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Eat Less Sugar Challenge

Sugar Sugar everywhere. There is a strong correlation between sugar and eczema and other chronic diseases. Our kids and families are bombarded with sugar every day at every meal and the problem is only getting worse. Join us for this month’s challenge to reduce your child’s sugar intake and help you raise healthy children.

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Homemade Dairy Free Ranch Dressing

Making Homemade Ranch Dressing and getting kids cooking in the kitchen A study conducted in Alberta Canada in 2012 and published…

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Crispy Baked Tofu with Italian Herbs

This is a flavorful family favorite that tastes just like pizza! When you have kids, you know that’s a win. This…

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Cold Symptoms Breakdown: What You Need to Know

General Facts About Colds Colds are caused by viruses.  Symptoms appear and generally get worse. 80% of colds resolve by…

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How Your Mind Sabotages Your Diet

I have dedicated a significant portion of my life to changing the way children eat. I am convinced (with lots…

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The Number One Food for Gut Health

I am not a huge fan of reality television. In the rare times I do turn on the TV, I…

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The Plant Challenge

The best thing to do for your immune system and to protect yourself from COVID is to eat more plants. Discover…

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Handle Anxiety that comes with Change

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, anxiety can often creep in, affecting our mental well-being and overall quality…

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6 Holistic Fever Remedies

It’s that time of the year when kids get sick. A lot of viral illnesses come with fever. Fever causes…

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Natural Solutions and Remedies for Allergy Season

Several approaches on how to combat Spring Allergies without medication,

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A Journey of Healing Eczema

How the Eczema Transformation Program Changed Our Lives Adam and Hannah Milliman’s testimonial is a heartfelt account of their son’s…

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The Eczema and Sugar Connection

In this blog post, I review how sugar is related to eczema and why we all need to pay closer attention.

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What can cause Eczema?

If you Google “what causes eczema?” the typical answers describe an inflammatory skin condition, genetic in origin, primarily related to an abnormality in the skin. The answers seem to suggest that since it is genetic we are unable to change the root cause of the problem. Most people think of eczema as an isolated skin condition since it has an obvious presence on the skin. I want to squash these notions right here and now.

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Should I use Vitamin D for Eczema Treatment?

Can Vitamin D be used for the eczema treatment? Let’s review the medical literature on how vitamin D can be used for Eczema treatment and how to choose the right Vitamin D.

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Stress-Induced Eczema: How Parental Stress is Hurting Your Kids

Stress-induced eczema is probably the most under-appreciated cause of eczema in the world. More and more studies are showing the relationship between stress in individuals or families, and the health effects stress wreaks.

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Understanding Histamines and Eczema

Understand the complex role histamines may play in the development of eczema, and recipe options to reduce histamine load.

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COVID-19 Vaccine and Eczema

If you haven’t had at least one debate with someone over the Covid-19 vaccine then you most likely have been living under a rock for the last year. The amount of misinformation circulating about the virus, the vaccine, or the nation’s response is mind-boggling. My mission with this blog is to provide reliable information to families to help their children thrive. With that said, I have gotten lots of questions from my eczema families on whether they should consider the Covid-19 vaccine and if the vaccine will affect their eczema. Here is what you need to know.

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5 Reasons Zinc Supplements Should Be Part of Your Fight Against Eczema

Zinc plays a vital role in every one of our cells, but particularly in our skin. 5% of the body’s zinc is contained in the skin where it functions to keep our skin cells from becoming inflamed. It also stops the skin cells from producing inflammatory proteins which worsen eczema. Zinc also helps to stop mast cells from erupting. Mast cells are like big pinatas floating around our bodies ready to erupt and cause severe inflammation.

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7 Ways Western Medicine Has Failed Eczema Sufferers

I think pediatricians these days are overworked, tired, frustrated and drowning in a system of government-mandated computer clicks – and many times it’s easier to write a prescription than to counsel a family for an hour. That was certainly true for me when I was given 10-20min per patient by the governing bodies. I also think that some physicians are so closed-minded to the possibility of natural options that they refuse to acknowledge that there is another way. Below I enumerate the 7 biggest mistakes I see western medicine continue to make with eczema treatment and their patients and continue to suffer.

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Can Food Sensitivities Cause Eczema?

My 2 older children have struggled with eczema for most of their lives. My middle child, Jake, had his most severe symptoms during middle school and high school. He never had any type of severe reaction to food, like a peanut allergy, for instance, so we assumed his skin problems were NOT food-related. Despite topical steroids (this is before I realized the error in my ways), his symptoms continued to worsen particularly on his chest, back, and face.

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The Real Cost Of Eczema

From the exorbitant expenses of medications like Dupixent to the broader financial strain on those managing eczema, we embark on…

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The Problem With Dairy And Eczema

The Problem with Eczema and Dairy

Our family traditionally drank an absurd amount of milk. We typically would drink a gallon and half of milk per day, and sometimes more. When the kids came in from playing outside, we would quench their thirst with a big glass of cold milk rather than water. Each night my husband would eat several bowls of cereal before bed. We were drinking skim milk because the food industry had tricked us into thinking all fat was bad. Then we shifted to organic whole milk as the first step toward cleaning up our diets. But our inflammatory conditions remained despite the cleaner dairy products. It wasn’t until we were forced to remove dairy as part of my daughter’s eczema treatment program that we noticed the biggest changes. Her skin rapidly improved, my belly felt better, and my husband noticed his joint pain was better! Now I am not sure we can chalk all that up to dairy removal, but I definitely think there was a link.

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Eczema and the Gut: Our family’s story

Social media has the unique ability to take life, which we know to be messy with lots of ups and downs/ failures and victories, and put a fake shiny gloss on it. Like putting lipstick on a pig! I think when people look at my Instagram posts or YouTube Channel, they probably miss the fact that my family struggled with our health for years. All 3 of my children experienced classic chronic inflammatory conditions such as eczema, allergies, and asthma, while my husband suffered from multiple inflammatory conditions in addition to anxiety. Heck, even my dog had severe allergies!

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7 Misconceptions About Eczema & The Problem With Assumptions

I think we need to start this with a fascinating story about misconceptions in modern medicine before we tackle the…

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Eat Less Sugar Challenge

Sugar Sugar everywhere. There is a strong correlation between sugar and eczema and other chronic diseases. Our kids and families are bombarded with sugar every day at every meal and the problem is only getting worse. Join us for this month’s challenge to reduce your child’s sugar intake and help you raise healthy children.

Read More...

Homemade Dairy Free Ranch Dressing

Making Homemade Ranch Dressing and getting kids cooking in the kitchen A study conducted in Alberta Canada in 2012 and published…

Read More...
crispy-baked-tofu-with-herbs

Crispy Baked Tofu with Italian Herbs

This is a flavorful family favorite that tastes just like pizza! When you have kids, you know that’s a win. This…

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