I was wrong about being wrong. Maybe I didn't want to be correct.
Salicylate sensitivity can cause leg, hand and face swelling.
Dietary intolerance is so confusing says the dietitian…
Part of the problem is that symptoms can worsen or improve and other problems might be for life if genetic based - and which is which? Which dietary restrictions or supplements do I really need to continue for life, versus which can I occasionally retest to see if I don’t have to be so restrictive?
Helpful list of salicylate symptoms are in this article: byronherbalist.com.au/gut-health/salicylate-sensitivity/.
Salicylates include so many foods and breath mints, toothpaste - other stuff you don’t think about as “dietary”. But this explains things - I had over the last few weeks added a little nicotine back into my routine. “Nicotine” in a mint lozenge is »mint« and therefore a very rich source of salicylates. I wasn’t using a lot but it had become daily again.
I need to schedule myself a vacation just to reread my own blog posts - review what I learned and forgot.
Topicals can nourish us. Our skin is our largest body organ and it absorbs nutrients and excretes them so it might even be considered somewhat of a digestive and excretory organ as well as a sensory one.
I made a video presentation which includes a salicylate slide. There is a post with more info on essential oils in the works. Essential Oils video presentation (canva.com). I stress in the video that trying to become less acidic and take glycine might be better than trying to restrict salicylate foods which are very numerous and otherwise healthy.
(Pdf of the slides in my Dropbox)
Compression socks of 20-30 (units) were painful and then not as noticeable but left my legs with broken capillaries so that seems like not the goal either. Ouch. My foot bones felt squashed. It hurt my knees and felt better folded down over the calf, but then later, that double compression may have been part of the cause of capillaries breaking. I have some looser compression crew socks that help in a milder way.
Health is better. I will try harder to remember my glycine and pH Adjust after niacin.
Ireliev.com - source for the bamboo socks I tried.
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