The diet that I follow as closely as possible is an anti-inflammatoy diet. The reason I follow this diet is because after decades of battling inflammation from eczema, this diet, in conjunction with supplements (particularly ones high in omegas), has healed my leaky gut and thus my inflammation showcased through eczema.
Many of my recipes avoid foods that cause inflammation in my gut. Ingredients that cause inflammation as specified by my doctor include: gluten, dairy, corn, soy, peanuts, caffeine, citrus fruits, alcohol, feedlot animal products, sugar, artificial or processed foods, eggs, nightshade vegetables (white potatoes, eggplants (gasp-I LOVE eggplant), tomatoes and peppers), fermented foods (miso, vinegar, kimchi), fungus (mushrooms-though shiitakes in moderation are fine). I avoid a lot of these ingredients however some affect me more than others (eggplants and tomatoes I react to almost immediately, whereas eggs don't seem to affect me as much).
Inflammation is at the root of many diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, allergies, asthma, lupus and eczema.
I can't always avoid the above foods. Eggplant makes its way onto our menu once and awhile, but I try!
Hi! I'm a health food trained chef, living with three children and my husband . . . sharing some ideas with people in hopes of bringing delicious ideas into their kitchen and pushing them gently to come up with simple and delicious meals for themselves.