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Acupressure: A Home Remedy for Eczema

By Dr. Amy Duong (bio below) As a part of my clinical practice, I use acupuncture to treat acute and chronic medical conditions.  According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, qi or energy flows in networks or channels, similar to our blood flowing in blood vessels.  Health may be defined as an abundant and free flow of…

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The History of Food Allergies: 3 Lessons Learned

By Dr. Matthew Smith (bio below) In 1933, the story of Marie, an allergic walrus, was published in the Journal of the Medical Veterinary Association.  Marie had been brought to a California zoo as a young pup and, lacking walrus breast-milk, her keepers fed her condensed cow’s milk instead.  Marie reacted badly, suffering from asthma,…

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Peanut Allergy: A Family’s Search for a Cure

Written by Robyn Charron (bio below) At 6 months old, after 3 months of constantly pushing our pediatrician for answers as to why our infant son, Rory was covered in eczema and contact rashes, a food allergy blood test revealed that he had a deadly peanut allergy.  Ten months later a skin test showed a…

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The End of Childhood Food Allergy: Is this the Future?

By Sabra Way Imagine this. Three children ages 9-16 with such severe food allergies that one could not go to school, routine activities were curtailed and travelling was out of the question. All three children had experienced frequent anaphylactic reactions and their food allergy included inhaled and skin contact allergic reactions.  In a 2 year…

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Healing with the GAPS Diet – INTRO (Day 1)

So, I’ve heard about the GAPS diet (Gut & Psychology Syndrome) for several years now. People that have followed it claim they’ve cured many of their and their children’s chronic ailments and diseases, usually of the autoimmune family. Yes, I said CURED. I knew when first hearing about the GAPS diet, that we just weren’t…

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From a Holistic Nutritionist: 10 Ways to Heal Eczema

By Ashley Giordano (bio below) When I was 19 years old, I developed chronic eczema on my face.  It started with the skin on my face turning completely red.  I went the traditional route using antibiotics and cortisone cream treatment, and the problem disappeared until I stopped taking them.  After the third round of antibiotics I…

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Top 10 Food Allergy Misconceptions and Myths

By Missie (a mother whose daughter is allergic to peanuts) People are very emotional about food allergies, especially in regards to children with food allergies.  We, the parents of kids with food allergies, want to feel that our kids are safe when we send them off to school.  On the other side, parents whose children…

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Allergies: Honesty and Adulthood

Here is another great post from Tristan – not my son, but Atopic Girl. I’m just so fascinated by her and her stories looking back on her childhood eczema. This piece is a little bit touchy for me as it goes up against my beliefs in natural treatments and therapies. I know they don’t always…

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