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Offline Last Active Nov 25 2013 05:56 PM

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In Topic: Unlikely 'semi-Cure': Flossing

25 November 2013 - 11:41 AM

I tried taking resveratrol, chlorella, and turmeric (and maybe some others I don't recall), which are things that used to make wonders for my skin in pre-flossing times, but now they make absolutely no difference. I haven't been to an acupunturist a yet, I'll give it a try.

In Topic: Unlikely 'semi-Cure': Flossing

20 November 2013 - 03:35 PM

Thanks for the replies. I already have a quite god diet and sleep relatively well, so that's not an issue. I have some mint growing in the garden, can I chew it instead of brewing a tea with it?


Now that my face is pretty much clear, I can easily notice what causes any change, positive or negative. Most importantly, I noticed there's some sort of cycle going on: after some time with 0 acne, there's a longer period when I always have 1-2 active pimples. Taking into account traditional chinese and ayurveduc medicine (and my slightly high transaminases), the patches on the left of my tongue, which follow the same cycle, lead me to believe the problem is liver-related. Apparently nothing I do or don't do affects this cycle. Any clues?

In Topic: Eating Lots Of Sea Food Helps My Acne

19 July 2013 - 08:30 AM

omega 3s dha epa? and taurine and the minerals perhaps? these are the major differences from other meats.


Taurine can be obtained from land animals, and it can be biosythesized, so I don't know if it really is essential. And what mineral are you referring to? Iodine maybe, but it's also present in vegetables from iodine-rich soil and in iodized salt, so again I don't think it's essential to obtain it from sea food.

In Topic: Eating Lots Of Sea Food Helps My Acne

18 July 2013 - 04:50 PM

I'd say that's due to the EPA and DHA (Omega 3) content in sea organisms (fish and algae - probably mammals too, but I'm not sure). As far as I know, there isn't any "essential" (EPA and DHA can be converted from ALA) element in fish other than these two EFAs that can't be found in land vegetables and animals. If you're worried about heavy metals in fish, you could try algae oil - since algae is the source of all fish EPA/DHA, it contains much less contaminants that the animals who eat them, specially those higher up in the trophic levels.

In Topic: Vegans + Cystic Acne

15 June 2013 - 08:24 AM

I don't think it's possible for vegans to refrain completely from grains. Do you mean to say "omnivores who don't eat grains but eat lots of veggies" or is it really "vegans who don't eat grains"? You're not gonna find many of the latter. Anyway, I'm vegan (and eat grains, preferably sprouted) and have never had any cyst.