Eczema

Eczema can be an autoimmune response gone haywire, or an allergic response. It can also be a manifestation of the inability to metabolise essential fatty acids. 

 
In 1931 Dr. Arild Hansen found that children with this condition had abnormal levels of omega 6 EFA’s in their blood. People with eczema, hayfever, and asthma lack a key enzyme that converts essential fatty acids into prostaglandins. 

Evening primrose oil and blackcurrant seed oil can relieve symptoms. 

Dr. Leo Galland ( Superimmunity for Kids, 1989) recommends that toddlers recieve 2 X 500 mg capsules of Evening Primrose Oil per day by piercing them and rubbing them on the skin of the inner thigh or arm. If you don’t see improvement increase the dosage to 4 capsules per day (8 per day for adults. Half the dosage with blackcurrant oil). Other necessary co-factors are vitamins A and B, magnesium, zinc and iron. 
 
Supplementation with lecithin can help some but watch the source if you’re allergic to soy, as soy lecithin is everywhere. Lecithin is an emulsifier. It may not work if there is a wheat allergy either.

 
Vaccines may not be in the best interests of a person with eczema because they already have a skewed immune response and is sensitive to a number of allergens, or has a biochemical challenge that they need to cope with.

 Absolutely avoid all trans fats, as they compete with essential fatty acids. 
 
For infants-Do not give grains as first foods. Stick to fruits, veggies, meats and egg yolks for the first year at least.

 
 
Books you may find helpful:

 
Breaking the Vicious Cycle” by Elaine Gottschall 

 
Enzymes for Autism” by Karen DeFelice  
 
Superimmunity for Kids” by Leo Galland MD 
(Supplementing with essential fatty acids and probiotics is the essential first step in treating eczema) 
 
Nourishing Traditions” by Sally Fallon  
 

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