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Quick starting the Eczema Diet

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Quick starting the Eczema Diet

Variety on the Eczema diet is a great thing. Menu plans, shopping guides, recipes. They’re all great. Yet, it can be incredibly overwhelming to be dealing with eczema and then synthesising the Eczema diet to work for you. In my case, when I was suffering from eczema, everything I was eating was rich in itch-promoting salicylates. I love vegetables and every single one was on the hit list. My recovery outlined here and here, was pretty quick once I got my head around the diet. To get to recovery I had to make a complete and drastic change to my diet and...

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Can I eat beetroot if I have eczema?

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Can I eat beetroot if I have eczema?

I would like to talk about the beautiful beetroot. Beetroot is great for most eczema sufferers (Note: people with severe salicylate sensitivity should avoid beetroot as it contains moderate salicylates). It has strong alkalising properties which boosts liver detoxification of salicylates and other chemicals. It is abundant in antioxidants, folic acid and iron.  To top it off, it is a potent blood cleanser and research shows that beetroot consumption lowers blood pressure and has an aspirin like effect, reducing the risk of blood clots. I’m busy, can I use canned beetroots? Unfortunately not. Canned beetroot contains vinegar which is a 'no...

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What is buckwheat and can I eat it if I have eczema?

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What is buckwheat and can I eat it if I have eczema?

What is Buckwheat? Buckwheat is used as a gluten-free grain and it’s actually a fruit. It’s available roasted and as groats, flour, pasta and tea, and the flour can be made into pancakes or added to gluten-free muffin mixes. Unlike wheat, it’s gentle on the digestive tract and is rich in the potent antioxidant flavonoids rutin and quercetin. In experiments, rutin has been found to prevent capillary fragility and high blood pressure. Quercetin lowers the blood histamine level and it has a strong anti-inflammatory effect as it inhibits leukotrienes, which are produced during an eczema flare-up. While buckwheat flour is not...

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Red Cabbage and Younger Skin?!

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Red Cabbage and Younger Skin?!

Cabbage is a member of the mighty Brassica family, and it’s rich in vitamin C, folate and anti-cancer indoles. It is great for eczema as it is alkalising and contains no salicylates or amines! But it’s worth swapping to the red variety as red cabbage has double the amount of dietary fibre than regular white cabbage and it contains protective purple pigments. These pigments are caused by a group of antioxidants called anthocyanins, which are powerful flavonoids that have a skin-protective effect against UV sunlight when consumed frequently. Anthocyanins also help to protect blood vessels from oxidative damage, and their...

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Can I drink coffee and tea if I have eczema?

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Can I drink coffee and tea if I have eczema?

FAQ: Do I have to give up coffee and tea while I’m on The Eczema Diet and if so, what are the eczema-friendly alternatives? People often ask eczema nutritionist Karen Fischer “Do I have to give up coffee and tea while on The Eczema Diet or Eczema Detox programs?”. She says, yes but don't worry there are healthier alternatives. So how do you get your coffee fix without an eczema flare-up? Karen says “While coffee and tea are rich in salicylates (a natural pesticide which can worsen eczema) and caffeine, an eczema-friendly alternative is decaffeinated coffee without dairy. Favour organic...

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