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  • The DIRTY KNEES are finally GONE!!!!

    I have had dirty-looking knees for what seems like years. (I forget the scientific name- but it's abbreviated AN)

    Dermatologists have Rx'd creams, I checked into lasers, I've scrubbed, applied lemon juice, what have you...they never went away. ugly. ugly. ugly.

    I've been gluten-free and dairy-free for the better part of a year. Recently on my way primal (obviously) and !lo and behold! the other day I noticed that they were GONE! I have lily-white, shiney knees for the first time in I dont know when. Thank you new way of eating.

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    That's great! It's likely due to lower levels of insulin:

    Acanthosis Nigricans

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    • #3
      This is such great news! My son and I both have "dirty elbows" and we've tried all the things you mentioned...even resorted to bleach, I'm sad to say. We just got off gluten, but this is a great benefit to look forward to down the line!
      5'10" HW 264 (9/15/2011) PSW 238 (4/9/2012) CW 231 GW 165

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Hezzielee View Post
        I have had dirty-looking knees for what seems like years. (I forget the scientific name- but it's abbreviated AN)

        Dermatologists have Rx'd creams, I checked into lasers, I've scrubbed, applied lemon juice, what have you...they never went away. ugly. ugly. ugly.

        I've been gluten-free and dairy-free for the better part of a year. Recently on my way primal (obviously) and !lo and behold! the other day I noticed that they were GONE! I have lily-white, shiney knees for the first time in I dont know when. Thank you new way of eating.
        Such good news! I'm glad to hear of another person with a skin condition that is clearing up by eating Primal! I have a skin issue on my arms called Keratosis pilaris (aka chicken skin). I have hundreds of tiny red bumps on both of my upper arms. It started about 7 years ago. It often look like I have a sunburn on my upper arms and it can be rough and bumpy to the touch. After 2-1/2 weeks of going primal, the redness is fading and my rough arms are turning smooth! Disease and healing all happen in the gut! I am so excited about this!
        I'm a 5'-6" tall female.

        SW: 212.4 lbs. February 14, 2013 (My second baby was born)
        CW:166.4 lbs.
        GW: 143 lbs.

        Just keep going.

        New goal:

        Get back to 80-90% Primal and back down to my lowest recent weight of 158 lbs. while doing as much moving and strength training as I can get in.

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        • #5
          Also try rubbing into your skin some extra virgin coconut oil. It's very healing for skin conditions.

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          • #6
            Are you tan and have a darker knees and elbows? I think i have the same situation and i desperately want to get rid of it! I've tried various lotions & even lemon. How long did it take for you to remove it?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by trtennis17 View Post
              Are you tan and have a darker knees and elbows? I think i have the same situation and i desperately want to get rid of it! I've tried various lotions & even lemon. How long did it take for you to remove it?
              Unfortunately, I'm the whitest shade of pale! I have a picture of when it was bad around here somewhere. I'll try to post it.

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              • #8
                I have had a similar improvement with the skin on my elbows and neck. The bumps on my arms also disappeared. My skin just looks and feels better in general.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Hezzielee View Post
                  Unfortunately, I'm the whitest shade of pale! I have a picture of when it was bad around here somewhere. I'll try to post it.
                  Found it!DVC00060.jpg

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                  • #10
                    You wouldn't have believed all the jokes made about those dirty knees....

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Hezzielee View Post
                      Found it![ATTACH]6950[/ATTACH]
                      i cannot see it maybe you should try posting it again! i desperately want to get rid of my dark knees...

                      Photo on 4-21-12 at 5.03 PM #3.jpg

                      here is a picture of what they look like and they are like that on my elbows too. also i hope my acne will clear up as well

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                      • #12
                        Oh wow! I am super, super pale too with "dirty knees" and I am so excited about the possibility of them going away! Yet one more reason to keep primal!

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                        • #13
                          Hooray for you! I used to have the same thing, I go to extremes and shave them away roughly in the shower. I always figured it was from being half Asian.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Hezzielee View Post
                            I have had dirty-looking knees for what seems like years. (I forget the scientific name- but it's abbreviated AN)

                            Dermatologists have Rx'd creams, I checked into lasers, I've scrubbed, applied lemon juice, what have you...they never went away. ugly. ugly. ugly.

                            I've been gluten-free and dairy-free for the better part of a year. Recently on my way primal (obviously) and !lo and behold! the other day I noticed that they were GONE! I have lily-white, shiney knees for the first time in I dont know when. Thank you new way of eating.
                            I wonder if this is the case with my son. His knees always seem to be darker than the rest of his body... but then again, he's 5 and does a lot of playing in the dirt and tans extremely well. From my own tanning experiences, my knees and belly always tanned more easily and got darker than the rest of me. My son's not obese, but is a bit 'soft' in places. I wonder if this is a skin condition he's got caused by gluten. We don't eat gluten at home (except when we get pizza, which is rare), but they do at school. I should try an experiment with him...
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by trtennis17 View Post
                              i cannot see it maybe you should try posting it again! i desperately want to get rid of my dark knees...

                              [ATTACH]6982[/ATTACH]

                              here is a picture of what they look like and they are like that on my elbows too. also i hope my acne will clear up as well
                              Everyone I have ever seen who tans has this same darkness on the knees. Maybe it's because the skin tans better there. What are they like when you aren't tanned? what happens if you put sunscreen on them to keep them from getting more sun?
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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