yellow finger ?! what's wrong

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 07, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Hi everyone im in paleo diet but in this last 10 days I've really started eating a lot lot lot of chocolate everyday btu very lot and In this day I just noticed that my finger are so yellow , just finger not the rest of the skin! I also use a lot of curcuma so i don't know if maybe it's rest of curcuma but i've washed my hands and it's still yellow... maybe too much chocolate?



on August 07, 2012
at 06:55 PM

Your question made me smile :) If you do not mind me asking - what were you doing with that finger?

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on August 07, 2012
at 06:51 PM

Some spices, like curcuma (turmeric) and saffron can dye the skin. It won't just wash off with soap. If you've been using it a lot that could definitely be the reason.

Also, I don't know that the chocolate is related to your yellow finger, but you might want to lay off it a bit if you're eating a "lot lot lot" of it everyday.


on August 07, 2012
at 07:53 PM

Too much food can change your skin colour. My son's nose turned orange when he was 9 months old. We went to the doc's and apparently we were feeding him too much sweet potato, carrots etc.

But it took months for his nose to change colour, so I doubt you are suffering from chocolate finger!

PS what is a lot lot lot lot - 200g/day? More?

When I was on a no starch diet I used eat these kind of quantities of milk chocolate. One of the best things about going Paleo was getting rid of the bars of dairy milk, and bringing in the few squares of dark chocolate. Definitely the case that less is more here!

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