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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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Dec 12, 2021

In part 2 of this podcast, discover physical strategies to stop itching (many of which I have personally used) for eczema/dermatitis and topical steroid withdrawal (TSW).

You'll also learn why we itch more at night and and why we scratch throughout the day. 

Stay tuned for part 2 with more tips with my guest, Jennifer Hall, who has overcome TSW and cancer. 

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Book a free breakthrough call here (if you need more support and guidance.)

Watch my FREE Webinar here: on the top 3 biggest mistakes stopping your eczema from healing.

For more eczema tips, follow Abby on:

Want helpful eczema products? 

  • Shop my Conqueror line of products to help your skin find relief here.
  • *Use the code PODCAST10 for 10% off your order here.

Dec 5, 2021

Discover physical strategies to stop itching (many of which I have personally used) for eczema/dermatitis and topical steroid withdrawal (TSW).

You'll also learn why we itch more at night and and why we scratch throughout the day. 

Stay tuned for part 2 with more tips with my guest, Jennifer Hall, who has overcome TSW and cancer. 

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Book a free breakthrough call here (if you need more support and guidance.)

Watch my FREE Webinar here: on the top 3 biggest mistakes stopping your eczema from healing.

For more eczema tips, follow Abby on:

Want helpful eczema products? 

  • Shop my Conqueror line of products to help your skin find relief here.
  • *Use the code PODCAST10 for 10% off your order here.

Nov 28, 2021
Discover whether you have a nickel allergy affecting your eczema or topical steroid withdrawal (TSW).
 
Here is what you'll learn in today's podcast on how to overcome nickel allergy and treat it:
 
- What is nickel allergy?
- Is nickel allergy affecting your eczema or TSW?
- What are symptoms of nickel allergy?
- How do we test for nickel allergy?
- Link between nickel allergy & cobalt allergy (vitamin B12 supplements)
- What is a low nickel diet?
- What can decrease nickel absorption from your diet? 

My guest today is Jennifer Brand, MPH (Master's degree in public health), MS (Master's degree in nutrition), CNS (Certified Nutrition Specialist) is an integrative and clinical nutritionist and the CEO of Jennifer Caryn Brand Nutrition LLC. Jennifer helps children with dry, flaky, weepy, red, itchy, painful rashes navigate the journey to healthy skin and enjoy a childhood free from disruptive skin symptoms.

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Book a free breakthrough call here (if you need more support and guidance.)

Watch my FREE Webinar here: on the top 3 biggest mistakes stopping your eczema from healing.

For more eczema tips, follow Abby on:

Want helpful eczema products? 

  • Shop my Conqueror line of products to help your skin find relief here.
  • *Use the code PODCAST10 for 10% off your order here.

 

Nov 21, 2021

In Part 2 of this podcast, you'll learn the top strategies to reduce skin picking & itching (from a psychotherapist who specializes in skin conditions).

You'll get to learn:

  • Why eczema & TSW sufferers deal with skin picking and itching
  • Why does itching and skin picking feel so good?
  • How do we overcome the guilt of itching and skin picking?
  • How do we help eczema sufferers overcome their itch-scratch cycle?
  • Why do people feel so alone going through this?
  • How do you reverse the itch behavior when it becomes a soothing mechanism?
  • Are there patterns of where skin picking & itching come from?


Matthew Traube is an adult and child licensed therapist. A key focus of his practice is on the interrelationship between psychology and skin disorders – also known as psychodermatology.

Traube has been consulted as an expert by a number of major media outlets, such as The New York TimesNew York MagazineThe CutGlamourMarie Claire, and Cosmopolitan. 

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Book a free breakthrough call here (if you need more support and guidance.)

Watch my FREE Webinar here: on the top 3 biggest mistakes stopping your eczema from healing.

For more eczema tips, follow Abby on:

Want helpful eczema products? 

  • Shop my Conqueror line of products to help your skin find relief here.
  • *Use the code PODCAST10 for 10% off your order here.

Nov 14, 2021

Discover some of the top strategies to reduce skin picking & itching (from a psychotherapist who specializes in skin conditions).

You'll get to learn:

  • Why eczema & TSW sufferers deal with skin picking and itching
  • Why does itching and skin picking feel so good?
  • How do we overcome the guilt of itching and skin picking?
  • How do we help eczema sufferers overcome their itch-scratch cycle?
  • Why do people feel so alone going through this?
  • How do you reverse the itch behavior when it becomes a soothing mechanism?
  • Are there patterns of where skin picking & itching come from?


