Bothersome and often times embarrassing skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, acne, rashes or hives usually begin in the gut. The majority of the immune system resides in the gut and when the immune system becomes hypersensitive to foods it may attack and cause inflammation.
Histamine is a commonly know inflammatory compound that causes itching. It can also cross into the blood brain barrier. It is not unusual to see people with skin conditions and anxiety or depression. This occurs because as histamine goes into the brain it will disrupt brain and hormone functions.
To fully heal the body we need to screen for anti-inflammatory foods which will heal the gut lining and therefore the root cause of skin conditions.
If you are dealing with any of these symptoms it could be related to a food sensitivity:
- cycstic acne
I would have flushing after eating, psoriasis that comes and goes all over my body. I’ve always had sinus issues and tested no to seasonal allergies. I exercise daily and eat healthy. I take many supplements for my psoriasis and use expensive prescription creams and it’s still bad on my hands. My joints hurt in my hands as well. Now I feel great! My hands are healed. The pharmacy called in to tell me my refill was ready and told them I didn’t need it! That saves me a lot of money! —J.S. (Symptom score 58 down to 6 with 20 points initially for skin and 1 for skin at last appointment)