How to Improve Eczema Naturally and Effectively!

Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is the skin condition that causes red, dry, and itchy skin.

Affecting both adults and children, the condition is commonly seen in the creases of elbows, behind knee caps and even on the neck and face. If you suffer from eczema then you understand the condition is uncomfortable, unsightly, and can feel uncontrollable at times. While there is no known cure, but there are natural remedies for eczema. Read on to learn more about how to improve eczema with Vida Flo’s hydration therapy.

1. Hydrate

Our bodies are made up of over 70% water, so health is synonymous with hydration. Most people don’t get the daily recommended consumption of water. With so many beverage options at our disposal, choosing water can seem like the least inspiring option. Here at Vida-Flo, we understand the importance of water and we know that drinking it isn’t the only way to get its various benefits. We recommend hydration therapy as an alternative method for those who struggle with their daily intake of water.

The Vida-Flo hydration therapy method is applied through an IV and uses 1000ML bags that consists of normal saline (0.9% sodium chloride), electrolytes of potassium, calcium, minerals, and lactate. These ingredients are all natural, but aren’t usually found in bottled water which is often stripped of the vital nutrients your body needs to maintain adequate hydration levels. Hydration therapy will give your skin the internal moisture it needs which can help to decrease the symptoms of eczema.

2.  Moisturize

If are wondering how to improve eczema, then you need to understand the role of topical moisture. It is critical for you to apply a layer of moisturizer to your skin twice daily. We recommend a natural moisturizer like unrefined shea butter which is rich in vitamin A and vitamin E. This will also help to improve the appearance of dark marks and scars. Shea butter may seem like a heavy, creamy, and thick moisturizer but it is quickly absorbed by the skin, so you won’t look or feel greasy long after you apply it.

3.  Soften your water

Our skin is our body’s largest organ and when we shower we absorb the water directly into our skin. Unfortunately, the water that comes from our shower isn’t the best for our skin especially when it is considered to be hard water. Hard water is contains higher levels of calcium and magnesium. Exposure to hard water can significantly enhance the symptoms of eczema. By placing a water softener over your shower head, you can shield yourself from hard water deposits and reduce the absorption of high levels of calcium and magnesium in your skin.

4.  Use natural soaps and detergents

If you suffer from eczema, you can greatly benefit from natural soaps and detergents. Traditional soaps contain ingredients like sodium lauryl, laureth sulfate, dioxane, parabens, propylene glycol, diethanolamine, and fragrances. These chemicals are not only hard to pronounce, but they also can trigger eczema flare ups. Opt for a more natural alternative like castile soap which is oil based and natural and can be used to wash your skin and clothes.

5.  Eliminate food allergens

Often times eczema is a result of food allergens. If you have never been tested for food allergies you may be consuming the foods that are causing your discomfort. A simple food allergy test can help you identify the foods that are not compatible with your body, so you can begin to make informed food decisions.

There are many natural remedies for eczema, but here at Vida-Flow, we encourage you to experience the wonders of hydration therapy. Schedule your first appointment today by clicking here.

EASY HYDRATION TIPS AFTER A WORKOUT

Is getting fit one of your 2017 resolutions? Did you ever consider how hydration is just as important as working on your squats and getting that heart rate up? Proper hydration can help your blood pressure to stabilize, boost your metabolism, and increase your energy levels. Vida-Flo Breckenridge is passionate about keeping your body in top shape with our IV hydration and vitamin therapies. If you’re feeling like you need to kickstart your hydration goals, make an appointment with us today! In the meantime, here are some great hydration tips to follow after a workout.

DRINK WATER!

Water is the ultimate hydrator and is the best for recovery after a hard workout. Try to drink about 24 ounces of water right after you leave the gym. To ensure that you won’t shock your body, try to drink cool or room-temperature water instead of water with ice in it. After you’ve consumed 24 ounces, continue to sip water throughout the day or evening to keep your hydration levels maintained. Sipping water is much better than chugging several ounces at a time. You’ll retain water and feel bloated if you try to consume a lot of H2O in those important few hours after your workout. If you’ve had a particularly strenuous gym session or gone for a run outside in hot temperatures, drinking plenty of water is imperative as it is quite easy to become dehydrated after intense sweat and electrolyte loss.

