As a youngster and until I was almost 30 I suffered terribly with Eczema. There were times my skin was so broken and sore on my hands, feet, legs and arms that I was ashamed to be seen in public. Not only was it embarrassing, it was itchy and painful too.
When I turned 30, I was pregnant with my second child, and my Eczema magically disappeared. At the time I thought there must have been a hormonal connection. Maybe a pregnancy related hormone was the cure to my miserable skin condition. During that pregnancy I was only able to eat Pasta House Salad (which I didn't even like before my pregnancy) and drink orange juice. I couldn't stomach anything else. Luke, who is 20 today would choose to be a vegetarian if I would let him. He loves salad, and is seriously not a huge fan of meat.
My Eczema did not return after my pregnancy. I've already told you Luke is 20 now, and only today do I have a return outbreak of Eczema. I have confirmed my theory -- I continued to eat Pasta House Salad (of course I have a perfect recipe) at least once each week. Olive oil is a staple ingredient in the Pasta House Salad Dressing. I also cook with lots of olive oil. I credit the olive oil with relieving my Eczema.
Last week I ran out of olive oil, and I haven't had the time to get to Sam's to buy the three-liter bottle I usually buy. It's far too expensive at the grocery store. Today, my hands are breaking out.
Who needs a Dermatologist or a prescription for steroids when we have olive oil?