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: