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In Topic: Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

23 January 2015 - 09:16 PM

Well it's a good thing I don't need input to know that the flushing works for me, from experience and success. It may not have worked for you, and I'm sorry to hear. I hope other things do help. you seem to have a wealth of knowledge.


To others with food sensitivites, LGlutamine has really helped with my gut.  I find I am less sensitive to gluten in general, but sugar is still highly toxic to me. It seems foolish to continue to attack candida when I know the problem is a compromised  or leaky gut, but at least reducing the count can give my body a break and prevent chronic localized yeast problems.  I've been taking Nystatin to help reduce the candida and reducing/cutting out sugar completely.  It's definitely difficult to cut out sugar completely, but it definitely eradicates joint pain, dry skin, and most issues for me (while taking it).  Don't know if anyone else notices the same connection.  I know this isn't new bringing this up...but for me, everything comes back to the gut. If that's functioning well and supported, I am well. I don't have any chrohn's, ulcerative colitis, etc diagnoses.  Kimchi, kefir, yogurt, and other fermented foods all the way!


Also, I do appreciate the research and hypotheses on biochemistry...but, be careful with that stuff too. Studies can easily be misinterpreted by nonscientists...keep in mind many of them are just that, studies and are correlational much of the time. Just as people can poo poo flushing and other more natural remedies, layperson interpretation can be just as dangerous even when it is based on hard science.  Experience in my opinion has been the most helpful constant throughout all of this. I do think there has been some truth to what people have laid out and I do take it seriously, but cautiously.

In Topic: Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

18 January 2015 - 08:10 PM

If liver flushing makes soap as you say it does, where were the "soap stones" the other 19 times?


It does work for some people.  I've gotten stones out on every single occasion except one.   But I am not here to convince people anymore.  I just wanted to advocate that it helped me.  And no, I don't believe it was psychological, and that is patronizing to even suggest, since I witnessed physical effects firsthand.  Stop acting like you all know everything.  If it works for me, leave it alone.  I'm not telling everyone to go run and do it.

In Topic: Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

15 January 2015 - 08:21 PM

**Flushes help for many people, including myself. A few people i've talked with have proclaimed it cured them.  I've only done 6 but have seen lasting improvements. Not out of the woods. Will it cure me? I don't know.  Maybe, maybe not. Don't knock it until you try it though.  And don't believe everything you read trying to debunk liver flushes. It doesn't make soap lol Liver flushing for me showed a direct correlation with increased collagen production/smoothing of the skin for weeks following.

In Topic: Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

03 January 2015 - 12:12 AM

Fun fact, I started supplementing with iodine, and nightblindness went away instantaneously. Skin suddenly gets smoother too.  My thyroid checks out fine but it definitely starts boosting it's functioning.  It's implicaiton with A receptors and A? I have no clue. I take it here and there whenever I have a flare up of symptoms.  Which is rare these days now that i've cut out sugar.  It's candida that's been giving me acute symptoms.

In Topic: Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

01 January 2015 - 05:16 PM

Samantha, do you take probiotics? I would recommend from my own experience and what you are listing to start there.  Gut health has a huge impact on mental health and vice versa. Most of our serotonin is formed in the gut. You want to ensure you have good bacteria to keep your mood positive as a result. Just a thought. But everything else tha thas been listed on here is a good to incorporate too, yoga, healthy diet, reducing stress as much as possible. SLEEP is a major factor in recovery as well. I have hair loss as well.  It subsides when i avoid any and all vitamin A products and foods (i get some natural betacarotene from veggies), avoid gluten, and I minimize/cut out sugar. I used the tea tree oil shampoo and conditioner (it's cheap from traders joe's to keep oil down and it has reduced shedding some). Just some thoughts, do with them what you will! Happy New Year :)