Eczema is one of the most common skin disorders in the USA and the world as well. It affects more than 30 million people at the moment, which is about 10% of the American population. There are many variations of the condition, and most of them manifest through dry and itchy skin which is covered by scab-like lesions.
There are many commercial products that can treat eczema, but they almost always work on the symptoms and not the underlying problem. However, there are many natural remedies against eczema, and also a few simple solutions such as dietary changes which can soothe the itching and work on the underlying cause.
Recently, a woman named Hanna shared her experience with eczema on the Internet. At 35, Hanna was diagnosed with eczema which has spread almost all over her body. Hanna was in so much pain that she had to wrap her skin in plastic before putting on clothes. Besides the eczema, she was experiencing high blood pressure, urinary tract infections and fatigue as well.
Hanna tried all the products and remedies that exist. In the end, doctors shockingly recommended chemotherapy as there was no other thing that can help. However, she refused the treatment and started looking for a solution online. Eventually, Hanna stumbled upon an article which said that simple dietary changes could cure the condition. She decided to try it, and in just a short time, her condition was much improved. The UTIs were gone, her blood pressure went back to normal, and most importantly, the lesions started disappearing.
How dietary changes help against eczema
Science has officially classified eczema as an autoimmune disease. This means that the immune system cells are attacking the skin cells which they’ve identified as intruders, which results in the condition. Although eczema can be caused by pollen, stress and other external triggers, it is usually caused by certain foods. This is why you need to change your diet in order to defeat the condition.
Hanna’s anti-eczema diet
Although the list below will work for most people, the anti-eczema diet is personal and varies from person to person. In the beginning, you’ll need to drink more water and natural juices as well. Here are the foods which Hanna included and excluded from her diet:
Foods to exclude from your diet
- Dairy products
- Nightshade plants
Foods to include in your diet
- Green leafy vegetables
- Healthy fats (coconut oil, avocado)
- Sweet potatoes and squash
- Fermented foods
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