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Hey,

I went out today and bought a bottle of pure virgin coconut oil and a bottle of oregano oil capsules ($70.00 Canadian!!!!). THe lady at the health food store recommended that I see a holistic doctor, becuase I have bad acne and endometriosis. Has anyone else seen a holistic doctor before? The lady also said that Vitimin E supplements could be helpful, but im already taking Evening Primrose Oil with added Vitimin E capsules. Any feedback would be great :D

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holistic = whole person... heal your acne by healing the whole body. one problem with the body could offset it and create other problems. this is one way of looking at it. if you want go to a holistic doctor for your overall health. if they do their job, you should start feeling better. but that's no guarentee that your acne will go away. it is true that many people have healed acne by, just treating the acne... but im realizing in my quest for clear skin that there are many other "inner" wounds and deficiencies abound. go holistic for life not just for clear skin, it's a way of devotion.

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I would definitely agree with the lady at the health food store. Not that coconut oil and oil of oregano are bad, but I'm assuming you bought those because you think you have candida? A naturopath could help you determine if you have it FOR SURE...why treat something if you don't have it? Plus, a naturopath can possibly help you treat the endo--which may very well be the cause of the acne. A good friend of mine has endometriosis.... she told me that they have done studies in Europe where 70-80% of women with the disease have seen improvements by eliminating wheat. That's pretty significant! I'd be willing to bet your dr hasn't mentioned that to you. Good luck to you.

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I would definitely agree with the lady at the health food store. Not that coconut oil and oil of oregano are bad, but I'm assuming you bought those because you think you have candida? A naturopath could help you determine if you have it FOR SURE...why treat something if you don't have it? Plus, a naturopath can possibly help you treat the endo--which may very well be the cause of the acne. A good friend of mine has endometriosis.... she told me that they have done studies in Europe where 70-80% of women with the disease have seen improvements by eliminating wheat. That's pretty significant! I'd be willing to bet your dr hasn't mentioned that to you. Good luck to you.

Yeah, im having doctor issues right now. My GP is on sick leave and im waiting for my specialist to come back from Mat. leave so im kinda self-diagnosing at the moment. Im suspcious that I might have candida...The only thing is that the naturopath costs $170 for the first appointment, and $70 for every appointment afterwards. I don't have the money for it yet. I actually had never heard about the wheat thing...might be something to look into. THANKS! :surprised:

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I understand... I do the self-diagnosing thing myself, since drs are so expensive. I finally gave in and am seeing a naturopath because I got tired of guessing, and thought maybe she could help me find some answers. Plus, I figured I was spending unnecessary $ on herbs/supplements that I might not even need. Turns out I was doing things I should be doing!...so, really, you do know your body better than anyone else, esp. if you pay attention and get lots of information. Good luck!

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holistic = whole person... heal your acne by healing the whole body. one problem with the body could offset it and create other problems. this is one way of looking at it. if you want go to a holistic doctor for your overall health. if they do their job, you should start feeling better. but that's no guarentee that your acne will go away. it is true that many people have healed acne by, just treating the acne... but im realizing in my quest for clear skin that there are many other "inner" wounds and deficiencies abound. go holistic for life not just for clear skin, it's a way of devotion.

Finally a wonderful post I can't bash.

Many props to you.

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I'm kinda hoping that common sense can guide my through. I MIGHT have Candida..so the oregano and coconut oils can help that. At the same time, they are both very healthy for various reasons, so i figure it can't hurt. I'm trying to eat more healthy food, and all that. Also, I'm trying to be careful of the chemicals around me. Apparently Dioxin can make endo worse (or even cause it), and it makes sense cause its a bad chemical. So if i can get my overall health improved, the acne might go away, the scars MIGHT fade (they are so ugly! I have posts in other forums on this site if you want to see for youself), and the endometriosis might stop ruining my life...that would be nice :wub: Anyone have tips on improving overall health? Any yummy vegetable dishes? I'm open to ideas :D

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i have lived solely off of fried brown rice with tofu egg and like frozen vegetables. i find you can throw practically anything in a good fried rice and it is great.

buy organic if you can afford it. is there a Trader Joe's near you? I think it's just in the North East US, they have lots of goodies.

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i have lived solely off of fried brown rice with tofu egg and like frozen vegetables. i find you can throw practically anything in a good fried rice and it is great.

buy organic if you can afford it. is there a Trader Joe's near you? I think it's just in the North East US, they have lots of goodies.

