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Eczema and Candida Connection

Unfortunately for many, eczema is a constant battle. The search for the most sensitive skin care products—even fabrics—that help relieve irritation can often be ongoing and frustrating, not to mention the discomfort and the diligence it takes to monitor triggers. Osmosis focuses on the cause of eczema, which is actually inflammation in the digestive tract, one of the many things you may not have known. As you seek relief, let the real facts about eczema guide you.


1. Eczema is not a skin condition.

Yes, it’s true that eczema shows up as red, flaky, irritated skin in people of all ages. However, the cause of eczema is from candida overgrowth in the gut, so it is not really a problem with the function of the skin. In fact, the skin is actually acting as a detox organ, and the redness and flaking skin result from the skin pushing candida toxins out.

2. Your diet and excess exposure to antibiotics are likely to blame for eczema.

Candida is a type of yeast that is found naturally in the gut. More than 90,000 people a year in the U.S. are affected by overgrowth of candida, which is called candidiasis (d’Enfert, Hube 2007). The main reasons for this epidemic include a diet heavy in sugar and excess exposure to hormones and antibiotics through meat and dairy products primarily, but also through frequent use of prescribed antibiotics and hormones.

3. Candida may also cause other skin issues like acne and dandruff.

Candida is not commonly considered in many medical conditions, but with over 58 strains, it actually can be the cause of many conditions. The strain specific to eczema is Candida krusei (Sakharuk 2013). Other strains may cause acne, IBS, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis and much more. The toxins are absorbed in the gut and carried to specific regions of the skin for removal based on their specific location in the gut.

4. Even infants are subject to the same strains.

Infant eczema occurs before exposure to many of the sugars, antibiotics and hormones because it is passed on from the mother in utero. Child and adult eczema are usually related to the common causes mentioned.

5. To treat eczema, topical products won’t be not enough.

Most people focus their attention topically. While we like the use of Osmosis Rescue to provide relief to the skin, it does not treat the source of the problem from the inside. Unfortunately, candida overgrowth is not easy to control. Osmosis uses a special frequency-enhanced water to be effective against candida without side effects or age restrictions. Other options like probiotics, caprylic acid and dietary changes are never a bad addition to the Osmosis strategy. Antifungals come with their own set of side effects that can be quite toxic to the liver (amongst other organs) and are therefore not recommended.


1) dEnfert C; Hube B (editors) (2007).

 Candida: Comparative and Functional Genomics. Caister Academic Press. ISBN 978-1-904455-13-4.

2) Sakharuk, N A NA (2013). “[The role of various Candida species in oral candidiasis etiology in psoriasis and eczema patients].” Stomatologija (Moskva) (0039-1735), 92 (4), p. 31.


 *Content on this blog post is not considered a medical advice. Please see a physician before making any medical or lifestyle changes.*

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Eczema is a skin condition that causes the skin to become inflamed or irritated. It usually afflicts those who suffer from allergies and asthma, thus indicating a root cause — usually an environmental allergen such as dust or mold, or more commonly a food or detergent. Although it is more common in children, eczema can affect adults too.

Eczema is a skin condition that causes the skin to become inflamed or irritated. It usually afflicts those who suffer from allergies and asthma, thus indicating a root cause — usually an environmental allergen such as dust or mold, or more commonly a food or detergent. Although it is more common in children, eczema can affect adults too.

Treating eczema is tricky. There are steroid creams for extreme cases, but usually it’s a matter of keeping the skin moist, bathing in a soothing oatmeal or vinegar bath, and of course trying to avoid the trigger, if that can be determined.

Of course every case is different, which is what makes eczema such a tricky condition to treat.

Recent evidence suggests that eczema sufferers can drastically improve or even resolve the condition by addressing overgrowth of Candida in their digestive system.

This is great news for those who have been relying on steroids or topical immunosuppressants to control their eczema because those products have dangerous side effects. We are learning that perhaps there is a way to cure eczema from the inside out.

What is Candida?

Candida is an overgrowth of yeast in the digestive system, which can cause a host of digestive and other issues (such as eczema).

How do you treat Candida?

Treating Candida basically means starving the yeast in the digestive system by eliminating sugar, yeast and cheese from the diet. No fun, right?? But many who suffer from eczema have found relief from basically starving the Candida out of their systems.

Don’t be alarmed if symptoms will worsen at first, or if you experience headaches or nausea. This is mostly likely due to the dying off and release of toxic chemicals from the Candida and shouldn’t last more than a week.


Once the Candida is gone and the eczema begins to improve, it’s important to keep the immune system strong to keep both conditions at bay. Eating yogurt and taking probiotic supplements to create healthy gut flora will also help the Candida from reoccurring. Raw garlic also has anti-fungal properties that help the battle against Candida and eczema.

A healthy diet of whole foods, primarily good quality meats and vegetables, will keep your body healthy and strong.

Naturally it’s important to find skincare products that do not irritate the skin. Theraderm has several skincare lines made from the highest quality ingredients. For those with eczema, I recommend trying the Cleansing Wash followed by the Gentle Facial Moisturizer. The gentle, non-irritating formula of the Cleansing Wash purifies and refreshes even the most sensitive skin, and the Gentle Facial Moisturizer is water-based so as not to clog your pores or irritate sensitive skin.

July 25, 2013


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Candidiasis Diagnosis

Candida is a yeast-like fungus that is naturally present in the normal, healthy gut microflora and is found in the mouth and vagina. The Candida antibody test is used to detect systemic candidiasis by looking for 3 antibodies that form immunity to Candida – IgG, IgA and IgM. The test detects when the levels of these antibodies are especially high, which signals an overgrowth of Candida.

Candida can cause disease when your body’s ability to contain it is weak and therefore allows the fungus to spread causing overgrowth. This can happen, for example, on the skin, in and around the oral and vaginal cavities. Many practitioners agree that internal Candida infection is very common, often goes undiagnosed, and may be the cause of many external Candida infectious conditions.

The following factors may increase the chance of Candida overgrowth:

  • taking antibiotics from meat and animal products,
  • excessive consumption of sugar and sugar-containing products,
  • pregnancy,
  • diabetes,
  • immunosuppression,
  • chlorine in drinking water and bathing/swimming water.

Some of the possible symptoms of candidiasis:

  • fatigue,
  • difficulty trying to concentrate,
  • white coating on tongue or mouth,
  • bad breath, bad taste in the mouth,
  • abdominal pain,
  • bloating and indigestion,
  • increased food allergies (problems with gluten or celiac disease can be a direct result of Candida overgrowth)
  • constant cravings for sweets,
  • joint pain with symptoms of arthritis,
  • weight gain or loss and inability to change it,
  • fungus on toenails,
  • itching, red eyes,
  • skin rashes on the body (eczema, atopic dermatitis),
  • candidiasis rash in the groin area,
  • anal itching, itching of the penis or vagina,
  • hair loss,
  • vision problems.

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