People who follow a raw vegan diet and lifestyle often say that it can help manage and even cure many health problems. They claim that many common health issues are caused by a non-raw, non-vegan diet. 22-year-old Alice Morgan says her eczema went away when she started eating a very strict raw food vegan diet.
Morgan used to suffer from eczema breakouts that were so severe that they caused her skin to itch and burn, and even blister. Some breakouts left Morgan with bleeding skin and blood all over her clothes.
After trying many medications and treatments, Morgan turned to a raw food vegan diet in desperation. And her breakouts have actually stopped altogether!
She shares her experience:
“I would get this feeling like my blood was bubbling with heat, then a bone, deep itch in my skin that I could never reach even when I gave in and scratched it.”
“It would get quite swollen, redden and I’ve have lots of red dots all over my skin – it was really hot and there wasn’t much I could do to cool it down, apart from take Dead Sea salt baths as often as I could.”
“After that my skin would ooze, that was pretty horrible.”
“When I didn’t have much control over the itching, I would often wake up with blood on my sheets and pyjamas.”
“Then there’s a heat which usually came off of my neck, arms and cheeks.”
“In the next stage it would dry out, become scaly and flaky all over my face and body.”
“The flaking stage lasts for days on end, there isn’t a great deal you can do when your skin is like this apart from moisturise, with a pure organic oil like almond or avocado.”
Miss Morgan adds:
“It was really hard to deal with, in the past I have felt lonely, awkward, low, uncomfortable, antisocial, ugly, anxious, the list goes on.”
Despite doctors prescribing her steroids, her condition only worsened:
“It was out of control, over my face and arms, I’d never had it on my legs before too.”
“People don’t understand how severe eczema can get, it’s not just little patches behind the knees, elbows, it spreads all over my body.”
“There’s no hiding it really, which makes you feel self-conscious and awkward in social situations.”
Miss Morgan had lost hope until three months ago, when she started a grain-free, raw vegan diet – eating only raw fruit and vegetables for her three meals a day. She says that vegan diet has stopped the flare-ups and gave her healthier skin:
“It’s a very, very restrictive diet but I feel the best I have done in a long time,” she said.
“It got to the point where I was prepared to do anything to get better again.”
“At the moment I’m trying to stick to my raw vegan diet, I don’t eat any grains and 80 per cent of everything I eat is raw.”
“I’ve seen results since day one and although it’s a tough diet to follow it seems to be worth it, I just hope I can maintain it.”
“Before, I felt like eczema had taken my life away, but I am now determined to get it back and be able to live a normal life like before my flare-ups.”
“I have enough creams and lotions to open a pharmacy, but now since discovering my new diet I’m choosing to keep everything as natural as possible.”
“I am a true believer that the correct diet can cure any disease or illness”.