I woke up this morning and took the wrap off my right index and middle fingers to find nice, soft skin. Now, this has happened on other mornings, but during the day the skin on these two fingers would get hard, rough and scaly and also develop new skin cracks. Today was different! No new skin cracks, and I actually had a sensation of feeling skin when I rubbed the two fingers together, rather than it feeling like tree bark.
I hardly picked at any rough spots at all during the day as has been my habit. Before today, I could hardly quit picking at the dead “scales” of skin, trying to get these tiny, sharp pieces of skin off to feel fresh skin underneath. It’s a little like when you have a sunburn and it begins to peel. You can’t keep yourself from peeling it, right? That’s what it’s like.
Also, something else I noticed was that there was very little redness and heat in those two fingers this morning. By the end of today, there was no heat at all — indicating that the inflammation had left. I had begun to not be a believer in this Beat Eczema diet plan, but it is regaining my trust. The program suggests that, if the diet is followed strictly, one should have this thing beat in as little as 10 days.
Tomorrow is Day 10, and I am hopeful that their claim is right. Tonight I will reapply the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream and wrap the fingers with Saran Wrap, as I did last night. It seemed to work nicely.
Here was my food intake for the day:
Morning — a mixture of blueberries, blackberries, diceed apple, banana, pecans, raw local honey and cinnamon for breakfast. Carrot juice mid-morning.
Lunch — a delicious salad consisting of spring mix field greens, sundried tomatoes, sprouts, diced red bell pepper, sauerkraut, pumpkin seeds, grated raw sheep cheese, and a sprinkling of kelp for flavor. I used an Annie’s Naturals dressing (Pomegranate Vinaigrette). Later, I had a handful of walnuts as a snack.
Dinner – Raw Corn Soup (from the Beat Eczema program). This contained 2 ears of raw corn blended with warm water, an avocado and Celtic salt, served with finely diced red bell pepper sprinkled on top. I was surprisingly pleased. The avocado not only enhanced the flavor but also added a thicker texture. Who knew?
Perhaps Day 10 will be the magic day . . . will let you know!