(Natural News) Journalist Vanessa Chalmers says that she was able to treat her eczema just by changing her diet, according to a report by the Daily Mail. She did this by following the instructions outlined in the book, The Good Skin Solution (GSS), which claims that people can get rid of skin conditions such as eczema by healing their gut.
Eczema is a skin disease that cause the skin inflammation or irritation. In the United Kingdom, one in five children and one in twelve adults have eczema. It affects about 10 to 20 percent of infants and about three percent of adults and children in the United States.
Shann Nix Jones is the author of the book. Jones said one of the best remedies for skin conditions is kefir made from goat’s milk. Kefir is a type of fermented milk with a tart, fizzy taste similar to yogurt. It is made with kefir grains, live bacteria that work as a starter culture, fermented in either water or any type of milk over 24 to 36 hours. It is considered as a probiotic powerhouse that aids digestion and boosts immune system.
Jones said that science is showing that the effects of kefir are profound and can halt eczema and a whole host of other auto-immune diseases.
“Eczema is not a skin condition, it’s a gut disorder and autoimmune disorder,” Jones said to Chalmers in a phone conversation.
She added that the problems in the gut are mapped onto the skin, so creams alone will never work because the gut needs to be healed first. The gut is an internal ecosystem called the microbiome, which consists of two kilograms of bacteria and species living in a complex web. The skin also has a collection of trillions of bug on top of it known as the skin biome. When the body’s ecosystem and immune system fall out of balance of the good and bad bugs in the gut, problems begin to appear on the skin including eczema.
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The seven steps for healing the gut
Chalmers followed the seven steps listed in the book every day for nine weeks.
- Drink kefir every morning – Specifically goat’s milk. It is supposed to be drank first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
- Use skincare products made from goat’s milk that includes kefir – Apply kefir to the skin instead of the usual cleanser and moisturizer because it has the ability to penetrate the barrier of human skin with a whole cargo of anti-inflammatories, vitamins, and minerals.
- Drink at least one mug of warm bone broth every day – It contains bio-available collagen, which is essential for maintaining glowing skin, hair, and nails, and unfortunately stops being produced by the body as we age. The bone broth will strengthen the skin’s elasticity and lining of the gut, in conjunction with the kefir.
- Replace sugar, even the natural ones, with stevia – Sugar is harmful to the microbiome. As the kefir populates the good bugs, sugar will kill them off immediately.
- Eat goat’s dairy instead of cow’s – Goat’s milk contains less casein alpha 1 which is a protein that has been identified as an allergen, less lactose, smaller fat molecules, more good fats, more essential micro-nutrients, and prebiotics.
- Choose slow-burning foods with a low glycemic index (GI) – This is the number value assigned to foods based on how quickly or slowly they increase in blood sugar levels.
- Eat good fats – This is to improve the gut and skin.
Apparently, Chalmers did not stick long enough to the routine and did not completely heal her eczema, but there were improvements in some areas.
“The kefir does not fail, but you need to drill down and be very strict. People have different levels of dysbiosis — damage to the microbiome…it’s not a straightforward journey and natural healing takes time, unlike popping a pill or using a cream to cover the symptoms,” Jones explained.
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