So things are going good!
Here's what my regimen looks like:
Lots of healthy vegetables, espescially greens, avoiding legumes and most root vegetables except turnips and the odd carrot
Lots of healthy meats, grassfed as much as possible
Free range eggs
Lots of good fats: I alternate cooking between coconut oil, ghee butter, rendered fat from my cooking, and olive oil. I also eat avocado, healthy animal meat/fat, etc.
2000 IU Vitamin D
1 combination antioxidant
2 capsules inner health plus probiotic
1 teaspoon taurine with lemon
~ 1 teaspoon salt
5ml Fish oil
3 drops of clove oil twice a day (potent antifungal, also most powerful antioxidant known to man)
Probiotics (also an antifungal)
Garlic (2 cloves every day or second day)
Coconut oil (cook with it and supplement about 2 tablespoons most days)
Cetaphil lotion as a facewash
Palmer's Cocoa Butter formula as bodywash/moisterizer (switched from dove)
I mentioned things have been going well, and they have. My face is looking better than ever, feeling very healthy. Not just clear skin but it seems to be back to a nice glow. My girlfriend also tells me that I seem more healthy and good looking overall. I've been using palmers on my body for a few days, and so far so good, though my body acne is taking a while. I haven't felt any tiredness or headaches.
I've discovered the benefits of salt, having done some reading on the forums. It regulates blood sugar, increases wound healing, and water retention. Since I've had problems with dehydration, slow healing skin, and problems with sugar, I finally figured it was probably a factor. Further, the Taurine that's always helped me has a function as a sodium regulator. Thus, I've been supplementing throughout the day with Celtic sea salt, aiming for a full teaspoon a day, for the last few days. I've been feeling better and better. I've also been making my own lunch from a large slow cooker roast through the week, so I know where all my food comes from.
Basically I'm feeling like I'm finally getting on top of things. I have had some recently die-off reactions, quite strong ones, such as a bout of diarrhea, digestive discomfort, and last night, some crazy welt-like things on my thigh, chest, etc (I didnt put my new moisterizer on my thighs either). The welts were either die-off or spider bites (apparently we have baby spiders in our bathroom), but I lean to die-off, since they were gone quickly the next morning. Despite these reactions, I feel good, because they've been fading faster and faster. I've been healing better, and I seem to return to equilibrium faster after any reaction. I have the feeling that if I can continue on this trajectory, my face will stay great, and my body will heal.
Oh, one last thing - I've discovered that in addition to its many other uses, coconut oil serves remarkably well as a hair conditioner. I wash a bit into dry hair in the afternoon, let it set through for a few hours, then shower it out and shampoo. Leaves my hair really nice and soft (it's apparently been used this way in asia for ages). Because of this I've ordered some cocoa butter to mix with coconut oil and beeswax to make my own moisteriser (with no mineral oil).
That's about all for now - a good report, for once.
Edited by Pangarl, 30 April 2011 - 04:14 AM.