First, there is no short-cut in healing.
A healthy diet, lifestyle and mind have to work together in order not to bring in any more toxins while waiting for the body to remove existing toxins & rebuild the immune system. Food is the best medicine, or poison (junk food).
History: 2012 - this client started having eczema on her elbow and hands when she was 17 yr old. That was the time she started drinking a lot of beer in University.
2019 - she started work, eczema spread (see photos below). She took 1 course of steroid. Tension headache, needed to pee at 2am or 4am, felt tired.
4 Jan 2020 - started detox @bodyinc
30 Jan 2020 - no more night pee, no longer tired. Inflammation gone down quite steadily especially her arms, but still itching. Some ear block on her right ear and numbness/pins and needles on left side of the head.
17 Feb 2020 - Thighs much better, no more itch. If she slept well, skin would be good. If not, she became more irritable and skin would flare. No more pins/needles. Didn't wake up at night due to itch, hence ample sleep gave her very good recovery and no more headache.
2 Apr 2020 - near full recovery.
1 Jul 2020 - past few months skin was good. More varieties of food could be added without flareup.
1 Oct 2020 - total recovery. Now waiting for little scars to heal.
Her healing journey is typical of eczema. Without relying on any drugs, antihistamine or steroid, this journey which totally based on a proper diet and lifestyle needed time and patience.
A mindset determined to change old bad habits is crucial to total recovery.
The journey is even tougher for those with childhood eczema or had been taking antibiotics/antihistamines/steroid/immunosuppressants. With decades of toxins in the body, one cannot expect fast results with a few weeks of fruits and vegetables. Healing is from inside out.
Skin needs time to regenerates and repair. It also takes months to more than a year for immune system to rebalance & become stronger.
The good news is, eczema is not incurable.
Jacelyn Tay 08/10/2020
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