I have been dabblin in paleo (80:20) for about 2 years now and finally got strict with it in last 4 months (ie: no gluten, only grass-fed, pasture-raised meat products). Mostly because I've moved to farm land that makes the lifestyle more convenient. Needless to say I am feeling awesome lately and learning so much about my gut health (probiotics, bone broth, and a little betaine have done WONDERS) and lack thereof in the past.
Sadly, my skin has been affected by a discoloration of sorts. This has been persisting since the summer (10 months ago) and on top of it I'm having a gay old time with a recent poison ivy encounter (highly allergic) all over my arms.
I'm trying to find more natural remedies for such ailments but I may have to find a good dermatologist. The problem is I don't want gut killing antibiotics and steroidal creams wreaking havoc on everything else.
Any suggestions for finding a good dermatologist or healthy remedies would be AMAZING.
*PS: Primaldocs.com and paleo physicians network has nothing in terms of dermatologist that I have seen.
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on May 26, 2013
at 11:13 PM
How did you go with this mike? I had the same thing happen after starting paleo, tinea/candida/ringworm attack and not sure what set it off. I also tried everything you listed above and at first it got A LOT worse over a couple of weeks and was pretty upsetting, but then it seemed like over a few days it just disappeared from my arms and back! Still battling it on my face but I think makeup and cleansing often isn't helping there.
on April 12, 2013
at 10:58 PM
Essential oils work great! I just started using them about a month ago with amazing results. There was a local class in my area, but there is all kinds of info on the net too. I use doTerra as they seem to me the most potent and organic. Rose, Lavendar, Frankincense.... start your research:)