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  • Gender Female
  • Location Europe
  • Interests professional editor, researcher & writer.
    Interests: movies, traveling, teaching, writing, research, integrative medicine, acupuncture, exercise, healthy lifestyle
    My Grocery list (low histamine diet): http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/340189-my-grocery-list/

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  1. There is definitely validity to the anorexia/ eating disorders - acne connection. My first acne breakouts coincided with a recovery from anorexia, but because it also coincided with getting my period for the first time & being a teenager, it was difficult to pinpoint to what extent anorexia caused some imbalances. I even read that anorexia can trigger PCOS symptoms, such as hirsutism and hormonal imbalances. I use yogurt and honey topically, and might try azelaic acid as recommended by an integrative dermatologist. I also pay a lot of attention to a healthy , low histamine diet, and avoid harsh chemicals and too many cosmetics. Most importantly, I try to be as mentally healthy as possible, which, if you are bouncing back from anorexia nervosa, it is just as important in the healing process as physical recovery.
  2. I got a vitamin cocktail prescription today called Nicadan. Anyone heard of it? Apparently, the supplement dosages are the right amount for a therapeutic effect, so I figured why not see what it's about. Niacinamide is the main ingredient, which has been anecdotally proven to help a lot with acne. Incidentally, I had taken all these supplements on their own before (except alpha lipoic acid), but I'm interested in seeing if this particular mix will be effective, especially since it's recommended by integrative doctors who are receptive to supplement therapy rather than just the usual drugs.  
  3. Friend List Issue...

    I like that we can now see our full friend list ...or should I say followers. Nice touch. I'm still trying to adapt to the new layout, but I think it just takes some practice and more interaction until the interface becomes seamless again. Good job I like that we can now see our full friend list ...or should I say followers. Nice touch. I'm still trying to adapt to the new layout, but I think it just takes some practice and more interaction until the interface becomes seamless again. Good job
  4. Fluoroderma

    Very useful thread!
  5. NICADAN anyone?

    Hi everyone, I visited a dermatologist today because I have been having some facial redness, and he said I could have rosacea, in addition to acne scarring. He prescribed a vitamin cocktail called Nicadan, which basically contains niacinamide and other vitamins & minerals (you can look it up for specifics). Apparently the combination and dosage is scientifically proven to work, so I'm willing to give it a go, although I'm not excited about some of the fillers in the capsule. Has anyone tried Nicadan before, and did it work? Also, what else would you recommend for rosacea? It's usually stress induced :/
  6. Help What Is Happening To My Face?! (Pics)

    I agree with leelowe, this could be folliculitis, especially if it's itchy. Contact dermatitis is also a possibility, especially because you were trying out new products. If it's fungal related (rather than bacterial), then I would suggest trying to spot treat with tea tree oil, and apply a plain yogurt mask to your face every day for 20-30 minutes. Taking probiotics might also help, especially since you mention you might have candida symptoms. The body tends to be more reactive to new regiments if it's already overloaded with yeast.
  7. Hello, Please excuse the TMI. I have vaginal bacteriosis, which is basically a bacterial infection, and of course was prescribed strong antibiotics and an antibiotic cream. The cream has parabens, and the antibiotics are antibiotics, so I will not take either. What are other options? I have been using a natural anti-bacterial vaginal gel called Multi-Gyn Acti Gel for over a month, but it's not helping that much. I'm considering garlic supplements, just because I can't take raw garlic (my throat burns!). Can someone recommend a good garlic supplement or other solutions to my issue?
  8. Rosacea Could Be A Histamine Issue

    Yes, salicylates raise histamine.
  9. Friend List Issue...

    Another thing I noticed: Are we able to delete messages in inbox?
  10. Inositol's Impact On Hormonal Acne

    Why not try a low histamine diet & lifestyle? It can fix major skin issues (if histamines might be an unknown cause for your acne) without the need for many supplements. Based on your photos, that might be worth giving it a shot.
  11. Acne? Herpes On Face? Only Time Wishing It Was Acne

    It's acne most likely, but if it doesn't subside you should go see a dermatologist who can identify what type of acne it is. It could also be welts from an allergic reaction.
  12. First of all, where did you buy taurine from? Most health stores do not sell it (unless mixed with other supplements or in energy drinks), and have to special order it. I had a bad experience with taurine (or at least I think it was taurine) that I ordered on amazon. When I took it I couldn't sleep for 2 days! It was crazy and it scared me off...it also made me suspicious of buying supplements from vendors like amazon (who use other vendors without vetting them). But, sugarfree red bull usually seems to help my skin overall...I just try not to have it too often.
  13. Estrogen Dominance? What's That?

    Lots of posts in the Hormonal Acne forum you can check out on ED.
  14. Omg, Topical Probiotics

    I have been using yogurt & honey masks for years. Much cheaper and effective than super expensive stuff that doesn't work most of the time.