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Experiencing Eczema?

Updated: Nov 29, 2023

One in ten people in the United States alone experience eczema at some point in their lifetime. Eczema is a common autoimmune disorder that causes red, dry, bumpy, itchy patches on the skin. Severity can range from mild and uncomfortable to extreme and stubborn.


I've had a personal struggle with eczema pretty much since infancy. This being an ongoing health issue for me, I've gained in depth knowledge on the topic and learned how to holistically heal my body through experience, self education, and trial and error. There's a divine purpose to everything in life. I've dealt with eczema for so long so that I could learn how to get to the bottom of it and share my journey to help others 💕



Allopathy Vs. Homeopathy


Allopathy has never been a help to me in my quest to live eczema free and I know so many others who have had the same experience. Anytime I tried to seek help from a doctor, dermatologist, or specialist I would get the same answer every time - that I'm just prone to it, it’s a common condition, there is no “cure”, and to use a prescription steroid ointment along with daily allergy pills to mask symptoms. None of which ever actually helped me and only made matters worse.


I got tired of hearing the same thing over and over again. Each time would only frustrate me more and cause me to lose patience and trust with the very people who were supposed to help me. That's the thing though, they were helping me in the way they were taught. Allopathic doctors do not get educated on how to heal the body, they get taught how to diagnose and prescribe pharmaceuticals.


Allopathy is the medical system in which the United States and many other countries have adopted. It's the medical practice in which symptoms of disease get treated with pharmaceutical drugs including over the counter meds, radiation, surgery, etc. It often focuses on reducing symptoms rather than focusing on and evaluating the root cause. More often than not it's a quick “fix” to long term, deeply seeded issues.


I’m not saying that allopathic doctors are bad, that modern day medicine isn't helpful, or that I don't use it at all. In my opinion it's great for emergencies and necessary for certain conditions. Just know that being healthy, dis-ease free, and non dependent on pharmaceuticals doesn't make the trillion dollar industry that is big pharma any money. Dis-ease makes a lot of people a lot of mula.


The opposing medical system is homeopathy, the medical system that was used world wide before allopathy started taking over in the 19th century. It focuses on preventing and healing the root of disease through a healthy, nourishing lifestyle with the use of food, herbs, movement, meditation, and nature as medicine. It’s based on achieving and maintaining homeostasis, when the body is balanced and all of its systems are functioning harmoniously at full capacity as they are meant to.


Allopathy kept telling me I’d have to live the rest of my life dealing with eczema but I never accepted that. I just knew there had to be a solution and I’m glad I followed my intuition. You’ve probably guessed by now that homeopathy is how I’ve healed my eczema and the sole reason why I haven't had a flare up in years and if I did I would know exactly what to do for it. While there is technically no “cure” for eczema or other autoimmune diseases you can learn how to naturally heal your body so that you no longer experience symptoms. This increases quality of life.


Homeopathy is all about getting to the root of the issue and healing from the inside out. The root of nearly all disease is inflammation caused by poor gut health. Dis-ease being anytime the body experiences a negative, abnormal symptom. This could be anything from acne, boils, migraines, chronic bloating, any digestive issues, and brain fog to learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, arthritis, type two diabetes, cancers, and so on. There is a direct correlation between the shitty foods that line 90% of grocery store shelves, unnatural lifestyles, the need for pharm drugs, and the rise of disease rates.


Experiencing dis-ease may have become common in today’s society but it is not normal and you do not have to accept it as your reality.



The Truth About Steroid Treatments


Unfortunately the most common “treatment” for eczema is a topical steroid ointment, and sometimes even oral and injectable steroids. I don't consider this a good treatment at all since it's just a band aid that masks symptoms and comes with a slew of hazardous side effects.


The skin is our largest organ and it's the most absorbable, anything that is applied to the skin gets absorbed into the bloodstream and processed through the liver. You can imagine it's not good for steroids to be coursing through the body. Topical steroid use can not only affect the appearance of skin but compromise internal health as well.


The side effects and health issues that can result from topical steroid use are hypopigmentation, thinning of the skin, stretch marks, glaucoma, cataracts, compromised immunity and liver function, acne, hair loss, premature aging, weight gain, digestive issues, high blood pressure and sugar, osteoporosis, irregular menstrual cycle, endocrine disruption, depression and other psychological distress, easy bruising, spider veins, worsened allergies, worsening of eczema, non eczema related rashes, cushing syndrome, and topical steroid withdrawal.


