How to heal eczema naturally
How to heal eczema naturally. One of the best ways to learn is through other peoples experiences because they have already sacrificed, made the mistakes, and done the work. They are living proof that it can be done, which is motivation to those of us who haven’t accomplished it yet. For those who are suffering from eczema, you may find inspiration in Susan Valkai story. She doesn’t speak of alkalinity, but she does talk about focusing on eliminating low fiber, inflammatory, refined foods, and incorporating more of the high fiber, anti-inflammatory, and high nutrient-dense foods into our diet. In time by incorporating more of these foods, it is possible to live free of eczema.
Below is a video where Susan explains her experience. The major points in the video are also highlighted below.
Susan started to eat a plant-based diet to clear her skin of eczema. She reaped some benefits of changing her diet but had no idea what she was doing, so she went to a dietician to learn how to eat. The dietician told her that she wasn’t getting enough protein, and prescribed a diet that included meat and dairy. Soon after the changes, her “eczema got a whole lot worse.” She became depressed, and months later went vegetarian, and later vegan.
Susan did what a lot of people do when they are first starting their journey into eating a plant-based diet. She ate a lot of meat and cheese substitutes, along with other foods that weren’t aiding in her recovery. It wasn’t until she started to focus on the foods that didn’t irritate her eczema that she began to notice lasting progress.
The handful of foods that don’t cause eczema
- High Phytonutrient Foods – Phytonutrient (pronounced fight-o-nutrient) literally means plant nutrient. You want your food to have lots of nutrients that will fuel your immune system and your microbiome. For a list of foods and more information on phytonutrients click here.
- High Fiber Foods – Food that are high in fiber helps rid the body of waste. We want our digestive system working optimally. High fiber foods can help fill you up, can clean you out, and makes achieving your weight loss goals a whole lot easier.
- High Anti-Inflammatory Foods – One of the most powerful tools to combat inflammation comes not from the pharmacy, but from the grocery store. “Many experimental studies have shown that components of foods or beverages may have anti-inflammatory effects,” says Dr. Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology in the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. We want to stick with a high anti-inflammatory food, and those are fruits, vegetables, certain grains, and beans.
- Food High In Water Content – You want to hydrate the cells and skin from the inside out. Water supports your body by fortifying the body’s 11 organ systems, from the cardiovascular and digestive systems to the skeletal and urinary systems. This may sound funny, but eat your water. Eat more foods that our high in water content.
Focus on five food groups
- Fruits – berries and apples and oranges and dried fruits like raisins.
- Vegetables – lots of greens like kale, spinach, chard, and broccoli.
- Grains and Other Starches – quinoa, black rice, and potatoes
- Beans– lentils and black beans, kidney beans and pintos and soybeans.
- Seeds and Nuts – raw almonds and walnuts and seeds and olive oil and avocados.
These are just a few suggestions, but certainly not limited to the above.
Foods to start getting rid of.
We’ve learned about the foods we should be eating, but we have yet to tackle the food we should eliminate.
- Refined Carbohydrates – white flower and white sugar
- Refined Oil – soybean oil, canola oil, corn oil, safflower oil. She suggests cooking with water or broth instead.
- Coffee and Alcohol – wreaks havoc on the liver.
- Dairy – This is not a product that she included, but in order to maximize your recovery and alkaline the body, getting rid of milk is requested. Many people who eat alkaline to rid themselves of eczema, this is the first thing they eliminate.
- Meat – Again, this product is not mentioned, but definitely recommended to be one of the products you eliminate from your diet.
Making changes to how you eat is simple, but not easy. Breaking bad habits and establishing new, healthy routines always requires patience. Understanding that sometimes failure is part of the process, helps us to stay positive as opposed to beating ourselves up. Learn about the 8 tips that can help you move towards a plant-based diet, clicking here.
Greetings, my name is Kam Kyser aka Omfit Kam, and I am a personal trainer and yoga instructor. I am passionate about the world of fitness and nutrition. I’m always looking for ways to improve what I know and to help others along their spiritual and fitness journey. If you have any suggestions, comments, or questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I would love to hear from you.