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The Benefits of Bamboo Clothing for Eczema

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The Benefits of Bamboo Clothing for Eczema

Bamboo clothing review by Karen Fischer. Natural fabrics such as wool and linen may look lovely but if you have eczema (or itch-prone skin) you'll find these fabrics can make your skin itch like f**ing crazy. Excuse the expletive. If you've ever had severe eczema or red skin syndrome (from TSW), you'll know it's no ordinary itch... It's more like a painful 'to the bone' type of itch that can lead to an expletive or two. When eczema first appears, you might find your favourite clothes are suddenly making you itch, only you won't figure that out at first, you'll just think it's the eczema....

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My Journey on The Eczema Detox Program

My Journey on The Eczema Detox Program

By Bonnie ... I have struggled with eczema for most of my life. I’m sure as any eczema sufferer reading knows, eczema can be a real pain in the butt. My personal eczema journey led me to Karen Fischer and her book The Eczema Diet and her Skin Friend supplements, which along with a commitment for change, healed my skin from the inside out. A few recent ‘naughty’ weekends indulging in gluten, alcohol and appalling food (yes, I mean crispy chicken and hot chippies), as well as stressful circumstances, have welcomed back my old adversary in an angry red, oozy rage....

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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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Consultations - If you have eczema speak to Katie!

Consultations - If you have eczema speak to Katie!

  Did you know you can book a Skype nutrition consultation? We receive many requests for consultations at Eczema Life, especially from people with eczema, psoriasis or TSW, so this is a short blog to let you know about our nutritionist Katie and how to book a Skype or in person consult with her. About Katie Layland If you hare read Karen Fischer's latest book, The Eczema Detox, you might have seen Katie Layland's name appearing often in the recipe section as she designed some of the delicious recipes in the book. Katie is a qualified nutritionist with a passion for skin...

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