The new year brought a new level of detox for me, a new level of desire to detox. My eczema has reached the stage of manageable, I can keep it in control but haven’t quite healed. I’m ready to heal! I started poking around YouTube about healing eczema, it’s the one aspect of the internet I hadn’t poked around on already. I found a wealth of information and the most compelling cases actually came from a few sources, all of which had healed themselves of severe eczema and stayed eczema free for over 2 years.
Severe Eczema vs Eczema
Severe eczema is different than just eczema. I’ve noticed there are is a level of eczema many experience of a few patches of dry red skin that come and go with seasons and certain foods. There are loads of them on YouTube that will give you a very basic and simple prescription of a lotion and no eggs and send you on your way. But that is far from the type of eczema I have and therefore it was necessary I avoid that level of teaching and healing.
YouTube Channels for Severe Eczema
The channels I found that compelled me the most prescribed a vegan diet, no oils and no coffee. They also prescribed a deeper level of detox with daily exercise to pump the lymphatic system, weekly enemas and juicing. I was on board! For one I was ready for this level of healing and two I had already started removing a lot of animal products from my diet for a variety of reasons. For one thing, I had found the cost of keeping up with the Paleo diet way too costly. Grass fed beef, wild fish and so forth are very expensive.
So at the end of February I embraced the vegan diet and instantly fell in love. I’ll write more about that later, but for now let me introduce you to some fantastic guidance within this realm.
- Rob Stuart – healed himself from severe eczema after being addicted to pot, alcohol and fast food. Pretty direct in his message, provides very good direction.
- EczemaHealing.org – had severe eczema on his face. Very encouraging and great direction.
- Stefan’s Health Quest – Stefan currently has eczema and is incorporating the advice of the above channels as I am. You can follow his journey and join his Facebook group which is a fantastic source of support!
Why Vegan? Why No Oil? And Why No Coffee?
Basically in one word, acidity. In order to heal my digestion and clear the pathways for detoxification the body must be alkaline. Acidity defeats alkalinity. And meat products clog the pipes, I need the pipes to be clear and moving the toxins out. The toxicity of meat and dairy is a bit counterproductive as well.
Oil is a highly processed by product of a whole food. In order to incorporate a whole foods diet I must removed the highly processed items like oil. Most oils are rancid and cut with cheaper oils anyway, I was already in the process of removing this from my diet. So instead of olive oil I eat olives. Instead of avocado oil I eat avocados.
Honestly I feel like my diet fits more in line with the true definition of paleo now than it did before. The amount of processed foods I eat is negligible compared with what I was eating on the paleo diet.
I have had a few ups and downs as I learn to incorporate a whole new diet into my life. But so far I absolutely love it and
I’ll outline some of the bumps and bruises I’ve experienced later so you can avoid them!