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post #61 of 173
This is really really interesting. I don't have a "butt dimple" but I was told by a chiropractor that I most definitely have spina bifida occulta. I also have KP on my arms and my upper chest. No other mid-line defects that I know of...and no issues with food allergies that I know of either.

However...this is really really interesting. Wow.
post #62 of 173
OP Same thing here with J, Mri and all at 4 weeks. He has a Y buttcrack as well. He has spina bifida occulta.

He is allergic to dairy and I have a feeling other stuff as well, thinking about getting him tested.
WOW I am glad to have found this thread! Very interesting...
post #63 of 173
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i have KP too, is that related to vit b def?
Me too..... this really is interesting.
J has a gap right inbetween his two front terth but non eof the others are in yet so I wonder what they will do....
post #64 of 173
Is KP related to blocked detox pathways? Cause it sure seems like it would be. If it's supposedly helped by A, D, & essential fatty acids would that be a clue? Anyone?
post #65 of 173
I haven't come across vitamin A yet. EFA's point to glutathione, vitamin D to... not much that's helpful.

Maybe if your body was overloaded making glutathione (does caffeine affect you?) you would be using up all your EFAs and so create a deficiency that leads to KP?
post #66 of 173
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I haven't come across vitamin A yet. EFA's point to glutathione, vitamin D to... not much that's helpful.

Maybe if your body was overloaded making glutathione (does caffeine affect you?) you would be using up all your EFAs and so create a deficiency that leads to KP?
I used to drink coffee all day and night too - I craved it, but it would not keep me up whatsoever. Ditto chocolate. Does that fit?
post #67 of 173
I'm reviving this for a question. I was telling my brother about midline issues (I asked him about his teeth since he's got Poland's syndrome) so I re-read this. Now I'm confused. Am I looking for a sacral pit at the top of the butt crack (base of spine) or at the bottom of the butt crack, closer to the anus? I saw a couple different things in here, hence the new confusion. I only looked at the top of my kids for indents.... and I'm wondering if I missed something.
post #68 of 173
I thought it was supposed to be above the butt crack... but DD has a tiny dimple kind of in the middle of the crack, so I'm not sure.
post #69 of 173
I've been talking about a dimple above the crack, and just ASSumed everyone else was, too.
post #70 of 173
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KP here too, and DS (nearly 1 year!) has it as well, mostly on his lower legs. They are terribly rough. I've heard the Vit. A thing too, but haven't seen a change in mine since starting CLO. Crazy.

CS - I think you've got a dimpled daughter! DS's is off to one side and very deep, but doesn't split open. It's below where his 'crack' ends, but way above where his anus is.
This is the one that made me wonder about the location of the pit.
Also, I'm still trying to find a list that has all the potential midline defects. Anyone have a link?
post #71 of 173
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I used to drink coffee all day and night too - I craved it, but it would not keep me up whatsoever. Ditto chocolate. Does that fit?
My husband has a very high caffeine tolerance, both his parents did/do as well. And he's the one with KP between the two of us, and I am the one with slow phase 1 and phase 2 detoxification. Somehow this will eventually make sense... I just don't know how yet.
post #72 of 173
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I've been talking about a dimple above the crack, and just ASSumed everyone else was, too.
this
post #73 of 173
VERY interesting thread! I have kp, sbo, and only after DS's surgical birth 3 yrs. ago found out I have a RAGING surgical tape adhesive allergy. I only came across this thread because I was looking up allergy stuff for my poor DS who is having some serious stuffiness lately. I had allergies as a kid, but nothing ever showed up on those prick tests, so I wonder if food/leaky gut issues were too "fringe" back then.
post #74 of 173
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I thought it was supposed to be above the butt crack... but DD has a tiny dimple kind of in the middle of the crack, so I'm not sure.

Weird.


Edited by veganone - 9/4/13 at 3:07pm
post #75 of 173
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Originally Posted by kjbrown92 View Post
Am I looking for a sacral pit at the top of the butt crack (base of spine) or at the bottom of the butt crack, closer to the anus? I saw a couple different things in here, hence the new confusion. I only looked at the top of my kids for indents.... and I'm wondering if I missed something.
I did some online research and it can be in the crack or above. In the crack is more common. See here for a good description of sacral pits and what to look for http://drgreene.blogs.com/drgreeneco...healthyba.html

Of course, there is no mention of allergy connections - its mainly focusing on whether the dimple indicates underlying structural abnormalities and warrant ultrasounds, etc. I also searched for images of "sacral dimples" on google and that helped to clarify what I was looking for. I am waiting for DS to wake up from his nap to check his bum now that I know what I am looking for.

