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kokobear

Member Since 31 Dec 2013
Offline Last Active Jan 17 2014 12:48 AM

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In Topic: Heitea Is Leaving Acne.org!

16 January 2014 - 06:48 PM

 

such a shame that after all your research your solution is a bc pill. that's how girls here start their posts "back when on the pill my acne was clear, but now what?"
but i'm glad they're others like wishclean who're trying a more natural and safer alternative. good luck.. to all of us.
i may be violating your last paragraf here lol

 
Agreed. Birth control is dangerous and only marginally effective at treating acne in women and almost certain only temporary. Spironolactone is also very dangerous and can result in organ failure and heart problems in otherwise healthy young women. It is such a foolish decision to compromise your health and life for a purely cosmetic skin disease. Vanity kills.

You are completely wrong on so many levels. Acne goes much deeper than just a "purely cosmetic disease". If she likes her treatment, then so be it. Don't try talking her out of something that works for her. She obviously said that she's done arguing.

 

 

I'm sorry but Spiro is dangerous, when I was on it, it affected my heart rhythm and blood pressure which were entirely normal before. It's better to just treat your acne topically (granted it isn't cystic) you can also opt for lasers which will keep you clear up to 3-6 months.


In Topic: Proactiv's 3Rd Step Is Not A Moisturizer

14 January 2014 - 02:19 AM

LOL You know when I was teenager every time I would get a Proactive kit I would chuck the repairing lotion because I mistook it as a moisturizer which I thought I didn't need . No wonder it never worked at the time. They really need to change the name of their product to "repairing treatment" because most people associate the word "lotion" with moisturizer (body lotion ect.).


In Topic: Acnomel In Canada?

14 January 2014 - 02:13 AM

It's in Walmart in Ontario, I see at all the time. It's cheap like $5.65 but absolutely useless, and I mean completely infective. It couldn't even treat the tiniest most mild pimples I had on my face and it did nothing in terms of prevention of new emerging acne lesions (zits). The smell is horrible I should mention, it's like sulfur mixed in with urine.


In Topic: Nutritional Deficiencies & Depression

14 January 2014 - 01:57 AM

 

I know some of you here think this is BS, but for those receptive to truly understanding how the body functions and what the connection is between deficiencies & neurological imbalances, please take a look at this article as a starting point. I find it interesting in terms of simply explaining the brain & body's chemical balance. It's not a comprehensive study or anything, but a good starting point for some potentially breakthrough research. For what it's worth, I not only went through very severe depression more than once in my life, but I also studied depression from a clinical perspective, only to realize that doctors do not fully understand the different possible mechanisms that can trigger and worsen depressive tendencies.

http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/10-nutritional-deficiences-that-cause-depression.html 

As someone who has greatly improved depression after addressing my vitamin D deficiency, I can verify there is some merit to this approach. It sure beats antidepressants, and contributes to improving your overall health. Whoever wants to undermine my opinion and say I know nothing about depression (you know who you are), don't even bother reading this. All I can say is based on my experience and friends who I offered this advice to, depression can be reduced by addressing significant nutritional deficiencies. Of course, the emotional aspects of depression need to be addressed as well, but physiologically speaking, these deficiencies can make matters worse.

TOP 10 FOODS AND VITAMINS/ MINERALS/ AMINOACIDS  TO NOTICE:

- Sugar intake - obvious one. Limit your intake of junk food as much as possible.

- Omega 3s - I personally don't supplement with omega 3s, I just try to incorporate them into my diet but there are many on this forum who had success with O3 supps.

- Vitamin D ---> this is my top one

- B-vitamins deficiency ---> another one that helped me, particularly inositol (B8) for hormonal balance

- zinc, folate, chromium, and iron -- I would also add selenium to this list.

- iodine deficiency (or, I would add, iodine excess in some cases, both of which can cause/ are caused by thyroid problems)

- amino-acid deficiency

 

It only takes a simple blood test to rule out any kind of nutritional deficiency, most of the time there isn't one in regards to Depression.

 

What are you depressed about?

The blood tests for deficiencies are not simple or conclusive unfortunately. But I did test very low on vitamin D, and during that time I was really depressed about everything and couldn't pull myself out of it. Within about a month of vitamin D supplementation, the depressive thoughts lessened significantly. Also, I discovered I was low on some B vitamins, which helped my overall mood. I'm not saying it's the answer to everyone's problems, but some people who suffer from depression also happen to have deficiencies in these important nutrients.

 

I would say they're conclusive, you're either deficient or you're not. Where are you getting your information?

 

Depression is a mental illness highly related to your emotional coping style, not a nutritional disorder. There is very weak correlation between depression and vitamin deficiencies/diet. What you experienced may just be a coincidence, for the majority of people their depression does not subside with any sort of vitamin supplementation.


In Topic: Heitea Is Leaving Acne.org!

13 January 2014 - 11:58 PM

such a shame that after all your research your solution is a bc pill. that's how girls here start their posts "back when on the pill my acne was clear, but now what?"

but i'm glad they're others like wishclean who're trying a more natural and safer alternative. good luck.. to all of us.

i may be violating your last paragraf here lol

 

Agreed. Birth control is dangerous and only marginally effective at treating acne in women and almost certain only temporary. Spironolactone is also very dangerous and can result in organ failure and heart problems in otherwise healthy young women. It is such a foolish decision to compromise your health and life for a purely cosmetic skin disease. Vanity kills.