9/22/14

Cure Eczema & Allergies With Raw Foods

Hello my lovelies  I hope you're all doing great! Today I came across something so beautiful and inspiring (it even brought a few tears to my eyes) and I just had to share this with you all. Below is a picture of Maya, the beautiful daughter of @dehappy5_mama on Instagram. Ullenka (the happy mama!), her husband and their three kids have been following a raw high carb low fat vegan diet for the last 6 months and have experienced some truly remarkable results. Maya had previously suffered from severe eczema as well as leaky gut caused by candida overgrowth. After only a few months, Maya is completely healed and is looking absolutely gorgeous and healthy.


"After struggling with terrible eczema and allergies for most of her life, my 8 year old daughter recovered completely within only 5 months on high carb raw vegan diet. She has a condition called leaky gut caused by candida overgrowth that she had since born. Years of other treatments and diets gave no results and even worsen her eczema till the point shown on left photo. At the beginning there was about three months of hard detox and from then she started to heal beautifully to be a healthy and happy girl today. Her two younger brothers had milder stadium of eczema and all three of them are clear skin today." @dehappy5_mama


I am so happy to see Maya's transformation after only a few months of eating raw - how amazing! It just goes to show the incredible power of raw foods - fruit in particular (which Maya mostly eats). "I know it looks dramatic and I am sorry if anyone of you feels a bit discomforted looking at her. But I want to show this to help many other people, especially children, that suffer through this terrible disease. She had such severe eczema on her body that I am first time publicly sharing her pictures from that period of time. I actually will not say anything anymore, you see the results. For those of you who are interested about more details please go to my blog. There is first part of her story with even more dramatic photos." @dehappy5_mama

This before and after made me somewhat emotional today and really tugged on my heart strings. As you may know, I've had my own on and off struggles with my skin, and I've seen plenty of dermatologists over the years. During every consultation, I'd ask them about diet and if it's related to my skin issues. I'd ask them if there are any foods I should be avoiding, or foods that may be disrupting my hormones (thus causing the acne). I'd ask them if the health of my digestive system could be linked to acne, or if stress / exercise had any impacts. Every doctor looked at me with a smile and said no, acne is caused due to bacterial growth on the skin and diet / lifestyle habits has no impact. Then they were always more than happy to prescribe me an antibacterial cream, face cleansers and medicines. It just never felt right. I was so happy when I discovered this lifestyle and read about all the positive transformations from people healing themselves of all sorts of diseases and health complications. This lifestyle is so empowering and set us free from the never ending cycle of pharmaceuticals and medicated treatments. "Let food be thy medicine, and medicine by thy food" - Hippocrates. 


Some of Ullenka's beautiful creations
Follow @dehappy5_mama on Instagram here and check out her blog here!


This information is so important, and should be celebrated :) There are so many of us dealing with health issues which can be totally reversed and cured through a plant based, high raw (or fully raw) high carb, low fat, vegan diet. And most amazingly, the answer is so delicious, colorful and satisfying! I'm so thankful to Ullenka for sharing her truly inspiring journey with us.

I hope this can help others who might be dealing with similar conditions. I have more info in my videos and under the "Health and Diet" category, as well as under the "Vegan Plant Based Lifestyle" page. Never be afraid to follow your instincts and listen to your heart, especially when it comes to taking care of yourself. We live in such a crazy (yet beautiful) world - we can't let ourselves fall into the marketing trap of the pharmaceutical industries. It's a never ending cycle of medicines and magic potions. True health and healing starts from within, and mother nature knows just how to do it!  Wishing you all a beautiful day! XOXO

31 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing (I do not use Instagram) - food has amazing power - to heal or make us sick - choose well & you will be rewarded beyond measure.

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  2. Wow, this is amazing!
    http://artdicted2.blogspot.de/

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  3. Thanks for sharing this! It's truly amazing!

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  4. what diet was sweet Maya on, before this wonderful change..?

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  5. Eirin Espedal RøsandSeptember 23, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Thank u so much for sharing! I´m a 16 year old girl with the same problem as maya. I have had eczema since I was a little kid and I also have a leaky gut caused by candida overgrowth. I just got rid of all the candida and I got so much of my energy back. I also eat a lot of vegan food and I'm much better now. After reading this it really inspires me to try the same diet. I wish u and your family the best. Hugs and love from Norway.

