Posted 30 July 2009 - 11:03 AM
Not home testing, but FYI, more and more options for getting tests done so you can monitor your own health are opening all the time.
A flyer for this place was put on my doorknob yesterday:www.anylabtestnow.com
. Starts at $49 but many are not cheap. Site could be a resource for information on what different tests tell you. Not in depth info though. They do have tests for micronutrients
($400), heavy metals ($500), Growth Hormone which means IGF-1, a factor in acne, inflammation markers
In addition, there are minor care clinics that also do all kinds of screenings in pharmacy chains
like Walgreens, some supermarket chains like H.E.B. here in Texas. Probably a better option as there is usually a practitioner of some kind you can talk to although they probably don't offer as many tests.
Edited by alternativista, 16 May 2010 - 01:40 PM.
Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.
[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.
Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.
Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!
For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*
When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!