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That is awesome that you moved up to 60 MG. I am at that dose as well. I find that I am not too dry from it, very manageable! Good news that you only need 4 months of it too! That way things won't get all screwed up with the move to London and all.

This skin remodeling makes me happy. Any improvement in these red marks would be awesome!

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Yay Ninja Gina!! So happy for you that your derm is so awesome! So exciting that your wedding is coming up and you are going to be a gorgeous bride. And so great your mom is coming to see you graduate. You are having so many life changes happening at the same time but all of them are good and the clear skin will just be icing on the cake! :)

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keep on smiling Gina, Im counting the days till I get mine. I am hoping for 20-no more than 40 mg at the end.

I think I can do this...good luck trying on wedding stuff its fun to play around with your dress and pick out accessories, soon it will be Heere Comes the Goji Bride :-)

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Hi Gina! Happy Saturday!! :)

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I've got a nutrition question for you Dr. Gina.

So, orginally most peanut butters had partially hydrogenated oil in them until everyone realized trans fat was the devil. Most have since replaced it with palm oil unless you buy real natural peanut butter which is just peanuts and has that layer of oil floating on the top. My question is this - what do you think of palm oil? I've read conflicting things about it most pointing to it not being so much better for you than the partially hydrogenated stuff. I recently read somewhere that if you're trying to get your triglycerides down (which I'm not worred about so far) that you should avoid palm oil. I did buy some real natural peanut butter which I'm okay with but my family won't eat it I'm sure. :) What's your expert opinion?

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i hope you don't take that poison it can destroy your life worse than you have ever known the way it has for me and tons of others.


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I've got a nutrition question for you Dr. Gina.

So, orginally most peanut butters had partially hydrogenated oil in them until everyone realized trans fat was the devil. Most have since replaced it with palm oil unless you buy real natural peanut butter which is just peanuts and has that layer of oil floating on the top. My question is this - what do you think of palm oil? I've read conflicting things about it most pointing to it not being so much better for you than the partially hydrogenated stuff. I recently read somewhere that if you're trying to get your triglycerides down (which I'm not worred about so far) that you should avoid palm oil. I did buy some real natural peanut butter which I'm okay with but my family won't eat it I'm sure. smile.png What's your expert opinion?

I've never heard of palm oil... I need to lower my triglycerides too, so I'll have to look into that.

What kind of natural peanut butter do you buy? I bought some Nature's Promise peanut butter earlier this year that I thought was TERRIBLE. I've been eating Jif Natural Peanut Butter, which tastes just like regular peanut butter, but I just noticed it has palm oil in it. And I've been eating that every morning.


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Month 2: June - 40mg

Month 3: July - 40mg

Month 4: August - 40mg

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oOO my derm said my triglycerides are higher too, what does that mean :o


My Accutane Log! - Starting 4/17/2012!

Month 1 - 80mg

Month 2 - 80mg

Month 3 - 80mg

Month 4 - 80mg

Month 5 - 80mg

Month 6 -80mg

Accutane is my new best friend <3.


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I've got a nutrition question for you Dr. Gina.

So, orginally most peanut butters had partially hydrogenated oil in them until everyone realized trans fat was the devil. Most have since replaced it with palm oil unless you buy real natural peanut butter which is just peanuts and has that layer of oil floating on the top. My question is this - what do you think of palm oil? I've read conflicting things about it most pointing to it not being so much better for you than the partially hydrogenated stuff. I recently read somewhere that if you're trying to get your triglycerides down (which I'm not worred about so far) that you should avoid palm oil. I did buy some real natural peanut butter which I'm okay with but my family won't eat it I'm sure. smile.png What's your expert opinion?

I've never heard of palm oil... I need to lower my triglycerides too, so I'll have to look into that.

What kind of natural peanut butter do you buy? I bought some Nature's Promise peanut butter earlier this year that I thought was TERRIBLE. I've been eating Jif Natural Peanut Butter, which tastes just like regular peanut butter, but I just noticed it has palm oil in it. And I've been eating that every morning.

