Sugar Monsters

Greetings to all, today I want to speak a bit about an on-going personally challenging battle of mine…..hmm, where to start…well it could be a very long story.

In summary, since 2005, I became accustomed to drinking a lot of beer, wine, and other forms of alcohol, this in combination with processed foods and a terrible decision of drinking alcohol while taking antibiotics around 2009 and again around 2017, and only my body knows what other damage I’ve caused; this led me to discovering and developing, a fungal skin disease known as tinea versicolor*.

The inkblot type dots are the tinea versicolor fungal monsters that I loath and that really messed up my Mojo.๐Ÿ‘ฟ

The thing about tinea versicolor (at least in my case) is that it can start small and you hardly notice it. My fungal over-growth (sounds pretty delicious eyy?) was first noticeable in 2010-2013 time frame, which at the time was on my neck only. I did nothing to resolve this issue, well to be fair I may have rubbed some aloe vera on it from time to time.

Morever over the years (yes it grew with me for years!!๐Ÿ‘ฟ) and after so many half-butt attempts to get rid of the tinea versicolor; this year and this month (November 2018 I started a bit, but not as aggressively as in December 2018) I was fed up. Truth be told I met a nice girl who I am attracted to, we dated a bit and such, now we are focusing on foundational friendship, for long term gains ๐Ÿ˜Š, and this motivated me to figure out what on earth is happening to my body. Insecurities about my skin ~ L.L.L.

So, the aggresive treatment I began to partake in included the following:

  • Change in diet (avoid processed sugar or high sugar fruits, also no pork – just because) – so many things have processed sugar ๐Ÿ’ฉ
  • Created a Food Diary (measured my allergic reactions over time, beer and turkish fig overdose caused a massive itchy, crawly grossy, yucky, Why is this my life?, kind of reaction.
  • Hydrotherapy (hot and cold showers, every so often
  • More regular application of pure coconut oil.
  • Herbal supplements/medicines (neem pills, pau d’ arco, black seed oil, Colon cleanse blend tablet, Forever young blend tablet, bee propolis every so often)
  • Started exercising more regularly
  • All of these things were and are being taken in various quantities but the effect is very positive.
In the very first picture, I had a raised like ink blot set up; as of now, my skin has calmed a lot and I am hoping that the discoloration will disappear. It looks very slight on my skin, but I myself can see it clearly…OHHH the horror๐Ÿ‘ฟ๐Ÿ™ƒ ~ L.L.L.
Pardon my hairy-ness ladies ๐Ÿ˜‰

This condition is said to be a reaction in the skin that not many people will have*, I am just one of the lucky few who get to deal with it (note – this is sarcasm). I am excited though, this is actually promoting better eating habits and a better lifestyle. Although I still want to and have dabbled a bit with pure/on the rocks Tequila (or pure Tequila mixed with a non processes sugar containing beverage such as baby coconut juice), I know that beer, white flour pancakes, white rice, etc. are off my list of things to consume for a while, if not forever.

Here’s a look at some of my new yummy delicious-es. *

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