Recipes

Gluten-Free Chickpea Crackers

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Gluten-Free Chickpea Crackers

Chickpea crackers? Yes, please. Sometimes a celery stick does not suffice for a crunchy snack on the Eczema Detox programs, so we have a solution... chickpea crackers.  These tasty crackers are a perfect snack option and pair nicely with our sesame-free hummus or carrot hummus and are perfect as an on the go snack.  The health benefits: Chickpea flour is also known as besan flour and is a nutritious gluten-free flour, rich in folate, magnesium, manganese, iron, zinc and dietary fibre.        NOTES:  These crackers are FID friendly (Food Intolerance Diagnosis program from The Eczema Detox), and can be paired with sesame-free...

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Roasted Potatoes with Chickpeas and Leeks

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Roasted Potatoes with Chickpeas and Leeks

Perfect as a side dish or main meal, this roasted potato dish is simple, tasty and boasting with eczema friendly ingredients. This dish would make the perfect accompaniment to your protein of choice, yet works wonderfully for a main dish for our meat-free followers.  The health benefits: Leeks are anti-inflammatory and alkalising which can be beneficial for those with eczema, as inflammation and excess acidity in the body can contribute to skin conditions such as eczema (along with other causes including genetics and gut health issues). Leeks are a rich source of vitamin K, folate and manganese which is vital for healthy skin.  Chickpeas are packed with...

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Smoothies to help you sleep when you have eczema

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Smoothies to help you sleep when you have eczema

When you have eczema there is nothing worse than not being able to sleep. More than 30% of the general population suffers from insomnia and that percentage is much high in people with eczema. I remember the crazy night time itch, the insomnia... wishing my brain could just switch off for a moment. Even my soft 100% cotton sheets annoyed my sensitive skin. But there are ways to calm the mind and the itch at the same time.   I no longer suffer from eczema but I would like to share some of the tips (and the supplement) that got me through the...

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Roasted Brussel Bites

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Roasted Brussel Bites

I used to hate this vegetable until I learnt to cook them this special way ... Now Brussels sprouts are one of my favourite vegetables. Roasted Brussels Sprouts, teamed with your fave dip from The Eczema Detox, provide fantastic detoxifying and anti-inflammatory support for your skin.  The health benefits Interestingly, one of the ways in which Brussels sprouts help your skin is through their omega-3 content which is anti-inflammatory. About one and a half cups of Brussels sprouts provides over one third of the daily recommended omega-3 intakes for adults. According to the research, Brussels sprouts can also lower cholesterol and help to protect...

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Green Goddess Soup - with Eczema Friendly Ingredients

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Green Goddess Soup - with Eczema Friendly Ingredients

A typical Green Goodness Soup usually calls for ingredients such as spinach, kale, broccoli and other higher salicylate greens. However, for those following my Eczema Detox programs, these green vegetables can be problematic if you're sensitive to food chemicals such as salicylates, amines and glutamates.  At Eczema Life, we focus on a low food chemical approach with supporting nutrients for our sensitive patients, who often find removing or limiting these foods from their diet for a period of time can allow the skin to calm and recover. BUT, there are still many greens lower in salicylates and amines which offer...

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