Treat Eczema with Holistic Treatment Methods

Anyone who has had eczema can understand that it is a distressing and frustrating condition that can leave you with sleepless nights and ugly skin if it gets worse. What I do notice is that more and more babies and children are suffering eczema these days. As an eczema sufferer, I used to apply topical steroids on my affected skin areas until I started to choose holistic treatment for eczema. Since, I shop for natural and organic products for the better of my skin health.

What many skin specialists won’t tell you that is topical steroids can ‘thin’ your skin. This means that long term application of these strong creams and lotions can cause your skin to become sensitive which can trigger more skin allergies. There are plenty of natural remedies to reduce eczema symptoms which require you to alter your lifestyle and diet to the use of alternative therapies.

Eczema sufferers should keep skin moisturized. From my personal experience, the use of natural and organic body moisturizers that is non perfumed are better for eczema skin. Moisturizers containing calendula can calm and soothe irritated skin. Calendula improves circulation and promotes healing of conditions ranging from burns to bruising.  It also have strong antiseptic and antibiotic properties making it perfect for those with acne and psoriasis-prone skin. Avoid using body wash or body soaps that contains perfumes or harmful ingredients.

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Natural and organic treatments such as derma e Stop Itch Instant Relief Creme which helps to soothe uncomfortable itch and transforms dry and irritated to smooth and supple. The lightweight formula of natural oils and extracts drenches skin in a veil of comfort and calm to heal your skin.

You can also try Heal Eczema oil, an organic formula that is free from pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers. A topical application of a few drops of the naturally blended oils can penetrate into the cell membranes to effectively relieve eczema symptoms. Heal Eczema is also massaged into the soles of the feet. This action allows the body to absorb the oil directly into the blood stream and immune system bypassing the kidneys and digestive system, this is part of the healing process. This natural treatment formula helps eliminate the itching associated with eczema and then begins the healing process of repairing the skin. Eczema Treatment

For most eczema sufferers, it’s hard to resist scratching on itchy areas but no matter how much you want to scratch, don’t do it! This will only make the problem worse. Scratching the skin can make it bleed which can destroy the top layer of the skin, allowing bacteria, dust, chemicals and irritants to enter the skin.

Perhaps one of the best holistic treatment methods for eczema and many other ailments is to avoid getting stressed. You may not know this but stress has a negative impact on our skin health and it reduce immune defense mechanisms. People with skin problems or disorders tend to have negative emotions and body image which can lead them to a vicious cycle thus making it worse. Take time to relax. Go for a relaxing massage, try meditation, sign up for pilates, play a nice music with a good book to read and take a relaxing vacation.

Holistic Treatment to Natural Weight Loss

Have you ever blamed your extra pounds on having a slow metabolic rate? Or perhaps you have been trying all sorts of weight loss remedies including holistic treatments to cut down those extras on your hips, thighs or overall body. Metabolism is used to describe the rate at which your body burns food and converts to energy.

Having a high metabolic rate would also mean you can lose weight faster naturally and slip into a dress size smaller! So to get a slimmer, summer body the natural way, here a few tips you can take note of:[DFR::455600136-7669-ss|align_right_1]

1) Avoid yo-yo dieting. When you put your body in a starvation mode, it will conserve energy by burning calories slower to compensate for the less food intake. And when you start to eat normally again, your body will store the extra energy as calories.

[DFR::healthslim-natural-metabolism-booster-for-hea-8197|align_left_1]2) Eat breakfast to increase your metabolism. Research shows that eating breakfast can increase metabolic rate by 10%. Don’t forget to keep your breakie healthy by avoiding sugar. There’s no excuse to skip breakfast, even if you are taking a top rated diet pill.

3) Add cayenne pepper on your dinner! Studies have shown that a pinch of cayenne pepper can help to fire up metabolic rate. This is done when the body temperature is raised which in turn raises metabolism. If cayenne is too hot for you, try a milder spice like cinnamon. Cinnamon can increase the body’s metabolic rate naturally due to it being helpful in controlling insulin levels, which in turn helps the body to metabolize sugars.[DFR::455288445-6374-ss|align_right_1]

3) Relax! A high stress lifestyle can contribute to the body’s storage of excess fat and lead to poor metabolic rate function. Massage therapy is a wonder holistic treatment that helps to reduce stress and keep your metabolism from slowing down. A good massage also helps blood flow and circulation of the body and puts your muscles into a better fat-burning mode.

Natural Herbal Remedies for Overall Health

There has been a vast amount of information and testing with regard to natural herbal remedies. In general, herbs like vitamins are good for your overall body health. Although it is hard to understand why some herbs have a positive effect on the body, herbs need to be taken over a long period to receive the benefits to your health.

For your reference, here is a list of common natural herbal remedies.

Alfalfa has been known to be effective in healing ailments such as gas pains, pain and stiffness from arthritis and ulcers. Alfalfa herb tea possesses no adverse components and is safe for all people including children.

For relief from upset stomachs, colds, bronchitis, bladder troubles, and jaundice, chamomile is a popular herb. This herb is also helpful in regulating menstrual cycle’s rheumatic pains, and headaches. Chamomile has also been effective for babies with colic and has natural calming properties.

Dandelion increases activity in the pancreas, liver, and spleen and contains insulin substitutes. Dandelion has a high vitamin and mineral content that is used for treating kidney and liver disorders, along with skin disease and loss of appetite.

Eucalyptus is an important ingredient in many commercial medicines such as cough and sore throat medications. These plants also contain oils that are extremely potent antiseptics. The oil may be applied locally on wounds, sores, and burns. Eucalyptus can also be used as an insect repellent. It is also great for respiratory troubles and helps to relief nose congestion.

Ginseng has been used for more than 5000 years in the Chinese culture as far as natural health remedies is concerned. This herb strengthens the heart and nervous system. In addition, it builds up a general mental and physical vitality and may be effective for treating colds, coughs, gout, diabetes, headache, and backache. A friend of mine who is planning for a Westgate vacation always brings with him some ginseng powder for his overall body maintenance.

Hawthorn is known to cause the dilation of the coronary vessels. An improvement has been shown in patients and is helpful in insomnia. It has been used to treat high blood pressure when taken over a period of time.

A strengthening tonic for the entire system is Strawberry. It is helpful with diarrhea, night sweats, liver complaints, gout, and jaundice. Strawberry is used internally for weak intestines and is also used for enema.

Do note that the above natural herbal remedies are general guidelines and for personal reference. If a herb does not agree with you or if you feel adverse effects, discontinue using the herb. If you are unsure, do seek the help of your family physician.