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  • Heard of Keratosis Pilaris?

    Any chance diet can help? I have it and so does my daughter, although she seems to have it worse.

    Thanks!

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    Yep, I have had this for as long as I can remember on my upper arms, and sometimes elsewhere, like my legs. Eating primal hasn't made it go away, but my skin is much more supple and softer, so in that way it has helped tremendously. It isn't as noticeable, and my skin feels pretty much normal, I just have little red dots.
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    • #3
      Check into emu oil for this.
      "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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      • #4
        Some believe its a vitamin A or EFA deficiency. Vitamin C also helpful for inflammation. Also maybe Zinc. Make sure gut absorbing well.

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        • #5
          I have KP

          I have KP, I don't think there are many things to make it go away. Some say that you grow out of it, although I still havent and Im 31. Usually they say to loofah once a week and be sure to moisturize. KP is cause because our skin does not shed the way it was meant to, this causes a build up of skin which blocks the hair follicles, causing the bumps or chicken skin as some call it. I usually just try to moisturize and use the loofah. Im sure some kind of Omega 3 or coconut oil wouldn't hurt either. Maybe coconut oil on the skin would help also, I just thought about that, coconut oil seems to be a cure for practically everything.

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          • #6
            start taking cod liver oil. i had it my whole life and CLO cures it. my daughter gets it too if we aren't taking enough.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Melody View Post
              start taking cod liver oil. i had it my whole life and CLO cures it. my daughter gets it too if we aren't taking enough.
              Must be the Vit A then! Mine has improved since going PB, and dry-brushing twice a week helps too.

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              • #8
                Yeh, I think it's the vitamin A, it helped Cure Melissa McEwen:
                Curing Keratosis Pilaris: Part II | Hunt.Gather.Love.
                Last edited by Sue; 08-07-2011, 06:02 AM.

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                • #9
                  my husband and dd have this also, I will deff need to look into this!

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                  • #10
                    I have it, it went away when I went sugar free a few years ago. It's definately improved since I went primal.
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                    • #11
                      I've started using coconut oil on my skin and my KP has almost completely disappeared. It took about two weeks.

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                      • #12
                        mine comes and goes. it's much better when I'm meticulous about minimizing PUFA, getting lots of SaFA, sufficient but not excessive protein, organ meats, bone broths. Sometimes with the aforementioned it goes away completely, but not always.



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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by LitheGrokkette View Post
                          I've started using coconut oil on my skin and my KP has almost completely disappeared. It took about two weeks.
                          How do you apply it to skin? My oil is constantly solidified which makes it hard to apply?

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                          • #14
                            I put a jar in the sink with some hot water before I get in the shower, by the time I get out it is ready to use.

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                            • #15
                              coconut oil got rid of mine, as well. CO melts at 76 degrees, so you can just take a piece in your hands after showering, but before drying off, and rub it on the bumpy spots. Instant lotion w/o the preservatives, parabens, etc. Or you can melt CO with a little olive oil to soften it up.

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