Soy is OK for people of the blood types A, AB and B, but people of blood type O should consume it only occasionally.
Potato should be avoided by people of blood type A and O.
So, if you know your own blood type, use the blood type food lists to see what you should eat on a limited gluten free and milk free diet.
Choose only foods that are marked as B (Beneficial)
Like, Lam & beef and many kind of fish is Beneficial for Type O, but is an avoid for type A,
Those two blood types are the most common in the western world, and are opposites.
O is much more likely to react to grains and gluten than A.
O may become healthy on a meat diet (Keto, Paleo, low carbs), while A may become healthy on a Vegan (vegetarian, ...) diet.
If I were you, I would pick something like 5 or 10 foods from the list of the beneficial foods for my own blood type, and I would see if living on those foods for a few days gives result in less inflammation.
ALl you need is a slightest sign of improvement, to know that you should continue with the Blood Type Diet .
The best is, if you can, to stay away from the industrially processed foods and to try to make all your foods from the scratch.
The Nutritional Cause of Chapped Lips Video
Dr. Eric Berg DC
What is interesting are the comments to this video.
Here are a few interesting comments
1 year ago
I had a horrible case of what they say is called Cheilitis....and had to use antibiotic cream. I had to change my partial dental piece to new full set of implants because it bothered my lips that bad.
1 year ago (edited)
I had cracked lip corners very often before. That was very irritating, i had to use special creams. Now i go gluten and grain free, my breakfast includes two eggs and potassium rich foods (bananas, avocados, blackstrap molasses), i also take B and other vitamins, sometimes natural, sometimes synthetic.
I haven't had my lips cracked since i changed my nutrition. It improved my overall health as well. Thanks Dr. Berg.
7 months ago
So I have eaten 2 hard boiled eggs for 3 days and my lips feel normal. I have not needed any outside relief. There are no pieces that are dried up. Btw, I hate eggs! Very big thanks.
Italiano Siciliano Mistro
8 months ago
I lost colour on my face in patches like vitiligo and lost hair on my beard....I started taking vitamin B complex and vitamin D and my white patch and hair on my beard patch grew back...hair is grey still but getting better
Viet Ha Tran Pham
4 months ago
I have dry lips no matter how much I drink (2-3l a day) and eat a lot of veggies, using expensive lip balms. Nothing works. Then I went on ketogenic after binge-watching Dr. Berg's videos. It was scary because I have been brought up in a low-fat family since 2-3 years old and ironically enough I'm the fattest in my family. I started eating 3 eggs a day, everyday, handfuls of nuts, tonnes of veggies, coconut oil. Today is my 5th day, I notice my lips looks normal, not incredibly hydrated, but normal. I'll see how this goes but I can't remember the last time my lips are not dry, and it's winter here in Australia at the moment. I'm so happy!!! THANK YOU!!
10 months ago
I 've been on ketogenic diet for 3 days now my lips are no longer dry and my acne cleared up!! it's weird because usually I put chopstick every 30 minutes to prevent my lips from drying
6 months ago
I have found that chocolate, carob, coffee and plastic water bottles give me chapped lips. If I stay away, I never have a problem.
1 month ago
Wooooow i cant beleive how different iam in less than 4 days after using your recommended eggs with nutritional yeast! Now my chapped lips are gone for ever, i cant beleive this! I swear i have been suffering this problem for 14 years. Thank you so much Dr
2 months ago
my dr gave me an Rx for nystatin to heal my lower lip, but it hasn't worked. my poor lip looks like leather now and I can't produce a full smile 😳 I eat healthy and take great care of myself and have tried many things to cure it, but my poor lip stays the same. Regarding the video, I don't eat wheat and eggs are already a regular part of my diet....and I don't drink🍷
5 months ago
My daughter's chapped-lip heals within a week. Thanks for sharing this amazing tip,dr.Berg.
7 months ago
I eat 3-4 eggs per day and still have cracked lips. What gives?
8 months ago
Dr. Berg: my lips have become severely chapped. No sugar. No breads, rice, pasta, etc. Eating the good eggs for breakfast. 10 cups leafy greens daily and so on. Can it be all the junk being released from my cells or am I just not absorbing nutrients?
