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alternativista

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#3452539 I Have Just Started A Predominantly Low Gi Diet And Simple Topical Treatment...

Posted by alternativista on 18 September 2014 - 08:43 AM

Hi Alternativista,
 
how does weather affect acne?


Hi, thanks for response, fallen off the low GI diet quite considerably, I find it very hard to stick to things for a decent amount of time. My skin isn't too crazy at the moe, I think stress, anxiety, hormones has a huge role to play in acne also weather changes,  

 
 
Just keep finding good things to eat. Eventually you will replace the junk.  And yes, weather and stress can affect.  
Hi
 
how does weather affect acne?

Humidity tends to make skin oilier.  And there tends to be a reduction in ceramides in winter which weakens skin making it more sensitive.  There are probably others.  And seasons I.e. Less vitamin d production in winter.


#3452437 No-Shampoo Methods & Benefits

Posted by alternativista on 17 September 2014 - 03:53 PM

I have a bag of hibiscus powder that I don't know what to do with, but it appears it works as a hair cleanser by itself (I'm bleached blonder, however, and would end up stained.) *URL Removed, see board rules; http://www.acne.org/board-rules.html Acne.org Moderator Team*
p.s. if anyone has suggestions what else I can do with it, PM me

 

Use it to make blush & tinted lip balm.  Beautiful color!   I don't know that it would stain your hair.  I tried to use hibiscus tea to dye some cloth but it washed right out.  I even tried to help set the stain it with a hot iron. 




#3452399 The Beginning Of A Caveman Life

Posted by alternativista on 17 September 2014 - 10:16 AM

I haven't used any kind of soap or cleanser for years.  They interfere with skin function which includes sebum composition (the difference between sebum that does what it should and makes skin glow and sebum that's sticky, looks greasy and clogs pores)  Not to mention production of retinoids and vitamin D which are both involved in normal cell turnover and exfoliation, which is at the root of acne formation.  And ceramides & other substances that make the epidermal barrier strong and thus less prone to irritation & infection.  Also normal sebum inhibits DHT production. 

 

However, most of this so-called caveman regimen is nonsense.  Such as dead skin masks and avoiding water.  You might want to avoid chlorinated water though as chlorine weakens the epidermal barrier.  

 

Personally, I cleanse my face by wiping with a damp cloth.  And oil cleanse when I have makeup to remove. 

 

More info on skin function:  http://www.acne.org/...p-impairing-it/




#3452395 Can Anyone Suggest Supplements For Extreme Anxiety And Insomnia

Posted by alternativista on 17 September 2014 - 10:01 AM

Do as much as you can each day outside in nature. talk a walk among trees or work in a garden in contact with soil.

 

Limit artificial light at night, especially blue spectrum as in LED displays, then go to bed by 10 or 11.  Get apps for PC & tablets that shift the spectrum towards the red end around sunset  You can get amber safety glasses for TV. 

 

There are apps with sounds that stimulate brainwaves for sleep. Like one called Relax Music for iPad/Iphone. 

 

Get your omega 3 EFAs and keep blood sugar stable.  

 

Tea (green or black) in the morning to boost GABA) and chamomile (or sleepytime blends) at night.  

 

Also take a magnesium supplement in the evening.  (chelate or citrate, not oxide)

 

Do things that boost feel good neurotransmitters such as laughter, hugs, dance, etc. 

 

Increase adaptogenic herbs/ spices: Ginsing, licorice root. 

 

Breathe deeply inhaling through the nose to increase nitric oxide in the blood and lower blood pressure. 

 

More:  http://www.acne.org/...-2#entry2679680




#3452387 What Is The Best Linoleic Acid Source For Topical Use (Natural Or Product)

Posted by alternativista on 17 September 2014 - 08:58 AM

Safflower oil.  But PUFAs are prone to rancidity. Be sure to get a good, fresh one. And store in fridge. I buy Napa Valley Organics at Whole foods. Put a small amount in a dark bottle for daily use and put the rest in the fridge.  Apply a few drops to wet skin or with we fingers to make it easier to apply lightly.  




#3451486 The Last Hunter/gathers On Earth Have Acne?

Posted by alternativista on 10 September 2014 - 03:05 PM

^Sigh.  I'm not going to bother.




#3451272 The Last Hunter/gathers On Earth Have Acne?

Posted by alternativista on 09 September 2014 - 11:01 AM

Kind of looked like foliculitus.




#3449104 Help Me

Posted by alternativista on 26 August 2014 - 01:02 PM

Well, start by quitting the soft drinks and any other sugary drink..  Today. Most juices are high sugar btw.

 

Water is not horrible. But you can make teas, add a squeeze of lemon, mint sprigs, basil, cucumber slices, ginger, etc. 




