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Immune System Wellness for Eczema: What to do while you are stuck at home

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Immune System Wellness for Eczema: What to do while you are stuck at home

  Karen Fischer and Grace Pettitt here... There’s a lot going on in the world at the moment so we wanted to reach out to our community and provide some positivity and useful tips.  We've also created a soothing and calming Spotify playlist for you (see the end of this article for the direct link).  The world may seem chaotic atm, and you may need to stay home more often but, as Katie from the Eczema Life office said, "That's an introverts dream". Well said! I'm a big believer in reframing your perspective in order to calm down the body's nervous system. Yes,...

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Getting a Good Night's Sleep with Eczema: Tips from a Former Eczema Sufferer

Getting a Good Night's Sleep with Eczema: Tips from a Former Eczema Sufferer

Whether it’s the constant ‘ferocious’ itch, your oozy skin sticking to the sheets, constantly waking up or scratching off your night time skin routine, having a good night’s sleep with eczema is a challenging ordeal. We know sleep is essential for good health, both mental and physical well-being and without enough of it, not only can your physical and mental well-being suffer, but your eczema does not have the opportunity to heal. The vicious cycle continues. I suffered from sleep deprivation for years with my chronic eczema. As a child on the weekends I would often sleep-in well into mid-morning (even...

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Caring for Someone with Eczema: Tips from a Former Eczema Sufferer

Caring for Someone with Eczema: Tips from a Former Eczema Sufferer

To all the carers, moms/mums, dads, friends (and other amazing souls out there) caring and supporting someone with chronic eczema: this latest blog by Bonnie is for you. {Photo of Bonnie, taken by Karen Fischer) Recently my mother was snooping around my mess (she uses the word 'cleaning') and picked up a book that I had been reading ‘Curing My Incurable Eczema.’ In her book, Cara Ward recalls her journey with eczema and Topical Steroid Withdrawal. Mum came to me to confess that she had to stop reading it because it bought back such painful and vivid memories of the...

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Five Hidden Eczema Triggers {and why fermented foods could be making you itchy}

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Five Hidden Eczema Triggers {and why fermented foods could be making you itchy}

Having eczema is a bit like sitting on top of an ant’s nest—at times your skin can literally crawl with itchiness and it won’t go away. Now if that’s you, you could stay sitting there on top of the 'ant’s nest', and keep on applying the same creams and lotions, but consider this … You can’t get well in the same environment you got sick in. So have you checked your environment lately? You might be sitting on top of an 'ant's nest' and not even realise it.  Environmental Triggers Approximately 25% of the population (in the US) are more sensitive to...

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Eczema Detox Easter Menu and Recipes

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Eczema Detox Easter Menu and Recipes

Spending time with family and friends or taking a well-deserved break should be all you have to think about this Easter weekend, so let us take care of the menu...  Many Easter favourites such as sugar-laden chocolates and hot cross buns can trigger eczema flare-ups (if you are susceptible to eczema or have allergies), so we have designed these recipes with your sensitive skin in mind. Featuring foods from nutritionist Karen Fischer's Eczema Detox program, these recipes are high in nutrition, low in allergens and full of flavour.  Good Friday Fish Dish Whether you typically choose fish for Good Friday or not, this dish...

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