The most common form of Eczema is atopic dermatitis. There is not one particular cause for this condition, but we can say that in general it is linked to environmental, dietary and genetic factors. Children are more likely to suffer from Eczema, especially if a parent has suffered from it.
If you prefer to treat the condition holistically rather than with medication then there are steps you can take to improve the condition.
Nutritional Support: The following Foodstate nutrients are known to help improve Eczema:
- Multi Vitamin/Mineral: Provides a broad spectrum of vitamins and minerals deficient in the food chain
- Multi Antioxidant: Contains all the potent antioxidants that bind and remove undesirable toxins from the body that are known to aggravate Eczema
- Magnesium: Magnesium is one of the more important minerals for Eczema sufferers and it is estimated that 80% of Brits are Magnesium deficient
- Probiotic E505: A proper functioning gut is essential for alleviating Eczema and the probiotic and prebiotic strains in our Probiotic are proven to become active in the gut after consumption
- Milk Thistle: The proper function of the liver is important for the elimination of undesirable toxins. Milk Thistle has a protective effect over the liver
Topical Applications: The following topical applications are helpful:
- Raw potatoes applied topically
- Raw cucumber applied topically
- Soaking in a bath with oats wrapped in muslin
Diet: Eczema can be triggered by a variety of factors, and sufferers will normally establish which foods to avoid through trial and error. Here is a brief list of positive and negative foods:
Positive foods: Olive oil, deep-sea fish, tea-tree oil, rye sprouts, grapes, avocado, carrots, cucumber, camomile tea, fenugreek seeds, organic honey, reishi mushrooms
Negative Foods: Refined carbohydrates, flour products & simple sugars, hydrogenated fats & margarines, dairy products, beef, liver, kidneys, pork, prawns, cod, mackerel, peanuts, eggs, salt, artificial sweeteners