The Eczema and Leaky Gut connection for itch relief
Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a condition that causes itchy red flaky skin and it can be overwhelming to concur.
Discovering new patches of itchy skin that blister and ooze that snowball out of control and cause nighttime itching, especially in children.
It’s estimated that 30 million Americans have eczema.
Millions are plagued with this condition of eczema including babies. Creams and lotions offer little relief from the itching and can get expensive to go through tubes and tubes, especially if it covers a large area of the body.
Creams and even steroids just cover up what is really going on inside the body like a band-aid.
What if you knew a connection between eczema and leaky gut?
Eczema is a sign that your body is inflamed. It’s a red flag signaling for help.
What are some symptoms of eczema?
- Raw swollen skin
- Red patches of skin
- Dry skin
- Itching at night
- Cracked or scaled skin
- Small bumps or blisters
- Leaking fluid
Eczema comes when your body experiences inflammation, your immune system is in overdrive and is overactive.
You can eliminate the triggers that cause inflammation and allow your immune system to relax.
Maybe you have considered taking an immune suppressant to treat your eczema? When you suppress your immune system, you leave yourself vulnerable to catching viruses, infections and generally decreased health.
Ever wonder why suppressing your immune system can improve your eczema?
It’s because eczema is a sign of a leaky gut. Your gut is full of tight junctions that only allow nutrients through from the food you eat. When the junctions get worn out and separated, bigger particles start leaking through.
Your body revs up its immune system up to fight these particles…but you keep eating. So finally, your immune system starts fighting anything that looks like those bigger food particles and proteins. This is your body attacking itself, which is an autoimmune disease.
“Leaky gut creates a low-grade inflammation in reaction to food particles (deemed foreign by your immune system) that literally leak through your gut wall.” -Mark Hyman
Instead of stopping the immune system, it makes more sense to seal up the gut so that the bigger protein particles like gluten, can’t leak through into your bloodstream.
Eczema and leaky gut don’t have to be an everyday struggle.
Restoring your gut will not only greatly reduce inflammation and eczema, it will also fix acne, migraines, weight problems, brain fog, and any other autoimmune diseases.
If you can restore your gut you can restore your whole body.
How do you fix leaky gut?
Stop the Triggers
You have to eliminate things that are tearing up the tight junctions in the gut. Cutting out junk food, preservatives and chemicals go a long way in helping the gut. Over the counter medications are also known to cause the gut to leak. Gluten is a big trigger for most people because the gluten protein can slip through the gut and it looks similar to your bodies own proteins.
It’s a smart idea to keep a journal of when your eczema flairs up and what foods you are eating around that time. You can also journal lifestyle triggers and stressful situations and see if it correlates with your eczema.
End Gut Infections
Bad bacteria and candida overgrowth are very common in the gut. These microbes can dig down into the lining of the cut compromising the tight junctions. If you want to fix your leaky gut you need to eliminate these gut infections. Not only will you get rid of the itch of eczema, you will clear up a lot of other symptoms you are suffering from like fatigue, night sweats, sinus issues and bloating.
Being stressed out can cause the immune system to overwork. think about the last time you felt really stressed. You feel it in your gut! Many people who are stressed or nervous can get stomach pain, cramps, and diarrhea. Your mind and your gut are very connected and if you are over thinking, feeling stress or worried, so is your gut. If you need help with stress or self-love, check out the Love Yourself Healthy devotional.
Get Great Sleep
When you get the sleep your body needs, it can properly rest. Rest lowers inflammation in the body. If you are having trouble sleeping, try staying off your phone an hour before bed, keep your room very dark at night and try to get to bed before 11:00 pm. Sleep is vital to your health and wellness.
Fixing your eczema from the inside out isn’t a quick fix. Eczema and leaky gut can take up to a week to start seeing results and several months following a plan to restore leaky gut, to see eczema completely eliminated.
If you go after fixing eczema and leaky gut, you will experience:
- Weight loss
- Sharper thinking
- Clearer skin
- Overall reduced inflammation
- Reduction of anxiety
- Less Depression
- More energy
- Reduce risk of disease
- Lower cancer risk
If you are ready to take the next step in fixing your leaky gut, the Digestive Health Restoration Program will give you the steps to seal your gut lining and end eczema for good.
If you suffer from an autoimmune disease or leaky gut issue…Dr. Jockers program is solid and proven to bring relief.
See what the Digestive Restoration Program can do not only for your skin but your whole health.