Whether you face eczema, acne, rashes, or dry skin, you won’t find a permanent solution from jar. Clear skin comes from proper nutrition, and not from skin care products with exorbitantly large names and price tags.
My Search For a Clear Skin Solution
Ever since puberty, I’ve been plagued with full-blown acne. For a while, I kept my skin mildly under control with chemical laden soaps, toners, and lotions. But I always woke up to new pimples on my face, back, and chest. I felt my self-confidence melt away every time I slipped on my leotard for ballet class and saw my shoulders spotted with angry blemishes. Frantic for a solution, I invested in three figure tools like an electronic cleansing brush and handheld facial laser. Still, no luck.
Dermatologists offered no relief, either. The topical prescriptions they gave me were only effective for a couple of months before the acne bacteria became resistant to the active ingredients. As a last resort, my mom, doctor, and dermatologist all recommended I try birth control pills. Although this was a couple years ago, before I knew how things like The Pill destroys healthy gut flora, I was repulsed by the idea of further messing with my hormones. I say “further” because, before starting GAPS, the only way I could manage my colitis flares was with monstrous doses of coricosteroids which–in short–was as close to unbearable as I have ever come.
I never wanted anything like that in my body again.
Clear Skin: Diet Comes First
Since starting the GAPS diet four months ago, I have watched my all aspects of my health improve–including my skin. Not only am I breaking out less, but my rashes and hives have disappeared. My persistent athletes foot has even cleared up without anti-fungal creams. My acne is far from cured, but I know a couple of years on GAPS will lead to drastic improvement… naturally!
My personal skin journey showed me that clear skin begins inside. So I was wriggling with excitement when I got the chance to read Emily’s new ebook The Eczema Cure.
The Eczema and Gut Connection
According to The Eczema Cure, “Eczema occurs when allergens enter the blood stream and create an inflammation reaction that appears on the skin.” Obviously, cortisone creams are not going to prevent allergens from entering the bloodstream. Topical treatments offer only temporary relief and actually block your body’s attempt at communicating with you!
In most cases, eczema stops when the gut is healthy. A healthy gut– instead of a leaky gut– properly breaks down and absorbs nutrients instead of releasing undigested, irritating food particles into the bloodstream. Fortunately, healing the gut means more vitality as well as clear skin. And my favorite part? The FOOD!
Real Food for a Real Eczema Solution
The Eczema Cure offers the recipes and tools to cure eczema with real food. Most importantly, it starts at the basics and simplifies this seemingly subjective and confusing term. Learn all you need to know to get started with cleansing food, healing fats, properly prepared grains, and fermented foods. I love how Emily breaks real food preparation down into a simple, accessible format.
With The Eczema Cure, you can read the entire book in a couple of hours and know exactly where you need to start to get clear skin for a lifetime. Plus, The book comes with over 20 beautifully photographed, real food recipes!
Who Needs The Eczema Cure?
This book is not designed for those following SCD or the GAPS diet, although many of the recipes can be modified to fit those regimens. But if you are just getting started with real food, or curious about it, then this book will provide a perfect starting point. The book also explains why eczema occurs and how you can take manageable steps to reduce triggers.