Month 36 – December

I’ve been seeing some improvement this month. One big reason I think is because Kelsey got some Tamanu oil. I was hesitant that it would work since I’ve tried so many different creams and oils and they all seem to lose their efficacy after awhile but for now this Tamanu oil has really helped keep my face from oozing too much. I started using it my hands too after doing moisturizer withdrawal for the past few months. It seems to be helping so far without making my skin too soft and thinned, at least for now.

I think I’ve also started to see results from the diet I have been prescribed by my naturopath. I also decided to try a candida cleanse. My brother’s friend hooked me up with some stuff called Lufenuron. It’s kind of controversial but it’s supposed to help kill fungal infections by inhibiting the chitin layer so that your body can kill the fungus. I figure that due to the corticosteroid use, it killed all my good bacteria on my skin and in my gut and has allowed for possible fungal and parasite infections to take root. What sucks though is that these things mostly feed off of carbs so I’ve had to reduce my diet to chicken and broth, salad, avocados, olive oil and sunflower seed butter. I have the occasional dessert of coconut whip and walnuts but my diet is not too exciting for the foreseeable future. Just salads, soups and shakes.

I made sure to not start this additional round of food cuts until after Christmas; had to have my yams and apple pie. I also got a theracane  for Christmas, you know you’re getting old when you’re more excited about getting a theracane than any other gift. It’s amazing though, my body has been really stiff since starting TSW, not exactly sure why but it’s really helped me release and relax the muscles in my neck, shoulders and upper back. It works on the whole body though, they were really on the ball when designing this thing.

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