By Laura Dolgy
I’ll never forget the days I used to watch my dad pick away at his arms incessantly in our home bathroom. I was always so fascinated as to what he was doing. It wouldn’t be until a few years later when I started seeing those same pinkish/white dots on my arms that I would figure it out. And what a relief that was!
By Andrea Thomas (see bio below)
What started off as a tiny red patch of skin on my newborn daughter, turned into a journey of eczema, skin allergies and craziness. It also inspired me to invent the ScratchMeNot Flip Mitten, a solution that would forever change our family’s experience with eczema.
My daughter was only 2 months when eczema began to rear its face. I, like many moms, went to the doctor to figure out what was wrong. I was told it was just “baby skin”; to give it time for the dry, redness to clear up. Well, it didn’t. As a matter of fact, it spread to all of her joints, face and scalp. These are memories I wish I could go back and change; the days of having a screaming and crying child all day and all night that rarely slept and constantly scratched. This was our life for months.
By Melissa Hawira (bio below)
What I want to share with you today is my story of eczema and topical steroid addiction how I overcame both conditions and my now burning desire to help people conquer eczema themselves through my website Top Eczema Treatments that discusses natural eczema treatments.
Are you thinking of trying the GAPS diet?
Do you wonder how you will get your family on board?
Or are you on the GAPS diet and have questions?
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LIVE Facebook Q&A with @jenscribner on #GAPS diet May 21st 8-9pm EST Come & join us @eczemacompany
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Jennifer Scribner discovered renewed health when she switched to a whole-foods diet. This led her to train at the Nutritional Therapy Association in whole-foods nutrition and become a Certified GAPS Diet Practitioner. Jennifer offers personalized counselling and support with realistic nutritional recommendations to each of her clients. She shares her in-depth knowledge of nutrition and teaches how to incorporate nutrient dense foods into your diet in a way that is achievable for everyone. You can learn more about Jennifer and the GAPS Diet at Body Wisdom Nutrition.
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Hi everyone! So, it’s time for It’s an Itchy Little World to have a complete blog makeover. I’ve never really been a fan of the look of this blog as I honestly just threw it together two years ago when I started it and never looked back. But, now it’s time for a new look.
Most of you know this blog is loosely tied to my online boutique, The Eczema Company. From time to time I promote sales or new items from The Eczema Company here, but I try to keep it to a minimum because I want the blog to stand alone as well as be a source for anyone looking for alternative and sometimes conventional answers to managing eczema, allergies, and asthma. I share my family’s journey with these health conditions here, as well as advice from natural practitioners, and I love to feature success stories from others to give you hope, to show you that you can find relief, it just takes time and a whole lot of dedication.
So, what in the world does all this have to do with a blog makeover of all things??!!
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So here it is, the new blog design. Thank you for voting for your favorite logo! It was basically a tie between the trees and the itchy monster, so I was stuck making the difficult decision my self and went with my original concept – the trees.
I think the trees really capture the natural, eco-friendly tone of the blog and the scratchy look fits right in with the idea of living in the itchy little world of eczema, allergies, and asthma. And the little butterfly is a very subtle tie-in with The Eczema Company, which this blog is loosely connected with. I hope you love the trees as much as I do!
So without further a do – let’s give a big warm welcome to the trees!
I know some of you are curious about elimination diets and some of you may be slightly interested in trying one, but think it may be too much work. Well, what would you say if I told you I’m going to start a new one, much more structured, and I’m looking for a few buddies to journey down this foreign road with?
Can I tempt you with joining me on my next food elimination diet?
Before you say no…..I’m thinking April will be a good time to start, so you have time to mentally prepare. The days will be warming up and the two day smoothie detox will be easier to face when there isn’t snow on the ground. Yes, there is a two day liquid diet to jump start this diet. I know, it scared me too, but this is why I’m looking for buddies. We can motivate each other and keep one another on track. We can review the recipes during each phase of the diet and give tips on which ones are best. We can make it fun!
Why consider an elimination diet? To just feel better overall. To feel healthier. And if you have any of the following conditions:
- Acid Reflux
- Chronic Headaches
- Chronic Fatigue
- Add /ADHD
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Irritable Bowel Disease
Of course, please don’t enter into this sort of diet without consulting your physician first. And I’m not recommending this diet for children, although some of the meals in the diet would be ok and very good for them, just not this full elimination diet primarily because of the early liquid only phase. Gulp!
Have I peaked your interest? Still not sure? Here is the diet I’ll be following from Whole Life . I am just so in love with their blog and their healthy recipes. If you follow my blog, you already know this. Their recipes make frequent appearances here.
And, to make things even more interesting, there may just be some involvement from the folks over at Whole Life Nutrition. Maybe there will be a giveaway? Say a free cookbook? That’s all I’ll say for now. More to come soon!
Who’s with me??!!!!