Exercise Helps Eczema

by Mel on August 14, 2011

Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition that is dry, red and itchy.  It is usually treated with topical creams, traditionally steroids but more recently natural products that are less harmful to the skin. Aside from the topical creams there are lots of things you can do to help control eczema.  One of the least thought […]

Bullying – It Is An Issue

by Mel on April 5, 2011

Eczema is more than skin deep.  Just ask anyone who suffers from the condition. People who suffer form eczema have dry, red blotches on their skin.  They look different, and they feel different.  But it is not necessary for them to be treated differently. It is however an unfortunate way of our society that people […]

Tips For Using Emollients

by Mel on March 8, 2011

Regardless of the type of emollient you choose to use there are some common rules that if followed will enable you to gain the most benefit from your emollient. To reduce the risk of infection always wash your hands before applying your emollient. Always patch test an emollient that is being used for the first […]

Does Diet Affect Psoriasis

by Mel on March 8, 2011

This is a question I often get asked and unfortunately there is no straightforward answer. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease causing an overproduction of skin cells.  This results in thickened patches of skin, which are red and scaly and often itchy and painful.  The patches most commonly appear on the knees, elbows, scalp, hands, feet, […]

Psoriasis – The Search Continues

by Mel on February 22, 2011

Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition affecting approximately 2% of the population.  It is known of as a familial condition and the cause has a genetic component.  Unfortunately a more specific explanation of the cause is yet to be established although progress is being made. Exposure to specific triggers People who are genetically predisposed […]

How To Cope With Your Excema During Exams

by Mel on November 9, 2010

For most of our children the school holidays are over and the final term of school has commenced. For the younger children this is an exciting term because it means Christmas is not far away. Long Hours Of Study For the older child this term is more about hard work and long hours of study […]

Old Remedy Revolutionizing Today’s Health

by Mel on November 9, 2010

It has been around forever but it seems the incredible benefits of Omega 3 are only just becoming widely known. Sure naturalists have advertised the benefits of Omega 3 for years, but it seems to me it is only in far more recent times that Omega 3 has been considered an important asset to our […]

Fish Eat Away Psoriasis

by Mel on November 2, 2010

If it is a natural therapy you are looking for there is a new craze sweeping the UK.  Known as the ‘Piranha Pedicure’, 150 Garra Rufa fish set to work nibbling your feet as they soak in a tub of water. The tiny fish nibble your feet eating away dead skin, creating an exfoliating effect.  […]

Psoriasis Facts

by Mel on October 27, 2010

Anyone can get psoriasis.  Even the top models. Psoriasis Awareness month has been and gone, but in Canada where they are just recognizing psoriasis in October, one of their top models has come out to reveal that she has psoriasis. Stacey McKenzie has been modeling for 15 years and is a former Canada’s Next Top […]