Eczema

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Diet plays a huge role.

Your skin is the biggest organ and the number one detoxifier. Skin issues are a telltale sign that you are carrying a huge internal toxic load. The first thing you must consider when dealing with eczema is food allergies.

Intestinal permeability (aka. leaky gut) can be another factor that affects eczema. When one has gut permeability one has a greater chance of getting eczema. Some symptoms that indicate you may have leaky gut:

  • constantly gassy
  • food allergies
  • trouble digesting foods
  • tingling sensations in body (especially fingers)

What Foods Can Cause Gut Permeability?

  • Gluten
  • Dairy
  • Sugar
  • Soy
  • Corn
  • Peanuts

Check out 5 Reasons You Need to Detox to learn more about how to eliminate potential issues from your diet and see if it makes an impact.

Fix your Gut

Most people with eczema have some sort of gut dysbiosis, since the skin is a reflection of what is going inside the body.

Reduce stress

We often overlook stress and don’t realize the extent that it affects us. Studies have shown that both stress and gut inflammation can impair the integrity and protective function of the epidermal barrier.  This in turn leads to a decrease in antimicrobial peptides produced in the skin and an increase in the severity of infection and inflammation in the skin.

It’s simple:  the more stressors you have in your life via your job, family, finances, and yes health, the greater the opportunity for gut permeability to occur.  The more you stress, the bigger the burden on your body.

Get enough rest

Sleep is vitally important to healing. And resetting your circadian rhythm is possible (if a little tricky).

Get Your Omega-3’s 

Your skin is made up of fatty acids. If you have low levels of omega-3 and high levels of omega-6 (which have been shown to cause inflammation) that is a disaster waiting to happen. A severe deficiency of omega-3 fatty acids can result in dry skin, hair loss and an impaired immune system. One result of eczema is a loss of the barrier function of the skin. Healthy omega-3 fats, such as those found in fish, pasture-raised beef and dairy, flax, and nut and seed oils, lubricate our skin and help rebuild its barrier function.

Get Your Vitamin D Checked

Vitamin D controls your immune system– and it controls your inflammatory response.