Recently I have been busy doing video consultations and diet journey with eczema clients. This is a stressful time for many of them especially those who WFH with kids having HBL.
Whether it is eczema, hives, psoriasis or any other autoimmune disorders, you really need to have a space at home where you can have "me-time" and rest your mind and body, free from frustration and fear. Stress gives you more hormone cortisol which kills your immune cells, bringing down your immunity and for some, their own immune system may start attacking their skin, liver, thyroid etc. See those pic of my clients (swipe left) that I have put up here. The skin, body's largest detoxification organ, is trying to remove toxins. The mind does influence toxic chemicals to be released in the body.
I can't emphasise more about having a calm state of mind, healthy diet, good rest and regular exercises could help improve and rebalanced your immune system.
Good restful sleep as the No. 1 most important. Followed by at least 2L of plain water (tea, coffee or soup are not counted). And lots of nutritious fruits, veg, protein and some good fats to rebuild your immune system. Some supplementation may be needed for the malnutrition cases. Avoid steroid or antihistamines if possible (many of my clients find that medicines don't help anymore).
Especially during this time of Covid-19 pandemic, our own immunity is the best security for this fight other than keeping clean, safe-distancing, stay home and all. Do avoid all processed foods. Don't give your kids bubble tea, biscuits, ice-cream, cakes if they do not eat proper meals. Choose healthier snacks. For kids with eczema, sorry but you better totally avoid giving them any nuts, dairy, yeast, white sugar, wheat, gluten. Learn to make healthy home-cooked snack for yourself and kids. This is good time to change our habits while we stay home. Make use of this golden opportunity to make some good changes in your life that benefit you a lifetime.
Eat well! Think right
Jacelyn Tay 25/04/2020
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