Hello all x
I know I usually post every two weeks about my progress but I didn’t feel there was much change in my skin. I am now in the truly limbo area of my withdrawal.
I was a performer before this happened and am now trying to get back into that performer shape, though I do have to push through the still lingering symptoms of this withdrawal. When will I be healed? Who knows, but I’m not letting it stop me now.
First off, this journey is never easy. Even though I have been high spirited and happy, that doesn’t mean I am not struggling. I still get up with scratchy, elephant skin. I still have those hard, annoying spots that give me trouble. I still have the insatiable itch.
But, with most who go through hell and can see the light at the end of their tunnel, I feel transformed. My life was ripped apart and I’ve been putting the pieces back together in a different formation. I have a new spunk for life, a new outlook on how we should treat one another, treat mother earth, and treat time. Time can be against us, but it is also the one thing that reminds us that life is precious and it should be spent in optimism, not negativity.
Having said that, look around you. Everyone has a struggle. Lift them up. Don’t look down on people. We all need each other for support. For myself, I am fighting for this cause. I am doing what I can to make our voices known.
Here is my latest YouTube video: Red Skin Syndrome (History Lesson)
I have been asked a few times What are you using on your skin?
1. On my skin, I have been using my own shea butter mixture that I buy from Amazon. It is called “Village Shea Butter, Raw Organic Unrefined 1 lb” LOVE IT. I put it in a pan, turn it to liquid and generously put in lemongrass essential oil.
You can order some lemongrass shea butter and tea tree shea butter from The Home Apothecary: The Home Apothecary on Etsy
She has the BEST balms. So smooth and creamy. It makes such a difference.
2. Internally, I take a lot of different supplements: Methyl-folate (B12/folate for those of you who do not have the MTHFR gene mutation), Vit D, Vit C, Probiotic, CuraMed, Fish oil, Biotin, and in the mornings, a lypo-spheric Vit C in a gel form (you jut toss it back).
3. Also, I have been exercising in the mornings. Does it sting? Yes, you bet. Do you get itchy? Yup, always. However, I think it’s a way for the toxins to sweat out of me. It gets those lymph nodes draining. I still have swollen lymph nodes (feel like I should have named them) but I feel the exercise and movement is helping in the process.
4. Along with exercise, I’ve been eating EXTREMELY well. No sweets or added sugar, no dairy, and no wheat, no caffeine, no alcohol. Literally not cheated in one month. I know Dr. Rapaport says diet isn’t going to help the process, but I am not all too sure about that. Maybe it won’t speed the process up, but it can sure help you along I feel. I had an itch fit when I had some tomato sauce last week so I steer clear of nightshades. Lots of protein (I get slices of rotisserie turkey from the deli and snack on it; egg whites; tune fish).
Despite whatever is bothering me, I find time to enjoy life… and make abs appear again!!
Love, B. R. Wren