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[2017 February] Dietary Therapy for Atopic Dermatitis Patients
Date 02-14-2017 11:58 Hit107
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Dietary Therapy for Atopic Dermatitis Patients
 
The first step for preventing the development of atopic dermatitis is to see a specialist and check whether you are allergic to certain food ingredients. You may eat something for a long time without realizing that you are allergic to it, which may lead to chronic allergies. An allergic reaction is rarely triggered by something you eat for the first time. The symptoms usually manifest after you have had the food for multiple times.
Even if a toddler is allergic to a certain food item, the child may grow out of it over time as his/her intestines, digestive enzymes, and immune system develop.
Atopic dermatitis patients need long-term dietary treatment, because the majority of cases are related with food allergies. Thus, today, let us have a look at healthy eating habits and food for atopic dermatitis patients.


 

◀ Healthy Eating Habits for Atopic Dermatitis Patients ▶
 
1.    Eat three meals a day. This is one of the golden rules for atopic dermatitis patients: eat three meals a day, do not eat too much in the evening, and do not miss breakfast.

2.    Drink sufficient water. Water restores vitality to your skin. It also helps discharge oxidants and other toxins through your kidney. It is ideal to drink water 30 minutes before, and 2 hours after, each meal. It is best not to drink water during the meal. Taking too much liquid with food dilutes the digestive fluid, which may cause stomach troubles.

3.    Extreme diet restriction is not the answer. It is dangerous to stay away from a certain food item entirely. The body's immune system works smoothly with proper nutrient supply, but when the nutrients are lacking due to excessive food restrictions, the immune system may be in trouble.

4.    Maintain a balanced diet. During a diet treatment, it is crucial to maintain the nutritional balance. It may break the balance to stay away from food known to cause atopic dermatitis without taking alternative sources of nutrients.


 



◀ Cooking for Atopic Dermatitis Patients ▶
 
1.    Use nature-friendly ingredients. No additives or chemicals.

2.    Use seasonal ingredients. In their right seasons, vegetables grow properly even without pesticides. Seasonal food is also rich in nutrients that people need during the season, which makes them effective immune system boosters.

3.    Choose ingredients with antioxidant nutrients. Antioxidant nutrients in vegetables and fruits prevent atopic dermatitis.





 
4.    Eat fermented food. Fermented food is a rich source of microorganisms. By eating fermented food, you also take the nutrients of the microorganisms and the enzymes produced by the fermentation process, all of which contribute to a healthy immune system. (Traditional Fermented Food in Korea)

5.    Choose ingredients with a detoxing effect. A meat-heavy diet, excessive instant food, toxins created by chemicals, and heavy metals inadvertently taken into your system increase oxygen free radicals in the system. Detoxing food boosts your immune system by expelling wastes and toxins out of your body





 
6.    Do not take excessive sugar. Food with too much sugar suppresses your immune system as well as your appetite. In addition, a higher level of glucide raises the likelihood of hypersensitive reactions, which cause atopic dermatitis. Sugar takes away calcium when it is dissolved in the system, and interferes with various metabolic functions.

7.    Think about compatibility when choosing ingredients. A good ingredient may become a poison or a medicine, depending on which food you take with it. The right combination of food enhances the flavor and nutrients of the dish. (Food Compatibility)


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