Hey guys I've been battling this eczema/rash which has taken over my arms/neck/face/back/chest over the past 2 years. It itches like crazy, its painful to move, theres no flexibility in my skin. I swear it feels like acid when I sweat or go in water. In Feb, I went on a diet which consisted of eliminating junk food/processed foods. I ate only brown rice, vegetables, fruits and fish here there. I had a glass of fresh pressed vegetable juice every night as well. I did it for about 2-3 months and I did not see much improvement after the first couple of weeks.
At first I believed I went through a healing crisis because the rash spread to other spots on my body like my groin area but then subsided over time. Maybe that was due to the toxins just bursting to get out. Now my skin is insanely dry and cracks which leads it to bleed.
Over that period of time I took probiotics, blue gree algae, digestive enzymes, CoQ10, hemp oil, coconut oil, an chorella.
I am now on a candida diet. Eating organic chicken/turkey, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, onions, spinach, cucumbers asparagus, almonds, cashrews. I have an apple here and there but I try to avoid fruit as much as possible. I drink only spring water.
I have done 3 Hulda Clark liver flushes, going to do another one after my candida/fungi cleanse by humaworm, I've done a whole round of humaworm, humacleanse(colon). I am currently takin a multivitamin, zinc, bromelain(with meats) L-glutamine, msm, a green supplement drink, orchex(given by naturopathic), sulfer(naturopathic), omega 3-6-9 suppplement(naturopathic)
I'm just wondering why has nothing seemed to improve at all? My skin is just as bad 8 months ago. Nothing I do or take seems to improve, I'm sure my diet isn't working or something. I really think its leaky gut but I would like the opinion of CZ. Might explain why nothing has worked =/. Getting pretty stressed out being in college full time and working full time. I just want to work to improve this.
I recently just did a more extensive blood test to see if I have any food sensitivity that I might of missed.
This is the test I took. Do you think it will accurately tell me whether I have leaky gut or not? I should get lab tests back to the naturopathic doctor in a couple of days.Is there any other tests you guys can recommend me to do or to ask my regular doctor to do which can help unveil my problem.
It's absolutely possible that food intolerances/leaky gut is your problem. You might be surprised that the foods you are eating every day, regardless of how healthy they are, are causing you the most problems.
I was on the anti-candida diet for over a year... I am intolerant of many vegetables and now any type of rice! At first, I was even intolerant to chicken!
I did the ALCAT testing for my food intolerances. I'm not sure how that compares to the testing you have done.
If you can, try to get a test that also includes herbals, as this could be contributing. Right now, I'm severely intolerant to Essiac Tea , and slightly intolerant to coconut oil... these and other herbals that are good for candida I have to stay away from :(
Hmmm. I hope I find out more from my test results, should come in about a week. I ate brown rice and range free chicken. It did not help. I have cut out rice and chicken for a little over a week now. Eating only cooked/steamed veges and fruit. Thank you for response though, gives me some more ideas.
Are you taking any drugs? Pharmaceutical? Entertainment? Steroids?
Have you tried a 100% raw food and zero condiment diet?
I have tried before and it have some benefit, I believe it helped my body detoxify itself. I had alot of oozing fluids come out when I did. But I skin never healed. It was always dry and flaky, non stop shedding. This is where I believe leaky gut came in. I eat healthy but no improvement in my insane shedding.
Have you tried a 100% raw paleo diet with raw organic meat and lots and lots of RAW FAT, raw organic vegetables and raw organic fruit?
No. just fruit and vegetable juicing. I honestly can't eat all raw meat. I could probably do medium rare steak, if thats good enough.
Have you every tried doing a 14 day orange juice fast?
I started reading your site and about your brother and I am thinking about giving it a shot. I want to see what I may be sensitive in foods first. I will do one soon. I am about to do a 10 day fast on an elemental nutrition formula to give my body a rest.
Have you done any detox protocols?
3x liver cleanse
Your current definition of "healthy food" is not working for you.
1. Brown rice is not a healthy food. It is not an original human food. It is a grain. It's for the birds. Plus when you cook brown rice, the metal in your cooking pot gets into it. Whether it is aluminum or stainless steel.
2. Free Range Chicken - many people are allergic to chicken. My own 2nd boy is allergic to any kind of chicken. But not allergic to duck. I suggest you drop all chicken meat or egg.
Plus your chicken is cooked. Cooked chicken fat, cooked chicken meat - cooked protein is a far alien food.
Try original human food. Raw fat, raw protein, raw fruit, raw vegs.
Whatever raw you tried before was not good enough because the definition of "RAW" that you got was from the narrow minded vegans.
The SUPER FOOD of all time is RAW ANIMAL FOOD.
I highly suggest you combine the following:
(raw paleo diet with high meat every day to heal your suspected leaky gut)
The key for you is lots and lots of RAW FAT. Raw fish fat, raw grass fed beef fat and marrow. That will lubricate your skin. Raw duck egg fat. Make your own raw mayonnaise.
Olive oil fat is drying!
Raw animal fat is moisturizing!
Optional: When you are pumped up with nutrition you can do your 14 day orange juice fast. Join the ask barefoot forum to ask for help how to do the 14 day orange juice fast.
Duck Egg yolk Liver Flushes are superior to any Liver Flush because you can just do it every morning when you wake up. Plus you get nutrition! And egg yolks are lubricating! Olive oil is skin drying!