Reduces inflammation in eczema.
Essential Fatty Acids
Promotes lubrication of the skin.
Identify and eliminate food allergies (best treatment is prevention, breast feed infants), milk, eggs, and peanuts most common food allergens that induce eczema, diagnosis of food allergy - elimination diet with careful reintroduction of foods after 10 days, limit animal products and add fatty fish such as slamon, mackeral, herring and halibut to the diet
overgrowth of the common yeast Candida albicans in the gastrointestinal tract has been implicated as a causative factor in many allergic conditions, including eczema,
zinc - if take in less than 15 mg of zinc for a few weeks and your top layers of skin cells begin to dissolve, without this protective layer your skin becomes rough and crusted, opening up opportunities for bacteria, yeast, and other infections to take hold, zinc deficiency can cause dermatitis around the mouths and rectums of young children,
vit. E - antioxidant action prevents damage from free radicals, free radicals - unstable molecules that steal electrons from our body's healthy molecules to balance themselves, damaging cells in the process, antioxidants neutralize free radicals by offering their own electrons and so protect healthy molecules from harm
vit. C - deficiency can damage gums and skin, seems to protect the skin from sun dadmage, speeds wound healing and prevents ultraviolet-induced free radical damage to the skin,
- WATCH YOUR DIET: Add brown rice and millet to your diet while avoiding dairy products, sugar, white flour, fats, fried foods, processed foods and foods containing raw eggs. Also watch out for shellfish (shrimp, squid, lobsters, clams, mussels, etc), soy, and peanuts which may trigger outbreaks of eczema.
- ELIMINATE GLUTEN: Gluten is a common ingredient in wheat (it is also found in much smaller amounts in rye, barley and oats) which may be responsible for outbreaks of eczema in some people. Try a gluten-free diet for six weeks then gradually add foods containing gluten to the diet one at a time and see if your dermatitis worsens. If so you'll need to look for gluten-free products.
- LOOK FOR FISH OIL: Fish oil capsules containing omega-3 fatty acids and/or fatty fish such as salmon, sardines and tuna may be helpful in regulating inflammation and the immune response that may cause eczema.