Healthy beautiful skin, gleaning hair and strong nails are a checklist for most. The common denominator within this check list is that they all require in part collagen as one of the main building blocks alongside keratin and elastin.
Collagen is abundant throughout our body and its main function is to support the structure and firmness of our dermis which in turn supports our epidermis. This resilient triple helix structure is a building block for our body’s internal framework reaching from our skin, internal organs and cartilage.
There are several forms of healthy fats such as Linoleic Acid (Omega 6), Oleic Acid (Omega 9), Gama Linoleic Acid and Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3) that we will talk about in this article. Oleic Acid rich oils fair better with rough and dry skin types. For active and blemish prone skin, non-comedogenic Linoleic Acid oils are a must. Regular applications can reduce sebum from hardening which contributes to clogged pores. Fats that are solid at room temperature can give food a crumbly texture. They are called shorteners as they break down gluten into shorter strands hindering the formation of gluten (which would make the dough more stretchy) by preventing the flour from absorbing water.
There is no consensus on what the cause is for of the collection of symptoms referred to as eczema. There is no lack of speculation though. It’s either ‘genetic’, a nutritional deficiency, due to ‘food allergies’ or some variant of immunologic disorder. Or, all of the above plus a lot more.
The symptoms are real though, causing a great deal of distress. Childhood eczema is quite common, though the symptoms often reemerge later in life.
While there are various tests that might be employed, the Mayo Clinic states flatly “No lab test is needed to identify atopic dermatitis (eczema)”. Depending on the point of view, the range of treatments is very extensive. Some though stands out as showing
As The Merck Manual says “Dermatitis (Eczema) is superficial skin inflammation, characterized by epidermal edema and inflammation and clinically by vesicles (when acute), poorly marginated redness, edema, oozing, crusting, scaling, usually pruritus (itchiness), and lichenification causing by scratching or rubbing. Eczema is a group of medical conditions: Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Stasis Dermatitis, Neurodermatitis, etc...
It is estimated that more than 5million people in Canada live with eczema. The cause of eczema is a combination of genetic (hereditary-allergy; new research on Filaggrin Null Genotype*) and environmental factors (humidity, temperature, exposure to toxins, every day stress, food sensitivity, Leaky Gut syndrome, hormonal changes in women, etc.)
Eczema has a severe impact on a person lifestyle causing