This article appeared in Womens Day Magazine May 17, 2004.
miracle cream banished eczema for ever.
Eczema covered my body from head to foot when I was just
three months of age. The condition was so bad I was considered one of
the worst reported cases in Victoria in 1969. The scaly sores were
red and inflamed, and virtually no part of my body was left free of
Naturally, when I saw my 14 month old son Ryan break out in the same
feverish sores six years ago, I could do nothing but to discover a cure
so he wouldn’t have to suffer as I had done.
When I was a child, the only treatment was with cortisone injections.
The anti-inflammatory doses eased the pain of the scaly skin disorder
temporarily. But the side effects such as thinned, dry skin and before
long I’d be scratching just as much as ever. The only real relief was
when my mum wrapped my limbs in plastic wrap to help my skin soak up the
moisture in my sweat.
With the medical advances of the past 30 years, you’d think that Ryan
would have a better chance of effective treatment. But he was in a state
just as bad as mine had been.
The poor little bloke broke out in sores from head to foot, and there
was virtually nothing to be done except repeat that old plastic-wrap
“I don’t want Ryan to go through the ordeal I had to,” I told my wife
Shannon. So I began researching the topic. Searching the Internet and
visiting the local library became an obsession. The pair of us were
determined to make a breakthrough.
As one cause of eczema is that the body is lacks essential fatty acids,
we decided to start experimenting with a cream that would ease the itch.
We used ingredients we’d read about, and the advise of doctors and
dermatologists. We used our kitchen blender to whiz up a concoction of
Calendula, propolis, gotu kola, emu oil and manuka honey.
We smeared it on Ryan’s red raw skin, praying that the cream would take
effect quickly. It did.
Sure we were on the right track; we soon had our product listed with the
Therapeutic Goods Administration. But we didn’t stop there. Treating the
condition with a cream and a bath oil we had also developed was only
part of the solution.
The next step was to find something that would give the body the missing
So once again I began researching – this time into the internal effects
of eczema and what was needed to fix it.
With the help of a manufacturer, we developed a digestible oil that was
rich in Omega-3, 6 and 9, all of which are substances crucial to any
person prone to suffering eczema.
After the cream had reduced Ryan’s itching, I put myself and him on to a
course of our Mega Oil. I can proudly say neither of us has suffered an
outbreak of the eczema since then – and it’s been four long years!
I started this project to help Ryan and myself, but it’s turned out to
be much bigger than that. Helping other people to find the same relief
has now become my major goal.
To give you an idea of the degree of that relief, once – when I was
covered with eczema – someone told me to stop scratching, saying I’d
only make matters worse. My heartfelt response was “If you
can stop breathing, I’ll stop scratching.”
If you can imagine that pain, you’ll know why at the age of 35, I feel
as if I’ve discovered a wonder treatment.