Help Stop the Flame, Rash and Itch of Eczema with the MyFoodMyHealth Meal Planner and Diet for Eczema
What to Expect
Congratulations! You're taking the first step on a new and exciting journey that uses food and diet to help address your health conditions. That means you'll be making some positive, but necessary changes to how and what you eat to improve your health. In your meal planner you'll no doubt see recipes and ingredients that may seem unfamiliar and new. That is the point and intentional. If you have serious health conditions, it is very likely that you should not keep doing - or eating - everything you did in the past in the same way. You will need to expand your culinary palette and learn to embrace the changes as you journey to better health.
Get nutritional support for eczema by following the MyFoodMyHealth delicious diet for eczema. Sign up for MyFoodMyHealth and for as little as $7.50 per month, you'll get:
- Unlimited access to 100's of delicious, healthy recipes for eczema - most you can prepare in less than 30 minutes
- Personalized weekly meal planner tailored for eczema, plus other health conditions, allergies, and food dislikes
- All recipes include a nutritional value table
- You can substitute and add additional recipes, such as side dishes, desserts and snacks
- Time-saving weekly shopping lists, pantry basics, and online shopping resources
- Expert information on food and nutrition for eczema and other health conditions and allergies
- Exclusive online access to cooking, nutrition and health tips, videos, articles, and more...
Get Dietary Support for Eczema with the Delicious MyFoodMyHealth Eczema Diet
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The Easy Way to Follow a Diet for Eczema
We know your life is busy. Our convenient, online meal planner makes it fast and easy for you to prepare healthy meals for eczema. It's filled with nutritious recipes so delicious and satisfying even the pickiest eaters will enjoy following a diet for eczema.
You can even add other health conditions and food allergies so you can prepare delicious food that meets the dietary needs of your whole family.
Easily Support Multiple Health Conditions & Food Allergies with MyFoodMyHealth Meal Planner
Are you cooking for yourself and have multiple health conditions or food allergies? Or do you have a daughter with asthma, a spouse with diabetes and a son who hates broccoli and has a peanut allergy? No worries. Unlike other systems, MyFoodMyHealth takes everyone into account, whether you're cooking for one, two, or the whole family.
To start cooking delicious meals that meet everyone's health needs, simply set up your profile to include the health conditions, food allergies or food dislikes for you and your family members. The Meal Planner automatically generates meal plans and recipes that meet everyone's health needs. It's that easy!
If you suffer from eczema, an eczema diet which includes foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids, quercetin, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E can make a positive difference in the health of your skin.
Please Note: We follow the general guidelines and do not assume more exclusions than listed. If you need more specific food removals based on professional recommendation for your condition, or the severity of your condition, you are able to add more specific removals on your "My Profile" page.
Foods Especially Included in the MyFoodMyHealth Diet for Eczema
- Plant protein
- Moderate whole grains
- Moderate animal protein
Foods Especially Excluded or Limited in the MyFoodMyHealth Diet for Eczema
- Sugar per serving - less than 15 grams is acceptable and included
Delicious Foods to Eat if You Have Eczema
While your meal planner will exclude the ingredients listed above, below are some additional notes about what to consider when eating for eczema. These are important to note when you are snacking or making your own recipes.
You may alleviate the flame, flakes, and itch of eczema by incorporating these fresh fruits and vegetables as well as lean meats, poultry, and fish into your eczema diet. Their natural healing powers and robust flavors can sooth your skin and satisfy your appetite.
MyFoodMyHealth Diet for Eczema Also Stresses the Following Particular Ingredients:
Omega-3 fatty acids (Has anti-inflammatory and skin soothing properties)
- Flaxseed oil
Quercetin (Inhibits release of histamine, acts as an antioxidant, and reduces formation of allergic compounds)
- Cabbage, green
- Grapefruit, white
Vitamin A (Helps with skin disorders)
- Calf's liver
- Collard greens
- Sweet potato
- Turnips, green
- Winter squash
Vitamin C (Provides a natural antihistamine which helps block inflammatory response)
- Cabbage, red
- Kiwi fruit
- Peppers, red, bell
- Tangerines and other mandarins
Vitamin E (Protects cells and promotes skin healing)
- Brazil nuts
- Sunflower seeds
Zinc (Builds immune system and heals skin ailments)
Sample Recipe for Eczema
Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup by Carole Ortenzo
What is Eczema?
Eczema is a skin inflammation that produces red, itchy, rash-like areas on the face, scalp, wrists, and hands. Eczema can also occur at the crease of the elbows, in back of the knees, and sometimes elsewhere on the body. It is associated with other markers of atopy, such as asthma, allergic rhinitis, and food allergy. Persistent scratching or rubbing can bring on chronic eczema, with its distinctive dark, thickened, scaly red patches.
Types of Eczema
Atopic dermatitis is marked by a hypersensitivity, or allergy, to a food, inhalant, or other common substance that doesn't bother most people. People with this type of eczema tend to have a family history of hay fever, asthma, or eczema.
Seborrheic eczema/dermatitis is marked by inflammation, flaking, and scaling on the face and scalp. This type of eczema tends to run in families.
Contact eczema/dermatitis is marked by an acute localized rash after you have come into contact with an allergen (nickel in jewelry, oil in poison ivy).
Stasis eczema affects the lower legs and ankles. This type of eczema is associated with circulatory problems in the legs and ankles. This type of eczema generally appears in middle-aged and elderly people.
Symptoms of Eczema
- Itchy, red rash-like patches of skin that are dry, rough, scaly, or cracked
- Small red pimple-like blisters
- Leaking ("weeping") of fluid, crusting, and flaking in affected areas
- Chafing and peeling
- Thickened, dry patches of skin in persistent cases
- Itching, swelling and inflammation in lower legs and around ankles (stasis dermatitis)
Causes of Eczema
- Allergic reactions to foods, pollen, animal fur, or other substances
- Milk, eggs, shellfish, nuts, wheat, strawberries, and chocolate can trigger it
- Family history
Treatment and Prevention of Eczema
- Eliminate exacerbating agents, such as soaps and detergents, food allergens, and cosmetics
- Lessen excessive bathing or use of lotions
- Emollient creams of ointments
- Psychological approaches
- Topical corticosteroids
- Systemic corticosteroids
- Soothing creams and ointments