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alternativista

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sustakpalternativista

Hi Alternativista, Your signature has the following "supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health)" Can you let us know what supplements you continue to take?
Jan 13 2014 01:21 PM
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    alternativista
    I take the vitacost brand imitation of Nature's way Alive. the dosage is several pills throughout the day. Also a Vitacost magnesium chelate.
    Jan 13 2014 01:41 PM
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    sustakp
    Thanks.

    Jan 13 2014 05:20 PM
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    sustakp
    Alternativista, how many mg of Vitacost's magnesium chelate do you take? also when do you take it?
    Mar 25 2014 04:54 PM
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jordanmarcsullyalternativista

Hi Alternativista, I have tried sending you a PM but your inbox is full. Could you possibly PM me your email address? :)
Oct 11 2013 12:48 PM
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    Thank you. Jordan.
    Oct 11 2013 12:48 PM
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    alternativista
    Sorry. I tried deleting messages, but they don't go a way. They are still there with the word 'deleted' in a red box next to each one. I moderator pm'd me successfully recently asking if i still had a problem. I told them I recieved their message, but no others. And I still see all those deleted messages.
    Jan 13 2014 01:32 PM
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sustakpalternativista

Hi Alternativista, I see in your signature that you did take some B complex at one point of time. Can you let me know which one? Also what is your take on taking Royal jelly or bee pollen for B vitamins? I am posting here as your msg system seems turned off. Thanks Sucheta
Sep 11 2013 10:38 AM
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    I took natures eat stress formula which had a b complex, zinc & c. Ordinary drug store brand.

    And the closer to whole food your nutrients are, the better. There's also brewers yeast.
    Sep 11 2013 01:42 PM
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    Thanks. I agree the closr to whole foods nutrients the better so I am planning to try bee pollen or royal jelly. I read reactions to citrus are due to a lack in pantothenic acid Vit B5. I read pantothenic acid gets depleted very easily with slight amount of stress. My work can get stressful at times and as I live with an extended family, my inlaws live with us for 6months I must say my stress levels are not exactly ideal.. But I have introduced yoga and meditation in my lifestyle, which helps...
    Sep 11 2013 03:20 PM
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aanabillalternativista

do you have your message system turned off?
Sep 09 2013 11:51 AM
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    Not that I know of, but I'll check it out. I'd wondered why i wasn't getting PMs.
    Sep 09 2013 08:31 PM
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    it's either your settings or you might have reached the maximum message storage level(i suppose!)
    Sep 09 2013 11:54 PM
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    Yeah. The box is full. But I deleted tons of messages & its still full. They still appear with the other messages, but with a big red box with the word 'deleted' I don't know what more needs to be done to get them purged. Log out maybe?
    Sep 10 2013 07:00 AM
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Existeralternativista

Question about Vitamin C, re: your citrus intolerance Hi, I made a post here that I would love to get your feedback on. Thank you! http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/254626-how-ya-feelin-about-your-acne-today/?p=3363121
Jul 01 2013 02:28 PM
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whoartthou1alternativista

hey alternativista, which seafood do you consume and how often? Do you consume sardines? If so which brand?
Jun 24 2013 03:49 PM
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aanabillalternativista

hi! my dermatologist had prescribed me zevit capsules which has vit b complex + vit c and zinc suphate. (i could add exact measures if needed) for 6 weeks. after 6 weeks,i'd continued it for 10 more days. i was wondering if i should continue taking it? if yes,then for how long? do u have any idea why just 6 weeks? someone told me that vit capsules shouldn't be taken for too long...but i've never read anything like that on acne.org. am not sure..a lil' confused actually...
Apr 25 2013 01:01 PM
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    aanabill
    they seem to help after all.
    i was clear without any active zit or acne(excpt for few tiny whiteheads ) but i suddenly broke out after using lemon juice on my face.
    ((i've added a word of caution for my frnds here.http://www.acne.org/messageboard/blog/6942/entry-26228-from-lemon-for-acnepih-words-of-cautionplease-note/))
    what do u think?

    Apr 25 2013 01:02 PM
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    Yes. It sounds like a good dermatologist. What country are you in? It took a B-complex with Zinc and C before I tried diet changes. I think it did a lot of good. I believe it made my skin a lot less oily and I rarely had any inflamed acne on my face.
    Apr 25 2013 01:12 PM
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FaceValuesalternativista

I think it's so great you started a blog. :) All that knowledge on your own medium is really good to see.
Jul 18 2012 04:50 PM
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    Thanks. I need to keep it up and promote it. But it's so much easier to post here. Posts don't need to be so perfect or complete.
    Jul 19 2012 09:49 AM
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    It's also not about the knowledge. I don't really know that stuff. I just found it and wrote it down. But it's a lot of time wasted when I should have been doing other things. It would be nice if I could make a living at it. I wish they'd let me put a link in my signature. Since that would be a link in every single post I'd ever made, that would make it rank high in google searches. Oh well.
    Jul 19 2012 10:03 AM
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    There's a new post in my blog. This time about sleep and the many ways it affects acne. And how to improve yours.
    http://dietforclearskin.blogspot.com/ and http://dietforclearskin.blogspot.com/2013/01/make-your-new-years-resolution-to-take.html
    Jan 01 2013 06:25 PM
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alternativista

I ate one of those Dove chocolates with the quote or fortune inside the wrapper today. It said I should charge for all my good advice.
Feb 18 2012 04:00 PM
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    THE CHOCOLATE SPEAKS THE TRUTH!

    Haha but seriously, your work has been invaluable to my health, I can't believe a year ago I was dealing with things like CFS (since 14 or so?), insomnia, acne, pain everywhere basically, and now I'm pretty much in charge of my health!
    May 21 2012 09:31 PM
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    your advice is solid and very good.
    Dec 04 2012 09:26 AM
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blackblakealternativista

Hey, I recently started to eat sweet potatoes. I used to think they looked terrible, but after i saw how healthy they were, i decided to try it out. I love em now. I could seriously live on these things. But anyway, my question is, Do you recommend eating it with or without the potato skin? I do sometimes enjoy eating the skin, like if i microwave it or something.
Feb 16 2012 12:05 PM
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    Also, are eggs ok for acne? Some people seem to say to avoid them at all cost, but i really don't understand why. They arent inflammitory, there low GI, and they have no carbs
    Feb 20 2012 08:17 PM
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    Most nutrients are in or just under the skin, on the other hand, so are most pesticides.

    Provided you aren't intolerant to them, eggs from free roaming and/or flax fed chickens (ideally both) are good.
    Feb 21 2012 05:01 PM
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    Thanks!
    Feb 21 2012 05:36 PM