So I've been working on completely clearing up my skin for the past couple of months and I have finally done so. I have accomplished it, though, by painstakingly pinpointing and eliminating every last trigger food in my diet and it's gotten kind of ridiculous. I've had to cut out:
Every nightshade plant (Potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers, hot peppers, eggplant, goji berries, etc)
All spices (Cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, curry powder, etc)
I love having clear skin and my confidence has been boosted quite a lot, but my meal choices have been very limited. I no longer feel like I can go out to eat or eat any of the meals that my boyfriend cooks. I was trying to eat more raw dinners for a while, but I can now find very little besides fruit meals that are enjoyable to me without the tomatoes, bell peppers, and spices.
But I was watching Megan Elizabeth's most recent FAQ video last night and Don Bennett talks about how he believes that, with skin conditions, having a lot of food triggers may be a sign that your body is vulnerable from having a deficiency of some kind like zinc or chromium or iodine. I'm wondering if anyone has found this to be true?
I've also read that some people have found that their allergies have gone away over time while eating this lifestyle. Do you believe that this could this still be achieved on a Raw Til 4 style diet if these foods were avoided for a decent period of time?
I guess I'm just looking for hope that I could maybe eat some of these things again in the future without my skin going completely crazy!