I think diet is related to Keratosis Pilaris.

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    I think diet is related to Keratosis Pilaris.

    I have heard many times that food allergies can cause KP, and all the while, eliminating your food allergies can make it go away COMPLETELY. I found I was allergic to gluten after having blood work done, and since eliminating, it looks slightly better. But I believe I may be allergic to more foods than I first thought. Usually with gluten allergy, comes dairy sensitivities because the intestines are damaged. How many of you have gastrointestinal issues? Have you heard of leaky gut? Google it. I believe when I can finally heal my intestinal lining, perhaps my skin condition will heal too. I have read of others doing so. The only thing is I am also vegetarian, so cutting out gluten is hard enough...to cut out dairy will absolutely be a challenge, but I cut it out previously for 4 days, ONLY 4, and it was looking much better.

    Anyone else find food allergies to cause issues with your skin?

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    Re: I think diet is related to Keratosis Pilaris.

    You can try going off food that contains gluten, yeast, mold and dairy. I think it will help you. Also, citric fruits like lemon, lime and orange can cause skin allergy.

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    Re: I think diet is related to Keratosis Pilaris.

    I've tried diets, and its the only thing that really works, but sadly for me, it never sticks around, so I must mess up my diets some where.

    I got a IgG food allergy test a week or so ago, should get my results soon, I also might try an anti-inflammatory diet.

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    Re: I think diet is related to Keratosis Pilaris.

    I think food allergies are a definite concern, BUT they are only a small piece of the puzzle in my opinion. I've tried avoiding all kinds of foods. Currently, I don't eat any gluten, nuts/seeds, most grains except rice, etc. and I plan to continue eating this way. But it's done little if anything to improve my symptoms.

    From what I've heard, food allergies didn't even exist in my grandparent's time. I'm trying to find more research on the history of food allergies. Obviously there's a lot more scientific research now confirming the affects of eating a food allergen.

    But because overall health has declined over the past few decades, I think the bigger issue is that people are more sensitive to foods. Environmental toxins and unhealthy lifestyle practices probably contribute a good deal to this. I would think that healthy individuals should be able to tolerate even the most allergenic foods like wheat and dairy without ill effect.

    While we're discussing this, we should distinguish between food allergies & sensitivities/intolerance. A true allergy would manifest as anaphylaxis. Most people have food sensitivities/intolerance which are more minor reactions.

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    Re: I think diet is related to Keratosis Pilaris.

    Hey Kyev, I think the reason a lot of people have food allergies now instead of back in the day is because our diets are processed and artificial now. As a child, I ate like the standard american...I don't anymore, but I am sure it has taken a toll on my body.

    But actually, a food allergy is different from sensitivity/intolerance like you said, but that doesn't mean it will cause anaphylaxis. Immediate food allergy causes anaphylaxis, but there is something called a delayed food allergy. It is more serious than an intolerance or sensitivity, but it wreaks havoc on the insides and you get the symptoms a couple days later (like stomach issues acne etc)

    I was diagnosed with gluten allergy, not sensitivity....I am sensitive to milk... allergic to gluten. It is just a delayed allergy, not an immediate.

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    Re: I think diet is related to Keratosis Pilaris.

    Quote Originally Posted by steveguy View Post
    I've tried diets, and its the only thing that really works, but sadly for me, it never sticks around, so I must mess up my diets some where.

    I got a IgG food allergy test a week or so ago, should get my results soon, I also might try an anti-inflammatory diet.
    Please kindly share the result of your tests. I am interested to know. Thanks.

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