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tolondontoparis
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I have it, and it's so miserable! It's deffo stemmed from nutrient deficiencies, which are linked to blood type avoids, like dairy and gluten, but does anyone else have it?

Anyone rid themselves of it?
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yes i have it! i HAD it as a kid growing up all over my arms even forearms. it went away for a long time but recently (past year) it has come back with a vengence! there was a neutrogena product called skin smoothing or something like that and it worked great but it is not on the market any more. i started taking deflect but not sure if that is helping yet with this particular issue. it is really awful. i hate wearing short sleeves, it makes me really self-conscious.
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Did you try dry brushing ? before showering.. and if nothing else, learn about doing nightly low enemas.. to clear out all that is accumulating before going to sleep..

http://www.google.com/search?q.....rtPage=1  

Buy his brushes and his book but stay on BTD for O's,  as that will heal your insides and then the skin..


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Yes, I have it too. Have had on forearms since I had my daughter at age 30. It is fading somewhat but is still there and is much worse some days. I have tried many different lotions and scrubs. I too think it's from years of eating gluten. I think I have always been gluten intolerant, but didn't know it. I think it is tied to candida overgrowth too.


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Yes!  I've had it.  I even had it on my forehead - not a real 'pimple.'

I noticed that when I gave up wheat and dairy (and I don't eat corn anymore), that it seemed to go away.

In the past month I haven't been nearly as compliant as the 2 months before that, and I've had it come back.

I only use a washcloth in the shower to help exfoliate a little, but I think it's the wheat.  I miss eating bread and crackers, but I'm looking into a bread machine and other flours that don't use grains.

Good luck to you.  Stay off the wheat, you'll get there!
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Yes, I have it too. Have had on forearms since I had my daughter at age 30. It is fading somewhat but is still there and is much worse some days. I have tried many different lotions and scrubs. I too think it's from years of eating gluten. I think I have always been gluten intolerant, but didn't know it. I think it is tied to candida overgrowth too.


I deffo think it is a vitamin absorption issue! People of all blood types and secretor statuses have it, and it usually arises after pregnancy or during puberty which are times where the body requires a lot of vitamins and minerals! and if we are eating gluten and things that are dangerous to our body, then we maybe never recovered! I have heard people getting clear from tons of Vitamin A and Zinc! After eliminating gluten!!


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"Hey everyone i'm knew to this board i just joined tonight and i just came across something while reading one of my books "Healing with Whole foods," one of the designated texts that i needed for one of my classes, im studying natural medicine. Anyway enough bout me please read all of this message i know it's really long but trust me its worth it!!!

Treating the cause..........Skin diseases will often be an outer reflection of internal problems and must be treated as such

Treating keratosis pilaris externally via applications of lotions/scrubs/skin peels etc will not completely get rid of it, as weve all discovered. It only helps the appearance of it, and if we do find something that can actually improve keratosis pilaris once we stop using it, without a doubt it will keep coming back. And we wonder why it keeps coming back? Because we are not treating the cause for the reason it is there, and it will always keep coming back unless we find the answer to the cause and treat it internally..

I'm 19 years old and have had keratosis pilaris for around about seven years...on the top of my arms and legs where it has greatly improved and almost disappeared leaving some scarring. However...my arms are getting worse since summer is over and its getting colder and colder. And i refuse to go through autumn and winter again... scared that it will worsen and spread without understanding WHY!

Through some research i've discovered there is one main focus of the cause of keratosis pilaris and that is a vitamin a deficiency.

In a lot of websites vitamin A deficiency is often mentioned being the cause to our keratosis pilaris, but then many people have tried supplementing with vitamin A and have had no results. I've wondered why i mean if it is so simple you'd think that by just taking vitamin a it should cure keratosis pilaris right? But then again i've also read that many people have supplemented with flax seed oil/cod liver oil/ fish oil and have seen results. And i've wondered why.. While i was reading one of my books under Omega 3, it stated that fatty acids (flax seed oil etc) are necessary for the assimilation of the fat soluble vitamins which are Vitamin A, D E and K. Could this be the key link to why we see improvement with our keratosis pilaris through supplementing with oils???

I then flipped to the section to vitamin A and it states; "It is one of the most widely recognized nutritional deficiencies of recent times" Perhaps the reason why keratosis pilaris effects 50% of the worlds population!! It also states " Those who are pregnant and lactating or undergoing a disease process usually have greater requirements" Is this the reason why keratosis pilaris spreads and gets completely out of control when someone is pregnant? Also it says " More vitamin A is needed in the cooler seasons" is this WHY it gets worse in colder months because we are not getting enough Vitamin A in our diet that the deficiency is showing up as a skin condition!!

