By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC and Scarlett Eriksen
Did you know foods affect your skin? The foods you eat can cause inflammatory symptoms that cause acne, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, hives, and itching. People with acne tend to consume more refined carbohydrates. Foods rich in refined carbohydrates include bread, crackers, cereal or desserts made with white flour, pasta made with white flour, white rice and rice noodles, sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages, sweeteners like cane sugar, maple syrup, honey or agave.
In keeping with foods that affect your skin lets discuss eczema. With eczema, some of the foods that can cause a reaction are healthy foods that will shock you. For instance, broccoli, avocado, kiwi, and orange are among some of the foods that cause a response to eczema. This can be very frustrating because those foods are considered very healthy for us. The guessing game that people play when it comes to food and skin irritation is a long one and very disheartening. There is hope! We have a food allergy/intolerance test called IgG/IgE. It is a food test kit that will help you find real answers. With your test results, you will know exactly what your skin is reacting to. This will help you to make healthier choices to help you have clearer skin.
Now that you are starting to understand foods affect your skin lets discuss psoriasis. Psoriasis is an inflammatory condition and an autoimmune issue. “Certain foods can make inflammation and autoimmunity worse. People with psoriasis should eat less processed foods and refined sugars, eggs, grains, and dairy”. Of course, other foods can affect a skin reaction like psoriasis, and it is always best to test to get the answers you need.
There are numerous conditions that food can impact. Just changing your diet can significantly improve your skin and any other symptom you may be suffering from. Knowing what you can and can’t eat can significantly affect your skin health and impact your life!
Food Testing: Igg / IgE Combination
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Medical disclaimer: Our tests cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor.