Infants, Organic and Eczema

Q. My 5 month old baby was diagnosed with eczema. Does going organic help? - Susana

A: While limiting an infants' exposure to chemicals by choosing organic foods is highly recommended, your baby's eczema is likely caused by an ingredient that is not digested effectively. If your baby is being breast-fed, the problem may be something that you are eating. Common causes include dairy products or soy, the main ingredients in baby formulas. Electro-dermal testing for allergies can help identify food, and even environmental, substances that your infant is either sensitive or allergic to.

Photo Credit: Christina Spicuzza

By Lisa Tsakos| January 27, 2009
Categories:  Nest
Keywords:  Parenting FAQ

About the Author

Lisa Tsakos

Lisa Tsakos

Lisa has been in her own practice for over 15 years and specializes in weight management. She teaches natural nutrition in both corporate and educational environments and is a shining example of someone who practices what she teaches.

Lisa is a nutritionist and educator specializing in weight management. After losing weight several years ago through a more natural diet and by improving her digestion, she committed to sharing her new-found knowledge and returned to school to study nutrition. Over the past decade, her Nu-Vitality Weight Program has helped employees at numerous corporations lose thousands of pounds. In addition, Lisa regularly consults for groups and individuals with unique nutritional needs such as police officers and athletes. Lisa has been featured on the Discovery Channel, numerous radio programs and is a contributor to various publications. Additionally, she teaches nutrition at multiple post-secondary schools, has taught natural food cooking workshops, and authored two books.

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