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What is the difference? Food Allergy vs. Food Sensitivity

Have you heard the terms “food allergy” and “food sensitivity” being tossed around left and right? Believe it or not, these terms are not interchangeable and the differences are important! What is the main difference? The difference between a food allergy and a food sensitivity starts with the body’s response to that food. When you are allergic to a food, your body’s reaction is caused by your immune system. When you are sensitive to a food, your body’s digestive system causes the reaction. Another important distinction is that food sensitivities are not life-threatening while food allergies definitely can be. The Read More

Keeping Eczema Down As The Summer Heats Up

In many areas of the country, it is predicted that this is going to be one of the warmer and dryer summers we’ve seen in recent years. If you have a child with eczema, it’s especially important during this kind of weather that you take a few extra precautions to help prevent eczema flare ups in babies and children of all ages. The good news is that managing your child’s eczema isn’t complicated, and it just requires a few extra steps to help make the most out of the coming summer season. One thing we know about eczema in children Read More

What’s wrong with my laundry? Soap nuts are not nuts!

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Before children, my main concern about healthy living was what I ate. Organic vs. conventional was the only decision I needed to make. Little did I know I would have children with eczema that would cause me to question just about anything that wasn’t natural. There’s a whole world of natural that I’m learning about on the journey. It’s eye opening to learn what exactly we are consuming and placing on our bodies. During our first Eczema Twitter Party, I began to learn more about Soap Nuts. First things first, soap nuts are not nuts! This is very important to Read More

Challenge: Topical or Internal?

As I’ve been researching various skin issues that attack babies, toddlers and adults. I’ve come to this same question over and over again: Topical or Internal? America has been indirectly trained to follow this vicious cycle: Ailment —> Doctor’s appointment —> Prescription (cream or pills) = Problem solved….temporarily Most likely the ailment comes back and we begin the cycle all over again.  It’s no secret that the healthcare industry gives a lot of prescriptions to handle the symptoms instead of getting to the root of the problem. I’ve decided to come out of the fog to return to our grassroots Read More

Should you entertain an alternative method?

After the first NAET blog post by Jennifer went live, I was excited to see the outcome. Upon waiting for the part 2 to post, there was unexpected opposition to NAET treatment. Most of us have heard that finding the underlying cause to itchy/sensitive skin is a trial and error process. I was caught off guard when a commenter gave some expected opposition to alternative methods. While this person had valid concerns, it made me re-evaluate the need for alternative medicine. During my search for the cure, I’ve become aware of many different ideas and ways to hopefully reduce itchiness, Read More