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Don’t Forget the Soap: A SolveEczema.org Perspective on “The Farm Effect” and Eczema

Until I can finish a book or publish papers, I really can’t do this topic justice. And I’m not really sure users of my site (SolveEczema.org) really need much explanation. Once people really read and understand the site, and put the strategies into practice, what I’m about to say is pretty obvious. A lot has …

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Sharing an Asthma Success Story from Canada

I still regularly hear from people who experience asthma improvements from implementing the SolveEczema site strategies.  I  would like to share a letter I received a year ago from Julie Leung, a mom in Canada who implemented SolveEczema.org strategies to solve her children’s eczema, and with whom I have been corresponding.  She describes the benefit …

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Update #1: Citizen Science and Celebrating the Perfection of Imperfection

Happy Holidays! I can’t believe so much time has passed since my last post. Much has happened. (Much of what I learned that allowed me to do this — SolveEczema.org — came from many lessons in my own health journey, which continues. Please pardon my slowness!) Last February, I attended the first annual conference of …

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Letter to a Medical Student — What % of Cases are From Detergent? — Part 4

Final installment of a letter to a medical student.  Read the rest of the letter:  [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] To the question of estimating what percentage of the eczema/atopy problem relates to detergents — reasonably assessing what percentage of a problem relates to one thing or another implies a broad understanding of the …

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Favorite posts and annual autumn-eczema reminder

Every year when the weather turns, thresholds to reacting drop along with declining temperatures and humidity. The change can be hardest of all on people who have recently solved their child’s eczema or are in the process, because it can suddenly seem as if something else is causing eczema to resurge. Especially for those whose …

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Eczema Baby Scratching – Now Not Scratching

http://www.indiegogo.com/solveeczema Eczema itches. Quality of life studies say even mild eczema can be as miserable as severe eczema, because no one sleeps. Babies don’t sleep, siblings don’t sleep, parents don’t sleep. It affects health and development. None of the studies quite hits home like this 2-minute video, sent to me by a mom who used …

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Master list of bar soap recommendations

The task of reporting on my bar soap experiences continues to be somewhat daunting. To really test a given soap, it’s necessary to try it several times, continuously and exclusively, over the course of at least 3 days. With only one wash, even the most drying soaps don’t necessarily cause the cracking, dryness, even peeling …

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Recommendation for Dove Withdrawn Until Further Notice

Until further notice, I must withdraw my recommendation for Dove bar products. (I have never recommended the liquid products.) For general use, and especially for “the washing test” on the solveeczema.org web site, I no longer recommend using Dove or any bar products with the same surfactant formula as Dove’s current unscented Sensitive Skin product, …

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Unscented Dove Discontinued? … Continued

I spoke with a telephone representative at Dove today. Apparently, both unscented Dove and unscented Dove for Sensitive Skin have technically been discontinued. Dove has replaced both with a bar called unscented Dove Sensitive Skin. The new bar has a different ingredients list than either of the two products it is replacing: Ingredients of the …

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Soap Flake Laundry Powder Recipes

I am frequently asked about recipes to make Soap Flake Laundry Powder starting with bar soaps like Ivory Bar Soap. Here’s a great link (ignore the word “detergent” in the recipe titles, it’s just another example of how we use the terms “soap” and “detergent” interchangeably without thinking): Link Another place to find recipes is …

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