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This is a blog post I have been getting many requests to write! It is a bit delayed, Harvey is 9 months now, because we were dealing with severe eczema and potential food allergies which delayed and changed the path for food introductions. More on the severe eczema journey later! That is going to require at least a few dedicated blog posts! Having severe eczema increases the risk of having food allergies, so introducing foods was a tense process for us. Harvey finally got his first allergist appointment at 7 months, so we held off on food introductions until that...

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What is Eczema? Eczema is a very common skin condition that effects most people at some point in their life. 80% of babies will have a bought of eczema in their first year of life. Unfortunately Harvey, my son, has not escaped this statistic. By the age of 3 months he has a decent amount of eczema caused by eggs and dairy. I treated it by removing the offending foods, and applying our Skin Conditions Cream. There was much pressure from my doctor to use a cortisone cream, but I was confident in our treatment approach and stayed the course...

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I am guessing that most of you have heard of Leaky Gut before. It has been quite the buzz word in the natural health circles for the last 5-10 years. Leaky gut occurs when the there is a problem with how the intestinal lining is working. When it is working properly the intestinal lining, forms a nice tight barrier which keeps particles that should be in the digestive tract in there and does not allow them to get out into the bloodstream. If this barrier is not in good shape, which happens from eating foods you are sensitive to and...

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What is Eczema? Eczema is not a whole lot of fun. It typically presents as a red, scaly itchy rash that likes to appear on the creases of the elbows, the backs of the knees, behind the ears, on the face, on the hands. Eczema is quite common in babies and can be found anywhere on the body. It is a form of chronic inflammation of the skin. 5 Foods That Can Make Eczema Worse 1) Dairy- The proteins found in dairy (casein and whey) are the triggers for eczema. It is not an issue with lactose (as in a...

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acne, acne when on period, Eco Chic Movement, food, insulin, Kanata, leaky skin, naturopathic medicine, Ottawa, skin, skincare, Stittsville, sugar, testosterone, women -

For years we have been told that food has no impact on acne. Remember hearing when you were a teenager that eating chocolate and drinking pop would not make your skin break out? Well I am here to challenge those thoughts today. It’s not that simple. I am sure most of you know many people who eat or ate all kinds of “junk food” and had perfect skin! But like everything to do with the body, the way your body responds is unique. Our skin is like a window that allows us to have a sneak peak at what is...

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