• It Is Overdue, But Did Not Have The Focus

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    It has been awhile since I have logged into my blog to add new information or just send some highlights of products. 

    With the last few weeks trying to help out as much as I can with buying food, clothing or trying to volunteer and help those that are in need right now with being displaced from their homes (Hurricane Sandy), I just could not focus on anything else, let alone making new products.

    But I just wanted to share some nice news about helping people.  I am so grateful to be able to help people when they really need it in so many different ways and so here are some emails that I received over the last few months.



    Subject: note from Norah, Susan McGrail's friend from NY

    Date: September 24, 2012 7:05:20 PM EDT

    To: info@justskinfood.com

    Hi Gabriella:

    I don't know if you remember meeting briefly at Matt's wake, but Susan and I have been the closest of friends since since 2nd grade. 

    She was telling me about what you do and your studies and she sent me your deep pain healing salve, knowing I tend to have a lot of aches and pains. I have had Lupus for more than twenty years. My main manifestation is neurological and micro vascular. 

     But this year I started having a lot of skin problems.  I have the hallmark "Lupus butterfly shaped rash" now, on and off for months. That's how Lupus (which means wolf) got its name. The rash looked like the bite of the wolf,(supposedly).  Also, Lupus has "discoid lesions", raised, scaley dime sized lesions. I have had one on my eyelid and one below my eye that swell up and close my eye to a slit about once a month. I even get them in my nose. They have been there for months and they are so painful.  I can't even use hypoallergenic moisturizer or anything. The doctors just throw more prednisone at it.

     Well,  I have been using your skin food for several days and they are almost gone! I saw a difference after the first application. And the pain was soothed. Your product is  so gentle and my skin is almost clear for the first time in months. The discoids leave scars and I have no scars!

     In the past, I would never take the garbage out without makeup on, and I haven't worn any in months. Of course being healthy and pain-free comes first, but a little concealer and mascara would sure cheer me up!  I feel hopeful and I want to thank you. If you would ever like me to write a disclaimer for your website or product line I would be so happy to.

     Thank you very much for the first hope and relief I have had in ages.


    Norah Downey

     Norah Downey, Your Daily Jewels


    If you would like, you can check out Norah's jewelry on her website...http://www.YourDailyJewels.Etsy.com


    On Aug 24, 2012, at 4:36 PM, RAUL RO wrote:

    Hi Gabriella,

    The other day Esther had a flare-up in some varicose veins; she applied your cream (Vein Relief Salve)

    and she got much better in a short time.

    I told Joe about it, and since he and I may not meet again very soon,

    let's arrange to mail us two orders of that wonderful cream.

    We will pay for the shipping also, of course.

    Mille grazie, and continue your wonderful work with the skin food!



    From: Lor4262

    Subject: psoriasis

    Date: June 27, 2012 12:03:02 AM EDT

    To:   info@justskinfood.com

    I have been using your healing salve(vegan) I am a friend of Fran also know as

    EFie also known as Kim's MOM

    They introduced me to your Psoriasis salve. I really like it. It helped me a great deal now that the warmer weather is here it has improved because of the warm weather,

    None of the ointments I was prescribed  by my doctor could compare to your product.

    I keep your salve in my pocketbook in case it flares up. I am on a lot of heart medicines so I was not allowed to take any oral medicine. For now it  is ok. I have to be careful because in the warm weather the salve will  melt.




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  • OH! My Aching.....

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    Who doesn’t feel pain once in a while, especially if you over strain or over use muscles, but when it is deep and long and no comfort in sight, it’s just not wanted!

    There are plenty of modalities and products that can help but I chose to use herbs and homeopathic tincture to use in my salve.  A more gentle and holistic approach.

    Here are just a few notes on one of the ingredients in Deep Pain Healing Salve

    Ruta Graveolnes is an excellent remedy for deep pain and soreness in the bones, joints, tendons, and cartilage.  The International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, Greece explains in detail Ruta's clinical power to overcome degenerative problems in the knees.

    It is also a good remedy for ankle sprains, soreness in the feet, achilles heel, and lower back pain.

    Ruta is also an excellent remedy after surgeries involving tendons, connective tissue, cartilage, joints, and coverings of the bones. It can easily promote recovery after surgery of knees, wrists, shoulders, elbows, ankles, hips, etc. It eases discomfort if deep stiffness is felt in joints and muscles after surgery

    Of course there is so much more to Ruta in homeopathy that it is impossible to write in a small post.  This is but a small insight into this remedy.

    I use Ruta Graveolnes both in the herb Rue and in the Homeopathic tincture of (Rue) Ruta Graveolnes in my Deep Pain Healing Salve.

    Included in my salve is Arnica, a very well known homeopathic remedy for bruised feeling and pain and Gota Kola, an herb excellent for stiffness.  These herbs are excellent for pain relief.  In combination, these herbs and remedies will help with many deep pain problems and stiffness.

    Other Useful Key Symptoms For Ruta Gravelones (Rue) is as follows:


    Bruised, lame sensation all over Periosteum (bone covering) bruised


    Deep aching, “dry socket"


    Tendons and ligaments,  sore feet and ankles, painful aching in heel, painful stiffness in wrists and hands, and shoulders.


    Worse at night while lying down, pain from back down to hips and thighs.


    Deep pains, thighs feel broken, and relieved by lying on back, by pressure. Weak, bruised feeling in low back.

    DEEP PAIN HEALING SALVE (VEGAN) Ingredients Gotu Kola•, Arnica, Rue, St. Johns Wort, Lavender, Infused Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Avocado oil, Candelilla Wax, Vitamin E and Vitamin D.

    Description This deep penetrating salve is excellent for pain relief from deep muscle bruising, stiff joints, arthritis, and nerve damage. •It has been found that Gotu Kola helps decrease joint pain and skin hardening and improve finger movement caused by Scleroderma.  It also helps with pain from psoriasis. Please visit these establishments to test the salve.  More places will be added soon. Thank you! www.justskinfood.com Disclaimer: FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE ONLY! This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information provided is not intended to prescribe or be taken as medical advice. These products have not been tested by the FDA and are not intended to diagnosis, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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