Book Giveaway: The Eczema Manual (100 Copies)

If you’re interested in getting free early access to The Eczema Manual… you’ re at the right place.

The official launch date is September 1st, 2017.

But before that, I would like to offer some of my existing readers, or even new readers, to join the giveaway event. As soon as 100 digital copies are filled, the giveaway ends.

(People who didn’t make it on time can still get opt for the launch discount on Sept 1.)

Personally, this is a prelude to the book launch, which will be the BIGGEST event in my life so far. And I want you to be part of the excitement. It’s not about me, but YOU. It’s about people in the world who need actionable information on eliminating eczema. Parents of newborns with infant eczema, teenagers, twenty year-olds, and anyone else beyond.

And if you happen to spot typos or any room for improvement, do let me know!

A Little Self Introduction

Pre-fast and post-fast comparison of my left arm patches.

I developed eczema since 6 years old.

For the next decade, in primary school, high school, and to a tiny extent during University, I’ve suffered varying degrees of full-body eczema.

Life is absolutely not easy when you live with skin that you uncontrollably destroy day and night.

Like you, or your loved one, may have probably tried multiple strategies to get rid of the eczema: general doctor, skin specialists (dermatologists), Chinese herbal medicine practitioners, and a plethora of steroid creams, moisturizers, and skin care products.

You don’t need anyone to convince you… these products and solutions come with good intentions BUT they fail.

The last batch of steroids I was prescribed.

In those ten years from when I first developed eczema as a child, until 2013, I’ve continuously experimented with different eczema treatments. Sometimes, they work. Sometimes, they make things worse and usually more complicated.

But in 2013, I spent my three-month summer holiday to make some serious changes. Because I believed even when doctors cannot help you, or the encouragement from your family with good intentions can’t help you, the only way out is to seek the answers by yourself. I began researching online to dig out every possible solution for eczema.

No, I did not find a magic formula or secret remedy. But I did notice and begin to pick up common patterns and recommendations from successful ex-patients and combined them together.

I had discovered an integrated evidence-based approach using nutrition strategies to reverse eczema. It works for many people.

The Reason Why I Wrote This Book

One of my first very clean green juices. (Don’t ask me why I did it on the floor.)

Ever since 2013 when my recovery plan succeeded, I re-gained my quality of life and no longer had to rely on creams, drugs, or heavy restrictions to live a normal life.

“If one day, I no longer had eczema, I would help everyone in the world to do the same.” If you’ve ever suffered from eczema, I’m sure you can resonate with me.

But inaction is our biggest enemy.

There are over 250 million people in the world with eczema, I alone cannot help the world. There are NOT many people in the world who have the resources and knowledge and have actually eliminated eczema. This is why I created an online resource in the summer of 2013 called Cure Eczema Slowly – named this way because actual long-lived recovery takes time, patience, and effort.

Since recovery, I’ve been helping people from all over the world to eliminate their eczema with personalized and specific advice I’ve gathered from years of experience and from patients.

But there seems to be much more people with eczema than those who can help. This is why my next step (right now) is to publish everything essential on eczema elimination through a book that can answer more questions with less time.

This book is an accumulation of years of experience dealing with eczema, what worked and what failed, the written and unwritten rules. The book will only lay out essential insights for a new patient to diagnose, treat, and reverse eczema. It highly emphasizes on offering actionable recommendations.

I believe raising public awareness through educational talks and workshops is the future direction after the book (but that’s another story, on my bucket list though!).

What’s Inside The Eczema Manual?

There is a lot of junk and conflicting advice on nutrition and eliminating eczema out there. I understand how frustrating and confusing it is to dig through the clutter and find the key insights and actionable steps to use immediately.

Inside the book you’ll discover:

  • How to spot and escape from the Vicious Eczema Cycle
  • 5 conventional eczema misconceptions to rethink on
  • What specific types of gut-irritating food to avoid
  • What natural nutrients are needed to boost recovery
  • How to clear up the misconceptions of “detoxification”
  • Why steroid therapy is fundamentally wrong
  • The three pillars of good nutrition, for pre- and post-recovery
  • 14 lists of key printables (like the master diet) to stick on your wall

This book is written in a concise and easy to digest manner. Everything is packed with actionable steps. All important claims are referenced and supported by scientific literature.

