Registered Dietitians Discuss The Link Between Diet And Eczema
What is the relationship between diet and eczema?
What to eat and what to avoid?Given that eczema is a skin disease that affects everyone differently and with different causes from person to person, DJ Mazzoni, Registered Dietitian and Medical Reviewer at Illuminate Labs recommends that people suffering from eczema keep a journal of foods and eczema flare ups. “You may find that you’re having regular reactions to a food that you’ve eaten your whole life, and never would have considered eliminating from your diet.” Mazzoni says that generally, foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, wild-caught fish and legumes don’t cause eczema flares, but any food could cause a flare in a patient with an allergy or sensitivity to that food.
How can you use nutrition tracking to manage eczema symptoms?
While working through an elimination plan in Cronometer, we would suggest creating a Custom Biometric (a feature available to Gold Subscribers) for your skin and giving yourself a daily rating from 1-10. You can then plot your skin progress on a Custom Chart (also available to Gold Subscribers) to help you identify any trends.
If you are new to nutrition tracking, check out our guide to getting started with the Cronometer app here.
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