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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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Nutritionist discovers eczema breakthrough

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Nutritionist discovers eczema breakthrough

Reporter: Dr. Andrew Rochford According to 7 News, "Groundbreaking research has revealed that diet could hold the key to an eczema cure."  "An Australian nutritionist has made a major breakthrough by identifying specific foods that clear it up, allowing sufferers to avoid years of discomfort."  Prior to her treatment last year, 12-year-old eczema sufferer Georgie Broos was in agony with the cruel condition. “My eczema, it felt really bad, I couldn't do anything. I would scratch at night, I would cry, I couldn't go to sleep,” Georgie told 7 News. Her arms and legs itching and covered with red eczema,...

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How does alkalising help eczema?

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How does alkalising help eczema?

If you have ever read The Eczema Diet you'll know that Salicylate sensitivity is the most common chemical sensitivity that eczema sufferers have. It can cause a worsening of eczema in more than 60 percent of people with eczema, and the rates appear to be increasing. Well, back in the 1950s alkalisation was used as an effective treatment for eliminating salicylates from the body and this research can help to reduce your eczema symptoms. According to research in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, medical staff at hospitals used alkalisation to treat salicylate poisoning (from aspirin overdose - aspirin is made up of salicylates)....

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