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, flare-up, NEA, topical steroid withdrawal, topical steroids, topicals

topical steroids, other topicals, and topical steroid withdrawal

As the science of skin (dermatology) progressed, more information was understood about what this large organ is made of, how it works, and how to keep it healthy. I won’t go into the skin anatomy today but one thing that was more or less universally accepted was: dry skin = bad skin. So in practice… Continue reading topical steroids, other topicals, and topical steroid withdrawal