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  1. Are you still eating fermented foods? I have problems when I eat fermented foods (sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir). I get dry itchy skin that turns into pustules around my jaw & mouth area as you mentioned.
  2. This is a great thread Alternavista! Thank you for sharing with us, I've learned so much. If only I knew these things years ago.
  3. Hi Brenton, First I would like to thank you for all the helpful information that you've provided:) I am going on my third month of the diet and l was wondering how much of a change did you experience with the detox (colon/liver cleanse)? I am a bit nervous about detoxing and not sure if this is something that would be necessary. Thanks, Hope77
  4. Thanks Ari, u said it all. After over 15 years of acne, these health forums has provided the help and support that has helped me gain control of my acne. If the information or post provides no benefits for the readers then I don't see the reason for it. I find the OP's post discouraging for those who are trying to take the health/holistic approach.
  5. It was hard at first but things have gotten easier. We use to eat everything and now we are more conscious about what we choose to eat. Its also alot more fun doing groceries together because we help each other read labels, etc. I've decided to go see a naturopath as well. My appointment is this Wednesday. My acne has improved but I am still breaking out:( Also, I am concern about my overall health. I just got off accutane in Jan. and things have not been good.
  6. I can relate:( I've been on Paleo for about 2 months and my skin seem like it was improving. But this week i am having such a bad week. I feel so lost and not sure if I am on the right path. I made an appointment with a naturopath and hope to get some guidance.
  7. Wow, it felt like I was reading my own life story! I've been eating a healthier diet for about a month now and seeing great results. My husband and I have totally changed our lifestyle as far as eating a healthy diet, exercise, sleep etc. After reading the posts from the holistic forums and doing my own research, I've learned so much. Best of luck to you! and thank you for sharing your experiences. I don't feel so alone in this world!
  8. How long have you been doing this? Have you seen an improvement? What do you mean by extreme, as prolonged extreme exertion is inflammatory? Is your diet filled with a lot of processed wheat and soy based faux food? Or is it all real, whole, nutrient dense fruits and veggies and properly prepared legumes and whole grains? And by whole grain, I don't mean bread and boxed cereal made with all parts of the refined grain. Have you tried avoiding all gluten grains? And the other seeds t
  9. I wanna stop taking birth control after I finish accutane but afraid that my acne will come back. Has anyone stopped BC after accutane? Any advice or experience you can share would be so helpful, thank you!!
  10. For my foundation I like to use the Physician's Formula Multi-Colored Custom Face Bronzer and Everyday Minerals. **I don't use any other foundation by Physician's Formula because I don't like the way it looks and feels on my skin. The only thing I like is the Multi-Colored Custom Face Bronzer. I use this as a foundation/primer. So, here is how I use it and it works best this way for me. When I really need good coverage: I apply the Physician's Formula as a primer. For some reason this is
  11. Hi Shooshine, I think that you've been doing alot of good things that is helping you clear your acne. I don't believe that your acne cleared due to one specific thing you are doing BUT really a combination of all. Your body needs vitamins/minerals (diet/suppliments), Exercise and activity will help your body process everything more efficiently, Deep breathing/meditation helps get oxygen into your body and relieve stress, and not using harsh chemicals on your face will clean and not irritate y
  12. Hi Sprinter, I believe there is a strong connection between diet and acne. There was a time that I didn't believe this, but after reading the acne forums and researching I was able to understand the link between acne and diet. Keep in mind that there is not one diet that will work for everyone. We are all different and certain things will affect us differently. I've been down the path before of trying to eat healthy but my acne didn't get any better. BUT, after understanding how certain fo
  13. Does anyone know where I can buy a good air purifier? What type/brand is good? I'm eating healthy, exercising, meditating and I think it's also important that I'm breathing clean air. I'm trying to do what I can to be healthy and clear my skin. Also, I have four cats and I need something to help with my asthma. Thanks, Hope
  14. JayQ, I just started my diet over 3 weeks ago and I can understand that it can be very difficult at first. I've always ate whatever I wanted and having to watch what I eat and read labels is new to me. This is my second time trying to eat a healthy diet. I know it will help my skin and my health so I'm not giving up this time. I will admit that it is getting easier and easier to find foods that are good for me and satisfying. I realize that there are so many options and the easiest way
  15. You can get good seasonings and herbs from here at a good price and can be assured all are orgainic and irridation-free. Thanks, I will check that out!