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Did you know that over 48 million cases of HS have been discovered? Many people are currently suffering with this disease and don’t even know that they have it. Hidradenitis Suppurativa is a skin disease in which the adrenal glands do not work properly. It causes boils the size of marbles, golf balls, and even a soft ball. Not only are they painful but they are incurable. That’s right! No way to control these life changing boils all over your body. Not only does this cause an inferior depressive disorder but it actually has changed my entire life.
Doctor after dermatologist after referral after medication after topical steroids— NOTHING was helping. Dermatologists misdiagnosed me over and over due to the fact that HS is not researched enough in the medical world. I thank god every day for the amazing people who have supported me thru all of this because I’m going to give you some tips that took me six years to figure out. A BOOK called “The Hidden Plague,” completely saved my life. I have doctors in my family who have done surgery after surgery on people with this condition, I have had grandparents who had to suffer with this condition but NOBODY not ONE doctor (my family included) wanted to let anyone know that the way we can control our disease is by FOOD. I’m not talking about a strict diet where you starve yourself, or a diet where you can only eat three things. I’m talking about a diet that has managed to cure most of any type of skin issues I ended up having in the last 10 years.
The Elimination diet is a diet that focuses solely on you as an individual. It focuses on your body and what your gut can handle. I never thought in a million years that this would be the answer. I was willing to try anything and let me just give it to you straight. This is NOT an easy diet. It focuses mainly on what your body can handle. Any condition, any flare-you will notice immediately effected by food when you get to a certain point of this diet. You eliminate multiple food groups that you didn’t realize were inflaming the body example; bananas, nightshades, gluten and dairy. Things we long to eat. If you are suffering with any kind of condition like I am with HS-everyday-just know that your doctor will not tell you to go on a diet. But I am telling you this diet changed my life.
Please if anyone has some great AIP diet recipes please share with me or email me below. Lets thrive together!!!