Thank you, mom5booklover. I don't remember the scratching. I was wondering if burning the skin with iodine, or burning the skin with ACV, or scratching the mole first, all achieve the same purpose... faster iodine absorption. Maybe the toe moles aren't budging because that skin is far stronger than the skin elsewhere; the toe skin never burned. There was progress in the other moles after the first skin peel. Hmmm.... maybe I should do ACV for the toe skin only? I think the spot-bandaid is going to do the trick. I get the same sting from the iodine, but it's over a smaller area.
I'm still a bit apprehensive about removing a mole. I'm still under the impression that moles are just funny skin, and that I'm really damaging my skin. That said, I am STUNNED that we can just get rid of these things. I always thought moles were something you simply lived with until a doctor said, yikes melanoma let's dig this out. I have a slightly larger mole on my back that I would really like to see gone, but I don't want to mess with that one yet.
Gadsie, I envy you your young age. As a primal, you are eliminating brominated flour and god known what else is in our GMO and junk food. You only have 16-17 years of halogen buildup, while I have twice as much.
5'0" female, 44 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 111 on sugar cheat. Currently fighting off sugar/candy cravings with bulletproof cocoa and a little rice.
I (try to) follow by-the-book primal as advocated by Mark Sisson, except for whey powder and a bit of cream. I advocate a two-month strict adjustment for newbies. But everybody is different and should tweak Primal to their own needs.