I’ve been curious about The Eczema Cure: Heal From the Inside Out with Real Food by Emily Bartlett for a while now. I’ve even mentioned it to a friend whose son has eczema with the caveat that I had not read it myself. Well, I finally downloaded the book and I’m impressed. Discussing why traditional medicine often fails to cure eczema, Bartlett says:
The common western treatments for eczema include: steroid creams, non-steroid petroleum based lotions, antihistamines, and anti-itch medicines. These medications work with varying degrees of success, but typically after a variable period of time, the eczema flares again – sometimes while the medications are still being used.
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These treatments fail because stopping the rash does not resolve the reason why the rash is happening in the first place. Eczema (and in fact, most skin conditions) is a reflection of a deeper, internal imbalance typically originating from poor digestion. When a dermatologist gives you creams and medicines to make the skin clear, the internal issues are not addressed.
According to the author, eczema may manifest itself externally, but is, at it’s core, almost always an internal digestive issue with Leaky Gut Syndrome most likely the root cause.
In The Eczema Cure: Heal From the Inside Out with Real Food, Emily Bartlett, holistic health practitioner and licensed acupuncturist, outlines a 4 step plan of action to cure eczema from the inside out:
- Identify and avoid triggers
- Put out the fire
- Strengthen your defenses
- Heal your eczema with Real food
What I didn’t expect when I opened this book was that it would be such a rich source of information on real food, with lots of instruction for preparing food in a way that assures good digestion for maximum nourishment. And the author includes lots of great recipes for foods that heal. This book, in my opinion, would be a valuable resource for anyone trying to heal digestive issues, not just for those with eczema.
Bartlett says, “Some babies are born with eczema or develop it shortly after birth. Officially, the cause is “unknown,” but one theory really seems to stand out – the parents poor gut flora is passed along to baby, leaving the child susceptible to gut dysbiosis and systemic inflammation.” The before and after photo above is of the author’s daughter. On the left, she is 10 months old and is sensitive to wheat, dairy, and strawberries. On the right, she is 2 and her skin is clear after her mom implemented the protocol shared in The Eczema Cure.
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