Experiment Day 1: Eczema Skin heavily treated with steroid cream.
Pre-experiment rash on legs. This was about the same type of rash I had on about 50% of my body. This was in my worst flare-up state. Notice the loss of hair here.
Day 27: This is what happens when going Cold Turkey off steroid creams.
But, by this time I had zero eczema conditions anywhere else on my body; and overall health was significantly improving.
Day 54: Skin on fingers fully recovered, and zero eczema elsewhere.
Day 188: Slight regression – no lesions, but note the inflammation above the metacarpal areas. Also, this is dry winter air; house moisture level is ~ 28%.
Rash has never returned on the legs, or anywhere on lower torso.
My second flare-up due to dry air; resulting in my left hand being more or less “cooked”. Do you think we are getting enough vitamin A in our diets???
My left hand; now recovered, and uncooked.
Basic Fluoroscope test with Retinol (Vitamin A from a pill) to verify that I have the correct absorption wavelength. The second position is just plain water (control). The others are from one 10,000 UI pill.
Fluoroscope image: Left hand while in “flare-up”. Note that the distorted appearance of the hand is just due to a magnifying lens in front of the camera. If you look very closely, you can see spots of florescence directly corresponding to where the eczema is forming small lesions. They almost look like distant stars in the night sky. The extra bright spots are just specks of lint, of course.
We have friends, named John and Mary, who have occasionally been eating liver. They are both age 45ish.
John’s abdomen: The fluorescent spots shown here are a lot more obvious to the eye than what the camera on my iphone is capturing. Nevertheless; they are clearly visible. Also, note that the regular fat is not fluorescent. He has no symptoms of skin disorders.
This photo (below) is of Mary’s hand (on the right) and her sister’s (on the left). Coincidentally, they are twins. Mary has been eating liver; her twin sister has not been. It is not a great quality photo, but it does show the purplish florescence difference between them. Mary does have some Rosacea, but no other skin disorders (yet).
Comparing the face of Mary and her sister, there is also a very big difference in the florescence. Mary’s face looks very purple by comparison. Once again, this is quite a bit more visible to the eye, than what my camera is capturing.
Oh, the horrors of vitamin A deficiency!
Do you want to know what really happens to animals that live with no vitamin A for extended periods of time? Well, the grand vitamin A deficiency theory states that they’ll be dead in just 8 to 10 weeks. But, here’s what really happens, after 28 weeks, and that’s 3X longer than what the “science” on it claims.
That’s right, nothing adverse happens to them. They remain perfectly healthy. If you want to read more about this topic, then please check out my post Vitamin A…. oh no it’s not!