Today is day 4(!) of a small rash on my forehead and nose – little tiny barely red bumps that no one can see unless I point them out, but I think they give my skin an overall icky uneven look to it. I don’t think I’ve ever had a rash in my life except for in response to an identifiable irritant such as poison oak. I’m at the point in my transition where I’m not sure if I should chalk this up to detox and accept that it will soon pass, or if I should go running straight to the dermatologist.
If it helps to put things in context, I started going raw almost two months ago. Wow – it seems like longer than that. My body weight has gone back to normal for me (I’m a muscular 5’6, and sitting on my butt all day as a lawyer helped to grow said butt over the past three years to the point where I had gone up to about 144lbs recently. Now, after less than two months raw, I am down to a very natural feeling 125lbs). In the last month, I have had three cooked meals – damn Sag Paneer just gets me…and every thing else has been raw, minus a little bit of very dark chocolate (over 70% cocoa). Some days I feel like bursting out of my skin with energy, and other days I want to nap after just going to the farmers’ market down the block. I haven’t experienced anything that I could point at and say UH-HUH- Detox is here!
Is my diet – mostly (95%?) raw – pure enough to cause detox symptoms? Does my body know that it is clearing toxins, or is my body just dropping weight because I’m bringing in less calories? Has anyone else experienced the little bumpy rash that I’m talking about? I don’t mind the funny looks at the store and the questions about whether I have pet rabbits, or the flack my friends are giving me for no longer wanting to go to many restaurants, but I do mind bumps on my face!
Thanks for any advice or feedback!
- Judy “That’s not my skin, it’s my diet”