What’s the value of knowing this? It’s immense! If you’re sea sick, you can make a remedy out of sea water; if you’re sick from vacationing in Mexico, you can make a remedy out of the local water that’s probably causing your ills; if the polluted air or pollens in the air are causing your problem, put a saucer of water outside for a few hours or days and let it collect whatever is in the air, and then make a remedy out of it. The possibilities are endless; in fact, when you’re desperate, and you’ve seemingly tried everything, there’s your own body to make remedies from: your discharges, your urine, your blood–you’re never really without remedies, are you? So now, if you’re ready, here are the directions:
Get a small bottle of spring water (but in an emergency any water will do), the exact amount of water or the size of the bottle is not relevant. I always say a small bottle because small is cheapest. So, an 8 ounce or 12 ounce bottle, let’s say. Pour half the water out (but save the water, don’t pour it down the drain).
Now you have half a bottle of water. Pour in a small amount of what you’re trying to make a remedy of–let’s say for the sake of argument that you want to make “Homeopathic Pepsi Cola”; therefore, your water bottle should now consist of a solution of 90% water and 10% Pepsi–there’s no need to be fussy about your percentages–just guess at what 10% might be.
“Succuss” this solution (pound the bottle into your opposite palm) 40 times and after having done that, get a piece of paper and write down “Pepsi 1X”–meaning that you now have Pepsi in the 1X potency, this means you’ve done a one-in-ten dilution with 40 succussions and you’ve done it just once.
Now pour out 90% of this solution–again, no need to be fussy– and refill half way with spring or distilled water, succuss 40 times, and write down “2X” (meaning you’ve now dumped out, refilled, and succussed 40 times, twice).
Now pour out 90% again and refill half way with water again and succuss 40 times again and write down “3X” this time. Keep doing this til you’ve reached either a 6X or a 12X or a 30X–depending on what potency you want. A 6X would have to be taken more often as it’s a lower potency–in a chronic case, two to four times a day; whereas, a 12X would be taken once or twice a day and a 30X as needed–one dose may be enough, depending on what’s wrong.
Now label your bottle (Pepsi 6X) and store in the refrigerator. A sip is a dose. Before each dose, succuss 10 times. When the bottle gets low (when 90% is gone), fill it back up half way with water, succuss 40 times and now you’ll have a 7X; then, resume as before.
If you’re trying to make your remedy from something more solid, like for example, if you want to antidote the side effects of a medicine you’re on, like Penicillin, for example. Empty a penicillin capsule into a small amount of water and let it sit until the water is thoroughly saturated with the substance. Stir the substance a few times. Now empty it into your water bottle to get the 90% water, 10% substance ratio that we talked about before. Now proceed with “potenization”, the process described above, for making a remedy out of Pepsi.
A brief note on dosing: Let’s say you’ve made a 6X. In an acute, you may have to take a swallow every 15 minutes, taking less and less often as you get better. Always succuss the bottle before dosing. If you should get worse, stop the remedy; an improvement may follow. If it does, repeat only as needed.
If you’re making this remedy for a chronic case, figure on three times a day, but be prepared to take more or less often, depending on how quickly or slowly you improve.
HOW TO PLUS YOUR BOTTLE
When your remedy bottle is no longer working, you’ll need to raise the potency. The way to do it is this:
1. Pour out 90% of your bottle.
2. Refill with bottled water half way.
3. Succuss (pound the bottle into your opposite palm) 40 times.
4. Again, for the second time, pour out 90% of the bottle.
5. Refill with water half way.
6. Succuss 40 times.
7. Repeat one more time. You will now have raised the potency by 3 degrees. It should now start working again.
I guess I'd like to introduce myself and get some advice if I can.
I'm a 27 year old female with adult cystic acne. I get new breakouts nearly every day. I eat clean. Consume less than 50 grams of Sugar a day.
I don't do dairy.
I've been breaking out since 13. I've been afraid to try accutane because I have panic disorder--but the antibiotics make me sick. I have stomach pains all the time.
