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*`*~ABG Fairy~*`*

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  1. It's frustrating to try different things and not get results--I remember! Salicylic acid is great stuff! With diet, it sounds like you're doing great by just gradually switching over to healthier items, like adding in the whole grains. Leafy greens are the most important skin food to get in. Even if you don't change your diet much, if you can just add in one green smoothie a day (link in my signature below explains), you might start to notice changes, because this will add major nutritio
  2. That is a remarkable difference! You are so sweet to share these. I am really glad this product is helping you so much! I think it's a really well formulated product, and the niacinamide in it is a key factor I think. I just read your post above this one. Have you tried much in the way of diet? It's such a huge factor! You might check out my signature for some of the basics in skincare and diet for treating acne. I hope you continue to improve!
  3. This is an old thread, but it's the only one I found on Vitamin E. I wanted to add something about taking vitamin E internally. I learned today from my very smart chiropractor that food based vitamin E, like Cataplex E by Standard Process, can clear up acne if it's "hormone" based...wanted to throw this out there.
  4. firenature, I love that you're enjoying your smoothies so much!! That's awesome!! I have heard that the longer you blend them (exposing the nutrients to air), the more nutrients they lose, and they do lose some nutrition while stored. However, when I first started out, I made mine every other day and would store a day's worth in the fridge. I still got great results doing it this way, so I'm guessing the majority of nutrients are still retained a day later. If this method works best for yo
  5. The cultural arts are so important! Art and music develop so many much needed skills and are a great stress reliever, which of course promotes overall health. The movie, "Music of the Heart," has helped bring awareness to this, but I wish more was being done. Alternativista, what a great project you are working on, and they sure are lucky to have your help. Have you heard of Urban Acres in Dallas, Texas? www.urbanacresmarket.com. They have recently created their own farmstead right in
  6. Zavvi, I look forward to hearing about it!! I hope you have great results!
  7. Zavvi, Sorry for this very late reply! I mostly do blending rather than juicing (though I should do more juicing!). I haven't seen any scars just disappear on myself but in regards to the video, I have heard stories of people who have had scars disappear after changing their diets. I think there is a lot to the alkalinity argument.
  8. Well, I think we should do our best to take care of ourselves but try to not stress too much over what we can't control, and there's a lot we can't control unfortunately! Ha! The human body is a mystery, and sometimes it takes a lot of trial and error to find solutions. You are trying really hard right now. In the meantime, feel good about who you are and maybe you not looking perfect makes those around you feel more comfortable? That's never a bad thing. We all have pride and want to loo
  9. LuckyDory, What an inspirational testimony! I'm so happy you are making such fast and wonderful improvements not only in your skin but in your overall health! Thank you so much for sharing this and best wishes on your new journey of health!
  10. Zavvi, There have been some who have said green smoothies have helped fade old acne scars, and because juice would have an even higher concentration of nutrients, it could certainly help as well. I would consider topicals as well. You might look into retinols, BHAs and Vitamin C to help. And be sure to wear sunscreen as well--I prefer tinted mineral sunscreens. Paula Begoun has a scar-reducing serum out now that you might also want to check out. Here's an article on reducing red mar
  11. Alex, Great points and thank you for addressing these for others to see. For many, the smoothies alone will greatly help without needing to be so strict about them, but you are right in that a low-glycemic smoothie is often a better choice, and your smoothie sounds like a very safe choice. The first post goes into more detail about low-glycemic foods as well as specific food allergies/aggravations, and other issues that some many run into and will need to dig a little deeper to find what work
  12. Mudfootball, The family outings can be hard, and I'm sorry this has been an issue for you. If they happen all the time, you may consider bringing your own healthy snacks and desserts to share with the family so you can mostly eat what you bring but can still eat a little of theirs as well. Sometimes I'll eat before I got to a function and then just "graze" a little on the foods. Unfortunately, when many people begin to eat more healthfully, family conflict is an unavoidable result, but eventu
