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In Topic: Acne Free When In Europe, But Not In Us

18 August 2014 - 07:23 AM

Could be food or water, could just be stress. The US doesn't much care for regulation so I wouldn't be surprised if it's just a chemical combination overload like we see with colony collapse disorder

In Topic: Overdosing On Vitamin A, Good Idea Or Nah

18 August 2014 - 07:15 AM

The rate limiting step is the enzyme that converts vitamin A into its derivatives. Overdosing on A will simply allow the vitamin to accumulate in your tissues and possibly lead to some unwanted side effects. Accutane gets around the enzyme issue by being a downstream non rate-limiting metabolite.

There is no such thing as accutane without the side effects.

In Topic: Leaky Gut And Candida - Wish I Never Went On Antibiotics

09 August 2014 - 11:02 AM

Whatever you do, it will take time. One thing you could try is colostrum. Get the good stuff that's processed at low heat - I would recommend the brand Immune Tree, and get the powder, not the capsules. Don't heat it; an easy way to take it would be to put it in a smoothie. Colostrum has immunomodulatory and cell proliferative effects that could temporarily (and possibly permanently) fix your immune issues. I wouldn't expect any results before 2 weeks. Also, you might get a couple spots here and there because it contains growth factors that could aggravate acne in the short term (these same growth factors are responsible for the increased cell proliferation that heals your GI tract, so it's a temporary tradeoff).


Once you see results from the colostrum, you could try to rebuild tolerance for foods you are sensitive to. Eat a little bit of the sensitive food in question every day with your colostrum, and increase the amount of of the sensitive food by a little bit every couple of days until you are able to eat normally again without any side effects. Then, wean yourself off the colostrum while continuing to eat the sensitive foods. If the symptoms come back, go back onto the colostrum. The longer you're on it, the more benefit you will have.


Of course, this isn't guaranteed to work. But maybe it will; it has for others. I would of course also recommend avoiding wheat, soy, legumes, unfermented dairy, and added sugars at the same time and sticking to a paleo-esque whole foods diet. The probiotics will also probably help.

In Topic: Anyone Else Get Raised Itchy Spots After Eating A Significant (> 60G) Amo...

08 August 2014 - 03:51 PM

I have this reaction to certain carbs, but not to things like honey. Allergy tests don't rule out food sensitivity, which I would still say is the most likely culprit.

In Topic: Traditional chinese medicine may have a few tricks to teach americans

04 August 2014 - 03:53 PM

Quite a biased source, but worth a try for the desperate.