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Jesi
Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 12:34pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hi fellow explorers! So I have discovered I have an intolerance to fats...and have reallylowered my intake. My skin has cleared, I no longer have bags undermy eyes and the wrinkle between my eyes is dissapearing. My teeth even look whiter! The only problem Im having is super dry, itchy skin on my legs and stomach. I can't stop scratching tot he point where I now have blood spots on my shins from scratching so much. I can't tolerate bone broth or any fats at all other than a littleolive oil. When I was (wrongly) following the hunter diet (all of my results are hunter except for the fact that I get a rash on my face if I eat fats) the skin on my body was supersmooth and hydrated, butmy face was a MESS full of bumps (eczema type thing). Now my face is clear but the skin on my body is super dry. I don't know what to do. Lotions and oils don't help. Im wondering if anyone else who has a high intolerance to fats has the same issue? I havent experimented with increasing my intake of plant fats...guess I will have to go look at my book again.


"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well". Psalm 139

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What kind of soap are you using when you shower, and what are you using to wash your clothes? You could have a sensitivity to something that's actually touching your skin. I would guess something in the laundry detergent, since it's only affecting you in places covered by clothing.

Have you tried rubbing in food-grade oil on damp skin right after you shower? It's important to do this while your skin is still damp. It's also important to use oils that are free of potentially irritating additives, such as fragrances often found in oils and lotions designed for topical use. That's why I suggested using something pure enough to eat. I have a bottle of rice bran oil in my bathroom, refilled from the bottle of oil in my kitchen. I used to use olive oil, but I can now get the rice bran oil cheaper so I use that instead.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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Jesi
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I use an olive oil soap (been using it for years) and sensitive skin laundry detergent. The itchy dry skin started pretty much immediately once I lowered my fat intake. I was eating half a stick of butter a day (or ghee), lots of meat,bone broth, you name it. The funny thing is when I first discovered the BTD and started eating more red meat and fat, my skin was super smooth and hydrated. Now it' back to dry...so I know I need more fat in my diet,just don't know what? I can't do ghee or bone broth, and barely tolerate red meat. My liver needs some time to rest before I incorporate more fat. But the itchiness and dryness is killing me! My hair and nails look good (not dry). Its mostly my legs, thighs, and stomach.


"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well". Psalm 139

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Jesi
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Im also still nursing my sonso that doesn't help the dry skin.


"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well". Psalm 139

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Maybe you need to increase your fats, but not as much as you were doing before. Half a stick of butter a day is a LOT!!! What happens if you eat one tablespoon of butter OR ghee per day? Or one or two teaspoons?


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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calendula oil. and, of course, organic.


lactose -gluten-soy intolerant
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Have you had a MN blood test done perhaps you are an NN?

other than that I would suspect that the rash is from a food or a reaction of some combination or other. or an environmental one.

also I'm not sure if making too many changes while still nursing is such a great idea.

so do you eat any wheat, any diary?

how much water do you drink a day and also how many other watery drinks like green tea do you have.

how compliant are you as unless it's 100 % it's difficult to tell what is reacting to what.

do yo have any other symptoms, tiredness, dizzy, unable to sleep. give us a thorough run down and lets see how we can figure it out.


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oh one things that will certainly do no harm is to have an epsom's salts bath it might sting your legs a little at the start but eventually will usually if not always help. if it does help then have a couple or three baths a week building up to 2-3 cups of salts.

if yo uhave any children in the bath with you lower that to only one cup.


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would give a try to hamamelis products - soap free lotions for washings and even jojoba oil can be fine to come along ...but drizzle this oil into your humid skin... not dried by your towls... this is a fine trick to bind humidity ...
what do you call "plant fats" ...


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have you tried lamb? it has a different sort of fat from beef. also have you tried pure shea butter as a lotion? it is very thick but it seems to help my dry skin bumps if I remember to put it on every other day.


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Jesi - The line(s) between the eyes is associated with the liver per Traditional Chinese Medicine. That's great that for you it is disappearing!

I too am careful with my fats but seem to do very well with 1 Tbl. of flax oil daily and 1 tsp. of fish oil. (My skin does well with this). Slight bit of ghee for flavour on occasion. I have no problems digesting these fats and I have no gallbladder. But, if I have olive oil and too much other fats, trials & tribulations for me!  

Well, no gallbladder & explorer as well and of course individuality! I can do flax oil, but not ground flax which is unfortunate as I love the taste of ground flax. Someone on this board suggested that I needed tot take lots of water, but I already do.

When I spoke to someone who is affiliated with Dr. D, they said it was more than likely the combo of no gallbladder and my explorer genes. That explanation makes sense to me.
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@Dianne, Have you done the MN test (actually i do a post on that to see oxo


Kind Regards PC. FIfHI Swami III Pro

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@Dianne, Have you done the MN test (actually i do a post on that to see oxo


If this test is done via blood, I am out of luck. My doctor gave me a requisition to see if I could get the Lewis Blood Typing done and the lab asked if I was getting a transplant! This is requisitioned by a surgeon at the hospital, to be done at the hospital lab. Still trying to figure out if I am a 'light secretor' and that is why I was going for the Lewis Blood Typing. I've been speaking to a company that works with a geneticist and they are working on seeing what they can do for me. Thanks.  
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The MN test is done by a blood sample. it cost very little to do the test.


Kind Regards PC. FIfHI Swami III Pro

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DD ( is O+(Non)NN, Duffy Fy(a+b-) Lewis (a+b-) Gatherer
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I study a lot of homeopathy and their stance on skin rash is this.....if there is a rash, do not stifle it. It is the body pushing toxins and whatnot out. If you are eating something that your body can't metabolize it can come out of your skin.

It seems like you may have figured out what it is....that is great!!!

I also have a friend who notices that she gets a bad rash when she eats nuts that are not soaked and/or sprouted. Do you eat a lot of nuts? If so...perhaps cutting back will help the rash. However the best solution is to soak them to make them more digestible for your system.

Good luck!
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Have you ever tried using a humidifier?   Sometimes the air in your house is just too dry.


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Sounds like your liver needs a bit of work-- castor oil pack to the liver might be just what you need.

You can research it more.


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I used to eat a lot of butter, but lost that craving after menopause.
I also nursed a long time & probably needed some of that fat. Can you slowly transfer your oil intake to olive oil?
We are individuals, fearfully & wonderfully made, & we will get some answers to our individual needs as we keep searching!  ><>  

There is lots of good help on this forum!


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