So I have kinda been working on a personal improvement experiment for the last 3 years. Just 3 years ago I found myself itching from head to toe, feeling like I was wearing a wet 2/3 wetsuit. My skin just felt really weird. It was a lot like what I was experiencing in 2012 when I thought I had a gluten allergy. Quit eating gluten and I felt better for a while. Looking back I think the lack of grains in my diet led to a number of other nutrient and vitamin deficiencies that led to another acute reaction in August 2017.
So after a lifetime of a lot of less than responsible dietary decisions I made some drastic changes and have been on a cleansing diet journey for the last 35 months. It has been more than a journey; an exploration of a handful of diets. I kinda thought why not try a few different things to see what the results would be.
Fasting for 25 days taught me amazing things about my body. Not sure I will ever do it again outside of a professional retreat type environment. Like down in Costa Rica or Beliz.
14 months into my lifestyle change and many painful hours dealing with some pretty gnarly skin problems I met an older gentleman and his wife that I picked up at LAX for a 45 minute ride.
We began sharing health experiences and quickly found ourselves talking about a lot of the same things. His wife kept saying that it sounded like I had what he had. That thing is Mycosis fungoides. It is the most common form of a type of blood cancer called cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. That kind of took the wind out of my sails.