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  6. urs is a really amazing journey. we at india our elders still prescribes us more food alterations such as using turmeric, changing diet and even make us go for fasting for quick recovery of ill healths rather to go for a doctor for every unnecessary minor issues.

    raw food also a recommendation for health issues. it seems the whole world is going into the foot steps of indian traditions. well done and keep it up

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  7. Wow, this is awesome. I suffer from eczema as well, but not as severe, and understand how difficult it can be do deal with and make you feel. Since I have eaten cleaner (for the most part) I have also noticed a major improvement in my skin. I don't think I'd be able to go full raw vegan quite yet, but I know how beneficial it is to put good clean food into the body is. Thanks for sharing this wonderful story!

    www.kfclovesyou.com

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  8. This is truly amazing. I am so happy for your daughter who is now able to live without the pain and heartache of eczema. Our food really can harm or heal us.

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  9. I had the same experience with my 3 year old daughter after going through the "specialist" for 2.5 years at the hospital and being on three medications 2-3 times a day we decided enough was enough and took matters into our own hands. We went back 6 months later to show them and they said oh she just grew out of it, when we told them we had gone basically vegan they almost had seizures on the spot. Three years on she is healthy and happy we eat about 50-75% raw you dont need to eat completely raw in fact I don't believe that it is achievable to eat completely raw long term. High Carb, loads of fruit and healing foods such as ripe bananas and dates, low fat, dairy and gluten free and very very limited meat (or fish), we have fish every 1-2 weeks in a small portion. You will be amazed how smart your kids are on this diet both our 7 and 5 year old are well ahead of the rest of their class mates in almost every area.

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    1. Can you tell me some examples of what you make for "dinner" on this type of diet? I wrote my story below. My daughter 12 and still looks like Maya. I am going to go this route and hopefully clean her up!

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  10. This is absolutely amazing! My sister suffered from eczema for many years during her childhood. She was even in a hospital because of it. I wish we knew about raw food when she suffered. This is great proof for people who say that raw food is something stupid, unnatural, unhealthy... As I have heard many times.
    I wish all the best to Maya!

    Nikol

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  11. Thats pretty awesome stuff. Can you please explain what all is included in raw vegan food? I wanna start it all. As I am new to this concept please tell me where can I find all the proper info regarding eating raw.

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    1. Watch Annie's video on youtube! And be sure to check Freeleethebanangirl on youtube. Lot of information on eating raw.

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  12. Could you please tell me the detox-method she used that you think is the best?

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  13. Wow! What an inspiration! Amazing what food can do with our body.
    Love the fruitart.

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  14. I don’t even know where to start. I have been crying out of happiness and sadness since I was shown this blog last night that I might be able to cure my daughter of her severe eczema. My daughter looks exactly this Maya in the pictures and worse right now. I just can’t believe it. She is 12 and I have been dealing with this since she was about 1. She has severe allergies and asthma as well. I have gone through allergy testing, everything environmental she is allergic to, no foods. I have done all the steroid creams, pills, shots, in and out of doctors/hospitals monthly for years and years. I have tried so many things I am at the “lost” point that I just haven’t known what to do anymore but I’ve never given up. Your daughter is an inspiration to me. I showed my daughter her pictures this am and she said.. “mom that’s me” I just wanted to cry and I did by myself. She is my only child and she has been my life trying to help her get through this. I can’t even begin to express how thankful I am to have found your blog. I told her things about to change for the both of us. She said ,” mom you don’t have to, only me” I said, ” No, Makayla we are in this together” :) :) I have candida as well but no skin issues but my weight I have struggled with for years and this will help I’m sure. I will be looking up the diet and recipes to help on us on this new journey! The open wounds make me so upset, she can’t even shower most days because the wounds hurt so badly. She just cries and itches all the time! Its heartbreaking as a mother. Our stories are so identical its crazy to me!! She is allergic to all nuts except peanuts which is random so I can’t do any of the nuts you show on your recipes which help with protein. :(