Matthew Traube is an adult and child licensed therapist. A key focus of his practice is on the interrelationship between psychology and skin disorders – also known as psychodermatology.

Traube has been consulted as an expert by a number of major media outlets, such as The New York TimesNew York MagazineThe CutGlamourMarie Claire, and Cosmopolitan. 

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Book a free breakthrough call here (if you need more support and guidance.)

Watch my FREE Webinar here: on the top 3 biggest mistakes stopping your eczema from healing.

For more eczema tips, follow Abby on:

Want helpful eczema products? 

  • Shop my Conqueror line of products to help your skin find relief here.
  • *Use the code PODCAST10 for 10% off your order here.

Oct 31, 2021

In this solo episode, I share some of the biggest lessons I've learned throughout the way to help you on your journey when it comes to healing, diet changes, and much more. 

I hope it can help encourage you! 

Book a free breakthrough call here (if you need more support and guidance.)

Watch my FREE Webinar here: on the top 3 biggest mistakes stopping your eczema from healing.

For more eczema tips, follow Abby on:

Want more eczema resources? 

 

Sep 26, 2021
Have you ever dealt with histamine intolerance or have you had to try a low-histamine diet?
 
Everyone releases histamine, but when our body is not able to regulate it, then it becomes a problem when we release too much histamine. 

Sometimes, eczema symptoms may stick around, even after modifying to an anti-inflammatory diet. Unfortunately, healthy foods that are excellent for their anti-inflammatory properties, like fish, avocados, eggplant, spinach, tomatoes, bacon, or other dried and citrus fruits can be high in histamine. 

Just keep in mind that a “healthy diet” doesn’t always mean one that’s low in histamine. 

Learn more about histamines, histamine intolerance, and whether a low histamine diet can help your skin.

Book a free breakthrough call here if you need more support and guidance.

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Sep 19, 2021

Do you suffer from hyperpigmentation caused by eczema or topical steroid withdrawal (TSW)? And have you wondered how you can treat it naturally?

In this episode, you'll learn about hypopigmentation and treatments that can help hyperpigmentation (including lasers, topical remedies, and alternative remedies) to help discoloration of the skin from eczema and topical steroid withdrawal (TSW).
 
My guest today is Dr. DJ Sims, who is a naturopathic doctor. She specializes in skin diseases (such as acne, eczema and psoriasis), microneedling/ PRP Facials, and skin disorders in people of color.
 

Book a free breakthrough call here if you need more support and guidance.

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Sep 12, 2021

In this episode, you'll discover:

  • How you can repair a barrier that's been damaged by eczema, TSW & steroids
  • How are staphylococcus aureus and skin pH levels related?
  • How your nose is tied to staphylococcus aureus
  • Why do we need to treat the nose & mouth when it comes to eczema & TSW? 
  • Why is staphylococcus aureus found in the gut too?
  • How can no moisture treatment (NMT) help eczema & topical steroid withdrawal (TSW)?

I hope this episode encourages you today!

Dr. Greenberg is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND) who founded the Center for Integrative Dermatology. She is passionate about natural skin care and believes that many of today’s chronic skin diseases can be healed by using evidence-based alternative treatments.

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*Get my free eBook: "6 Ways to Naturally Clear Eczema" here.

* Use code Abby5 to get $5 off Skinesa probiotics here.

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>> Shop my Conqueror line of products to help your skin find relief here. Use code PODCAST10 for 10% off your order.

Sep 5, 2021

Did you know it can take up to 6 hours for your skin pH levels to balance out after taking a shower? You'll learn all about why skin pH levels are important and how to balance them in today's episode with Dr. Julie Greenberg! You'll also discover:

  • How your skin pH influences your skin barrier
  • How skin pH affects eczema & topical steroid withdrawal (TSW)
  • Tips to balance out your skin pH
  • The best topical products for balancing your skin pH

...and much more! I hope this episode encourages you today.

Dr. Greenberg is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND) who founded the Center for Integrative Dermatology. She is passionate about natural skin care and believes that many of today’s chronic skin diseases can be healed by using evidence-based alternative treatments.

*Get my free eBook: "6 Ways to Naturally Clear Eczema" here.

* Use code Abby5 to get $5 off Skinesa probiotics here.

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Want more eczema resources? 

>> Shop my Conqueror line of products to help your skin find relief here. Use code PODCAST10 for 10% off your order.

