Hi all! Thanks for this positively oriented forum! So glad that Sarah Pope's post about the WAPF contest directed me here!
I've been moving my family into a WAP style diet since reading Sarah's post about healing her son's cavity with nutrition last year. The changes have reversed decay for my now 3.5 year old son. Hooray!
About 8 months ago, a rash developed on my son's cheeks and ankles. I assumed it was ringworm since my husband had been battling jock itch for years and I'd recently succumbed to (my own) social pressure to participate in a vegan cookie exchange over the holidays, not realizing how seriously I was jeopardizing my family's health by bringing 5 dozen refined sugar pellets into our home. Thus ensued a slow progress toward my husband being on board with a full candida cleanse, which we are now in week 6 of 9. I miss raw milk, cheese and beans!!
Only in the past week have I come to terms with a nightshade intolerance for my son and myself (I had the rash on my hand by this point). After eliminating all nightshade veggies in the past week, my rash is almost completely gone, and my son's is much better.
He is still itchy on his legs, though. So my question is this: I've been making homemade chocolate with coconut oil, cocoa powder, almond butter, crushed almonds, stevia and erythritol. Could he still be reacting because of the chocolate or erythritol? Thought in general on erythritol? I guess it's possible that because it's derived from corn that it could be GMO?
Thanks so much for your help! (And the title of this post is 'bless this rash' because it's appearance has led me on such a health odyssey that I'm grateful for it showing me the way to optimal health for my family!)