Rich sources of vitamin A the top being the highest)
Dunaliella
Spirulina
Wheat/barley grass
Carrot
Parsley
Spinach
Sweet potatoe
Persimmon
Peach

Ask yourself..do you include some of these vitamin A rich sources in your diet...even at all? And i for one can tell you that i hardly do.

I've just come across this information tonight and thought i must share it with all of you...

After knowing this information i am going to start to supplement with Flax seed oil taking 2-4 tablespoons daily in order to be able to assimilate vitamin A in my body correctly. I am also going to start supplementing with spirulina (very high source of vitamin A)which can be found at your nearest health food store in a powder form and you can mix it into your own shakes/smoothies etc.

I know it will take time and can take up to a year to heal the causes of a deficiency....and i know i will not see results over night but i would much rather cure the cause than treat the symptoms. I really hope this is the answer...

I will let you all know my progress after i start my regime."

I always find this so inspirational! Juicing sweet potatoes and carrots is OMG so delicious, I crave it, probably because my body needs it! and I think I could drink gallons of carrot juice and still not fix my stores! We must be so deficient!
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maybe add some dandelion for a change of taste and clear out old stuff.. it goes well with carrot juice.. and is wonderfully cleansing  .. so much so that after 6 weeks the broun spots clear up..

Yes it is all in the food we eat, starting BTD and ending by recognizing that you (and I) hardley eat any of the things on your list.. I used to eat carrots but they are not on my list any longer.. maybe I ought to add one or two a month.. and maybe yams?


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tolondontoparis,
great information.  My daughter had this when she was young, also eczma, and now we know she has celiac gene/gluten issue.  
Lin


Gluten/Casein and Yeast sensitivity.
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My husband has had keratosis most of his life, and all of our marriage (29 yrs). It improved about 50% after we began GTD and Swami a few years back. Then I read in one of my textbooks that it is caused by a vitamin A deficiency. I bought him a Vitamin A supplement about 6 months ago, and it has cleared up heaps more now. And yes, vitamin A is fat soluble, so you will need some oils in your diet to assist with assimilation.


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tolondontoparis

Thanks for the great info.


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You have all been so wonderful! I am sure gluten and many avoids are the main cause of this, because our bodies are so depleted, and it's really tough to fix your Vitamin-A stores! Since it is fat-soluble, the body will store what it doesn't use, but...if we are so defficient, our bodies are just trying to use all of it. I think that is why KP comes right back if people stop their Vitamin A intake after they think they are clear, it's just not enough to keep the body satisfied! We must stick with it!!
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1 in three people have this according to studies. i even have on my upper thighs. it improves the better i stay away from wheat or wheat related (spelt, kamut, ect) foods. my aunt also makes a natural soap with patchouli and moroccan clay that seems to help alot.


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I have been gluten free for more than 2 months, I was already lactose intolerant, and have stayed far away from corn products. I also have been drinking sweet-potato carrot juice consistently for a few weeks to increase my Vitamin A, and my skin is smoother, and a lot clearer of keratosis pilaris, but still not perfect!!! What else is there to do? I have also been getting a lot of Vitamin D.
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Quoted from Goldie
Did you try dry brushing ? before showering...

Here's a link to a very thorough dry skin brushing demonstration:

(NOTE: I'm not an advocate for or against any of the extraneous information that's discussed prior to the brushing demonstration. I'm only providing this because I think the explanation of dry brushing, i.e., the how/why, is very well presented.)



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Here's a link to a very thorough dry skin brushing demonstration:

(NOTE: I'm not an advocate for or against any of the extraneous information that's discussed prior to the brushing demonstration. I'm only providing this because I think the explanation of dry brushing, i.e., the how/why, is very well presented.)


Wow, this is a really great video! Thank You so much! I am going to dry skin brush everyday now! It will certainly speed up healing!
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have you ever tried organic linseed oil but in higher amounts I works great also for atopic eczema...


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http://jn.nutrition.org/content/135/5/1106.long

Great article on how during times of body growth (specifically pregnancy in this, but the same concept could be applied to puberty), that nutrients are needed far more, and may never be put back to optimum levels. Vitamin and so many other things are fart soluble, and if not replenished can lead to other diseases. Gluten and eating the wrong diet depletes these vitamins and minerals
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Quoted from tolondontoparis
http://jn.nutrition.org/content/135/5/1106.long

Great article on how during times of body growth (specifically pregnancy in this, but the same concept could be applied to puberty), that nutrients are needed far more, and may never be put back to optimum levels. Vitamin and so many other things are fart soluble, and if not replenished can lead to other diseases. Gluten and eating the wrong diet depletes these vitamins and minerals


I would hesitate to apply the findings of this research on something as different as puberty.
First of all, a majority of the pregnant women in the study started their pregnancy with a deficiency that already existed; second of all, pregnancy is physically not comparable to puberty in many ways; and third, the diet of these Nepalese women cannot be compared to the Western diet of the average adolescent.



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