Hi! I’m Christina. Welcome to The Flawless Program. I’m so happy that you found me and my site.
If you’re on this page, then I’m guessing you or someone you know probably has eczema. Maybe, like me, you spent your life surrounded by doctors and dermatologists, who have looked and prodded over your skin multiple times.
But don’t feel bad, you’re not alone!
Did you know that it is currently estimated that there are over 30 MILLION people in the US alone with eczema? Additionally, it is estimated that 1 out of 10 of our children will go on to develop eczema some time in their lifetime!
Now of course, this would all be fine if the number of eczema-sufferers are going down (meaning that at least our eczema treatments are working), but sadly those numbers continue to rise.
But I’m jumping ahead of myself — let me start things off by telling you a bit about me and you’ll start to get a better picture of why I started this eczema resource site.
My eczema story
As someone who suffered from eczema since I was 8, I was no stranger to hospitals or itching.
In the beginning, it was fairly easy for me to ignore my eczema. I started right-off using steroid creams, with the promise that it would get better.
In the beginning, the creams DID work. However the eczema still kept coming back on my legs, knees, and feet. But of course, I was told not to worry.
In hard times, my doctor prescribed me the “eczema trinity”, you know: a steroid cream + an anti-inflammatory pill + an anti-histamine. Again, with the hope that it would get better.
And really, why shouldn’t it?
We were always told to trust our doctors, trust the medical system, trust that they know what they’re doing. As a young person, I drank this all in! After all, it’s a lot easier to put the responsibility on someone else.
I deliberately chose to ignore my eczema. Even when deep down I knew it was becoming a BIGGER problem because I found myself not being able to control my skin without my medication.
Years passed by this way. Whenever I had a breakout, out came the gauze, steroid creams, medications and bandages. I would apply and re-apply, trying to ignore what was really happening to me.
The realization: are these creams really good for me?
You know what people call “that realization point”? The time in our lives when we realize that we have to do something about the way we’re living, when we need to “make a change”? If you’re reading this site now, it means you might have had it.
We tend to imagine this point like a shooting-star-falling-in-our-backyard-obvious, but more often than not, this point comes about more simply than we expect. For me, it was in November, 2009. Around the time I met my then-boyfriend, now-husband.
The truth is, like many people with eczema, I was convinced there was NOTHING I could do about my breakouts. But my husband always kept asking me what I was using on my skin, and what was in the steroid cream.
At first, I ignored him, thinking that it was just a cream. But later, as I was putting on a steroid cream again, I started to think… “Well I actually have no idea what is in these creams. Maybe I should look it up?”
The breaking point: I can’t use these creams anymore!
It was then that I saw some pretty shocking things about steroid creams. I read that some people had side effects if they used the creams for too long — thinning skin, steroid acne, steroid eczema more eczema!), and mostly a big problem trying to come off the creams. Yikes!
I knew I didn’t want to use these creams anymore.
What I did
At this point, I was willing to try anything to get off the creams. But in reality it was a lot harder than I expected to get my skin under control.
At that time I had a feeling that eczema might have something to do with food, as I had seen some amazing progress by getting rid of specific foods in my diet.
While looking into food and diet for eczema, my research brought me to about 2,000 years ago, where there lived a Greek philisopher named Hippocrates. At the time, modern medicine was only just beginning, and Hippocrates was known for being very wise and intelligent. Some even refer to him as the “Father of modern medicine”.
Many brilliant observations were made by Hippocrates, but there was one observation he made about human health that fascinated me so much that I began to focus my research entirely on this hypothesis.
His observation is this: all disease begins in the gut.
Sounds strange, doesn’t it? That all disease begins in your gut. But to this DAY, we are seeing this observation tested in many of our medical labs and institutions around the world.
So, I thought, what if the same thing could be applied to eczema? What if eczema (since it is a disease) also begins in the gut?
I sought to test out clearing my skin with diet, and the gut-skin connection.
The results of the program
After months of making sure that my observations were concrete (as in, I wouldn’t have side effects from improving my gut’s health), I started to give it a real try!
In just weeks of focusing on diet and gut health, I started to notice the change. The places that were weeping and oozing, no longer were red and inflamed.
The thin skin around my knees started to form over and create new skin.
After trying this gut-skin connection on myself, I was finally on my way to clear skin!
The start of a Flawless life
I didn’t have a name for what I was doing at the time, but soon my friends and family started to share what I was doing with other people with eczema, and I began to meet people I had never known before, actually following my advice!
I started receiving emails from people all around the world, who also started to get results from my research on diet and the gut-skin connection. Soon after, I started this website, where I share how I live The Flawless Program, and how you can start naturally clearing your skin too!
It’s not over!
Well, here we are. 🙂 Now you know my story: why I started this website, and my mission for people with eczema. If you are also inspired and want to jump on The Flawless Program, and start seeing REAL changes in your skin, I would absolutely love to get you started!
All you have to do is sign up for my free video-training here!
I give you everything I learned about clearing my eczema, in a way that’s super easy to understand. The Flawless Program has changed my life, and the lives of thousands of others with eczema. My hope is that it can start to change yours too.
Remember, you CAN clear your skin. You just have to start from within!