How to support Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) symptoms

How to support Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) symptoms

Your skin is your first line of defense.
Atopic dermatitis (more commonly known as eczema) is an inflammatory skin condition that can present itself topically on the skin with visible dry, itchy, flaky, cracked, red, or oozing symptoms. 

Every day we are exposed to factors that can cause irritation to our skin, and unfortunately the number of people who suffer from eczema has increased over the years. 
There are multiple factors that can contribute to eczema, although eczema manifests from a TH2-dominant immune system.
What is throwing the immune system off balance?
Factors that could be contributing to eczema symptoms:
  • Increase in exposure to chemicals and toxins living in industrialized areas, such as benzene, toxic metal exposure, and radioactive elements.

  • Pathogens such as parasites or mold contribute to TH2 dominance.

  • Sluggish drainage pathways such as kidneys, liver, and lymphatic system.

  • Microbiome imbalance from pathogens, exposure to herbicides/pesticides, low stomach acid.

  • Disrupted skin barrier.

  • Nutritional deficiencies such as essential fatty acids, and minerals.

  • Stress.

  • Food allergens.

  • Environmental allergies such as nickel, mold, chemicals from household products, skincare products, volatile organic compounds, and cigarette smoke.
How can we support our skin?
  • Support the liver and kidneys.

  • Address pathogens such as mold or parasites. Working with a practitioner based on signs & symptoms and tests will be helpful to rule out if this a factor.

  • Reduce inflammation using internal support such as quercetin & vitamin c.

  • Reduce stress.

  • Correct nutritional deficiencies.

  • Correct gut imbalances.

  • Reduce toxin exposure.

  • Switch to nourishing skincare & hair care products. (RESTORE our nourishing moisture barrier balm has been beneficial for those who suffer from eczema.)

  • Detox from chemicals and toxins.

  • Support the immune system with immune modulators such as Reishi mushroom, Shitake mushroom, Turkey tail, astragalus, bee propolis, and NAC.

  • Wear loose clothing on spots that present eczema.

  • Consuming a balanced nutrient-dense diet.

  • Ensuring protein intake is being reached from quality protein sources. A good rule of thumb is consuming 1g of protein per pound of body weight or ideal body weight.  
Disclaimer: This is not medical advice, but for educational purposes only.
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