Then this past year things settled down for us here on our homestead. Problems were fixed and things started working in our favor. I took dome time and did 2 three day water fasts and saw some progress. But not enough to really be gung ho on the topic. With my second water fast a few months ago, I wanted to push through and do a 10-20 day fast. I was going to see how it went. By day 4, I was so ill, I had to break the fast. As a nurse, I saw signs that were very bad and I knew I could not continue safely. That's when I realized just how truly toxic I was. I had nearly fixed my asthma and my eczema was not that bad at all - I had started TRS spray (for toxins) last May or June and saw things really clear up for me. But then the flare started in late October - just some small patches of eczema. Now it is 40% of my body - no redness or oozing - just dry, super itchy eczema. And it won't go away. I've tried special diets and whatnot. But this is my yearly flare - looking back on my blog I flare from October to about March/April.
While I definitely can work and live with this dry eczema, it still bothers me - I still itch all the time and I just want it gone. I've been a big advocate of healthy eating. The big controversy in the TSW world is DOES DIET HELP? Some people are truly hot and bothered by this topic. I don't get it. We are what we eat so how can diet NOT be a factor? The thing is I never could find a good explanation as to why I still have eczema even though I eat clean. My liver enzymes are also back to normal (for those unaware - 12 years ago my liver was so toxic I was told I had only a few months to live unless I got a liver transplant - did NOT get the transplant and immersed myself into healthy eating and cleaning my liver). But now I have some answers from a guy who speaks with angels. The Medical Medium sounds pretty far fetched in how this author got his information. I am not going to debate though his methods. Because for once his information rings too true to my ears - more so than any of the MTHFR mutation did.
I have read most of the Medical Medium and his other book Liver Rescue. It is hard to summarize but I will give it my best shot. Basically eczema is due to toxins in the liver and viruses feeding off those toxins. Those toxins can be aluminum, copper, etc. The most common virus is the epstein barr virus, or EBV. When the EBV eats, the byproducts are called dermatoxins and they flood the liver - when the liver turns sluggish and becomes overwhelmed, the dermatoxins then are released into the bloodstream and are then forced out through the skin in order to protect our vital organs. This causes severe rashes. The EBV feeds off more than just toxins - they love certain foods like eggs and dairy. The resulting toxins released can mimic allergic reactions. For those with severe EBV load in their body and lots of toxins, it can take up to a year of perfect eating to rid the body of EBV and stop the dermatoxins from being released from the liver. So when someone tries to eat clean - there are 2 factors stopping one from healing. The first being the wrong foods are still being eaten. I thought eggs were good for me - but with EBV, I can't have them because EBV LOVES eggs. There is a long list of "healthy" foods one must avoid for 6 months to a year. The second factor is time - every one wants a quick fix, so after 1, 2, or even 3 months of clean eating, they shrug off the diet saying it didn't work.
For me, I am taking the plunge. I have started the supplements. Costly, but in my opinion so very worth it. I have seen more changes in the last 3-4 weeks just on the supplements alone. My skin is still broken out BUT my asthma is 100% gone. No occasional need for my inhaler. My average use lately has been 1-2 times a week - but nothing the last 3 weeks. And my skin goes through a lot of different cycles DAILY. I shed, I bleed, I itch differently, and my sores are healing in some areas super fast and busting open in other areas. I have never seen so many changes in my skin in such a short time. This week I am starting the diet changes. NOT happy about this but I need to do it. I am also purchasing my own colloidal silver maker to make it at home. It will be the one biggest factor in killing the EBV.
But that is all for now. I have no recent pictures but here are some from the last 6 months or so.
Hubby and I this December - I did have a flare going on but just basic dry eczema and not noticeable
Our guinea hens knocking on our front door asking for a treat. LOVE our farm life!
Our daughter and Ivanhoe the barn cat (whom I'm allergic to). Emma has had horrible hand eczema but it has since been clearing up with diet and TRS spray
Just a puppy and a kitten playing in our yard - this is Thor, our Pyrenees
Vacation in October to VA Beach
Me in October when my skin was perfectly clear
All our chickens have names and therefore cannot be eaten. So much for having all natural organic home chicken for dinner! :)
Me and my girls in NY by the lake last summer