I’m excited to release another podcast episode with Dr. Peter Lio! If you saw our podcast (episode #3 on Acupuncture, Oils, and Eczema), I received so much positive feedback and requests for me to do another interview with Dr. Lio – so here it is.
(P.S. As I write this I am at the airport on my way to Europe for the next few weeks, so I apologize for the delay in getting back to all of you who have emailed me.)
Today’s episode is about how to prevent and treat baby eczema, severe eczema and topical steroid withdrawal (TSW).
This is a big podcast for me, especially because the TSW community has long been wondering how the National Eczema Association (NEA) feels about the issue of topical steroid withdrawal. I’ve also heard many people ask what the NEA is planning to do to create awareness and educate doctors about it, so I really hope that this podcast will help answer some of your lingering questions.
Since Dr. Lio also serves on the scientific advisory board of the National Eczema Association, his knowledge and perspective on what the National Eczema Association is doing to help those with topical steroid withdrawal is very important.
One thing I also appreciate about Dr. Lio is that he’s into both alternative and mainstream medicine, so I’m glad to get his viewpoint on how both methods can work synergistically to help people.
You’ll also learn more about phototherapy, curcumin/tumeric, and alternatives for severe eczema in this episode – so stay tuned and feel free to watch the podcast below 🙂
What we cover in today’s episode:
- Treatment and prevention for baby eczema
- How to treat and help severe eczema (including alternative treatments for severe eczema)
- Phototherapy for eczema
- Coconut oil and sunflower oil
- Curcumin / Tumeric for eczema (and a recipe for it!)
- Topical steroid withdrawal (TSW)
- What the National Eczema Association is doing to help spread awareness and educate doctors about TSW
And pssst – if you want to hear more about his update on topical steroid withdrawal – skip to [18:00] to listen more about it (also apologies about the audio lag!).
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If you’d like to listen to the audio only version, click below to listen.
Here are 2 links where it mentions tumeric is as effective as taking drugs (here and here). There aren’t yet any studies that show the effect of tumeric specifically on eczema (however, if you find any – feel free to let me know so I can share it with the eczema community!).
Golden Milk Tea Recipe:
- 2 cups of homemade almond milk (or milk alternative such as hemp milk or coconut milk)
- 1 tablespoon local honey, optional (I personally use Manuka honey)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil, optional
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 cinnamon stick or 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- small pinch of black pepper and grated ginger (fresh is best)
- Simply pour all ingredients into a small pot and bring to a light boil, whisk to combine ingredients. Reduce heat to low and simmer for a few minutes until it’s warm.
- Strain the milk if you have large pieces of ginger, cinnamon, peppercorns, etc. To serve, add honey or a dash of cinnamon.
- Enjoy it warm!
To make it a latte: simply use a blender, add all ingredients into the blender + 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and blend for approximately 1 minute. It gets nice and frothy!
Abby is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist who helps clients achieve optimal health. She is passionate about seeing people use health and nutrition to transform lives. She hopes that her experiences and knowledge can help educate others on natural remedies that will help eczema. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or YouTube for more updates!
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