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  1. I did? I don't think so. In fact, I know it's recommended under the blood sugar section. yes, april 16th 2009 Thyroid and PCOS - in progress, just wanted to make sure people knew these are factors/related issues. Good things for proper functioning Thyroid The thyroid is a gland in the Endocrine system. The thyroid controls how quickly the body burns energy (w/ a role in glucose metabolism), makes proteins, and how sensitive the body should be to other hormones. It does this by produ
  2. you mentioned earlier to avoid Alpha lipoic acid, why is this? lots of paleo people take 600mg ALA w/ 600-1200mg NAC can this cause breakouts? Thanks
  3. any updates? I've been using Finacea about 6 weeks now, and like you, it initially worked pretty well but now I am experiencing some breakouts.
  4. Low or ultra-low dose is definitely the way to go, and is just as effective over the long term without all the side effects. I have been taking 10mg every other day or twice a week for the past year and a half, and still I have more than 100 of the 10mg brand name capsules left in their packaging, I bought them in December 2007, so I don't think I'll use all of them before they expire this summer. I paid about 1.50 a pill since I don't have insurance, but it has been worth every penny, comes
  5. Accutane is isotretinoin, which is slightly different than the chemicals like Retinyl palmitate that you get in vitamin pills. Isotretinoin is chosen because it's a lot less toxic but shares many of the same properties. High dose vitamin A was tried for a while before isotretinoin, but it was much more toxic and only modestly effective. The question to me remains whether acne is or can be caused by marginal vitamin A status. It seems likely that many people in the modern world would not ge
  6. Off the top of my head, Omega 3 EFAs, Green tea, vitamin C, beta carotene, sulfurs like MSM, NAC, Taurine, tumeric, anything that's an antioxident... boswellic acids low dose doxycycline (20mg/2x a day)
  7. bump any updates on those of you who stopped drinking green tea?
  8. can these reoccurring lesions be caused by diet, allergy, deficiencies, toxicities? i never used to get these around my mouth untill recently, think it might be caused by too much arginine (but they are not cold sores) -- chocolate, oats, etc... or maybe citrus foods or citric acid? i really can't figure it out, but they are so annoying, and always in same place seem to come on most during stressful times
  9. any updates on those of you who stopped drinking green tea?
  10. bump No, DIM and I3C do not contain phytoestrogens. I'm not sure exactly how they work, but they detoxify your body of "bad" estrogens. They don't actually contain any hormones themselves. Phytoestrogens break me out terribly, and I have seen several other people say the same thing. But DIM is working for several people so far. DIM is a Phytonutrient. Its still a Phytoestrogen. This is how DIM works, its formed from C.vegtables, similar to soya and flax lignans. It replaces the bodies Estr
  11. Good 'N Natural Glucomannan 2000mg mix in with food during a meal break open capsules into food
  12. No, DIM and I3C do not contain phytoestrogens. I'm not sure exactly how they work, but they detoxify your body of "bad" estrogens. They don't actually contain any hormones themselves. Phytoestrogens break me out terribly, and I have seen several other people say the same thing. But DIM is working for several people so far. DIM is a Phytonutrient. Its still a Phytoestrogen. This is how DIM works, its formed from C.vegtables, similar to soya and flax lignans. It replaces the bodies Estrogen wit
  13. One study showed that Vitamin E was reduced in diabetics and healthy individuals after taking Glucomannan. The reduction on other nutrients was noticeable in rat studies but not present in human studies. This could be leading to the confusion. http://www.bodyandfitness.com/Information/.../glucomanna.htm Here is the quote from the site: "People who want to use konjac glucomannan supplements to enhance weight loss or manage cholesterol should keep tabs on their nutrient status. An early stu
  14. This raises an important question: Do you take a fast absorbing or slow absorbing fibre supplement? Anyone know??? I've been thinking about this. Both have their benefits. For example, Glucomannan I believe is best for foods high in refined fast-absorbing sugar meals because an insulin spike can happen well before the 2 hours PGX takes to form a gel. Glucomannan would be able to gel it up before it was able to cause an insulin spike, and PGX would not, PGX would still be in the early
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