Posts tagged eczema diet
Posts tagged eczema diet
Do you eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables? Click here to read more on the benefits of the different colors and the varieties of fruits and vegetables that come in each color! :)
So I purchased some (pretty expensive) manuka honey some time ago and gave it a try. For a week I spread some on my test ankle and wrapped it in saran wrap overnight.
I don’t think the manuka honey helped. The eczema rash spread. Now, whether this was the natural course of my ankle eczema or if it was due to the manuka honey (or saran wrap plastic) OR other environmental factors - I don’t know. What I do know is that the manuka honey obviously wasn’t making my situation any better thus I stopped this test treatment plan.
Oh well. At least it’s totally edible.
If you need some extra iron…
If you need some additional calcium…
Veggie combo at Blue Nile Restaurant in Hamilton. Delicious and inexpensive.
Photo courtesy of macchupikachu.
I’m sure all of us know this non-food
artificial sweetener. What you might not know is that the MSG abbreviation expands to Monosodium Glutamate. I’ve noticed this in a lot of instant foods such as instant noodles, instant potatoes, and even Campbell’s soup. Keep a keen eye out for monosodium glutamate in the ingredients list!
Hi nekonekonet. Hope you’re doing well. It certainly sucks to have eczema, doesn’t it? But I’m glad to see that you’re not giving up! Thank you for taking the time to send me a message.
In terms of food that help and don’t help, I wish I can give you a solid answer. Everyone’s body is different and reacts differently to foods. But I would say do your best to avoid junk/processed/bad stuff. This includes soda, caffeine, alcohol, pastries, chips, instant noodles, white bread (eat whole grain instead), etc. If you’re ready to take it a step further, I recommend reducing your red meat and dairy intake as well.
Meanwhile, try to add in more green/leafy vegetables in your diet. Things like brocolli, kale, spinach, alfalfa sprouts, cucumber, and celery.
I recommend keeping a food journal where you log everything you eat. Make note of any suspicious foods that may have made your eczema situation worse. Usually I would suggest increasing your intake of fruit, but I know that some people have mentioned that certain fruits exacerbate their eczema.
This was the website that motivated me to make a large change in my diet: Eczema natural healing – discover how I healed myself from eczema naturally
If you’re a keener, feel free to drop by this link for some more reading: Sanwichsays 2012 Overview
First time I’ve heard of this term. It is synonymous with semi-vegetarianism which means that it is a largely vegetarian diet with small amounts of meat. Sounds like my diet right now. Though I’m largely avoiding meat, with the exception of fish, I find that I eat chicken maybe once a week.
Hello! I actually did not experience any major swelling or significant deterioration of the quality of my skin when I began to eat healthy. So I would say “no”. My face puffed up a little bit and my skin didn’t seem any worse, but I think it’s because of a few things: (1) I took on 6 months of the Traditional Chinese Medicine which “flushes out” the toxins in your liver. My skin became significantly more red in the first few weeks of this treatment; and (2) I had cut out prescription creams at the same time.
I’m sure that I would have faced the healing crisis if I didn’t take any of that Traditional Chinese Herbal Tea, but I had it pretty easy when I started eating healthy.
I had researched a bit into the paleolithic diet and I had followed it at first. But I’m trying to cut out seafood as they are common allergens. However, I still consume fish due to the essential fatty oils. So I suppose that I’m on the paleo diet sort-of. My eczema diet isn’t very strict so I wouldn’t be able to give an accurate response on how I reacted. I appreciate you taking the time in sending me a lovely note :)
Some of these contradict my research of foods that would be good for an eczema diet (ex. miso, tamari), but otherwise still contains helpful information.
Have any of you heard of consuming garlic RAW? I’m no nutritionist so I wouldn’t be able to relay just how it works, but let me quote from this website:
Infections from the growth of candida albican is common among eczema patients. Candida albicans is a type of yeast-like fungus that can cause weakening of the immune system and infection known as candidiasis. Garlic is known to be the ultimate herb for fighting candida albicans. Some call it the ultimate antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral medicinal food. Garlic is best used fresh. Raw organic garlic destroys bacteria and boosts immune function.
Garlic is high in sulfur, which is one of the most important minerals needed by your body to do its detoxification work.
To maximize garlic’s superlative antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-parasitical activity, use it in the following way. Before going to sleep at night, finely chop 2 cloves of garlic. Put the chopped garlic on a tablespoon and swallow it with water. Do not chew it. There will be absolutely no garlic odor on your breath if you do not chew the garlic.
Your first bowel movement after starting will have a garlic odor. This is a wonderful sign that this superfood was active in your GI tract while you were sleeping and regenerating. Garlic tirelessly patrols your intestinal tract all night long, as a “toxic-garbage cop” helping to neutralize, dismantle, and eliminate bacteria, viruses, parasites and carcinogens.Build up to 3 cloves every night. Do not eat raw garlic more than 2 weeks in a row
It’s a pretty low-commitment treatment option, so it won’t be a significant change to your daily regimen. Something to consider!