- Age: 25
Weight: 170 lbs
Face: Working on my hyperpigs
Body Fat: 10%
Physical Ailments: Patella femoral syndrome in left knee
Alcohol tolerance: Extremely low (I turn bright red)
Skin type: Asian - easy to hyperpigment
- ->Wash with Desert Essence Castile Soap 100% Tea tree oil wash (wash with cold water)
->Apply chilled White vinegar + Organic lemon juice
->Moisturize w/ Emu oil + Sunscreen
- ->Dry skin brushing
->Tape method (1-2 times a week)
->Wash with Desert Essence Castile Soap 100% Tea tree oil wash (wash with cold water)
->Apply chilled White vinegar + Organic lemon juice
->Moisturize w/ Emu oil
Aftershave: Apple Cider Vinegar + Witch Hazel
Diet musts: Raw garlic, ACV + lemon water, no more dairy or red meats. FibreSMART at night.
Suncreen: Derma Soleil Natural Sunblock SPF 30 + SPF 45
Supplements: Wild Sockeye Salmon Oil, Zinc, Acidophilus, Vitamin E, Lecithin, Multivitamin
Moisturizers: Twinlabs NaPCA spray + lavender and tea tree essential oils, Cetaphil SPF 15, Coconut Oil, Emu oil
Hyperpigmentation Treatments: ACV, Tape Method, Jason Natural Stuff Papaya Enzyme Mask, TCA Complex
JC's SKIN STORY
I believe that my acne is attributed to diet. Here's why.
I didn't start to get acne, like most people, until my teenage years. As a child, I ate a normal diet consisting of healthy Chinese food. But on the dark side, I had a serious sweet tooth, gravy tooth, and junk food tooth. In grade 5, I attended an elementary school with a quaint cafeteria that had $1 fries! Add 10 cents for gravy, and jc's got himself a lunch! Mmm... delish. This went on every day, all the way up until grade 8.
Thus begins my road towards a weak liver. A diet high in bad fats, refined sugars contribute to the liver's demise and the formation of gallstones.
Then came high school. I took the subway to school every morning, thereby I would pass by the local convenience store. Being a geekie trekkie (TNG) I would buy my daily bag of hostess potato chips in order to amass the collection of ST:TNG collectables! While rewarding myself to a snack on the way to school. Liver destroying fantastic! Also, high school would serve us with more unhealthy fare of jamaican patties and spicy fries. This went on pretty much every.....single.....day.....for 7-8 years!
When puberty hit, it was all over. My hormones would run rampant without a strong liver to regulate it. I would soon come to believe that I had the worst skin in school out of a student body population of 2500. Woe is JC.
Over the years, I would try informercial products like Acne-Statin and Pro-Activ, but they worked mildly at best. Even some weird chemical peel by a derm wouldn't do much. My graduation photo was hideous, but thank goodness for air-brushing.
To make a long story short, I've always been ignorant about skin care and didn't pay much attention to it...hoping that I would sooner grow out of it. It wasn't until I stumbled across acne.org, did I start to learn new and productive ways of keeping my skin clear. Dan's regimen worked well from the very beginning. Botchla's regimen did a decent job too. Finally, thanks to liver flushing, I don't worry about breakouts anymore. It feels so good to be free!
This is why I believe MY bad skin was due to diet. This is not the same as the diet myth that has been perpetuated for all this time. So even if I drastically changed my diet, it may not have helped me. Once the decaying of my liver was alleviated, so did my symptoms. So you see, this is my own cause...and nobody elses. My acne is not hereditary, because from what I found out, nobody else in my line had acne. However, there are many who can attribute their acne to bloodline. You must find your own achilles heel and nip it in the bud.
I'm just slowly working on some brown marks now, but in general, this site has been a blessing. Now all I want to do is give back to the community that has given so much to me.
Read this: http://www.nytimes.c...ac41485&ei=5070
On the documentary 'Supersize Me', where a brave soul eats McDonalds for 30 days straight. Note on what the Doctor's say happened to his liver.
THE GREAT LIVER FLUSH
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Why Liver Flush?
- *Having a clean liver is vital to having good skin
*Cleaning the liver bile ducts is the most powerful procedure that you can do to improve your body's health
*A liver flush is probably the single best thing you can do to prevent acne and improve scarring heal times!
*People who cannot metabolize fat have insuffient bile production (bile breaks down fat). Why? Because they have stones in their liver/gallbladder/bile ducts
*Acne sufferers cannot break down fat properly
*Apparently, the average person has around 2000 stones in their liver
*TIME TO FLUSH THEM OUT OF OUR BODIES!
*There are many different ways to go about this. Choose what you think is best for you.
