Eczema & Dermatitis
Itchy, check. Irritated, check. Scaly, check. Angry red rash, check. Eczema and dermatitis can be very uncomfortable skin conditions.
Eczema is a general term for all non contagious, inflamed and allergic skin rashes. Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition and the body’s way of saying something isn’t right.
Milk, gluten, wheat, eggs and yeast are some of the most common food allergens. Simply put, food allergens have the ability to cause an inflammatory response within your body.
Other allergens such as: dust, animals and spores, also have the ability to cause an inflammatory response.
As does the chronic inflammatory condition, also known as stress.
How to treat: The process of elimination, to limit and remove food intolerances and inflammatory foods from your diet. And promotion of an anti-inflammatory diet:
- Omega-3 Supplementation
- Oily Fish (Salmon, Mackerel, Tuna, etc.)
- Poly +Mono Unsaturated Fats (Avocado, Olive Oil)
- Nuts + Seeds
A detailed consultation to include diet and lifestyle factors, is vital in allowing us to establish the root cause of your skin inflammation and allows us to help adults and children.
Leaky Gut AKA Intestinal Permeability
What the heck is a ‘leaky gut’? This term describes the control of material passing from the inside of your GI tract, through the cells lining your gut wall and into the rest of body and blood stream.
A leaky gut releases allergens (and bacteria) into your blood stream, thus making your skin more susceptible to inflammatory conditions.
How to treat: You need to restore the health of your GI tract:
- Restore your gut microbiome.
- Increase intake of dietary fibre.
- Promote an anti-inflammatory diet.
- Remove known allergens from your diet.
- Remove inflammatory foods.
If you’re unable to retain skin moisture levels, your skin is much more susceptible to eczema especially during the cold winter months.
What is the solution?
Start moisturising ASAP! Moisturiser will help to mimic moisture levels in your skin. If you’re new to moisturising, try Environs AVST 1 or AVST Gel. Long term use will help to normalise moisture levels in your skin.
The use of a rich Emollients such as Super Moisturiser, won’t fix the problem but will help make your skin feel more comfortable. Add the supplementation of Omega-3, to help to reduce skin inflammation.
Be mindful not to over cleanse or exfoliate the skin.
Impaired Skin Immunity
The harder it is for the skin to fight infection the greater the likelihood of inflammation.
What is the solution?
Help to restore the immunity of your skin and body, by internal supplementation of antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Vitamin A.
The topical application of Colostrum Gel which contains serum antibiotics, this will help to stimulate your skins natural immune factors, resulting in a calmer and stronger skin.
Essential Fatty Acid Deficiency
Fat is your friend!
Mono and Poly unsaturated fats are essential for the fluidly and integrity of your skin cells phospholipid bi-layer. When deficient in essential fatty acids your skins membranes become weaken and are more prone to moisture losses.
Make sure your diet is rich in essential fatty acids (oily fish, avocado, nuts + seeds) and your supplementing your Omega-3 Skin Omegas daily!