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Dingo Jellybean

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  1. I sincerely doubt just 8000 IU of retinol will cause hair loss. The extra zinc should provide protection against vitamin a toxicity, if you actually have it. Retinol is mostly toxic when it's unbounded, but zinc increases expression of retinol binding protein...binding to vitamin a in a 1:1 ratio. When you have more vitamin a unbound to rbp, you are either vitamin a toxic or zinc deficient or both. I remember reading a case report that despite increasing dosage of zinc in a child with hypervitam
  2. I remember being asked a few months ago as to whether or not Vitamin A or D was doing the trick. Initially I said both. But I'm more inclined towards vitamin D. Vitamin D is the only "vitamin" that's really a hormone. Okay, so Vitamin A is a hormone too (retinoic acid), but it is not nearly as potent as vitamin D. Vitamin D (via calcitriol) is active in picogram quantities. That's 1 trillionith of a gram. 1000 times smaller than a nanogram and 1000000 smaller than a microgram. Plus for many rur
  3. The only problem with disposable cameras is the poor resolution. Remember, my problem was large pores and oily skin, not pimples.
  4. I actually skip days sometimes. But mostly every other day I take 100,000 IU of A and 14,000 IU of D.
  5. I'll be honest. I have suspicions about this "Milk Thistle" guy/girl. S/he only joins for 2 days so far and made only 3 posts...all in this topic. It seems like this person has some ill-intent to criticize this. I mean seriously, emergency room for half a day? Sounds like a hocus-pocus (sp?) scare tactic. 100,000 IU/day? Already sick? Please. I'm 116 lbs. and took 725,000 IU/day and I have HBV. I should've been dead yet I've taken massive amounts of vitamin A and D for 5.5 months now. But a
  6. Like I mentioned earlier, I don't have a digital camera. The only one I have is on my cell phone and it doesn't really show details too clearly. I don't believe dairy promotes acne for most people. Yes there are hormones and such, but even raw milk from pasture has hormones as well. The reason why I promote milk is because it's high in 4 things: calcium, phosphorus, saturated fat, and high quality protein (not to mention cholesterol and other vitamins). These are things that your body ne
  7. I highly doubt it's the vitamin A. I've never had a nauseous feeling in taking vitamin A (and I've taken up to 720,000IU/day). It's easier to take vitamin A with butter since it has lecithin, which acts as an emulsifier. But then again I took a lot of vitamin D as well (up to 70,000 IU/day).
  8. Though I'm not a girl, I understand where the girls are coming from about the makeup. But you'd be surprised at the number of people who do wear makeup. Like at my store where I work, I could say that 9 out of 10 women wear makeup...customers and co-workers. Let's face it, we all want to look attractive (girls and guys). I'm not sure how makeup came about, but once you get started it's hard to quit. But at least girls can cover up their pimples. Guys can't...we have to bare it all (so to speak)
  9. I didn't want to reply to this thread that except that sperm requires a lot of vitamin A and zinc. Actually reproductive success relies on high vitamin A and zinc. I'm sure our ancestors didn't masturbate like crazy.
  10. Thanks for "quoting" my previous post and treating it like your own.
  11. Liver is very high in vitamin A, like one 3oz serving gives about 25000 to 40000 IU. It also depends on the liver of the animal too. But when our ancestors ate, they didn't just eat the muscle meats (high in protein and saturated fat, but not too much else), they ate everything practically. But 200,000 IU/day isn't very realistic. If you eat an entire animal's liver you would pretty much store quite a bit of vitamin A for weeks to months. That's probably over 1 million IU for a few weeks (unt
  12. 20,000 IU of vitamin D/day is really not a megadose since your body makes that much with 20-30 minutes of direct mid-day summer sun exposed to 90% of your body's skin. It just seems high because the RDA (400 IU) is so drastically low. Your body can handle a lot of vitamin A with adequete vitamin D. It should be noted I took 700,000 IU (or 4.9 million IU in a week) per day without ill effects because I took about 80,000 IU of vitamin D. What may seem like megadoses to many are really just norm
  13. More like rolling scars (indented). My scars are mild, and the blade has to touch the scar's surface for it to work obviously (those with deeper scars will probably find this a bit harder). The only technique is to just shave the scarred area until you can feel it burn (not bleed). It should be pink after you're done. Make sure to put some vaseline on overnight. I would use water though, since dry shaving usually leads to more chance of cuts.
