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Is Your Child Eating Their Way To Inflammation?

Did you know that what happens in the digestive tract plays a big role in what happens on the skin and in the immune system as a whole? Many people say that the immune system lives in the gut – and there’s a good reason for that. Our digestive tract is where our body deals with many of the things that agitate our immune system, and it’s the place where the body deals with these things so that they don’t cause excess damage. The issue is that when the gut is damaged due to inflammation, it cannot deal with foods, Read More

Are Omega-6s Causing Eczema Flare Ups?

We’ve all been hearing a lot about the importance of essential fatty acids and ‘good fats’. Foods like nuts, seeds, and oils have made headlines in health news about their endless benefits – but is there a chance they’re causing more harm than good? While essential fatty acids like omega-3s are critical for healthy brain and body function, omega-6s may not be a good choice for people dealing with eczema and other issues with inflammation. It turns out that omega-6 fatty acids can actually cause inflammation in the body – and it also turns out that the average American gets Read More

Cooling The Heat Of Eczema Inflammation

Did you know that one of the biggest reasons why eczema is painful, itchy, and prone to infections is inflammation? When the skin and tissues under the affected area become inflamed, the real problems begin. Fighting inflammation can lead to a huge decrease in eczema issues, and today I’m going to share a few ‘do it yourself’ ideas for soothing and cooling the heat of eczema inflammation. These all-natural remedies might be a great alternative to steroids or strong topical creams for your child, so try them out and see how they work for you! Cooling Cucumber Wash Cucumbers are Read More

pH and Eczema

As we learn more and more about diet, we’re finding that the pH of the body may just have a huge influence on the health of the immune system – which relates directly to eczema. New findings suggest that an acidic pH could lead to greater inflammation, hyperactive immune responses, and less effective self-healing – all things we need to worry about when eczema shows up. So, considering the pH balance of the body and the skin, as well as the type of alkalinity and acidity we get in our diets could lead to a whole lot of simple healing Read More

DIY All-Natural Skin Moisturizers

When it comes to dry, itchy, flaking, or irritated skin, a deep moisturization can sometimes bring a huge amount of much needed relief. The problem is that applying common moisturizers and lotions can also bring chemicals, allergies, and flare-ups. This week I’d like to introduce you to some truly all-natural DIY home remedies for hydrating, protecting, and nourishing even the most sensitive of skin using items you probably already have on hand. As with all skin applications, don’t use anything you have an allergy to. Dry, Dead, or Flaking Skin This can be a real pain – both in how Read More