Part of my eczema journey was using topical steroid ointments and learning first hand why they should be avoided at all costs. I experienced hypopigmentation on my arm that wouldn't fully heal for years. I had no idea it was compromising my gut and liver health which was worsening my eczema and overall health. It contributed to me feeling tired and fatigued all the time and getting sick too often. But maybe the worst and most frustrating thing to deal with and heal from was TSW, topical steroid withdrawal.


Topical steroid withdrawal can happen after any period of time in which a steroid ointment was used. The longer it is used for, the more severe the withdrawal can be. Symptoms can include burning, flaking, shedding, swelling, cracking, redness, wrinkling, sagging, peeling, and itching of the skin as well as spreading of eczema, pus filled bumps, hard nodules, insomnia, hair loss, irregular body temperature, fatigue, brain fog, depression, digestive upset, and general pain.


One may have acute success with a steroid ointment only to discontinue use and end up with worse symptoms than what they started out with. Of course this doesn't happen to everyone but it's important to be aware of potential consequences. I was never informed by the numerous doctors I saw that these were the side effects. This is a main problem I have with allopathic doctors, that there is often not full, formal consent with the drugs they recommend you use and every single one of them has negative impacts. They all have the potential to worsen and create new health conditions. Take it upon yourself to do your own research, read the massive drug label, and empower yourself to use your own discernment to make your own choices for your own body.


TSW is particularly more challenging to heal from and cope with as it's a result of the ointment and not necessarily gut health or lifestyle. The only way to heal from TSW is with time and patience as the steroid needs to detox from the body. During this process symptoms can become worse before they begin to get better. TSW can take weeks, months or even years to fully heal. You can aid your body in this healing process by supporting your gut and liver health along with some external treatments which we’ll be going over in the next sections.


I get it, you may want to use the steroid because it can give you more immediate relief than the time, effort, and consistency it takes to heal from the inside out but the outcome is longer lasting and much more rewarding. You are your most important investment.



The Root


There's a pesky thing called leaky gut syndrome which most people have but are totally unaware of. Gut health is a very in depth subject so we're just going to do a little overview…


The digestive tract, “the gut”, has a mucous lining that is meant to be thick, smooth, and non permeable. Its purpose is to properly digest food, help the cells absorb nutrients, and prevent undigested food particles (feces) from entering the bloodstream.


Leaky gut syndrome is when the digestive tract lining becomes weak, thin, and porous, due to poor diet and lifestyle choices, allowing feces to enter into the bloodstream. This causes the body to go haywire producing inflammatory immune responses (dis-ease), eczema being just one of them. These responses are the body's way of communicating that something is wrong, that it’s in a state of inflammation and needs help returning back to homeostasis. It’s time to start listening to our bodies and stop accepting the lie that being unwell is just part of life. It doesn't have to be.


The other aspect of gut health is microbiomes. Microbiomes are microorganisms that are found everywhere on and in the body that perform endless jobs to protect the body and maintain homeostasis. The gut alone contains an ecosystem of trillions. Diet and certain lifestyle choices dictate the population of gut microbiomes either causing a diverse environment of healthy or harmful ones. When gut microbes become unbalanced and predominantly unhealthy it also causes health issues and inflammatory responses.


Leaky gut syndrome and imbalance microbiomes go hand in hand and can result in other gut related diseases like candida (yeast) overgrowth, sibo (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), and dysbiosis which can all contribute to many diseases including eczema of course.


One of the most frustrating things when it comes to eczema is that doctors want to blame external variables like allergies, jewelry, clothing, laundry detergent, perfume, skin care products, soaps, lack of moisture in the skin or a damaged moisture barrier, even weather all of which can absolutely irritate eczema and worsen symptoms but they aren't the root cause. They fail to consider certain lifestyle choices that cause inflammation and have adverse effects on gut health.


Gut health is the foundation of overall health and wellbeing. It also sets the tone for the health of cells and all organs/systems. When the gut is thriving there is an absence of inflammatory responses. The body is at ease vs. at dis-ease. This is why getting allergy tests done for eczema has little success in healing it. Avoiding certain foods and elements usually does not address the root cause.


