It occurred to me recently that I haven’t posted an update about my fluoroderma since November 2009, when I wrote This Is What Fluoroderma Looks Like. I’ve been so focused on treating cellulite that I barely gave myself time to bask in the huge victory of curing my acne!
My fluoroderma has been much easier to control since January 2010 when I moved out of my fluoridated condo. I continued to experience infrequent outbreaks throughout the year which I later figured out were caused by all the iodine I was consuming.
I am still experimenting with a diet rich in iodine and other elements known to release fluoride from the body (such as boron), but now I know to take breaks every few days to give my body a chance to recover. Since I started this “pulsing” method, my skin has never looked better.
This photo is from mid-2008, when the source of my acne was still a mystery.
Here is a photo from November 2009, almost a full year after the idea first entered my mind that my cystic acne could be caused by fluoride ingestion. This was at the end of my “trial and error” phase when I was learning what foods and beverages I need to avoid to limit my fluoride intake.
And here is a photo from today. I even took this picture with the same camera I used for the others (the webcam on my Mac). You can see a few red marks next to my ear from my latest beef stock reaction. The red spot at the top of my cheek is a beauty mark.
Here is another angle of the fluoroderma from 2008.
Here is this same angle from 2009.
And finally, another picture from today (March 13, 2011). Again, you can make out a few red marks around my ear from the beef stock. That last round also caused a few large lumps down the side of my neck. This is an indicator that the minerals in the stock are releasing the fluoride stored in my teeth or bones (or both) and eliminating it through the lymph pathways that run from my ear and down the neck.
When my fluoroderma was at its worst, I would often develop large, tender lumps in my ears. My lymph drainage therapist said that is a common symptom of lymphatic congestion, especially among children (and one of the reasons they get so many ear infections).
That brown spot on my chin —another beauty mark.
In response to comments and emails from other people who suspect their acne might be fluoride-related, I am currently working on writing an informational guide to fluoroderma. This downloadable guide will explain how I diagnosed, treated, and ultimately cured my cystic acne without medications, expensive skincare products, or any other special treatments.
If you have information that might be useful for a document like this, please leave a comment below or send me an email. If you believe you also have fluoroderma, any information you can provide about your experience might be helpful. I’ve heard from many of you already regarding fluoroderma, but I haven’t kept a log of fluoride-related success stories like the one I have for cellulite.
Now that I’ve got this acne problem figured out and my lymphatic system is returning to its normal healthy state, I’m in prime condition to tackle that remaining cellulite. Watch out, you dreaded blight!
Thanks for stopping by The Cellulite Investigation. Things are a little quite around here at the moment. I’m taking an extended break as I get married and settle into married life and a new home. Don’t worry, I’ll be back soon!