So, it turns out I have some serious skin issues and I’m pretty sure they are diet related.
The purpose of this site is to try and help others in my shoes because there isn’t that much info out there on healing my conditions.
My biggest issue is with Hidradenitis Suppurativa, commonly referred to as HS.
Hidradenitis Suppurativa is a horrible skin condition that causes boils to appear under the skin in the affected area. It isn’t contagious but can be extremely painful and emotionally draining.
The armpits are where they show up on me and it really is a nightmare but some people have it worse! HS tends to appear in areas where the skin rubs together (armpits, groin, under breasts on women).
There is no known cure. A few surgical procedures exist for HS but there are horror stories of people getting rid of them with surgery just to have them pop up somewhere else.
The only stories I’ve heard where people really seem to put HS into remission is through diet and healthy living.
I also struggle with a psoriasis like condition on my hands but haven’t had an official diagnosis. For some reason whenever I slip back into unhealthy eating my hands start to look like this:
Wait, no picture of the armpits? Yes, coming soon.
I turned 40 about 6 months ago and I am sick and tired of being sick. Diet definitely has something to do with it so it’s time for an elimination diet!
Next time we will discuss the various elimination diets and my experience with them. We’ll also go over the lab work I will be doing throughout this journey and how to order it without a doctor visit or insurance.
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