There are a lot of factors that go into gut health, let's go over a few of them that are total game changers in healing and preventing eczema.



Lifestyle Integrations


Bye Bye Gluten


Gluten is a protein found in certain grains like wheat, farro, barley, rye, spelt, malt, farina, kamut, and triticale.


The proteins found in gluten release certain proteins in the digestive tract that cause the deterioration of the mucous lining and single handedly cause leaky gut syndrome. You do not have to have celiac disease or a “sensitivity” for gluten to negatively impact gut health, gluten is inherently harmful and inflammatory.


In my opinion this is one of the top most important things everyone needs to do in order to heal and maintain proper gut health. It takes a few months for gluten to fully detox from the body so be patient and trust the process. Cutting out gluten will drastically reduce any inflammatory responses, not just eczema. You’ll most likely notice less bloating, acne, fatigue, brain fog, and better sleep, mood, digestion, and so much more!



Cut Out Refined Sugar


In a nutshell, refined sugar comes from cane, sugar beets, or corn that has gone through heavy processing that strips away all nutrients leaving behind a pure sugar crystal. Refined sugars include white sugar, brown sugar, powdered sugar, caramel, cane sugar, corn syrup, etc.


All foods need their nutrients intact in order to be digested and utilized properly by the body (the cells). Refined sugars have been depleted of all nutrients so the body doesn't recognize it as real food and doesn't know what to do with it. Because of this, the body overcompensates by becoming acidic in order to process the refined sugar. This also plays a hand in leaky gut syndrome and populates harmful microbes while killing healthy ones. The body reacts this way to all refined, processed, artificial, and fake foods as well as prescription drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, and hazardous chemicals.


Acidic means the pH in the body is too low. Acidic environments trigger inflammation and allow dis-ease to manifest. Alkaline is the body being at its optimal pH level of around 7.0, this is where the body is in homeostasis.


Not to despair though, this does not mean you have to cut out sugar completely. There are sugars from nature that the body loves like raw honey, pure maple syrup, and organic coconut sugar. Focus on replacing refined sugars with these and you’ll be good to go!



Nourishment From Earth


My motto is “eat as close to the earth as possible”. Our bodies need healthy sources of carbs, protein, fats, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in order to fully thrive. We get all of this from high quality, natural food sources like wild caught fish, organic grass fed meats and their byproducts like eggs, yogurt and cheese, starches, fruits, veggies, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, and gluten free grains like oats, brown rice, buckwheat, and quinoa.



Everything you consume either feeds or fights dis-ease. Real, nourishing foods are essential in healing and maintaining health. They populate healthy gut microbiomes, prevent harmful ones from multiplying, keep the digestive tract lining healthy, and provide cells with what they need to thrive so we can thrive. Fake, processed, refined food does the exact opposite. It’s time to cut out anything that is not real food and is not made with real ingredients. If it has even one weird looking ingredient, put it down and walk away, your body, mind, soul, and future self will thank you. You deserve to feed your body the best of the best.



Some foods that are particularly healing for eczema that you can add into your diet include papaya, dandelion leaves, berries, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, celery, apples, spinach, kale, garlic, salmon, tuna, grass fed beef, pasture raised chicken and eggs, and oysters.



Proper Hydration


Staying properly hydrated is always of the utmost importance. The body is made up of about 70% water and every organ and system in the body requires ample amounts of clean water to function properly.


When it comes to healing eczema the liver, kidneys, and lymphatic system are the detox systems that remove toxic waste out of the body. If these systems are backed up and unable to do their job the body will become full of toxins, acidic, and inflamed. High quality water and a clean diet are serious key players in keeping these detox pathways open, clean, and functioning optimally. To encourage these systems to detox even more, get your sweat on either in the sun, steam room, sauna, even in your car with the heat blasted.


Tap, bottled, and water from conventional filters can contain hundreds of different contaminants like heavy metals, chemicals, toxic elements like fluoride, prescription drugs, and even feces causing these detox pathways to become bogged down and clogged up. Contaminated water has grave effects on the entire body. I recommend investing in a reverse osmosis water system or something similar to ensure you're drinking the cleanest water possible. I’m linking the one that I invested in right below. It’s one of the best things I ever bought for myself!




