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Poll: Do you believe that humans are meant to eat processed, packaged, refined, hormonally & chemically altered, and synthetically dyed & preserved foods that now represent the majority of foods found in our grocery store today? (13 member(s) have cast votes)

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#1 SweetJade1980

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Posted 03 October 2004 - 10:27 PM

Based on your Knowledge and Personal Opinions:

1. What does having acne mean to you?

2. What factor (s) do you believe are important for treating your acne?

3. Have you ever visited a specialist such as an Endocrinologist, Allergist, or Naturopath for your acne?

4. Do you believe that a pill, prescription drug or supplement, can solve everything?

5. Do you believe that one’s diet can influence their health, and thus may contribute to their acne?

6. If dietary changes did work for you, would you follow the diet for the rest of your life?

7. If not, what would keep you from doing so? Concerns? Fears? Accessibility? Finances? Support?

8. If you could heal your body so that some of the above were not factors, would you do so? (ex: Liver Flush, Parasite Cleanse, Repair Leaky Gut, etc?)

9. Do you believe that your lifestyle should fit around your diet or that your diet should fit around your lifestyle?

10. Do you believe that you have more control over your health & acne than other’s say you do?


Thank You!
These are not steps, but stages some people progress through when going from conventional to holistic medicine. Stage 2 is how I became 99%+ Clear, eliminated my dysmennorhea, significantly reduced my sebum & pore size, etc & is my predominant method.

Stage 1 (Treatment):
* (Daily) Isocare Skin Control Cleanser, Dream Products Customized Natural Face Lotion & Coppertone Sport Spray Sunscreen (mixed)
* (Sporadically) spot treat w/ anti-inflammatory (neosporin, hydrocortisone, salicylic acid) or a skin lightener (post-inflammatory pigmentation) to treat stubborn cystic/nodular acne that appears due to unknowingly or knowingly ingesting a food/ingredient that breaks me out (I do my best to avoid these foods). If you cover treated area w/ a bandaid, it makes product more effective.

Stage 2 (Prevention): "cheapest" method ~ Since Aug. 2002
* Follow a Gluten-Free, Trans-Fat Free, Dairy-Free and No Added Sugar diet for my Insulin Resistance/Hyperandrogenism (Silent Chronic Inflammatory Syndrome)
* Avoid ALL types of nuts and the Genus Prunus (almonds, plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, cherries), Bananas, Pineapples, Cottonseed oil, Artificial Sweetners.

Stage 3 (Correction):
* 1/18/08 Ultimate Colon Cleanse (30 day program)

Research:
* Developing functional foods for those with acne & other special needs (assuming there's a defficiency).
* Developing good & "safe" formulas for various hormonal issues for women. Correction stage may resolve this for some.

#2 uncle buck

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 01:21 AM

1. It means I have spots on my face that look bad and feel uncomfortable.

2. I don't know.

3. No, I don't trust any of them.

4. No.

5. Yes.

6. No.

7. Because I don't want to restrict myself.

8. If there was a way that I knew would work, and I knew everything i needed to know to do it, then yes. But there isn't, so no.

9. Diet should fit around your lifestyle, because lifestyle is more important, but I don't really know what diet and lifestyle have to do with each other anyway.

10. No, I eat what my parents shove down my throat, and they shove down my throat what supermarkets carry and what's advertised on tv.
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Posted 04 October 2004 - 03:01 PM

1. What does having acne mean to you?
Not sure about what it means to me as such, but I know it greatly affects my self-confidence and the way I'd ideally like to live my life at the moment.

2. What factor (s) do you believe are important for treating your acne?
All of the following - healthy lifestyle, controlled diet, appropriate cleansing/treatment and prescription medications, if deemed necessary.

3. Have you ever visited a specialist such as an Endocrinologist, Allergist, or Naturopath for your acne?
Only a dermatologist, which I'm guessing isn't quite the answer you're looking for here..

4. Do you believe that a pill, prescription drug or supplement, can solve everything?
Is this question specificially related to acne, or the world of medicine in general? Either way - my answer's 'no' to this, I think.

5. Do you believe that one’s diet can influence their health, and thus may contribute to their acne?
Of course diet affects general health. I also believe it has an impact on acne, yes.

6. If dietary changes did work for you, would you follow the diet for the rest of your life?
As closely as possible, without restricting myself too much - which is basically what I'm doing now, considering all the stuff I've cut out of my diet (apart from the occasional, guilty, treat).

7. If not, what would keep you from doing so? Concerns? Fears? Accessibility? Finances? Support?
Would be more down to wanting to live 'normally' and eat whatever I wanted, wherever, like everybody else.

8. If you could heal your body so that some of the above were not factors, would you do so? (ex: Liver Flush, Parasite Cleanse, Repair Leaky Gut, etc?)
I don't think so. Would possibly consider a colonic at some point perhaps, but not specifically with the aim of treating acne in mind.

9. Do you believe that your lifestyle should fit around your diet or that your diet should fit around your lifestyle?
Diet, ideally, should fit around lifestyle - but this, of course, with a hectic lifestyle could mean an unhealthy diet. It's a trade-off, you need the right balance.

10. Do you believe that you have more control over your health & acne than other’s say you do?
Than others on this diet forum? No. Than my friends/family would believe? Yes.

Thank You!
No problem. wink.gif Hope this helps.

#4 AlexAlmighty

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 10:38 AM

1. What does having acne mean to you?
Mallfunction of oil glands/lifestyle not natural enough

2. What factor (s) do you believe are important for treating your acne?
More contact with nature,no products,nothing manufactured by humans

3. Have you ever visited a specialist such as an Endocrinologist, Allergist, or Naturopath for your acne?
No,and never will.

4. Do you believe that a pill, prescription drug or supplement, can solve everything?
No.

5. Do you believe that one’s diet can influence their health, and thus may contribute to their acne?
It will influence health but not acne.Acne actually is a response from your immune system => Good health.

6. If dietary changes did work for you, would you follow the diet for the rest of your life?
No,food is more important than acne,if im gonna be miserable with clear skin then i dont want it.

7. If not, what would keep you from doing so? Concerns? Fears? Accessibility? Finances? Support?
I like food.

8. If you could heal your body so that some of the above were not factors, would you do so? (ex: Liver Flush, Parasite Cleanse, Repair Leaky Gut, etc?)
My body is pretty capable of healing itself,anything we do to disturbe millions of years of evolution and the perfect balance there is, is not helping.

9. Do you believe that your lifestyle should fit around your diet or that your diet should fit around your lifestyle?
Diet and lifestyle are two independent things.

10. Do you believe that you have more control over your health & acne than other’s say you do?
I have no control.
I say let me never be complete,
I say may I never be content,
I say deliver me from Swedish furniture,
I say deliver me from clever arts,
I say deliver me from clear skin and perfect teeth,
I say you have to give up,
I say evolve and let the chips fall where they may.
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