Our Eczema Trials: Auto Immune Paleo and Eczema
My son’s skin is so, so, SO much better than before. His severe eczema really controlled our lives and we had a very hard time managing it. We finally found a host of natural remedies for eczema that worked for his particular skin and our lives have drastically changed.
However, he still battles little flares up here and there behind his knees and around his wrists and we were fairly sure it was related to his diet, which is very clean and unprocessed, but we do allow him to splurge here and there since his flares ups are much easier to control than before thankfully due to our beloved Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream. Read more about it in: Manuka Honey Benefits: Heals Eczema Naturally.
Since my son still experienced bouts of eczema and my daughter and I have our own little nagging health issues (she gets dyshidrotic eczema behind her knees), we decided to try (AIP) Auto Immune Paleo for eczema and digestive/gut health. It wasn’t easy to get my husband on board since the diet is quite extreme. Basically you’re allowed most vegetables, fruit in moderation and organic, pastured meat. Read more about the diet in: Healing with Auto Immune Paleo. I prepped my kids, 6 and 8 years old, and told them we were going to be eating differently, healthier for a short amount of time. Together, my husband and I decided to give the diet one month and then we’d evaluate what changes had occurred in our children’s and my health and we’d decide whether to continue or not.
A few weeks in we noticed my son’s aggression was starting to subside and then after one full month his eczema was completely gone! My daughter’s too! 100% gone. I was honestly quite shocked and thrilled, but also a little discouraged. Why? Well, to be honest, while I wanted to know what was triggering this remaining bit of eczema, I was hoping it wasn’t food. We had already eliminated so much from his diet. Read about it in: Our Eczema Trials: Elimination Diet (How You Can Do It Too!) So, it was a bummer but also a revelation, if that makes sense.
But yes, AIP worked for my children’s eczema! You should try it too!
Getting started on AIP is easy with The Best of AIP 2016. It’s a collection of 115 recipes from 22 bloggers from around the world, and it’s a simple way to try new recipes and find new favorites! Get your copy here.
If you’re looking for more AIP resources and recipes, then check out The Paleo Mom’s ebook, The Paleo Approach. This books explains how to adapt the Paleo lifestyle to heal auto-immune conditions, like eczema, psoriasis, and more.
I also highly recommend the Real Plans app for AIP meal planning. I organize and plan out all my meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner, for the entire week using this online app. The app comes with quite a few AIP recipes to start with, but I purchased the AIP add-on and it’s been really great. It then gives me a complete shopping list and honesty takes out all the brain work for meal planning and man does it make everything so much simpler. You can easily add recipes manually or via links if you find some gems online or want to load up some from Best of AIP.
Get started healing your eczema with Auto Immune Paleo today. Let me know which AIP recipes become your favorite! I’ll give you one of mine…..these Plantain Fritters are amazing and kids love them! Just be sure to omit the walnuts and nutmeg to ensure they’re AIP friendly.
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