I have had eczema my entire 17 years on this planet. I’ve been through stages where it’s not too bad, and I’ve been through other stages when I literally refuse to leave my house because I’m so ashamed of having disgusting red, raw and itchy skin. I’ve been to the doctors countless times and they can no longer suggest anything, and I’ve also been to a dermatologist, but no one understands why it’s not getting any better! They’ve thrown countless amounts of steroids, tablets and moisturizers at me, but barely any of it works, and I’d rather not use steroid creams because of how dangerous they are for you.
So basically, my main thought at the moment is that it’s something on the inside of my body that’s making my skin bad. I’ve read countless posts and stories of people that have taken something from their diet and their skin heals itself and becomes almost normal. Also, the skin basically shows you how you treat your body; if you eat something you’re allergic to, your skin reacts, it screams at you saying there’s something wrong!
So this is my plan: the Paleo diet, otherwise known as the caveman diet. Basically this diet consists of everything cavemen used to eat and nothing more, none of the processed foods that you come across nowadays, no chemical-ridden sweeties and artificial meals. Our bodies were not built for all the foods we ingest these days, so it tells us to stop eating it through our skin!
I have researched this to death, and I’ve even found photos of people who recover from eczema after being on this diet! I’ve just recently started the diet so it won’t work yet, I won’t really know the full result until about 2 months from now. On this blog I will keep you up-to-date on how my skin reacts to this new diet!
At the moment my skin is okay, dry but not that red, I’ve recently used a VERY strong steroid cream, so that’s why my skin is okay, but it’ll wear off soon & my skin will probably flare up again, unless the diet kicks in! So I hope you will follow me on this journey!