As previously mentioned, healing eczema requites a holistic approach that will bring lasting benefits. There is no quick fix for eczema, and anything that gives fast results usually means you will pay a greater price later down the line. Such is the case with most solutions that doctors offer. Wether it be steroids, immune suppressants, antihistamines, anti-inflamatories, you name it, they will mask the symptoms without addressing the underlying causes, and once you are off them the symptoms will return with greater tenacity. In the case where ou decide to stay on medication for life, you will need to increase the dose, as your body will grow resistant to them.
This shows that eczema, and similar skin conditions (psoriasis, neuro-dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, etc), are your body’s way of communication a systemic problem that needs your attention. Whether that is your diet, stress levels, sleep patterns, environmental factors, or anything else, it is up to you to figure it out; only can do that because you know yourself better than anyone else.
That is where Diet, Stress, Sleep, and Sweat come in. To me these are the four lifestyle aspects that need to be addressed first, in order to bring about lasting change. Without these four pillars, your body cannot function properly, let alone recover from eczema.
Furthermore, there are the Skin savers. These are elements that I recommend you incorporate into your healing protocol, as I believe they have made a significant beneficial impact on my recovery, and have accelerated the process.
Let food be thy medicine – Socrates During the onset of my steroid withdrawal episode, where my whole body got covered in eczema, I knew that I had to find a natural way of healing. I realized that I had been looking for an external cure when in fact I was the cure. My body … Continue reading Diet
Stress is a very versatile word, and each person gets affected by it differently depending on their ability to manage it, making it an entirely subjective experience. By definition, stress is a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances. However, what this definition is lacking is that the … Continue reading Stress
I have a love hate relationship with sleep. I love sleep, but I hate feeling guilty for sleeping in. I often experienced insomnia, sometimes very conveniently right before exams, meaning I would go into them having not slept at all. I don’t know why my body and brain did that. But they still do. In … Continue reading Sleep
Contrary to popular belief, sweating is actually extremely beneficial to eczema sufferers. It reduces stress levels, flushes toxins through sweat, activates the lymphatic system, all of which are essential to healing eczema. HOWEVER, sweat makes me itch like crazy! That is precisely why I decided to talk about it. I will tell you how you … Continue reading Sweat