Alternative Eczema/Acne Treatment:
It has been documented since the early 1970's that poor diet and food allergies could be related to Eczema, or that there could be improvements in an Eczema individual by putting them on a specific Eczema Diet. Often Eczema individuals have physical symptoms as well that could be due to food allergies such as, asthma, chronic ear infections, migraines, chronic infections, etc. Certain foods and food additives can trigger eczema, and when tested, a change in diet will bring success. A diet (free of artificial colorings and salicylates).
The eczema diet should be free of artificial colors and flavors. Many breakfast cereals, candies, chips, breakfast bars, ice creams, boxed macaroni and cheese, canned ravioli's, sodas, and pretty much everything people with poor nutrition like to eat, contains artificial colors and flavors. Our Standard American Diet (SAD) consists of processed foods, red meat, refined carbohydrates, food additives, soft drinks, and fried foods. With that said, it is a good idea for the whole family to follow a better diet.
Eczema Diet Information:
Since an individual with Eczema could be having adverse reactions to a specific type of food, we suggest cutting these foods from their diet for two weeks. These foods include:
- Any Food with Food Colorings
- Dairy Products (especially cow's milk)
- Yellow Foods (especially corn or squash, bananas are okay)
- Fruit Juices
- Sugar And Candy (Cut intake by 100%)
- Aspartame, NutraSweet or other artificial sweetners
- Processed Meats
- Fried Foods (Cut intake by 100%)
Eczema Diet Information Tips:
- Incorporate some old family recipes, using all natural ingredients, into your family dinners
- Serve a high protein breakfast (60% protein/40% carbohydrates)
- Keep an even balance of protein to carbohydrates for lunch and dinner (50%/50%)
- Eat plenty of raw organic vegetables and fruit
- Cook extra meat while cooking dinner and use it as sandwich meat or make a salad with it
- Make up protein shakes a head of time and store them in the freezer. Protein shakes are great for breakfast or in between snacks
- Studies have shown that many with eczema are deficient in Zinc. Good sources of Zinc are organ meats, seafood (especially shellfish) and legumes (beans and peas).
Eczema Could Be Caused By Other Conditions, That Show Similar Symptoms.
- Allergies and Sensitivities to food (dairy, grains, peanuts, food dye) and the environment (grass, pollen, animal dander).
- Exposure to Toxins can cause hyperactivity, attention deficits, irritability, and learning problems. Children are more vulnerable to toxins than adults. Toxins include pesticides, gasoline fumes, herbicides, disinfectants, furniture polishes, air fresheners, synthetic rugs and carpets, and beds made of synthetic materials and/or dust-laden homes.
- Mild to High Lead levels, even in the absence of clinical lead poisoning, is the leading cause of toxin-induced hyperactivity. Research shows that children with even mildly elevated lead levels suffer from reduced IQs, attention deficits, and poor school performance.
- Fluoride is a toxic chemical that has been linked with increased lead absorption, learning disabilities, attention disorders, hyperactivity, behavior problems, mottled teeth, decreased fertility, bone loss, and decreased I.Q. Fluoride is found in most toothpastes and has been added to many area water supplies.
- High Mercury levels can be caused by mercury amalgam dental fillings. When people grind their teeth, they are at risk for high mercury levels in the body. Another cause is from eating large amounts of cold-water fish such as tuna and salmon.
- Thousands of people each year are exposed to toxic levels and poisoned by carbon monoxide each year. Sources of this gas include heaters and other gas appliances, such as fireplaces, dryers, and water heaters.
- Intestinal Parasites rob the body of needed nutrients.
- Streptococcus Bacteria, better known as 'strep', can cause eczema.
- Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) can stem from thyroid disorders, liver or pancreatic problems, adrenal gland abnormalities, or insufficient diet.
- Hyper or hypothyroidism is an imbalance in metabolism that occurs from an overproduction or underproduction of thyroid hormones. This imbalance may cause a variety of behaviors and may affect all body functions.
- Some Drugs (both prescription and illegal) can cause eczema.
- Malnutrition or improper diet
- B-vitamin deficiency
- Iron deficiency
- Lack of Exercise
- Lack of Sleep
- Viral or Bacterial infections
- Early-onset Diabetes
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