It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

FF1This week  Jackie of Aging Backwards is hosting Fashion Flash. Jackie  is passionate about  heath and fitness and  committed to getting everyone to make  the best  health choices.  Last week her advice kept me safe.  Until I  met Jackie I never put  on the seatbelts in a cab. When she saw   this,  Jackie  scolded me and  rattled off some disturbing  statistics. Its hard to change years of habits, but when  I sat down in a cab  that seemed to be driven by a Nascar wannabe, I remembered Jackie’s warning and strapped myself in.  Less than three blocks later, he plowed into  the car in front of  us.  If I had not been wearing the seatbelt, I would have gone head  first into the partition.   Her advice is that good.

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Eczema– Sensitive Skin, Part 4

What do Kate Middleton, Nicole Kidman and Brad  Pitt have in common? 

 In addition to being  gorgeous, they all have  to deal with eczema.  And they  are hardly alone.  It is estimated that  1 in 10 people  have experienced  eczema  at some point  in their lives.

The red, scaly, dry, itchy  patches of eczema  are due to  an immune system gone wild.  While the exact mechanism is  not  completely clear,  eczema seems to  run in families,  especially where there is a history of allergies and/or asthma. Eczema usually appears on the scalp, neck, inside the elbows and behind the knees.   Once there is a tendancy for eczema,  lifestyle factors can trigger an outbreak or  make it worse.  These triggers include stress, excessive heat and cold, detergents, allergies and perhaps diet.   

Treatment of Eczema

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