Restorative Sleep


Sleep is extremely healing, it's when the body really goes to work repairing, restoring, and rejuvenating. Getting proper amounts of restful sleep is a non negotiable for optimal health and wellbeing. If you aren't getting proper sleep each night, you are not healthy. Sleep is essential for nervous system and endocrine regulation, brain and liver function, gut and cellular health, mental and emotional wellbeing, immunity, cellular repair and replication, and so much more.


Having a hard time falling asleep, staying asleep, and waking up the next morning feeling tired, groggy, foggy, and fatigued isn't normal. It means there's a deeper issue at hand whether it’s poor gut health, nervous system dysregulation, hormone disruptions, mental health disturbances or a combination of all. Healing the gut often improves sleep quality by a ton and helps balance hormones, mental state, and the nervous system. The gut is interconnected with everything!


What you do before you go to bed matters immensely. Prioritize your rest by doing things that set you up for a great night's sleep like turning off all bright lights, shut off the tv, put down the phone, play meditation music, stretch, meditate, read, journal, color, etc. Do not compromise your sleep!



Other Factors To Be Mindful Of


Although healing from eczema is mainly an inside job there are other factors that can lead to and worsen flare ups. It’s important to steer clear of irritants and other lifestyle choices that can prolong the healing process and make symptoms worse.


Chemicals


Stay away from things that contain fragrance and an endless list of chemicals like perfume, body wash, body lotion, skin care, hand soap, bath bombs, laundry detergent, household cleaning products, candles, air fresheners, etc. “Fragrance” is a blanket term for harmful chemicals that our bodies aren't meant to be exposed to. Chemicals have dire effects on the nervous system, hormone and reproductive health, brain and lung function, liver capability, mental stability, and gut health.


Chemicals cause similar inflammatory, acidic responses in the body as fake food, gluten, refined sugar, alcohol, etc. Many of them are labeled as carcinogens (cancer causing agents), or deemed unsafe for human use as they have high potential to contribute to an array of dis-ease.


Fragrance isn't the only chemical that should be avoided, there are endless ones that are included in many of the day to day products we use. Opt for clean, non toxic brands. Fragrance free is always a plus unless the product states it is crafted with plant derived essential oils. Pools and hot tubs treated with chemicals should also be avoided during the healing phase.


One of my favorite skin care brands for eczema is First Aid Beauty. My go to body wash is from Sweet Spot Labs. And the best non toxic cleaning brand I know of is Branch Basics. Hopefully this helps jump start your journey of replacing harmful products with clean ones. Do some research, there are a ton of brands nowadays that are dedicated to low tox living.



Scratching


Although it literally feels like the best thing in the world to scratch itchy eczema it only provides temporary relief, prolongs healing, and can cause infection. When you do feel like you want to scratch your skin off, applying ice packs or running cold water on the affected area helps a ton. Cold really helps to calm the itching/burning sensation. Breath through your itch attacks and do something to distract yourself, it will pass.


I've found that topical anti itch ointments like hydrocortisone made my symptoms worse plus we want to avoid putting pharmaceuticals on the skin (and in our bodies). For topical relief I love the brand Eczema Honey, they're an all natural, non toxic brand dedicated to making skincare products for eczema. I loved the salve for when flare ups occur. It's nice to have something on hand for more immediate relief while the body is healing from the inside. I’ll leave the link to the salve I used right below!




Stress


Excessive stress causes inflammatory responses like migraines, anxiety, digestive issues, weight loss and gain, insomnia, hormonal disruptions, etc. When there's an over abundance of stress hormones being produced, the body starts freaking out because it can't cope. Symptoms of stress are your body's way of telling you to slow down, relax, and take care. Persistent stress can lead to other forms of dis-ease including chronic anxiety and other mood disorders, heart disease, stroke, heart attack, migraine, frequent colds, insomnia, high blood pressure and sugar, alzhimers and dementia, obesity, digestive issues, malnourishment, and weakens the immune system slowing down the healing time of everything.


Excessive stress negatively impacts the liver which as we know is an essential detox pathway. One of the many jobs of the liver is processing and eliminating excess hormones. Too much of any kind of hormone will cause liver distress. Naturally, this can contribute to eczema flares which can lead to even more of a stress response. Learning to work through, cope with, and reduce stress in healthy ways is essential in creating deep level health and wellbeing. Stressing about eczema will only prolong the healing process. Learn to love and accept your body as its healing and trust the process.



