Eczema diet plan for toddlers is a natural system that has been created after years of research with in depth knowledge of household remedy. In this program, you will learn what to feed your toddler, what not to feed and how to make your baby’s skin healthier.
Eczema Diet Plan – Foods that Help Eczema
Eczema, sometimes referred to as dermatitis, causes inflamed, irritated skin that is alternately dry and scaly or blistered and wet.
The direct causes of this common skin complaint are unclear as many different factors can contribute to an outbreak. Stress, fatigue, allergic reactions to chemicals or fabrics and even temperature can be to blame, but one of the most significant is diet.
Eczema can be triggered or alleviated by excluding or including different foods which may vary from one sufferer to another. However there are some foods that are distinctly bad news for anyone with eczema, and they fall mostly into the acidic food category (as opposed to the alkaline food category).
So, let’s take a look at the best diet for eczema.
How Can Our Diet Cause Eczema?
Often, eczema is caused by inflammation within the body. Essentially, inflammation is a good thing – it’s a natural immune response to infection, disease or foreign bodies that the body needs to fight or get rid of.
When we get a splinter in our finger, and the area goes red and warm, that’s our inflammatory immune response at work. If we get a fever as a result of a cold, again, that’s inflammation helping the body fight infection.
But sometimes, inflammation can build up, and become chronic. This can be caused by a poor acidic diet and lifestyle choices such as drinking alcohol regularly and smoking. By consuming acidic food, all our organs are under stress that leads to inflammation. Chronic inflammation can then lead to chronic inflammatory diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Eczema Diet Plan: My 3 Day Kid-Friendly Diet Plan For Healing Eczema
Aleshia shares a meal plan she used on her son, Jonny, that helped heal his severe eczema. If you’re looking for ideas to use of your kids, read through Aleshia’s story and her healing eczema meal plan! This eczema meal plan can also help adults heal their eczema.
I used to be that Mum who was stopped in the street by strangers every time we went out. They would notice his skin condition, then gasp and say, “Oh my goodness, what is wrong with your baby!?” I used to be that Mum who was at the GP’s office every week loading up on steroid creams. That Mum who would wake up at 2am every single morning to bathe my son and wet wrap him to help him sleep.
Now, I am that Mum who sometimes even forgets her son has allergies/eczema. We have developed a gut and skin health-focused diet and a specific eczema diet plan in order to complement strategies we have learned through doctors’ visits. Thanks to this major lifestyle overhaul and eczema diet plan, along with a few environmental changes (e.g. eliminating chemicals used in the house), my son is finally both happy and healthy!
My son’s eczema has dramatically improved since avoiding wheat, sugar, gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, nuts, nightshades, corn, yeast and mushrooms, as well as incorporating specific probiotics and supplements into his diet. Even with all these restrictions, there are so many great foods we can still eat!
Take a look at my eczema diet plan for managing my son’s allergies and eczema through food.
Winter Goodness Juice
Banana Buckwheat Pancake and Coconut Yogurt
Sweet Potato Chips
Vegetable plate with hummus
Organic Coconut Milk or Organic Rice Milk with ½ teaspoon dietary supplement.
**Before his nap, Johnny has a bottle of either rice milk or coconut milk with a half teaspoon of a dietary supplement. This is important as he is no longer breastfed, so I am concerned about his fat intake. He is not a fussy kid, and even though he doesn’t like the allergy-friendly formula, he still likes a bottle before naps and bedtime.
Avocado slices, pumpkin seeds, left over chicken pieces from the day before
Lamb steaks & Seasonal Vegetables
Dessert / Snack
Banana Nice Cream
After a bath, Johnny always has another night time snack. I like to make him a banana nice cream as I have read that potassium can help people with sleep.
Night time bottle is coconut milk or rice milk with probiotics.
Winter Goodness Juice
Banana Buckwheat Pancake with DIY Coconut Yogurt
Leftover lamb steak and pumpkin seeds
Coconut Water (from yesterday’s coconut)
4-Ingredient Easy Chocolate Chia Seed Bars (I make these in a big batch– they last about a week in the fridge).
Same as Day 1, midday bottle
4-Ingredient Easy Chocolate Chia Seed Bars
We do fishy Fridays! This means every Friday we have salmon. The essential fatty acids in salmon are great for Johnny’s eczema and brain development. This fishy Friday we did salmon, spinach and avocado on brown rice.
Banana Nice Cream
Same as above, night time bottle.
It’s Saturday! This means bacon.
Bacon Quiche Breakfast
4-Ingredient Easy Chocolate Chia Seed Bars
Johnny and I are at my Mum’s house today. She makes “Healing Kitcheri” for him.
Same as above, midday bottle.
Roast chicken pieces (My Dad’s contribution to lunch)
Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Mash with Pork & Veggies
Night time bottle
Note: Generally we do drink a lot of bone broth, although I didn’t use it in the past three days! Bone broth is excellent to use in soups, casseroles, in the slow cooker or even just with sauteed vegetables.
