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Everything posted by xboxfreak

  1. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/are-oats-healthy/ http://www.trackyourplaque.com/blog/2010/03/oatmeal-good-or-bad.html
  2. Right on. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/healthy-oils/
  3. Beta blockers (Inderal, Atenolol, Propranolol) might work some. They can be used long-term with a low potential for addiction/tolerance. Benzodiazepines (Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan) work great for anxiety but addiction/tolerance can become an issue with daily use. They are also controlled substances so getting them prescribed can be difficult. I have Klonopin prescribed (1mg PRN) and it actually helps a lot. I seem to be more relaxed and care about my acne less on the 1 or 2 days a week I take it
  4. Right on. I had someone at work make a comment about the food I was eating was causing "pimples". I replied with something along the lines of "never ending battle" and continued on with my work. I think sometimes people are just trying to help, but do not realize how hurtful some of their comments can be.
  5. @Core Those numbers look really good. I need to pull the trigger and get a meter.
  6. You want nicotinic acid. Other forms can be harmful to your liver. Here is a good article about the different forms of Niacin.
  7. I do not believe checking blood sugar levels is a waste of time (even if it does not affect acne). And I am not alone in my belief. One-hour after-eating (postprandial) appears to be the best time to test your blood sugar levels. Here is a great article by Dr. William Davis a cardiologist on the subject. I've been wanting to get a meter for a long time but have not yet done so. I am not diabetic but believe checking blood sugar levels is key to helping keep myself healthy.
  8. @JoeBloggs Interesting you mentioned your acne got better when you had your wisdom teeth out. Mine got better for the few days following my wisdom teeth surgery as well. I think I was taking an antibiotic though. I wish I could remember the name of the other drug I was on besides Vicodin. I think it started with the letter "M". Perhaps it was not an antibiotic. In general, I do not like the idea of taking antibiotics to treat acne.
  9. I'd argue cacao is good for you. Reminds me that I have some nibs I need to start eating again. I ate them for a while and noticed no difference in my acne. Although, I probably did not take them consistently enough to have much of an effect.
  10. Cheaper wines (which you did not have) add sugar to the mix to make them taste better. Sugar = bad Resveratrol = good Resveratrol is the antioxidant in grape skins. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resveratrol
  11. Maybe you are outgrowing it? Sucks you had it until 28. If you are still eating bagels I would not think it was the bread doing harm (although it probably wasn't helping). I'd think you would need to take out most wheat for that to have much effect.
  12. @Drizzler Excellent post. Follow his advice. It may not solve anything/everything, but it will not hurt.
  13. It all depends on the person. How much food you get with Vitamin D in it, how much sun you get, etc. I would recommend 6,000 IU for the average person. I believe most people to be deficient. The only way to know for sure is to get a 25-hydroxyvitamin D blood level check. Get your levels checked every few months. Always buy the D3 supplement form and get it in gel caps as it is better absorbed with fat. Vitamin D3 has been a staple for me for several years. One of the best supplements you can
  14. If that is the D3 (and not D2) form yikes. That is way too high. You may be able to sustain this for a short few weeks, but this can be very dangerous. I took 5,000 IU for a month or two and then upped to 10,000 IU. After another 1-2 months my blood levels should a result of 136 ng/mol. This is crazy high. I have since greatly reduced my dose. Do not mistake me. Vitamin D3 is great. That is just way too much.
  15. @lilweezy553 Gel capsules are the best. The gels are filled with fat which helps the Vitamin D3 absorb better. I would also recommend taking it with a meal. @wicky A 50,000 IU dose that is prescription is usually D2 not D3. You need a much larger dose with D2 because D2 does not absorb as well as D3.
  16. Check their forums. You can usually snag a $5-10 coupon off your order. I've never tried pea protein myself. I usually just stick to whey isolate.
  17. I have been on several antidepressants. I have never noticed any effect on my acne. I was on Celexa for over a year. I have been on Wellbutrin for 8-9 months. I have been on Lexapro for 2-3 months. I have heard stimulants (which work great as antidepressants) can cause acne. But, if I could get one prescribed the mood lift alone would be worth any small increase in acne.
  18. http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/...bout-bread.html http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/2010/01/...-free-2010.html
  19. For as long as I can remember, I have suffered from chronic allergies. My nose is almost constantly stuffy. My eyes water a lot. I also get flu like symptoms from my allergies about twice a year until I go to the doctor and get something like azithromycin. I probably have candida. I try to take coconut oil daily (probably only get it a few times a week though) but have never really tried an anti-candida regimen. I have tried Singulair, Allegra-D, Claritin, Zyrtec, Benedryl, psuedoepedrine. Mos
  20. You want the D3 form if you are supplementing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_D
  21. I have had hyperhidrosis since 8th grade right around when I hit puberty. I do not remember that bad of acne back then. But ever since 9th grade I have had pretty constant acne. I am a junior in college now. I also suffer from general anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and depression. I think these things and acne cause my hyperhidrosis. My face is also pretty red most of the time. I do exercise regularly (weight lift 3x a week and just started p90x).
  22. A lot of protein powders have too much unnecessary fat (such as Muscle Milk) and most have sugar or some sweetener. If you can try to find one with Stevia in it. I recently bought some Muscle Gauge Isolate which uses Stevia. It doesn't taste quite as good as other protein powders but hopefully it is better for me.
  23. @tree23 It is solid at room temperature. If you apply it to your skin which is warmer it will melt. You were looking at the correct stuff. Make sure to by organic coconut oil.