8 months ago
I don't drink and don't have refine flour products daily. Still I have cracked lips problem.
1 year ago
I'm stumped by this as well. I eat a huge variety of veggies, low carbs, lots of oils (coconut, avocado, olive, butter, fish oil), eat eggs everyday, drink plenty of water (but not too much), and I still have dry skin, nails, and hair. For me, I think it's simply genetic. My mother and her two sister have severely dry skin, so did their father.
I haven't looked into whether or not patients have taken high doses of vitamin A for EC. The only vitamin/mineral a specialized blood test showed I wasn't absorbing was vitamin A. I may have been low in other vitamins, but at least I was absorbing it somewhat. I don't know if maybe I just need to add more good fat into my diet (since I had enough bad fat in my diet) like coconut oil to absorb it better. I was still absorbing vitamin D somewhat although it's also fat soluble (and I don't get much sun).
There just seemed to be a link between too little vitamin A and too much vitamin A as in Accutance (and Accutane is fake chemical form of vitamin which stores in fat cells so I don't know how it's eliminated). Too little vitamin A causes lip peeling just like too much vitamin A.
I've been too afraid to use vitamin A supplements because I assumed if my body wasn't absorbing it, it'd be stored in my liver or fat cells.
I've been thinking of going vegetarian so I don't know about liver. However, I'm going to try juicing carrots
I’m new here and have been trying to find a cure from my chapped , peeling , white turning lips . I will make this reading as easy as possible .
I didn’t know what was wrong with me in the beginning until I did a lot of research . I have been reading numerous articles from this website and have now come to a conclusion that I have EC , exfoliative Cheilitis .
I have big lips and all my life have been able to recover from chapping lips using any lip balm or chapstick . However , that all changed when I got really sexually active .
I’ve had this problem since late 2015 and nothing has worked for me ever since . I just noticed how I would always peel , lick and scrub off the excess skin off my lips a long time ago and this is where I probably f’d up . However , i believe giving oral to a female with a yeast infection started this for these reasons . I list the events that happened and so forth .
1 . Gave this girl oral . She had a sour taste .
2 . A few days later , my cap / crown began to hurt out of nowhere . ( i think i hurt it by chewing on somethint way too hard but someway , somehow , the vaginal fluids got in there but Idk )
3 . After a few days or weeks , I noticed every time I woke up and got out the shower after brushing my teeth , there would be this little white line on my bottom lip where the two lips meet . Very thin coated line . Easily removable with a smear , no biggie .
4 . Then , my lips began to get dry , chapped , flaky and nothing seemed to work . From that point on I’ve used almost every lip balm ; Nivea soft lip care or whatever it’s called , carmex in a tube , can and squeezable pouch , black chapstick , Vaseline in a blue can , burts bees and now I’m using jack black’s grapefruit with shea butter . I’ve also applied aloe vera .
5. Now , this process began with just the upper half of my bottom lip just peeling . For some odd reason , that triangle on the bottom of my top lip started peeling after a few months .
6 . I’ve tried the leave it alone method but that did not work .
7 . I’ve had the same diet all my life and I will rule out being allergic to anything .
8 . Don’t have money for a derm or Dr.
9 . This has been going on since late 2015 , so almost 2 years .
10 . Any helpful advice ? Reddit doesn’t have answers either lol .
11 . I’ve just accept scrubbing off the white skin and applying lip balm every other day .
12 . My lips looked nice when i put on vaseline for a week and carmex for a week . After stopping the routine , lips went back to crap .
13 . I did peel , lick and rub my lips together when dead skin , chapped skin came around .
The diet didn't help as much as I thought it would. What seems to be helping the most is the peroxide/baking soda brushing. My lips are peeling in spots. The skin that isn't peeling is very hard and tight. Sometimes it's hard to smile. I've tried putting lemon juice on them but I'm not sure if it is helping. I'm also drinking lemon juice, but am still looking for results. I apply castor oil too.