A lot of what I bake and cook is done in large batches so that there are always leftovers, which last another two to three days and sometimes are used as the basis for new meals.
I also have a million Ziplock bags to throw food in when we go out– seed bars are excellent to take out and about for unexpected snack attacks.
Our whole family has made the switch to clean eating since my son’s diagnosis as it has helped immensely with controlling his previously severe eczema.
An eczema-friendly diet plan for adults can help them cope with the inflammatory skin condition that can cause dry skin patches or even blisters and oozing sores. Eczema can be hereditary or caused by environmental or food allergies, which include cow’s milk, eggs, soy products, gluten, nuts, fish and shellfish. And while eliminating all of these from your diet may seem like a Herculean task, if the end result is smooth, painless skin, it may be worth it to try an eczema diet plan for adults. Adults who eliminate these triggers from their meals and incorporate anti-inflammatory foods, such as fish oil, quercetin or probiotics, into their eczema diet plan can benefit!
My husband and I have also benefited from this lifestyle change too in that we have both lost a lot of weight; our skin is clear; we have more energy than ever, and my own asthma seems to be nonexistent!
The eczema detox diet that could get rid of your kid’s itchy skin for good
If your child has itchy, inflamed skin, this nutritionist has found the 12 foods to avoid at all costs.
Watching your child struggle day in, day out with unbearably inflamed, itchy skin is a hard thing to bear. Especially when you’re aware that a lot of these symptoms are related to diet, and your little girl is a fussy eater.
Nutritionist Karen Fischer has experienced this firsthand with her daughter Ayva, as well as her own battle with psoriasis in the past. She has spent more than a decade researching eczema and in that time has successfully treated thousands of people including infants and children with the inflammatory skin condition.
What is The Eczema Detox?
With one in three infants suffering from eczema in Australia, she knew the importance of making her work available for any parent struggling through this with their own child and so developed her research into a book, The Eczema Detox.
Karen’s daughter developed eczema when she was two weeks old.
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“When she was ten months old, a nurse from the local early childhood centre who had seen her a few months earlier exclaimed, ‘Has your child still got eczema?’ and I thought, what a rude comment, eczema is a genetic condition and what could I do about it?” explained Karen.
“I was a nutritionist and I had not considered looking at treatment options for my baby beyond cortisone cream and thick ointments. As soon as the nurse mentioned Ayva might have ‘salicylate sensitivity’ a light bulb moment happened. I thought ‘I know how to fix that’.”
Karen’s book is loaded with helpful advice and recipes to help solve the eczema dilemma. Source: Supplied
Time for a low-salicylate diet
Because Ayva was under the age of one, Karen wasn’t going to start her on a supplement regime and instead decided on a standard low-salicylate diet for her daughter. Her eczema cleared until one day at a birthday party Ayva just wanted to eat what the other kids were eating. Her eczema was back and wouldn’t budge.
“She was two years old and I thought it was time to design a diet routine for her that was both low in salicylates and healthy,” Karen writes in her book.
“The aim: make her body stronger and less sensitive to food so she could eventually eat a wider variety of foods.”
“While it took time and patience, we eventually expanded Ayva’s diet so she could eat a wide range of foods without her eczema returning. Best of all she was no longer sensitive to dust mites or walnuts, and she could play with our family cat and swim in chlorinated pools without her skin flaring up.”
From mild to severe cases there are plenty of solutions to try with this diet. Source: iStock
Do you have an itchy AND fussy kid?
Children with eczema can also be quite fussy about what they’re eating. To stop you from going crazy trying to detect which foods are making them itchy and which aren’t, Karen advises you make a game out of it.
“Encourage them to become a ‘food detective’ and document their ‘itchy foods’ and their ‘happy foods’ (ones that don’t make them itch).”
Keeping a food diary is a great way for the cook of the house to see what foods should be excluded from dinner and which are going to be fine.
Karen suggests asking your fussy kids which foods make them uncomfortable. Source: Supplied
The itchy dozen
Karen has shared the 12 worst foods to feed eczema-prone kids.
- Grapes: including sultanas, raisins, grape juice
- Oranges: including orange juice
- Kiwi fruit
- Soy sauce: including tamari and other sushi sauces
- Tomatoes: including tomato sauce, canned tomatoes and tomato juice
- Dried fruits: including apricots, dates, prunes etc
- Deli meats: including sausages, ham, bacon, devon, salami
- Eggs: especially: raw egg whites hidden in mayonnaise, coleslaw dressings, pancake mix, chocolate mousse, pavlova
- Chocolate: including coffee and tea
- Dairy products: including cow’s milk, yoghurt, cheese, ice-cream, desserts, sheep and goat’s milk
As delicious as these ingredients look, they’ve got to go under this detox diet. Source: Supplied
If the thought of cooking for your fussy eaters without the use of tomato sauce is a daunting one, The Eczema Detox also includes a number of great recipes to make this whole detox thing even easier. Including, Karen’s spelt pancakes with dairy-free ice cream.
The Eczema Detox is available from health and wellness bookstores.