I don't know if the palm oil thing is true or not that's why I asked Gina, I figured she'd know best with all those nutrition degrees, haha I have been buying Skippy Natural which has the palm oil in it and it tastes great, just like regular. I recently bought the Smuckers Natural and it's probably like that Nature's Promise you bought. The oil from the peanuts sits on top and you have to mix it in and keep it in the fridge but it's not nearly as good. The true naturals aren't sweet at all, basically like smooshed up peanuts.

Hopefully the palm oil is no big deal and we can all keep eating it guilt free! :)

oOO my derm said my triglycerides are higher too, what does that mean gasp.gif

If your derm is okay with your levels then don't worry about it - it should go back to normal when you stop the meds and at your age it should for sure go back to normal. :)

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i hope you don't take that poison it can destroy your life worse than you have ever known the way it has for me and tons of others.

wtf. i'm going to report you for spamming my blog. get out of town, buddy.


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Started Claravis May 16, 2012

Month 1: 40 mg

Month 2: 60 mg

Month 3: 60 mg

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i hope you don't take that poison it can destroy your life worse than you have ever known the way it has for me and tons of others.

wtf. i'm going to report you for spamming my blog. get out of town, buddy.

I didn't know a certified dermatologist was allowing me to take poison... weird.


My Accutane Log! - Starting 4/17/2012!

Month 1 - 80mg

Month 2 - 80mg

Month 3 - 80mg

Month 4 - 80mg

Month 5 - 80mg

Month 6 -80mg

Accutane is my new best friend <3.


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oOO my derm said my triglycerides are higher too, what does that mean gasp.gif

Accutane takes a toll on the liver, and the liver is what deals with our fat intake.

If your Derm thinks you're fine, then you are likely fine. But if you are eating a lot of processed meats (i.e. burgers from McDonald's and what not), or fatty foods in general, then you should try and limit that while you are on Accutane.

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I am a junk food addict.. I guess I'll try to eat healthy for a wittle bit..


My Accutane Log! - Starting 4/17/2012!

Month 1 - 80mg

Month 2 - 80mg

Month 3 - 80mg

Month 4 - 80mg

Month 5 - 80mg

Month 6 -80mg

Accutane is my new best friend <3.


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I've got a nutrition question for you Dr. Gina.

So, orginally most peanut butters had partially hydrogenated oil in them until everyone realized trans fat was the devil. Most have since replaced it with palm oil unless you buy real natural peanut butter which is just peanuts and has that layer of oil floating on the top. My question is this - what do you think of palm oil? I've read conflicting things about it most pointing to it not being so much better for you than the partially hydrogenated stuff. I recently read somewhere that if you're trying to get your triglycerides down (which I'm not worred about so far) that you should avoid palm oil. I did buy some real natural peanut butter which I'm okay with but my family won't eat it I'm sure. smile.png What's your expert opinion?

Hey Stacey!

A couple of my fellow classmates did a big research presentation on palm oil, and the consensus was that it's not that great for our hearts, cardiovascular system, and the environment. Food manufacturers started to use palm oil when we began realizing the dangers of trans fats.

Here's a good article on some of the health dangers they have found associated with eating palm oil:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/05/090502084827.htm

There's pretty good evidence that it increases total cholesterol, as well as the "bad" cholesterol known as LDL cholesterol. I'm pretty sure the saturated fat could increase triglycerides, too, but those are mainly affected by how much sugar you eat.

Palm oil farming is also destroying most of the rain forests in Indonesia and Malaysia: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2007/apr/04/energy.indonesia

Overall, I would say it is an ingredient to avoid. I LOVE going to the local health food store and grinding my own organic peanut butter into a plastic container. It comes out very smooth, without any oil separation. It's unsalted, and cheaper than paying for those packaged branded kinds.

