So, I figured it was time I update everyone on how my youngest son’s cheeks look now.
It took about 6 weeks, but his cheeks are finally healed!!!!
I am SO happy that his cheeks are baby smooth again! If you want a reminder of what his cheeks looked like before, check out my other post on eczema here.
It took a combination of eliminating certain foods from his diet – foods he is sensitive to and foods that are high in histamine (here is a list) – as well as using this great eczema cream from Tubby Todd Bath Co. and taking two natural supplements. One is D-Hist which helps you naturally detox histamine. The other one, which really made the difference, is HistDAO which helps your body break down the histamine in food. (Disclaimer: I am NOT a medical professional and I am not sharing these supplements for diagnostic and treatment purposes of others. I am simply telling you what my chiropractor did for us. If you have concerns about your health, I would encourage you to talk to your doctor, functional medicine doctor, or other medical professional.)
Some people naturally make less of the enzyme DAO (diamine oxidase) than others, which may make it more difficult to break down the histamine in foods. To read more on this, visit here. I am interested in knowing whether my son has this issue or not. That is one reason why I am going to genetically test him for some SNPS.
SNPs stands for single nucleotide polymorphisms. They are the most common type of genetic variation among people. (Definition from the U.S National Library of Medicine) There are two main SNPs I am concerned with, MTHFR and DOA (AOC1).
I have ordered an Advanced Methylation Panel test from Maximized Genetics. The reasons I went with them are that they offer an easy cheek swab to collect the DNA, they destroy the DNA after they have tested it, and they give you an easy to read result. If you are interested at all, check them out at Maximizedgenetics.com. (This is an affiliate link, so if you purchase a product you will be helping support my family!) They have many different panels that can give you insight into how your body works together and what you could do to improve your health!
When I get the results back, I will be sure to share them with you!
Let me know if you have questions! I don’t know a lot, but I have found some good sources and would love to share them as you are on your health journey!