While ive had it for two years I actually just got diagnosed in December 2016.
That's when the tacorlimus was prescribed which didn't help with the dryness etc.
Before that id been using steroids for the longest time which which was bad idea.
Do you face constipation etc? How long did you try the diets or supplements or other alternatives for?
I really hope this is something that can be treated. I recently learned alot more about it than I knew before and am going to try everything I can. There have been people with success stories out there so I am hopeful. It just requires some effort.
Look for an oral medicine aka oral & maxillofacial pathologist doctor & they can diagnose you correctly with exfoliative cheilitis if you indeed have it. these doctors are like doctor+dentists. dermatologists are a waste of time dont bother, virtually all dont know what exfoliative cheilitis is.
i recommend trying tacrolimus ointment. exfoliative cheilitis could also start occuring on your top lip so hurry in trying to find an oral pathologist dentist (/doctor).
also candida could be a culprit but a lot of people come positive with yeast & it's unrelated to exfoliative cheilitis. however in some & it's documented - relieving yeast/candida with medications & even some foods like sauerkraut yogurt, can relieve exfoliative cheilitis but again that had only been documented in some people & ive seen their exfoliative cheilitis is always somewhat mild in nature & does not reach as far out to the outside of the lips as others who's exfoliative cheilitis is more severe/far reaching/long term.
Steroids were a waste of time. If a doctor recommends it I advise you ask to try tacrolimus first & try it for a few months 2x daily - 1x after breakfast & 1x before bed.
I was told by a doctor do not use humidifiers & do not try to lather as much thick ointments as your lips can hold as that breeds bacteria; moisture breeds bacteria. Also your lip dryness is really keratin overload if you have exfoliative cheilitis so while it seems obvious to keep your lips "wet/watered" keratin buildup dysfunction is a bit different.
Get tested for skin allergies, try to remember what happened around when your exfoliative cheilitis (if you have that) first popped up like new toothpaste, surgeries, vaccinations, moving with new house; mold,
mice, roaches, air conditioner. the reason why is that in a small % of people allergies cause pretty mild exfoliative cheilitis & stopping those things fixes it in their cases. for virtually all others exfoliative cheilitis is incurable, chronic, highly treatment resistant...sorry to say but dont get excited looking for a cure & dont get excited for a good treatment because with this evil condition it's very very unlikely. ;(
Okay so update. I posted this on a different account but I'll reply here too.
The honey helped thicken the layer of skin however it was very hard to maintain. My lips are quite susceptible to anything I put on it right now so they take on a similar colour; meaning I had honey-stained lips for a while. This was okay on its own but the lips itself felt like the consistency of dried honey, not soft and would easily break.So I stopped using honey but I reckon it did help with repairing the layers underneath a little. I continued to dabble with glycerine for a while and I used the Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera which I DO NOT RECOMMEND as it is NOT 100% ALOE VERA. Glycerine is good for moisture but it didn't help with controlling the buildup of white mush, sometimes it felt like it made it worse.
Now I'm using 100% Alove vera gel along with the Aloe Vera Vaseline version (yes I know, petroleum??? But so far it's been good with no adverse reactions). A comment above said the white mush may be a fungal infection which I tend to agree with. I did try and get a swab done but didn't get the results back for whatever reason. I have been using acidophilus liquid daily but can't tell if it's helped or not. For me, I just have a small hole in my lip that is disturbing everything. Saliva just seeps out of it and causes the lip-skin to displace and turn white which is incredibly annoying. I feel if this hole was to heal then that would be the start of the end. I've observed the skin attempting to cover the hole but I do admittedly remove the skin over varying lengths of time because it is aesthetically disturbing.
I may stop using moisturisers on the remaining affected parts and just continue using aloe vera on them instead. I'll be back.
I want to keep this as short and succinct as possible but there's a lot to say so I'll try my best.
Okay so to begin with during winter I had crusting like never before, etc. The usual.I tried to exfoliate it and being as naive as I am, I removed way too many layers and ended up with EC. It's been around 9 months now and I've gone from the rawest of lips, to normal-looking-lips-until-you-put-water-on-them-, to constant peeling, to where I am now. Currently I'm not really peeling, chappedness is now the issue along with waiting for my lips to recover fully from all the damage (regain normal colour and elasticity, etc.) but as for peeling it doesn't happen like before.