My other favorite natural peanut butter choice is the Santa Cruz Crunchy Peanut Butter. omfg It's salty and naturally sweet (no added sugar or oil). More expensive than grinding your own, but definitely smoother in overall texture with lovely crunchy bits! DELISH! http://www.scojuice.com/products/peanut_butter/dark_roasted_crunchy

They make it in dark roasted crunchy or creamy, and light roasted crunchy or creamy. My favorite other alternative is roasted almond butter. I like the whole foods 365 brand. It's really inexpensive and yummy!


28 years young female nutrition ninja

blah blah acne forever. let's kick it in the nutz, accutane.

Barlean's omega 3-6-9 swirl, probiotics, Thorne liver support, vitamin D

Started Claravis May 16, 2012

Month 1: 40 mg

Month 2: 60 mg

Month 3: 60 mg

Month 4: 60 mg

Month 5: 60 mg

Ending October 18, 2012


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Cool Gina,

now you're talking about food. What's next!? Are you trying to torture me! Now I want a huge mug of coffee with some peanut butter toast and it's midnight. Fml.


My Accutane Log! - Starting 4/17/2012!

Month 1 - 80mg

Month 2 - 80mg

Month 3 - 80mg

Month 4 - 80mg

Month 5 - 80mg

Month 6 -80mg

Accutane is my new best friend <3.


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Haha poor Taylor :)

I have been eating like a cow today. Seriously I want everything that is in sight, not good!

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lol I am a peanut butter FREAK.

I ate a lot today, too. It always seems to happen when I'm either on vacation, or when someone is visiting me. I just get so excited, showing them all the different places in Seattle to buy food or go out to eat. I roasted a HUGE salmon filet today and everyone was mmmm'ing out of sheer delight. Good god, the salmon is good here in the Summer. :)

Today we surprised my Mom by taking her to a chocolate making class! We picked out our own molds and filled them with dark chocolate and colored white chocolate. Then we turned out out molds and ate some of the yummy chocolate. It was SO much fun.


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blah blah acne forever. let's kick it in the nutz, accutane.

Barlean's omega 3-6-9 swirl, probiotics, Thorne liver support, vitamin D

Started Claravis May 16, 2012

Month 1: 40 mg

Month 2: 60 mg

Month 3: 60 mg

Month 4: 60 mg

Month 5: 60 mg

Ending October 18, 2012


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yeah i will get out of your thread i am just trying to save lives so they don't have to go through what i did but an ignorant hostile fool like yourself will have to find out the hard way like many others. If you are lucky enough to not have any immediate adverse effects, you may very well develop a serious problem like chrons years later and not make the link that it was from accutane. Good luck taking your brain cancer "medication" you people think the government has your best interest in mind, i feel truly sorry for you one day you will wake up but by then it may be too late. You can look at my others posts to see some real true information that may very well save your life. Oh and here you go you can thank me later.

http://www.pnas.org/content/101/14/5111.full

http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/article.aspx?Volume=162&page=983&journalID=13

http://www.fly-bay.net/journals/dermatoendocrinology/MelnikDE3-3.pdf

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7714084

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21103844

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1743-6109.2011.02255.x/abstract

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21386657

http://www.propeciahelp.com/

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php/topic/313556-accutane-side-effects-cured/

http://jcem.endojournals.org/content/80/4/1158.abstract

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1827343?itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum&ordinalpos=3

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0190962285700679

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8252744?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_SingleItemSupl.Pubmed_Discovery_RA&linkpos=3&log$=relatedarticles&logdbfrom=pubmed

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20043171?itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum&ordinalpos=1


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OMG I love chocolate! Gina you're killing me.. especially since I'm on my monthly gift >:(. Thankfully I take my first BRAND NAME YAZ pill.. haha I'm excited to feel like myself again. I actually haven't gotten a headache since I stopped taking Gianvi. If any of you look that up like I recently did, every single person taking it had problems, I wonder why.. but I'm glad I immediately fixed the problem.

