More than 15 million people in the United States are estimated to have eczema, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Chances are that you know someone with eczema. Do they know how to treat eczema? If your friend has tried creams, lotions, steroids, allergy medication, or home remedies for eczema, to no avail, the next step could be cleansing.
For some, trying a colon cleanse or candida cleanse has shown encouraging results. Dahlia Nguyen of Des Moines has had eczema her entire life, especially concentrated around her wrists. About five years ago, Nguyen tried out the Candida cleanse and her skin cleared.
“I’ve tried a lot of external remedies, but what works is internal remedies cleansing my body and eating right,” Nguyen said.
How can this be? In Chinese medicine, the large intestine (where the Candida fungus resides) is considered connected to the skin. Thus, any problem in the large intestine could be reflected on the surface as a skin disorder.
Nguyen explained that once a cleanse is complete, it is vital to continue eating maintain healthy skin. Otherwise, the eczema could return, as it did for her.
Two years ago Nguyen went on another cleansing venture. This time, she tried a colon cleanse for four weeks. Her skin cleared again, and remained healthy for about a year.
“Nothing else helps eczema to that extent,” Nguyen said.
Naturopaths agree that diet is the key to healthy skin, the first step in home remedies for eczema. With an unbalanced, unhealthy diet, toxins can build up in the colon, inhibiting your body from properly getting rid of waste—and this causes eczema.
Cleansing the liver, kidneys, and teeth is also recommended for eczema patients. Consult your doctor or naturopath to determine which cleanse is right for you.