News — eczema

Discover the amazing superpowers of salt

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Salt was demonised for years, but the tide is turning for this most fundamental molecule.   It is a flavour-enhancer, so manufacturers add it to processed foods by the bucket-load. While it’s true that consuming more than 2.3g of salt every day is too much of a good thing, making sure that you have adequate salt in your diet is also important. For example, a bit of extra salt will help to reduce junk-food cravings and promote more efficient blood-sugar regulation. Getting enough salt can also boost the immune system and improve electrolyte balance. There are many kinds of salt,...

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Stress, hormones and eczema

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Hormones are chemical messengers that run the different systems of the body. They are produced by the liver, the brain and other organs such as the ovaries. Hormones can also be produced by specialized glands, such as the thyroid and adrenal glands.

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Chemical Irritants and Eczema

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Genes play a role in the development and severity of eczema, and unfortunately, there’s not a lot you can do about those. But, the good news is that the various triggers for eczema can be dealt with to some extent.

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Diet and Eczema

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Some foods don’t have to be eaten to be useful! Honey, coconut oil and oatmeal can all be used to sooth irritated skin!

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Environmental Factors and Eczema

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All these environmental factors can either trigger a flare-up, make symptoms more severe, or make them last longer. Fortunately, there are ways of reducing the impact of these environmental triggers without wrapping yourself in hermetically sealed plastic or moving home!

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