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Eczema is a chronic skin condition that can range from wet blisters to dry flakes. It is usually itchy and can occur on any surface of the body. It is most commonly associated with allergies from contact or foods, and is usually aggravated by stress.

First, you must track down the allergic factor by avoiding and challenging soaps, clothes, jewelry, and certain foods. For children, pay particular attention to dust and dust mites as a possible cause.

You must also investigate and treat yeast overgrowth, especially if eczema develops after taking antibiotics. Yeast overgrowth on the skin or yeast toxins from intestinal yeast overgrowth can cause or aggravate any skin condition.

The medical treatment for eczema is cortisone cream. Using cortisone creams for eczema, however, merely suppresses symptoms; it also stimulates more yeast and fungal
growth.


First Aid:
* Avoid showers, because they strip the acid mantle of the skin.
* Use two ounces of apple cider vinegar, a few drops of bath oil or a cotton pouch of oatmeal in your bath.
* Use coconut oil as a body lotion.
* Dry indoor air is bad for eczema; use a humidifier and external creams and lotions from organic sources.
* Avoid wool and use cotton clothing.
* Use dust mite mattress and pillow covers, and launder sheets and pillowcases frequently.
* Do several rinse cycles on your laundry and don’t use scented antistatic products in the dryer.
* Make sure the soap you use does not irritate the skin. Use a neutral pH soap like castile ‐ made from olive oil, almond oil, or coconut oil.
* Remove carpeting, stuffed toys, and vacuum frequently.


Detoxification:
* To remove toxins (yeast, heavy metals, radiation) that may be causing eczema use clay baths from LL's Magnetic Clay.
Start with the “Natural Clay.” Blend 1/4 to 1/2 cup of clay in your blender with 32oz of water and pour that into your hot water foot bath or tub. Soak for 30 min and shower off. Do a bath or footbath at least three times a week, more if you have time.

Supplements:
* Essential fatty acids: Choose one high in DHA for children and high in EFA for adults. Dosage: follow the label for children; adults, 2‐3,000 mg daily.
* Evening primrose oil and/or borage oil: Both provide essential omega‐6 fatty acids and support the immune system. Dosage: 1,000 mg twice daily.
Take EFAs with meals and avoid water with your meals so that fats and oils in your food will be absorbed properly. Water in the stomach along with oil will cause the oil globules to combine together in an oil puddle, which the body will have trouble absorbing.
* Vitamin D. Current research shows that most people require at lease 2,000 IU of Vitamin D3 per day.
* Zinc: Choose an angstrom‐sized liquid mineral product. Take one dose twice daily.


Homeopathy:
Consult a homeopath or naturopath to find a homeopathic remedy suited to your condition.


*Excerpted and edited from my Future Health Now Encyclopedia eBook.

NOTE: If cortisone has been used for a long time before switching to natural remedies, the skin may go through an aggravation or worsening before getting better.
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Dr. Carolyn Dean MD, ND
The Doctor of the Future
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My friend, Dr. Galina Migalko just opened her new office. It’s called Universal Medical Imaging Group. Dr. Migalko is an expert in using ultrasound as a diagnostic tool. She can do a head-to-toe ultrasound that rivals a CT scan or MRI.

I love ultrasound because there is no radiation involved, no needles and no magnetic fields. And in the hands of an expert like Galina, who can see beyond the sound wave pictures, you can be assured of your diagnosis. I’ve referred people from across the country for the accuracy of her testing.
I know most of you don’t live in Los Angeles or travel there. But if you do or have friends or relatives in LA, please consider using Galina’s services. For the rest of you, this note may serve as a reminder that when you go for allopathic tests ask your doctor if an ultrasound test would suffice instead of an X-ray, CT scan or MRI.

Media Update: You can find my latest article, “
The Medical Monopoly: It’s not about who’s right or wrong but who’s in charge” at Mike Adams, NaturalNews.com.

Diagnostitis: The Power of Words” is another article that will be up shortly.

Here is a great piece of tongue-in-cheek satire from my friend, Dr. Roby Mitchell that describes the current state of allopathic medicine. “I started hearing this knocking sound in my engine and this warning sign came up on the instrument panel. Fortunately, a good friend is a doctor. He prescribed some ear plugs and duct tape. Now I can’t hear the noise and the sign is blocked by the duct tape. An added bonus is he said this will take care of any problem I have later with squeaking brakes.”

The message? Don’t cover up symptoms with treatments that will only cause more problems in the future.