Also wanted to say that my bumps on my arm also went away after going on an ED (GFCF too) and I didn't even notice until this reading this thread and I felt my arms. Smooth as a baby's bum! For the first time since I was a kid! Wow!
post #76 of 173
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This is the one that made me wonder about the location of the pit.
Also, I'm still trying to find a list that has all the potential midline defects. Anyone have a link?
Sorry if that was unclear... I meant below the very top of his crack - it's way above his anus - right at the base of the spine (guess that's why it's a sacral dimple). Our CST said it's common?!
post #77 of 173
Holy cow! I'm totally new here, but look at my siggy! Are tongue-tie and allergies really related? We got his tongue-tie corrected 2 weeks ago... do you think that will help his allergies?

Our theory with this is that because DS could not suck well, he often tired before getting to the hindmilk... he was getting too much foremilk and would react more easily to anything I ate. About a month ago I had to exclusively pump for a couple days to let my nipples heal from his poor nursing... his poo instantly got better even though my diet hadn't changed. Better... not great though.

So can supplements help now? If he was deficient in utero, can it be fixed now?
post #78 of 173
There are lots of different ways that these things seem to overlap, so each of us is trying to tease out what's involved with us and our kids and then figure out what to do.

Moms deficient in vitamin A and/or folate (deficient in how much is available for their bodies to use, which can be very different from what they consume if they've got digestive/other health issues or if they need more than most people) have kids with things like tongue ties, sacral dimples, and various other, sometimes quite subtle, midline problems. A posterior tongue tie can cause digestive problems by not allowing peristalsis to start properly (have you considered cranial-sacral to help re-train the tongue movements now that your LO's TT has been clipped?), and then weird gut dysbiosis can occur, which is bad for absorption and utilization of nutrients.

Moms are rarely deficient in just one vitamin, so kids (definitely mine!) can start with a lot of things out of balance, and may be prone to the same types of imbalances as mom was, which seem to manifest more prominently in the kids than in the moms (we seem to heal together, getting clues as to what's going on from our kids and then applying them to both of us).

And we've been having cool discussions on how detoxification problems can lead to food intolerances, and again, if we've got nutrient issues to start with, at least a couple detoxification pathways very well may be involved.

I got into this (the Allergies forum) mostly due to detoxification issues (and I recognize that the leaky gut/gut healing stuff we've also talked about is more of an issue for other people than it is for me, everyone needs to figure out what their own balance is), and my kids (they're 2 and 5 now) have/had lots of nutrient deficiencies, and I think I can un-do most of the problems we've got, and ultimately be healthier and happier for having gone through this.
post #79 of 173
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Originally Posted by hippychickaquarius View Post
Holy cow! I'm totally new here, but look at my siggy! Are tongue-tie and allergies really related? We got his tongue-tie corrected 2 weeks ago... do you think that will help his allergies?

Our theory with this is that because DS could not suck well, he often tired before getting to the hindmilk... he was getting too much foremilk and would react more easily to anything I ate. About a month ago I had to exclusively pump for a couple days to let my nipples heal from his poor nursing... his poo instantly got better even though my diet hadn't changed. Better... not great though.

So can supplements help now? If he was deficient in utero, can it be fixed now?
Going along with what Tanya said, we've talked about how an excess of foremilk can make the gut sensitive, thus increasing food allergy problems.

Healing a damaged gut is the goal for all of us here, and hopefully with time and healing, allergies can resolve. But I don't think it's not as simple as fixing a damaged gut and seeing the allergies disappear. The immune system has been primed to react to certain foods (in the case of an IgE or "true" allergy) and so the immune system needs time to relearn or reset.
post #80 of 173
Ok so back for more!

I am going to have to get a chance to talk to our ped in more depth soon about all this. He is India Indian and the other day while we were in to see if J had an ear infection ( and he does, the first one I have ever dealt with 2 kids and four years into motherhood, the day before his first birthday!) When he walked in he asked me if I had lost alot of weight. ( I had just been to to gym, I have the cardio endurance of a snail so I want to work on that!) I told him that J is still 99% EBF still and that at a year always I always seem to drop alot of weight ( I am a bit smaller than pre pregancy, about 125) He asked if I took vitamens and I said no. He said I need to get on a good muti and take addtional B complex, then noted on the dry spots I have had on the corners of my mouth that haven't gone away for about a month and my bumpy arms. Hmmm he is an allergist as well so i KNOW he would be all over a study about this!
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