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The Skin Friend Supplement is almost here!

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The Skin Friend Supplement is almost here!

The Skin Friend Supplement is almost here!  Karen has been working on the Skin Friend supplement for more than ten years, testing formulas and getting feedback from patients at The Eczema Life Clinic in Sydney. Making Skin Friend has really been a labour of love and Ava, Karen's daughter, still loves it to keep her skin clear (so she can eat everything). It's great for eczema, as well as dermatitis, TSWS, Red Skin Syndrome and other skin rashes. Children as young as one can take the Skin Friend supplement. It will be released late April and will be available without prescription...

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Can I eat beetroot if I have eczema?

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Can I eat beetroot if I have eczema?

I would like to talk about the beautiful beetroot. Beetroot is great for most eczema sufferers (Note: people with severe salicylate sensitivity should avoid beetroot as it contains moderate salicylates). It has strong alkalising properties which boosts liver detoxification of salicylates and other chemicals. It is abundant in antioxidants, folic acid and iron.  To top it off, it is a potent blood cleanser and research shows that beetroot consumption lowers blood pressure and has an aspirin like effect, reducing the risk of blood clots. I’m busy, can I use canned beetroots? Unfortunately not. Canned beetroot contains vinegar which is a 'no...

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What is buckwheat and can I eat it if I have eczema?

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What is buckwheat and can I eat it if I have eczema?

What is Buckwheat? Buckwheat is used as a gluten-free grain and it’s actually a fruit. It’s available roasted and as groats, flour, pasta and tea, and the flour can be made into pancakes or added to gluten-free muffin mixes. Unlike wheat, it’s gentle on the digestive tract and is rich in the potent antioxidant flavonoids rutin and quercetin. In experiments, rutin has been found to prevent capillary fragility and high blood pressure. Quercetin lowers the blood histamine level and it has a strong anti-inflammatory effect as it inhibits leukotrienes, which are produced during an eczema flare-up. While buckwheat flour is not...

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Red Cabbage and Younger Skin?!

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Red Cabbage and Younger Skin?!

Cabbage is a member of the mighty Brassica family, and it’s rich in vitamin C, folate and anti-cancer indoles. It is great for eczema as it is alkalising and contains no salicylates or amines! But it’s worth swapping to the red variety as red cabbage has double the amount of dietary fibre than regular white cabbage and it contains protective purple pigments. These pigments are caused by a group of antioxidants called anthocyanins, which are powerful flavonoids that have a skin-protective effect against UV sunlight when consumed frequently. Anthocyanins also help to protect blood vessels from oxidative damage, and their...

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Feeding Fussy Children

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Feeding Fussy Children

Help! My Fussy Child Won’t Eat Veggies Last week nutritionist Karen Fischer had a radio interview with ABC (NSW region) about how to get fussy children to eat vegetables and consume less sugar. We have a handy Rewards Chart that you can download for free, to help make the job of feeding your kids easier, plus the following tips from Karen’s book Healthy Family, Happy Family. Kids will demand treats all the time! If your child is addicted to junk food (which happens so easily with the onslaught of junk food advertising and the high sugar content) tell them treats...

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