Karen Fischer is an Australian nutritionist and award-winning author of The Healthy Skin Diet (published in 2009 by Rodale, ISBN 978-190574-450-3). Twelve years ago Karen's daughter developed eczema soon after she was born. By the age of two, her daughter's eczema had become so severe that Karen decided it was time to find her own solution. She began researching eczema and devised a diet programme that soon saw her daughter's eczema disappear. Spurred on from her success, Karen spent an additional ten years researching the causes of eczema and began successfully treating eczema patients; some who contact Karen from as far as the UK seeking her unique eczema advice.