My Eczema Story
A red, itchy rash would randomly show up on my arms throughout my childhood and teenage years. Sometimes it would get a bit scaly, sometimes it would just be a few spots. We had no idea what caused it and the solution was to put some cortisone cream on it. It would go away for a while, but would always come back again.
Fast forward to my mid-twenties when I discovered I had multiple food intolerances. I found that after removing foods, such as wheat and dairy, I only had eczema on my arms if I ate some of those foods. I finally knew what caused it in the first place!
These days, unless I increase my probiotics too quickly, my eczema has been reversed. It’s such a relief to not deal with the rash on my arms and to know that the cause of it is being treated rather than just the symptoms.
How to Cure Eczema Naturally
Do you struggle with eczema or other skin issues? Fortunately, you can reverse and heal your eczema, too! I recently had the opportunity to read The Eczema Cure by Emily Bartlett of the Holistic Kid blog. She’s put together a wonderful resource for doing just that. I wish I had this available years ago so that I could have avoided all of the cortisone cream I kept slathering on my arms.
What causes eczema, anyway? If you’re thinking it has something to do with your gut, you’re right! Emily says,
Eczema occurs when allergens enter the blood stream and create an inflammation reaction that appears on the skin. But why do some people get eczema when others do not?
Some of the factors that contribute to a personʼs susceptibility to eczema include genetic predisposition, immune system weakness and/or overload, and stress. But the root issue involved with eczema is almost always underlying digestive weakness. Even if you donʼt experience tummy upset, your digestive system may be impaired due to poor diet, stress, or other factors.
The Eczema Cure, p.7
The key, as with so many things, is to heal and seal your gut. You may be thinking, ”Can’t I just do that with the GAPS diet?” You certainly can! That’s what I’m working on right now, which has led to the healing of my eczema. However, the GAPS diet is a big commitment, and if you’re not quite ready to take the full plunge, The Eczema Cure may be just right for you.
You may also not even need to try the GAPS diet to heal your gut, and therefore your eczema, with the steps outlined in Emily’s book. This is just what Emily did to help heal her young daughter’s eczema. You can see the difference from the pictures below.
If you’re already doing the GAPS diet, then you may not need this ebook. There are some great GAPS-legal recipes that Emily shared, along with several others that could be easily modified to work for GAPS.
This ebook is really ideal for those who want to:
- treat their eczema without resorting to steroid creams.
- follow an easy-to-read guide for healing their gut.
- learn how to gently detoxify their body.
- help ease their little one’s discomfort from eczema.
- find which supplements and nutrients will help their body heal.
- heal their gut while eating all sorts of delicious food, such as pizza, Thai curry, carnitas, and ice cream!
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this ebook for review, but all opinions expressed here are entirely my own. There are affiliate links in this post. If you purchase this ebook, I will earn a small commission. Thank you for supporting my site!