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Eczema / Atopic dermatitis

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Eczema is a common inflammatory skin disorder affecting about 10% of adults (32 million people). Also known as atopic dermatitis, this chronic condition usually shows up as itchy, scaly lesions that can cause cracks in the outer layer of the skin. Healthy skin retains moisture and protects against allergens, bacteria, and irritants, but people with eczema have a gene variation that prevents the skin from functioning properly, making it especially vulnerable to environmental irritants and allergens. Fortunately, diagnosing eczema is pretty straightforward, as it can be identified by sight (it looks a lot like psoriasis, but a skin expert will know the difference). When it comes to treating eczema, you do have natural options. There are many topical treatments you can try, like coconut oil, sunflower oil, vitamin B12, and extracts of cardiospermum. Stress is known to be a trigger, so the more you can do to manage it (aka more yoga and meditation, less social media) the better! In addition to experimenting with gentle topical treatments, try to be conscious of the fact that your skin is just super sensitive. Be aware of things like temperature changes and fabrics that can trigger flares. Wash new clothes and bedding before you use them (don’t fall for those perfectly pressed clothes right out of the box—they’ll get ya!). And always opt for a gentle, fragrance-free detergent. Sun can be therapeutic, but being out all day in the blazing sunshine will irritate your skin, and so will some sunscreens. Yeah, this is a lot to keep track of! That’s why working with a skin specialist, especially one who can advise you on gentle and/or natural remedies, can be really useful. Some experts say that eczema can be treated “from the inside out,” with a healthy diet. Certainly, there’s no downside to trying an anti-inflammatory diet—avoiding gluten, corn, soy, and dairy, and doubling up on anti-inflammatory ingredients, like fatty fish, nuts, avocados, and turmeric—to see if that helps your eczema symptoms. Another dietary option is a low-histamine diet. Histamines can negatively impact your gut, lungs, skin, brain, and entire cardiovascular system, and eczema is just one of the possible symptoms that can be provoked. Eliminating histamines can be a little tough—so many delicious and even healthy foods are high in histamine, including avocados, eggplant, spinach, tomatoes, bacon (ok, maybe not so healthy!), and dried or citrus fruits. But removing them might just improve your skin and symptoms—and you don’t know until you try. You can also boost your gut health, which involves adding good bacteria to your diet in the form of yogurt, fermented foods, and probiotics. Finally, here’s a pretty cool new development: One recent study established eczema as an autoimmune disorder, which could be a game-changer for future treatments. It found that dupilumab, a type of drug called a monoclonal antibody (mAb), was able to reverse the immune response that causes eczema skin lesions. Scientists believe that even more new treatment options for this skin disorder will be available in the next few years. Stay tuned!

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The Eczema Diet: Discover How to Stop and Prevent The Itch of Eczema Through Diet and Nutrition

Twenty per cent of people in the developed world have eczema -- the incident rate among babies and children is on the rise. The research shows that eczema sufferers spend up to $2000 on eczema treatments each year and nearly 40 percent spend more than 10 minutes each day applying topical treatments. And yet the number of people with eczema is rising and has tripled in recent years. While it's perfectly fine to use modern medicines to help you or your child gain temporary relief, you need to explore and ultimately follow a long term solution. This solution involves making environmental and dietary changes. Part 1: Eczema and Diet Tips on how to manage and mend your eczema How the diet works How a healthy liver and healthy skin go hand in hand Top 12 eczema-safe foods and other important ingredients Supplements Part 2: Useful Non-Diet Information Information you can refer to at any time if you need a bath recipe, moisturizer advice or a quick itch-busting treatment. Skin care products, make-up and daily regimen Dandruff Bath recipes and emergency itch busters Part 3: Programs, Menus and Recipes Eczema-safe recipes Food charts and menus for each specific age group -- from babies to adults Eczema-safe shopping guides Party food guide. This outstanding program offers solutions and advice that can be tailored to suit individual needs -- whether it be a baby, child or adult -- ultimately you'll be able to manage and mend the eczema.

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Medical Medium Liver Rescue: Answers to Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Strep, Acne, Gout, Bloating, Gallstones, Adrenal Stress, Fatigue, Fatty Liver, Weight Issues, SIBO & Autoimmune Disease

The #1 New York Times best-selling author and beloved healing authority reveals how taking your liver off overload can help resolve a wide range of symptoms and conditions--and transform your health in ways you've never imagined. What if you could focus on one aspect of your well-being to transform all the others--and at the same time prevent health problems you didn't even know were lurking beneath the surface? In today's world, we have no idea how many symptoms, conditions, and diseases are rooted in an overloaded liver. It's not only about liver cancer, cirrhosis, and hepatitis. Nearly every challenge--from pesky general health complaints to digestive issues to emotional struggles to weight gain to high blood pressure to heart problems to brain fog to skin conditions to autoimmune and other chronic illnesses--has an origin in an overloaded liver and can improve and heal when you harness the force of this humble organ. Medical Medium Liver Rescue offers the answers you should have had all along. With his signature compassion, Anthony William, the Medical Medium, shares unparalleled insights into undiscovered functions of our life-saving livers, explains what's behind dozens of health issues that hold us back, and offers detailed guidance on how to move forward so we can live our best lives. Find out for yourself what liver rescue is all about: being clearer-headed, more peaceful, happier, and better able to adapt to our fast-changing times. Learn how to sleep well, balance blood sugar, lower blood pressure, lose weight, and look and feel younger. A healthy liver is the ultimate de-stressor, anti-aging ally, and safeguard against a threatening world--if we give it the right support.

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