I returned from a 4 month trip to the United States–I was highly active over there, and the 36 degree conditions (very hot) forced me to sweat; however, when I returned to the UK in July, I would exercise during the day, (going for a run). But during the odd time I would run in the evening, I would come back to an itching sensation. This progressively got worse, and by mid-august my upper body was covered in hives after exercise. I refrained from running after this bad experience. When I started uni again, even now walking quickly to a lecture, sends my body in red flushed patches, and little pinpoint hives.
I’m left with a question… why me?
I’m praying to God it doesn’t get worse, although I have a feeling deep inside that it will. I am writing on this forum today to discuss one cause of urticaria: diet. Please bear with me on this idea.
Even though I am healthy, I tend to crave sugar: Fruit drinks, fizzy drinks, chocolate, croissants, chips, meat, ice-cream, cheese etc. I still eat a lot of vegetables; however, my diet chiefly consists of acid-forming foods.
This aside, if you are stung by a nettle rash (which consists of acid), you produce hives, and this is solved by taking a dock leaf to the skin (alkaline). I am not suggesting covering your body in dock leaves, but changing our diets towards an alkaline consistency. If our sweat glands are blocked, the acid from our foods is toxic waste; therefore the body is attempting to filter out this waste through sweat. As we can’t, our body produces an allergic reaction.
Eat more kale, spinach, dark-green leafy vegetables, and cut back on fizzy drinks or foods with a high sugar and acid content, and this could potentially lessen or cure the hives. I am currently in day two of this new diet (don’t forget you can indulge in acid food, but make sure the ratio is kept at 80% alkaline, 20% acid). I will report back to see if this has done anything.
I hope to God we find out what the cause of this horrible condition is.
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