- The Eczema Diet: Eczema-safe Food to Stop the Itch and Prevent Eczema for Life
- Author: Karen Fischer
- ISBN: 9781921966460
- Cookery For Specific Diets & Conditions Fitness & Diet
- Published by: Exisle Publishing
The result is the first diet designed to correct the underlying causes of eczema, unique in that sufferers can gradually revert back to a normal diet and still remain eczema-free. Whether you have a mild patch of dermatitis or you’re enduring chronic eczema from head to toe, ‘The Eczema Diet’ shows you how to create beautiful skin for life. Tried and tested on eczema patients for more than a decade, the comprehensive program covers all eczema conditions and features separate programs catering for all age groups, including babies. You’ll also find: * a fast-track detox for adults * skin care + non-diet information * effective dandruff + cradle cap remedies * emergency itch-busters * how to prevent salicylate sensitivity * menus for the entire family, including lunch boxes + party food * delicious recipes. Twenty per cent of people in the developed world suffer from this unique skin disorder, and it’s on the rise – finally there is a book that can help
At first when I started reading this book, I found myself thinking “Why are they using lots of medical and technical words for a book designed for everyday people?”. It was quite hard to get started with it and had to go back to keep re-reading it but once I carried on reading I was able to understand more what the author was talking about, especially as it started to combine the different topics covered.
The best part I found with the books was the questionnaires for each section/topic, which ask about symptoms you have been suffering and you have a yes, no, sometimes, never type of answering system. I am one of these people that goes to the Dr and forgets half my symptoms when I get there, so this kind of system, where you can answer and then take the book to your dr with all of those symptoms is invaluable and would mean a more comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan.
I have already been managing my eczema with a clean eating based diet, which has helped immensely, but this book contains recipes for broths, soups, juices, breakfasts, lunches and dinners, which are all designed to be eczema friendly and help with the outbreaks and try and reduce the inflammation, and then work on being able to reintroduce different foods to the diet without any flare ups. A lot of the recipes in the book are very similar to those I have been using on a clean eating diet, so it was great to have some verification that what I am doing is actually what is working and its not something else, if that makes sense!
I did think it would have been nice to see some pictures, that you could compare your own flare ups with, and also t break the monotony of the book and also some pictures of what even some of the food looks like. It is very wordy and I did feel you have to be in the right frame of mind to be reading it. As I said above there’s lots of technical words and I found if I was tired, I just couldn’t concentrate on it long enough to understand what I was reading and had to go back to it.
The book has some really good chapters on managing eczema in children and babies, right down to party food and lollies which I though was great for parents who are struggling with managing their children’s eczema.
Overall it was a very informative book, with some great ideas and features (like I said those questionnaires are invaluable!), I just feel it needs a little something to break it from being like a medical text book in some areas!
Review by Amy G