TRY COCONUT OR ELECTROLYTE WATER

If you’re concerned about the lost of sodium and electrolytes after an energetic workout class or a bootcamp session outside during the summer, you can supplement your water intake with coconut or water with added electrolytes. After you’ve been sweating for awhile, your body loses a lot of its nutrients and it can be hard to replace them. Acute dehydration can make you feel ill, contribute to muscle cramps, and raise your heart rate. Coconut water has naturally-occurring electrolytes and contains more potassium than a banana, making it an excellent choice for replacing those lost vitamins and minerals. Make sure that the coconut water that you choose doesn’t contain any added sugar or artificial flavors, as sugar can dehydrate you further. Water with added electrolytes is another great option if you don’t prefer coconut water or can’t find it in your city or town. While many people think that sports drinks are a good option for replacing the electrolytes lost while working out, often those beverages contain lots of sugar, artificial dyes, and artificial flavors.

EAT SOME FRUIT!

Ever considered fruit as a rehydration option? Fruit has lots of water, fiber, vitamins, and minerals that are a perfect choice after an intense workout. Try watermelon, apples, honeydew, cantaloupe, and grapes to help you rehydrate. If you want to add some protein or vegetables, blend your favorite combinations into a yummy post-gym smoothie. While fruit is a great recovery option, make sure to continue sipping water, coconut water, or electrolyte water along with consuming your favorite fruits. There is water in fruit, but not quite enough to replenish your body if an apple is your only hydration option.

CURB THE CAFFEINE

We get it: working on your fitness can make you tired. But stopping by a drive-thru to grab a cappuccino on the way home isn’t the best idea, especially after a workout. Caffeine is a diuretic, meaning that it causes your body to lose water. If you’re already dehydrated, drinking a cup of joe won’t exactly make you feel better after hitting the gym. Also, don’t get derailed by trying decaf coffee. Even though the caffeine is removed, the diuretic properties still remain. Coffee is delicious but not the best choice after a fitness class or gym session. Save that delicious iced latte for the next day after you’ve properly rehydrated.

DRINK SOME BROTH

A little tired of plain old H2O? Try sipping some warm chicken, vegetable, or beef broth. Bone and veggie broths are chock full of nutrients, vitamins, and protein, making broth a great choice for rehydrating after a sweat-filled gym session. On top of being a delicious and savory post-workout treat, broth contains collagen, minerals, and glucosamine, which are great for recovering after a long run. Bone and veggie broth also boosts your immune system and provides excellent protein. Try sipping a steaming cup instead of drinking eight ounces of H2O.

KNOW THE SIGNS OF DEHYDRATION

Understanding and diagnosing dehydration is extremely important to your overall fitness success so you don’t overexert your body. One of the first signs of dehydration is thirst. Easy to ignore, being thirsty while at the gym is your first sign of needing to drink some water. Other early indicators of dehydration is heightened blood pressure and heart rate, increased perspiration, and flushed skin. If you experience any of these symptoms, take a break and drink eight ounces of water. Stopping exertion before these symptoms intensify is imperative to ensuring that you won’t injure yourself or faint.

At Vida-Flo Breckenridge, we’re passionate about providing quick and beneficial hydration therapies to help your get back to your life quickly. As a Top Rated National® Hydration Expert, Vida-Flo is an excellent choice if you’re feeling dehydrated, getting over an illness, or recovering from a workout. We have many different vitamin and medication options and can help you make the correct choice for your body. Make an appointment with us and you’ll leave feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. Call us today!

HOW HYDRATION CAN MAKE YOUR SKIN GLOW

Are you searching for that rested, awake look this winter season? Is your skin dull, lifeless, and dry? Hydration is one of the most important skin care practices that will help you to look awake and well-rested. Drinking enough water is the absolute best way to ensure that your skin looks its best. Vida-Flo Peachtree is America’s hydration expert and can give you some great hydration options so you’ll look perfect for that special night out, important event, or even just every day. Here are some quick and easy ways to keep your skin hydrated.

