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kokobear

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  1. Agreed. Birth control is dangerous and only marginally effective at treating acne in women and almost certain only temporary. Spironolactone is also very dangerous and can result in organ failure and heart problems in otherwise healthy young women. It is such a foolish decision to compromise your health and life for a purely cosmetic skin disease. Vanity kills. You are completely wrong on so many levels. Acne goes much deeper than just a "purely cosmetic disease". If she likes her treatment, t
  2. LOL You know when I was teenager every time I would get a Proactive kit I would chuck the repairing lotion because I mistook it as a moisturizer which I thought I didn't need . No wonder it never worked at the time. They really need to change the name of their product to "repairing treatment" because most people associate the word "lotion" with moisturizer (body lotion ect.).
  3. It's in Walmart in Ontario, I see at all the time. It's cheap like $5.65 but absolutely useless, and I mean completely infective. It couldn't even treat the tiniest most mild pimples I had on my face and it did nothing in terms of prevention of new emerging acne lesions (zits). The smell is horrible I should mention, it's like sulfur mixed in with urine.
  4. It only takes a simple blood test to rule out any kind of nutritional deficiency, most of the time there isn't one in regards to Depression. What are you depressed about? The blood tests for deficiencies are not simple or conclusive unfortunately. But I did test very low on vitamin D, and during that time I was really depressed about everything and couldn't pull myself out of it. Within about a month of vitamin D supplementation, the depressive thoughts lessened significantly. Also, I discove
  5. Agreed. Birth control is dangerous and only marginally effective at treating acne in women and almost certain only temporary. Spironolactone is also very dangerous and can result in organ failure and heart problems in otherwise healthy young women. It is such a foolish decision to compromise your health and life for a purely cosmetic skin disease. Vanity kills.
  6. It only takes a simple blood test to rule out any kind of nutritional deficiency, most of the time there isn't one in regards to Depression. What are you depressed about?
  7. You've nailed it square on the head. As a long time sufferer of cystic acne myself, the holy grail that finally cured the disease was H2O. I now wash my face with ONLY water and drink (and drink more) water. Yes, I do get a breakout from time to time but it doesn't flare up as it used to. I just now need to deal with these scars! I hate to tell you this but having oily skin that's acne prone actually speeds up the aging process as inflammatory acne destroys collagen which leads to wrinkles p
  8. no. most people with cystic acne do not have a hormonal imbalance, they have hormones within the normal range with an increased sensitivity to androgens and overactive oil glands. A hormonal imbalance does not just exist on it's own or arise spontaneously, it is usually an inborn disease and very uncommon amongst the general population. You'd be surprised how serious the symptoms of a true hormonal disorder actually are, it can literally be fatal. All acne is genetic and created by androgen
  9. Meh, I took the allergy tests and I was only sensitive to grains and legumes. Every kind of meat was fine. I know n=1, but I find your findings dubious. And please do enlighten me about the causes of high cholesterol; also let me know how you think cholesterol leads to heart disease, because cholesterol itself is not dangerous, something must happen to it first. Someone I am related to who is doing the paleo diet recently got their blood tested, and their total cholesterol levels were high - wit
  10. Meh, I took the allergy tests and I was only sensitive to grains and legumes. Every kind of meat was fine. I know n=1, but I find your findings dubious. And please do enlighten me about the causes of high cholesterol; also let me know how you think cholesterol leads to heart disease, because cholesterol itself is not dangerous, something must happen to it first. Someone I am related to who is doing the paleo diet recently got their blood tested, and their total cholesterol levels were high - wit
  11. Meh, I took the allergy tests and I was only sensitive to grains and legumes. Every kind of meat was fine. I know n=1, but I find your findings dubious. And please do enlighten me about the causes of high cholesterol; also let me know how you think cholesterol leads to heart disease, because cholesterol itself is not dangerous, something must happen to it first. Someone I am related to who is doing the paleo diet recently got their blood tested, and their total cholesterol levels were high - wit
  12. 90% of cancers are caused by environmental factors, while 10% are genetic (at most; some numbers are as low as 5%). Of the 90% caused by environmental factors, a third are due to diet. Here's a peer-reviewed paper from 2008 (on ncbi) just so you know I'm not pulling these numbers out of the air: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2515569/ As an aside, age is often cited as a factor in the cause of cancer, but this isn't true. The effects of diet/smoking/etc add up over time, and so
  13. Chemicals do cause cancer. Why does something have to 'breathe' in order to cause cancer, in your mind? Everything just boils down to biochemistry at some point. You can do mutagenesis assays to change DNA in a petri dish of cells without any immune system involvement. Take a bunch of skin cells, add your carcinogen, and voila, the normal epithelial cells transform into cancerous cells. I've worked in a lab that researched breast cancer, epigenetics, and the impact of diet on epigenetics. I hav
  14. Maybe. Because the issue isn't necessarily the genes. Turns out after all the mapping was done, we don't have that many genes. It's the enzymes. And they are switched on and off by what you do to yourself or by what your parents did and then are passed down to you. In the study involving epigenetics & diabetes prone people, they found it took a few generations for the switch back to 'normal.' Here's the thread: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/298123-genes-involved-in-acne/ What
  15. Maybe. Because the issue isn't necessarily the genes. Turns out after all the mapping was done, we don't have that many genes. It's the enzymes. And they are switched on and off by what you do to yourself or by what your parents did and then are passed down to you. In the study involving epigenetics & diabetes prone people, they found it took a few generations for the switch back to 'normal.' Here's the thread: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/298123-genes-involved-in-acne/ What
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