Elderly Care: Helping You Deal With the Dying Process

Elderly Care: Helping You Deal With the Dying Process

3 Foods That Fight Eczema From The Inside Out

Julio Carr

If you suffer from eczema, then you may know that it can be triggered by outside elements, such as hot water and dry air. However, you may not realize that what you eat can affect your eczema, as well. Not only can locating your personal foods that trigger eczema flare-ups and taking them out of your diet help, but adding the right foods to your diet can help reduce flare-ups, too. Don't wait until your next flare-up to eat them, but instead, begin incorporating these foods into your diet now to prevent the attack altogether.

1. Turmeric

Turmeric has become very popular in recent years, and it is for a good reason. It is a traditional spice in Indian cuisine, but studies have shown it to be a powerful anti-inflammatory substance. Some people who suffer from eczema even treat it by mixing turmeric and oil into a paste and applying it to their eczema patches, but eating it daily is the best way to ward off attacks to begin with. 

Turmeric is best absorbed by your body when accompanied with black pepper and/or fat. That means a great way to eat just a little and know it will still work its "magic" is to include it in a dish that contains both. Turmeric tastes great when mixed with oil, pepper, and any other spices you love (try an Indian curry recipe if you have never had it), and poured over rice or pasta. Include about a tablespoon in one of your meals each day, and you may prevent that next flare-up. 

2. Yogurt

Eczema has only recently been discovered to be an autoimmune disease, and while that doesn't mean it can yet be cured, that is a great step in the right direction to finding better treatments or even a cure one day. One of the best foods for treating autoimmune diseases is yogurt. Many of your immune cells are located in your digestive tract, which is why eating foods you are allergic to can trigger eczema flare-ups. Eating yogurt can help increase the healthy bacteria in your intestines that keep your body from overreacting to any foods you may eat that you have unknown allergies to

Yogurt is healthy and delicious, so eat a cup a day or more. If you are lactose intolerant, then you can find soy-based yogurt and dairy-free probiotic beverages at many health-food stores to include in your diet instead. 

3. Walnuts

Walnuts have the highest amount of omega-3 fatty acids of any nut, and these fatty acids not only fight body inflammation that can trigger eczema flare-ups, but they also help keep your skin supple. Walnuts are great to snack on, but you can also throw a few on top of your yogurt, on your morning pancakes or oatmeal, or even make walnut butter to include in those lunch sandwiches instead of peanut butter. 

If you suffer from eczema, then keep an eye on your triggers, but also include these healthy foods in your diet that can ward off eczema flare-ups before they arrive. To learn more, speak with someone like Northwest Asthma & Allergy Center PS.


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Elderly Care: Helping You Deal With the Dying Process

As an elderly care worker, I have witnessed the deaths of many individuals. I have seen family members become angry, sad, and completely silent at the end. I have also seen individuals refuse to see family members out of denial. People deal with death in different ways, and the strong emotions are often unfamiliar and scary. If you have a parent or grandparent who is elderly, then I want to share with you what I know about end of life care and dying process. We are a society that does not talk about death, and this can cause great pain when a family member dies. Learn about the process and find out how to deal with your own emotions and how to love your family members at the end. If there is only a small amount of time left, then I want you to cherish the final moments.