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, 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, 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