Some advice off the top of my head: if you peel until raw and then use a moisturiser like aquaphor you're likely to have layers of skin that are soft from the offset and therefore have a nasty appearance. I'm incredibly impatient in nature so I've never been able to keep a whole layer of skin on for more than a week or two but it's always nice to see after peeling that the next layer is a lot better than the last. I recommend not putting anything on this layer until it hardens a little THEN you blitz it with moisturiser to keep it moist. The best moisturisers for me have been pure cocoa butter (the one I used had petrolatum in it) used alongside aloe vera gel.
I don't want the original post to be too long so I'll provide more advice to anyone with questions, but really I wanted to know if anyone had any advice for me: My biggest issue right now is that saliva is excreted from under the skin of the lips from a little pit that doesn't seem to heal. Probably because when the saliva gets into the skin it turns it white and curls it so I end up peeling it MYSELF because it interferes with my social life. Anyone else had this pit and managed to heal it? I read a post by someone else saying that it was diagnosed as Glandular Cheiitis and that her saliva glands were misplaced so she actually had surgery on them. Since that post she hasn't posted so it may have sorted the problem out for her.
I honestly believe sorting out the saliva would make battling the chappedness until elasticity returns a lot more easier, for now whenever I eat I basically f*** up my progress because the saliva seeps through. It used to be my whole bottom lip and top lip but now its just the edges. I'm also still dealing with the swelling but that's probably exacerbated by my need to remove the saliva-drenched skin.
triamcinolone steroid ountment didnt fix my exfoliative cheilitis...hell it did practically nothing. i rate triamcinolone a 3/10.
clobetasol steroid ointment worked better but even that was like 6/10 performance wise
not including side effects which are serious/severe esp. long term. steroids are not a long term solution.
Problem with steroid ointments for exfoliative cheilitis
#1 steroids thin the skin on your lips so long term they are not a solution; this info is from 2 oral medicine doctors this is not merey my opinion but what 2 doctors told me
#2 there are nasty side effects with steroids long term
#3 they dont work/dont work well
#4 they stop working
#5 they cause the cheilitis to be even worse once you stop using the steroids like a rebound effect. this has been reported but ive never seen it first hand & ive used steroids combined time about 3 months total
"Part of how hookworms seem to work in nature is to promote an optimal gut environment in which they can thrive. In nature, the guts of people infected with hookworm are generally healthy. Could hookworms and other intestinal parasites prove key to treating and possibly eliminating diseases like celiac, and asthma?
A number of clinicians and researchers feel that if they can just get the right strain of hookworm, at the right levels, they can basically eradicate celiac disease, and possibly asthma and other inflammatory diseases.
When hookworms are introduced into the gut of people with celiac disease in the right amount, and kept at therapeutic levels, patients see their celiac symptoms disappear and their guts return to a healthy, normal condition. In fact, hookworms do not reproduce once inside the human gut, so if doctors put , say, 10 hookworms into a gut to treat celiac disease, there will be 10 there later, not more. In nature, the way humans build up dangerous levels of hookworm is via unsanitary environmental conditions and repeated exposure to more hookworms. Done clinically, the hookworm would present little or no danger to the human who was hosting it.
While still very much in the experimental phase, researchers hope to investigate a number of strains to determine the best therapeutic levels for such disease treatments. For that, they will need FDA approval.
Special strains of hookworm must be approved. "One of the big roadblocks is having the parasites that the FDA will allow you to infect people with," says John Hawdon, vice president of the American Society of Parasitologists and a researcher at the George Washington University.
He and his colleagues are applying for permission to grow hookworm larvae to standards fit for testing in humans, which is not currently permitted in the United States. Hawdon says he anticipates a lengthy application process."
