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Anonymous
 
Posted From: 68.33.66.112
Posted on Monday, July 20, 2009 - 3:23 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I didn't know where to put this. Basically I am a little paranoid about using my acne cream. I was for a little bit using baking soda and water and that seemed to work ok, but not great. I just get paranoid at times, so much so that sometimes I won't eat. I just mainly fear of getting neurotoxicity, not just from msg, but from other substances as well. My other acne cream had xathan gum in it, but this one doesn't. The cream is called retin-a micro. Do you think I have any cause for concern? I suffer from bad acne. I was on accutane 3 times.
Deb A.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 12:19 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What are all the ingredients?
Anonymous
 
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Posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 12:54 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Retin-A Micro (tretinoin gel) microsphere, 0.1% and 0.04%, is a formulation containing 0.1% or 0.04%, by weight, tretinoin for topical treatment of acne vulgaris. This formulation uses patented methyl methacrylate/glycol dimethacrylate crosspolymer porous microspheres (MICROSPONGEŽ System) to enable inclusion of the active ingredient, tretinoin, in an aqueous gel. Other components of this formulation are purified water, carbomer 974P (0.04% formulation), carbomer 934P (0.1% formulation), glycerin, disodium EDTA, propylene glycol, sorbic acid, PPG-20 methyl glucose ether distearate, cyclomethicone and dimethicone copolyol, benzyl alcohol, trolamine, and butylated hydroxytoluene.
Melinda
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Posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 3:06 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have been using a homeopathic remedy called Sovereign Silver on my acne and it's been working real well. It is called a "first aid gel" , but can be used on acne as well. Can be found at most health food type stores - I got mine at Super Supplements. Not sure how it'd be with severe acne or large coverage of acne on skin but may be worth a try. There may be acne specific homeopathic remedies out there as well that would be worth considering.

Another thing to try is to drink Aloe juice - topically, aloe gel can help, but since acne is a result of internal inflammation and or toxins or poor digestion, a high quality aloe taken internally could help alot with all that.
Anonymous
 
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Posted on Saturday, August 15, 2009 - 2:37 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you know where I could get good aloe juice, or what brand to get?
Di
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Posted on Saturday, August 15, 2009 - 3:16 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Supposedly a good brand is Lily of the desert, you can search the following to see where it is carried near you.

http://www.lilyofthedesert.com/exe-bin/zipsearch.pl
kristy
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Posted on Sunday, August 16, 2009 - 12:21 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi Anonymous, My son has acne and this is what we found: Once we really cleaned up our diet his acne started clearing up. He has seen periods of vast improvement but still hasn't had it clear up completely. He recently quit drinking organic apple juice (his last questionable hold-out) because he suspected it was causing breakouts. He was right. (It was organic but still pasteurized.) He was the first to notice that his skin really responds to questionable items in our diet - we all have certain "tell-tale" responses to problem foods and acne is his. Of course, I am not saying apple juice is your problem, but maybe there is something still in your diet negatively effecting your skin. We thought it was the pasteurization but he also broke out in response to fresh squeezed lemon juice so maybe it is fructose? I personally cannot tolerate a single fruit so maybe fructose is hard on people with this problem.

I have been reading a lot of info connecting vegetable oils (corn, safflower and canola) to thyroid response and skin. Thyroid problems and skin seem to be closely linked. I read somewhere if your body temp. is consistently below 98.6 you are probably hypothyroid. It would be worth checking out.

One other thing that we want to try the next time my son's skin breaks out: extra virgin coconut oil. I know it seems counter-intuitive to apply oil to acne but acne isn't really about oily skin. I have read some great success stories about coconut oil and acne/other skin irritations.
Anonymous
 
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Posted on Sunday, August 16, 2009 - 3:49 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well let me know if it works. When It comes to diet I already have a hard time as you can imagine, but I have it alittle harder than some people on the forum because I'm into bodybuilding. So, I have to eat as much safe food as I can to get muscle. I basically can't afford to give up more food without giving up my dream. I drink milk a lot, although that may not be the problem since I didn't used to drink milk much yet still had acne.
Anonymous
 
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Posted on Sunday, August 16, 2009 - 3:49 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

BTW how do you register on this forum?
kristy
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Posted on Sunday, August 16, 2009 - 9:04 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Easy - no need to register. Just post and put your chosen username in the box and msgkills as password.

If you are a body builder you should really look into the traditional foods/nourishing traditions way of eating. It dovetails nicely with msg avoidance in most cases and basically follows the research of Weston A. Price http://www.westonaprice.org/. It advocates cooking with real food like healthy fats, whole raw milk, butter and cheese, eggs, organ meat, bone broths, fermented veggies and soaked grains. Sally Fallon wrote a cookbook following the research of Weston A. Price. Do a little reading about this and see what you think. I have read a lot about lack of muscle tone since that is one of my health problems. Even now when I exercise I can't seem to build any muscle strength or tone. My diet is extremely limited right now - I can't tolerate any veggies or fruit so I am doing a healing diet with no wheat or sugar and a lot of beef broth. It seems to be helping.

