I think it's great you are sharing your experiences with this John, and I hope lots of people will experiment and see what can be done for them through what they feed their bodies. Having done this myself now, it is invaluable to be able to see effects, and also to see what other triggers exist outside food. When you take food out of the picture it makes everything else clearer 💚
I'm very similar Jasmin. I've been doing diet trials for almost a year now (AIP, paleo, gluten / dairy free) and still got flare ups throughout. This has been frustrating but in a way good because I can see that I have strong tendency for flare ups around hormonal cycles and especially during times of onset of illness. It has allowed me to see what is food related and to see what isn't. I hope it will be a similar process for you!
Congrats on trying for a baby! That is very exciting. Eyebrow p sucks. I have it there too, although it had been clear in that area for months I had a flare up recently that is just starting to subside. I didn't find anything to help out than Aveeno moisturiser which for me is gentle enough for my face. I just had to grin and bare it 👍
Thank you everyone! Kind words to help pick me up 😊 My cold is getting better, I started a daily multi vitamin for a few days to boost myself up and made some very wholesome juices to get some extra goodness in my body. My scalp is feeling a notch calmer that than yesterday so maybe things will start going in the right direction. Keeping on with fighting the good fight 💪
Yes Rita I've been using grapeseed oil soaks for about a year now. I love it! So soothing. Yes it is oily but that's kind of why it works for me. Takes all the itch and burn away whilst it's on. And washes out just with normal shampoo, so I do it before showering for an hour or two. Thank you Karin, it has been something that I needed to do with the food to see if there was something obvious out there that could really help me with some simple dietary rules in place. But actually, I've found that I do well with lots of fruit and vegetables and clean, home cooked food, but not much better with the serious eliminations I've been doing on top of that. I can't identify many exact foods that affect my skin other than orange juice and avocados. Histamine foods give me the burn but only if I eat lots in one day. Nightshades are not good for me but I wasn't eating much of them any way before this year as I'd basically eliminated then already... So I'm settling on a diet that is for now not eliminating anything but is focusing on clean food that is pretty low in grains, sugar, dairy, gluten... But that doesn't eliminate those things entirely. But for now, no nightshades!