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    Old 09-13-2004, 08:05 AM   #31
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    Re: I'm desperate!! These are my "symptoms"...is doing a liver cleanse the way to go?

    You're welcome, cricket

    I suspect that if you've got 'natural peanut butter' that's all that is in it. Does it get a little oily on top if you don't use it for a few days? We use this stuff daily in my house and if we don't it's obvious no one has been in the container in a while. The main difference between the commerically prepared stuff and the natural is the smoothness factor (aside from the taste, of course). Prepared PB is very smooth, fluffy and creamy, natural is not - it's like a paste.

    If you're unsure, get a brand you can trust. I buy mine at a bulk store, where they have tubs of the stuff and grind their own peanuts. If you have a food processor you could grind your own, as well. I'd keep using it - afterall you're getting better, right?

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    Old 09-13-2004, 09:06 AM   #32
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    Re: I'm desperate!! These are my "symptoms"...is doing a liver cleanse the way to go?

    Yup, mine is definitely a paste. When I first opened it it was definitely a little oily and runny on the top and I had to mix it up. However, I also have some "natural" peanut butter in my fridge, from awhile back back and besides the peanuts, it also lists lecithin...and isn't that some type of animal-derived substance? So anyway, the new stuff I bought only lists peanuts, but looks kind-of the same as my old stuff... so I'm wondering if it would be in the new stuff that I bought without being listed??

    Guess I'm just being paranoid....

     
    Old 09-13-2004, 09:40 AM   #33
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    Re: I'm desperate!! These are my "symptoms"...is doing a liver cleanse the way to go?

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    However, I also have some "natural" peanut butter in my fridge, from awhile back back and besides the peanuts, it also lists lecithin...and isn't that some type of animal-derived substance?
    Lethicin is also known as choline, and it's an essential nutrient, a B-vitamin. It is found in egg yolks (the major dietary source), organ meats and legumes (which is what peanuts are). It's sold as a supplement under the name "Lethicin" or "phosphatidylcholine" (how's that for a mouthful?).

    A little paranoia isn't a bad thing - now we all know about lethicin, right?

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    Old 09-13-2004, 10:34 AM   #34
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    True true! Thanks for the info..

     
    Old 08-18-2005, 12:01 PM   #35
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    Re: I'm desperate!! These are my "symptoms"...is doing a liver cleanse the way to go?

    Hi,
    I was just diagnosed with dermatographism and Keratosis Pilaris yesterday and a while before that I found out I have wheat/gluten alergy. You need to get that checked out to make sure you're not allergic to wheat. It is in lotions, creams, shampoos, toothpastes and so much more. I agree gluten really has a bad result for some people. I have muscle aches and many other symptoms I believe are related to my gluten alergy. Amazing the doctors aren't more aware of these things. I was lucky to keep digging to find out I have this.
    Maybe look at your products you're useing.
    Good luck!
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    Old 08-18-2005, 04:01 PM   #36
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    Re: I'm desperate!! These are my "symptoms"...is doing a liver cleanse the way to go?

    hi stacy, if you are refering to cricketchicket, well.. she has celiac disease. She hasnt been around in along time, I hope she's ok.

    take care

     
    Old 08-20-2005, 07:22 PM   #37
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    Re: I'm desperate!! These are my "symptoms"...is doing a liver cleanse the way to go?

    Thanks Losec

     
    Old 08-21-2005, 07:12 PM   #38
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    Hello, I am around off and on... I went travelling a bit before xmas of last year and have been away from the comp. for quite some time until these past few months, actually... so haven't been around to update much at all. Yuppers, i have celiac and so i eat gluten free foods all of the time, so that isn't really the issue, i don't think. My rash, however, hs cleared up quite a bit since last year, although I have excluded dairy from my diet *most of the time*.... you know, I splurge every now and then... But I have also visited with several different specialists and docs and nobody can figure out the cause of the rash. I am to meet with another specialist in Dec. (have been waiting for eons to see this doc.) to try and figure things out. The rash comes and goes in odd places. It started on my feet, and then went away after more than a year, and then i had the rash on my legs for almost a year, and then that went away and it is now on my chest/stomach area, but only in very small, tiny, miniscule patches :S!! Nobody can figure it out! Anyway...yup i'm around nowadays that I am home. that is my update!