DRINK LOTS OF WATER (OBVIOUSLY)

Drinking plenty of water is the absolute best way to keep your skin supple and glowing. Most experts recommend eight to ten glasses per day. So you’re not running to refill your glass often, get a large water bottle or cup and keep it by your desk. You can also set an alarm on your phone or computer to remind you to take a few sips throughout the day. Water is extremely important to your overall health, energy levels, and skin clarity. Caffeinated teas, juices, and sodas need to be limited as well since they contain copious amounts of sugar and caffeine which will dehydrate your body and make you more tired. As you become more accustomed to drinking plenty of water throughout the day, you’ll notice that your skin will appear clearer and brighter.

EAT FRUITS AND VEGGIES

Did you know that fruits and vegetables contain lots of water? One apple can contain upwards of 85 percent of water along with fiber, nutrients, and vitamins. If you want to consume lots of fruits and veggies quickly and don’t have a lot of time, try blending them into a smoothie. Make sure to leave out any sugary juices or sweeteners so that you’re getting the most out of that yummy blend. A salad filled with leafy greens is another great choice for lunch as lettuces are full of water as well. Along with being full of water, eating more vegetables and fruits will make you feel healthier and give you energy, and the added benefits of the vitamins and nutrients will make your skin even more glowy.

CHICKEN, BEEF, OR VEGETABLE BROTH

The newest trend in health and hydration, bone broth is a treasure trove of protein, minerals, and anti-inflammatory properties. Along with the delicious goodness that chicken, vegetable, or beef broth offers, your body is able to easily digest and utilize the minerals and nutrition that broth has. It also is a supplemental way to hydrate, especially if you have been sick or ill and in need of some nutrition. You can use whatever broth you prefer as a base for soups or just sip it hot throughout the day. Along with the nutrients, vitamins, protein, and minerals, the hydration of broth will be incredibly beneficial to your skin health.

COCONUT WATER

If you’re in need of flavor but still want to hit your hydration goals, coconut water is an excellent option. Full of potassium, vitamin C, and electrolytes, this is a perfect choice if you’re fighting off a cold or have recently worked out and need more than plain H2O. Make sure that the coconut water you choose doesn’t have any added sugar or artificial flavorings. One of the best hydrators, coconut water will make your skin bright and luminous.

Vida-Flo Peachtree is a perfect destination for all of your hydration needs. As a Top Rated National® Hydration Expert, Vida-Flo Peachtree here in Atlanta is dedicated to helping you feel and look your best with IV hydration and vitamin therapy. If you’re looking for beautiful, glowing skin, make an appointment and try our therapies today. We’re sure you’ll leave feeling refreshed and renewed, and everyone will be able to tell from your stunningly hydrated skin. Call us today!

FEEL REJUVENATED FOR THE NEW YEAR

After the holidays, you can be left feeling exhausted, overspent, and in need of refreshing. After a busy season of delicious but sometimes unhealthy foods, late nights spent with family, and holiday cocktails, your body is probably ready for a change of pace. As you’re setting your New Year’s resolutions, why not start them here at Vida-Flo Breckenridge? We offer a wide array of IV treatments with vitamins and medications to help you move into 2017 with a refreshed outlook and revived body. Book an IV treatment appointment today!

ENERGY

If you’re feeling tired from all of the holiday festivities and in need of a boost, try our Energy treatment. Packed with the most essential of B vitamins, vitamin B12, Energy is sure to help propel you forward into 2017 with vigor. Vitamin B12 can also help with depression, improve mood and concentration, deepen sleep, and boost your immune system. We understand that the holidays can be wonderfully exhausting, but Vida-Flo Breckenridge can revive and replenish you for the new year.

WELLNESS AND IMMUNITY

Cold and flu season taking a toll on your body? Vida-Flo Breckenridge offers two IV treatments that will give your body the vitamins it needs to fight off illnesses and strengthen the immune system. Wellness offers a vitamin B complex, which can enhance your immune and nervous system function, help to renew your skin, reduce anxiety and depression, and enhance your mood and memory. Immunity is full of vitamin C.The reason why getting IV treatments at Vida-Flo Breckenridge is so revitalizing is because along with the hydration therapy, the Immunity treatment is absorbed by your bloodstream so the effects will be almost immediate. You’ll leave Vida-Flo Breckenridge feeling much better and ready for 2017.

