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Learn 3 foods to avoid with eczema so you can heal eczema naturally and start feeling better.

Foods to avoid with eczema

There are certain foods you should avoid if you have eczema. Today, I’m going to tell you about three foods that cause eczema flare-ups.

I created a post around this already however, I had one of the foods wrong and that was sugar.

You definitely want to avoid white, refined sugar. It offers no benefits at all (but there’s another food that’s worse, more on that in a minute). The best choice for sugar is natural sugars that are found in fruit. Also raw honey, maple syrup, date sugar – those kinds of sugars are much better options.

In that article, I also said that those foods cause inflammation. That’s not quite right. They do cause inflammation but they cause inflammation indirectly – these foods are not the direct cause of inflammation.

3 foods that cause eczema flare-ups

The foods to avoid if you have eczema are:

  1. Eggs
  2. Dairy
  3. Gluten

Eggs are the number one source of food for the Epstein-Barr virus.

These three foods also cause mucus build-up. The Epstein-Barr virus then hides in the mucus that builds up in your body so it’s harder to get rid of. It’s hard to get it out of your system.

What causes eczema?

The reason these foods cause eczema is that they feed pathogens. What I mean by pathogens are viruses and bacteria.

Eczema starts with a virus. It starts with the Epstein-Barr virus. That’s what causes eczema. You start with the Epstein-Barr virus, then you eat certain foods that feed the virus.

There are other factors, but these are the things that you want to start with. You want to start with the food that you’re eating and you want to change what you’re eating. That’s the first step in healing eczema.

The reason these foods cause inflammation is that they feed the pathogens. That’s what actually causes the inflammation. It’s not the food themselves.

When you eat these foods, the pathogens release toxins into your body, and for eczema it’s dermatoxins. That’s what comes up through your skin that causes eczema.

A bit about my story

I had eczema from when I was very young. I started to get eczema when I was about nine years old and I had it throughout my life. But it was very mild. But after I had my first child, I started to develop quite severe eczema on my hands, especially my right hand (I realize now this probably had more to do with copper water pipes in my new house instead of pregnancy – I explain this a bit more in my eczema webinar).

One of the things I changed in order to heal eczema was what I was eating. I now do a lot more things to help me stay free of eczema such as celery juice and there are certain supplements that are really powerful for healing eczema.

How I can help you heal eczema

There are two ways that I can help you heal eczema:

  1. I have a FREE webinar ‘The 7 big mistakes that are keeping you from healing eczema’. In that webinar, I share the 7 big mistakes that many people make when trying to heal eczema, how you can avoid making these mistakes, what causes eczema and my 5-step framework for healing eczema. Sign up to watch it here.
  2. The other way I can help is if you would like one-on-one help to heal eczema. We’ll start with a free 30-minute eczema coaching session and I will go deeper into the things that I talked about today.

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I wish you health and happiness,


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