I have struggled with food- and environ-related allergies all my life, which usually manifested in skin rashes all over my body and as a teen, severe acne on my face. When I turned about 20, a redness began to develop on my face, not unlike rosacea, which slowly began to turn into eczema, in which my skin would turn dry and crusty over 3 or 4 days, then peel off, then I had fresh skin for 1 day, and the redness cycle would start again. It was horrible torture for about 2 years.
Then 2 things happened which turned my life around.
1. I visited a naturopath, who had me tested for allergens (click here for my full list of food allergies). Once I eliminated all these foods, I immediately began to feel better. My skin and my energy improved a lot, I had fewer headaches, even the severity of my menstrual cramps lessened. Visiting the naturopath also encouraged me to start looking at toxins in my home, in my food, and in my skin care. Continue reading