Eczema is a condition in which patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, cracked, and rough. The solution, then, becomes figuring out what potentially hazardous material are you putting onto your skin that may be triggering your reoccurrence? The main cause of eczema is a disturbance in your immune system. Your body is overreacting to something attacking you or inside you. Here are a few tips that can help with tame and get eczema under control.
Eliminate Foods - The two most common and harmful food sensitivities are gluten and dairy. My 10-Day Detox Diet eliminates these along with sugary, processed foods, resulting in reduced inflammation and results in just 10 days.
Replenish Gut Health - Prebiotics, probiotics and digestive enzymes are among the things I use to normalize healthy gut flora. Please keep in mind it may become necessary to work with a Functional Medicine practitioner to address gut issues, but removing food sensitivities and incorporating gut-healing nutrients are entirely within your power. Restoring normal gut flora reduces overall immune activation and many inflammatory diseases including asthma, eczema, and inflammatory bowel disease.
Get Sleep - Studies show sleep loss fuels the flames of inflammation, exacerbating eczema and other conditions. That’s among the many reasons you want to aim for eight hours of quality, uninterrupted sleep every night. And make sure to supplement daily with fish oil, and vitamins A and D.
Remove Stress - Besides making you absolutely miserable, studies link chronic stress levels with inflammation. Whether you do meditation, deep breathing, yoga or another form of stress reduction, make it a priority and do it regularly.