  14. It's been about a week and a half now and to be honest, it really works. I haven't even been doing it every day either. I shave for 3 days then stop for 2 days and put vaseline on overnight. I swear it works...you can check my profile, I've been a member for almost 3 years now. The scarring has been improved by about 30%...no kidding. You just have to shave the area until it gets raw and pink. Your skin might look a bit pink for a day or two, but it's not terribly bad at all and it shouldn't b
  15. I'm sure cod liver oil can help, if you take a lot of it...like 10 tablespoons (30 teaspoons). While cod liver oil is the best source of vitamin A and D, gram for gram, it wouldn't help too much if you're deficient in both vitamins. It be enough to maintain, but not enough to help you recover your stores.
  16. I know that it's hard to break "tradition" and that "existing" knowledge says vitamin A is harmful past 10,000 IU/day (via retinol). But at the same time there is existing knowledge that A LOT of vitamin A is useful and even vital. But what a lot is depends on who you ask. The daily dose of vitamin A should be at least 25,000 IU in pre-formed retinol. I don't know everything about every atom, nor do I want to, but I don't like staying dumb. I try to learn as much as I can. Vitamin A and
  17. It's funny, this topic is a very natural approach to acne (and safe if done properly) yet gets so few replies? Seriously, these two vitamins (in sufficient quantities) will CURE your acne. No blackheads, oil, or pimples. I don't want to sound like I'm promoting a product or anything, but there should be more replies than this.
  18. Fasting helped me when I did it. But gosh, it is tough.
  19. http://jn.nutrition.org/cgi/content/abstract/115/7/929 Yeah, you would do more good than harm (if any). 10,000 IU is safe per day...that's how much we make anyways when we're in the sun for a couple of minutes (most of us anyways).
  20. Mostly large pores, really oily skin, whiteheads and blackheads along with cystic pimples. I never had dry skin from the vitamin A though. I think you're exaggerating. Without proper doses of vitamin D, vitamin A becomes toxic. There are studies to back me up on this. 5ug is far too little. I don't think that's a good enough cod liver oil if it contains that little...per teaspoon. 1mg of vitamin D is 40,000 IU. So 200IU (5ug) per teaspoon isn't that much. Most brands will contain
  21. Whole foods sells both palm (they call it shortening, it's in a tub...under the Whole Foods brand "SPECTRUM") and coconut oil. When I make fried rice I'll usually use butter though...it adds a really nice flavor that other fats can't touch.
  22. There was some hoopla a few months ago when I made a thread entitled "vitamn d for acne" or something like that. I posted a small blog written in 1937 on how high doses of vitamin D over a period of months improved or cured acne. I've taken vitamin A since April 1st 2008 and vitamin D April 27th 2008. I've taken both before in the form of cod liver oil (providing about 14000 IU of vit A and 1400 IU of vit D per tablespoon or 14g) but it never really cured my acne...just kept it at bay. My acne
  23. I've shaved it till it was raw...till the point that when the water evaporated I could feel as if my face had been scraped. It basically was pink. Besides, what would I have to lose? It'll heal back anyways.
  24. I remember reading some thread here about shaving to reduce acne scars a week ago, but I can't find it. So I did a google search and came across this: http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=33197 A few members talked about improvement in as little as a week. I'm giving this a try. Because what I noticed is that my chin area is virtually free of acne scars...despite the fact that I've had huge cystic pimples in that area MANY times. It should have scarred, but it didn't and I shave ther
  25. It's after. You could pile the makeup and it wouldn't remove the scars (just take a look at the first picture I posted). I'm interested in what she did.