Do you have itchy, dry patches of skin that just won’t go away? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of people suffer from eczema, a condition often thought of as a skin condition but is actually characterized by inflammation of the skin.
When the gut is inflamed, it produces a substance called zonulin, which breaks down the barrier between the cells in the gut lining. This can lead to an increase in toxins and other compounds that are normally contained within the digestive system. These compounds can then escape into the bloodstream and cause inflammation in other parts of the body, including the skin.
The link between eczema and gut inflammation is based on the concept of "leaky gut." Research has also shown that people with eczema have significantly higher levels of zonulin than those without it, suggesting that eczema is closely linked to gut inflammation.
If you suffer from eczema, it is important to address the underlying gut inflammation. This can be done through diet, supplements, and lifestyle changes.
Diet plays an important role. Eating a healthy, balanced diet free of processed foods and sugar can help to reduce inflammation in the gut. Taking probiotics can also help to restore balance to the gut microbiome, which can in turn reduce inflammation.
Some people have other food intolerances, such as gluten or dairy, that can also play a huge role in this inflammation process. It's important to find out what each person's individual intolerances are, rather than broadly saying, "Eat this and your condition will clear up".
There is no reason that while the gut is healing, anyone should have to suffer from the itchy patches on the skin that it causes. To relieve the itch, it is important to keep the skin hydrated.
Choose gentle and natural products that can help to lock in moisture and provide natural nourishment. Natural oils and butters, such as those contained in our body butters, can help to nourish and protect the skin and reduce inflammation. Natural products may also contain anti-inflammatory and soothing ingredients that can help to reduce itching and promote healing.
In addition to this, herbal baths (containing the right herbs) can be used to ease inflammation. Our herbal bath tea is specifically formulated to aid the body's natural defenses against inflammation, pain and cellular breakdown, also encouraging increased circulation to aid in healing.
Our organic body butters are also free from harsh chemicals and fragrances that can irritate the skin further. This makes it a great choice for those with skin sensitivities. Unlike steroid creams and ointments that are generally prescribed by a doctor, our body butter can be used as many times a day as necessary to help alleviate the itchy dryness and heal the skin. Plus, it doesn't burn like some medicated creams and lotions but provides near-instant relief.
See the images below from our client showing the before and after of her daughter's eczema relief after using our body butter!
Before: Bright red, dry, itchy, and irritated
After: Hydrated, soothed, and healed