Eczema. For the last 3 years I have tried every steroid cream, moisturiser and antihistamine that I can get my hands on. Nothing has healed my skin. It’s time to see if following a plant based diet can heal my body from the inside out.
I apologise for neglecting Frankie Fancies for so long, I haven’t really felt like writing. My recent change in lifestyle has started to bring out the old me again and I can’t wait to start updating you on my life, along with my new journey.
Changing my diet isn’t just a random experiment. I have read so many case studies where people have been in a similar place to me and a vegan diet has been their winning cure. I get a number of symptoms which suggest I could have a food allergy, from spots around my mouth to an itchy throat, a poorly tummy and a tight chest. The doctors aren’t helping me so it is time to help myself.
I started my vegan diet a week ago today. I still have eczema but I am significantly less itchy than ever before, the spots on my face are starting to disappear and my weeping eczema wounds are starting to heal. Hey, it’s only been a week and it’s a bloody hard lifestyle change, but if it’s already helping me who knows what could happen in a few months time. This is the most positive I have ever felt about being eczema free.
I’m going to be sharing the different recipes and snacks I try (the tasty ones, of course!) and the rest of my little vegan/plant based journey with you all. I don’t know if I’ll end up reintroducing food groups in the future, but I’m truly hopeful that this is the beginning to the end of my eczema – and a far healthier lifestyle. I’ve already noticed so many other benefits and I can’t wait to see what other positive changes this makes to my life. I’m really excited.