The Eczema Detox

The Eczema Detox

The Low-Chemical Diet for Eliminating Skin Inflammation

Eczema can be a life-long condition that seriously impacts quality of life. In Australia, we have one of the highest incidences of Eczema in the world. Australian nutritionist, Karen Fischer, knows this better than most, with the condition affecting her young daughter so badly, she set out to find a way to give her some relief. 10 years on, after much research and successfully treating hundreds of eczema sufferers, Karen is a leading expert in the field. Her previous book, The Eczema Diet, is the bestselling Eczema book on Amazon. Now her new book, The Eczema Detox, offers the very latest information on treating a wide range of skin conditions. It includes skin-friendly recipes to tempt fussy eaters of all ages.

More than 90 percent of eczema sufferers are sensitive to a range of artificial chemicals but did you know natural food chemicals also trigger eczema? This is why regular detoxes and healthy eating programs, which are rich in phytochemicals, can cause red, flaky skin that is incredibly itchy.

The Eczema Detox shows you how to cut your total chemical load, love your liver and create healthy, clear skin from the inside out. The book contains three effective programs to suit a range of individuals from babies to adults with mild to severe skin rashes, including the following: eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, dandruff, hives (urticaria), red skin syndrome, topical steroid withdrawal, hidradenitis suppurativa, seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea, and more. Based on a decade of intense research and first-hand experience working with hundreds of skin disorder patients.

f you have tried everything and you still have skin rashes, The Eczema Detox is the answer you've been wishing for.

Karen Fischer is a registered nutritionist, with a Bachelor of Health Science Degree, and a former TV presenter. She is the author of five books including The Healthy Skin Diet which was awarded -Best Health, Nutrition or Specific Diet Book' at the Australian Food Media Awards in 2008. Karen's third book, The Eczema Diet, attracted widespread media attention, featuring on prime time news in 2016 as a -breakthrough diet for eczema'. After ten years of research and development, Karen launched her supplement brand, Joliee Skin, which is dedicated to helping people with skin disorders. In private practice, Karen runs the Eczema Life Clinic in Sydney. Karen has two children, including her daughter, who previously suffered from eczema.

The Eczema Detox
Exisle Publishing
Author: Karen Fischer
RRP: $34.99

Quinoa Porridge

Serves 1
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Quinoa (pronounced -keen-wah') is a gluten-free grain-like seed that contains more antioxidants than any other grain. Half a cup of quinoa provides about 78 mg magnesium, 5 g protein, 1.4 mg zinc and small amounts of omega-3 for healthy skin.


1/2 cup white quinoa, rinsed (do not use puffed quinoa)
1 cup filtered water
1/2 teaspoon real vanilla essence (optional)
1/2 cup organic malt-free soy milk or rice milk
Pear, peeled, to serve (avoid Asian/Nashi or Ya pears)
1 teaspoon rice malt syrup (brown rice syrup) or real maple syrup

Rinse the quinoa with water, then place it into a saucepan with the water and bring to the boil.
Cook over low heat until the porridge is thick and the grains are tender, about 12–15 minutes. Add the vanilla and milk and cook for another 5 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent burning and add more milk or water if necessary. Serve with pear and syrup of choice.
Note: if you are following the Eczema Detox Program you can enjoy other toppings such as banana and papaya, as pictured.

Healthy Skin Juice

Serves 2 or 2 days (supply for 1 adult)
Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Juicing is an important part of healing your skin. This highly alkalizing drink is designed to reduce inflammation, restore the acid–alkaline balance in the body and aid liver detoxification. Add parsley for extra body deodorizing benefits and fresh breath. Use these ingredients in any combination and in any amounts to suit your tastes.

Choose from the following:
4 stalks celery
2 peeled pears (must be ripe; avoid Asian/ Nashi or Ya pears) (s: the skin contains salicylates)
2 carrots, tops removed (s)

1/4 small beetroot (beet), scrubbed (s)
1 cup iceberg lettuce
1/2 cup red cabbage
handful of fresh parsley
1/2 cup fresh mung bean sprouts, rinsed
Skin Friend AM (optional)

Wash and scrub the chosen vegetables and pears.
Using a juicing machine, juice the fruits and vegetables, ending by adding a splash of filtered water.

Notes: Using a slow juicer retains more of the enzymes from the fruit and vegetables, but any type of juicer is better than none!
If you are allergic to pears, use 1 red/golden delicious apple instead (contains medium salicylates note that all other apples contain high salicylates so they should be avoided during the program).

Protein Smoothie Bowl

Serves 1
Preparation Time: 5 minutes (plus overnight freezing time)

1 medium banana (a)
1–2 tablespoons pea/rice protein powder (pure, no flavouring or fruit)
1/4 cup Cashew Nut Milk or rice milk or oat milk
1 teaspoon carob powder
1/4 teaspoon flaxseed oil (sa)

2 slices papaya/pawpaw (can be pre-frozen) (a)
real maple syrup (if extra sweetness needed)
Skin Friend AM

Optional toppings:
banana slices (a)
1 teaspoon chopped raw cashews
chia seeds or flaxseeds/linseeds (sa)

To freeze the banana, peel it first, slice it into bitesized pieces, then store in a freezer bag or sealed container.
Place all the ingredients, except the toppings, into a high-powered blender and blend on high until smooth. Serve in a bowl and top with banana, chopped cashews and chia seeds or flaxseeds.
Note: if you are sensitive to glutamates or MSG, you might not be able to consume protein powders as they naturally contain glutamic acid, a type of glutamate. You can test protein powder in the FID Program (refer The Eczema Detox)

The Eczema Detox
Exisle Publishing
Author: Karen Fischer
RRP: $34.99