I updated my progress on 10/16/2011. Now I am with another update. I stopped using even the natural lip care (olive oil + grapefruit seed extract 10:1 ratio). Now I go to work without applying anything on my lips. Initially it was very tough for me to handle meetings, conversations with my team mates. I had a discussion with my manager about my condition, he was very supportive. Today, I completed 3 weeks without anything on my lips. I am planning to bin all my lip cares (spent hell lot of money on lipcares). It is a very very slow healing process.
I was on a 100% raw diet for about 21 days. I wanted to continue it for more days but i already lost 7 kgs so i slowly shifted to a normal diet. Now i eat sprouts & soaked nuts in the morning, masala/spices, salt,oil free curry with flat bread/quinoa/buckwheat/rice in the afternoon, and either same stuff as in the afternoon or only fruits. I cook all my meals. Mostly vegetarian but meat once in a week. Eating atleast 250 grams of yogurt(again I make it at home)
I bought a bike and do cycling twice/thrice in a week.
I will do pranayama four times in a week.
Thats about my diet and activities. Now coming to my lips. How are they doing now? I definitely feel some improvement. I can go out with out anything on my lips. I carry small scissors all the time to cut the flakes. It still peels but they definitely look nice even with out lip balms. From 24*7 lip cares to nothing, I came out of the phobia of lip cares. There were days where i was despearte and addicted to lip cares and was on an assumption that lip cares will cure lips..
I started applying lip cares from 5 years ago, may be my lips got addicted to them and immunity wise deteriorated. So it might take more time to cure my lips.
There might be many reasons for my EC(Too much of lip cares, using anti biotics, no exercise, no probiotics etc etc), I am doing everything I can to fight EC.
Now, I am very positive that EC is just a small problem when compared to cancer/heart diseases etc. So no need to worry guys we just have to be patient enough to cure EC.