What do suggest for eczema that is non-allergenic?
Q. My 15 month old daughter has eczema and multiple food allergies. Which supplements would be of benefit to her? She has been on a gluten/dairy/egg/nut free diet for nine months and is not getting better. Supplements she takes are Evening Primrose Oil and a probiotic.
A. My clients have gotten much better results from using Fish Oils than Hemp or Evening of Primrose for eczema. Omega 3s are powerful natural anti-inflammatories. Assuming there are no medication contraindications or upcoming surgery, your daughter should take a relatively high dose, about a tsp daily for her age (1 Tbsp per day for adults).
Also, the probiotics we recommend are much more effective than most—even high quality ones—than others I have personally worked with or heard about. HLC Mindlinx (Take contents of 1 cap, once or twice daily mixed with food.) not only is sourced from humans versus cows or plants and therefor colonizes the gut more effectively. It also has special strains to break down gluten and casein. I understand she is on a GFCF diet, however this is still very helpful since chances are, part or all of the original cause of this eczema has to do with a deficiency of probiotics and food allergies helped by these specific strains.
Zinc may also be beneficial, as well as L-glutamine, this is an amino acid needed for gut repair and immune health. Take 1/8 tsp. 2-3 times daily.
Zinc Challenge—this is a liquid zinc in a very absorbable form, for those with digestive troubles. Since zinc is needed for gut repair, and since it is hard to absorb if gut is not in health, it is good if she start with this form. Use 1/2 tsp twice daily.