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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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Why healthy foods can be unhealthy for eczema: Th2 explained

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Why healthy foods can be unhealthy for eczema: Th2 explained

This information may be the opposite of what many bloggers recommend for eczema. And it's a common mistake practitioners have been making for years when treating eczema and other types of skin inflammation.  In fact, I made some of these mistakes when I first became a health practitioner many years ago, mainly because the research I am discussing is new. Like all scientists, I'm willing to be wrong in order to get to the truth. But often we get stuck 'defending our herbal prescriptions' rather than changing them when the new research demands it.  As I'm a nutritionist specialising in eczema, I receive hundreds...

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The Itchy Dozen Worst Foods For Eczema

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The Itchy Dozen Worst Foods For Eczema

The Itchy Dozen: Eczema allergy foods include egg, dairy, nuts and wheat but did you know some of the worst foods for eczema are ones that are rich in preservatives and natural chemicals? Salicylate sensitivity is the most common eczema sensitivity, affecting more than 60 percent of people with eczema. Salicylates are a natural pesticide made by many fruits and vegetables. More than 50 percent of people with eczema react to preservatives. 35 percent of eczema sufferers experience a worsening of eczema symptoms when they eat glutamates including MSG-containing foods. 36% of eczema sufferers experience a worsening of eczema symptoms when they eat amine-rich foods...

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5 Surprising Ways Vitamin E Helps Eczema

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5 Surprising Ways Vitamin E Helps Eczema

Vitamin E is the predominant antioxidant in healthy skin so if you have skin problems it's important to ensure there is enough natural vitamin E in your diet. Here are 5 surprising ways vitamin E supplementation can help eczema: 1. Vitamin E supplementation can decrease the allergy marker immunoglobulin E (IgE) in allergy sufferers and it improves immune responses. Supplementation of vitamin E significantly enhances both cell mediated and humoral immune functions in humans according to Turkish researchers (note all references are listed at the end of the article). So take natural oral vitamin E along with vitamin C and zinc to enhance immunity to...

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Can eating raw eggs cause eczema?

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Can eating raw eggs cause eczema?

Have you heard about egg white injury causing eczema? Scientists in the 1940s established raw egg whites could trigger eczematous dermatitis (now called eczema). However, today we have all but forgotten this research. While not everyone's eczema is caused by raw eggs, this extract from The Eczema Diet is interesting food for thought. The first research In 1942 a diet experiment was conducted on healthy adults. They ate white rice, white flour products, sugar, fats, beef and raw egg whites. Within three weeks all the volunteers had itchy, scaly rashes that were diagnosed as eczematous dermatitis (now known as eczema). At...

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