So you've been tested for gluten sensitivity and it's all come back negative?
Been tested for lyme and it's all negative?
Had stools samples/blood tests and no digestive or hormonal issues? No inflammation detected? No other issues other than EC?
Yes it is demoralising for me but I just fear whether you've had proper diagnostics with correct feedback. There is a lot to get wrong and you know that as well as I do.
I have about as much interest in stringent diet plans as you do, believe me when I say that. I've tried a few myself and it's compounded my problems and made me worse, mostly because they were calorie restrictive. Same feelings about them as you. That is why I won't change without evidence and if you are saying you have evidence that your EC is nothing other than atopic dermatitis then yeah that shuts me up.
As I must have said before the value is in the quantitive data and some tests are only accessible through naturopathes (as you know), that doesn't mean I am expecting miracle cures from these alternative health people. I'm not. I value their access to tests I can't have through the state. Their suggestions and diet plans I can devise myself with the help of the net and this board and it's users.
I've also spent the equivalent of about $1500 on this so far but the vast bulk of that has been for quantitive testing and not consultations. If I could deal with a lab myself who would do tests for me I would but they don't.
I would just appreciate some clarity on those things. If you really mean me not to post in the thread I won't. I'm not looking for an argument.