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Process of elimination

*Disclosure: This post was originally written on November of 2017*

*Please read disclaimers*

What is the process of elimination?

Process of elimination is a method to identify what food, body products, home products even makeup products to eliminate from our daily routine because it is causing more harm than good.

I know it sucks to have to maybe separate from you favorite whichever product but, let’s be real your body is trying to tell you something & your refusing to listen. You listen to your body when it’s hungry. Why would you not listen to it when the biggest organ of your body is trying to tell you something is wrong and needs to change sooner rather than later.

What to consider to be doing harm?

  1. Birch

  2. Ragweed

  3. Grasses

  • Heavily scented laundry detergent

  • Heavily scented and heavily chemically made body products like creams, soaps, shampoo, conditioner & perfume

  • Steroid medication

  • Perfumes with petrochemicals, solvents, dyes, alcohol, and pesticides

  • Red Meat

  • Beef- COW

  • Lamb

  • Sheep

  • Goat

  • Pork- Pig

  • Bison

How to start process of elimination

I’m pretty sure after reviewing that list your probably wondering how am I supposed to live? Where do I start? Mind you, this took me about 7 years to create this list and am still learning how to eliminate and reintroduce.

But wait didn’t I say to eliminate?

Well you will but then gradually reintroduce it back into your life diet or style to see if it truly was one if not many sources of what contributed to your eczema flaring up.

Personally for me this was the most difficult. Not eliminating but figuring out what I needed to eliminate out of my diet? What products to eliminate that I use on myself and for the home?

We are all different and have different reactions to what we touch and consume but one thing I’ve noticed is that we have to keep alternating between what we eat and use on ourselves.

For example when you take your child to the doctors because they've had a fever for about 2-3 days with no results from Tylenol. The doctors give the child Motrin in the office and waits 15-20 minutes to see if the medicine will break the fever and it does. The doctor will then tell you to alternate, if not to only continue giving the Motrin until the child is 24 hours fever free.

The process of elimination is a tricky one but a trick that can be done.

  1. Start with throwing away any and all products that are expired or contain any of these listed ingredients (coming soon) or are heavily scented. I have a youtube segment that I will be releasing soon to discuss why you should avoid these ingredients or at best minimal use.

  2. For the steroids and immunosuppressants, you will need to talk to a medical professional about slowly withdrawing from the medication. Click the link to read my withdrawal talk

  3. If you consume red meat my recommendation is to stop eating it or cut back for now. Unless you are currently indulging then finish up. Remember this isn't forever, this is only until you see how your body is doing and feeling without the consumption. I say 1-3 months without it and slowly reintroduce it back into your life. I also recommend knowing where and what your red meat is from. Again another segment I will be doing on organic and non organic meat. I will say for myself red meat is a trigger.

  4. Eliminate the bad water out of your life. What I mean by that is put filters in your sink water and shower head or if you live in a house & have the funds to upgrade the water system in your home so that even your pipes are filter clean. You may know that the water we use daily here in the USA contains fluoride. What you may not know is how much fluoride and what other chemicals are coming through those pipes into the water you not only clean yourself with, but also your family. You all drink this without knowing your harming your body.

  5. Eliminating your allergies, but like the red meat you might want to try to reintroduce of the low grade allergies back into your life. Of course, if you are deadly allergic to peanuts or can't digest nuts then stay away forever.

I do hope that this has been a huge help for you, as its been for me and mines.

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to reach out anytime & to be up to date with my life and progress follow FuxkEczema on all social media platforms.

We are all a work in progress

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