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No More Burning Skin

Very interesting about potassium - potatoes, also rich in potassium, are a staple of my diet. The more I think about it however, I do believe that it was the mycotoxins (toxins produced by fungi) in the decaf coffee, as I also get acne, heart palpitations, and anxiety when I eat other high mycotoxin foods such as corn, yeast, peanuts, wine, and cheese. I will test again, perhaps after several months.

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Does anyone also suffer from Raynauds? I was diagnosed when I was a child - “primary Raynauds” - and I am wondering if it is related to vitamin A toxicity, as I was taking vitamin A along with multi vitamins as a child.

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Does anyone also suffer from Raynauds? I was diagnosed when I was a child - “primary Raynauds” - and I am wondering if it is related to vitamin A toxicity, as I was taking vitamin A along with multi vitamins as a child.

My husband has it. He used accutane when he was younger. I’ve suspected he could benefit from lowering A and I’ve successfully gotten him off dairy but that’s it so far. He’s a hot sauce and tomato addict. That probably doesn’t help you much but since raynauds is a spasm of the small arterioles I wouldn’t be surprised if it was connected to A toxicity.

Bella

Interesting - thank you, Bella! I live in N.H. and am really suffering from Raynauds right now. The lower vitamin A diet doesn’t seem to be helping much yet, but it’s only been four weeks. I will say that eating low-fat or low carb makes it worse for me, so I avoid that.

I hope you get some relief Guest. I think it’s yet another mysterious disease for which modern medicine doesn’t seem to have an adequate understanding or any real treatments or cure. I bought my husband some far-infrared gloves for when he works outside in cold weather and he also uses hot hands disposable heating pads in his gloves. It’s a decently helpful hack but certainly doesn’t solve the problem. We are in Indiana so it’s a pretty similar climate. Bella

Thank you, Bella. The above was written by me (Eliza) - I wrote it on my phone and wasn't logged in. I also wear far-infrared gloves, but only in fall and spring. For winter I need to wear large hand warmers (body warmers) stuffed inside ski mittens! I am hopeful that a longer term diet of low vitamin A will help, but I also wonder if the damage to my hands from previous exposure is permanent.

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Thank you, Bella. The above was written by me (Eliza) - I wrote it on my phone and wasn't logged in. I also wear far-infrared gloves, but only in fall and spring. For winter I need to wear large hand warmers (body warmers) stuffed inside ski mittens! I am hopeful that a longer term diet of low vitamin A will help, but I also wonder if the damage to my hands from previous exposure is permanent.

Hopefully not. Chronic kidney disease is supposed to be permanent but Grant proved that wrong. I’m having lots of issues that I’ve had for decades improve. I was diagnosed with familial high cholesterol 10 years ago but after going low A all of my numbers are vastly improved where I don’t meet the diagnostic criteria for that condition anymore. I’m going to remain optimistic that raynauds can heal too. Bella

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@eliza1275 So glad you’ve seen such big skin improvements! 😃 That’s wonderful! And thank you for sharing your history and hopes, too.

It’s a big experiment right now, but I do hope along with Bella that it will have some affect on your Raunauds condition. What a good surprise that would be! 🙂

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Thank you @puddleduck! I actually had a minor setback the past few days - I changed brands of potato chips, and noticed that they had a lot of potato skins, but thought I would be okay. Nope. I spent the past couple of nights up itching with hives, and the acne is back. But it's not as bad as before, and I know that it will go back to being better once I stick to potato flesh and chips with less skins.

Orion, I think it was you on another thread who warned about lutein/zeaxanthin content of oat. Thanks for that. I have dropped them. Humous is another food I have now dropped because of chickpeas Vit A level.