One condition I seem to treat over and over again is eczema both in children and teens. For young children and babies this can be very distressing and uncomfortable and in teens (especially young women) it can not only be painful and uncomfortable it can be very damaging to self esteem.
The question is what can you do about it… before I answer that I think it’s important that we all understand the skin itself is an organ of elimination.. it’s NOT a barrier so anything we put on our skin WILL be absorbed into the body and it’s also a way for the body to eliminate toxins and support detoxification.
The standard treatment for eczema from most GP’s will be some cortisone cream and a slightly less than confident assurance that the child / teen will eventually grow out of it. As far as I’m concerned the only truly effective, long term treatment is to heal the gut and change the diet otherwise it’ll always be a problem.
When I say this I’m not talking about just avoiding a few foods and crossing your fingers.. I mean serious gut healing with the right blend of probiotics, probiotic foods, gut healing supplements such as Glutamine and Slippery Elm, bone broths, meat stocks, and the elimination of all processed and inflammatory foods such as grains, gluten and dairy… (in some cases fermented dairy such as 24 hour home made fermented yogurt and kefir are often beneficial).
The thing to remember is you don’t need to “live” with it, there is a solution available.
Until next time stay calm and stay healthy.