Roby’s byline is “You can’t medicate yourself out of symptoms that you behaved yourself into.” Both Roby and Galina support my
Future Health Now! 2-Year Online Wellness Programas the best way to gently change your lifestyle to be compatible with a long and healthy life!
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Dr. Carolyn Dean MD, ND
The Doctor of the Future
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Yahoo! I’ve finally finished producing my online wellness program Future Health Now!
It took two long years and thousands of happy hours. The 104 modules are delivered by email every week. Each module covers a major topic and includes an action plan for implementing lifestyle and wellness behaviors. All the modules reflect my personal experience in my own life and recommendations given to my patients and clients over the past forty years.


I’d like the program to reach more people because I think it’s an excellent way to stay healthy. The monthly cost is only $10.00. Just go to my website and click the Wellness Program link. If you would like to have the complete program immediately, from start to finish, it’s only $200, just email me for details.

The following is the list of my 104 modules to show the broad scope of the program. Please join me.

1. Eat What Your Ancestors Ate
2. Old Fashion Vitamin C
3. Nasal Lubrication
4. Sleeping Without Electricity
5. The Power of Protein
6. The Stomach Vacuum
7. Safe Cookware
8. Backwards Walking
9. Beefing Up
10. How to Sit on the Toilet
11. B Calm
12. Melatonin Magic
13. Dairy Dichotomy
14. Maximizing Magnesium
15. Placebo Power
16. Nuts and Seeds
17. Relearning to See
18. Reducing Wireless Worries
19. Not to Little, Nor Too Much
20. Taming the TV (Part 1)
21. Body Temperature and Sleep
22. Fish for Thought
23. Super Squats
24. Taming the TV (Part 2)
25. Maximizing Absorption by Chewing
26. Chlorine-Free Bathing
27. Flaxseed: The Forgotten Superfood
28. Eggs: A Nutritional Storehouse
29. Safe Commercial Cleaning Supplies
30. Theatre of the Mind
31. Special Feature: Liver Snacking
32. Taming the Tongue: Moderate Eating
33. How to Safely Stop Armpit Odor
34. Psyllium Seed Husk
35. Yeast-Free Eating: Is it for You?
36. The Cobra
37. Early to Bed, Early to Rise
38. An Overdue Review
39. How to Eat Leftovers Without The Mold, Yeast and Bacteria
40. Brain Fitness Games
41. Carpet Care
42. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
43. Calling All Chickens
44. Sensuous Stretching
45. Unrecognized Leftovers
46. Chewing Chia
47. Wheat Withdrawal
48. Natural Bedtime Remedies
49. Negating the Nocebo
50. Gargling and Snorting
51. Fermented Dairy
52. The Breath of Life
53. Homemade Green Drinks
54. Purifying the Air
55. Intuitive Eating
56. Eating and drinking Before Bed
57. Progressive Muscle Relaxation
58. Milk Substitutes
59. Coconut & Sesame Oil Pulling
60. Working At A Pedestal Desk
61. Sugar Avoidance
62. Savoring Cilantro
63. Weekly Fasting
64. Mind-Dump Your To Do List
65. The Law of Attraction
66. Caring For Your Teeth & Gums
67. Safe Sprouting
68. Moving Through Your Day
69. Detoxifying with Chlorella
70. Healthy Cooking
71. Friendly Fats & Oils
72. Meet Your Mattress
73. Walking Meditation & Prayer
74. Self-Massage
75. Sugar Substitutes
76. Spinal Twist
77. Enhancing Your Digestive Enzymes
78. Eliminate Mold & Mildew
79. Protein Powders
80. Pillow Talk
81. Ho’oponopono
82. Poo-Free Hair
83. Herbs and Spices
84. Strengthening Your Core
85. Introducing Iodine
86. Organic Farming
87. Eat Your Vegetables & Fruit
88. Angstrom Minerals
89. Synchronicity
90. Sunlight & Vitamin D
91. Combining with Legumes
92. Powerful Probiotics
93. Great Grains
94. Five Body Theory
95. Water, Water Everywhere
96. Therapies While You Sleep
97. Healing Your Health Story with EFT
98. iON
99. Juice & Blend
100. SuperBrain Yoga®
101. Water, Clay & Magnesium
102. Earthing & Grounding
103. Bach Flower Remedies
104. The Sunset of Future Health Now!
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Dr. Carolyn Dean MD, ND
The Doctor of the Future