I feel like I've tried a million and one things and have come to the end of the road. I'm depressed and slightly suicidal at times. It sucks because I'm a pretty girl with a lot of ambition and talent but acne completely takes away my self confidence.
I don't know what else to do. I feel I'm giving up.
I know what you mean with the cystic acne, I had a lot of it from boob-time and on up (puberty).
Rest assured the anxiety disorder and stomach pains are related to eachother!
It's never the case that just one symptom is unrelated to another, so if you treat one, you will likely affect the other, sure as the sun shines.
I'm glad you have a good handle on the Sugar intake.
Are you living in a country that allows Genetically-Modified-Organisms crops in the food supply? You may want to halt the intake of all foods which have those problems attached. Materials such as Roundup (glycophosphate) acts like antibiotic in the gut and can give a lot of problems.
Many folk experience relief from acne by removing dairy from their diet, because of the bovine growth hormone added to cattle feed so they will grow faster.
The simplest tools you can currently try (and be assured many different folk will advise you to use their favorite tools, because there are many different techniques) which I have tried and enjoy consistent result on:
Drinking clay is one way to calm the gut, the emotions (because of the stress from when there's an imbalanced gut flora (candidiasis) and/or parasites), and possibly the cystic acne. Bentonite, like diatomaceous earth and activated charcoal, helps the body by adsorbing ROS (reactive oxadative species) particles before they can get into the bloodstream, and creating an environment where harmful bacteria, viruses and parasites cannot thrive.
The psyllium husk is a source of resistant fiber, which helps keep the bowels moving and nourishes helpful bacteria.
I never heard of that I will definitely have to look into it. I've been on several rounds of antibiotics--dioxyclycline was the only thing that helped my skin but I can't take it anymore. Very frustrating.
I do also think they're linked. I was bulimia for a long time and know I messed up my stomach. (If it's not one thing it's the other huh?)
And I live on the US--there are gmos in the air we breathe! Lol literally in everything. For some reason a lot of things make me sick to eat. Spinach nut butter and fish lately in particular...
I use CBC on my acne sometimes o feel like it makes it worse? Or brings it to surface? Can't tell. I use Aztec healing clay. Do you just ingest it?
Yes! I've been doing the P&B shakes on and off for several years. :-)
I'm sorry about the bulemia- it's hard to find self-worth as a teen in advertisement and competition land. I didn't find many friends in the highschools while growing up, so had the low self-esteem too.
I have found self esteem- of all places, in chasing an answered prayer. My dad chose christianity back in college, and I grew to distrust it as a young kid and in my teen years, and ended up with a boyfriend that /really/ screwed me over.
The prayer was for a loving mate who shared my father's faith, similar to my dad, just not as annoying.
It was answered!
The rest of the story is just as long as my life is long so far, LOL.
I grew up in the states, so I get where you're coming from. :o
I live in Europe now, but not all the countries here are GMO-free, either.
GMO is generally corn and grains meant to be dried before they're harvested. Fruit and veg, organic eggs and meat, etc, are generally safe foods.
I don't know what CBC is, so I can't say~
One can expect the state of the skin to reflect the state of the stomach, but when it comes to antibiotics, I'd stick to oregano essential oil! It wipes out ALL the baddies, including in the lymph and blood when the concentration is high enough.
However, lavender essential oil is much less likely to induce herx (dieoff/sickness reactions), and is nicely antiviral. Is pretty good in coconut oil.
Emotionally, the mental self-image you have for yourself, and the words you speak have an end effect on how well you'll digest and feel for the day. What can I say? I've had to revise a lot of the crap I learned to believe about my self-worth and this body when young. I don't worry so much about the outward looks.. but I have a hard time still stopping my hands if I spot a zit around my period. They always come then. ;)
Wheatgrass juice might be a handy thing to grab for your daily dozen (o f fruit and veg), got any good juicebars or wholefoods markets around your town?
