Dr. Gerald H. Smith, DDS, DNM

Recent TV adds have been focusing viewer attention of the latest medical nemesis; eczema also known as atopic dermatitis. The advertisers astutely employ the successful marketing formula Problem-Reaction-Solution. They graphically show you the skin lesions (problem) then portray the social embarrassment (reaction) and then present their wonder drug (solution).

Out of curiosity I went to and looked up Big Pharma’s list of drugs available to treat eczema, which is now described as a DISEASE. Talk about fear tactics. Would you believe there were over 200 drugs listed! If this isn’t insanity I do not know what is. My 46 plus years of clinical practice has taught me one important lesson: you cannot get a long term resolution until you define the underlying cause. Treating the symptom is treating the wagging tail of the dog. No wonder there are over 200 drugs on the market. If one drug doesn’t work then move onto the next. Unfortunately the medical profession’s mentality hasn’t changed. Treat the symptom.

The following sources provide a partial list of potential causes for eczema. You can be sure if you present this information to most dermatologists or family physicians they will look at you as if you were from another planet.


Nickel from metal implants, earrings and jewelry, surgical stainless steel wires and screws can leach out and cause eczema. Nickel is also very carcinogenic (cancer causing) and can cause a rash anywhere on the body far removed from the site of origin. Example: A 29 year-old patient presented with vaginal eczema. The patient’s dermatologist wanted to do a biopsy. The patient was smart enough to decline the offer. The patient had a belly button piercing and a silver ring. Since silver is a soft metal, nickel is added to make the metal harder. Because of electrical currents on the skin and in the body, nickel ions migrated out of the ring and moved into body tissues. This was the case with my patient. The nickel had migrated into her vaginal tissue causing the eczema. Removal of the silver ring plus natural supplements to chelate or remove the nickel totally resolved her eczema in three weeks. The other main concern is that a belly button piercing in located in a very important acupuncture point CV8 (Conceptional vessel). The piercing creates a physical blockage to the energy flow within this meridian or channel. The piercing represents a constant interruption in the energetic field of the body. In addition, the Conception Vessel is a very important channel in the energetics of the reproductive system. As a consequence the blockage created by the piercing can potentially lead to problems down the road, particularly with the reproductive system:

  • Infertility
  • Amenorrhea (no menstrual periods)
  • Cervical Dysplasia (abnormal cells of the cervix which may lead to cancer)
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis

Consumer be aware. Before making the leap think it through.


Vaccines and viruses like the shingles vaccine, herpes simplex I virus or any other vaccine and its the contents can get trapped in the skin causing eczema. This fact is not common knowledge among the medical profession. The following case documents a severe case of eczema/psoriasis in a 12 year-old boy. Numerous medical specialists were consulted with no results. The patient was diagnosed with herpes zoster (chicken pox) vaccine, herpes simplex I virus and cytomegalovirus. The patient also had an under active thyroid, which lowered his immune system preventing his body from controlling the infection and inflammation. The patient was treated with homeopathic nosodes (nosodes are made from diseased tissues or discharges from an infected but unvaccinated and untreated human), natural immune boosters and supplements. In four months the lesions healed. The key to resolution is define the underlying cause(s) and treat non invasively.

Eczema on Hand

Hand, Post Treatment

Eczema on Foot

Foot, Post Treatment


Gardasil is another very dangerous vaccine. With the introduction of the HPV vaccines, there has been an increase in the medical literature of reported cases of onset or exacerbations of autoimmune diseases following the vaccine shot. When vials purchased in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, France and Poland were tested by a medical laboratory for safety they were found to contain rDNA of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Doctor Sin Hang Lee found the rDNA from both HPV-11 and HPV-18 was not natural rDNA but rather a genetically engineered form of the HPV virus. It is supposed to be firmly attached to an aluminum adjuvant (additive in the vaccine). In reality this finding puts Gardasil into the category of a biological weapon rather than resembling any form of medicine. Aluminium should never be injected into the body because it is a neurotoxin and damages the nervous system. Of interest this author has found a form of eczema in females injected with Gardasil. Interestingly the eczema was more prominent on the arm where the injection was made. The origin of the eczema was confirmed when a homeopathic remedy made from the Gardasil vaccine was given to the patients and their eczema disappeared.

Gardasil Rash on Hand

Hand, Post Treatment


Hypothyroid makes patients prone to acne and a lowered immune system, which can set patients up for eczema. When the thyroid gland becomes under active, the metabolism of the cell slows down, which allows toxic wastes to build up. This sets the stage for skin lesions.


Mercury is the second most toxic substance on this planet. The reason it is so toxic is because it gives off between 13 and 21 difference frequencies which disrupt the physiologic processes of the cell. People with mercury fillings can have a multitude of medical problems because this neurotoxin leaks out of dental fillings 24/7. Also if the individual has any other metal fillings (gold crowns or metal partial dentures) in their mouth the mercury will come out 10 times faster due to galvanic or electric currents. The following photographs document the dermatologic changes that occurred when fifty percent of the patient’s mercury fillings were removed.

Rash before (left) and after (right) Mercury Removal


The liver is the body’s main filtering system. The entire blood in the body gets filtered every three minutes by the liver. The more toxic the individual the faster the liver gets congested. When it becomes congested from too many chemicals (dioxins, PCBs, chlorine, bromine, fluoride, etc.), hydrogenated fats (Crisco, margarine, etc.), pesticides, heavy metals (aluminum, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, lead, nickel, etc.), dyes, food additives, pathogens, parasites, etc. the toxins will exit the body through one of its main portals: the skin. Individuals should detox their liver at least twice a year (spring and fall). Some basic foods to assist in this process are, garlic, dandelion greens, beets, carrots, grapefruit, avocados, apples, olive oil, broccoli and cauliflower, lemons and limes, cabbage, and foods high in SOD (Superoxide Dismutase) like pomegranate and chaga mushrooms. A clean liver helps insure a healthy immune system and healthy skin.


About The Author

Dr. Gerald H. Smith is certified by the World Organization for Natural Medicine to practice natural medicine globally. He is also a certified dental practitioner. His broad base of post-graduate training in dentistry and natural medicine enabled him to integrate many health care specialties.