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  • #16
    Keratosis pilaris - so that's what those little bumps are called. Hopefully mine will disappear

    Also, I have more of an olive complexion and my knees are definitely darker than the rest of my legs (especially in the summer when I have a tan).
    Last edited by Metric; 05-10-2012, 01:07 PM.

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    • #17
      I think I have keratosis pilaris, but I've been primal for 65 days and have just noticed it on my forearms recently. It's been on my upper arms for a LOOONG time, but only recently on the forearms. So, it's obviously not caused (for me anyway) by gluten or other grains. I take 3 cod liver capsules every day, so cod liver isn't taking care of it... Something I read says we only need to moisturize our skin and it'll go away as long as we always moisturize. Hmmm... coconut oil in the room, anyone?

      The only other typical culprit I can think of is dairy...
      Primal since March 5, 2012
      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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      • #18
        My gRandmother used to check our elbows and knees for darkness, she said it was caused by hypo-thyroid. Mine were always normal though a couple of my cousins have dark ones, and overweight.

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        • #19
          I have this too. I use a cream I got from the dermo. It's a problem with the dead skin sloughing away. If you looked at the red bumps under a microscope you'd see that their all little ingrown hairs. The skin isn't coming off so the hairs can't come out and your follicles get irritated. I use a cream which is lactic acid and my arms are and legs are fine. You do also have to moisturize but you need to get the skin to come off too.

          Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
          I think I have keratosis pilaris, but I've been primal for 65 days and have just noticed it on my forearms recently. It's been on my upper arms for a LOOONG time, but only recently on the forearms. So, it's obviously not caused (for me anyway) by gluten or other grains. I take 3 cod liver capsules every day, so cod liver isn't taking care of it... Something I read says we only need to moisturize our skin and it'll go away as long as we always moisturize. Hmmm... coconut oil in the room, anyone?

          The only other typical culprit I can think of is dairy...

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Mamakin View Post
            My gRandmother used to check our elbows and knees for darkness, she said it was caused by hypo-thyroid. Mine were always normal though a couple of my cousins have dark ones, and overweight.
            It's also a sign of Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome/Disease (people cal lit different things). It's a hormone/insulin/metabolic syndrom thing. Yay!

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Hezzielee View Post
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              I had the exact same thing, my knees looked almost identical before I went low-carb and the Primal. I've found that if I start slacking off and over-doing the sugar it starts coming back so it's a really good motivator to keep on track.

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              • #22
                Acanthosis nigricans is what it's called (AN). It's to do with insulin resistance.... are we surprised??

                Acanthosis nigricans. DermNet NZ

                I have this problem too, and it is definitely improving with primal eating, although it is not gone yet.

                There are so many small issues like this people have that they don't even realise are due to their diets.
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                Deadlift: 120kg/265lb

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