Infant eczema? Start with the gut.

From a mother whose children suffered from eczema, I know this to be true. Once we worked on the gut flora, the eczema issues began to resolve. Check out this amazing article on Infant eczema…

Baraka Birth

716px-Meyers_b8_s0235a I love my growing belly, but one thing that’s driving me crazy right now is how much it itches. I developed eczema after moving to cold, dry Massachusetts after happy years spent in warm and humid climates. In trying to better understand the causes of my eczema, I’m learning a tremendous amount about the bacteria that live in our guts and how it might be linked to other things, like my childhood allergies. As a future mom, I’d love for my child to not have to suffer through the things I did.

Here’s what I’ve learned.

In our cultural relishing of post-enlightenment individualism it can be a little unnerving to realize that we are not ourselves; in fact, 80% of our cells are bacteria. These bacteria are just about everywhere in our bodies, but here I’ll discuss those incredibly important little guys in our guts. There are lots of different…

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2 thoughts on “Infant eczema? Start with the gut.

  1. Thank you for reblogging! It’s amazing to me how many people have had troubles with infant eczema — it really points to some widespread underlying issues. Another thing I hope to better understand is how inflammation faced by pregnant women themselves (like me with all my excema!) impacts the fetal and infant immune system. So much to research! Anyways, thanks again 🙂

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