#3449097 Organic "green" Diet And Cystic Acne

Posted by alternativista on 26 August 2014 - 12:05 PM

Few doctors know anything about nutrition and have an idiotic belief it has little impact.  Think about it a moment.  How can you possibly believe what and how you eat doesn't affect everything happening in your body? 

 

Anyway, there have been numerous researchers and numerous studies demonstrating the many ways diet and specific nutrients affect the mechanisms involved in acne formation. Including researchers testing specific diets on acne sufferers finding that the diet did improve acne.

 

Thanks, yes, I am going through trial and error I guess... There are so many conflicting views and studies with conflicting conclusions out there... Maybe they're all right and it's just that everybody is different and has different sensitivities. I really don't know anymore... sad.png But I do believe that diet and lifestyle has some connection because there seem to be a lot more acne sufferers than there were in the past. I don't know, maybe I just didn't notice it but it seems to be the case. Even in rural Japan, I mean, it seems to be a lot more common now than I would have thought (for people to have acne).

 

Every one is different and do have different sensitivities.  But no, they are not all right. Anyone who thinks what you do to yourself, especially diet, has no impact on everything to do with your health is wrong. 




#3448657 Am I Even On The Right Track With My Diet?

Posted by alternativista on 23 August 2014 - 04:29 PM

I am unable to go on birth control pills, due to the fact that they make me sick, as well as I don't want to be taking false hormones to get rid of the problem temporarily...  I am keeping a fairly wholesome diet, and I am trying to stay away from high yeast foods and I drink homemade smoothies a lot (just fruit and vegetables, sometimes a scoop of peanut butter or splash of unsweetened almond milk when i want to mix things up)  But is that all I can really do?  I certainly have felt better during this food diet, but my skin hasn't improved much...more it has stabilized...


As natural as possible circadian cycle with good sleep, exercise and stress management are equally important.


#3448138 Fluoroderma

Posted by alternativista on 20 August 2014 - 01:15 PM

Things to consider for those that don't get better with healthy diet (low glycemic/nutrient dense/whole) and lifestyle.

 

Acne or acne -like breakouts caused by Flouride.  http://www.cellulite.../fluoride-acne, http://www.skin-evolutions.co.uk/fluoroderma-could-flouride-be-causing-your-acne/,  http://www.ncbi.nlm....v/pubmed/507887

 

Also, halogenoderma - caused by halogens of which flouride is one. Also iodine & bromide.  Bromides are additives in many processed foods and beverages and are detrimental to your health.  Just another of many reasons you want to eat real food.

 

 

Demodex mites could be another.




#3448133 Story About Acne And Truth Of Overdose Of Vitamins

Posted by alternativista on 20 August 2014 - 01:04 PM

well k then but then what iyo is that what we should be focusing on exactly? externaly. like the main thing would be?

 

hyperkeratinization and chronic inflammation.




#3447968 Organic "green" Diet And Cystic Acne

Posted by alternativista on 19 August 2014 - 02:00 PM

Few doctors know anything about nutrition and have an idiotic belief it has little impact.  Think about it a moment.  How can you possibly believe what and how you eat doesn't affect everything happening in your body? 

 

Anyway, there have been numerous researchers and numerous studies demonstrating the many ways diet and specific nutrients affect the mechanisms involved in acne formation. Including researchers testing specific diets on acne sufferers finding that the diet did improve acne.




#3447965 Story About Acne And Truth Of Overdose Of Vitamins

Posted by alternativista on 19 August 2014 - 01:53 PM

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can u tell, how do u know this? specifically that its exactly a bacteria that becomes resistant n stronger? 

 

also idk y wouldnt they get resistant to good diet adjustments just as well?

 

we just have to destroy the bacteria to the point it cant revive anymore then? wht if ur hormones n else r still messed up?

 

where exactly does acne bacteria gets generated from anyway?

 

bacteria that survive antibiotics and your other attempts to kill them do become stronger. And they can make other microbes stronger as well. 

 

However, the bit about probiotics is nonsense. Your body is filled with bacteria and other microbes many of which play vital and even protective roles in how your body functions. We evolved with them and they belong there. Stop trying to kill them.  Bacteria is not where you want to focus your efforts in managing acne.  Internally and externally.




#3447812 Amount To Be Consider Overdose For Vit A And D3

Posted by alternativista on 18 August 2014 - 10:51 AM

That is definitely not too much vitamin D.

 

  I think that's more vitamin A than you should take for very long. I wouldn't do more than about 3,000-4,000 IU daily.  Be sure to include  organ meats, salmon, eggs, cod liver oil, butter, etc in your calculation of how much you are consuming. Hopefully you aren't eating a lot of foritified foods which pretty much = processed foods. If you are, improve your diet.