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EASY GLUTEN-FREE RECIPE

Mango_EMMarshmallow-Mango Salad.  Super easy and super affordable.  Anyone can do this and it can be turned into a breakfast treat too!

Remember those marshmallows you used for the Christmas cocoa recipe?  Well, if you have some left over you can use the rest of them for this recipe.  This saves you even more money.  Really, all you have to do is buy some mango chunks.  If those aren’t available at your local grocery store, you can buy fresh mangos and cut them into cubes.  Super easy, simple and fast! Continue reading

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GLUTEN-FREE RECIPE AND XMAS GIFT IDEA

EM_jarfinalDay 1 – Hot chocolate and marshmallows with a secret ingredient.. Well, it’s not so secret anymore!  This is a great “recipe” because it’s easy, delicious and doubles as a potential last-minute Christmas gift.

I got the Nestle hot cocoa powder, Jell-O vanilla pudding powder and marshmallows at Wal-Mart.  The Mason jars were $2 each at Joann’s, but I used 50% off coupons using the Joann’s app on my iPhone to bring my total
down to $1 each.  I used red ribbon I already had at home and burned the Continue reading


THE GIFT-GIVING SEASON

XmasGifts_EMThe last thing I want on Christmas day is to be reminded that I have bad eczema.  I have to deal with it all year long, especially in the winter.  Some of these gifts are meant to be a sly way of helping your loved one with eczema, without a big, red, flashing reminder that they have it. Continue reading


GLUTEN ALLERGY LINKED TO ECZEMA

gluten_EMMedical evidence links gluten allergies/intolerances as a cause of eczema flareups, studies have shown.  According to the National Eczema Association and the Livestrong Foundation, people with eczema may potentially have an allergy or intolerance to foods containing gluten.  The exact cause of eczema is unknown, but allergies, the environment and other substances can aggravate it. In particular, having a wheat or gluten allergy may trigger eczema, according to the Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy. Continue reading


GO GREEN

Sometimes no matter what ointments we use or medicines we take, our eczema flareups don’t seem to dissipate.  As patients of eczema, we should consider other alternatives for healing.  These are some natural and organic products worth trying:

Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Olive oil has been used to soften and soothe skin Continue reading


1ST STEPS TO AN “ECZEMA-PROOF” HOME

Clean, clean, clean! If your home isn’t clean, your skin won’t be happy.  Here are the first few steps you can taking in keeping your environment free of irritants that instigate eczema breakouts.

1) Dusting.  Keep a clean home.  House dust and dust mites Continue reading


WHAT CAUSES ECZEMA?

Eczema begins with genetics, but can “flareup” because of environmental factors.  There are an array of things that can irritate the skin and worsen eczema.

Taking small steps to change your environment is doable.  In another post, 1ST STEPS TO AN “ECZEMA-PROOF” HOME Continue reading