Hoping this works

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Hello everyone, I’m Scott, 31 y/o from Santa Clarita, CA. So I’ve been struggling with a couple autoimmune diseases, GERD for 16 years and eczema (on my hand) for 5 years. I came across Dr. Osborne’s videos on YouTube and I think what he has to say makes a lot of sense. I’m done temporarily fixing my eczema with steroid cream, and taking Prilosec for my heartburn. I haven’t been tested for gluten sensitivity, but given how both these conditions can be an autoimmune reaction, I’m hopeful that this gluten free protocol will work. I’m pretty sure that I’ve been truly gluten free for about a week now, and my heartburn is completely gone. My eczema seems like it’s not getting worse, but I can tell that I need to be patient with it. Best wishes everyone!

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Welcome Scott,

Thanks for sharing your story.  I am happy that your heartburn has already improved!  Keep us updated on your progress.

All the best,

Dr. OSmile

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Thanks Dr. O! Will do!

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Hi Scott..Dana from Ohio. My eczema is generally triggered from dairy, but after doing an elimination diet and adding grains back in, I had the worst eczema In my life. Not to be one to rush to conclusions…I repeated the same elimination and reintroduction wit the same results. Pretty much all grains are reactive to me. Thinking of doing the DNA testing, mostly so I have no excuses and get busy with handling this problem. I joined this site as I can’t find support in Ohio unless “officially” dx with celiac.

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Thanks for sharing Dana. I’ve had eczema with and without diary. My eczema is solid on my right hand. It has been about 1.5 weeks on the grain free diet. It hasn’t gotten worse, but it’s really stubborn. If you, or Dr. O know this, how long can it take for hand eczema to go away? I’m sure it varies, but if it’s not gone in a month, I don’t want to just give up on this diet. Also, what did your elimination diet consist of? Thx.

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I cut out EVERYTHING but meat, fresh vegetables, and berries. So no grains, no dairy, no processed foods, no sugars. I also decided to go all in and cut out caffeine. I did that for 3 weeks. The first week I stopped the sodas and caffeine, then the next two stopped everything else. Slowly add one thing at a time. So for a week eat brown rice everyday twice a day if you can. Once you are sure you are not reactive, then you can add back in other stuff. I started with what I thought I was reacting too…and yep I sure did react.

Dairy in excess and excess varies on the season and the type of dairy , is a problem
Quinoa is a big problem for me
Rice on a daily basis is bad
wheat, hops and barely —okay beer and whiskey is super reactive.
So far corn appears to be safe.

I am not sure about testing. I want to know but I am afraid of another answer that doesn’t solve my major problems (eczema and edema). After I stop the dairy or the quiona it takes about 3 weeks to get my body back to normal. From what I read it depends on how bad your gut is damaged to make a guess on how long it takes to return to “normal.”

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Sounds like a good plan. My eczema was slightly improving, then I just went out of town this past weekend. Saturday morning I ate rice, and sure enough, by the afternoon my hand was red and I had little puss bubbles starting! Unbelievable! I remember juice fasting at the beginning of the year for 4 days. My eczema went away completely, then the first meal I had was a vegetable lasagna with rice noodles. Sure enough I broke out. I was thinking it was the tomatoes. I’m gluten sensitive!

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