My philosophy for a happy life | Sam Berns | TEDxMidAtlantic
Just before his passing on January 10, 2014, Sam Berns was a Junior at Foxboro High School in Foxboro, Massachusetts, where he achieved highest honors and was a percussion section leader in the high school marching band. He also achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. Sam was diagnosed with Progeria, a rare, rapid aging disease, at the age of 2. He is featured in the Emmy award-winning documentary Life According to Sam, which premiered on HBO on October 21, 2013, 2 days before his 17th birthday.
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Certain gut bacteria appear to enhance the immune response to gluten which may contribute to the onset of celiac disease. Vitamin D may reduce or eliminate this enhanced gluten response, and, therefore, vitamin D deficiency may be a significant factor contributing to the onset and development of celiac disease. "Fecal transplantation", probiotics, and vitamin D have been advocated as possible therapy, treatment, and/or preventative measures against celiac disease. While vitamin D and probiotics may have potential as preventative measures against the onset of celiac disease early in life, the option of a Fecal Transplant provides the actual possibility of restoring tolerance to gluten or curing celiac disease later in life following long-term intestinal mucosal recovery on a gluten-free diet. In particular, Fecal Transplantation might make it possible to treat refractory celiac disease which does not respond to a gluten-free diet.
Fecal transplantation involves the actual transfer of screened and filtered fecal material from a healthy donor into the gut of a patient, previously treated with antibiotics to clear gut bacteria, replacing the patient's own gut bacteria with a healthy mix of donor gut bacteria. The fecal material may be administered either orally or anally, via tubes. Selecting and screening a healthy donor, usually a spouse or close relative, as well as the "disgust" factor have limited use of this therapy in past years, but its high success rate for treating stubborn C. difficile cases is finally bringing Fecal Transplantation into the mainsteam of routine gastrointestinal practice. The first clinical trial of Fecal Transplant therapy involving 43 C. difficile patients compared to conventional vancomycin antibiotic therapy has just been published finding Fecal Transplantation 3 times more effective than vancomycin in resolving C. difficile infections.
To date, there does not appear any record of a clinical trial to treat celiac disease via Fecal Transplant therapy. A big problem preventing any significant clinical trial of fecal transplantation for celiac disease is there is no way to "standardize" the healthy donor fecal material. The mix of bacteria from every donor is unique. Each donor must also undergo careful screening for harmful fecal pathogens. But, now, recent developments may make such a clinical trial feasible. A synthetic stool substitute was successfully used to clear C. difficile infections in 2 patients as part of a "proof-of-principle" study which may lead the way to eliminate the need for individual healthy feces donors and the need for screening tests. The synthetic stool consisted of a mix of 33 bacteria species isolated from the stool of one healthy donor and cultured under simulated intestinal conditions. Such a standardized synthetic stool potentially administered orally in capsule form could make large scale fecal transplantation clinical trials possible. An "off-the-shelf" bacteria mixture specifically developed for the treatment of celiac disease might become a reality.
In the case of refractory celiac disease, a gluten-free diet does not stop the continued destruction of the intestinal mucosa. Research has not yet found the reason for refractory celiac disease, but "molecular mimicry" may be one possible cause. Celiac disease is an immune response to particular sequences of amino acids in gluten peptides called epitopes. In the absence of gluten, if there exist peptides from other sources with amino acid sequences matching or "mimicking" these gluten epitopes, the destructive immune response may continue to damage the mucosa. This is molecular mimicry in action. It is possible that some gut bacteria may express some of these epitopes on their surface, or, more likely, secrete peptides that contain these epitopes. These bacterial secretions might then coat the lining of the intestine sustaining the immune response. Secreted epitopes are the more likely cause of refractory celiac disease than bacteria surface epitopes because the immune system would eventually destroy the bacteria if bacteria surface epitopes were involved. But if the cause were the bacterial secretion epitopes, the bacteria itself would not be attacked and would continue to produce the secretions indefinitely perpetuating the mucosal damage. Fecal transplant therapy might cure refractory celiac disease by eliminating the gut bacteria producing the epitope mimicking secretions. How likely are such gut bacteria molecular mimics to exist? One study has investigated this for the case of multiple sclerosis and concluded there is a strong likelihood that "normally occurring gut bacterium" could produce epitopes that might cause MS through molecular mimicry. One case of molcular mimicry between human peptides and wheat peptides has been found.
