Your Symptom: Itchy Rash, Red Bumps, Skin Problems
If there is one thing I know better than anyone, it’s the pain and frustration of living with a skin problem. I healed my own skin naturally, and I can help you clear your skin too. My clients with skin problems range in age from 18 months to 74 years old!
Could you be eating a high raw food, vegan or vegetarian or otherwise healthy diet and still have rashes and skin breakouts? The answer is: Yes! There are so many new ingredients and additives in food today, and they’re even in the healthy and organic versions, sadly. I’ve even had some clients react to certain supplements or preservatives in supplements. I have the experience to know exactly what to ask you to find the most probable causes of your skin problem. You will see immediately in your first session that my questioning is extremely thorough and precise. Most likely for the first time, you will also feel that someone “gets” what you are going through. I’m with you and I “get” that too!
I’ve worked with pregnant women who developed skin problems during pregnancy. When I work with children, I will request that the whole family make changes together. It’s never a good idea to isolate a child’s diet from the family because in a child’s mind, eating different food than everyone else is very stressful. Feeling part of the family is key for the child’s success.
10 Skin Problems that can be related to diet
Raised red bumps or welts
Puffy eyes, sticky eyes or itchy eyelids
Chronically cracked lips
Rash under eyebrows
Itchy skin – hands, elbows, legs, torso, face, back, neck, anywhere
Very deep nail ridges
Itchy bumps with liquid inside
Tight and swollen hands or feet
Patches of broken, burning, red or irritated skin
Depending on who you go to, you could get three or four different names for the same exact thing…eczema, dermatitis, rosacea, psoriasis, urticaria (hives) and also acne. Here are just a few descriptions that people have sent me:
“I’ve been to several dermatologists, doctors, allergists, etc. in an effort to find the cause of this rash. I have been dealing with this rash for 7+ years and really never been completely without it during that period of time. It is a burning rash (typically not itchy) and is located ONLY in the flexural areas (armpit, groin, under breasts). I would think that this particular characteristic might be a clue as to its cause but it doesn’t seem to mean much to the doctors I have seen. The skin burns, sometimes develops blisters that are easily popped, scabs in areas, and skin that literally peels away.”
“I have had eczema since I was a little girl ( I am 23 now). On my inner arms and slowly spreading to my lips and eyes (eyes are especially bad in the winter when it is cold and dry where I live). I see an allergist and get regular allergy shots. I live on anti-histamines.”
“4 months ago i had an allergic reaction to something. Went to the doctor and he didn’t know what it was prescribing me antihistamines and cortisol cream. The rash went away without any other symptoms in about 5 days. The rash was around my whole neck, onto my chest and clavicle and over my nose and hair line. I am 41yrs old, a Personal Trainer who is fit and healthy and who looks after herself!”
“For the last year I have been struggling with a horrible rash on my face. It comes and goes, taking up to two weeks to heal. After a lot of research (and several doctor visits that accomplished nothing) I decided it must be gluten related, candida most likely. While eliminating gluten and doing a candida cleanse helped a lot, it has never completely gone away. I still live in fear, never knowing what I’m going see in the mirror when I wake up in the morning.”
“When an episode occurs, it starts as dry and itchy and moves thru a 4-5 hours cycle of rash, heat, swelling. I use Protopic ointment for 4 hours every 20 minutes with no sleep at night to get it to settle down; taken Benydrl too. The next day it’s still swollen and dry, peels like a sunburn and then I’m fine; till the next episode. After 10+ years, I just feel in my gut like you that this is something tied to foods, that the dermatologist just treat it with another cream or ointment and I never address the core issues.”
“I’m 37 and have suffered a rash and swelling for over 2 years now. After suffering unexplainable rash, that 6 dermatologists and skin specialists could not explain. I think I am on my way to understanding what has caused this hot, itchy unbearable rash.”
“I have been experiencing itchy skin with NO rash for almost 2 years now, and I am at the point where I don’t want to live with it any longer. It is not dry skin, as it is itchy even up my nose, ears, eyes, soles of feet, privates, palms – everywhere! I have an itchy scalp too. My face is especially itchy.”
“Since June 2011 I have had a constant rash on my back neck chest breast and abdomen I have went to the dermatologist and the medications they have prescribed just gives temporary relieve.”
“I have the worst rash all over my body, mostly my face but its more itchy on my arms and legs, breasts and bottom. I’ve been to the doctor multiple times and no creams seem to work and all they say is that its eczema. My face will also get extremely dry and its very frustrating, especially since I don’t want to leave my house without any make up!” (18 y/o)
“Within the past two months though around my eyes and mouth I have had dry, itchy, flaky skin that is also red. This morning I even woke up and my eyes were itchy and puffy.”
“I have been suffering for almost 10 weeks with a rash that 3 doctors have not been able to figure out. I am currently on 4 doses a day of antihistamine which helps a little but by no means enough.”
“For about two years I have been suffering from rashes and allergic reactions that my doctor and dermatologist have been unable to identify other than “eczema”. The rashes vary from swelling and rash around eyes, face and neck, to SEVERE rashes covering my entire body and worst, the palms of my hands (unbelievably itchy!). I have treated with a bag of creams, prednisone, antihistamines, and the rashes return over and over. There are MANY more things going on, including hospitalizations, all with nothing showing up on tests, symptoms subside, I go on with my life, then WHAM it happens again.”
“I am currently battling a mysterious rash. It started with itchiness in the corner of my mouth then the next morning I woke up and my upper lip felt somewhat tingly and numb and a bit swollen. The rash then spread a bit on my face near the corner of my eye and now it’s down my neck. My lips have gotten dry around the outer edge of my lips and feels chapped and was a bit swollen this morn. My neck is very itchy and a red rash in a couple different spots.”
“I am 41 year old woman who developed an eye rash 7 months ago. It has been continuous, sore and itchy.”
“I am 51, in good physical health and work out every day. My rash suddenly started on the back of my legs/knees about 7 weeks ago and immediately was diagnosed with Hives and given oral prednisone. It only got worse and began to climb up my legs and then to my arms. The rash began to disappear but the terrible itching and burning never did. And then the rash came back in full force pretty much everywhere on my body EXCEPT my face. I have seen 3 Doctors, 2 dermatologist and even went to urgent care one night. I have been given all kinds of creams and anti-itching pills and nothing seems to work.”
If you have internal inflammation, toxicity or deficiency, your skin can be affected. Trying to heal the skin from the outside will never give you long-lasting results. Clear skin comes from the inside out. Everything starts inside the body. Trust me, I’ve been through it! Now, I get complimented on my skin all the time. I honestly never thought that would ever happen to me!
When you work with me, I explain the reasoning for every change so you understand and learn what to look out for in the future. You do NOT have to go on a raw food or even vegan diet to get results.
Usually I find there are between 10-12 foods causing the problem. That’s where we put the focus first. Some people react to chemicals like sodium benzoate, flavor enhancers, sulfites, Balsam of Peru or Monosodium Glutamate while others have classic food intolerances to simple foods like potato, lettuce, berries, citrus, chocolate or night shade vegetables. There may also be cross-reactive plant families involved so I will advise you of them too. You might have some nutritional deficiencies that I will identify from your iris analysis. You will not only save time, money and frustration but you will feel supported and know that you’re not crazy and your problem is not in your head…it’s in your gut!
For skin problems, it is best to book a Skype session so we can discuss your diet in detail. In some cases, we may need to try some elimination phases. In my experience, the 2-month program is best for real results.
Note: Iridology does not diagnose disease.
Jennifer is a Comprehensive Certified Iridologist (CCI) through the International Iridology Practitioner’s Association (IIPA).