We're keeping the subject skin related this week as I gear up (along with an impressive list of my colleagues) for the first ever, 100% online Eczema and Psoriasis Awareness Week (April 16 - 22, 2018)!
Here are some staggering and downright frightening statistics you must read:
Eczema & Psoriasis are both immune driven (or autoimmune) diseases.
31.6 million Americans have eczema
Worldwide, about 20 percent of children and up to 3 percent of the adult population have some form of eczema
3% of world population have psoriasis, and 2% of US population has been diagnosed
⅓ - ⅔ of kids and young people have some sort of food allergy who have eczema
Eczema is more common in women versus men while psoriasis seems to affect men and women equally
Unlike eczema, psoriasis tends to appear later in life than eczema with initial onset in either your 20s or 50s.
66% of people with Eczema are on a restricted diet
Isolation and bullying are realities for many children with eczema
Quality of life is lower due to a drop in productivity
“Eczema has the highest effect on disability-associated life years for patients with skin diseases worldwide.” (source)
Those with eczema have higher risks of developing asthma, depression, anxiety, and skin infections. (source)
Eczema sufferers miss more work, go to the doctors more often, and pay more out-of-pocket expenses compared to someone without eczema. (source)
Psoriasis quality of life surveys have found that >50% of sufferers have had their physical activities affected as well as >50% experience social relationship disruptions. (source)
Biologics to treat eczema are ridiculously expensive especially as patients see their deductibles on the rise. Dupixent/Dupilumab comes in at $37,000/year and Humira and Embrel clock in at $50,000/year each. And yes, these drugs all come with side effects. (source)
In 2014, dermatologists were paid $34 million dollars by Big Pharma. (source)
Eczema’s treatment options before moving to biologic drugs includes “topical medications, steroid creams, moisturizers and ultraviolet light, plus antihistamines.” (source)
For that impressive list of my colleagues I'm fortunate to be able to share 'the stage' with, check out the schedule and don't forget to mark your calendars!
Here are just a few of the talks and topics you won’t want to miss:
- Autoimmune Approach To Reversing The Root Causes of Eczema - Dr. Stephanie Davis
- What Your Dermatologist Isn't Telling You About Clearing Up Your Skin - Dr. Trevor Cates
- Elimination Diets And Vital Nutrients For Clear Skin - Laura Schoenfeld
- How Birth Control Pills Trigger Chronic Skin Rashes - Dr. Jolene Brighten
- Stop The Skin Rash Flares By Looking In Your Gut - Dr. Michael Ruscio
- Hidden Eczema Food Triggers No One Talks About - Jennifer Brand
- Hidden Food (And Environmental) Skin Rash Triggers - Liz Wolfe
- SIBO & Psoriasis: The Overlooked Trigger You Need To Know About - Shivan Sarna
I've said it before and I'll say it again, skin health is rooted in gut health, and I can help you work your way to better skin!
Don't forget about my ebook, it’s called Eczema Food Triggers Addressing Eczema From The Inside Out. It in you’ll learn about 10 different ‘chemicals’ found in natural, healthy foods that can cause some people’s eczema to flare up. You’ll also learn why this can happen, and what can be done about it. Here’s a hint, it isn’t all about diet, and it isn’t as simple as just removing triggering foods from your diet.
I’ll be speaking about this during the first ever Eczema and Psoriasis Awareness Week event, April 19, 2018, so mark your calendars and click here to register (for free).
Plus, there’s a giveaway of over $2,000 in some of the best natural products out there to support you on your healing journey!
And, Eczema & Psoriasis Awareness Week is completely free to watch.
When you register, you also get a 95-page cookbook for healthy skin recipes, too.
I’ll be there… will you?
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"Your nutritional needs are as unique as your fingerprint, and they are dictated by your individual biochemistry. As a functional and clinical nutritionist, I can help you interpret your body's nutrient needs and customize a plan to reach your health and wellness goals. This is personalized nutrition."
-Jennifer Caryn Brand, MPH, MS, CNS, Functional and Clinical Nutritionist
Wishing you a delicious weekend!
Functional and Clinical Nutritionist