Could goats hold the secret to freedom from eczema?

Shann Jones, founder of Chuckling Goat skincare has been at the centre of an internet eczema frenzy this week after she made an appearance on the Steve Wright show on Radio 2. Screen Shot 2015-04-01 at 18.53.28

Chatting with Steve, she told the story of her accidental discovery of the healing powers of goats milk.

After her son contracted repeated bronchial infections she was advised by a farmer friend to try some raw goats milk and so, naturally, they went out and bought their first goat. animal-610088_1280

Miraculously the inhalers were discarded and the bronchial infections and asthma disappeared.

Left with plenty of goats milk to play with Shann discovered she was a bit of a dab hand at making creams, soaps and adapting the milk into a probiotic drink called Kefir.

The Kefir “re-establishes the ‘good bugs’ in the gut,” Shann told Steve this week. “We had too much milk, it was just going off in my fridge” she said. So she turned to a Russian doctor who taught her how to make this Eastern European probiotic which has also had a radical effect on her son’s eczema.

“Eczema is an autoimmune disorder,” says Shann, “autoimmune is to do with your gut, so if you drink this strain of probiotic Kefir and put it on to your skin it works to clear eczema.”

Following the discovery that the goat products had positive affects on skin problems like eczema, psoriasis and acne the Chuckling Goat was born. “I’ve been amazed to find out so many people have eczema, its shocking – it really is an epidemic. So when people started figuring out that this worked, it was anecdotal, people were passing it around to each other. It’s a two part thing, you drink the Kefir – and it tastes NASTY, I’ve got to tell you, it’s horrible stuff. You drink it over 21 days and it puts the good bugs back in.”

Shann says that her ‘little business’ has experienced a ‘tsunami’ of orders since the media interest in Kefir has exploded this week, so you may have trouble getting hold of any of this stuff. But sounds like it’s definitely worth a try.

Listen to Shann talk to Steve here .

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