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Is Your Stress Causing Eczema Flare Ups?

Stress is the root of nearly all of our health problems – no doubt about it. How you manage (or don’t manage) your stress can have a profound impact on your health. Yes, that includes your eczema! According to Tim Jewell and Debra Sullivan, PhD, MSN, CNE, COI of Healthline, stress causes a spike in the hormone, cortisol, and this excess of cortisol leads to abnormally oil skin which can ultimately cause an eczema outbreak. To make things even worse, according to Jewell and Sullivan, stress can also extend the life of an eczema outbreak, leaving you more stressed. Knowing all Read More

Scratching And Temper Tantrums

It’s one thing to see your child suffer from constant itching and scratching – and another to see scratching and temper tantrums combined. Double the trouble. Stress, anxiety, frustration and immune system responses can all be wrapped up in both itching and emotional meltdowns, so they often go hand in hand. An emotional or anxiety based temper tantrum can easily trigger itching and other allergies, sensitivities, and breakouts, so it’s important to try to treat both symptoms by understanding they may have a share cause. Most children exhibit temper tantrums because of stress, frustration, anxiety, fatigue, or dietary issues. If Read More

3 Ways To Get More Energy… Naturally!

If you’re a a parent, chances are fatigue is a normal part of your life. We get tired because we often don’t get nearly as much sleep, rest, relaxation, and down time as we need – and over time that can really impact how vibrant and energetic we feel. Long term stress and lack of deep sleep causes issues with the adrenal glands, hormones, and metabolism. Many parents find that over time they feel less able to get a good night of sleep, and still don’t feel all that great when they do. This happens because metabolic damage, adrenal fatigue, Read More

The Real Effects Of Thumb Sucking

Most every parent encounters thumb sucking at some point in their child’s development. While most kids seem to grow out of the habit naturally as they age, especially as they begin enjoying solid foods in a new variety of textures and flavors, some kids stick to their thumb sucking and refuse to give it up. Experts believe that thumbsucking is a response to stress – kids feel stressed out by all kinds of things as they age, and thumb sucking acts as a kind of comforting action that helps soothe the nerves and quiet the mind. Once they feel the Read More

Stress and Allergies

Allergies are rooted in the body’s immune system. When the immune system thinks that something like dust, mold, nuts, or dairy is an invasive element, it goes to work fighting the element in order to protect the body from harm. In cases where we’ve come into contact with an aggressive pathogen, bacteria, or virus this is a great thing – but when the element is as non-dangerous as a flower or wool, the body can overreact and cause all of the symptoms that allergies bring. Because allergies cause so much stress on the body, and because stress influences how well Read More