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Does Benzoyl Peroxide And Salicylic Acid Age Skin?

11 March 2014 - 07:38 PM

I've never used chemicals before, never wanted to as I didn't want to rely on them, lately I've been thinking about trying either one of two mentioned, but I keep reading so much information that they age the skin, which is the last thing I need.

Curious thoughts?

I Need Some Juicing Advice

13 August 2013 - 12:53 AM

Hi guys,


I've been getting into juicing a lot more lately since kale became available at the store (I've always just used silverbeet as I live in Aus and greens seem quite limited).



I'm having trouble actually juicing greens. I'm under the impression they can be juicing to a smooth texture?

I have two "blenders", one has very, very fine blades, this does a great job at juicing, however with the greens it just chops them up and no juice actually comes out the other side. Today I got out my old blender and although it blended them quite well I felt it near impossible to "drink" because even though the chunks were not huge, the texture put me off to the point I couldn't consume so without wanting to be sick -_-

It's not the flavor I'm concerned about, my body is just saying a big no to the texture. So that all sucks. How do people here blend them? Are the leafy greens still so chunky they won't even go up a straw? Maybe I'm blending too much under the wrong impression I need to use a whole thing of silver beet or and a whole thing of kale to getting any benefits?


At the moment I've mostly been juicing either orange, grapefruit, apple, banana, cucumber, celery, carrot, lemon, watermelon, different types of berries..etc really just anything (not all at once). I also drink fresh coconut milk from coconuts everyday and also drink freshly made lemon water. I really love using berries because of the flavor, just so annoyed that the greens won't juice to a consistency my body will let me consume calmly  :/


Also I know a lot of people think eating so much fruit is bad but I'm not on any 'special' diet, I don't truly need to be too concerned with my sugar intake (not diabetic nor do I consume any processed sugars). I'm not over weight at all (also I intake cinnamon with most meals), I eat mostly chicken and fish for meats, sweet potato, lots of veggies, organic eggs, steel cut oats, no milk other dairy, no bread, etc etc so my diet at the moment is just the healthy foods I enjoy. All my life I have consumed food this way, the acne never altered with my strict diet changes I made over the course of 3 years so no red alarm to stick to it, nor so I have any sensitivities or allergies so yeah I'm juicing more just for health benefits all round rather my hormonal acne. For now  I think magnesium, vitamin D and zinc has reduced my acne to a bearable minimum, that or the fact I haven't bothered to worry about it for about a year haha.


so yeah if anyone can help me out on juicing greens that would be really cool,

I realize that it might be an appliance issue, but I don't exactly have the hundreds to spend on a state of the art blending device annoyingly.


I'm wondering also if juicing about 2 drinks a day is a good amount to truly embrace the nutrients from juicing?


sorry for the ramble!


Thanks everyone :)



Wheat Intolerance, Do Signs Have To Be Obvious?

17 May 2013 - 06:07 PM

Hello everyone :)


Again, exploring all my options all over again for the 3-4th time.


Regarding wheat/gluten etc. I had a celiac test like a year ago and it came back negative and the doc said I'm definitely not intolerant to wheat.


I still avoid it where I can of course but I'm just curious if the signs of wheat intolerance can be almost unnoticeable? I don't have any of the obvious symptoms at all and never have but I do have acne, albeit it's not spontaneous acne i've learned it's cycle which associates with 'my cycle' but is there even a chance that wheat intolerance can cause hormonal acne?  Well, acne to act in a hormonal manner mirroring every month?

My doubts have come about as I don't have any other obvious wheat intolerant symptoms why would my only symptom be as extensive acne, doesn't make sense.


Does anyone have a wheat intolerant (maybe specifically woman) where the only symptom was acne even if they thought it was 'hormonal' acne?


I've definitely cut out wheat incredibly strictly from my diet about a year ago, did it for 6 months and saw no change whatsoever so for me that confirmed it's not the wheat but as mentioned I'm just going over my options again and trying to get opinions from others :)