1. Healing your skin begins on the inside.
The most important step to getting your skin to its natural, glowing best is to find the causes of your symptoms. Figuring out which food intolerances, environmental stressors, chemicals and underlying conditions could be triggering your symptoms is essential. A qualified nutritionist will help you to begin this journey, go deeper and change your skin for life.
You can kick start the process by introducing natural goodies more prominently into your diet, such as:
2. Omega 3
Eczema is an inflammatory condition. These essential fatty acids have wonderful anti-inflammatory properties and actually help new skin grow. To be found in fish oil (think fresh salmon), the oils of nuts, and seeds such as flax and rapeseed (remember, blend or grind these to get the best out of them).
Eczema sufferers, particularly children, are generally low in zinc which suggests the deficiency might be part of the problem. Include varied plant-based sources of zinc in your diet such as pulses, grains, nuts, seeds and tofu.
A strong healthy gut as a foundation for overall optimal health cannot be emphasised enough! Inflammation begins there, so preventing it or treating it begins there too.
Get probiotics into your diet either through foods containing them (e.g. sauerkraut, miso soup, kimchi) or a good supplement. Evidence even suggests that they help to prevent eczema in the first place.
5. Oolong tea
A partially fermented Chinese tea that studies have found improves eczema. Just three cups of "black dragon tea" a day can relieve symptoms.
The first step really is finding out why your skin is reacting the way it is. Once you know that, everything becomes a lot simpler. Eczema can be a truly stressful, inhibiting condition to be stuck with. But you don’t have to be! Stress-free skin is around the corner. Book a consultation MOT with Jessica today.
You have probably heard some of the innumerate benefits of fasting by now. But perhaps you didn’t know how regular, extended periods of time without food does wonders for the gut itself, and a healthy gut is the foundation of optimal health.
A recent study on animals showed that restricting food for a period of just twelve hours allows the all-important good bacteria in the intestine to grow and thrive. This friendly flora is good news for your skin, your mood and your weight. A regular mini-fast can speed up your metabolism, improve brain function and most amazingly, increase longevity. Yes, the key to a long life is right there in your belly!
While a fast may seem daunting, you can easily work it into your daily routine.
Simply cut the late night snacks and give your body the chance to recuperate for twelve hours every evening, for example from 7pm to 7am. Try this for thirty days and see if you notice a difference.
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