I really want to go to a chocolate making class..

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My Accutane Log! - Starting 4/17/2012!

Month 1 - 80mg

Month 2 - 80mg

Month 3 - 80mg

Month 4 - 80mg

Month 5 - 80mg

Month 6 -80mg

Accutane is my new best friend <3.


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I've got a nutrition question for you Dr. Gina.

So, orginally most peanut butters had partially hydrogenated oil in them until everyone realized trans fat was the devil. Most have since replaced it with palm oil unless you buy real natural peanut butter which is just peanuts and has that layer of oil floating on the top. My question is this - what do you think of palm oil? I've read conflicting things about it most pointing to it not being so much better for you than the partially hydrogenated stuff. I recently read somewhere that if you're trying to get your triglycerides down (which I'm not worred about so far) that you should avoid palm oil. I did buy some real natural peanut butter which I'm okay with but my family won't eat it I'm sure. smile.png What's your expert opinion?

Hey Stacey!

A couple of my fellow classmates did a big research presentation on palm oil, and the consensus was that it's not that great for our hearts, cardiovascular system, and the environment. Food manufacturers started to use palm oil when we began realizing the dangers of trans fats.

Here's a good article on some of the health dangers they have found associated with eating palm oil:

http://www.scienceda...90502084827.htm

There's pretty good evidence that it increases total cholesterol, as well as the "bad" cholesterol known as LDL cholesterol. I'm pretty sure the saturated fat could increase triglycerides, too, but those are mainly affected by how much sugar you eat.

Palm oil farming is also destroying most of the rain forests in Indonesia and Malaysia: http://www.guardian....nergy.indonesia

Overall, I would say it is an ingredient to avoid. I LOVE going to the local health food store and grinding my own organic peanut butter into a plastic container. It comes out very smooth, without any oil separation. It's unsalted, and cheaper than paying for those packaged branded kinds.

My other favorite natural peanut butter choice is the Santa Cruz Crunchy Peanut Butter. omfg It's salty and naturally sweet (no added sugar or oil). More expensive than grinding your own, but definitely smoother in overall texture with lovely crunchy bits! DELISH! http://www.scojuice....roasted_crunchy

They make it in dark roasted crunchy or creamy, and light roasted crunchy or creamy. My favorite other alternative is roasted almond butter. I like the whole foods 365 brand. It's really inexpensive and yummy!

Thanks for the info Gina! I just knew that palm oil was gonna be a bad for you food-crap! I hate when manufacturers do that, replace one bad thing with another and then try to tell you it's healthier. It's also in microwave popcorn which my son loves to eat by the bucketful, sigh. I'm going to try those peanut butters you suggested and see if I can convert my family. :)

Sounds like you're having lots of fun with your mom! :) Was your graduation this weekend? I hope it went well if it was. Thanks again for the info!

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Congratulations on graduation Gina!!!!!

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Thanks, guys! My graduation is this morning!!!!!!!! :D :D :D

My Mom is still here, so I don't have time to post to the forums. :( I miss my ladies.

More to share later!

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28 years young female nutrition ninja

blah blah acne forever. let's kick it in the nutz, accutane.

Barlean's omega 3-6-9 swirl, probiotics, Thorne liver support, vitamin D

Started Claravis May 16, 2012

Month 1: 40 mg

Month 2: 60 mg

Month 3: 60 mg

Month 4: 60 mg

Month 5: 60 mg

Ending October 18, 2012


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Yay! Enjoy! :hifive:

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Thoughts become words
Words become actions
Actions become habits
Habits become character
Character becomes destiny
It is time to change my destiny

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How are you doing Ninjaaa?

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My Accutane Log! - Starting 4/17/2012!

Month 1 - 80mg

Month 2 - 80mg

Month 3 - 80mg

Month 4 - 80mg

Month 5 - 80mg

Month 6 -80mg

Accutane is my new best friend <3.


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