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Probiotics for Eczema

When I first learned about probiotics I was frankly somewhat disgusted at the thought of ingesting a pill filled with…

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7 Ingredients to Avoid in Your Sunscreen

Did you know that 20% of people in the United States alone will develop skin cancer at some point in…

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13 Eczema-Friendly Laundry and Cleaning Tips

Did you know that up to one in every five infants has eczema, and doctors estimate that between 10 and…

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The Sugar Conspiracy that Hijacked Our Holidays

The sugar companies have been involved in some pretty sketchy practices to get us to eat more sweets. Find out…

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How to Holistically Combat Growing Pains

As parents, most of us have had the experience of our child complaining of some mysterious leg or arm pain…

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17 Holistic Home Remedies for Asthma

What if a hidden force tried to keep you from breathing each and every day? For the 25 million Americans…

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Stop Sniffling: 10 Alternative Allergy Medicines for Kids

If you’ve ever suffered from allergies, you know how frustrating they can be. But if your child suffers from allergies,…

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Eczema vs. Psoriasis: What’s the Difference?

What if something scary was happening to your body and you didn’t even know what it was? That happens every…

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Eczema – The Effects of Food Dyes and Preservatives

Processed foods are everywhere, and most of us have no idea what’s in them. Many of the ingredients in processed…

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Natural Ways to Deal With Eczema On Hands

Did you know that topical corticosteroids’ common side effects include things like itching, easy bruising, thinning of the skin, a…

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Can Constipation Cause Eczema?

When my daughter Allie (now 19yrs old) was a baby, I nursed her for a year, but she only pooped…

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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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7 Misconceptions About Eczema THE PROBLEM WITH ASSUMPTIONS

I think we need to start this with a fascinating story about misconceptions in modern medicine. In 1981, at a…

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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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Covid Vaccine Boosters in Kids – Government Gone Wrong

At least 5 times during the pandemic I have sworn that I wouldn’t write any more blog posts about COVID-19….

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The Real Cost Of Eczema

DR. JOHN’S VIEW Through 20 years of medical practice, I have watched patients navigate the complex world of health insurance…

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A Very Covid Christmas and Quarantined New Year

Despite multiple letters to Santa this year requesting new exercise equipment for our expanding garage home gym, all he managed…

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Is Covid Quarantine Killing Our Kids?

After 18 months of social isolation and school closures our kids are back in the classroom and attempting to return…

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Omicron, Boosters, and Confusion – Our Latest Health Crisis

Once again just as the world seems to be getting the upper hand the Covid-19 pandemic, the greek alphabet gifts us with Omicron, the latest mutation in the Coronavirus that initially began this whole fiasco. For the last few months, Delta was the lead headliner of the Covid brigade until Omicron hit – forcing most of us to brush up on our greek alphabet. Of note, the World Health Organization, skipped Nu and Xi which should have been the next in the list of variants because Nu sounds like “new” and “Xi” is a common surname in China. So Omicron it is.

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Getting Under Your Skin – Eczema and the Skin Microbiome

Medicine can be terribly humbling at times, particularly when treating children’s eczema. But I have found that often my most humbling patient experiences are also where I learn the most about managing this frustrating disease. I want to tell you Tyler’s story as it provides a wonderful picture of how both the skin and gut play a role in eczema.

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Holistic Approaches To Ear Infections

Most people assume that ear infections need antibiotics.

Not true, read on.

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The Problem with Dairy and Eczema

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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Is Eczema Genetic?

About a year ago, Jake and Amy, a new young beautiful couple, walked into my clinic with their newborn baby, Henry, in tow. As I pulled back the blanket of Henry’s car carrier, I immediately saw why they were there – their precious baby boy was covered in eczema. I gently pulled the little guy out of the carrier and peeled off his onesie. Most of Henry’s cheeks, belly and back were filled with red patchy lesions of eczema, and he was not happy about me touching them.

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The Leaky Gut and Eczema Connection -Is Western Medicine Finally Catching Up?

In 2016 my family moved to New Zealand as my husband was attempting to “find himself” in the midst of an unsatisfying surgical career. Unfortunately, my New Zealand medical license was delayed and I found myself alone at home most days, in a foreign country, with no friends and nothing to do – utterly lost. To stave off boredom, I dragged my family to jump off bridges with me in Queenstown or paragliding off cliffs.

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Probiotics for Eczema

When I first learned about probiotics I was frankly somewhat disgusted at the thought of ingesting a pill filled with…

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7 Ingredients to Avoid in Your Sunscreen

Did you know that 20% of people in the United States alone will develop skin cancer at some point in…

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13 Eczema-Friendly Laundry and Cleaning Tips

Did you know that up to one in every five infants has eczema, and doctors estimate that between 10 and…

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