I've never heard of Trader Joe's...but that's prolly cause i'm in Canada. I've never had fried brown rice, just the white kind. Are white bread and white rice really that bad for you?

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i think brown rice tastes muchhhh better. word of mouth is that white rice is husked differently (not bad for you, just not AS good) and stripped of it's bran covering. when you remove the bran you miss out on the fiber, some nutrients (magnesium, manganese, zinc- good for acne), but mainly it will have a lower glycemic index number so it is a longer lasting carbohydrate and won't give you a sugar crash. long lasting energy. i think the flavor is taken out of it when the bran is removed... does anyone know if this is the same with white bread I'm not sure but I think it's bleached white?

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i think brown rice tastes muchhhh better. word of mouth is that white rice is husked differently (not bad for you, just not AS good) and stripped of it's bran covering. when you remove the bran you miss out on the fiber, some nutrients (magnesium, manganese, zinc- good for acne), but mainly it will have a lower glycemic index number so it is a longer lasting carbohydrate and won't give you a sugar crash. long lasting energy. i think the flavor is taken out of it when the bran is removed... does anyone know if this is the same with white bread I'm not sure but I think it's bleached white?

ohh i see. yeah i think white bread is bleached, i dont know what that means, but ive heard it before.

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Here's how I generally eat my veggies:

1) stir-fried in coconut oil and tamari (soy sauce), maybe with some tofu or tempeh, and you can eat them over some grains - brown rice, quinoa, etc.

2) steamed, then dressed with olive oil, apple cider vinegar, sea salt, and nutritional yeast, maybe some green onions and/or parsley. This is delish and easy! You can add some cooked garbanzo beans and make a whole meal out of it.

3) salad - mixed greens, chopped cabbage, grated carrot or beet. Again, dress with olive oil, ACV and nutritional yeast. Can add avocado, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seed, olives, etc.

If you do 2 of these a day, you'll be getting your veggies and it will deter you from eating other crap.

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Here's how I generally eat my veggies:

1) stir-fried in coconut oil and tamari (soy sauce), maybe with some tofu or tempeh, and you can eat them over some grains - brown rice, quinoa, etc.

2) steamed, then dressed with olive oil, apple cider vinegar, sea salt, and nutritional yeast, maybe some green onions and/or parsley. This is delish and easy! You can add some cooked garbanzo beans and make a whole meal out of it.

3) salad - mixed greens, chopped cabbage, grated carrot or beet. Again, dress with olive oil, ACV and nutritional yeast. Can add avocado, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seed, olives, etc.

If you do 2 of these a day, you'll be getting your veggies and it will deter you from eating other crap.

mmm sounds sooo good! I broke down today and scarfed down a box of chocolate...Lindt chocolate no less (FAT!). I wonder how many glasses of lemon water ill have to drink to clear the junk food out...It's hard to go from really unhealthy eating to healthy eating. I still crave the sugar!!! :doh:

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Here's how I generally eat my veggies:

1) stir-fried in coconut oil and tamari (soy sauce), maybe with some tofu or tempeh, and you can eat them over some grains - brown rice, quinoa, etc.

2) steamed, then dressed with olive oil, apple cider vinegar, sea salt, and nutritional yeast, maybe some green onions and/or parsley. This is delish and easy! You can add some cooked garbanzo beans and make a whole meal out of it.

3) salad - mixed greens, chopped cabbage, grated carrot or beet. Again, dress with olive oil, ACV and nutritional yeast. Can add avocado, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seed, olives, etc.

If you do 2 of these a day, you'll be getting your veggies and it will deter you from eating other crap.

mmm sounds sooo good! I broke down today and scarfed down a box of chocolate...Lindt chocolate no less (FAT!). I wonder how many glasses of lemon water ill have to drink to clear the junk food out...It's hard to go from really unhealthy eating to healthy eating. I still crave the sugar!!! :doh:

omg! that totally sounds like me too...I'll be doing so good, eating well, exercising and then...ugh, I inhaled a bag of chocolates! It's classic! lol

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omg! that totally sounds like me too...I'll be doing so good, eating well, exercising and then...ugh, I inhaled a bag of chocolates! It's classic! lol

Happens to everyone. The important thing is that you climb right back on the wagon! Also, I've found it helps to keep some things around that are sweet, like prunes or dates, to eat when I feel like something sweet. Brazil nuts for when I want something fatty.

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