  13. ^ Great advice Tim! I do believe diet has an effect on all things health related though--what we eat is so important, and diet trumps genetic tendencies. There are definitely other factors though like environmental toxins we are all exposed to. Detox is also vital. A far infrared sauna is one of the only ways to eliminate many of the toxins we get exposed to in our lovely toxic world of today. Haha Many gyms now have these set up for use--I definitely recommend people using one if they have
  14. It's great that you're looking to diet as a way to improve your acne. As for time, it really depends on you. Some people experience improvements in just a couple weeks but some people don't see changes until a few months down the road. Your body didn't get this way overnight, so it can take a while to reverse the cause. Definitely avoid dairy and sugar. Check out my green smoothie thread. It gives ideas for incorporating greens (the #1 skin food) and other skin tips as well. Hang in t
  15. Hey Mudfootball! Good to hear from you! It's definitely hard when there is a lot of good food around! It can help to drink a smoothie before a celebration and you might then find you'll want a smaller quantity of the bad stuff. You mentioned some anxiety a while back, and I should have thought to tell you about transdermal magnesium oil. It's one of the best ways to absorb magnesium, and a lot of people with anxiety are low in magnesium. You might also look into EFT (Emotional Freedom
  16. mudfootball, You are welcome!! And the main thing is that you do get quickly back on track. Some people get off track and never get back on. When I first started the smoothies, a few days without would begin to show up on my face too, and I'd always quickly get back into my routine. It becomes a habit after a while. This is my favorite recipe lately, and it's low-glycemic as well...thought I'd share!: * handful of spinach or kale * one scoop plant-based protein powder by Garden of Li
  17. Mudfootball, I'm so sorry for this late reply! Is your skin doing better? Your reaction is one I have noticed in others over the years as well, and I believe it's due to a detoxification effect. It's not uncommon for a person's skin to get worse before it gets better. You might try drinking only half the amount and then working your way back up again so the detox effect is lessened. Are you feeling better? Detox will definitely make you tired. Hopefully the smoothies will make you feel m
  18. Phew!! Oh good!! Haha!!! :-D Definitely!! Greens are the best skin food and amazing for your health as well....one nice thing about acne is that it forces you to get healthy! I hope things go really well for you!
  19. Sehad, Well, you are at the right place!! An apple and oatmeal are all you're eating all day? Check out my green smoothie post. The link is in my signature. It has a compilation of simple, basic tips for acne from a variety of sources that will help get you started. If these don't work out for you, your issue may be more complex, and you will need to investigate further....there are links in my signature for Alternativista's information. She knows a ton more than I do, and she's
  20. Sehad, I think if you keep Vitamin D under 400 IU (not mg) /day, you're okay. What about vitamin A? Are you getting sufficient amounts of beta-carotene in your diet so your body can make vitamin A? It's essential for clear skin!
  21. Unfortunately, destroying gut flora is a walk in the park compared to what antibiotics can really do. Take the Quinolone family of antibiotics, such as Cipro (originally made for cancer patients or people with "very" bad infections but is now handed out like candy...)...it's being linked to fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, mental disorders, etc... I wouldn't touch a man-made antiobiotic, except for maybe a "very" old-school one, like penicillin. My top suggestions would be to look
  22. It's best to always avoid synthetic vitamins, so I would go with Vitamin Code's B-Complex. That's the one I take!
  23. The skin balancing line is what I used successfully for years. I now use her Earth Sourced system. However, know that chin acne is usually hormonal. Leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables help balance hormones plus provide essential skin nutrients. Green smoothies are an easy way to get them in your diet each day--they are what cleared my skin over 7 years ago.
  24. That's what I used up until last year when she came up with her natural line, "Earth Source," which I know use and love. Green smoothies are what I credit for clearning my skin, but I do believe a good skin care line is also important, and I love her well-formulated products and also reviews of other products!! I really like Olay's Regenerist Serum too. You are so kind to come online and post about your experience.
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