Eczema is one of the worst things a baby can to endure. Head to toe, covered in itch. Late night crying sessions, no sleep, bloody sheets, body greased up with vaseline and a very tired momma. I know how hard it all is. I have been there. For 9 years we were there. Until I couldn't take it any longer. When my son was 9 years old, I decided to take my his healing into my own hands. No more doctors. No more steroids. No more confusion & wondering how to help him. I found our path with PLANTS. For 9 years my son struggled with CHRONIC eczema that caused him physical, emotional and mental pain. I've used to cover him head to toe in Vaseline, non stick pads with high dose steriods on the open wounds, salt baths happened multiple times a day, duct taped socks on both his ankles and hands, putting him in only polyester clothes because everything else was uncomfortable & irritated his skin and lots of lots of tears. We have tried IT ALL. We have used every skin cream, lotion, gel our there. Both prescription & over the counter. We tried different diets like just gluten free, grain free, AIP, paleo, keto and while he had better times here and there, he always struggled. Why was this??
I was initially introduced to the healing power of plant based foods through the radio show on Eczema by Medical Medium. It helped me get a good idea of where to start and how to go forward! I went grocery shopping for all the healing foods like watermelon, wild blueberries, bananas and mangoes. Lettuces, peppers, onions, greens of all kinds, potatoes and cabbages. While a lot of people healing skin conditions have to cut back on things like grains, he did not. We omitted all animal foods and added in a lot of potatoes, salads, salsas, roasted veggies and HUGE smoothies every single morning. Smoothies would be a mixture of wild blues, banana, pineapple, cherries, mango, strawberry and spinach with coconut water. Sometimes I would add in some barley grass juice powder and spirulina. Fruit is the best way for a lot of people to clear up any condition!
Since REMOVING high animal protein and replacing that with astringent and antioxidant fruits, he started healing almost immediately!
The only things he avoided were these things: Animal products, soy, corn, wheat, refined sugars and limited OILS like coconut or olive.
I added in a couple supplements like zinc, lemon balm and b12 as well. You can find the kids choice supplements on THIS post! But he honestly was not always on them, we are working on being consistent but truly he healed without many supplements at all!
For him, he started clearing up within a week but I know that's not the story for everyone. I am SO THANKFUL that 1 year later my son is basically eczema FREE. He can wear any kind of clothing with no discomfort, he sleeps at night instead of itches, he uses only my homemade salve instead of steroids and I'm his advocate, his doctor and chef. His healing happens in my kitchen. I'm so proud of this kid for accepting this diet & for sticking with it. He's AMAZING and I'm just so thankful to God for his healing.
I want you to know we've been in every kind of situation with his healing. We've been to MANY doctors, so many specialists. I've trusted many of them to take care of my son and help us. I was once someone who didn't think twice about food and what medicine could be doing to us. I get it. But I also know true healing not only for myself but for my son.
I once received a message from someone who had a conversation with a mom that has a child with eczema. This mom has her beliefs 100% in her dermatologist and thinks that food as medicine is "voodoo". She stated that diet has NOTHING to do with eczema and in fact it is genetic based on what her dermatologist told her and "research." Obviously this was disturbing to me because of my own personal experience with healing eczema. Listen, I was there. As a 3 month old baby, my son was covered in eczema from head to toe, scabs everywhere, he was always bleeding, he never slept, he cried constantly & I had my trust in all kinds of specialists. Dermatologists, pulmonologist, Immunologist, allergist, etc. I was NEVER told by any of them to really take a look into his diet. I saw plenty, believe me. Why is it that because doctors say it's our genes, that it's our fault, do we not question that? Why do you think they don't address diet but instead push treatments? Treatments don't heal you. They are a bandaid! Hey, I know not all doctors are in it for the money. I know some doctors WANT to help! But you have to stop & look at the facts here. The majority of our conditions comes from a toxic overload in our organs & not having proper nutrition to support that. You MAY have genetic factors in your family line that carry down all kinds of pathogens & viruses & tons of heavy metals from environmental factors & vaccines BUT that does not mean you are doomed with ANY illness or disease. Until the medical community accepts that pathogenic and environmental factors ARE involved in disease, they're not going to be able to help people recover from any condition. We do NOT have eczema in our family but we DO have many other conditions that stem from the same issues. Toxins, viruses and heavy metals.
I chose to be my son's advocate, his researcher & doctor & his life changed. ANY condition can be prevented, healed, or greatly improved with a PROPER diet. Please research a WHOLE FOODS PLANT BASED DIET for prevention & for healing. My son is PROOF of this lifestyle & it is 100% REAL.
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