Eczema in babies has become so common I have had one Health Visitor say to me “You can’t expect them to get through babyhood without a bit of eczema” (!). Oh, yes you can!

Again a large part of the problem is lack of Zinc – and essential fatty acids, especially Omega 3. If there is only a small amount of eczema in the inside of the elbows and knees (flexural eczema) just adjusting the minerals and oils may be all you need to do. We can do a hair analysis (if s/he has enough hair!) and give a little programme of drops. (If there is not enough hair we can work by guess and by God). It is also a good idea to test the bath water for excess copper.

If the eczema is more serious, and more persistent, it may also be due to an allergy. Usually cow’s milk or gluten. If s/he is breastfed entirely, then try cutting these two substances out of your diet.If this is the answer then you know not to wean him/her on to either of these substances in due course. Stick with rice baby cereals and use goat’s milk to wean him/her on to. However if s/he is happy and thriving on the beast, I would leave him/her on this until s/he is a year – giving solids as well, of course, but using breast as his/her milk feed, if you can manage it. Keep your strength up on a Foresight programme to make sure you can keep going!

Get a copy of “Find Out” so you can avoid the additives that give eczema. There are plenty that do!

The other side of eczema is the external sources of allergy – washing powders, soaps, shampoos etc. Furnishings, mats, mattresses and bedding need to be pesticide free.

Do not use fleeces. They may be from lambs who have been in the dipper. Although it is not compulsory that lambs are dipped, they will of course follow their mother everywhere, including through the dip.

Similarly, it is not compulsory, any longer, to use organophosphate dips but it is likely some farmers are still doing so. Habits die hard, and they were made to use them for a long time.

Therefore do not trust wool that is not labeled organic. Always ask when you buy things if it is guaranteed pesticide free.

The washing powders are a great bugbear, but hopefully manufacturers are becoming more aware, and makes like Ecover and Naturally are better than most. Extra rinsing can be helpful. “Fabric softeners” although they sound ideal are not a good idea.

Our little booklet “Watch It” has a list of the people making the safe stuff. New firms are springing up all the time and we welcome any news from Mums fighting eczema and winning!

Again, Dr. Schriebner has told us that much eczema starts a few days after the vaccination or immunization. This would be logical as the jab, whatever it was for, would use up Zinc, and shortage of Zinc is one of the main causes. Even the medical profession have decided it is not wise to jab the babies who already have eczema, so this does acknowledge the link.

If the powder used was “floated” in bullock’s lymph, this may have set up a cow’s milk allergy, or, in effect, have made the baby allergic to his own blood.

Again it would be interesting to hear from mothers of their experiences.

Again, I can tell you that when I worked in a Day Nursery, 1947-49, we had over 100 babies/children in the Nursery and only one baby with eczema.

There was no pill, no pesticides, no food additives, no jabs. Food was all organic!

We could get back to that level of health at least. People were poor but they were much healthier.

Let’s fight with our purses. If we wont buy it, or take it, they can’t sell it or force it on us! What do you think?

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"We came across Foresight as we decided to try for our first child (we had previously had a miscarriage). We understood it as a different approach to healthy living and have kept on, despite not planning any more children, a lot of your principles and advice in our daily routine. We get our fresh produce (fruit, veg, dairy, eggs, meat) delivered from local organic farms and have not found our bills going up, as we stick to what we get! I threw aluminium cookware out and replaced it for glass or stainless steel and cut out artificially composed foods. We also did hair analysis and have been filtering our water for almost 4 years now (we have now invested in an osmosis filter) as our heavy metals were quite high.

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