Alcohol


It doesn't have to be given up forever but should be avoided for some time while you heal your gut, at least three months. Alcohol is poison that negatively impacts every organ and system each time it is consumed. It kills off healthy gut microbiomes, populates the unhealthy, wears away the digestive tract lining, robs the body of nutrients, and causes serious dehydration on a cellular level. I'm not demonizing alcohol, those are just the facts. Regular alcohol use contributes to endless diseases. After the gut is healed and eczema clears up it's important to only drink in moderation if you want to maintain the health you've created for yourself.



Histamine Intolerance


If you happen to have allergies to things like certain foods, pollen, dust, dust mites, pet hair and dander, etc, you have what is called a histamine intolerance.


Histamines are an important, naturally occurring chemical made by the immune system that also helps regulate gastrointestinal responses and is a neurotransmitter for the brain, nervous system, and uterus. Histamine production is a means to maintain homeostasis. When the body comes into contact with something it perceives as a threat the immune system becomes activated and produces histamines. This reaction is an inflammatory immune response that is meant to protect the body but also to communicate that there is most likely a deeper health issue at hand.


Those who have a histamine intolerance produce an over abundance of histamines upon coming into contact with allergens and have a hard time processing the built up histamines resulting in allergic reactions like hives, red itchy eyes, runny nose, difficulty breathing, wheezing, congestion, sneezing, fatigue, brain fog, headaches, and coughing. Histamines play an essential role in immunity and gut health so intolerances can also result in ailments like digestive issues, irregular and painful menstrual cycles, high blood pressure, anxiety, dizziness, poor body temperature regulation, and irregular heart rate.


Poor gut health is a major cause of histamine intolerances. Leaky gut syndrome ensures the immune system is always under attack and producing inappropriate responses. It also allows the over abundance of histamines to enter directly into the bloodstream furthering chronic inflammation. DAO, diamine oxidase, is an enzyme made by the gut microbiota that is necessary in breaking down and processing histamines effectively. Dysbiosis prohibits the production of this enzyme causing the body to become less effective at dealing with histamines and more likely to experience the above allergy symptoms.


Many people who have eczema experience allergies simply because gut health is already compromised and when exposed to allergens can worsen eczema flares. Healing the gut can vastly reduce any kind of allergy you may be experiencing as it naturally encourages the body to produce more DAO and reduce chronic inflammatory response. Other factors that heavily hinder DAO production are alcohol and pharmaceutical drug use. Pharmaceutical antihistamines only provide short term, temporary relief from allergy symptoms and only worsen the real issue at hand, however, they are good to use in emergency situations.


If you believe this is you then trying a low histamine diet could benefit you. There are certain types of foods that are high in histamines like alcohol, all fermented foods, dried fruits, avocado, bananas, eggplant, spinach, processed/smoked/cured meats, shellfish, cheese, tomatoes, beans, nuts, chocolate, and citrus fruits.


Taking a break from these foods can help heal the gut, reduce inflammation, and allow the body time to clear out the built up histamines that were causing problems. These foods don't have to be given up forever, I recommend trying for 3-4 months while actively healing the gut. It won't be until after your eczema clears that you can begin to add some of these foods back in gradually, keeping a food journal to track everything. If you do have a histamine intolerance that was contributing to eczema not only is it likely to clear up but you’ll feel better in general with more energy, less bloating, better digestion, clearer mind, glowing skin, healthier menstrual cycles, and decreased allergies symptoms.




Supplements & Alternative Treatments


While there is nothing more important than getting nourishment from real, whole foods there are some supplements that not only can help heal eczema but support overall health and wellbeing. Pairing your new lifestyle integrations with some supplements and external treatments can help you heal faster.


Note that supplements are never to be relied on and won't even get absorbed and utilized properly if the gut is unwell. Supplements are meant to supplement your already healthy diet and lifestyle, not replace it! Natural supplementation is always recommended over artificial forms as they are much more effective and bioavailable. Bioavailability meaning higher rates of absorption and utilization.


Flaxseed oil - Rich source of omega 3 fatty acids, essential in reducing inflammation and benefits the brain, eyes, and nervous system. I recommend flaxseed oil over fish oil for a boost of omega 3’s because fish oil quality is questionable. You can buy a capsule form or an organic oil to add to your food and even smoothies!