In the case of normal celiac disease (non-refractory celiac disease) treatable by a gluten-free diet, after some length of time on a gluten-free diet when the antibodies to gluten epitopes have cleared and when the intestinal mucosa has sufficiently healed, it may be possible to reprogram the immune system to tolerate gluten through fecal transplantation, along with vitamin D supplementation, providing a new healthy gut bacteria mix. One problem, however, is that in many cases the damage to the intestinal mucosa from celiac disease does not entirely heal. This means that a long-term or permanent state of increased intestinal permeablity or "leaky gut" exists after beginning a gluten-free diet. Leaky-gut puts a strain on the liver's detoxification abilities having to continually deal with toxins readily passing through the "leaky" intestinal mucosa. The toxins come from gut bacteria as well as from drugs and environmental chemicals including household products and cosmetics. Inhaled environmental toxins can be ingested when mucus expelled from the lungs is swallowed. The overload on the liver and its inability to keep up with detoxification can lead to long-term debilitating medical conditions such as wide-spread chronic pain, muscle pain and weakness, neuropathies, fatigue, dry mouth, frequent urination, swelling, allergies, and even to other autoimmune disorders due to fat soluble toxins accumulating in adipose tissue where they remain causing inflammation and raising havoc indefinitely. The result is an unfavorable pro-inflammatory immune system environment which could impede any chance of restoring gluten tolerance.
A promising treatment that could entirely heal the intestinal mucosa and "leaky gut" is a treatment based on a novel protein called R-spondin1. Prior to January 2009 a small San Francisco pharmaceutical company, Nuvelo, was developing an R-spondin1 therapy drug with the designation, NU206. NU206 had shown some great promise and success in lab studies. Dramatic mucosal healing was demonstrated in an experimental colitis model with mice. Nuvelo's first targets were to use NU206 to heal and reduce intestinal mucosal damage from cancer chemotherapy and radiation therapy and to treat short-bowel syndrome. In December 2008 Nuvelo had actually announced results from Phase 1 clinical safety trials on 32 healthy male volunteers demonstrating administration of NU206 caused no adverse effects. Unfortunately, Nuvelo, which also has other drugs in development, ran short of funding and, in January 2009, merged with a Colorado company, ARCA biopharma. ARCA biopharma is dedicated to developing genetically-targeted therapies for cardiovascular diseases. It appears that all NU206 research and development and clinical trials were suspended with the merger. NU206, an extremely promising drug that might enable full intestinal mucosal healing and recovery in celiac disease now sits idly on a shelf with no indication clinical trials will ever resume. While there has been some very limited research on R-spondin1 in other medical applications by other scientists, there has been no new R-spondin1 research on intestinal healing since the merger. Any celiac disease interest group with access to funding for celiac disease research should consider contacting ARCA biopharma to see what efforts might be implemented to restart this very important R-spondin1 research.
Hey insearchofbrotherhd, When i used chapsticks I used to get that white line too, annoying as hel...
Hey insearchofbrotherhd, When i used chapsticks I used to get that white line too, annoying as hell, but I stopped using chapsticks and my lips surely feel more dry but i dont get the white lines anymore :)
I know aquaphor has been brought up many times but i was wondering if it heals your lips, or does it just control the symptons. I see lots of post bout people using aquaphor with a mix of positive and negative feedback. I was wondering if I should use it b/c im quite hesitatant when it comes to using commerical products on the lips b/c most of steroids and stuff looks sketchy to me. Maybe it only works when your lips aren't as severely damaged so you gotta use it when your lips are at a certain stage? I was reading the label and it says"Do not use on deep or puncture wounds, animal bites, serious burns." And i consider my lips to be a deep, burned, wound.(I have pictures of my lips on my other post, i forgot how to post images but I removed my braces 2 weeks so ago so my lips are f***ed up right now. I dont know why i switched from mositurizing method to leave alone)