Did you know that eczema is not just a surface issue? In fact, it goes beyond the skin and can indicate a deeper imbalance within your body.
Eczema can be a clear sign of an overactive immune system and even point towards poor gut health. It's important to understand that this
condition is more than just a temporary inconvenience – it's a potential indicator of underlying health concerns.
Few things are as frustrating as the persistent annoyance of eczema, a skin condition that has a way of burrowing under your skin. Its
notorious characteristic of itchy and inflamed red patches can become even more exasperating as it frequently flares up due to seemingly
harmless triggers, including food proteins, animal dander, and environmental allergens such as pollen.
Skin is A Reflection of Inside
Eczema involves an immune system that is not only highly sensitive but also prone to overreacting to even the most minor environmental
exposures or skin alterations. These triggers prompt the immune system to release inflammatory signals, which then result in the appearance
of an itchy and inflamed red patch on the surface of the skin.
Your digestive system and immune system are inextricably linked, as it contains 70% of your immune system. Your digestive
microbiome is the packed full with your immune cells, influencing how intensely they respond to eczema triggers.
This means that any disturbance in your digestive health can affect the way your immune system functions. Research confirms that losses of
beneficial bacteria in your gut microbiome can contribute to eczema in both children and adults.
Probiotics for Reduced Inflammation
Probiotics have been found to enhance the abundance of beneficial bacteria within your gut microbiome. These incredible microorganisms play a
crucial role in taming hyper-reactive immune cells, thus promoting better immune system function.
Specific probiotic strains have been shown to improve the levels of beneficial bacteria in your gut microbiome, and in addition can regulate
hyper-reactive immune cells. Two strains in particular have been shown to reduce allergic symptoms. Both Lactobacillus
and Lactobacillus rhamnosus have been investigated intensely for therapeutic effects such as overactive immune responses
like asthma and eczema. This means that the combination of high dosage, specific strains can reduce inflammation and therefore
reducing your eczema flare-ups.
Nutrition For Eczema Reduction
Optimal nutrition is paramount for overcoming worsening eczema. Deficiencies in key nutrients will contribute to poor wound healing and a
reduced ability to ground healthy, strong skin cells.
Furthermore nutrients that support normal immune system activity and strengthen the lining of your digestive tract will help reduce
the severity of eczema.
Several beneficial nutrients such as vitamin A, zinc, vitamin D and glutamine are well known for their role in immune function, gut repair
and skin health.
Herbal Medicine For Eczema
In addition to probiotics and nutrition, herbal medicine extracts can help to balance an overactive immune system and reduce allergic
symptoms in eczema.
Some very helpful herbal medicine includes medicinal mushrooms such as reishi and shiitake, or other herbs such as perilla, baical skullcap
and milk thistle. These extracts all work to reduce the production of the immune system’s inflammatory signals, reducing the redness and
itchiness of eczema.
Of course there are many other fantastic herbal gems and each patient usually does much better with their own personal formulation.
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