Oil of oregano - This antioxidant rich oil offers lots of health benefits with just five drops per day but is specifically a great treatment for candida related eczema. Candida is an overgrowth of yeast in the gut which can contribute to health issues like eczema, acne, ibs, crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, yeast infections of the mouth and genitals, bumpy skin, and general itch.


Those who have candida induced eczema typically get flare ups around the mouth, eyes, and in the folds of the knees and elbows, but of course it has potential to pop up anywhere. Another tell tale sign is getting flare ups after eating sugar, more specifically refined sugar which as we know is poison. Yeast loves sugar! If you believe this is you then keeping sugar to a minimum is in your best interest while you heal. Stick to small amounts of nourishing sugars like raw honey, pure maple syrup, and fruits while your eczema clears up.


Oil of oregano is amazing at eradicating and preventing candida overgrowth. It's a natural antifungal and antibiotic with the best part being that the candida in the gut wont build up a resistance to it like it would with pharmaceuticals. The two potent components of oregano oil, carvacrol and thymol, have been proven to not only be more powerful and effective at combating candida overgrowth but candida biofilm which usually does not get broken down by pharmaceuticals. The biofilm is the candidas defense mechanism, protecting it from dying off. Oil of oregano is so powerful it has also been used to kill off other harmful bacteria like E. coli and even sterilize septic water.


Other health benefits include improved digestion, anti inflammatory, boosts immunity, reduces allergies (histamine reactions), glowing skin, healthy hair, protects against free radicals (cancer causing), and can be used to treat cold and urinary tract infections.


Oil of oregano can be used as a topical treatment as well for eczema and even acne but it does need to be diluted with a carrier oil. The one I linked above is mixed with organic olive oil which has many health benefits on its own. To take orally, mix five drops of the oil with some water daily.



Sea moss gel - The most complete superfood in the world providing you with 92 of the 102 essential vitamins and minerals. This is going to give you a nice little boost of nutrients and offers a ton of other health benefits. Sea moss gel is also an effective topical treatment for eczema symptoms. I have an entire blog on everything you need to know about sea moss, click the link right below to check it out!




Matcha - A green powder made from the green tea leaf packed with special antioxidants and other powerful nutrients. It's low in caffeine and acidity making it a perfect drink for those with eczema or other types of disease. I do recommend going with organic, ceremonial grade matcha, it's the most nutrient dense, pesticide free, and the best tasting. I also have a whole blog dedicated to matcha, just click the link below if you want to learn more!




Digestive herbs tea - A special blend of herbs that aid in healing the gut, nutrient absorption, and reducing heat (inflammation). The company “Your Tea” is based on traditional Chinese medicine, a form of homeopathy. This one was an absolute game changer for me! Tea has incredible healing powers and has been used for centuries as medicine, in rituals, and daily life. Some other teas that are useful in healing eczema are fennel, dandelion, chamomile, rooibos, and milk thistle. All of these teas are caffeine free therefore wont overwork the adrenals or cause an excess of stress hormones. For this reason caffeine should be avoided during the healing phase.


As always I recommend opting for organic as it will always have the highest nutrient profile without harmful chemicals. Another thing to be mindful of when consuming tea of any kind are the tea bags themselves. Most of those little bags contain plastic that when added to a cup of boiling water leaks and contaminates. Plastic is disruptive to human health having negative impacts on the endocrine system, liver, kidneys, gut, brain function and can cause disease such as infertility and other reproductive system issues, obesity, diabetes, cognitive dysfunction, and several types of cancer. My favorite non toxic tea brand is Numi. You can skip the bags all together and opt for loose leaf teas as well.


Vitamin D3 - Essential to overall health and wellbeing. It's crucial for hormone health, calcium absorption, immune function and so much more. Getting your daily dose of D3 from the sun should be priority. The sun is an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to restoring deep level health offering much more than just vitamin D. You simply cannot get all of the benefits the sun offers in supplement form. If you do live in a cold area where you aren't able to get 20 minutes of direct sunshine each day, investing in a high quality supplement is your next best option. The one I linked is a non toxic, natural, liquid form for higher bioavailability vs. pill form.


If you want to learn more about the sun and its importance to human health check out my blog “Sun Beams For Wellbeing” linked right below!




