The Autoimmune Paleo Diet: How it Can Heal Your Eczema

Try modifying your diet with the autoimmune paleo methodology to eliminate eczema.

Did you know that eczema was recently discovered to be an immune disorder by researches at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai?   In the study, researchers found that the drug Dupilumab, a monoclonal antibody treatment that blocks the action of two key signaling proteins, interleukin (IL)-4 and -13, was able to reverse the skin disease in patients on a molecular level. Pretty cool, right? Well, what if it were possible to use food to stop eczema as well? Wouldn’t that be amazing?

The Paleo diet has been shown to decrease overall inflammation in the body and it also provides the foundation for a healthy digestive system, which we know is important through studies like this one regarding the benefit of consuming probiotics in those with atopic dermatitis and in preventing AD in studies like this. But sometimes the body still needs an extra push, so when the Paleo diet is not enough, it may be worthwhile to consider stepping up to Autoimmune Paleo (AIP), which is a modified version of the Paleo diet designed to stop immune disorders and send them into remission.

Like with all diets, it’s best to work with a physician or holistic nutritionist to ensure all essential nutrients are met, but this is especially important when transitioning a child or nursing mother to the Autoimmune Paleo diet.

Is Autoimmune Paleo THE answer to ending ALL eczema for EVERYONE? No, it’s not because we know there is never one answer for everyone’s eczema, but AIP is definitely worth considering as it has been working really well for many. And the results haven’t only been for those with eczema, but also for those with asthma, food allergies, food sensitivities, and more. So it’s definitely worth a try.

And it’s important to note that we did see great results with AIP for my son’s eczema. Read about our experience in Auto Immune Paleo and Eczema.

If you’re interested in learning more about Autoimmune Paleo, check out these great resources:









  1. Christine on May 20, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    I have eczema on my hands for 4 years. I did some nutritional testing that shows I have Leaky Gut. They Paleo Mom explains how leaky gut and autoimmune diseases are related. I am just beginning to start the AIP. I am a little nervous that I own’t be able to stick with it, but I really need to start healing!

    • Jennifer Roberge on May 20, 2015 at 3:02 pm

      That’s exciting Christine! You can do it – just think of the end goal, have a timeline in mind, make sure to surround yourself with all the safe foods, and toss all the unsafe foods so you don’t get tempted to cheat. You’ve got this!

  2. Tina on May 21, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    I am considering purchasing this. Can you tell me if this gets downloaded to a computer or kindle? I am most interested in the recipes…but I tend not to eat bacon fat, coconut oil etc. Nor do I eat lots of meat, so I wonder if this is worth my money. Any insights? Thanks for your post and bringing this to my attention.

    • Jennifer Roberge on May 21, 2015 at 12:48 pm

      I think, like with any recipe, you can certainly make small changes – omitting bacon, subbing coconut oil for another fat/oil. I don’t think that’s an issue at all. I do know there is a lot of meat used in Paleo and AIP. I’d recommend clicking through the link on this page and check out exactly which books are included as there are also really interesting books on stress and other topics all around a holistic healing approach. Hope you like it! Oh, and there are TONS of great coupons you’ll get once you sign up, so that’s fun too 🙂

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