Happy Birthday, Dr. Bronner’s New Non-Detergent Toothpaste

I’m very happy to report that Dr. Bronner’s released a new non-detergent toothpaste almost a year ago today.  I’m also happy to report that the toothpaste has been a hit in our home.  It’s made of 70% organic ingredients yet fairly economical compared to the other non-detergent toothpastes we use.  The news release contains a …

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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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What to expect when implementing SolveEczema.og site strategies

First, referring to my last post, I noticed the thumbnail of the poster does not load.  But if you follow the link to the F1000 site and look at the upper right hand corner of the page, there is a link to download a PDF of the poster to enlarge and view on your computer. …

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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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Sharing

I haven’t had much time to post, but this doesn’t require many words. I’ve been following the progress of a mom, Kathie, from Ireland who used my SolveEczema site and itchybaby.co.uk to alleviate her son’s eczema.   You can read more about her journey on her blog http://therealityofaperfectlife.blogspot.com I think she’s planning a site just for eczema, with …

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Off Topic: Salman Khan – Khan Academy: Education Reimagined

Salman Khan – Khan Academy: Education Reimagined I haven’t forgotten loose ends I haven’t had time to tie:  inserting the citations into Letter to a Medical Student [part 1][part 2][part 3][part4], and posting the last installment of How to Get Rid of Ants for Good [part 1][part 2].  The information in the first two parts is no longer enough …

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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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Letter to a Medical Student — What % of Cases are From Detergent? — Part 3

I’m afraid I don’t keep track of citations electronically; I will add in citations after the last post.  There will be at least 4 parts. AJ [Part 1]  [Part 2]  [Part 4] Part 3: So when I say 25-60% of eczema cases result from detergents, I’m really considering the commonality of circumstances under which detergents would …

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Letter to a Medical Student — What % of Cases are From Detergent — Part 2

This question was such a good one and needed a more complete answer than I could give in a short blog post.  I will be rolling out the entire letter in 3 or 4 parts, and refining it as I go.  I will be asking more than one doctor I know for feedback, and revising as …

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Letter to a Medical Student — What % of Cases Are From Detergent? — Part 1

I appreciate hearing from someone in medical school.  When I first wrote the website, I was doing citizen science before there was a term for it, so I had no framework to do anything but share through our own journey, in order to help as many people as possible until I could write something more …

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