Beef organs - A highly nutrient dense and bioavailable supplement, rich in minerals like potassium, folate, magnesium, iron, zinc, and vitamin A,B’s, C,D,E, and K just to name a few! Boosting nutrient intake helps heal and align the body on every level. Beef organs also help treat histamine intolerance by supporting gut and liver health and naturally increasing DAO enzyme production.



Magnesium - Unless you take a beef organ supplement, a magnesium one is recommended as most of the world is deficient in this essential mineral. Magnesium is responsible for over 300 enzymatic processes. It's essential for proper digestion, detoxing, sleep quality, muscle and nervous system function, hormone health, fights against candida overgrowth, and so much more. I specifically recommend a topical spray as it gets absorbed into the bloodstream within minutes vs. taking an oral form. Some foods that are high in magnesium are oysters, nuts, seeds, leafy greens, avocado, cacao, bananas, and fatty fish like tuna and salmon.



CBD - This one is amazing for so many reasons. Within our bodies lives an endocannabinoid system which closely mimics the structure of the cannabis plant. This system consists of a powerful network of cellular receptors that control most other neurotransmitters. We basically have tons of cannabis-like molecules in our brains that are responsible for learning, memory, emotions, sleep, body temperature, pain control, appetite, and immune and inflammatory responses. The actual cannabis plant, which humans have been using for over five thousand years, enhances this system's ability, unlocking its potential further.


This is good news for those with eczema as it is a key component in maintaining homeostasis. Daily use of CBD activates this system's power and can reduce physical symptoms of eczema like itching, pain and irritation as well deepening internal health by enhancing quality of sleep, immunity, and gut health.


Quality and formulation does make a difference. Organic ensures maximum health benefits with no chemicals involved. Pure liquid formulas are more bioavailable and don't include funny ingredients that can be found in gummies like artificial flavors, sweeteners, colors, and fillers. THC can be used as well in flower, wax, or liquid form. This is a personal preference as THC is the component of the marijuana plant that produces psychoactive effects, aka that high feeling. CBD alone does not produce those effects.



Dead sea salt soak treatment - A very effective treatment for those with eczema, psoriasis, and TSW (topical steroid withdrawal) containing 21 skin nourishing minerals. This is essentially the equivalent of swimming in ocean water which is extremely healing. If you do have the chance to get into the ocean regularly it will work wonders. I used this treatment for my TSW and it sped up the healing process considerably. It's recommended to soak the affected area for about 20 minutes, I would do this 1-3 times a day.



No moisture treatment - Simply skip applying any kind of moisturizer to the affected area. This is especially effective for red, hot, itchy eczema as well as TSW. Even if you're using the best quality moisturizer it can still irritate active flare ups. Speaking of moisturizing, one of the best oils to use for eczema is jojoba oil. It closely mimics the natural oil that skin produces. Use this on dry, flaky, non itchy/inflamed eczema or for the entire body and face as an everyday moisturizer.



Cold therapy - Contrary to popular belief the cold actually strengthens immunity and reduces inflammation. Heat, aka inflammation/acidic, is where disease is easily able to fester. Cold therapy such as cryotherapy, ice baths or simply standing outside in cold weather reduces the internal flame (inflammation). Other benefits from this treatment are general pain relief, muscle recovery, improved longevity of the brain and memory, reduced anxiety, depression, and chronic headaches. Because cold therapy fights against inflammation it has the ability to help reduce and prevent many other diseases like cancers, dementia, alzheimers, arthritis, and can speed up healing time from any kind of injury or surgery.



Photonic therapy - Also known as red light therapy, this treatment offers many benefits including reducing eczema, psoriasis, acne, fine lines, wrinkles, pain, inflammation, depression, strengthens immunity, and increases circulation by stimulating ATP production - the energy source in body tissues that are responsible for healing.


The best and free way to do red light therapy is to get out in the sun before 10am when the rays are predominantly infrared. You can also find a spa or tanning salon in your area that offers this treatment or invest in your own tools, I’ll leave a couple links below…



Grounding - This one is totally free and very easy to integrate into your daily rituals. Fresh air, sunshine, bird song, nature, and putting your feet on the earth are crucial in creating deep level health. We are on this planet for a reason. Earth itself contains strong anti-inflammatory, healing powers. Part of restoring homeostasis is nature as medicine. Putting our bare skin on the ground allows the electrons from earth's surface to enter the body and act as a powerful antioxidant. Grounding strengthens immunity, wound healing, and the sleep wake cycle as well as reduces and prevents inflammation, autoimmune disease, stress, pain, and blood viscosity all while regulating the nervous system.