I also took accutane for3 months april-july2015, and during this time my lips were really dry...they return to normal afterwards for like 5 months...the winter came and my lips were more dry than ever because of the use of accutane months before, my skin were also reallllyy dry , expecially my forehead was flaking...so i really think this is related to accutane which means i will finally get cured (even though it will take time).
i noticed that some people on here though arent like me, theyve had problem with their lips their whole life, and dont know how it started.
So i would say accutane didn't direcltly cause my lips to get EC after the accutane treatment...but what it did is it made my lips and skin more sensitive during winter time, it made them really dry (even my forehead peeled, because if the cold) and chapped, and the fool i am i didnt apply any chapstick, but continued to use a lot of lipstick (which made them more dry and chapped).
My lips got so dry one day that skin some small skin was hanging, and i forcely peeled it, for several months. and then without i knew it i got EC!!! ive had EC for 10 months.
i've tried steroid, antiobiotics and all that. my doctor want's to put me imuran...
my question is do you think it will help??? because i didnt get EC out of nowhere to compared to some others here, nor did my lips/skin ever get dry during the winter or at all times, except for this time.
I've been suffering with accutane side effects for 24 years and have finally come across what I think might be a possible cure. I was always trying to detoxify the drug assuming it was still in my body, but from what I've read alot of the persistent problems with accutane are the fact that it alters your gene expression. I've just recently come across a supplement called rna drops which apparently is supposed to correct your RNA. This sounds like the sort of thing that would correct gene expression. I haven't tried it yet but I will, I just thought I'd share this for anyone else interested. It was developed by Dr Carolyn Dean and has lot of really good testimonials, not from accutane users but even so, it sounds like an amazing product.
Sounds interesting... Mind sharing your side effects? I got off accutane 2 years ago and still have a red face and severe facial flushing that never went away. Any experience with that? Know any more about this rna-fixer?
I got off accutane two years ago and have side effects. The worst being a red face and severe, debilitating facial flushing and blushing. It's terrible. How do you go about detoxing the accutane? Do you think that if I properly detoxed then I could reverse and get rid of the facial flushing?
I have been on Roaccutane twice the first cycle 6 months 40mg twice a day (April 2015) and 80mg twice a day for 2 months on the second (April 2016). When I first began Roaccutane I was fully aware of the side effects of the medication so I always used lip balms to hydrate my lips (mainly carmex) that worked perfectly fine. Whilst I was on my second round of R my lips became extremely chapped to the point were thick layers of skin were hanging off the top and bottom lip whilst I was using a carmex medi plus. Immediately I stopped the medication and began using bepathen lip cream, which was advised by my dermatologist, but there were no improvements. I noticed after my second round of Roaccutane the balms were not helping but only adding to the problem, my lips got more severe the more I applied. The skin inside my lips also began to peel. I have tried most commercial balms; Aquaphor, Blistex, plain vaseline, beeswax which were all fine before this problem began but now have an opposite effect. I do use coconut oil, olive oil and honey (when I am at home) but it doesn't fix the root of the problem. I noticed when I use products containing Lanolin the dead skin becomes white and moist; my lips feel like they are sweating. When I use plain Vaseline mixed with coconut oil my lips burn as if I've put acid on them, since then I noticed small red bumps had formed. I was exfoliating the dead skin but it would only expose raw skin underneath so I stopped because I felt it was only prolonging the healing process.
Medication I am currently using:
I am using Clotrimazol again (past 12 days) and Triamcinolone (past 2 days) and it is helping.
Previously: hydrocortisone, Clotrimazol (used together in June for 3 weeks) no improvements. Clioquinol (July - 2 weeks) no improvements and Ampho-moronal lozenges ( October 1 week) which stopped the peeling inside of the mouth.
I have been following the Candida diet for 4 weeks cutting out as much Sugar and carbs as possible (maybe had a cookie here and there ;) )
I also did the candida-spit test, which showed positive for candida (if that’s even reliable)
I want to know if anyone has had this same problem with having a severe burning reaction with lip balms (lanolin/Vaselin etc) and if so what did you use to keep them moisturised so the skin can regenerate?
