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Grover's Disease

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A lot of folks, myself included, are doing cilantro smoothies. The recipes vary. Mine is:
Unsweetened coconut milk
Vegan protein powder
Collagen powder
Tablespoon of almond butter
1 bunch of cilantro
A cup of spinach
1/2 cup of blueberries
1/2 cup of raspberries

I’m not saying this will be for everyone but I also just finished a 30-day detox guided by my functional medicine doctor, including 3-days of a fasting-mimicking diet. I had to drop gluten years ago but have also eliminated all refined sugar, dairy, and grains. It’s not purely paleo but skews 75% vegetables with generous servings of protein, oils/fats (avocado, olive, coconut), protein (I avoid beef but not bison), legumes, and some nuts/seeds and fruit.

Generally, this takes will power. But I feel good, my athletic performance hasn’t dipped, and it certainly isn’t making things worse. I only have fading brownish, flat pigmented spots and a few tiny brownish crusty ones. Is it just fading on its own or is the cilantro and my diet working? Only time will tell.

Oh yeah — and Grover’s itches. Except when it doesn’t. Mine does not. It seems to be a personally-specific problem and everyone needs to find what works best for them.

Best of luck to everyone!

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Great recipe. Mine was similar.

unsweetened almond milk
probiotic whole milk yogurt
collegen powder
1 packet stevia (only sweetener allowed on my plan)
1/2 bunch fresh or frozen cilantro
1/2 cup fresh fruit or frozen banana slices (I would like to add more fruit but my anti inflamation diet even limits natural sugar)

What grains besides wheat do you avoid?

Itching is the worst part of GD as one can cover up our torso. I know you count yourself lucky. Do you get the pain from pressure of any kind. I could not lay on my back, even to lean back driving a car because of the pain. To lay down I could only do it on my side.