Are you suffering from itching, eczema and redness?
With summer in full swing, having eczema or any other type of inflammatory skin conditions can be extremely frustrating. Dry, itchy, weepy and inflamed skin can be difficult to tame with the application of sun screen, which is needed during the sunny summer months.
Naturopathic Medicine has a lot to offer patients with eczema, beyond the standard corticosteroid creams and other conventional treatments. What sets Naturopathic Medicine apart from standard treatments, and how can eczema be cleared for good:
- Identify the cause – in 95% of cases, eczema is related to food sensitivities. Ingesting food that are not properly broken down in the digestive tract leads the body to believe they are foreign, and in that circumstance, an immune response is elicited. Reactions to foods can happen anywhere from 30 minutes to 72 hours later, making it difficult to pinpoint the triggering foods.
- Once the offending foods have been identified, steps are taken to remove them from the diet. Proper education and support can make transitioning the diet easier.
- Key supplements help to correct any imbalances in the digestive system, including the treatment of leaky gut syndrome, SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), stress and even Candida spp., which is an overgrowth of yeast in the digestive tract. Nutrient deficiencies, such as low levels of selenium or zinc, can delay the healing response.
- Repair the integrity of the digestive tract, so that the offending foods can be introduced and the skin remains healthy and clear!
If you suffer from eczema or any other inflammatory, Dr. Belinda Capera, MD (Colombia), ND has over 20 years of experience helping patients with skin concerns and other chronic health issues. Book your appointment today at www.marinedrivenaturopathic.com or 604-929-5772.