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Seeking2012

Member Since 01 Dec 2012
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In Topic: I'm Truly At Wits End. I Can't Live Life Anymore. Is This Hormonal? M...

18 December 2013 - 03:22 PM

I agree with the people that said to take probiotics. Definitely do that. What helped me the most, as someone who has proven insulin resistance, was going on a low-carb diet. That made me go from 1 new zit per day to less than 1 new zit per week. I know I have insulin resistance because I took a fasting insulin test and then did the HOMA calculations. Normal fasting insulin is less than 10; mine is over 12. And carbs / sugars make me crash.

 

I recommend that you go in for a full hormone panel. It should tell you a lot about what's going on. Also buy some quality probiotics.

 

can you please tell me where i need to go/who i need to go to to take this test?

 

and can you please tell me the exact name or type of probiotics you are taking

 

I went to Direct Labs to order my tests; they have good prices and it's between you and their company so no need to see any doctors. But you'll likely be paying cash. Best thing to do is save up money for multiple tests at once because if you just do 1 test at a time you won't be gleaning as much meaning from them as if you do multiple tests together. Like some tests are related to each other and you get more information if you do them both at once instead of months apart.

 

Also, if you email them for a combined discount they'll most likely give you one. I do that all the time. And there are also coupon codes on the internet for like 10% off for use with Direct Labs.

 

Regarding probiotics, I use Garden of Life Ultimate Care, it has 34 strains and 100 billion CFUs so it's pretty powerful. I don't know if it will help with your acne but it'll help repair the damage done to your gut flora by antibiotics. You'll probably notice easier digestion too.  I took it because I had a fungal infection on my arm and the antifungal creams weren't working but the probiotics cleared it right up.


In Topic: I'm Truly At Wits End. I Can't Live Life Anymore. Is This Hormonal? M...

15 December 2013 - 03:29 PM

I agree with the people that said to take probiotics. Definitely do that. What helped me the most, as someone who has proven insulin resistance, was going on a low-carb diet. That made me go from 1 new zit per day to less than 1 new zit per week. I know I have insulin resistance because I took a fasting insulin test and then did the HOMA calculations. Normal fasting insulin is less than 10; mine is over 12. And carbs / sugars make me crash.

 

I recommend that you go in for a full hormone panel. It should tell you a lot about what's going on. Also buy some quality probiotics.


In Topic: Good Moisturizers?

15 July 2013 - 05:26 PM

Jojoba oil. Hands down. $10 and it lasts and lasts.


In Topic: For Those Of You Who Wash Your Face With Just Water Or Essential Oil

15 July 2013 - 04:44 PM

alternativista,

 

I wasn't trying to keep my antimicrobial bodywashes and soaps, I was trying to understand bodywashes and soaps and their true role in cleansing my body because all this time I had assumed that all soaps were killing bacteria and that was the supreme function of them.

 

Oh, how ignorant I was!!!!!

 

Since my last post in this thread, I have made several sweeping changes to my facial regimen. Things that I never thought in my life I would be doing. And the outcome was shocking.

 

I began the oil cleansing method. After much reading and watching of videos, I purchased grapeseed oil and lavender oil as a facial cleanser, and jojoba oil as a moisturizer.

 

The number of breakouts on my face decreased! I was in shock. And my face felt fully moisturized all day. And it didn't feel heavy and weighed down either.

 

I also stopped wearing makeup 6 days out of the week, and guess what. Again, fewer breakouts!! This is a makeup I had been using for years!!

 

Guess what this means! Soaps and makeup cause breakouts!!!! Who would have thought! Certainly not me. But now I know I need to change my makeup. Just a FYI for everyone out there, the makeup I used for many years that made me breakout is Maybelline. I will never be using it again.

 

To some folks, these statements might be very obvious, but to me, they were totally shocking.


In Topic: How Do Products Clog Pores?

15 July 2013 - 04:32 PM

This is something I've been asking too, and the answer is either not there or difficult / scientific to answer. There are lots of threads though that go into detail. Do some advanced searches for "comedogenic" or "non-comedogenic" ingredients list and such.