Want to Heal Eczema Naturally? Read This!

Heal Your Eczema Naturally

You can heal your eczema naturally.

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.

The Eczema Cure DaughterShould You Read this Book?

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!

Click here to get your copy of The Eczema Cure

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!

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This post is part of Eat Make Grow ThursdayMonday ManiaFat TuesdayReal Food Wednesday.


  1. Thanks for this! My daughter gets eczema and we discovered it is caused by gluten. If we keep the gluten out of her diet she doesn’t have outbreaks unless she goes swimming! I make her an eczema cream but you are so right, creams just mask what is going on inside. I always tell people to take a look at what they are eating because skin issues are telling you there is a bigger internal problem. Ill have to check this book out!

    This is my recipe for eczema salve if anyone needs it. http://www.naturallivingmamma.com/2012/01/28/ellies-eczema-salve-improved/

    • Mindy says:

      You’re welcome, Amanda! That’s so good you were able to figure out the trigger for your daughter. Thanks for sharing your salve recipe; sometimes some relief is very much welcome while the internal issues are figured out! I think you’ll love this book. :-)

  2. Great post! My daughter’s eczema also went away on GAPS. My husband is not doing GAPS and he has issues with this too – I keep wishing he’d at least get tested for food allergies…I think it would make a huge difference. Have a great weekend!

    • Mindy says:

      That’s great your daughter’s eczema went away on GAPS, Heather! I know what you mean about your husband. We suspect a food intolerance or two for my hubby, but he’s not quite willing to see for sure. :-)

  3. Jennifer says:

    I’ve seen this book mentioned elsewhere and I really want to read it. Great to read your review on it. When my son’s eczema was at it’s worst, I considered the GAPS diet, but thankfully we’ve since determined most his triggers and didn’t end up need to go through with the diet.

    • Mindy says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Jennifer! I’m glad you enjoyed the review. That’s great that you were able to figure out your son’s triggers for his eczema!


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