I just returned from a trip to Ohio. It was great spending quality time with my family and catching up with friends.
While at dinner one day, one of my friends, let’s call her Amy, shared how her son is suffering from eczema. Typically when we suffer from a skin disorder, our natural tendency is to get a topical cream from our doctor or buy something over the counter.
Amy preferred treating her son’s eczema naturally and leaned towards my friend Natalie striking up a conversation about essential oils. Natalie is big on essential oils and loves using them.
The conversation quickly goes into how essential oils can help treat Amy’s son’s eczema. I think this is great. If something can be treated topically naturally, awesome!
But, with eczema using any topical treatment whether natural or not will not cure it. It will only treat the symptom in the near term.
Healing skin disorders starts from the inside out.
It’s a good practice to consult with a health coach, nutritionist, or Naturopath who knows how to heal though diet and lifestyle.
You probably wouldn’t have thought to do that and neither did Amy.
I asked Amy to share what her son typically ate.
She said that her son was a picky eater and only had a few favorite foods that he ate often. They were:
- Cheddar cheese
- Parmesan cheese
What do these foods have in common?
They are all fermented and sour tasting. Fermented, sour, and spicy foods all create too much heat in the body.
If you’re primarily a Pitta energy type, and your diet heavily includes these types of foods, then a skin disorder such as eczema will be a natural symptom.
Replacing and eliminating these foods are the best option to heal.
- Replace granola and yogurt with milk or almond milk instead.
- Replace hard cheeses like cheddar or Parmesan with a soft cheese like Brie.
I’ve even seen the same with my adult Pitta clients who love their hard cheeses and wine. A diet consisting of way too much heat since both wine and cheese is fermented.
Casey was a Finance executive who unwinds every evening with a glass of wine and loved her cheeses. Adapting the changes were really tough.
But after she significantly reduced her intake of wine and cheese, all heat inducing and causes inflammation, her skin improved and was glowing.
Summer’s here and you’re ready to rock your new shorts, dresses, and off shoulder tops. How amazing would it feel to have radiant skin with your summer looks?
Pretty freakin awesome!
Lots of Love,