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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Documenting the Eczema & Changing up the Diet!

From March 1st I'm going to start documenting my skin via photographs every morning when I wake up to every night before I go to bed. By doing this I'll be able to show you all, and myself, just how my skin goes during the day. At the end of the month I'll compile them all and make a gif image to show you what happens to my skin over the course of a month.

I'm also looking to fine tune my diet somewhat as I haven't been able to shake the bad habits off since Christmas time. I still have a tonne of sweets and the like in the cupboard but I'm just going to ignore their existence for now ;) I've also noticed that I'm starting to put on a bit of weight again, not really a lot, but my size 8 trousers (I don't even know how I even got down to wearing an 8?!) are beginning to get a little tight on the old tum. Everyone bangs on about the benefits of healthy food in eczema patients so I'll get back onto the wagon, even though I'm not entirely convinced it fully helps me, seeing as I suffer primarily from environmental allergies but if it makes me healthy then that's good.

If anyone wants to drop me in any recipe ideas that'd be fantastic! We tend to eat the same things over and over and it can become a bit tedious. From what I can tell the only things I can't have are spices and possibly eggs as I've (only sometimes) flared when having had egg sandwiches and pancakes, and definitely flared from eating shop bought birthday cake and quiche. Although recently I was alerted to this article: 'House dust mites could be a cause of food allergy' which was a very interesting read seeing as I know that I am extremely allergic to dust mites and flour was found in the birthday cake, quiche and pancake. Funny huh?

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  2. I saw your blog post on National Eczema Association.
    I would love you to add my group page on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Eczemanaturally/
    Also I have a protocol I would love for you to try.
    First thing that would help with getting the redness out of your skin would be Pure Baking Soda Baths. Make sure the box you buy has only one ingredient SODIUM BICARBONATE! 1ST week every day 2 cups in warm bath for 20 mins you soak. 2nd week 1 cup per bath for 20 mins. This will help so much. I can also help you more. Just email me :) yourcaredoula@gmail.com. Thanks, Amber

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  3. Heres the protocol I think you should follow.

    For your skin mix these 3 together:
    PALM OIL SHORTNING (ONCE YOU USE THIS YOU WILL NEVER USE ANYTHING ELSE!), Fruit Earth Aloe Vera AND zinc oxide.USE A CAKE MIXER AND MIX 70% palm, 20% aloe and 10% zinc.
    Where to buy:
    http://www.rocklandkosher.com/p-8647-palm-oil-shortening-organic.aspx

    http://www.amazon.com/Fruit-Earth-Aloe-Vera-100/dp/B000ALDK1A/ref=pd_sim_hpc_2

    http://www.amazon.com/Zinc-Oxide-Powder-Quality-Resealable/dp/B003IGOL8U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361635405&sr=8-1&keywords=zinc+oxide

    Vitamins to take:
    http://www.amazon.com/Nature-Made-Super-Vitamin-B-Complex/dp/B000GB3L04/ref=sr_1_21?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1361634110&sr=1-21&keywords=nature+made+a%2Cc%2Ce
    B vitamins
    http://www.amazon.com/Nature-Made-Vitamin-180-Count-Softgels/dp/B004U3Y8SI/ref=sr_1_11?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1361634174&sr=1-11&keywords=nature+made+a%2Cc%2Ce
    D Vitamins
    http://www.amazon.com/Nature-Made-Triple-Omega-Safflower/dp/B001ECX38Y/ref=sr_1_16?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1361634174&sr=1-16&keywords=nature+made+a%2Cc%2Ce
    Omega Vitamins
    http://www.amazon.com/Nature-Made-Vitamin-8000-Softgels/dp/B0019GCQ5Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1361634410&sr=1-1&keywords=nature+made+a
    A Vitamin
    http://www.amazon.com/Natures-Bounty-Chelated-Gluconate-Caplets/dp/B001GAOGGC/ref=sr_1_7?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1361634525&sr=1-7&keywords=nature+made+ZINC
    Zinc
    http://www.amazon.com/Jarrow-Formulas-Sulfur-1000mg-Capsules/dp/B0001TNVEM/ref=sr_1_4?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1361634624&sr=1-4&keywords=Sulfur
    Sulfur
    http://www.amazon.com/Nutrition-Now-Pro-Biotic-Acidophilus-Capsules/dp/B000F4WWI4/ref=sr_1_2?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1361634735&sr=1-2&keywords=pro-biotic
    Probotic
    http://www.traceminerals.com/products/liquid-tablet-minerals/concentrace-ionic-minerals
    Trace Minerals
    I personally know this is alot but its worth it!

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  4. Hey Jenny - I forget if you've tried taking out all dairy and gluten for a week or two to see if it helps. If you haven't tried this, I'd strongly recommend it. See if you notice a difference.

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