Aug 15, 2021
>>Come join The Eczema, Psoriasis & Skin Disease Masterclass from August 23-29, 2021 here. It’s free and online! 
 
Tune into Ryan Sternagel's story to learn how he helped both of his children conquer severe eczema and cancer.
 
He tried a mix of conventional and alternative approaches to help his skin get better - which you get to hear in great detail in this podcast. 
 
It was not easy - but he never gave up - and we hope this story can inspire you as well :)

Book a free breakthrough call here if you need more support and guidance.

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Aug 8, 2021

Should you use dupixent if you're going through eczema or topical steroid withdrawal (TSW) flares?

Dupixent is a biologic medication - and my guest, Dr. Ana-Maria Temple - shares her thoughts about using dupixent for eczema and TSW flares.

Dr. Ana-Maria Temple is an integrative pediatrician, award-winning speaker at Harvard Club of Boston, and a frequent guest on TV news and talk shows. 

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Aug 1, 2021

We all know that humans can get eczema - but what about pets? Can dogs get eczema? And are they vulnerable to conditions like atopic dermatitis and topical steroid withdrawal (TSW) as well? 

Find out more in this podcast, as Dr. Ana-Maria Temple shares her own personal story with her pet's eczema. 

 

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Jul 25, 2021

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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Jul 11, 2021

Have you (or anyone you know) ever experienced zingers? Zingers are common when it comes to topical steroid withdrawal (TSW), but it can also be experienced when some people have eczema and atopic dermatitis as well.

Zingers are a type of nerve pain, that can feel like you're being shocked, zapped, and they're also called "sparklers."

In this episode, I share my personal experience with zingers. 

Please note that this is my personal experience only, and it is not meant to be substituted as medical advice. :) 

 

 
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Jul 4, 2021

In this episode, my guest Eve Laird, shares how suffering from eczema inspired her to start her cracker line - which is now available in 600 stores, including Whole Foods and many other health food stores.

I hope this inspires you that you can turn a difficult journey of suffering from eczema into something that helps others :) 

You can also use the code Abby15 on her website for 15% off.

 

 
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Jun 27, 2021

Is it a good idea to quit steroids cold turkey, or should you stop steroids gradually if you have eczema? Can stopping steroids cold turkey cause topical steroid withdrawal (TSW)?

My guest, Jennifer, shares more about how you should properly stop steroid use. 

To get guidance and support from both of us on your healing journey, you can learn more about our coaching program here.

 
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Jun 20, 2021

In this 2 part series, Eric Koepp, co-founder of Skinesa, shared if probiotic skincare really works to help eczema and topical steroid withdrawal (TSW).  He also shared why there are only 2-3 real brands of probiotics. 

It turns out that many probiotic brands don't contain actual probiotics in them. Many probiotic skincare brands are also using "false advertising", as many of them contain probiotic ingredients, with no actual probiotics in them. 

Eric also shared that only 1 in 500 probiotic strains are based on "evidence-based" probiotics (meaning that they've been studied on in clinical trials). 

Eric also shares the future of probiotic skincare, especially when most aren't "real". 

To try Skinesa probiotics, use the code Abby5 to get $5 off your probiotics at Skinesa.com.

 
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Jun 13, 2021

Today's guest is Eric Koepp, co-founder of Skinesa, who shared all about whether probiotic skincare really helps eczema and topical steroid withdrawal (TSW). He also shares how many "real" brands of probiotic skincare exist on the market and which are the real brands of probiotic skincare.

He also shares about real probiotic skincare brands - like Mother Dirt and Bak.

To try Skinesa probiotics, use the code Abby5 to get $5 off your probiotics at Skinesa.com.

 
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Jun 6, 2021
In part 2 of this series, Gilda Rovan, shared more ways that you can open up your drainage pathways to help eczema & topical steroid withdrawal (TSW).
 
