Plant-based diets are having their. moment in the sun and are being touted as the all round solution to a number of health conditions, including eczema. Whilst eating more vegetables and fruit is important, the simplistic suggestion that a 'one-size-fits-all' diet is the solution for everyone - whether they have eczema or another health condition - is wrong.
Many people with eczema do react to common animal food triggers including: dairy and eggs, but many others also have plant food triggers - tomatoes, ginger, strawberries, kiwi and aubergines are some of the food intolerances I see the most often in clients with eczema.
We are all different. We have different triggers, different guts, different metabolisms and different lives. Before you think about cutting out whole food groups of any kind, because you saw that it 'cured' someone else on Facebook, consult with a registered nutrition practitioner. You may be depriving yourself of food pleasures and your body of key nutrients, without it being entirely necessary and with it potentially being dangerous.