Have you tried cod liver oil? I have also read about success stories about cod liver oil. I am trying to decide if I want to buy fermented or regular - I think the fermented is probably better but harder for us to tolerate.
Anonymous
 
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Posted on Sunday, August 16, 2009 - 9:44 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I take Carlson cod liver oil and it has cured my depression. doesn't help with acne though.
Anonymous
 
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Posted on Sunday, August 16, 2009 - 11:44 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The reason I wanted to register is so I can more easily keep track of threads.
Di
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Posted on Monday, August 17, 2009 - 5:31 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

kristy,

what articles or books have you read on lack of muscle tone? I need to get some info on the subject. Thanks.
kristy
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Posted on Monday, August 17, 2009 - 11:24 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi Anonymous,

You can use the search feature at the top of the page to search for posts by username(which is why you should pick a username for your posts). I like the "Last 3 days" link at the top. I made a bookmark to it since I usually pop in at least every 3 days. This link will show you any new posts made in the last 3 days.

Hi Di,

I don't have any specific links but I started with a search in google which led me to the term "Hypotonia" which really refers to low muscle tone at birth. It is not exactly the same thing that I have, but it was interesting to see that it is linked to conditions like Down's Syndrome, MS, Asberger's, Autism, and other afflictions that are "mysterious" in origin. Also, people report losing muscle tone as a side effect of Chemotherapy. I thought these things were significant since all those conditions usually go hand in hand with some gut dysbiosis or compromised gut flora. This link discusses it more eloquently: http://www.gapsdiet.com/uploads/GAPS.pdf

We have been having more and more problems at my house. We can't seem to eat anything anymore. We have been cutting things out of our diet until there are no more veggies or fruit left. I can't seem to tolerate any plants except brown rice(and I am worried that will be next to go). Even paprika and crushed red pepper give me problems. My kids are having the same problems. Our diet has become safe beef, pork, and brown rice. I am really worried and try a veggie every few days to see if we can tolerate it, but no go. We are getting worse no matter what.

We are desperate now so we are going to try the GAPS diet. I am ordering the book and starting the introduction diet on the website. I had already made a bone broth as suggested here: http://kellythekitchenkop.com/2009/01/part-1-health-benefits-of-bone-broth-homemade-stock-beef-chicken-turkey-etc.html and I didn't have a problem with it. I was shocked that it didn't give me reactions since I simmered the stock all night long. We have been eating the broth and rice and meat pulled from the bones and it has helped tremendously. None of us had a reaction.

It's weird since I have been following KellytheKitchenKop.com and Cheeseslave.com blogs for at least a month but just decided to make the bone broth to see if it worked for us. Then I found the GAPS diet which is designed to heal the gut flora and the introduction diet calls for bone broths. The GAPS diet is supposed to cure dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, ADD, depression, and others. My daughter is severely dyslexic and she has reported improvements in her reading ability as we cleaned our diet. In fact, she describes feeling like she was in a fog before we cleaned up our diet. She is frustrated because when she first saw improvement she was hopeful that it would just keep getting better but that has not been the case. It seems that we all got better to a certain point then plateaued. We are no longer actively poisoning our bodies but we haven't done anything to heal them.

I guess we had so much inflammation and symptoms when we began it was hard to pinpoint our problems but after cleaning up our diet it became obvious to me that we have other problems besides fga toxicity. In fact, I am starting to believe that our food allergies (including fga) were caused by some underlying problem that needs to be cured first. Don't get me wrong, I don't want to be healed so that I can eat the same old junk again. I just dream of a day that I can eat fresh salads (I literally dream of tomatoes and peppers) and homemade meals composed of a variety of meat, vegetables, herbs and spices.
Deb A.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 9:38 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bones are extremely high in glutamate, and eating broth and boiled meat may be tipping the scales just enough to keep you at a certain plateau...just a thought.
Shawn C
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Posted on Friday, August 21, 2009 - 5:08 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

We have gotten off topic. Where can you get good aloe juice? I went to the dermatologist and and EVERYTHING he perscribed has citric acid. I hate that I've been cured with oily skin and acne always comes back. I was on accutane 3 times and I still get acne. On top of all this my grandmom still treats me like I'm a kid even though I'm 21 and if I don't use the meds she's going to give me grief.
Anonymous
 
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Posted on Sunday, August 23, 2009 - 12:39 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

the only thing that doesn't have citric acid is clindamycin phosphate

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