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In Topic: Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

12 December 2014 - 06:36 PM

Hmmmm maybe this is why I crave mussels and seafood in general....yum yum...Manganese. Worth a shot.

In Topic: Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

11 December 2014 - 09:41 PM

Hello peeps,


I'm so mad, I wanted to get the gene testing done from that 23 and me website, but alas, FDA removed genetic health reports.  This would have included FoxO genes. My accupuncturist actually turned me on to the idea. She interestingly enough had recently been diagnosed with MTHFR mutation, which she was having very similar symptomology as some of us, not the same by any means; leaky gut, candida, joint problems, fatigue, hair loss, to name a  few, and started taking methylfolate and said it was night and day.  Not saying this is our issue obviously, but it's so interesting that once the gene was pinpointed, she received help from a doctor, and gets one supplement from Whole Foods to treat her most serious issues. I hope one day that can happen fro us, but I fear I may be simplifying our issue.  I don't quite follow all of the interesting biochemistry posts (obviously), but where are we at in terms of the FoxO gene...are we trying to reactivate this gene? Is this where the manganese may come in? I'm just confused...I need everything simplified...I blame accutane!! ;)


Currently, doing candida diet, gluten free, mostly dairy free, consuming kefir and kimchi (homemade), probiotics, bone broth soup, miso, and focusing on digestive health as a hardcore attempt to heal gut. Taking Nystatin for candida which I don't even know is working however, it appears to be slightly with digestive complaints. It's early on.  Restarted LDN for joint pain, which usually subsides when sugar is taken out anyways, but now it is next to 0 again with medication which is good. Sleeping like a baby and waking up refreshed. I don't like the idea of taking any medications but it has gotten so bad over the years that I need LDN for pain management and sleep.  The plan is to use it in cycles to give my liver a break here and there. I noticed the biggest impact with it for mental health. It really is night and day.  Taking a break from liver flushes since the effects were short-lived, and apparently not a good idea to tax the liver in winter. Apparently it's a spring thing to do. I do believe in them to a degree but I am skeptical.  It's just so interesting to see a sudden production of collagen and to have a perfectly functioning body for a few days post liver cleanse.  Something is definitely linked. Anyways, happy with my regimen, just looking for more as always to improve upon it. Diet really is everything with symptom management for me anyways.


Oh yah, I also do daily scalp massages and stretching as a preventative measure.  the scalp massages have thickened up the hair folicles. No new hair growth though :( Womp womp.


I really still do wonder about the potential regenerative effects of cannabis oil when combined with my intense regimen. Taking out the inflammation/dietary triggers and adding that seems like it would be highly beneficial but it always comes back to how to get it. Maybe it's just wishful thinking, but I feel good about it.

In Topic: Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

05 September 2014 - 06:46 PM

I found this article to be very interesting, mostly stuff I knew from previous research and experience but it ties everything together nicely in terms of digestive health.



In Topic: Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

03 September 2014 - 04:59 PM

Thanks guys.  I appreciate your support!  I followed the moritz protocol.  If you do choose to try this, I would not take as much epsom salts as he recommends, as it is overkill.  I take about half the amount, about 2 tablespoons give or take.  I've even read that the salts aren't necessary just the olive oil to purge the bile out and release the stones. I also don't do that apple juice due to trying to keep candida in check.   You can substitute the apple juice with malic acid, which is what softens the "Stones".  I would highly recommend dowloading the amazing liver and gallbladder flush PDF, it's free and very informative.  I think some of the stuff is a little "out there" but all in all, the basic components make a lot of sense and seem to be reflected each time i flush.

In Topic: Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

02 September 2014 - 09:21 PM

To individuals who have blood sugar problems, completely cutting out gluten has ridded me of the blood sugar problems.  I can eat all the crap I want (not a great idea, but still) and if i avoid gluten, my body does not get extreme inflammation like it did, and I don't die trying to drink gallons of water a day.  the gluten was causing all of these issues.  and hey! I did RAS testing and they found ZERO food allergies, yet I know I am intolerant to many things like dairy and wheat for example.  That's not to say those with a diagnosis of diabetes will be cured, but it may help the underlying causes and management.  I always keep in mind what my doc said about diabetes being a symptom of another problem.  and the beat goes on...

although i'm sure many of you already know that about gluten, it took me a while to deduce that it was just the gluten causing that issue for me in particular. 

Other random update: Also, been ingesting a small amount of baking soda which has been managing all of my acidic symptoms of reflux, indigestion, scalp itching, and ACTUALLY helping with joint pain.  Not a cure by a long shot, but good for management! I take breaks every once in a while. 


Completed my 3rd liver flush and honestly, I am feeling better overall, and each times tons of "stones" come out.  I know there is controversy over what actually comes out but I am sold it is gall and liver related.  I take the same amount of oil each time and each time the stone size and shape is different, and different hues and colors.  The interesting thing is the sudden collagen production in the skin after a flush.  Like perfect shine and texture, smooth, etc. joint pain nonexistent.  Each time I do it the effects last longer so I think there is something to it but it is too early to say it's definitively working.  Just have to be very careful to take probiotics and keep electrolytes balances after a flush if you decide to do it.  One can dehydrate easily if not paying attention.  I'm also not recommending that everyone go and do a flush but just reporting on my efforts.  Wish you all well!  :)


The only other thing I am taking is L-carnitine for muscle mass which is working swimmingly.  Can finally play soccer again and mostly pain free :)