THE ANTIDOTE, CLEANSE, AND ALERT

Had a little too much fun at your holiday parties? Don’t start out 2017 with a hangover. At Vida-Flo Breckenridge, we offer three different treatments to help take away the effects of dehydration and a hangover:

  • The Antidote helps to energize you with vitamin B and glutathione, which is a liver detoxifier.
  • Alert is pure oxygen, promoting healing and calming of the nervous system.
  • Cleanse is a glutathione treatment, which will help your liver rid itself of free radicals.

The staff at Vida-Flo Breckenridge understands that a fun night sometimes makes you wake up feeling not so great, but we’ll send you on your way in as little as 45 minutes feeling awake and refreshed. We also offer complementary oxygen with all of our treatments, so you can also leave breathing easier.

The holidays are a fun time for family and memories. However, so many festivities and little sleep can make you feel a little under the weather. Leave your aches and pains in 2016 and emerge into 2017 reinvigorated and refreshed. We are proud to offer an excellent staff and board-certified nurses at Vida-Flo Breckenridge, dedicated to your health and well-being. Book an IV treatment appointment today and let us help you to take 2017 by the horns!

THE BENEFITS OF IV THERAPY

IV Therapy is a new and innovative way to take care of your body. It’s received a lot of attention for its health claims and the different treatments offered. You may be wondering what exactly IV therapy does for your body. IV treatment is a safe and effective treatment for a variety of conditions and illnesses. Vida-Flo Peachtree is proud to offer IV therapy along with medication and vitamin treatments.

DEHYDRATION

IV treatment is a potent way to combat the effects of dehydration. At Vida-Flo Peachtree, we have several different vitamins and medications to help you to feel better in as little as 45 minutes. When you come in for an IV treatment to combat dehydration, your body will absorb the equivalent of two and a half gallons of water along with the medications and vitamins. Because of this, you’ll feel less exhausted and more cognizant, and you’ll leave Vida-Flo Peachtree refreshed and renewed.

HEADACHES

Headaches can be debilitating, and sometimes it seems like nothing will help to alleviate your pain and discomfort. Vida-Flo Peachtree has IV treatments specifically for customers who suffer from headaches. Along with the medication, your body also absorbs all of the fluid from the IV, so any dehydration you may have is relieved as well. Because we put the medication into the IV, your body absorbs 100 percent of the treatment and it gets into your bloodstream much more quickly than oral medication. You’ll find your headache easing quickly and that your body is responding to our medication and vitamins almost instantly.

HANGOVERS

After a wild weekend, you may wake up on Monday morning feeling sick and dehydrated. Instead of calling in sick, come to Vida-Flo Peachtree and we’ll send you on your way in as little as 45 minutes feeling rejuvenated. We have IV treatments especially for hangovers, and you’ll also gain the benefits of the hydration therapy as well. Instead of having to halt your life so you can recover from your hangover, you’ll be able to continue on with your day feeling great.

ILLNESSES

Feeling the effects of the flu or a sinus infection? Come to Vida-Flo Peachtree to gain some strength back. We offer treatments to help your body recover from sickness, and can help your body to flush out the toxins using the equivalent of two and half gallons of water in your IV therapy. We can also create a custom vitamin or medication mixture for your illness. IV therapy at Vida-Flo Peachtree will help you to get back on your feet quickly.

Vida-Flo Peachtree is dedicated to improving and empowering your body through our hydration therapy and medication and vitamin treatments. IV treatments can bring health and vitality to your body and give you a refreshed outlook. Our staff is all expertly trained, and we have certified nurses on site to administer your IV therapy. If you’re struggling with an illness, hangover, dehydration, or a headache, come see us at Vida-Flo Peachtree. We’re here to help you out and send you on your way refreshed, revitalized, and renewed.