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Isolation: an eczema sufferer's dream

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Isolation: an eczema sufferer's dream

By Bonnie... Feeling very overwhelmed? It seems inconceivable that a little over a month ago, my main focus was planning for my oversea adventure to Canada! At this time it is essential to gather resilience, show the best of human nature and breathe deeply as much as needed. These anxious and unsettling times bring on unforeseen challenges, however the best of human nature is rising to this challenge. As an eczema sufferer, I have reflected on what self-isolation can mean for us eczema warriors. Being an introvert and former (current in these times of stress) eczema sufferer, time of self-isolation...

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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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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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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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