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Eczema Diet Christmas Menu

Eczema Diet Christmas Menu

Christmas is a time for celebration, and if you’re like me and my family it involves eating a lot of food. However many typical Christmas dishes, such as ham, gravy and mum’s amazing trifle dessert (sorry Mum), can trigger eczema flare-ups if you are susceptible to eczema. Luckily there are tasty eczema-friendly alternatives ... Here is an eczema-friendly Christmas menu plus one of my favourite dessert recipes, Baked Pear Crumble, which uses The Eczema Diet ingredients.  Eczema Diet foods for your Christmas table: Roast Chicken or Turkey: Refer to The Eczema Diet for the Roast Chicken recipe, or simply roast chicken or turkey using low...

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Why healthy foods can be unhealthy for eczema (Th2 explained)

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Why healthy foods can be unhealthy for eczema (Th2 explained)

This information is the opposite of what many bloggers recommend for eczema. And it's a common mistake practitioners have been making for years when treating eczema and other types of skin inflammation.  In fact, I made some of these mistakes when I first became a health practitioner many years ago, mainly because the research I am discussing is new. Like all scientists, I'm willing to be wrong in order to get to the truth. But often we get stuck 'defending our herbal prescriptions' rather than changing them when the new research demands it.  As I'm a nutritionist specialising in eczema, I receive hundreds of emails...

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How I beat my eczema: Tips from an eczema sufferer

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How I beat my eczema: Tips from an eczema sufferer

"Earlier this year, in my mid 30s, I developed pretty bad eczema and on my face of all places. It was in 3 patches - my forehead, the right side of my face and a large stain on my right cheek. Sometimes my eyes were included in the mix. I’ve never really been an eczema sufferer, but know there has been a history of it in my family.  I began to try everything from Aloe Vera gel, borage oil, creams, any thing and everything that seems to be a magical remedy to the condition. Nothing worked, the frustration made the...

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List of food additives to avoid

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List of food additives to avoid

You may have heard of ‘chemical sensitivity’ or ‘chemical intolerance’... If you are sensitive to chemicals you might adversely react to perfumes, household cleaning products and the chlorine in your pool. You could also be sensitive to food colourings, artificial favourings and preservatives. People with eczema, rosacea, psoriasis or asthma are often sensitive to food additives but it can be hard to know which ones are tame and which ones are to blame (for the itch!).  So what types of food additives should you avoid? Use this page to check the food chemicals in your foods. You can do this...

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Is eczema an autoimmune disease?

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Is eczema an autoimmune disease?

Eczema is an itchy skin condition that can be painful and chronic. Eczema sufferers commonly have allergies and consuming a food you are allergic to elicits an IgE immune system response. The result is itchy, inflamed skin.  However avoiding your diagnosed allergy foods does not usually fix your eczema (or it only partially helps). So researchers in Vienna hypothesise that because the immune response can still occur after the allergy foods are avoided eczema “could be autoimmune" (Valenta 2009). A drug company recently declared that "eczema is an autoimmune disease". And they stand to profit greatly from their findings. Their patented drug will hit the market (if it...

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