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The Eczema Podcast

Are you struggling with your eczema and ready to finally overcome it for good? Do you want to learn different healing strategies from the best experts who work with eczema? If you want a natural (and a long term solution) to heal, I'm here to bring you 4 years of expert interviews to help you! My name is Abby and I'm a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and founder of Conqueror Skincare. In this show, you'll learn from the best eczema experts on how to overcome atopic dermatitis, strategies to speed up healing, the best eczema products, and you'll also get encouragement and support. This show interviews experts including naturopaths, dermatologists, skin experts, and much more.
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Jul 16, 2020

This is part 2 of our episode from last week with our guest, Ben Fuchs, who's been on the show 3 times). Ben shares internal and external strategies to target and reverse wrinkles to help eczema, TSW and atopic dermatitis.

His skincare line, called Truth Treatments, is incredibly effective (use "havethetruth20" code on his site TruthTreatments.com for 10% off his products). He also hosts a radio show, called The Bright Side.

He is a registered pharmacist, skin formulator, nutritionist and cosmetic chemist for over 30 years. He's a skincare expert who shares the key to reversing and preventing wrinkles caused by eczema. You can check out his 2 other podcast interviews here and here.

 

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Jul 8, 2020

Visit TruthTreatments.com and use code "havethetruth20" on his site for 10% off his products).

Today's guest is Ben Fuchs (who's been on the show 3 times). He is a registered pharmacist, skin formulator, nutritionist and cosmetic chemist for over 30 years. He's a skincare expert who shares the key to reversing and preventing wrinkles caused by eczema. You can check out his 2 other podcast interviews here and here.

His skincare line, called Truth Treatments, is incredibly effective. He also hosts a radio show, called The Bright Side.

 

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Jun 29, 2020

In part 2 of this episode, you'll learn more helpful tips on why itching happens with eczema/dermatitis and topical steroid withdrawal (TSW). You'll learn tips on what to do when people tell you to "stop scratching." You'll also learn how to stop scratching, and why we itch more at night when it comes to atopic dermatitis.


Today I was joined by Jennifer Hall - the dedicated support member in my group coaching program. To join, visit conqueroreczemaacademy.com.

*Melatonin study on eczema: https://www.jwatch.org/na39762/2015/12/07/melatonin-children-with-eczema

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*Click here for the full blog post on itching. 

 

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Jun 21, 2020

Learn helpful tips on why itching happens in eczema/dermatitis and topical steroid withdrawal (TSW), how to stop scratching, and why we itch more at night.

Stay tuned for part 2 with more tips for you.

Today I was joined by Jennifer Hall - the dedicated support member in my group coaching program. To join, visit conqueroreczemaacademy.com.


*Click here for the full blog post on itching. 


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Jun 12, 2020

This is part 2 (a continuation of last week's Eczema Podcast episode), where Dr. Kelly Blodgett shared how hidden dental issues (such as hidden gum disease, root canals, implants, dental meridians, gum grafts, cavities and silver amalgam fillings) can affect your skin, dermatitis, and other parts of the body (research paper links are listed below). Dental issues are often overlooked.

Today’s guest is Dr. Kelly Blodgett, a biological and naturopathic dentist. Dr. Kelly Blodgett graduated from the American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry and has a Board Certification in Naturopathic Dentistry and a Board Certification in Integrative Biological Dental Medicine. (You can find Dr. Kelly Blodgett’s website here: https://www.blodgettdentalcare.com. He also offers online consultations as well.)

The American Academy of Periodontology also shares on their website that periodontal (gum) disease is associated with several other diseases, such as diabetes, alzheimer’s, and heart disease.

 

Like the other microbiomes of the body (gut and skin), the oral microbiome is a collection of bacteria that affects the progression of health and disease. A major 2019 study in the Journal of Oral Microbiology discovered that bacterial populations from the mouth make their way to the gut microbiota.

Just as there’s leaky gut, there can also be leaky mouth as well. This can alter immune responses and potentially lead to systemic diseases.

Infants who have eczema are also 3 times more likely to develop tooth decay when they are 2 and 3 years old, according to this study from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Dentistry and the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences.

Cass Nelson-Dooley, MS, an ethnopharmacologist, also shared in her research that 45% of the bacteria in the mouth are also found in the gut. Oral infection can cause major issues within the rest of the body in a variety of ways.

Bacteria can escape through the gums to the bloodstream, cause system-wide inflammation, and bacterial toxins that make their way throughout the body. Two of the major bacterial groups in the oral biome that can impact the rest of health most notably include Prevotella and Veillonella.

Research has also shown that dental infection has been linked to nummular eczema as well.

Below are case studies of how dental issues & infections can affect atopic dermatitis and eczema:

 

 

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Jun 5, 2020
Learn how dental issues (and hidden infections) in the mouth can affect your skin and also affect every other part of the body (research paper links are listed below). Today's guest is Dr. Kelly Blodgett, a biological and naturopathic dentist. 
 
