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The top 5 eczema mistakes – from John Stone in "The Night Of"

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The top 5 eczema mistakes – from John Stone in "The Night Of"

Have you seen the new(ish) TV series about the guy with eczema? It’s fascinating. The HBO TV show is called “The Night of” and one of the main characters, criminal Lawyer John Stone, played by John Turturro, suffers from debilitating eczema. It’s not all about his eczema journey, it is a crime series written by the great New York crime author Richard Price. The subplot is a saga of John going from doctors to dermatologists and alternative therapists in the bid to be free of his embarrassing skin problem. It’s an interesting story which I’m sure many people eczema could...

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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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Can I take Skin Friend while I'm pregnant or breast feeding?

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Can I take Skin Friend while I'm pregnant or breast feeding?

Q: "I have severe eczema and I'm breastfeeding. Is it okay to take the Skin Friend supplements while I'm breastfeeding?" During breast feeding, your body has increased nutritional requirements in order to nourish both your baby and yourself. So taking extra vitamins and minerals can be an important part of your routine. Calcium, zinc, magnesium, vitamin C and a range of B vitamins are especially important during this time. Nutritionist Karen Fischer often prescribes Skin Friend (Skin Friend AM and Calcium Matrix PM) to her patients who are breast feeding. During a consultation Karen checks if the mother is taking any...

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7 News story: Australian clinic discovers breakthrough in search of eczema relief

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7 News story: Australian clinic discovers breakthrough in search of eczema relief

 

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