... gut healing.
Update on Nathan:
Except for a few times he's binge fed himself (behind closed doors .. to my horror), Nathan has made great strides with his tailor made diet. Since mid summer we've fine tuned his intake and eliminated milk, reduced starch intake by 90%, upping his protein and vegetable consumption, adding daily cups of rich bone stock. His eczema is gone and the seborrhea dermatitis on his scalp is 80% reduced.
On occasion he is allowed to eat starchy food (toast, pretzels, etc) and the eczema does not flare up. Even the occasional binge eating episodes have not triggered the rashes.
It is our hope to keep him on this modified diet for another six months or longer and to 'test the waters' every now and again to check for gut lining healing.
I have concluded that for years on end his gut has leaked toxins into his blood due to a permeable digestive tract. This explains why with healing his white blood count has remained in the bottom end of normal the past year instead of to the point of needing to be tested for leukemia. Health is gaining a foothold where once he had little fortitude and a poor immune system.