In this 2-part series, we cover issues that can affect the body and eczema/dermatitis - such as hidden gum disease,
root canals, implants, dental meridians, gum grafts, cavities, silver amalgam fillings, and much more! 
 
Dr. Kelly Blodgett graduated from the American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry and has a Board Certification in Naturpathic Dentistry and a Board Certification in Integrative Biological Dental Medicine. 
 
>> Below are case studies of how dental issues & infections can affect atopic dermatitis and eczema.
 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19691752
 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16924154
 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17442076
 
http://www.jacionline.org/article/S0091-6749(16)31456-7/fulltext
 
https://www.drkarafitzgerald.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/2015-Oral-Microbiome-Nelson-Dooley-Olmstead.pdf
 
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28637979/
 
https://www.perio.org/consumer/gum-disease-and-other-diseases
 
 
 

 

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May 23, 2020

Did you know that exposing your skin to certain plant compounds called furocoumarins (which are psoralen isomers), like lime, lemon, celery, carrots, & parsnip, and then exposing your skin to sunlight, can cause severe reactions like phytophotodermatitis? 

They’re usually irregularly shaped rash, but patches can also appear in the form of drips and streak marks too! 

You'll also learn what Berloque dermatitis is, and how this can affect people who use Bergamot oil, found in fragrances or aromatherapy oils. 

In this episode, I shared about:

  • Plants & fruits commonly associated with phytophotodermatitis
  • Case studies of patients who experienced this.
  • How to prevent it
  • How to treat it
  • How long the lesions last for
  • Why it's often misdiagnosed as other skin conditions including fungal infection, allergic contact dermatitis, jellyfish stings, poison ivy, hives, shingles, and even child abuse! (Yes - there’s research papers written about this, which I shared in this episode).

 

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May 14, 2020

Today Dr. Ana-Maria Temple, an integrative paediatrician, shares how to help kids, babies, and children with eczema & dermatitis.

She also created a children's eczema course - head to https://bit.ly/childeczemacourse and use code "eczemaconquerors" to get $100 off to learn more about children eczema. In today's episode, she talks about how to treat kids with eczema and also patterns she notices in her patients who do suffer from eczema.

 

 

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May 7, 2020

I finally had a chance to share my own personal eczema healing journey. I've been waiting a long time to share this - and I hope it helps encourage you that you can heal, and that you're not alone on this journey. 

 

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Apr 30, 2020

This episode featured a deep discussion from a virtual eczema meet up, where eczema sufferers shared about the impact of eczema and dermatitis on their relationships and their caregivers. They also discussed why doctors aren't acknowledging or doing very much to help with topical steroid withdrawal. It was a great and emotional discussion that I hope you will enjoy! 

This discussion was shared with permission from the facilitators, Linette Roungchun (@linettero) and Sean Dillnutt (@tsw_seandillnutt) 

 

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Apr 22, 2020

In this episode, my husband and I share about the challenges of being in a relationship when you have eczema/dermatitis. We also shared how we got through our challenges when I had really severe flare ups. It hasn't always been easy - but I hope some of these tips can help you and give you hope.

 

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Apr 15, 2020

Today Dr. Ana-Maria Temple, an integrative pediatrician, who has been doing numerous news interviews regarding COVID-19, has joined us on the podcast. She has also created a children's eczema course. Head to bit.ly/childeczemacourse to check it out and get $100 off.

**In today's episode, she talks about:

  • Are kids and adults with eczema more at risk for getting it?
  • Am I in the immunocompromised high risk category if I have severe eczema flare ups?
  • "If I'm on #dupixent for extreme eczema, am I considered high risk for contracting it? Is there anything I can do to help it?"
  • Any recommendations to boost the immune system & prevent getting it in adults and kids?
  • If infected, how long are you considered recovered and no longer spreading the coronavirus?
  • Why are 30 year olds dying form the virus without having any pathologies?
  • Will your dermatitis flare if you get the virus? Why does my skin flare during a flu or when I'm not feeling well?

 

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Apr 2, 2020

Maybe you're not where you want to be yet, or you haven't seen progress in your eczema healing journey, but don't discredit your progress. Give yourself credit for how far you've come. Progress is power and you're making progress no matter if you feel it.

One day, it will all add up to something. Give yourself credit for all your hard work and how far you've come. 
 
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Mar 17, 2020

In a continuation of the last episode, Dr. Matthew J Zirwas is back to talk about food allergies, mom guilt, and how certain supplements like L-histidine, activated charcoal, apple cider vinegar, and melatonin can all help your eczema.

 

*Here is more information on what Dr. Matthew shared about:

- Find out why your eczema is causing your food allergies (and not the other way around!).
- Why eczema is the #1 condition that causes the most stress in parents
- How doctors can make moms feel guilty about their child's eczema
- Why does L-Histidine make your skin softer?
- Why does melatonin help your skin (and sleep)?
- Can activated charcoal help reduce skin flares in dermatitis?
- How can apple cider vinegar help your eczema?

