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Keto Rash Update: Day 17

I’ve been Zero Carb for 18 days, and loving how I feel and look – better mood, mental clarity, no cravings or late-night snacking, sleeping better and down 20 pounds. The best part is that even though my chronic headaches and hormonal migraine attacks continue, the pain hasn’t been debilitating enough to need medication! I…

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Zero Carb Update: Day 14

Besides a much improved Live Blood Analysis, I’m happy to report that since starting Zero Carb 14 days ago I haven’t used one migraine abortive. During my transition from Low Carb Paleo to Zero Carb, I had a few of my typical, debilitating, hormonal migraine attacks, which required a few days of medicating. I’ve stopped…

Live Blood Analysis Update

I was nervous and excited about my second Live Blood Analysis because I wasn’t sure what today’s findings would be. Would fasting this time around make enough of a difference? Would those strings or strands (possible spirochetes from Lyme or other tick-borne infection) be present like they were five weeks ago? Could going Zero Carb…

Zero Carb Paleo: Day 9

After getting some interesting feedback regarding keto rash from the facebook community Zeroing in On Health, I’m even more comfortable with my decision to transition to a Zero Carb diet. Others who have experienced the same rash during ketosis said their rashes permanently disappeared some time after dropping all carbohydrates – only consuming meat and water.…

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Transitioning to Zero Carb: Day 7

It’s no surprise lowering carbohydrate intake has brought on a rash in all the typical locations: left and right side of my chest, middle of my back and down below – all that’s missing is the abdominal region. Is this [Prurigo Pigmentosa] due to ketosis? Is it Candida, or possibly Lyme or other infection? My…

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Happy Two Year Paleo Anniversary!

Although I am thrilled that March 11, 2015 marks my family’s Two Year Paleo Anniversary, I’m a tad bit disappointed in myself. Remember when I said I was going back to Paleo Keto? Well, that was the plan. But when lowering carbs caused my rash to quickly return, I used it as an excuse to up…

Live Blood Analysis

It was suggested that I have a Live Blood Analysis (LBA) performed, so of course the biohacker in me was all for it. There are those online that say LBA is a waste of money and puts fear in you in order to sell you products. Sounded like the American Healthcare system I’ve grown accustom…

Could my Chronic Headaches and Migraines be Chronic Lyme?

I’ve questioned this for many years, but after having my first Live Blood Analysis mere curiosity is turning into action. I’m researching local Lyme specialists to rule out Lyme or other tick-borne illnesses and co-infections. Although I’m finding long-term antibiotics to be the typical treatment, I will continue on my mission to heal my gut…

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Using NeurOptimal to Retrain my Brain

I’m shifting my focus away from rehabilitation of migraines and chronic headaches, and toward retraining my brain from years of trauma. But I’m not giving up on a migraine-free existence. For now I’m rediscovering and tackling that which led me to chronic pain – putting the puzzle pieces together regarding the cause(s) of anxiety, insecurity…