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Quick starting the Eczema Diet

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Quick starting the Eczema Diet

Variety on the Eczema diet is a great thing. Menu plans, shopping guides, recipes. They’re all great. Yet, it can be incredibly overwhelming to be dealing with eczema and then synthesising the Eczema diet to work for you. In my case, when I was suffering from eczema, everything I was eating was rich in itch-promoting salicylates. I love vegetables and every single one was on the hit list. My recovery outlined here and here, was pretty quick once I got my head around the diet. To get to recovery I had to make a complete and drastic change to my diet and...

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About eczema

About eczema

What is Eczema? Eczema is derived from a Greek word meaning "to boil out".  "Eczema" is also the general term for any type of dermatitis that is itchy.    Eczema is diagnosed by doctors using the following criteria. Firstly you must have itchy skin, plus three or more of the following symptoms… itchiness in the skin creases, such as the folds behind the knees and elbows, fronts of the ankles or around the neck (children under four years may also have it on their cheeks)   dry skin visible eczema affecting the outer limbs, cheeks or forehead symptoms appearing within two years of birth...

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My eczema recovery: one year later

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My eczema recovery: one year later

It's almost a year since I began my eczema recovery. You might remember I wrote a post last year about my first experiences in conquering eczema.  It’s been an interesting and exciting journey as I now understand more about my own symptoms and the causes. I have been eczema-free for about nine months, with the occasional relapse when I flew overseas (the plane flight triggered it to come back!).  Below is a summary of what I’ve learned while following The Eczema Diet. Stage 1 in hindsight One year ago I began The Eczema Diet and started taking the Skin Friend supplements. I...

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What are the ingredients in Skin Friend?

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What are the ingredients in Skin Friend?

Skin Friend was initially developed for Ayva my two-year-old daughter who suffered from eczema. If you have read The Eczema Diet book you probably already know about Ayva's eczema journey. But if you haven't here is a quick recap, as Ayva is the reason the Skin Friend supplements exist. Ayva developed eczema when she was only two weeks old. By the time she was one she was diagnosed with salicylate sensitivity. Salicylates (pronounced suh-lis-a-lates) are a group of chemicals found in many fruits and vegetables, sauces, aspirin and baby teething gels to name a few. Since I had previously suffered with...

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Top 5 natural itch-busters for eczema

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Top 5 natural itch-busters for eczema

“How do I calm my itchy eczema? It’s driving me crazy!” We receive hundreds of emails each day from people suffering with eczema and 'How do I stop the itch?!!' is one of the most common questions. Itch of eczema can cause great pain and discomfort. At times it can feel like you're living on an ant's nest, and it can disturb sleep and prevent you from doing fun activities such as swimming and socialising. However, if you have itchy eczema there is plenty you can do about it. Here are some tried and tested, truly useful eczema itch-busting tips...

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