Let’s see what happens after doing 30 days AIP.
You will heal. I will help.
Today I am sharing how I healed my Perioral Dermatitis naturally.
This post is about brazen and learning to live without fear.
What’s wrong with your face?
Those 5 words are words I’ve feared hearing since my Perioral Dermatitis came back with a vengeance. I have been telling friends and
complaining to Ryan how I hated going out in public because my face looks so awful. I’d try covering up with makeup, but that only made it worse.
Let’s rewind a minute. Back in the beginning of April, I told you I would heal my Perioral Dermatitis naturally.
It has been just over 3 months. Not only am I not better, I have gotten worse.
I have felt ashamed, and I have felt an immense amount of fear on so many different levels.
So when someone spoke those 5 words to me this past weekend, I was embarrassed. Those weeks of bottled fear had come to fruition. But then a funny thing happened, I felt relieved.
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Why? Because that was my biggest fear, and when those words were spoken I realized just how ridiculous that fear was.
A couple moments later, I looked down on my right hand. And there it was, flashing at me….
#Brazen is not my thing. The #Brazen belongs to Carla Birnberg, but I have been wearing this bracelet for several weeks now and yet I have been ashamed.
With a million changes in my life currently, this physical manifestation is my body’s way of saying,
You’re done with too much. Delete. Get rid of. Destroy the fear. Stop being everything for everyone. Start being something for a few.
I do not regret all of the changes I’ve made with my personal care items, but I am more confident than ever that something else is going on. (There was. It was SIBO. See the bottom of this post.)
I finally made the doctor’s appointment I’ve been needing to make, thanks to a great friend and her referral of an Eastern meets Western doctor in the North Bay.
But here’s the thing…..I can’t get in until September.
A week ago that would not have been okay with me. I would have feared those 5 ridiculous words for the next 2 months.
In public – no makeup.
At home – no makeup.
In everything I do, with everything I give….I refuse to be ashamed, but instead brazen.
I am Brazen.
And this is who I am.
p.s. I would learn later that the Perioral Dermatitis was related to my undiagnosed (for years likely) SIBO (that I was diagnosed with a few months after I wrote this original post.) You must believe in the gut-skin connection. Click HERE to read more about it. In 2017, I really began to address fear. Like, REALLY began to address it – check out – Brazen Trail Racing.
Perioral Dermatitis….it all comes back to the gut, but this time there are several things I am doing to heal the PD and continue healing the gut, namely replacing my personal care products. So today I wanted to share with you all about replacing my personal care products and how I will heal Perioral Dermatitis naturally.
Perioral Dermatitis. It all is starting to make sense, but yet I’m having a really hard time grasping it all. Read on, and you’ll see why.
Yesterday I told you about my nose rash, the same nose rash that has plagued me off-and-on since I was just 13 years old.
Today I promised to tell you what this nose rash is and some likely culprits I’ve already identified and thus banned from my life.
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Each time I was diagnosed by doctors, my nose rash was something different but never was it the very thing that it in fact is….Perioral Dermatitis (PD).
(also called periorifical dermatitis), is skin disease characterised by multiple small (1 – 2 mm) papules, pustules and vesicles which are localised to the perioral skin (around the mouth), nasolabial folds (around the nostrils), or perioccular area (around the eyes). It most commonly affects women between the ages of 20 and 45 years, but may also affect children, men and the elderly. It is not uncommon, and has a tendency to recur in individuals who have had it once.
I am 1,001% confident that this is what it is (You can see several pictures of it here.) The kicker in all of this? If you dig deep, you’ll find that the root cause of this is, you guessed it, THE GUT.
I suspected this, and after Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum saw my nose, he nodded and agreed that I was likely correct. (<–oh my gosh, I have so much information to share with y’all)! But PLEASE know that problems in the gut and an overgrowth are not only caused by food – there are so many external factors that can contribute, and Dr. Jacob agreed with me that the way I eat was likely not the culprit. (And hence, my further devotion to holistic healing.)
My first goal was to seek out information around things that make it worse and/or things that trigger its return.
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There are many theories and ideas around what causes Perioral Dermatitis and/or triggers it to come back.
I believe many of these are personal culprits.
Healing this naturally means I have to start somewhere, so I’ll be talking about this more tomorrow.
I’ll share two things quickly with you today that I’ve already banned from my life.
I immediately started investigating this ingredient upon learning about Perioral Dermatitis.
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You can read all about it here, and you will also make note of the association between fluoride and PD.
Tomorrow I’m going to show you what I’ve already done, what I will be doing and methods and products I’m currently trying (or will be trying).
I am having a hard time grasping all of this. I’ve been the queen detective of food ingredients for 5+ years, and now I’m having to deal with a whole new behemoth of an ingredient situation that I was not prepared to dive into.
I have been reflecting on what awful timing this is.
And then I remembered that the good Lord doesn’t give us anything we cannot handle. The good Lord perhaps knows my passion, knows my commitment and knows that by putting this here for me to face now might mean that ONE OF YOU will not have to go years living with it.
See you tomorrow.
Updated in 2017: It took me three years to find a skin and body care company that worked with PD, but I did it. Check out the Never List, read my story, and then shop! For Perioral Dermatitis in particular, you might want to check out the Countercontrol line. You will never regret it.
Today I am focusing on Chemicals in Personal Care Products Part I.
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