Skin Conditions

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Skin Conditions2018-04-04T19:16:35-07:00

Regardless of the skin condition you experience, you can narrow down the cause(s) by visiting a Naturopath Doctor who can administer tests to determine the culprits.  This is usually a process of elimination that can take time to discover but may be worth the effort to eliminate prolonged and aggravating discomfort.


This a form of skin rash that manifests as a result of the following triggers:

  • Dietary: dairy, eggs, fish, shellfish and gluten
  • Industrial: solvents, fumes and soaps
  • Seasonal & Environmental: pollen, dust mites and certain plants

People with Celiac Disease are more prone to eczema

This can be caused by a deficiency in producing the fatty acid GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) from Omega-6 sources

Helpful Remedies:

  • try topical creams containing the following herbs: Nettles (Urtica Dioica), Burdock (Arctium Lappa) and Chickweed (Stellaria Media)
  • oral supplements like Evening Primrose Oil is a source of GLA and an effective relief of Atopic Eczema after 4 to 8 weeks
  • Borage Oil is the best to alleviate eczema as it’s high in gamma-linolenic acid, promotes elasticity and has itch-reducing properties


A contributing factor could be a lack of Zinc.



  • alcoholic beverages or spicy foods
  • direct sunlight, harsh winds, cold temperatures
  • stress & exercise

Helpful Products:

  • Calendula & Arnica help fight inflammation and sooth skin
  • Camellina oil calms inflammation
  • Pycnogenol is an anti-oxidant that protects against skin inflammation and soothes irritated skin