"Are we allergic to food or are we increasingly allergic to what has been done to it?" Robyn O'Brien
Have you or your children ever experienced eczema? Back in February, our boy had a lil' bout of it on the bottom of his foot - pretty odd and tickly location. It's like a dry, red, itchy and painful area, that can get pretty inflamed over time.
His pediatrician was quick to prescribe a Corticosteroid cream. I was skeptical. But I felt to be a good mom, I should at least try what the doctor was offering. We applied it for about 3 days morning and night. No such luck. I didn't like the idea of this stuff coursing through his blood stream, causing whatever havoc pharmaceutical drugs have on little bodies. So I stopped and tried something else.
I knew that most skin issues are related to some imbalance in the gut. But I also found food allergies are the most common cause of chronic eczema. We had a rough month of stomach viruses and head colds. Very rough. Once we came through, I started the AIP (autoimmune protocol). After about just over a week, his rash disappeared and has thankfully not returned since.
What remedies or foods have you tried to heal your eczema or other skin issues with food and diet?
Food Rx for Eczema
Eggs - this one is very common
Gluten containing foods
Industrial seed oils - safflower, sunflower, corn, cottonseed, canola and soybean
Goat Milk Kefir (1)
Pre/probiotic Fermented Foods
EFAs (essential fatty acids) (3,4)
• wild caught fatty fish like salmon
• flax oil or seeds
• olive oil
Other Natural Foods
• coconut oil
• collagen peptides for scaring
RESOURCES: 1. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4205980/GOAT-cured-eczema-superbug-SHANN-NIX-JONES.html 2. Murray, Michael T., Joseph E. Pizzorno, and Lara Pizzorno. "Eczema." The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods. Place of Publication Not Identified: Time Warner International, 2006. N. pag. Print. 3. http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/71/1/367s.full#sec-6 4. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2003/05/28/eczema-part-four.aspx