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Chico Esposito

Member Since 02 Aug 2011
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In Topic: Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

20 October 2014 - 10:16 AM

I have taken cod liver oil in the past and it's the worst thing you can possibly take if you've got accutane side effects, i can not emphasise that strongly enough, stay away from cod liver oil.

In Topic: Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

19 October 2014 - 06:39 AM

Also Chico,

Your views seemed to be aligned with anonny's more than most. Just out of curiosity are you following his protocol; raw vegan, flushes, etc etc.? If so, any notable sustained improvement?

I'm just asking because it would be handy to have several individuals in all of the recommended treatment modalities. I'll admit I've tried following raw vegan 3 times now, each time I improve by a week. 1st time was 3 weeks, 2nd 4 weeks, 3rd 5 weeks. I probably would have lasted longer if I wasn't now the perennial stoner which lowers will power and very hungry. And as much as the pro-stoners like to say it doesn't affect motivation, that's BS.


Your right i do align myself more with anonyy's kind of philosophy. I'm not following his protocol although our protocols are quite closely matched it would seem. I have been raw vegan for 6 months, 100% and it was unsustainable due to finincial reasons more than anything else. I've done numerous 10 day, 14 day and one 31 day juice fast and done many liver flushes and various other things. Right now my diet is not vegan, although it's 100% vegetarian. I stay away from anything with retinol in it, so no dairy, no milk, egg yolks, no fish, no meat, no supplements etc.


I feel best on a vegan diet, so it's usually fruit, vegetables nuts and seeds....i make two green smoothies a day with mango, banana, spinach, kale, coriander and seaweed (fresh dulse or fresh kelp). Sometimes i do one called a "glowing green smoothie" which there is a recipe for by Kimberley Synder on Youtube. But the non vegan food is egg whites, i eat a lot of egg whites (highest food in methionine). It's to sustain my body composition more than anything else, but i find i thrive better on 100% vegan, my symptoms are lessened, not cured, never cured, but lessened when i stay away from retinol in all forms. What it is... is a maintenance diet, it stops any further damage being done, i find if i eat retinol the symptoms get a lot worse and the problems tend to migrate to other areas in the body over time.


I drink a lot of herbal teas with echineaca in them, things with kidney herbs like nettle, red clover, liver herb teas with dandelion root and milk thistle. This is to help the lymph, kidneys and liver. I also do liver flushs, but every time i try it fails, i presume that's because my liver is so congested that it's not capable of expelling stones. My bile flow i feel, has been affected for years, i've never cured it.

In Topic: Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

18 October 2014 - 12:59 PM

What anonyy's saying is the body does what it does to survive, if a toxic substance can't be removed, then the body will go into maintenance mode to protect itself. It's like standby mode on a computer, the body intrinsically understands when the environment is hospitable to flourish and when the environment is dangerous to down regulate to self preservation, it's adaptation, it's a safety mechanism.

In Topic: Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

17 October 2014 - 06:54 PM

You have to take in various factors like for instance how can a drug exert it's effects over time if it's no longer in the body? if you had hypervitaminosis A it's because you had too much vitamin A in your body, if you remove the vitamin A you correct the problem, the toxicity doesn't stay after the offending substance has been removed.


If we are still suffering with the same effects as on accutane, then it's either accutane has changed our DNA inexplicably forever or it's still there, and i refuse to believe the former. If it has changed my DNA why doesn't it change it throughout my entire body, why only my skin in small areas? 


I like to see a bigger picture, is the liver producing bile? is the colon healthy? are the kidneys working properly? is the lymph flowing? because if any of the detoxification pathways aren't working properly it could affect drug removal. There's also the prospect of vitamin A induced intrahepatic cholastasis, were the drug creates such a toxic reaction in the body that it actually ends up shutting down the livers ability to produce bile, it can be seen in steroid toxicity and when vitamin A toxicity gets severe, it stops the bile itself.

In Topic: Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

17 October 2014 - 11:49 AM

Firstly i'm not irrational, the only time i've been irrational on here has been one time to Crank and i've apologised to him for that. Secondly I don't object to other peoples theories, in fact i like reading tryingtohelp and Dubya's posts. I'm interested in the methylation and homeopathic imprint theories, i like reading anonyy's post's and what he has to say on the matter.  


I'm just sceptical when someone says "hey i've cured myself by applying grape seed oil once" and then everyone goes out and buys grape seed oil, and then it's "hey i took 15mg of biotin and all my side effects like aching joint's, dry skin, hair loss, it all went away" and then everyone goes out and buys biotin and so on....


It's a perpetual loop where it's about buying supplements and not about understanding the root cause. Most of us have hypervitaminosis A side effects, most of us do not disclose the length and severity of side effects we have, so when someone cures something, what have they cured? and what did they have in the first place?