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    1. Hi Jennifer, I am so sorry to hear about your daughter but please know that there IS a cure and she WILL get better. Please contact Ullenka from @dehappy5_mama on Instagram directly - I am sure she can give you some advice. This is her blog where she shares more detailed information about her daughter and what she did to heal her: http://www.dehappy5.com/ She's got lots of great information there! Good luck and keep strong! Lots of love to you and your family! xoxo Annie

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  15. Thank you for sharing these important informations to your readers! I have suffered from severe acne issues and rosacea and my redness hardly goes away. I know my condition is slightly different from what was stated here but I'm inspired to try this out and incorporate more fruits to my diet. Will be sharing this information in my blog too for my readers. Thanks heaps! x

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  16. Hi Annie & Girls

    I finally started to eat vegan. Till now I think it is a really great adavanture. I'm getting to know my body from a unknown side. And I really start loving myself.
    Well I dont know how the next months will be for me... but I'm alwalys researich and looking for new recepies...

    I wanted to share this with you.. I found this Girl doing really cool videos on YT you should really check it out.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAyAwKBFFaI&list=UUStdC0glYtZVfaf0A4_DYeA

    ANNIE

    thanks for beeing such an incredible inspiration. You really help me to go with what I am. And seeing my life the way it is! And especially I DO NOT FEEL alone.

    Alone with those feelings about food and my body about beeing a deep thinking person.

    Thank you!

    Could you do more vids. on which you do breaky ideas or dinner? Thanks.

    Love Leila

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  17. Feeling very emotional too. I have also struggled with eczema and have had several severe episodes in the past. Aside from the physical issues, the mental issues can be deeply scarring too. This is a beautiful and important story to share as I'm sure it will give hope to many who suffer in silence and fear.

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  18. HI, Congratulations on helping your daughter thats so wonderful. I am just curious if one of the diets you tried before this one was the GAPS diet. It is a know diet to address leaky gut. If so what were your results? Thanks, Sutton

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  19. Dear Annie, after being very very skeptical about your vegan journey and being discouraged by my "paleo" views and the common misconception that "you need calcium from milk" and "protein from meat" I decided to listen a bit and started by watching Food Inc and Earthlings. Earthlings simply brought me to tears that I couldn't stop no matter how hard I tried. And then it hit me "How can we be healthy if we eat these poor animals that suffered all their lives and had a traumatic death?". It just can't be. All their energy and their fear is still there.

    I admit, I'm still a bit afraid to start a vegan journey but I'll give it a try. After all, I tried all kinds of stuff in the last years and I didn't die. And for sure I'm not getting my calcium from my daily bar of Snickers. So, even if it doesn't work, I have nothing to lose.
    Please wish me luck!
    I've been struggling with hormonal acne for 4 years now but I'll always look for a cure.
    And I want to admit something else, at some point when everybody criticized you on your detox phase, I also thought that you're ruining your health and will regret it. But today I see you close to being clear and more beautiful and energetic than ever. Thanks for inspiring me with your strength and courage! I would have never done it without seeing your results! I'm very happy for you and I hope I will be able to be happy for myself too!

    And for my ex paleo buddies, don't listen to what the commercial version of the diet became! Remember Kitava!

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    1. I began a vegan journey a little over two years ago and have pretty well remained vegan. My vegan journey began due to some health issues and it has changed my life. I'm excited for you even though I don't know you. But I do know what it feels like to walk a road that everyone thinks you are nuts for trudging. Good luck.

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  20. Thank you so much for sharing. My kids have terrible skin, allergy, and asthma problems. We have tried everything. My poor 1 year old scratches all night long. I wonder if this could help him.

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  21. I have rosacea. Will following this type of diet help with this issue? Thanks

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  22. that is a great result. My daughter is using digestive enzyme to get rid of the yeast infections and change milk to almond milk. Also use good skin care regimen to solve her skin problem.

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  23. This is an incredible story and it really gives us information to keep in mind! Thanks so much for sharing it!
    Blessings,
    Jenni

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  24. I have extreme eczema on my hands on one of my feet. It's painful and very uncomfortable. I've been seeing Kaiser's dermatologists since I was a child - I'm 55 years old now - and they've done not one single thing to heal me.

    I appreciate this post and will be trying out the high carb low calorie vegan diet.

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