Prior to doing this podcast, I never had much experience with parasites and it’s effects on eczema. Sure, I had heard of it and learned about it in school – but since doing this podcast, I went on a parasite cleanse with Jennifer Papaconstantinou (who has a wealth of knowledge. She’s a Clinical Nutritionist, a Nutrition Teacher, BASE Allergy Therapist & Live Blood Cell Analyst), who I interview in this podcast 🙂
Just to open up about my life in the last few months – many of you may not know, but last winter, I had actually experienced a flare up. I had no idea why. Being a holistic nutritionist, my diet was very pristine and I couldn’t figure out why my skin was getting worse. I was also embarrassed – because as someone who runs this eczema blog, I feel like so many of you look up to me as someone who’s been healed; so for me to go through a flare up, I was disappointed in myself and so discouraged.
Long story short – it was a really discouraging time for me. I cried (a lot), and I felt like I was fighting another battle again. It brought back so many memories of what you all go through. But, somehow, deep down inside of me, as painful as it was, I knew that I would overcome and conquer it – especially since I had done it once before.
I was so determined, and I knew I would fight to get through it all again….and I did.
It was a blessing in disguise, because I’ve learned so much more about eczema than I have before, and I can use it to help teach you all about what I learn.
I’m also really happy to announce that my skin is now better than ever! 🙂 Prayer (I trusted in God a lot!) and visualization (visualizing myself healed) helped the healing process. But, I also saw my naturopath (who I interviewed here), who did some muscle testing to figure out the root cause, and it turned out I was experiencing so much stress. We fixed that, but even though the rashes were gone, my skin was sooooo dry, scaly, and it felt so flaky.
I couldn’t figure out why it was so dry and flaky. In fact, I couldn’t remember a time when it wasn’t.
It wasn’t until after this podcast, that I decided to book an appointment with Jennifer because she was a wealth of knowledge. She did live blood cell analysis on me (see image below – basically you prick your finger to get a sample of blood and examined it through a microscope. You’d be surprised to see how much your blood tells you about your body and skin health!).
It turns out that my blood was showing signs of parasites (along with a few other issues), which was stopping my body from healing.
I ended up doing an 8 week parasite cleanse (boy, that was hard). I flared up while doing it, and when I ate sugar, it made it even worse. There were times it was so unbearable that I just cried and cried.
But once I finished the 8 week parasite cleanse and started a drainage protocol (i.e. draining my livers and kidneys of toxins) and repairing my gut (note: it can take months or years to repair a leaky gut!), my skin healed like crazy!
In fact, soooo much of the dryness and flakiness that I had struggled with for so long just disappeared. My skin is still healing from dryness (as it’s always been my biggest struggle and it’s something I’ve suffered with for a long time), but Jennifer mentioned that the parasites were stopping my body from healing itself.
I’m only on week 3 of my gut healing and drainage protocol – but so far, I’ve seen great results. Every morning when I wake up, my skin is literally healing and getting so much softer.
It feels so wonderful.
And because of this, I hope you’ll tune into this podcast, because you’ll definitely learn a lot. (You may even need to listen to this podcast more than once just to soak it all in).
P.S. I also hope to encourage you that while I’m not perfect – I’m like you, still learning about my body/skin, and how to keep it healed and healthy. My goal is to provide you with content so that you can empower yourself to heal 🙂 I believe you can heal – so don’t give up!
What we cover in today’s episode:
- How parasites and candida affect your skin and eczema
- Why you should never buy a DIY parasite cleanse kit from a health food store and attempt it yourself
- How we contract parasites and what we can do to get rid of it
- How the adrenals affect eczema
- Why diet is important in healing eczema
- Why the endocrine system will affect your eczema
- How candida affects your eczema and what you can do about it
- How to begin healing your body
- Why healing digestion is important
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Abby is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist who helps clients achieve optimal health. She is passionate about seeing people use health and nutrition to transform lives. She hopes that her experiences and knowledge can help educate others on natural remedies that will help eczema. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or YouTube for more updates!
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