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Sleeping Patterns

Lots of people argue that WHEN you go to bed and wake up (not how much sleep you get) doesn't have a lot to do with your skin. I came across a poll made by another member in the forums and I found it interesting that only a small number of people go to bed from 9-11 PM. What's even more interesting is that I've known a lot of people who go to sleep at around 10 PM and wake up around 6 AM every single day, and they have PERFECT skin. As in, they could eat french fries for life and wash the




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Coconut Oil And Probiotics

I've started upping my intake of coconut oil (ie. eating it off the spoon). I'm not complaining because it tastes scrumptious to me! I heard that it's good for getting rid of bad bacteria and yeast in your body. I've read mixed opinions online as to whether it only kills bad things or both good and bad, so I'm taking a multi-strain probiotic just in case. The main reason I'm dong this is to see if my skin would benefit from helping my digestive system after I was bad with antibiotics. I h

Balancing Hormones Naturally

My naturopath gave me a tincture with vitex, red clover, dandelion, and crampbark a couple of months ago because she suspects I have an estrogen/progesterone imbalance, which may or may not be affecting my skin. This is because I get irritability and extra painful cramps before and during my period, and the presence of several fibroadenomas in my breast. I'm also cycling four types of seeds because apparently certain seeds regulate your hormones differently throughout your cycle, which I




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Dietary Changes

I've been eating an anti-inflammatory diet for over a month now. This means no gluten, soy, peanuts, dairy, red meat, eggs, citrus (excluding lemons), corn, tomatoes, sugar, bananas, strawberries, and peppers. Definitely no refined foods. I've also been formally tested for sensitivities, and only dairy, sugar, pork, beef, and random things like MSG and grapes came up. These have been cut out of my diet for even longer. At first I thought my skin was improving, especially my chin, but
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