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sleptember

Member Since 04 Mar 2013
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Know Qi: Familiarity With The Life Force For Full Health And Balance

03 July 2015 - 02:28 AM




At this time, become aware of the energy in the environment and in the body. Everything that you are feeling right now is the feeling of qi. The vibrations on the tongue, the sensations in the feet, the heart, perhaps some anxiety and worries, the feeling of the mind. It is all life energy.



For the most part, many of us live in ignorance of qi and the living energy all around us and within us. Living in this ignorance means we find ourselves resisting the natural life energy. We find ourselves tense, impatient, uncomfortable in the body, and full of dis-ease like acne.



Familiarizing ourselves with qi means we are working together with this natural energy for the health and good of the whole being.



I encourage my fellow acne-warriors to learn more about qi and to work with (and not fight against) the life force. Invite the body to return to a life of balance, invite the mind to a place of healing and cleansing.

If You're Even A Tiny Bit Lactose Intolerant, Don't Play With Dairy

24 April 2014 - 04:08 PM

Sigh. I'm hating myself so much right now.

 

I am slightly lactose intolerant and can handle the occasional dairy. I recently got the idea that adding a little delicious, high quality butter  to my oatmeal wouldn't hurt. I did this for two weeks and now my face is inflamed. I went from clear to having 8 painful nodules on my face. 

 

Lesson learned.

 

Are you lactose intolerant? Ever had a similar experience?


Consistency And Dedication: Update On My Progress (Before, After, And Now Pictures)

09 March 2014 - 08:42 PM

Last year I wrote to y'all about how a gluten and sugar free, paleo diet with mineral supplements changed my skin. A year later I can tell you that's still the case. My skin isn't perfect, but this is the best complexion I've had since I was 12!

 

The only supplement I take now is magnesium because without it my skin becomes fragile, flakey, and I break out easily.

 

I eat lots of leafy greens, meat, and fat. I eat raw or semi-cooked liver twice a month, sometimes oftener. 

 

Horrible skin in 2012
 
February 18 2012
 
Improvement in 2013
 
Week Three
 
 
Keeping it up in 2014
 
March 2014
 
 
Side View:
February 18 2012
March 2014

 

If I can do it, you can too!

 

EDIT: Oh, and I only wash my face like twice a week. In the 2014 pics, I haven't washed my face in like three days. 


Low Sex Drive

30 August 2013 - 02:43 PM

Who else sufferes from a low sex drive?

 

I've found a connection between my chronically poor libido and my skin problems. Will discuss soon, but first I want to see how common low sex drive is among acne sufferers.

 

Please share!