Amit Enventres wrote:First- beautiful hair! Second, I went poo-less about a year ago too. I noticed a correlation between an increase in allergic reactions and sickness with scrub-downs. I try to reason the correlation being because of pro-biotics living on my skin...but I'm not sure. I unfortunately continue to have dry skin and eczema. I use a calendula-olive oil blend for the dryness, but all my research on eczema has turned up science not knowing exactly what it is or what to do with it. If anyone knows a cure, that would be awesome! I'm going to try some UV treatment...mostly because I need the vitamin D anyway. I've also thought of adding a stem of rosemary into my oil blend (but that could have some negative side effects, I think, so I haven't). That's all the ideas I got as of now.
I went poo-less about 3 years ago and very rarely now have to use anything on my hair but water. I wanted to comment on your eczema, because I had it for most of my adult life off and on, and like you I found some things helped short-term (UV light, salt water from the ocean) but I had it very bad about 8 years ago (had it everywhere but my hands, feet and face) I went to a naturopath, not really believing he could help, but I was desperate. As you mentioned they do not know what causes it, but the naturopath said your body is trying to tell you there is something wrong and instead of repressing it using cortisone cream (which is all the doctor ever gave me) he wanted to bring it out. Not knowing it at the time, but basically he lead me through a cleanse based on my blood type. Essentially there was no wheat, no dairy, some other food restrictions but the list of foods included foods that were beneficial, foods that were neutral and foods to avoid. Only drinks allowed were water, green tea and red wine (thank goodness!!) The first 2 weeks were hell without the cortisone cream as it came out very strongly and the next 4 weeks were uncomfortable but bearable. After the 6 weeks I was rash free and to be honest except for 2 small episodes over the years, I have never had it come back. You re-introduce foods back in your diet, and basically I went back to eating everything. I have a suspicion milk may be my trigger as I never went back to drinking milk but continued to use Almond milk all these years. I do eat yoghurt and cheese etc without issue, but a few months back I was going to go back to drinking milk but noticed after 2 weeks that old feeling in my skin, so I have decided to stick to Almond milk. Everyone is different, but I would highly recommend this approach and if a Naturopath is an option for you I would recommend it. Hope that helps