 

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Dr. Zirwas is a nationally recognized expert in eczema, psoriasis, and contact dermatitis, who practices at Bexley Dermatology in Bexley, Ohio. He received his undergraduate and medical school degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his dermatology residency at the University of Pittsburgh as well, developing an interest in contact dermatitis during his residency which led to additional training at Penn State University and the Cleveland Clinic. Dr Zirwas has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and is one of the authors of the 7th Edition of Fisher's Contact Dermatitis. His interests focus on clinical trials, adult atopic dermatitis, pruritus and urticaria, allergic and irritant contact dermatitis, and rosacea.
 
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Mar 3, 2020
This episode interviewed Dr. Matthew J Zirwas - a rare type of dermatologist who practices so differently. Find out why his practice is unique and how he also incorporates complementary integrative medicine in his practice.
 
Dr. Zirwas is also a nationally recognized expert in eczema, psoriasis, and contact dermatitis, who practices at Bexley Dermatology in Bexley, Ohio. He received his undergraduate and medical school degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his dermatology residency at the University of Pittsburgh as well, developing an interest in contact dermatitis during his residency which led to additional training at Penn State University and the Cleveland Clinic. Dr Zirwas has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and is one of the authors of the 7th Edition of Fisher's Contact Dermatitis. His interests focus on clinical trials, adult atopic dermatitis, pruritus and urticaria, allergic and irritant contact dermatitis, and rosacea.
 
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Feb 18, 2020

In this episode, Brian Karr shared how mold is prevalent in 80-90% of homes in the USA. Brian is a mold expert and an indoor environmental consultant, who specializes in working with hypersensitive individuals with complex medical conditions. He helps them to understand if mold, mycotoxins or other indoor pathogens exist in their homes that may be contributing to their health conditions, and how to remedy those issues

(I did a poll recently, where 81% of my followers mentioned that mold had affected their eczema)

Brian has helped over 3,000 hypersensitive individuals nationwide. Brian is also the co-founder of We Inspect (http://www.yesweinspect.com), a national indoor environmental assessment company specializing in mold and biotoxin detection and management for hypersensitive individuals.

He is also the creator of Mold Masterclass (www.moldmasterclass.com), a digital training program developed for hypersensitive individuals.

He also shares how you can detect mold, inspect mold, and remediate mold in the home so it doesn't affect your skin. He also shares how moving away from a home that has mold can still affect you after you move. 

 

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Jan 31, 2020

This episode interviewed Dr. Jonathan Silverberg (MD, PhD, MPH) who shared how different climates, such as higher humidity, higher temperatures, colder climates and higher precipitation can all affect your skin. He also shared which states have the highest prevalence of eczema. 

Dr. Silverberg is a world renowned Board-certified Dermatologist from the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates Department of Dermatology, who specializes in atopic dermatitis (eczema) and contact dermatitis, as well as other chronic inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis, uticaria, blistering diseases, alopecia areata, and vitiligo.

He is a national expert in contact dermatitis and will be directing the Patch Testing service at George Washington University, including patch testing for allergic contact dermatitis, phototesting for photosensitive disorders and photopatch testing for photoallergic contact dermatitis. 

 

>> In today's episode, Dr. Silverberg shared about:

  • What climates can trigger your eczema (and why)?
  • Which areas in the USA have the highest and lowest rates of eczema
  • Why the risk of eczema increases by 48% after moving to the US (and living there for 10 years). 
  • Why living in a humid state can decrease your odds of getting eczema
  • Why living in a high precipitation state can increase your odds of getting eczema by 30%
     
  • Why the hygiene hypothesis can affect eczema 
  • Can diet affect the risk increase of getting eczema? 
  • Does living in an urban area increase or decrease your risk of eczema?
  • Why do African Americans have x2 the rate of eczema in childhood compared to caucasian children? 


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Jan 14, 2020

Have you ever thought about whether SIBO, hidden pathogens, or infections could be causing your eczema/dermatitis to flare? Have you tried changing your diet, but your skin just isn't healing? Dr. Jessica Peatross is a stealth infection expert and a functional medicine doctor (she has a ton of information to share!). She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has worked as a hospitalist for six years before getting functional training. She also specializes in Gerson therapy, has trained in Ozonotherapy and Neuroemotional Technique as well. Join us - as she shares a wealth of information in this podcast.

In today's episode, you'll get to learn:

- How SIBO can affect your eczema (and your gut)
- How to diagnose and treat SIBO so that your skin can improve
- How to diagnose if you have hidden bacteria, fungal, pathogens and infections that are inflaming your skin
- How mold and toxins can affect your skin
- How "sick building syndrome" can affect your immune system and eczema
- Testing methods to discover root causes of your eczema/dermatitis

 

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