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

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

alternative/holistic medicine, eczema, food and nutrition, my journey, sugar, women's health

medicinal ideologies: western, eastern, modern, traditional

Something that has always fascinated me has been the underlying ideologies behind medicine of different regions/cultures, be it modern western science, naturopathic medicine (which can blend a lot of the holistic and western medicine practices), traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, or yoga. As western medicine is the most familiar, I will talk about that briefly at… Continue reading medicinal ideologies: western, eastern, modern, traditional

eczema, exercise and activity, food and nutrition, my journey, pregnancy, women's health

pregnancy and eczema

Today I decided to dig a bit more into the world of eczema for us pregnant folk. I started by watching a podcast done by Abby Lai (of Prime Physique Nutrition) in which she talked with Dr. Peter Lio (he's done a few National Eczema Association webinars). Link to Abby's podcast is here. The major… Continue reading pregnancy and eczema

eczema, food and nutrition, sugar

skin deep it’s not so sweet: all about sugar

[For background context: I am currently still interning with EChO-Eradicate Childhood Obesity Foundation, and so I spend a lot of time thinking about and researching sugars]. Ask anyone- I love sweets. I'm pretty indiscriminate about what types (though I tend to prefer baked goods to pure candy). At either rate, one thing I have worried… Continue reading skin deep it’s not so sweet: all about sugar