She shares helpful information, including:  
  • Can lymphatic drainage help eczema & topical steroid withdrawal (TSW) flares?
  • How can castor oil packs, dry skin brushing, rebounding, and lymph drainage creams help with eczema & TSW?
  • How do you know if your drainage pathways are congested?
  • How can emotional toxicity affect our drainage pathways?
  • Can fruit in smoothies trigger an eczema flare?
  • How to believe that you can heal your eczema & TSW

Gilda Rovan, BA, ROHP, (DIHom(Pract). Gilda is a Registered Orthomolecular Holistic Practitioner, graduate of the British Institute of Homeopathy, and a Certified Biotherapeutic Drainage Practitioner. She is in private practice in North York, since 1997, Curriculum Advisor and Instructor at Edison Institute of Nutrition, and Co-owner of the Nutritional Preceptorship Program (NPP Webinars.com
 
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May 27, 2021
My guest, Gilda Rovan, shared all about drainage pathways: what it is, how to tell if your drainage pathways are congested, and how to open up your drainage pathways to help eczema & topical steroid withdrawal (TSW).
 
You'll also learn other helpful information, including:  
  • Why going on a restrictive diet isn't the answer
  • What are drainage pathways and why is it important to keep it open?
  • Why detox programs can be ineffective if you don't clear your liver and kidneys
  • What are the differences between detox pathways and drainage pathways?
  • Why is drainage so gentle compared to detoxes?
  • What have you used to open up drainage pathways? (And why the liver & kidneys are so important)
  • Why the last place to treat is the skin.
  • How to use UNDA homeopathic numbers for eczema 
 
Gilda Rovan, BA, ROHP, (DIHom(Pract). Gilda is a Registered Orthomolecular Holistic Practitioner, graduate of the British Institute of Homeopathy, and a Certified Biotherapeutic Drainage Practitioner. She is in private practice in North York, since 1997, Curriculum Advisor and Instructor at Edison Institute of Nutrition, and Co-owner of the Nutritional Preceptorship Program (NPP Webinars.com
 
 
 
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May 20, 2021
In this episode, my guest talks all about how mouth breathing is tied to eczema, skin issues and the overall health of the rest of the body. We also discuss 2 research studies that specifically studied the link between mouth breathing and eczema (links below).

Mouth breathing can be related to:
  • Asthma & atopic dermatitis
  • Facial development changes (long narrow face & narrow mouth)
  • Crooked/crowded teeth & braces
  • Sleep interruption
  • Reduced oxygen levels
  • A tongue-tie
In children, interrupted breathing during sleep can have severe effects on brain growth. 
 
Here are 2 Links to mouth breathing and eczema research studies:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4411141/

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1991790220301380?via%3Dihub

 
Here are additional studies demonstrating the link between dental infection & eczema: 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
pubmed/19691752
 - dental infection associated with nummular eczema
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16924154 - improvement of eczema symptoms after removing amalgams 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17442076 - dental infections & eczema symptoms
http://www.jacionline.org/article/S0091-6749(16)31456-7/abstract - children with eczema more likely to develop tooth decay
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4411141/ - mouth breathing linked to higher rates of eczema
 

My guest, Dr. Burhenne, is the creator and author of AsktheDentist.com and the #1 bestselling author of The 8-Hour Sleep Paradox. He is a family and sleep medicine dentist whose advice regularly appears on TV, radio, and magazines, including NPR, The Doctors, and CBS News. He received his degree from the Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco and is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), Academy of General Dentistry (Chicago, IL), American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH), and Dental Board of California.

 
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May 11, 2021

This is a clip from S4E3, where Dr. Matthew J Zirwas talked about how activated charcoal can help reduce an eczema flare. (Although he doesn't share about topical steroid withdrawal (TSW) - I have seen people use activated charcoal for their skin as well). To listen to the full episode, tune into S4E3 to learn more about how L-histidine, activated charcoal, apple cider vinegar, and melatonin can all 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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May 3, 2021

Do you have an embarrassing story? We all have embarrassing eczema or topical steroid withdrawal (TSW) stories that have happened to us. Here are some of my personal stories and stories from our listeners. 

Thanks to everyone who shared - and remember - you're never alone in this! 

*Get my free eBook: "6 Ways to Naturally Clear Eczema" here.

*Click to learn how SKINESA Probiotics can help eczema here.

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Apr 26, 2021

Part 2 of this episode discusses what it's like to have sexual intimacy when you're going through eczema and topical steroid withdrawal. My guests also talk about awkward and scandalous moments, including sexual intimacy, their sex drive, and genital eczema. This 2-part series features Linette Roungchun (@linettero), Sean Dillnutt (@sdillnutt_tsw), and Louise King (@louigi.skin).

*Disclaimer: This episode includes profanity and real stories and struggles about sex when you have eczema or TSW. We recommend not having your children in the room when you're listening to it.

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>> Get my free eBook: "6 Ways to Naturally Clear Eczema" here.

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