By Sophia Ruan Gushée (see bio below)
Managing eczema has been a big issue in my family. When my youngest daughter was 3 days old, she began developing eczema. Since my older two children had not experienced eczema or other health issues, I kept waiting for my youngest to outgrow her skin issues as we tried different natural remedies for eczema. Sometimes it seemed that the eczema was subsiding. But, in fact, it was on a general trend of becoming more severe. Eventually I knew I had to try a different course of action. Read more
By Hannah Do (see bio below)
Itching is only half of the battle you have to go through if you have eczema. Because once the itch and scratching subside, you’ll have to deal with the terrible and embarrassing scars. While some scars fade away in time, some of them actually never go away.
If you’ve been chronically suffering from this skin issue, or you just want to prevent it from happening to you, then read on to learn more. Read more
By Laura Dolgy
I’ll never forget the days I used to watch my dad pick away at his arms incessantly in our home bathroom. I was always so fascinated as to what he was doing. It wouldn’t be until a few years later when I started seeing those same pinkish/white dots on my arms that I would figure it out. And what a relief that was!
By Andrea Thomas (see bio below)
What started off as a tiny red patch of skin on my newborn daughter, turned into a journey of eczema, skin allergies and craziness. It also inspired me to invent the ScratchMeNot Flip Mitten, a solution that would forever change our family’s experience with eczema.
My daughter was only 2 months when eczema began to rear its face. I, like many moms, went to the doctor to figure out what was wrong. I was told it was just “baby skin”; to give it time for the dry, redness to clear up. Well, it didn’t. As a matter of fact, it spread to all of her joints, face and scalp. These are memories I wish I could go back and change; the days of having a screaming and crying child all day and all night that rarely slept and constantly scratched. This was our life for months.
By Melissa Hawira (bio below)
What I want to share with you today is my story of eczema and topical steroid addiction how I overcame both conditions and my now burning desire to help people conquer eczema themselves through my website Top Eczema Treatments that discusses natural eczema treatments.
By Angelique M. Saffle (bio below)
Calendula is known in herbalist circles as the “mother of the skin.” It is a safe and gentle plant, possessing no known drug interactions or adverse effects for long-term use. Calendula in an oil or salve form is the perfect herb for many skin issues on the face and body and should be in everyone’s medicine cabinet in some form.
The petals are composed of resins which contain a potent array of powerful antioxidant compounds. These protect the skin from free-radical damage and play an active role in healing. Calendula has been found to increase collagen and elastin in the skin and can assist in preventing the formation of scar tissue. It feels soothing on application and can be used safely by all ages. Read more
A few months ago I was fed up. I was so very tired of planning meals all the time. In fact, I stopped planning altogether and just barely was pulling meals together just before dinner time. I was bored with cooking and honestly, I was getting bored with food. I remember making a few meals and serving my family, but when it came to my plate, I just couldn’t be bothered. I’d rather have eaten cardboard at the time. And honestly, I’m a self-proclaimed foodie, so becoming tired of food was just something that was not supposed to happen to me. Read more
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By Diana Hermann (bio below)
Zi Zai Dermatology’s Little Red Rash™ Ointment is an herbal ointment designed specifically as a red rash treatment. Instead of beeswax, it contains a plant-based wax called candelilla wax, making it a vegan eczema ointment. This makes it an excellent option for those who have a beeswax allergy or propolis allergy (which is sometimes found in beeswax). Read more
By: Dr. Amy Duong, ND
It’s time for the third annual Naturopathic Medicine Awareness Week, which was designated by the U.S Senate in 2013. During this week, naturopathic physicians throughout the world share with everyone how to support wellness in body, mind, and spirit with natural, safe, and effective therapies. Today, I’d like to share some notable facts about Naturopathic Medicine and some ideas for you to join in the spirit of health and happiness. Read more