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Your Journey to Healing

Your Journey to Healing

Melissa Raymond helps parents of children with eczema, allergies and food intolerances with evidence-based approaches so their child can finally feel comfortable physically and emotionally and the entire family can start living their life again.

Melissa is a mum to two beautiful boys and wife to a wonderful husband. She’s a physiotherapist and has a strong passion for seeking out natural and evidenced-based health options for her family.

She completed my PhD in 2016 and these research skills have helped her to dive deeper into the evidence into all things eczema, allergies, food intolerances and gut health. She’s the research nerd so that you don’t have to be!

She loves spending time with her kids and family, helping older adults through her physiotherapy work, and pottering around in her fruit and veggie garden.



Summer and Eczema: 5 Survival Tips for the Heat

It was another scorcher of a day and I couldn’t bear to think of how my little one’s skin was going to be today. Red raw, and itchy. Hot and frustrated and cranky (that was me, let alone him!)… I… Continue Reading >

5 Lessons I’ve Learned as an Eczema Mum

Ah… the life of an eczema mum. Whether it comes out of the blue, or you had an inkling your child might develop eczema as it runs in the family, it is still challenging! The creams, the scratching, the waking… Continue Reading >

I Never Thought Anaphylaxis Would Start Like This…

Our older son was 3 when he had his first anaphylactic reaction. It was terrifying. It was a delayed reaction – at least 2 hours later, and started with the tiniest of coughs. And then another couple of coughs after… Continue Reading >

Eczema And Allergies: Top 9 Ingredients to Avoid in your Skin Care Products

How many personal care products do you use per day? Moisturisers, soap, toothpaste, shampoo and conditioners, hair care products, makeup, toners, serums, perfumes… the list can truly go on! I used to stand in the shower and read the shampoo… Continue Reading >

The Myth of ‘pH Neutral’ Skin Care for Eczema

Most soap-based cleansers have a high pH (above 7) [1] and can also be drying to our skin. Even the flow of shampoo and conditioner over the body after rinsing hair may be irritating. For those with eczema, use of… Continue Reading >

Probiotics and Eczema: What Every Parent Needs to Know

One of the most common questions about eczema I receive is: What is the best probiotic to take for eczema? I love hearing this question! It means that many parents are becoming aware that eczema is not just about creams… Continue Reading >

Moving Beyond a Band-Aid Approach to Eczema

Eczema, allergies and asthma…. Three common childhood conditions that are often linked together. Eczema is often the first of these conditions to appear, with 50% of kids who develop eczema developing it within the first 12 months of childhood (Williams… Continue Reading >



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