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Hutchdan

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In Topic: Honey And Its Potential In Treating Acne.

29 September 2013 - 04:26 AM

That sounds like a great research topic. Raw honey can be unfiltered though, so do you think it might be less sanitary? There are some types of raw honey that say filtered on the label, so I'm guessing that most raw honey doesn't get filtered.

What do you think of clover honey? Do you think it has the same benefits? I accidentally bought clover honey instead of regular one and have been using it as a mask...it helps with inflammation but I don't think it's as effective as regular honey. 

Sorry i've been gone so long! No, the human body is designed to handle far worse than anything unprocessed honey would contain (insect parts ect). I will note though that some bacterial spores have been reported in honey, newborn children up to one year are susceptible to infection but our adult immune system is far to strong for any infection to take hold. There are different types of filtering for honey, in terms of nutrition, eating honey in the honey comb (propolis) is fantastic, honey comb is so incredibly dense in nutrients and is antibacterial in itself. Any honey that isn't heated above 40 degrees is usually fine. Most processing of REAL honey doesn't take away any helpful effects as long as its not "creamed honey". I've read a little about clover honey, apparently it is one of the weaker honeys around... i would suggest something like buckwheat, its like the Guinness of honeys and its very dark colour suggests a high nutrition content.  :) 



i use dabur honey in my oats.am unsure if its all 'organic' but its a big OLD and reputed brand thats been there since my grandmum's era.

can i expect any 'good in gut' happening with this?

Its better if you eat the honey on its own, the oats would dilute the effect i would suspect. But thats a very good honey! 



I have honey on my face right now smile.png

 

Raw honey of course. I washed my face, then rubbed some honey all over my face, rubbed it in nicely so it doesn't drip (just a thin layer). Maybe I'll keep it on overnight, I've had good results with that in the past

It makes your skin so smooth! 



I eat a tsp of royal jelly & raw honey 2x per day.  And 1/2 tsp of propolis 2x per day.  It's really making my skin glow : ] and I have less inflammation. I love this stuff it made my face so much clearer.  I haven't tried using it as a mask though.. I think I'd rather supplement with it.

Propolis is one of the most nutritious foods around "In general, propolis contains 5 flavonoids, about 30 minerals (minerals promote life-activity of the organism), vitamins B1, B2, B6, A, C, E,… it contains various aromatic organic acids, caffeine acid, cinnamic acid, antibiotic compounds and others.  It has from 8 to 17 amino acids including several essentials. It also includes material from the secretions of saliva from the glands of bees. Such materials include some unsaturated fatty acids, which are potent antioxidants."  i mean no wonder you're feeling good.


In Topic: Green Tea - Confused

02 August 2013 - 02:35 AM

whatup! 

it seems unlikely that green tea is the cause of your acne problem.. It very high in antioxidants and other acne fighting substances, unless you had some kind of allergy, which im guessing would show pretty quickly. 

 

Whats your diet like now?

are you under a lot of stress? 

 

im sure there's another factor at work here. 

Well, that's the problem smile.png Everyone is always saying "Ofcourse green tea is good for acne. It has antioxidants!"

But when i look it up on google, the majority of people are actually breaking out from green tea (3-4 cups daily), and many others experience increased oily skin.

 

I mean, there are many things that are considered healthy from a scientific perspective, but have opposite effects when applied practically.

 

Then people say "Well, if green tea is breaking you out, then it's the caffeine. Gotta be the caffeine!", but i have no ill effects from drinking black coffee, so i dont think caffeine is the issue.

 

Green Tea is very high in fluoride, and i think this might have something to do with increased acne.

 

I live in Europe, so there's no fluoride in my tap water, and i use a non fluoride toothpaste, so my fluoride exposure is very limited. I found that a lot of people suffering from acne, have a problem with too much fluoride, so i think this is interesting.

All I know my stomach can't stand fluoride toothpaste, i didn't know that about green tea, I've only read good things about it, even when trying to look for the bad. So how exactly would fluoride provoke acne?  :)

I knew fluoride should be avoided, apparently it builds in your brain and causes some degree of cognitive lagging, but i'd need to read more about that to take it seriously...


In Topic: Dark Chocolate

01 August 2013 - 07:03 AM

Chocolate is a great superfood. I've been skipping the chocolate bars altogether and adding raw cacao powder to my smoothies- that way you are only sweetening it with fruit instead of sugar.

I don't know what to think, There is a lot of hatred towards coco, just like soy. Its very debatable as to whether its actually good for you. 

the studies on dark chocolate are often misinterpreted or bent a little attract more people to health websites. For instance, people always use the Harvard study on dark chocolate which says one square a day may lower blood pressure.  People go to far in assuming that eating a whole bar will better the effects... 


In Topic: Green Tea - Confused

01 August 2013 - 06:55 AM

whatup! 

it seems unlikely that green tea is the cause of your acne problem.. It very high in antioxidants and other acne fighting substances, unless you had some kind of allergy, which im guessing would show pretty quickly. 

 

Whats your diet like now?

are you under a lot of stress? 

 

im sure there's another factor at work here. 


In Topic: Smoking And Acne

02 July 2013 - 07:16 AM

I smoked cigarettes and i suspect that gave me a lil acne. Now i've smoked weed quite a few times now and  i'm not advocating smoking weed but it feels like that actually did quite a bit for my skin. I got the munchies like mad and i ate a load of stuff that i shouldn't  which would usually give me acne..... but it didn't. 

On several occasions infact.

Now i'm not sayin theres a definite link but....

 

I'm just puttin it out there...



Thanks guys ya quitting is tough eusa_doh.gif.  I've been really tempted the past week but I just keep thinking about getting a nasty cyst the next morning and I fight through it.  Almost 4 weeks since my last smoke banana.gif  !!

forget what i said