gifts can be sent anywhere in N.A. for $ 10-12 S/H – Avoid post office hassles. NSP guaranteed delivery if order is placed by December 16; probable delivery up to Dec. 20. Call or email our office if you need some other more specific ideas.

Everyone welcomes a Gift of Health!

 To order:

Call  Benoit & Associates Health at 250-748-6802
or email

Q & A: Rosacea


Is there anything you are aware of that causes rosacea? How would you treat rosacea? J.L. 



Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition which principally affects the face. Rosacea causes facial redness and produces small, red, pus-filled pustules (bumps). The condition worsens with time if left untreated. It can be mistaken for acne or psoriasis or some other skin allergy. 

Causes can be several, including  infection by a parasite that is a type of mite known as demodex, that infest the hair follicles and sebaceous ducts. (Dr Mark Dahl, Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School).

Another link is to Helicobacter  pylori bacteria that causes stomach ulcers. Herbal ULC-R or HP Fighter is very successful at eliminating this challenge, when taken for at least 3 bottles.

One of my Nature’s Sunshine Consultants had rosacea over ten years ago and in her research she found that the major cause of rosacea is inefficient protein digestion. This would result in undigested protein fermenting, creating toxins and causing inflammation.

The supplements that she took to cure her rosacea were:


Protein Digest Aid , Vit E & Selenium,and Essential Fatty Acids  EFA’s) such as Super Oil,  containing Flax,  Evening Primrose Oil, Salmon oil, lecithin (only available in  Canada) or Super Omega 3 , available in most countries.

Black walnut liquid tincture, especially effective for parasitic infections including mites, ringworm, lyme, and staph infections.


Apply the following 1-3 times per day:

Silver Gel or Aloe Vera Gel with Essential Oils (EOs): 2 drops Lavender, 1 drop Tea Tree Oil and 1 drop Eucalyptus.  Other Essential oil used successfully – any combination of which can be added are:  1 drop Oil of Oregano – very good anti-parasitic;  1 drop Helichrysum – prevents scarring; 1 drops Chamomile – anti-inflammatory and healing; and/or  2 drops Rose Geranium – hormonal balancing. These drops of EOs would be for one application, roughly 1/2 – 1 tsp., so you could make a larger batch for convenience. Nature’s Sunshine’s EOs are all  therapeutic quality and have so many uses in the Home Beauty and First Aid  kit. Contact us for full list and prices.

At the very least, just use Silver Gel, as this will helps with both inflammation and healing.

Others have used Black walnut liquid tincture externally, especially effective for mites, ringworm, lyme bites, staph and other parasitic infections.

You should see results within the month. Please contact our office to order any of the above, so you can be guaranteed quality products at the best price, with our professional support. If you decide to order direct, please use Canadian account # 309344 to get discount, but let us offer you personal service via our contact above or phone 250-748-6802.



Success with Fibroids, Endometriosis, Energy, Excema, Stress and Memory


Success Stories shared by Lucy Taylor, shiatsu and nutritional specialist of  Phoenix Holistic Healing – thank you!

Acne or Rosacea

skin rashOne woman was not sure if she had an acne problem or a bout of Rosacea. All she could say was that she had these very disturbing puss- filled , inflamed pimples on her face.

They were itchy and painful. Even though she would carefully wash her face nothing seemed to relieve the pimples.

After discussing the problem with Lorene Benoit she decided to try an herbal solution. First of all she changed her diet by eliminating sugars and wheat . Then after cleansing her face she applied Pau D’Arco Lotion mixed with ½ capsule of Paw Paw to her face at night. She also took Essential Liquid Minerals 2 ounces a day, 8 Cat’s Claw and 4 Super Oil a day.

Within 3 days she noticed an incredible improvement and within a week all the dryness, redness, inflammation and pain subsided. She was totally thrilled and ready to tell the world.

If you are interested in more information, please contact me.