When I know a child has an increased risk of asthma or any other type of inflammatory issue like allergies, constipation, or reflux, I look at the bigger picture and ask, How can I reduce this child’s overall systemic inflammation?
The gut is the hub for about 70 percent of our immune system. An inflamed gut makes our bodies struggle to effectively and efficiently absorb all the nutrients from our food.
The outdated use of genetics says that our genes are fixed and we will likely have the same diseases our parents or grandparents had.
As an integrative pediatrician I have learned that eczema is a complex interplay between our genetics, immune system, skin integrity, and the microbiomes of the skin and the gut. Learning how to treat illness using the best of both conventional and integrative medicine has absolutely transformed the way I am able to help kids with eczema.