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Natural Solutions For Eczema - A Personal Journey by EMINÉ RUSHTON

Eminé Rushton is Wellness Director of Psychologies magazine and a trained holistic skin therapist. She has been writing about holistic health for 15 years and also written a book on Ayurveda, The Body Balance Plan.

I've suffered with eczema since childhood – and it's ranged from those tell-tale red, raised rings, around outer thighs, backs of knees and inner elbows, to sore, weeping blisters across the palms of my hands. As a child, my mother would apply topical steroid cream to my skin, as it was the only thing the doctor ever prescribed, and while the reaction would always diminish for a while, it would soon reappear – if I sweated, ate flare-up foods (more on that later), allowed my skin to dry out, or got particularly stressed.

The link between Gut Health and Eczema with Amanda Hamilton

Amanda Hamilton, Leading UK Nutritionist, explores the link between Gut Health and Eczema.   The conventional approach of creams and medication for eczema focuses on suppression rather than treatment at the root cause. Yes, they deliver relief and are often required, but, for a longer term resolution, there is another way. Nutritional therapy supports healing through diet and can be enhanced through the use of natural mineral salts bathing.   But first, what is eczema? Eczema comes in many forms, but it is mainly recognized by its red, itchy rash. According to conventional medical thinking the cause of eczema is...

The Ultimate Summer Holiday SOS Guide

  The summer season is all about feeling good, looking good and enjoying a well-earned break in the sun. However, we often find that our summer holidays creep up on us as we get swept away with everyday life. So, in a pre-holiday panic to get beach-ready, what last minute advice can you employ that might actually make a difference? We ask Expert Nutritionist Amanda Hamilton and Westlab Pharmacist Karen Davies to share their top tips for glowing skin, a flatter tummy and vibrant, glowing summer health.   3 Top Tips for Glowing Skin:   “There’s truth in the saying...

Westlab TOP 5 for Winter Wellness

1. Keep Warm This may sound obvious (it is winter after all)... but keeping warm is not just for comfort - it's essential for your immune system to function at its best. Did you know that just a small drop in your body temperature can lower your immunity and make you more susceptible to cold viruses and illness? We instinctively reach for those delicious, comforting foods in the winter time - heart soups and casseroles, but many of us aim for a healthy diet with plenty of raw, fresh fruit and vegetables and these do not always give us the...

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