Step 1. Clean out your digestive system:
- *Changes to Diet
*Colonics or Enemas
- Choose one from:
*Use Natural foods
*Herbal remedies - Black Walnut Hull, Wormwood, Cloves (Paragone)
*Chinese herbs - Chinese bitters
- Choose one from:
*Apple juice - contains malic acid
*Malic acid supplements
*Chinese herbs - Gold Coin Grass
- *Following a specially devised methodology --> Flush away gallstones from your liver/gallbladder
- *Colonics or Enemas
Q. What can I expect after a flush?
- *Your lips may get less chapped and cracked
*Your scars will begin to heal quicker
*Hair gets glossier and healthier
*With a cleaner liver you will get greater blood circulation which can only lead to better health!
(Individual results may vary...I hate that! lol)
- -Poor liver function --> hormonal imbalance
-Toxins in the bowels
-pH level imbalance internally and on your skin
-Demodex Mites (a new theory)
-Poor Diet & Health
Q. Does liver flushing hurt?
For me it hasn't. The worst part about it was the epsoms salts! The salt water flush and the olive oil mix is kinda hard to take too, but I hear that if you use a straw it helps. I no longer use epsom salts for my flush.
Q. How much did all this cost you?
Not much actually. The main ingredients are: Apple juice, Olive oil, and a single grapefruit. How much is that?!?! All of the other things are just icing on the cake to ensure that you have a better and more efficient flush. Everything can be bought at your local supermarket or health food store.
Q. Are you sure that these stones aren't just a product liver flush mix?
Read this post: http://www.acne.org/...showtopic=23566
Q. Will liver flushing clear my skin?
It all depends on whether your acne is due to a congested liver. If it is then yes, it should definitely help.
Q. Can you guarantee that this will work for me?
No, I can't. I can only say that this has worked for me.
I believe that I've found my achilles heel (congested liver). I really hope that you can find yours. Baby steps...just take baby steps...
- Curezone - http://www.curezone....ver/default.asp
Curezone Liver Flush Forum - http://www.curezone....ums/f.asp?f=447
Sensible Health - http://sensiblehealt...allbladder.html
Importance of Liver & Gallbladder - http://www.stretchma...der_desease.htm
On Liver Detoxification (By an MD) - http://www.liverdoct..._liverdetox.asp
What are gallstones? - http://digestive.nid...tones/index.htm
Acne - An Internal Cure - http://www.dr-schnitzer.de/acne.html
- *Apple Juice - Organic/Pure, or apples + juicer
*Bentonite Clay (liquid preferable)
*Extra virgin 100% olive oil cold pressed
*Uniodized Sea Salt (or Epsom salts or Magnesium Citrate) - The Laxatives
- *Diet - No more foods that aggravate the liver: red meats, Chocolate, bad fats, deep fried foods, refined flour or sugar and ice cold foods or drinks.
*Sleep - Hit the sack @ 11:30pm
*Vitamins - Put off for now (water-soluble ok)
Do until parasites are dead (Alternative: Chinese bitters, Clarkia's: Black Walnut, Wormwood, Clove). This step is not absolutely essential, but recommended.
- 1) Coconut Oil - It smothers parasites. Considered to be the best oil in the world. Quite expensive though.
- *Can be substituted for vegetable oil or shortening in recipes which call for either.
*Can be used as an alternative to butter on hot vegetables, hot cereal, on toast and practically anywhere else you would use butter, whether by itself or as an ingredient in baking, etc.
- *Top off your favorite foods with some minced garlic before eating
*Apple juice + raw garlic. Blend and drink it down! Be sure not to blend for too long. The action of the blades might heat it up. You want it as raw as possible. (Plug your nose when you drink to help dull the taste!)
- -Bitter melons
-Raw green vegetables
Why? It cleanses out the digestive system (Not absolutely necessary if you have no constipation probs)
How to make Psyllium & Bentonite Shakes
- -Soak 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of Bentonite clay in 1 cup of filtered water for 12 hours. Start in the morning.
-Then add Â½ to 1 tablespoon of Psyllium husks to the clay mixture and mix well.
- -Mix 1 tablespoon of liquid bentonite and 1 teaspoon of powdered psyllium husk with 8-10oz of water or juice.
-Shake and drink immediately.
-Follow this with another 8-10oz glass of water.
-Drink lots of water! Sufficient water is a key to success with this cleanse!
Start with one shake a day and gradually increase as the body adjusts to the additional fiber. It may take 3-5 shakes a day and/or several weeks before you start passing mucoid plaque.
Drink LOTS of water!!!!!!!!! P&B will dehydrate you.