You can begin grounding by walking preferably on natural earth vs pavement, laying on a blanket on the grass or beach, and putting your bare feet and hands on the ground. This should be done daily for at least ten minutes, the longer the better.



What To Expect While Healing


Healing your body is a journey but one that is so worthwhile. It requires lots of self love and dedication to implement and stick to the lifestyle changes that are necessary.


As you begin this journey you might notice your symptoms worsen within a week or two, give or take. This is totally normal as the body goes through a detox period where it releases years of build up plaque, toxins, acidity, and inflammation. You might notice other symptoms like headache, fatigue, bloating, acne, and digestive upset during the detox period. Stick to being consistent and you’ll be over that hump before you know it.


The most important part of any healing journey is to love, accept, and be gentle with your body as it goes through its own processes. I can't explain the amount of peace and relief you’ll experience when you reach your end point and the happiness and pride you’ll have for yourself for taking the road less traveled and attaining your goal, whatever they may be.



Coping With Eczema Flares

This may be the hardest part about having eczema, the toll it can take on you'r mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. It can take away from joy, pleasure, confidence, peace of mind, and ultimately experiencing life at full capacity. This is true for no matter where eczema pops up but especially on the face.


I've had my bouts of eczema on my face, even TSW on my face. It taught me how to truly love myself unconditionally. It taught me to have more grace, patience, and kindness towards myself. I had to find gratitude in the experience knowing that everything happens for me, never to me. I thanked my body for telling me something was wrong, that it needed more attention, nourishment, and rest. I never gave up on my quest of living eczema free because I will always stay dedicated to myself and to helping others.


I went through some serious hard times with my eczema journey. Not wanting to go out, be social or meet new people because I didn't want to put makeup on my face eczema. There were times I would tear up every time I looked in the mirror and wondered if I would ever get better or have the clear, glowing skin I used to have. Taking long hot showers was something that became extremely unenjoyable, anxiety inducing, and uncomfortable. Being unable to use my hot tub which i love doing. Delaying travel plans. This is what I mean about dis-ease decreasing quality of life, any disease can take a toll on us and impact our lives.


What helps with coping is working through the emotions and putting your needs first. If you need to cry, let it all out. If you feel like screaming, do that. If you're feeling angry and hopeless, beat up a pillow. If you feel like being alone, that is okay. If you just want to stay home and not be around people, honor that. Honor your own process. It's about releasing that heavy energy in healthy ways and supporting your wellbeing. Other things that helped me cope were journaling, meditation, positive affirmations towards my body, reading, coloring, exercise, teaching myself astrology, walks in nature, and sitting outside just to get fresh air and sunshine.


Eczema can definitely take time to heal, it may require some trial and error, it may become worse before it gets better, you may experience setbacks, and sometimes it can seem like you're doing everything you can but nothing is working. This is all normal and it is okay. My biggest piece of advice is to stay devoted to yourself. Consistency is key in everything and there is no timeline in which eczema heals, every-body is different.


The last thing I want to see is people falling victim to their eczema, feeling like there is no hope, feeling bad for themselves. It's time to flip the script and start thanking our bodies for communicating to us loud and clear that something is internally wrong and that it needs help. It's time to practice gratitude for what our bodies are telling us through symptoms of dis-ease. No doubt this can be hard when it feels like your body is betraying you. A perspective change is required. Unconditional love for yourself is required. A knowing that you are healing even when it doesn't seem like it in the physical reality is required.


If you're experiencing eczema please know that you're not alone and that there is a way out, to heal and prevent flares. It does require a lifestyle change, dissolving unsupportive habits and replacing them with new rituals that elevate health and wellbeing. Creating a life that is in alignment with what your mind, body, and soul needs. Nourishment in every way.


I want to see a society of people experiencing life at full capacity and that isn't possible when we are plagued with dis-ease. I want to see quality of life increase and the dis-ease rates decrease. I want everyone to feel and be their best because there is truly nothing better 💕


Wishing you a beautiful day 🌿


Much Love,

Bellamy Ryder

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