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5 step guide to stopping eczema

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5 step guide to stopping eczema

By Bonnie... Our team of nutritionists and eczema specialists at Skin Friend will often receive this question...  "I have terrible eczema, what do I do, where do I start, please help me!"  Whether you are experiencing your very first eczema flare (awwwwww) or have struggled with eczema your entire life (it does come and go), figuring out how to manage your skin for the long haul can be the ‘triple 3’ - confusing, challenging, and complicated.  Having eczema can be a horrible experience. It can bring on many emotions - pain, stress, anxiety, frustration, and insecurity to name a few....

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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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Is eczema an autoimmune disease?

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Is eczema an autoimmune disease?

Eczema is an itchy skin condition that can be painful and chronic. Eczema sufferers commonly have allergies and consuming a food you are allergic to elicits an IgE immune system response. The result is itchy, inflamed skin.  However, avoiding your diagnosed allergy foods does not usually fix your eczema (or it only partially helps). So researchers in Vienna hypothesise that because the immune response can still occur after the allergy foods are avoided eczema “could be autoimmune" (Valenta 2009). A drug company recently declared that "eczema is an autoimmune disease". And they stand to profit greatly from their findings. Their patented drug will hit the market (if it...

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Worst foods for topical steroid withdrawal

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Worst foods for topical steroid withdrawal

Here is our latest article Itchy dozen worst foods for topical steroid withdrawal Products  At Eczema Life, we recommend nutritionist Karen Fischer's low food chemical program (The Eczema Detox) along with additive-free supplements for skin health and wellbeing. Click on the images to view more details:            

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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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