eczema, exercise and activity, flare-up, food and nutrition, my journey, women's health

eczema with a newborn

For the first few days after having my little one, I was on such a high of nerves and adrenaline that I felt great!  I had been on antibiotics while in the hospital, and after getting home my skin started to feel really dry. I started taking some probiotics and focusing on drinking lots of… Continue reading eczema with a newborn

eczema, my journey, storytime

storytime: rain and insomnia

My thoughts at 4am this morning: Itch-induced insomnia has been a big irritant in my life lately. Once awake, the sweet whispers of my deeply creative but poorly timed imagination spring into gear and I'm left day-dreaming and pondering through all the remaining hours of the night. Tonight, a mini torrential downpour has started after… Continue reading storytime: rain and insomnia

alternative/holistic medicine, eczema, food and nutrition, skin care

herbs for eczema: basil

I have decided to start a new series within the blog. I have had a deep and abiding love for herbs and gardening since I was a wee one (I used to try to collect dandelion roots to make my own coffee around age 12, despite the fact that I didn't drink coffee. Anyway, I… Continue reading herbs for eczema: basil

alternative/holistic medicine, eczema, exercise and activity, flare-up, food and nutrition, my journey, NEA, pregnancy, relationships, skin biome, skin care, sugar, topical steroid withdrawal, topical steroids, topicals, women's health, wounds and infections

eczema and i: my deviation from the beaten path

  Sometimes the hardest part about having eczema, is dealing with other people. It's not because people are unkind to me about the condition, but rather because it is so hard to help people understand what it is like to have a disease that presents quite severely (for me). Today's post is all about trying… Continue reading eczema and i: my deviation from the beaten path

alternative/holistic medicine, eczema, food and nutrition, my journey, skin care

korean skin care for eczema

A few years back I came across an article about how a woman named Kathleen Hou managed to keep her eczema in check by using Korean skin care routines/products. Naturally I was intrigued, but the level of steps involved was so daunting to me (I tended to be a frolics-in-the-sun-and-to-h*ll-with-my-skin kind of girl before my… Continue reading korean skin care for eczema

exercise and activity, my journey, storytime

yoga for eczema

This is a post I initially wrote after talking about the different alternative medicines and their content. I never ended up posting it because I had the baby and promptly forgot I wrote it. But without further ado, here is a post that focuses a bit more on the physical aspects of one of those holistic… Continue reading yoga for eczema

alternative/holistic medicine, eczema

prime physique nutrition: conquerer eczema academy

I have been following Abby Lai, a registered holistic nutritionist, and the creator of Prime Physique Nutrition for a few years now. I remember first coming across her blog and being flabbergast that there were others who had this annoying condition to similar severities as myself; it made me feel less alone. Since then, her… Continue reading prime physique nutrition: conquerer eczema academy

alternative/holistic medicine, distraction, eczema, exercise and activity, food and nutrition, my journey, pregnancy, skin care, women's health

back after a hiatus

I essentially disappeared off the face of the earth almost two months ago. Things got a little chaotic what with prepping for the baby, the baby shower, having the baby, and then learning about life post-pregnancy. And in tandem with all that was going on, to be honest I was thinking of discontinuing this blog.… Continue reading back after a hiatus

eczema, my journey, NEA, relationships

romance and relationships with eczema

One aspect that sucks about eczema is how detrimental it can be for finding love. A large part of our society, for better or worse, may notice visual aspects of a person such as our skin first, and having rashes and redness that many people perceive to be contagious doesn't help much when you're on… Continue reading romance and relationships with eczema

eczema, exercise and activity, pondering

my random thoughts: exercise is medicine for bones, but also for skin?

A few years ago when I was living in Maryland, I was volunteering with the Montgomery County Bone Builders program. It was a group that offered community classes to adults aged 55+ to help build bone density and reduce osteopenia risk via group weight lifting. Needless to say, I enjoyed it immensely. Well, the other… Continue reading my random thoughts: exercise is medicine for bones, but also for skin?