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What’s New in Salicylate and Amine Research?

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What’s New in Salicylate and Amine Research?

If you have been following The Eczema Detox or The Eczema Diet, you probably know all about salicylates and amines, and why they can make eczema super itchy.But for those who haven’t read the books by nutritionist Karen Fischer, here is a quick rundown.  Salicylates are natural pesticide chemicals produced by plants for self-protection and are found in many fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts and spices. Salicylates work as a natural food preservative which can cause issues in certain individuals (especially those who find they react to preservatives and environmental chemicals). According to extensive research by Loblay and Swain from the RPA...

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How a simple pH test kit can change your health

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How a simple pH test kit can change your health

I wasn't always healthy, y'know. I didn't like exercising and I ate "whatever I liked".And I often wondered why I felt like crap 90% of the time.My skin looked awful and I got sick if someone sneezed within a 10 mile radius. It's funny, whenever I'm unwell and miserable, I learn something oh so important and life-changing. I find a solution.My doctor used to tell me "You just need to eat healthier and exercise" (yes I had an ammmmazing doctor who "got it"). But me, being the stubborn person I am, had to research WHY I needed to eat well,...

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The Eczema Detox (read first chapter for free)

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The Eczema Detox (read first chapter for free)

  Introduction In my household we have one vegan, one pescatarian and one meat-eater who is sensitive to salicylates, dairy and soy. So I am right here with you. I know it can be difficult when a family member is first diagnosed with eczema and food sensitivities. I know what it’s like to give up some of the foods you love because they are hurting you. Cooking is more of a chore than normal ... until you get the hang of it. However, as a result of making dietary changes, my family and I no longer suffer from skin disorders...

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Skin Disorders, Causes & Treatments

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Skin Disorders, Causes & Treatments

Using the table below, look up your skin disorder and find the best treatments for your condition. Skin disorders are shown in alphabetical order.  Click on the photos to enlarge them.   For skin disorder 'before and after' photos see our testimonials page. SKIN DISORDER CAUSES  TREATMENTS  Acne (acne vulgaris) (pimples)     Hair follicles become blocked with oil and dead skin cells. Acne is commonly triggered by hormones, dairy consumption, poor diet: i.e. too much sugar, saturated fats and omega-6 in the diet (such as almonds and cooking oils). Avoid trigger foods including fatty meats (trim fat of meats), dairy products, almonds (omega-6), almond...

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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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