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As an O nonnie, and seemingly limited food choices, I am very susceptible to “overeating” foods. For the past year I have been eating a mixture of almonds and hazelnuts on a daily basis, I grab a handful while I am cooking supper or when I want a crunchy food. The inevitable has happened, I have a severe case of eczema that popped up over the past few weeks that doesn’t seem to want to go away. It started in my hairline but has now spread over my forehead and down to my temples. Quite attractive if I do say so myself.
I thought at first, it was the occasional slip of dairy, but I have cut dairy down to zero thinking the asthma and eczema were related, the asthma is gone and the eczema is worse. I then thought it was my hair and face products, but again, I stopped using all products on the weekends and it became worse. Today, as I was leaving the house, I grabbed a handful of nuts on an empty stomach, within 2 minutes my ears got really hot and red, I also got a hot rash on my face and my eczema went crazy. Voila, the final clue to the puzzle!! I haven’t had another handful since this morning and finally the rash is subsiding. Oh, the trials and tribulations of being an O nonnie!!! Is there anything else out there that is crunchy, portable and gets rid of the growlies?
I really need to figure out how to properly rotate foods in and out of my diet to stop this cycle of reactions to my overeaten foods. Maybe a new use for my paperweight Palm Pilot.....