In general, Seborrheic dermatitis occurs to patients with high/over production of body oil and its source is high intake of processed sugars, junk food or fats. This major imbalance in the diet structure acts as a catalyst in the overgrowth of Candida. This Candida overgrowth can lead to an increased histamine activity and may cause eczema. Candida yeast penetrates the vulnerable areas of the body and causes irritation. Sebaceous glands, oil glands are the most vulnerable organs, which are prone to the attack of seborrheic dermatitis. In order to get rid of the attack of the disease, the first and foremost step of the treatment should be to follow a healthy diet plan and also a change in the food habits. The patients suffering from seborrheic dermatitis should invariably try and reduce the excess amount of fats and processed sugars and try to increase the amount of fiber, which may act against the Candida overgrowth. An excess of saturated fats and processed sugars acts as a common denominator of the affliction in case of a seborrheic dermatitis sufferer. Make sure that you are drinking plenty of water each day. You must substitute all your soda, juice drinks, tea and coffee with water instead. Physicians recommend that every person should drink at least 8 glasses of water daily. Drinking plenty of water is very important for our body to remove toxins and to remain healthy. Water stops the body from getting dehydrated and keeps our skin oily and moisturized. There is a relation between seborrheic dermatitis and intestinal yeast such as Candida. An antifungal diet consisting of elimination of sugar and increasing vegetable intake reduce the disease. You must bring a change in the diet. Foods rich in antioxidants and beta-carotene are very effective and efficient in reducing inflammation of the skin ailment. You should always focus on a diet rich in fiber and the essential nutrients.
Regimen Of Diet
Always maintain a strict regimen of diet. Green vegetables like spinach, broccoli, kale and collard are highly rich in minerals and fiber. These are also rich in beta-carotene, which helps in boosting our immune system and restoring our body system balance. Take carrots, apricots, which are beta-carotene sources. You should lessen fat intake to lower down the building of fatty substances. You should increase fiber intake that will assist to reduce oil production. Leafy vegetables and foods rich in Vitamin E must be included in your diet. Most popular fruits like apricots, apples and mineral enriched foods like asparagus will help to strengthen the immune system of the body. Patients afflicted with seborrheic dermatitis should always be cautious about their diets. One must start eating a whole foods diet. Vegetables are very nutritious and healthy. They are enriched with vitamins and minerals. Vegetable salad is excellent for your skin because raw foods are digested without difficulty. If you go with cooked foods, it is better to use natural cooking oil. Make sure that you are not eating food with chemical preservatives because preservatives always tend to weaken the immune system to cause the disease. The patients suffering from seborrheic dermatitis should always eat foods that are a lot more alkaline and less acidic. Avoid acidic foods. Alkaline foods are essential for the body to have good PH balance. Acidic foods are usually processed foods that are not natural. Alkaline foods are “all natural” foods and easier for your body to digest. Do not eat foods like tomatoes. Examine your entire diet components and remove all such things that are not essentially required. These rejected items include greasy foods and these are high in fat content as well as foods with lots of sugar. One single candy bar can negatively affect your whole PH balance resulting in the attack of the disease so the patients must avoid taking much of sweetened food items for the sake of early recovery.
There are an abundance of alkaline foods in the nature all around us. We must make efforts to make good use of them. Without describing very elaborately, only the most common items of them are being mentioned here. Alkaline vegetables include Alfalfa, Barley gram, Beet gram, Broccoli, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, cucumber, chard green, egg plant, garlic, peppers, pumpkin and raddish. Alkaline fruits are namely apple, apricot, banana, avocado, berries, coconut (dry) anddates (dried). These fruits should be taken in large quantities to maintain and restore good PH value for early healing.
There are so many vegetables and fruits, which are acidic in nature. The patients suffering from seborrheic dermatitis must abstain themselves from eating so much of these kinds of foods since the foods will severely aggravate the condition of the disease if taken in an excessive manner. The patients should rather eat such acidic foods in fewer quantities. Acidic foods are classified in different categories. The common items are being mentioned: • Acidic Vegetables- Corn, lentils, winter squash, olives • Fruits – Blue berries, currants, plums, prunes • Grains- Barley, bran, oat, bread, noodles, oatmeal • Nuts- Cashew, legumes, peanuts, walnuts • Fat- Butter, olive oil, sunflower oil • Junk food – Beer, coca-cola, coffee, soft drinks, vinegar • Protein foods containing fat- Meat, fish, poultry, eggs The patients should be careful in taking the required amounts of alkaline and acidic types of foods bearing in mind that any deviation from the necessary quantity will prove detrimental for them. The main idea is to keep a good PH balance for early relief from the disease. To maintain a healthy body the patients suffering from seborrheic dermatitis must take at least 60% of alkaline food items and 40% of acidic food items. On the other hand, such patients should also take about 80% of alkaline food items and about 20% of acidic food items for the purpose of restoring their lost physical vigor and vitality. For the sake of quick recovery, the patients of seborrheic dermatitis must make efforts to consume homemade foods cooked with least natural cooking oil and minimum spices. The habit of taking cooked foods from outside like, from hotels and restaurants, should be discarded.