Over the past weekend, we went camping as a family. I knew it would be hard to stay committed to this process but when you are surrounded by all of your favorite indulgences (smore’s anyone?), it really makes you dig deep.
I planned ahead and brought all of my food and enjoyed fish cooked over the open fire, sweet potatoes and steamed veggies, large fresh salads, and yogurt with fresh fruit. I left my kettle at home so I was unable to drink my teas each day, but I ate mostly alkaline forming foods so I call that a win.
Last week, I started applying Aura Glow (a mixture of peanut and olive oils) to my patches. It helps keep them moist and alleviates itching.
I am just over 2 weeks in on this journey and so pleased with how my patches look and feel already. I did read a warning that around week 3, you can expect a flare up as your body fights hard to rid itself of toxins so curious if it will happen to me.
Here is a look at my patches on Day 16. The thickness has decreased and it is less flaky. The patch on my head was starting to flake less but after 5 days of camping, that isn’t the case at the moment. You can see where I scratched at a few places- a bad habit I have had for over 20 years. I keep envisioning how there won’t be anything there to scratch and another bad habit will be broken!