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paigems

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Are The Probiotic Benefits In Sprouted Or Sourdough Bread Destroyed In The Cooking Proc...

07 April 2014 - 03:12 PM

I'd like to get more good bacteria into my diet, but I avoid dairy and I don't really like the thought of eating fermented veggies. Would sprouted or sourdough bread have the same benefits?


Cleansing With Soap Nuts?

02 April 2014 - 07:40 PM

Has anyone tried cleansing with soap nuts? They produce surfactants (like sulfates), but they are supposedly less harsh and are not derived from coconut like most surfactants used in cleansers. I just ordered some soap nuts, and I plan to make soap nut liquid and put it a foam pump to use as a face wash. I have realized that pretty much every traditional cleanser clogs me, and so I am hoping this might work better.


Digestive Enzymes

17 March 2014 - 04:37 PM

How do you guys feel about using digestive enzymes? Do you think they can have a negative effect like now allowing your body to produce enough of its own enzymes? Could any foods provide the same function as digestive enzymes? Ever since adding more veggies and fiber to my diet I have terrible bloating, and I'm looking for a solution.


Why Does My Skin Respond So Well To Vitamin C?

17 February 2014 - 04:01 PM

I take 2000 mg of vitamin C and my skin loves it. It becomes much less oily and red. Also, whenever I eat a lot of foods high in vitamin C my skin also improves. Why could this be? Lately I've been thinking it may have something to do with my adrenals. I have almost all of the symptoms of adrenal fatigue and in the past I had high DHEA-S which is an adrenal hormone. Any thoughts? Do any of you guys suspect you might have adrenal fatigue?


How Can I Further Reduce The Oilyness Of My Skin?

19 January 2014 - 01:13 PM

Changing my diet and taking vitamin C supplements has drastically reduced the oilyness of my skin, but it is still more oily than I'd like. Are there any more improvements I can make to my diet?

 

Breakfast: Oatmeal w/ strawberries and a green smoothie (spinach, banana, frozen strawberries)

 

Lunch: Corn, potato, chicken

 

Dinner: Chicken, broccoli, potato, sometimes rice. Sometimes I also make stir fry (chicken, onion, garlic, coconut aminos, spinach, snow peas, asparagus, broccoli)

 

Late night snack: Another bowl of oatmeal with strawberries

 

Snacks throughout the day: Fruit and vegetables (carrots, grapes, apples, sometimes another banana).