After going to 5 dermatologists and 2 practitioners I finally decided the traditional western doctor just doesn’t know how to handle my stomach issues or eczema. I literally watched doctors thumb through little books trying to figure out what cream to give me. Their solution was to treat the symptom and hope it will go away. They had no intention in trying to help me actually heal.
It was at that point that I reached out to a friend that has also experienced stomach upset and GI issues. She recommended that I go to Hill Country Pharmacy and see her nutritionist. So at this point I still don’t see how the stomach and eczema are related, I just know I have to get this under control. Cut to the chase, my diet was failing me on all fronts.
I had abandoned the clean eating protocol of 2012 and was eating out a lot and overindulging at every turn. I had wrecked my stomach and the only way to get well was to go back to clean eating. With pleasure! I was at least 20 lbs heavier and miserable! Within a month my stomach was considerably better. Within 3 months I was back to the old me.
Between diet and supplements I was able to get my stomach issues healed. Digestive enzymes before meals, glutamine and clean eating.
I also did a food sensitivities test and found out I was highly sensitive to all dairy and eggs. This was a primary staple of my diet. So clean eating wasn’t enough, now I had to look into alternatives to my easy go to dishes.
I still battled the eczema though. Trying to heal eczema when no one knows what causes it requires that you become the Sherlock Holmes of your own body. Thus the beginning of a journey that was both enlightening and exhausting.
No one could say they had the cure, no one could even say they knew what caused it. They could recommend creams to help, but I will tell you now, no cream can cure something that is ultimately a symptom of something bigger. Cutting out eggs and dairy had an immediate affect, but after a while I was still breaking out. Frustration mounted and eventually I had to learn to be patient and kind with myself. I spent a lot of time wrecking my body and it was going to take time to heal.
I have learned a lot and am still learning. I look forward to sharing with you what I have learned and hope that this blog can help those that are searching for answers the way I searched and continue to search.