How To Enter The Giveaway (100 Copies Available)

My primary motivation is to spread the message about eczema elimination in the world. Basically all the money earned will be used to pay for all the website hosting and email service expenses accumulated since 2013, and for the future. Any remaining is to advance my next steps of the mission to reduce global eczema prevalence. That could be talks, developing a diet app that makes planning your meals much easier, and tracking eczema management progress. (Doesn’t that sound exciting and useful?)

Here’s how to enter the giveaway for a free digital copy of The Eczema Manual.

  1. Share your one best tip in managing eczema flare-ups in the comments below.
  2. Share any Cure Eczema Slowly article you think can benefit others on Facebook. (Let me know by tagging “@Cure Eczema Slowly”).
  3. After reading the book, email me some brief feedback/testimonial of any length before Sept 1. (People who are considering the book can be more informed, and also I can make edits because I’m sure there is plenty of room for improvement).

Please be as open as possible on the feedback because I’ll be most glad to receive constructive points to make edits! I’m sure I have many blind spots while writing this. Be as critical as you like. I will probably post all 100 reviews on one page in the future to reduce bias.

Click here to fill in the Google Form.

That’s it! Hope I’m not asking too much. My goal is really to help as many people as possible.

It’s first-come, first-served. As soon as 100 spots are filled, I will close the Google Form and email you the download link. The email address collected will ONLY be used regarding the giveaway.

A Few Quick Thoughts

Apart from the giveaway and book launch…

  • The website will soon have a redesign. Stay tuned!
  • New email subscribers will soon receive a series of follow-ups of eczema elimination tips. Clearer and more on-point.
  • I would really appreciate if you could share Cure Eczema Slowly to anyone you know, friends or colleagues, who could potentially benefit from this site’s content. I spent many hours writing tips for eczema, and the only goal is to eliminate them one person at a time. You never know how much it could change their lives!

As usual, always welcome to any thoughts in the comments below!

57 thoughts on “Book Giveaway: The Eczema Manual (100 Copies)”

  1. One of the best ways I manage my eczema is by adhering strictly to a non processed diet, using only pastured meats and as much organic vegetables as possible, also fruits. I do not eat anything that comes packaged.

  2. My best tip in managing eczema flare ups on my hands is to use a pure unrefined oil (jojoba, castor, cocnut, shea butter) every half hour. This helps to kill bacteria that may otherwise cause infection and it keeps them from drying out and causing pain from cracking. This has to be done often and even if the red/itchy patches seem to burn a little while applying the oil. The burning usually subsides for me after a few minutes and the benefits are well worth it.

  3. My best tip that I’d say helps manage eczema is
    – having alkalising foods such as
    – Apple cider vinegar, 3 cloves of vinegar, lime

    Also, have some probiotics (minimum 50 billion CFU)

  4. Tip to manage flareups.. itching makes it worse so when I can distract and leave it alone it helps and sometimes goes away if it is a small patch. I have made skin worse by bugging it.

    Article..11 ways to kill the eczema itch.. I think everyone is aggravated and want to not itch.

  5. I’ve had eczema since I was a toddler. My bed used to be scattered with dead skin and I couldn’t take showers without crying when my flare-ups were the worst in my teen years.
    As an adult now, after getting great advice from places such as here my eczema has reduced drastically. However on places such as my fingers and feet where there’s still the remaining of my eczema, I’ve learned personally that coverage is key. Wearing latex gloves during showers and when in any contact with water or soap goes great lengths. Gloves act as my “second layer of skin” and protect me from drying out and itch from detergent chemical sensitivities. Also socks whenever I can.
    (Additionally, CUT OUT DAIRY & SUGARS. Take Fish Oil to moisture skin from within.)

  6. Don’t use any detergents for personal washing at all, just water. At first you will feel weird, but trust me, your skin becomes much more smoother after ditching those chemicals.

  7. To avoid flare up, I actually eliminate any sugary foods or drinks. And I found that I’m allergy to yeast so I also avoid eating breads, pizza and so on. It really helps!

  8. My tip in avoiding flare-ups. AVOID SUGAR AND STRESS AT ALL COSTS. I literally feel on fire after Sugar, and stress does the same thing to me, albeit with a gap of a few days.

  9. I really appreciate your articles that you write. I will definitely take advantage of the advice that you write about.

    Cheryl

  10. One of my best tips for curing eczema is eating a good diet and getting enough sleep!! When your sleep deprived your skin is a mess!