It's important to make sure you have good bowel movements at least once/twice a day before attempting a flush
jc's LIVER FLUSHING PROTOCOL
Several Days Before (Liver pre-flush)
- *Change to a healthy diet, cut out bad foods
*Take P&B shakes to help with digestive system
- Only start when you are prepared!!!
Try to eat light, easily digestable foods
-----Break Down Gallstones-----
Use the malic acid in apple juice to break down the gallstones in your body. (Alternative: Gold Coin Grass, Malic Acid pills)
Take 2 cups of 8 oz organic apple juice every 2 hours from 8 am to 8 pm. Altogether 14 cups will have been taken during this period.
Note: Keep apple juice at room temperature (cold drinks chill the liver).
For people with lots of stagnant bile, the collapsed stagnant bile may rush out after drinking apple juice. It may feel like having diarrhea but is actually stagnant bile (brownish yellow colour).
[Repeat Day 1 with the apple juice until 2pm] - Eat and drink lightly until 6pm
- During the day: Stimulate the liver and gallbladder
*Jogging or aerobics for 30-40 min
You may use epsom salts or magnesium citrate for this step, but I no longer use anything
9:45pm, mix Â½-cup of olive oil mixed with Â½ to Â¾-cup of freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice (add 15-20 drops of black walnut tincture if you have it as it helps with parasites)
10:00pm, drink the olive oil mix (use straw if difficult)
Immediately go to bed and either:
- 1. Sleep on your back
2. Sleep on your right side (pull up your right leg, knee to chest - to provide extra pressure to help the gallbladder expel stones)
If there is a large amount of stones, nausea may be felt after drinking olive oil but this feeling will largely disappear on the third day after taking some food.
- Upon rising in the morning, do a salt water flush. Click here to find out how to do it. A SWF will give you 'butt pee' for 30-60 mins following the SWF and you should expel the majority of stones during that time.
After 30 minutes you may eat. Start with fresh juice. Eat and drink lightly like vegetable broth and softly cooked vegetables.
Be sure to drink LOTS of the P&B shakes, along with lots of water. You don't want that stuff recirculating back through your liver, which can lead to worse breakouts.
The stones will float, put on gloves and check them out. If you want to keep them to impress your friends, refrigerate in a glass of water or they will dissolve as they are mostly fat. Sometimes you might get calicifed, white stones that sink. Good if you do!
- *Do a salt water flush
*Do an enema to clean out all of the toxins and residue in your system (coffee enema is recommended)
*Dry skin brushing for detoxification - Use natural bristle sisal or tampico brush
*Take one P&B shake a day for the next five days.
*Do a detox bath once a week
*Take liver supporting herbs like: Milk Thistle, Tumeric
*Eat good natural foods to assist in colon flushing - corn, applesauce/apple juice, broccoli...
*Read this page Bowel management for Beginners:
- *Not everyone gets stones out on the first flush, but some do! Many get the most stones on the 3rd flush or more. If you get out chaffe, that is just as good.
*Use a straw to drink any of the bad tasting mixes.
*After your flush, you may run into some nausea or dizzyness. This is due to the toxins that are being released into your bloodstream. Once it all passes through you'll be feeling like a million bucks!
*After every 4 liver flushes, do some kidney management to give it a break at the very least. (Drink cranberry juice and parsley tea)
*Do liver flushes until you get 3 in a row without any stones.
*Natural food way to help cleanse the liver: 1 cup or more of carrot pulp, or grated carrot, or the carrot remains after juicing, 1 tablespoon or more of olive oil and 1 tablespoon lemon juice, raisins or seeds or spices for flavor. Add some ginger. Take this for 7 days straight. Very cleansing!
*Do your research and prepare well your beforehand! Be kind to your liver.
Liver Flushing Log
- #1 - Mar 19 - ~150 stones
#2 - Apr. 2 - ~very few stones
#3 - Apr. 16 - ~200 stones
#4 - May 7 - ~200 stones - My best flush yet!!! 40 big ones!
#5 - June 25 - ~25 stones - had too many things on my mind.
#6 - July 13 - ~250 stones - My best, best flush!!! HUGE ONES!
- #1 - Mar. 27 - Apr. 1 -> Good improvement in brown marks and overall skin even-ness.
#2 - Apr. 16 - 23 -> better improvement in brown marks!
#3 - May. 4 -> OI!!! OVERDID THE TCA!!!
#4 - May. 15 - 22 -> improve some of my hyperpigmentation marks.
#5 - June. 6 - 14 -> Pretty good results. I just hope that it isn't temporary
#6 - July. 6 - 13 -> 12.5%, didn't peel off as nicely as complex.