Can Food Affect Your Skin?By Alane Stieglitz, ND, CNC

Did you know there is a direct link between food and skin? I know that only too personally, and I wish I did not. 

The foods you eat can cause inflammatory skin symptoms like acne, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, hives, and itching. 

Ever had an acne day? I have, and they are not fun. I have battled acne since I was a young teenager, and it lasted until I got smart with food. For example, peanut butter is my nightmare, acne food, but it tastes so good. And dairy is my second acne food, but I can get away with eating it if it is a little bit at a time. When I did food testing, I also learned about my other acne reaction foods, and I was shocked to know what they were. But because I do not want another acne breakout, I follow the plan and enjoy clear skin. Phew! 

Let’s discuss food and skin and the eczema connection. With eczema, some foods that can cause a reaction are healthy foods that will shock you. For instance, broccoli, avocado, kiwi, and orange are among some foods that cause eczema. This can be very frustrating because those foods are considered very healthy for us. The guessing game that people play regarding food and skin irritation is a long one and very disheartening. There is hope! We have an excellent food intolerance test that tests for 200 foods, additives, and gluten. It is a food test kit that will help you find real answers to your skin challenges. With your test results, you will know exactly what your skin is reacting to. This will help you make healthier choices to help you have clearer skin which helps us feel more confident. 

Now that you are starting to understand food and skin let’s 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 have. Knowing what you can and can’t eat can dramatically improve your skin health and impact your life!

Here is the best way to test for food reactions. 

IgG and IgA Food Sensitivity Test + Additives + Gluten intolerance 

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