Last Updated on August 26, 2020
“How do I gain weight on a seborrheic dermatitis diet?”
Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic skin condition that often affects the scalp. One of the treatments for seborrheic dermatitis is to follow an anti-inflammatory diet.
If you have seborrheic dermatitis, it is particularly important to avoid bad fats like those found in deep-fried foods and takeout. Following the Standard American Diet (SAD) is not recommended for people with seborrheic dermatitis.
A seborrheic dermatitis diet includes an emphasis on fresh food.
If I had seborrheic dermatitis, I would start with getting a comprehensive stool analysis. I would want to know what imbalance exists and determine the levels of beneficial bacteria in my gut. I’d also be on the lookout for yeast, parasites, and any dysbiosis.
Many people with dermatitis have got dysbiosis. They’ve got lots of harmful bacteria circulating throughout their gut. Often, they’ll have bad breath as well and a coated tongue.
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Stool testing and appropriate treatment are essential for effective management of seborrheic dermatitis. I also recommend digestive enzymes. I find pancreatic enzymes, in particular, really help people with seborrheic dermatitis.
A seborrheic dermatitis diet would probably very similar to the one I eat. Oily fish like mackerel, tuna, herring, and salmon offer the right kinds of fat.
The best way to gain weight while following a seborrheic dermatitis, or anti-inflammatory, diet is to cut the junk out of your meal plan. Start eating healthier and healthier will adding supplements like omega-3 fatty acids and probiotics to your daily routine. I’d also recommend taking fat-soluble supplements like vitamins A, D, E, and K. I’ve found vitamin A to be particularly helpful for dermatitis.
Check to see if you have any food allergies. Many people with seborrheic dermatitis have got an allergy.
If you’ve got a runaway, out-of-control skin, and you see no improvement despite improving your gut health, get tested for leaky gut and food allergies. For food allergy testing, we are interested in IgE and IgG antibodies.
Take the founds that are causing peaks in these antibodies out of your diet.
You’re not going to be able to gain weight if your gut is in poor shape. By improve your gut flora, your bowel habits will improve along with your energy and sleep patterns. Taking this approach has worked for a lot of my clients. I hope it will work for you too.