On this episode of the LCHF podcast Dr Jeff Gerber gets asked if the LCHF diet could cause eczema. It appears far more complicated than that, often the problem is not even related to the diet. Could your problems be stemming from poor food quality or food intolerance?

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Welcome back to another edition of the LCHF podcast, it’s Brad Brown with you once again and we’ve got Dr Jeff Gerber all the way in Denver Colorado joining us once again. Doc, a question in from Mike Muir, it’s an interesting one and Mike doesn’t know if it’s something that’s common when following the LCHF diet or if it’s something that just him and a colleague are struggling with.

He’s saying that him and his colleague started eating the Banting way and they’ve experienced a break out of eczema, predominantly on the face as well as on other parts of the skin as well. Do you know of any other reports of eczema and what could be causing this and what they could do to prevent it?

Jeff Gerber: So that’s an interesting experience Mike and it makes me think about something autoimmune that’s going on, something particular in the diet. I think there’s different versions of Banting diets and low carb diets and Paleo diets. To me they’re all just different versions of the same theme.

I think it can sometimes be a little careless to go out and say, well, I’m going to Bant, I’m going to eat as much fat as I want. People eat often too much protein and they’re not thinking of food quality or food intolerance. One of the things that’s really important to look at is the specific foods that you’re consuming.

Is too much dairy on the LCHF Diet causing your eczema?

The ones that come to mind is actually dairy, although low glycaemic dairy is part of a Banting diet. People may have an intolerance to protein or casein and whey and you have to consider that. Sometimes people have intolerance to nuts, to peanuts, unfortunately eggs can be allergenic.

So what I would recommend is that you have to take a look at some of these allergenic foods that you’ve included in the diet and consider eliminating them and that might solve the problem. I hope that answers your question.

BB: Mike, sadly it’s a bit of trial error, it might just be take one out and see if it comes back. If it doesn’t or if it does, take one of the others out that could be the best way to sort of figure it out. Alternatively maybe go and pop past your medical practitioner, get them to check it out and it could be something totally different.

Definitely check it out, Mike, thanks so much for being in touch today, much appreciated. We look forward to chatting again soon here on the LCHF podcast. If you have any questions for our panel of experts, all you need to do is head over to the website, the lchfpodcast.com.

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Welcome back to another edition of the LCHF podcast, it’s Brad Brown with you once again and we’ve got Dr Jeff Gerber all the way in Denver Colorado joining us once again. Doc, a question in from Mike Muir, it’s an interesting one and Mike doesn’t know if it’s something that’s common when following the LCHF diet or if it’s something that just him and a colleague are struggling with.

He’s saying that him and his colleague started eating the Banting way and they’ve experienced a break out of eczema, predominantly on the face as well as on other parts of the skin as well. Do you know of any other reports of eczema and what could be causing this and what they could do to prevent it?

Jeff Gerber: So that’s an interesting experience Mike and it makes me think about something autoimmune that’s going on, something particular in the diet. I think there’s different versions of Banting diets and low carb diets and Paleo diets. To me they’re all just different versions of the same theme.

I think it can sometimes be a little careless to go out and say, well, I’m going to Bant, I’m going to eat as much fat as I want. People eat often too much protein and they’re not thinking of food quality or food intolerance. One of the things that’s really important to look at is the specific foods that you’re consuming.

Is too much dairy on the LCHF Diet causing your eczema?

The ones that come to mind is actually dairy, although low glycaemic dairy is part of a Banting diet. People may have an intolerance to protein or casein and whey and you have to consider that. Sometimes people have intolerance to nuts, to peanuts, unfortunately eggs can be allergenic.

So what I would recommend is that you have to take a look at some of these allergenic foods that you’ve included in the diet and consider eliminating them and that might solve the problem. I hope that answers your question.

BB: Mike, sadly it’s a bit of trial error, it might just be take one out and see if it comes back. If it doesn’t or if it does, take one of the others out that could be the best way to sort of figure it out. Alternatively maybe go and pop past your medical practitioner, get them to check it out and it could be something totally different.

Definitely check it out, Mike, thanks so much for being in touch today, much appreciated. We look forward to chatting again soon here on the LCHF podcast. If you have any questions for our panel of experts, all you need to do is head over to the website, the lchfpodcast.com.
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