    Hope to recieve this book.

  11. My best tip when My eczema flare up is keep hydrating my skin. Using coconut oil mix with body lotion for extra dry skin. Somehow it calms my flare up and my itchyness.

  12. Harrison,

    I found your blog several months ago and read through all of your posts. I have really appreciated the work you have done in building a knowledge repository for those who have eczema. The most helpful tips I have found is cutting out nightshades and taking colder showers (I still can’t bring myself to do full on cold showers, but I keep it as cold as comfortable).

    One of the best ways I deal with eczema flareups is to drink lots of water. I have noticed that when I do this, it helps my body to flush out the toxins more easily as my flareups usually are a result of eating something I shouldn’t have.

    Thank you for sharing your story and the lessons you learned along the way with the rest of us.

  13. Moisturizer is the best defense
    No perfume or fragrance in any products
    That includes shampoo and hair products

  14. One great tip that’s been helping me with my eczema flare up is an epsom salt bath. I grab one from Target (budget friendly price) and put 1 and 1/12 cups to 2 cups and sit in the bath for 20 mins. They say you can up to 40 mins, but that the magic number is 20 mins over all. 2 – 3 times a week. If flare up is pretty severe, I have gone far enough to doing it 4-5 times a week.

  15. My best response to eczema has been dietary with an emphasis on shortterm and regularly repeated water-only fasting, nutritional education, plant-based diets, longterm intermittent fasting, a ketogenic focus, and reduced portion size.

  16. Be aware of stressors in your environment (work, relationships, etc.) that may trigger increased stress levels and cause flare ups. Recognizing stressors and taking action to physically calm down (listen to your body) has helped alleviate painful situations.

  17. Thank you for your efforts, when I was going through steroid withdrawal, your blog was helpful. I’m still in the process of clearing my eczema, mainly because it’s so hard to resist those foods I shouldn’t be eating. What helps my flare ups immensely is Manuka oil which speeds up healing and calms the irritation quickly. It’s expensive but it works for me, and it definitely helped me through steroid withdrawal. Some people prefer not to put anything on their skin to make it heal on its own and strengthen it, but since it’s a natural remedy and allowed me to go about my daily life more comfortably while I continue to learn about my eczema, I highly recommend it.

  18. During my 2-year severe eczema flare and topical steroid withdrawal process, I survived on warm epsom salt baths and a specific moisturizer/clothing regimen. Since a lot of people focus on moisturizers, I’ll focus on the bath and clothes. For context– my skin was affected on the face, neck, arms, hands, torso, and thighs.

    In the beginning, I would measure 1-2 cups of epsom salt per bath, but after awhile I just poured it until I felt it was strong enough. I liked it to feel close to ocean-saltiness. If my skin was really raw, adding baking soda really did help. Apple cider vinegar also helped with inflammation, and I personally believe it prevented me from getting more infections (in 2 years I was only treated for an eye infection and swimmer’s ear. I soaked as long as it took for my skin to feel saturated– anywhere from 20 min. to 3 hours– and just relaxed. Silicone earplugs do help prevent swimmer’s ear. Sometimes I’d light a candle, read a book, watch videos, or just close my eyes and chill. I felt amphibious during this time in life, but there’s nothing wrong with that. Enjoy the relief and sanctuary of water.

    It was very important to have my moisturizer close by so I could pop out of the bath, pat dry, and immediately apply whatever I was using at the time. To lock in the greasy oils/ointments, and not feel so gross and sticky, I’d also have cotton gloves (seams turned out and fingertips cut off… it was easy for me to “scratch” by rubbing b/c the cheap drugstore gloves’ cotton is so rough) a soft long sleeve shirt and light pj pants ready. For daytime, I also stocked up on lightweight exercise shirts with a high collar, zip-down neckline, and long sleeves with thumb holes. Those sleeves helped me keep my gloves on easily, especially when I was out of the house. The neckline was helpful because I could adjust to be more open when my neck and chest were especially sensitive. I also liked sandals and those lightweight running shorts and capri-length yoga pants. I got sick of covering up all the time, so be able to let my feet and calves breathe.