     
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    thanks for sharing cricketchicket,, let me ask..What kind of bread do you eat.?? I got a couple little dots on my arm.. very small and, dont know from what.. it looks like a heatrash.. I will see and, experiment as usual..LOL

     
    Old 08-23-2005, 05:36 AM   #40
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    Cricket,

    That's a sign of parasites. If you're celiac you will have infections. Get the book the Diet Cure as it explains this. It tells you the best labs to check and they do the testing through mail....

     
    Old 09-11-2005, 07:35 AM   #41
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    Re: I'm desperate!! These are my "symptoms"...is doing a liver cleanse the way to go?

    Hmm...parasites?! That doesn't sound too good. Tell me, what are the symptoms of parasites? I would like to research this a bit, and I am going to my doc. for my one year check up in a month, so could possibly bring this up when I go.

    As for bread, I eat whatever gluten-free stuff I can get my hands on in the health food section of the grocery store, or in the health foods stores. I have come across a tasty loaf, quite recently, which is made locally... i can't remember the name. It is soft and spongy, a bit dense, but not as dry as regular brands.

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    Old 09-11-2005, 11:21 AM   #42
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    Re: I'm desperate!! These are my "symptoms"...is doing a liver cleanse the way to go?

    cricket,

    Have a skin scraping cultured to see what dermatophyte (Digger's cousins?)
    is doing it if it's an infective agent.

    If it shows positive for fungus or yeast perhaps an oral antifungal agent is appropriate since it's so widespread.

    For symptomatic relief from ugly skin inflammation, hydrocortisone often works wonders...not curative but sometimes palliation is nice while we seek a cure. Try 0.5% or 1% cream freely available over the counter and even in a GOOD Dollar store!

    Have you tried any antifungal creams like lamisil, clotrimazone, miconozole etc. Sometime even zinc pyrathione dandruff shampoos work well IF it's fungal; just apply it to the skin, wait 10 minutes and rinse.

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    Old 09-11-2005, 03:44 PM   #43
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    Re: I'm desperate!! These are my "symptoms"...is doing a liver cleanse the way to go?

    Lenin,
    I have gotten a skin scraping by the derm. The results came back and apparently there were no fungal properties to the rash...it was a typical, "spongy-something" eczema type rash. Can't remember the exact, medical term she used, but def. no fungus present...no yeast either. I've been using a 1%, topical hydrocortisone when the itching/redness pops up. I've been pretty good for the past many months, but recently have started getting a lot more itchy spots and redness on my face and some areas on my legs. I've found I have to use cold water in the shower or when I wash my face, which is going to be a b**ch in the winter when it's freezing and I want to warm up. If I get anywhere near hot water my skin reacts and gets all blotchy red. Boo. But yeah, i dunno about the parasite part??

     
    Old 09-12-2005, 05:39 AM   #44
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    Re: I'm desperate!! These are my "symptoms"...is doing a liver cleanse the way to go?

    Well then, an antifungal won't be of much use.

    What kind of soap do you use...I get red, itchy, and burnt all over from IVORY. Tried it after many years when I was on vacation...big mistake.

    But I can't use ANY soap on my face, just warm water.

    I know VERY little about excema unfortunately...as do LOTS of doctors. But I think trying to find any food triggers AND topical triggers that make it worse. Maybe try to avoid these and watch what happens:
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    If a food allergy is suspected, testing for allergic reactions to eggs, milk, peanuts, soy, wheat, fish, and tree nuts (e.g., walnuts, cashews) are usually performed as these foods are responsible for 85% of all food allergies.
    I'd add orange juice, and chocolate to that list.

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    Old 09-12-2005, 07:50 AM   #45
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    Re: I'm desperate!! These are my "symptoms"...is doing a liver cleanse the way to go?

    Thanks for the reply,
    I, too, find that Ivory soap does horrible things to my skin. Luckily, I can use cetaphil on my face. Sometimes, I buy the cetaphil bar soap to use on my skin, but it is expensive! I have found this cocoa butter soap made by The Body Shop is OK on my skin, but i have recently run out of that, too! boo Often times, I scrub off with just water if my skin is particularily dry/itchy/red...and I make sure the water is cool, too... or else I break out in red blotches and itchy patches...no fun! I have cut out a LOT out of my diet with quite a bit of success, but then again, the patches still tend to come and go whenever they please.

     
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