Eczema

Eczema

I was told by an esteemed skin specialist "there is no cure for eczema...it is in your genes...and there is nothing you can do about it!" Fortunately, I knew otherwise, but what about the thousands of people that believe such a statement, and just keep applying steroidal creams, without ever getting to the root cause?

I have seen many eczema patients over the years, some of which were chronic, and I have seen it vanish without the use of steroids. Eczema is a very distressing condition, not only for the sufferer, but for the mother or parent that has to deal with it, knowing their child is not happy.
What prompted me to write this is my case with an 8-month baby, who was covered from head to toe in eczema, including her face. This has always been treated with steroidal cream. She also suffered continuous nappy rash, diarrhoea, and was not developing for her age, as well as not being happy or comfortable in herself.

She was put on a particular milk formula for babies that may not be able to tolerate cows milk. However, this formula, as I suspected, was making the problem worse. I tested her on a range of foods, including the milk formula to which she tested sensitive. I recommended another formula for 3 days, and if she improved, then to consult her doctor as to whether she could continue.

Four days later I was told the eczema was clearing up quickly, the nappy rash had gone together with the diarrhoea, which had now turned into normal stools. Also, she was much happier in herself.

I agree with Dr. Bernard Jensen, author of 'Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management'....'we don't catch eczema, hayfever and asthma...we make these diseases ourselves...' We are all individuals, and whilst eczema may vanish from one person when an offending food, or substance is withdrawn, this will not necessarily follow for everyone - it can be a different food or irritant, gut-related or indeed many other factors. Also, of course, washing powders/fabric conditioners need looking at as these can be an irritant too.

In my experience, it is also often the foods we are told that are good for us, that are at the root cause of these diseases, because these are often consumed in the greatest quantities, so can become a problem over time. Some of these foods can also be highly allergenic. Zinc deficiency, is another factor that is related to eczema, so in this particular case I recommended vitamin/mineral drops (hypoallergenic), for babies.
The liver is the main organ of detoxification, and if that is blocked with too many toxins, inherited or acquired, then it looks for another elimination route, which is the skin. If you suffer, acne, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, or other various skins conditions, your body is trying to tell you something - your blood is not happy. Something is going on inside, and more often than not it is what you are feeding yourself.....

After coming to see you 6 months ago I was doubtful that a new diet would allow me to live my life as I once did. Now I am happy to say that simple things like coping with a full day of work, not having headaches every other day and eating three meals a day which don't cause bloatedness are all possible. When I first visited you at the age of 25, I had suffered from glandular fever, irritable bowel syndrome for 2 years, migraines and considerable weight gain. Side effects of…

Ms P S - Wimbledon

Thank you so much for your work with my son. He was 4 when I brought him to you and had recently been doing longer days at Nursery. He had seemed run down, darker under the eyes and colds were harder to shift. His whole back and the back of his knees were covered in extremely dry skin, it was like sandpaper. He also had impetigo developing around the corner of one side his mouth. We had tried antibiotics to my regret, as they only seemed to make matters worse. Then we came to you. Within 2 days…

Mrs S R - Surrey

Thank you so much for helping me clear up my long term acne problem. The de-toxing diet that you put me on worked so well. After the first week I decided to be brave and come off the antibiotics that I have been taking for some four years, and to my great pleasure, my skin looked better than ever. This is the first time for about fourteen years that I have not treated my face with some form of tablet or cream. I am so happy! Thanks once again for your help…

Ms A H - Middlesex

I am writing to let you know of my miraculous improvement! On the 30th December I developed a cold/healing crisis which I managed to overcome without any chest infection, antibiotics or steroids. I feared the worst when the cold started as my chest had been full of mucus for eight months and I just dreaded to think what I would be like. It cleared and it was better than it had been since last March! I have been able to cut down the Ventolin and hope to cut it out completely…

Mrs J C - Yorkshire

I feel much better without the dairy products. All the pain in my legs disappeared after just a couple of days. I'm very glad I met you - it has helped me (and my boyfriend), more than we ever thought.

Ms N A - Surrey

After 18 months of sleepless nights and tears and fights at mealtimes and little help from the doctors, we turned to Ann. She allergy tested our daughter and found that she was intolerant to dairy and soya and also deficient in Zinc. We followed Ann's advice and within 3 nights our daughter was sleeping through, her appetite has improved considerably and we now have a much healthier, happier little girl.

Ms C H - Surrey

I had visited several doctors with many symptoms, before I stumbled across your leaflet. I had been offered anti-depressants and counselling and I was really starting to believe it was all in my head. I dread to think where I would have been now, if I hadn't made that first appointment with you. Only a few months ago I was sick, depressed and confused. It was obvious to you that I had a problem with candida, yet so many doctors before had failed to see it. A simple diet with vitamin and mineral supplements was all I needed for…

Ms A A - Wimbledon (via Bali)

I really had several problems when I first saw you, ranging from lethargy to most upsetting skin erruptions. Having followed the detoxification programme these problems were resolved and, as a bonus, I lost a stone in weight! Not bad for someone over sixty.

Mrs J P - Surrey

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for helping me come off anti-depressants and for treating my depression in a natural way. Thanks to your precise diagnosisrecommendations, I feel back to my old self! The depression lifting is the most obvious positive outcome from your advice. However, I have also experienced an increase to my energy levels, a boost to my digestive system, relief from itchy skin and no more mouth ulcers! Family and friends have also commented on how healthy I look. So thank you very much for helping me get back on…

Mrs J S - Surrey

Thank you so much for what you have done for me. Goodness knows what I'd be like now if I hadn't come to see you. The weight is still coming off, slowly but surely, and my strength and willpower amaze me!

Ms A B - Shropshire

As a teenager I had continuous problems with Anorexia and so to a certain extent, food and my stomach have always been the centre of my world. My symptoms included regular diarrhoea and abdominal pains (Irritable bowel Syndrome), faintness, acute thirst, fatigue and lack of energy, all of which eventually resulted in depression and a series of panic attacks. When I first met Ann Shaw, I had dark circles under my eyes, pale skin (which had a hint of green!) and absolutely no energy. She immediately tested me for various food intolerances and we discovered that dairy products, wheat…

Ms S G - London

For several years I have suffered from Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus) and for the last three years I have been under the care of a consultant rheumatologist. I am delighted to tell you that after six months of following your advice, my consultant rheumatologist has just said that I have no need to visit her again as my latest set of blood tests have proved that the diet is controlling the Lupus and I am now symptom-free. I am very pleased with the result and grateful for all your help!

Ms J P - Surrey

I suddenly had loads of energy, no diarrhoea and I lost a stone in weight. I feel better now than I've felt in years. I have a full time job as a teacher and live a normal, busy, active life - all of which is down to my change of diet and ultimately to Ann Shaw. Thank you!

Ms S G - London

My daughter and I visited you in sheer desperation as she had had M.E. for two and a half years. She was so tired and depressed I wanted to try one more thing. After visiting you we excluded many things including wheat. Two days later she started to improve. One month later she was so well we agreed to let her go back-packing to Australia. She is back now, well and happy. On the odd occasion she eats wheat she becomes tired and lethargic until the wheat leaves her system. In September she will be able to take up…

Mrs J L - Surrey

I had to write to tell you I am feeling wonderful - "the works". Just want to say a big thank you. (This patient suffered Irritable Bowel Syndrome).

Mrs S D - Surrey