    I live in a climate that gets snowy in the winter, and my Mom found me this awesome faux fur-lined hood that I could wear with any coat. I also had a winter parka with a large furry-lined hood that had “bungee” cords I could pull to make the hood opening smaller. That helped me protect my face so much from the cutting, freezing winds. Given the amount of grease on my face, I had to wash the hoods much more than the average person would, but it’s worth it (and vinegar or the laundry ball from the Eczema Company does a great job removing residue).

  19. Hi, my best tip for controlling flare ups is to always apply moisturizer after showering and doing constantly throughout the day! 🙂

  20. My tip for flare ups: always keep an ice pack on hand! The cold will make the itch go away

  21. When I flare up, I jump straight into a tepid bleach bath for 10 mins, hop out, pat dry and moisturise with rosehip oil & emulsifying ointment

  22. When I have an eczema flare-up I try to get more sleep, say ‘no’ to social commitments and distance myself from ‘high maintenance’ people. Someone recommend I slap my skin versus scratching as the body pain will override the itching.

  23. One of my best tips for managing eczema is getting tested for what you are allergic to and staying away from common allergens: soy, gluten, yeast, sugar. Also getting rid of lot of processed food is critical.

  24. Quick tip for flareups – take a 100% cold shower. It’s like a mint for your whole. Cool and refreshing. Just temporary relief though.

  25. My best tip for managing an eczema flare is to use topical magnesium chloride oil or lotion. It stings on broken skin, so I use it on the bottoms of the feet or on unbroken skin 2-3 times per day. I have had flare-ups go away completely in both myself and my daughter with 1-2 weeks of consistent use!

  26. My one top flare up tip is to remove highly acidifying foods and up the water intake

  27. I use hemp lotion for the eczema drink alot of water but no change since I last wrote you. Just tried from the heat in Canada winnipeg Manitoba

  28. Thanks for being authentic , brave, compassionate about this horrific issue to privately provide hope for those who need to heal from this ordeal.

  29. When I have an eczema flare up the best way to manage it from my experience is don’t scratch, don’t touch citrus, and that includes not touching things like tomato. I make sure to put cream on at night, I also eat foods that are good for the immune system and skin, and that’s about all I can think of.

    P.s. Sorry but I don’t have a Facebook account.

  30. When itch kicks in, in order to prevent scratching is to apply cooling treatment – wet a face towel & apply on the itch area.

  31. Apply lotion/cream/moisturizer to damp skin to help add more moisture to the surface. Try to avoid the temptation of showering in very warm water or drying out the skin with a heater especially on colder days.

  32. Moisturise! Do moisturise as frequently as possible and pick your own favourite moisturiser according to the season, needs and your own taste. Something works for your friends or family who share the same symptoms does not necessarily mean that it works for you. Everyone is different. And natural stuff is not always better than artificial stuff. Everybody is different. But a good rule of thumb is to try to buy something free of fragrances.

  33. 1) Flare up:
    I have a simple list for a guide to check whenever my son has a flare up and stick to it for the next few days. It’s about the food, taking sufficient amounts of fruits and vegetable. Drink enough water, balance fish diet (salmon) and also monitor his sleep.

    2) Articles: do not have Facebook:
    I believe strongly that the gut system needs to be addressed and studied.
    http://www.lynnmoralesnd.com/articles/health-news/eczema-gut/

  34. My eczema flare up was at it’s worst after giving birth to my baby. I controlled it with several methods. I started with topical steroids to relieve the pain and changed my diet to gluten free. I am already eating dairy free since I am allergic to dairy. I tried to incorporate part of the diet plan from this website which was really helpful. Then I started yoga again and exercising regularly and finally I am doing light therapy to control my eczema. It was very difficult because I am a new breastfeeding mom and it was so challenging being sleep deprived and suffering with eczema. I am thankful that I am feeling better. I look forward to reading this book!

  35. I’ve had eczema since I was a baby and although it’s been mostly manageable, it flared up really badly a few years ago and my whole life has been affected and changed by it. I still struggle with my eczema, but what’s been helpful for “before it gets really serious” stage was to keep the affected parts moist and never let them go close to being dry. This has really helped me to relieve the itch and scratch less, and I make sure I’m not exposing them to water too frequently or too long. This also means I ask my husband to help with dishwashing or any cleaning with water. There are of course more important and other ways to help your eczema, but this has been effective and relatively easy to do while I still struggle with other methods.

  36. Watching your diet plays a huge role in getting your eczema healed completely. My eczema is healing so well from the type of food which is eczema friendly and pure supplements.

