My daughter, Maya, began to show signs of eczema as a baby. At that time, the doctors told me that the condition – inflammation of the skin covering the body of Maya with red scaly patches – was genetic and incurable
But did not give
tried different treatments for years, including prescription steroids. Nothing seemed to work. Then, when Maya was about 7 years old, I started noticing the correlation between their outbreaks of eczema and food he was eating. I decided to try different dietary approaches and finally found the raw vegan diet. It seemed crazy, but decided it was worth a try.
While this diet is not easy, living with eczema was much harder.
I tried for the first time myself, and made me feel very good. Then I put my family of five on a vegetarian diet in April 2014. Five months later, the skin rinse Maya and she was for the first time in his life free from eczema. I decided to share my success story in this place last year, and recently wrote a book about my experience in order to inspire others.
It’s been a year and a half since we started following a diet mainly of plant origin raw. This is what has been true for our family since.
How to change our diet helped the whole family
Today, Maya is a happy and healthy 9 years old. Since the adoption of the new diet, which has only had a couple of mild asthma attacks.
My husband and I also have two younger children, Travis, 6, and Troy, who is almost 3. Like Maya, both children develop eczema at a very young age. Inflammation covered her legs, back, buttocks, arms and stomach. But after switching to the raw diet, the eczema disappeared quickly. Troy was 1 at the time, and his eczema disappeared within three weeks. Travis started the diet shortly before 5. His skin is clear today and has not had any outbreaks since.
Travis also has autism, and we believe we have seen improvements there too. Before changes in diet, which was disconnected and had difficulty communicating. Today, although it still has autism, it is a verbal and vibrant child. Although there is currently no evidence that diet can help with autism – although there are some studies that suggest a link -. I am happy that we have seen an improvement in their behavior and welfare
our daily diet: How to make unprocessed job for us
who follow a vegetarian diet raw has not always been easy, and we are constantly working on expanding the menu of our family. But for now, this is what a typical day of meals looks like:
started almost every morning with a green smoothie – everyone loves! It is moisturizing and refreshing, and energizes us without making us feel too full. usually we make our smoothies banana or pineapple with lots of vegetables, plus chia or flax
Our lunches are simple :. usually a fruit plate. children’s favorites are watermelon, banana, papaya and mango.
Dinner is the only food that is cooked at times, although there is always a large salad, green on the side. Children eat pretty simple: Your favorite is vegetarian dip (cucumbers, apples and radishes that are dipped in a sauce made from zucchini, tomato and sunflower seeds) or “salad rice” which is lettuce, cucumber and avocado with rice and some herbs.
At this time, children are also enjoying small portions of steamed vegetables, rice or potatoes. We are watching their reactions to these cooked foods and take it slowly. So far, the skin of these additions Maya has handled well, although we are still maintaining your diet high in raw foods, for now.
My husband and I tend to go for more cooked dinner. We love the vegetarian curry squash with rice, steamed vegetables simple potatoes or rice noodles, sushi vegetable, and fresh spring rolls with mango sauce. We discovered that there are so many delicious dishes that require no meat or dairy products.
Where are we today
About six months ago, we decided to move to northern Thailand, from our native Poland. We wanted to travel the world, and also were looking for a tropical and cheap place to live, as our diet is dependent on fresh produce. The abundance of fruits and vegetables in season here is amazing!
Of course, there is no way to be perfect with this diet all the time, especially when we are not eating at home. Although usually carry food with us – usually fruit in containers or simple milkshakes – there have been some situations where it has not been possible to follow the diet, like at weddings, or on long plane trips
But in general, we try to follow a raw, vegan diet – and have been very happy with what we have seen. Not only has clarified eczema children, but we all feel healthier and happier. When my husband and I have a strong desire for something that is not raw or vegan, which usually go ahead and eat a bit of it.
Overall, it is a process, and I’m still learning what works best for our family. While this diet is not easy, living with eczema was much harder. The health of our children is most important for us – and that encourages us to stay focused
Source :. www.mindbodygreen.com