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Had eczema for first 7 years of her life, now healed by raw food diet

By Antonia:(NaturalNews) When she was just a baby, Ulla Kaczmarek's daughter Maya had eczema flare-ups that covered her body from head to toe.(1) The patchy spots were undone by pediatrician-recommended steroids and the advice to replace cow's milk with goat's milk. Everyone was elated when her scaly skin started to disappear... until she began catching colds frequently and the eczema returned.

Through the years, it was apparent that steroids were harming rather then healing Maya. A slew of other approaches were employed by the family to help improve her skin, from trying a sugar- and gluten-free diet to stopping the use of the steroids. Still, the skin condition would always make its way back, often with a vengeance, just as it did when she was seven years old. Kaczmarek explains that after more tests, it was determined that Maya also had candida and parasites. All of the tests, medications and drastically different diets began to take a toll on Maya; "we almost killed our daughter with all the new diets we tried out of desperation," her mom explains.(1)

These days, however, Maya is free of the bothersome conditions, with only a few small dry spots on her skin. Furthermore, she's bursting with energy, a far cry from the frustrated and nutritionally deprived child of days past.

The many benefits of a raw food diet

How was Maya's eczema healed?

The entire family ultimately turned to the benefits of a raw food diet, which began with the 10-day program known as "Banana Island," most notably popularized by Freelee the Banana Girl, who maintains that a diet of the same fruit or vegetable for several consecutive days can improve gut and overall health. Freelee explains that such a dietary lifestyle has completely healed a range of her own health issues including eating disorders and even stimulant abuse, adding that eating so much fruit and vegetables keeps her on a path of ongoing fitness and happiness.(2)

So impressed was Kaczmarek with the changes that she saw in herself after a brief time on Banana Island that she turned her family on to a raw food diet. Within just three short months of primarily eating nuts, seeds, vegetables and leafy greens, there were incredible improvements in Maya's skin. Today, she has only a small amount of dry spots on few areas of skin, and outbreaks have not recurred as they previously did.

"For now, we're all sticking to the raw foods diet," Maya's mother says. "Everyone in our family has great energy and feels amazing."

A raw food diet has been embraced by many to help heal a variety of skin conditions while also improving overall health. For example, one young man says that a raw food diet healed his stage 3 colon cancer and played a role in his 140-pound weight loss, and in another instance, a woman who turned to a raw food diet says she was healed of the pain caused by her systemic candidiasis.(3,4)

Sources:

(1) http://www.mindbodygreen.com

(2) http://thebananagirl.com (3) http://www.naturalnews.com (4) http://www.naturalnews.com Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/047979_eczema_raw_foods_banana_island.html#ix...