A how-to book!
A quarter of the population are troubled with eczema but are only covering it over with creams.
This book shows you how you can cure your eczema. Most eczema is driven by food allergy. Learn how to recognise your problem foods and cure your eczema.
Contents include: 1. Eczema! Why the controversy? -- Food allergy goes undiagnosed -- Cure it or cover it? -- 2.. Eczema! What is it? -- What is eczema? -- The eczema progression -- What is the risk of developing eczema? -- Other types of eczema -- The eczema environment -- 3. Eczema! Foods are the culprits! -- Foods in the womb -- How do foods cause eczema? -- Food chemical reactions -- 4. Eczema! Find your triggers! -- Food triggers -- Skin prick testing -- Skin prick tests are not the whole answer -- 5. Eczema! Milk, egg and peanut! -- Cow's milk -- What some mothers say -- Egg -- Peanut -- Gluten -- 6. Eczema! The Gluten Syndrome! -- The Gluten Syndrome -- Blair's long-awaited recovery -- Gluten known to cause skin disease -- Eczema blood tests -- More about gliadin -- Gluten eczema stories -- Think about the gluten-eczema link -- 7. Eczema! Switch it off! -- Good gut bugs -- The allergy 'switch' -- Probiotics can stop eczema -- Probiotics can prevent eczema -- How do probiotics work? -- 8. Eczema! Creams and potions! -- Soaps -- Moisturizers and oils -- Steriods -- Non-steroid anti-inflammatory creams -- 9. Eczema! Prevent it! -- Ten steps to prevent eczema -- 1. Before pregnancy: diet -- 2. During pregnancy: diet -- 3. Birth: probiotics -- 4. Infant feeding: breast feeding 5. Food skin-prick tests: early identification -- 6. What Formula? -- 7. Foods: cow's milk, eggs, peanuts, fish, gluten -- 8. Avoid inhalant allergens: house dust mite -- 9. Antihistamines: Cetirizine -- 10. Supplements and skin care -- 10. References.
Dr Rodney Ford is a medical consultant specializing in paediatrics, gastroenterology, allergies and nutrition. He has held several prestigious positions throughout his career including Associate Professor of Paediatrics at the Christchurch School of Medicine, University of Otago, New Zealand. Dr Ford has spent the last 20 years researching food and nutrition and its effects on the body and brain.