Atopic eczema, which is the most common type of eczema is not a psychological disease. It can be frustrating and stressful. However, it's often stress-induced. In some minimal cases, psychological support may be required, but really, it's a matter of trying to manage the stress issues.
We're living in a fast-paced world and we're eating the type of foods that don't actually support us when we're having bouts of stress. So, the key thing is to eat foods that are not only immune-boosting but also mood-boosting and energy sufficient for us.
So, we're able to manage stress better. By managing the stress, we're able to try to calm the symptoms of eczema and have less flare-ups. Taking care of your diet and eating anti-inflammatory foods can help reduce stress greatly.
Now, some of the anti-inflammatory foods that you can introduce into your diet are your dark leafy greens. Try like plant-based milk, whole grains and other vegetables which are deep in color. Fruits such as berries with the darkest colour that you can find are very nutrient-dense.
There's a wonderful plant-based food, which is called sea moss, otherwise known as Irish sea moss. It has 92 minerals and it nourishes the cells. It boosts the immune system and its also great for iodine, which boosts brain health. That is one of the best types of foods that you can introduce in your diet. And it's a wonderful food, that you can actually have internally as well as externally. And it's easily preparable.
I have a YouTube video, which I have dedicated to how to prepare Irish and Caribbean sea moss and it's from different regions, but the minerals are there and it's very good to eat as well as use topically. I used it on my daughter to calm down the angry symptoms of Eczema and, give a bit of relief. Thankfully, soothed and healed the lacerations on her skin.
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