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alexisc

Member Since 21 Dec 2011
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In Topic: Antiboticis

27 May 2014 - 05:00 PM

Probiotics do the same thing to me. I would be that it is the cause of it unfortunately. 


In Topic: Natural Antibiotics

20 March 2013 - 12:39 AM

I've had great success with natural antibiotics and am currently using them to treat small intestinal bacterial overgrowth which is exasperating my acne.. Many of them are also anti fungal which clears yeast out of your system as well. They strengthen the immune system, help circulation, digestion etc. Some can be strong so they can make you feel worse at first when you start taking them and may make breakouts temporarily worsen. This is due to the body being overloaded with toxins which are being released due to bad bacteria and yeast dying. 

 

Natural antibiotics: coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, goldenseal, barberry, olive leaf, oregano oil, oregon grape root, clove oil, paul d'arco, peppermint oil, manuka honey internally, grapefruit seed extract.. there are many others as well. 


In Topic: Found The Most Delicious Snack! Try This Is You Are A Dark Chocolate-Lover

19 March 2013 - 09:08 PM

I love 90% dark chocolate and don't find it breaks me out either. It tastes amazing! It has lot's of magnesium and iron in it as well so it is really good for you! I also find if I eat too much it gives me a migraine, and it has natural caffeine in it so don't eat it too soon before going to sleep. 


In Topic: People Who Break Out From Probiotics

25 February 2013 - 04:22 PM

 

 

I'm also a person who breaks out from probiotics but I think I've found out why. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. If you have this going on adding probiotics is only going to make the situation worse. You may have gut problems but you have to deal with this first. I actually gave myself small intestinal bacterial overgrowth from consuming way too much probiotics and having low stomach acid. Definitely something to look into. I've been having great success by taking natural antibiotics like olive leaf, apple cider vinegar, oil of oregano, coconut oil etc. and staying away from all sugar, all fruit and low gi. No more probiotics or probiotic yogurt. If I eat something with sugar or starch my face flares up again. 

 

How did you know that you have this? I suspect I may have done the same thing to myself because I also suffer from a lot of nausea and other stomach problems that I didn't have before. sad.png Ugh! I thought probiotics were supposed to protect you from this!

 

I'm just making an educated guess.. there is a medical test for it though, it is a hydrogen breath test much like getting tested for lactose intolerance. I would cut all sugars even natural sugars and start on antibacterial/antifungals and see how you do. It's making a huge difference for me! 

 

This article on probiotics is really interesting: http://www.healingna.../probiotic1.php

 

To Green Gables: You probably do well on antifungals because they are also antibacterials.. so they clear out all of the fungus but also kill the bad bacteria. Glad to hear they help someone else as well. 

 

Already tried it. sad.png It just led to me worsening my eating disorder and no improvement in acne. I still try not to eat massive amounts of sugar but I'm not going to avoid entire food groups when there is no change to my face.

 

Totally understandable, sorry to hear it didn't make a difference for you. I was doing some reading last night and it seems that some natural antibiotics/antifungals only target bad bacteria and yeast and leave good bacteria alone. This would be great if I didn't cause SIBO myself rom probiotics, but all of the bacteria in my small intestine are good bacteria that aren't supposed to be there. 

 

So things that don't touch good bacteria are: oil of oregano and grapefruit seed extract

Things that eradicate 50% of good bacteria are: peppermint oil

Things that kill all bacteria: garlic, caprylic acid, digestive enzymes, goldenseal. 

 

I'm just taking this information from another forum, someone did a test on these with a culture of yogurt and documented the results. It's interesting though because oil of oregano hasn't been touching my problem and only peppermint oil a little... so I'm going to be eating a lot of garlic in the next few weeks as well as taking caprylic acid thats enteric coated to reach the small intestine. I'll let you all know how it goes! 


In Topic: People Who Break Out From Probiotics

25 February 2013 - 02:11 AM

I'm also a person who breaks out from probiotics but I think I've found out why. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. If you have this going on adding probiotics is only going to make the situation worse. You may have gut problems but you have to deal with this first. I actually gave myself small intestinal bacterial overgrowth from consuming way too much probiotics and having low stomach acid. Definitely something to look into. I've been having great success by taking natural antibiotics like olive leaf, apple cider vinegar, oil of oregano, coconut oil etc. and staying away from all sugar, all fruit and low gi. No more probiotics or probiotic yogurt. If I eat something with sugar or starch my face flares up again. 

 

How did you know that you have this? I suspect I may have done the same thing to myself because I also suffer from a lot of nausea and other stomach problems that I didn't have before. sad.png Ugh! I thought probiotics were supposed to protect you from this!

 

I'm just making an educated guess.. there is a medical test for it though, it is a hydrogen breath test much like getting tested for lactose intolerance. I would cut all sugars even natural sugars and start on antibacterial/antifungals and see how you do. It's making a huge difference for me! 

 

This article on probiotics is really interesting: http://www.healingna.../probiotic1.php

 

To Green Gables: You probably do well on antifungals because they are also antibacterials.. so they clear out all of the fungus but also kill the bad bacteria. Glad to hear they help someone else as well.