Alice Morgan suffered uncontrollable itching, dry skin, and blisters as a result of chronic eczema. In a 2016 interview she said,
“When I didn’t have much control over the itching, I would often wake up with blood on my sheets and pyjamas.”
For those suffering eczema, patches of itchy dry skin can become inflamed leading to blisters, cracked skin, and bleeding from itching. It’s more common that you may realize. According to the National Eczema Association, 31.6 million Americans have symptoms of eczema. Over half of them, 17.8 million Americans, have moderate to severe eczema symptoms.
One Girl’s Story
Alice first developed eczema as a child, but in her teens she began to suffer painful flare-ups. She recalls becoming covered in blisters and that she was unable to leave the house at times. She recalls,
“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. People don’t understand how severe eczema can get, it’s not just little patches behind the knees and elbows, it spreads all over my body. There’s no hiding it really, which makes you feel self-conscious and awkward in social situations.”
Searching for a Cure for Eczema
It is estimated that 10% of American children suffer eczema and people seeking help often take whatever advice their doctor prescribes. Creams, special soaps, and eliminating specific foods are common at-home treatments for many people. If seeking help from a mainstream physician, it is likely you will receive a pharmaceutical drug prescription.
Just over a month ago one such drug made headlines when the FDA approved Dupixent, medicine that would cost $37,000 a year for one person to treat their eczema. This is quite a bit more money than my annual income for most of my adult life, while supporting two children. This is more money than many people living in the United States make in an entire year. To be frank, it’s outrageous that this product even exists. The price tag of this new drug, Dupixent, just highlights the corruption and profit motive in big-business medicine. And then there is the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs. Dupixent works by targeting the immune system to inhibit an inflammatory response. In an article for Natural News Vicki Batts raises issue with the unknown longterm side effects of taking medications that disrupt the body’s natural functions.
“Of course, messing around with one’s immune system often comes with its own host of ill effects. According to the FDA, the most common side effects of this drug include injection site reactions, cold sores around the mouth, and swelling, redness and itchiness of the eyes or eyelids. While not technically an immunosuppressant, one must wonder what the long-term effects of taking this drug every other week or so might be.”
Finally, a Natural Remedy that Cured Her Eczema
Fortunately, a simpler and far less expensive cure for eczema is being brought to light by stories like Alice’s. Alice made headlines around the globe for the success she had with a simple remedy for eczema.
Alice had been searching for a cure trying lotions, creams, supplements, steroids, and homeopathic remedies with no results. But when she started following a strict hi-raw vegan diet, she says the flare-ups stopped. At first she may have considered the raw food diet extreme, but she says,
“It was really hard to deal with, in the past I have felt lonely, awkward, low, uncomfortable, antisocial, ugly, anxious, the list goes on… It got to the point where I was prepared to do anything to get better again.”
A Plant Based Diet Healed Her Skin
Alice doesn’t eat grains and says her diet is 80% raw. On a typical day she starts with a breakfast of celery and a smoothie and snacks on a banana. For lunch Alice has a raw salad with avocado dressing and fruit. Afternoon snack is carrot sticks with hummus or fruit salad and she enjoys cooked vegetables for dinner. Desert is fruit salad or a raw desert. Her new diet has helped Alice regain her life back from Eczema. She says,
“’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.”
Sources: Daily Mail, Eczema sufferer says a vegan diet... Natural News, FDA approves outlandish $37,000 drug to fight eczema... National Eczema Association, Eczema Prevalence in the United States... Medical News Today, Eczema: Causes, symptoms, and treatments...