  37. I manage eczema flare-ups by drinking licorice tea and covering the wound with diluted apple cider vinegar. Nothing I’ve ever tried soothes the internal stress and pain of an eczema attack late at night like pure licorice tea. The apple cider vinegar helps dry up the blisters under the inflamed skin and ease the itch.

    I also find Lavender-based creams also help soothe the itchy sensation.

  38. Eczema seems to be out of control when I’m stressed. Meditating, and a good nights rest helps a lot. Avoid any foods that will trigger an allergic reaction.

  39. Hi Harrison!

    I am 21 and have eczema since I was three. It did heal completely when I was 10, but it returned when I was about 14-15 (puberty? hormonal changes? I am not sure). I was on the most conventional hydrocortisone creams and antihistamine pills, only until recently in 2015 when I discovered the consequences of the western approach.

    Before I begin, I would just like to say that I have been following your blog here and there since two years ago but I recently begin subscribing to you via email. This is because I have healed my eczema with chinese medicine and a clean diet in 2015, and it has been on and off since then. However, this summer 2017 I had one of the worst breakouts since 2015. Reading your blog and many others that have healed their eczema naturally, I am determined to heal it with the right diet and right supplements without use of herbal or chemical medication. I am thankful for people like yourself who have helped and are actively helping eczema sufferers like myself in this journey. A lot of times I feel very, very alone, but as I read such blogs like yours, I feel incredibly encouraged and inspired to do the same. Thank you so much. Which is why I would more than love to be of any help to you for your upcoming ebook.

    So, one best tip in managing eczema flare-ups for myself most effectively, really, is to have an end goal in mind. I am sure many people’s end goal is to heal their eczema, but really, what I mean is to visualise how your skin will ultimately look because of this lifestyle change, what this change would do to you physically (the itch!! and the stares), psychologically (self-esteem wise) and emotionally, how you can finally feel that YOU are in control of your skin. And for me, one more end goal is to be able to be a testimony to the natural healing approach and to make the best out of my situation by helping fellow eczema sufferers. Along the way, yes there are many many tips and tricks that we would need to follow, eg. the type of food to eat, not to scratch, wearing the right clothes, forming the right habits etc, all of which requires one main thing: DISCIPLINE. However, how do we really discipline ourselves? For me, it really is having the end goal in mind (and share your struggles, needs and goals with your loved ones or an online community who will keep encouraging you! We need some form of support, like it or not) to keep me going strong.

    I hope my response has been of some help to you! I look forward to reading your ebook as I go through my healing process now and I am incredibly excited for the launch on 1 sep. I know that many people like myself or with loved ones suffering from eczema will benefit and be blessed by this book. Thank you once again 🙂

    1. Hi Janice. Really glad to be able to read your message and learn about your journey with eczema in a nutshell! From what you’ve said, I can definitely resonate with you in many ways in dealing with eczema, and also can tell you pretty much have got it all figured out!

      Thanks for sharing your tip and really appreciate your supportiveness of the book! I think with more people like us who dare to share, update on our lives with the disease just as everyone, with a human voice, can definitely motivate others to do the same!

      Keep in touch! 🙂

  40. omega 3 supplementation, staying hydrated and moisturized, supplementing with zinc and vitamin c for wound healing

  41. My best tip would be for eczema patients to become informed about Topical Steroid Withdrawal or Red Skin Syndrome. I experienced intense flares this last year, and while I treated it as eczema, it was actually my body showing signs that I had become addicted to my eczema lotion. For those interested, they can learn more about this at http://www.itsan.org.

  42. I’ve cut out all cleaning supplies in the house with “chemical” ingredients. Now I use real soap and soap based laundry detergent as well as clean my home with natural ingredients such as water, vinegar and essential oils. This has reduced my son’s eczema to about 60%!

  43. Eczema is more neurological problem; to much stress ;

    1. get rid of sick people / sick attitude/sick thinking / envy/ jelous/frustration/depression / anxiety(for anxiety and itching good is hydroxisinum 50 mg daily);

    2. get rid of junk food; chemical food; polluted home, air etc
    and, after period of time,
    you will be cure

    additionally, the best cure is swimming or windsurfing at sea daily (stress relief; sun; salt water) – this is better than hormons and immunosupressant and antibiotics

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