To everyone suffering from acne I've finally found an amazing solution.. First I'll give you a bit of background info.. I have always been very healthy and meticulous with my diet and exercise.. At one point I went a little off the rails with my Sugar and dairy intake which I am certain contributed to my outbreak of acne and subsequent skin infection, I tried everything to get on top of it and nothing seemed to work. I was put on yasmin (birth control pill) to treat it 2 years ago and it did clear up (after the initial 4 months). I then became aware other problems it was causing to my health in the way of sinus issues, vitamin depletion and a number of other strange coincidences health wise. I really wanted out but could not fathom the idea of having acne return.. then one night I saw a segment on a new acne breakthrough called Photo Dynamic Therapy. It has traditionally been used to treat facial skin cancers and sun damaged skin. The procedure basically consists of having aminolevulinic acid (ALA) put on your face then you lie under an LED light, 20 minutes of red light, 10 minutes of blue. They found it works for acne as the ALA attaches to the sebaceous glands and effectively shrinks them. It is the same mechanism as roaccutane in that it shrink the sebaceous glands but it requires up to 3 treatments and must be repeated every 2 years, so it isn't as permanent as roaccutane. A far better option as far as I'm concerned as it does not carry any of the internal side affects or risks. The only downside is the recovery time is up to 10 days for each treatment. Recovery time depends on the amount of time the ALA is left to soak on the skin. Mine was left for 3 hours. It is basically like the worst sunburn you will ever have with alot of peeling and constant application of rosehip oil/pawpaw ointment/sorbelene creams required. But it was completely worth it, they say you need 3 but my skin has remained clear after 1 treatment. It all depends on the severity of your acne. If you live in Australia the dermatologist that developed a light system for this exact purpose is Dr Douglas Grose. I googled and found a skin clinic that uses his equipment and protocol. Hope this helps you all in the same way it helped me. This procedure is truly a god send if you have over active sebacious glands!! x
A Bible proverb states: “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit saps one’s strength.” (Proverbs 17:22) In other words, your attitude makes a difference! It can affect whether you attain a goal or give up or whether a tragic event brings out the best in you or the worst.
Some people might be skeptical of that idea. They might reason:
‘Why hide my hardships behind a mask of optimism?’
‘No amount of positive thinking will change my situation.’
‘I would rather be a realist than a dreamer.’
Those thoughts might seem valid. Still, there are benefits to adopting a positive outlook. To illustrate, consider the following scenarios.
At their place of employment, Alex and Brian each work hard on separate projects. After analyzing their work, the supervisor points out key errors in each project.
Alex: “I put so much time and effort into this project, and I still didn’t get it right! I’ll never succeed at this job. No matter how hard I work, it’s never good enough. Why do I even try?”
Brian: “My boss highlighted aspects of my work that he liked, but I made a few fundamental mistakes. I’ve learned some valuable lessons that will help me do better next time.”
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Six months from now, which one will be a more capable employee—Alex or Brian?
If you were an employer, which of those two men would you be more likely to hire or keep on your payroll?
When you face disappointment, which of those two men do you react like?
Andrea and Brittney suffer from bouts of loneliness. Each of them has a different way of coping with the situation.
Andrea focuses most of her attention on herself. She refuses to do things for others unless they do things for her first. She reasons, ‘Why should I waste my time on people who give me nothing in return?’
Brittney makes a concerted effort to be kind to people and to do things for others, whether they seem appreciative or not. She lives by the Golden Rule—to treat others as she would like to be treated. (Luke 6:31) For Brittney, doing good is its own reward.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Which of these two women would you rather have as a friend?
Which one is more likely to feel satisfied with her relationships?
If you suffer from bouts of loneliness, is your approach more like Andrea’s or more like Brittney’s?
You probably know people who fit the profile of Brian and Brittney. You might even feel that you are like them. If so, undoubtedly you can see that your attitude can make a difference in your life. On the other hand, what if you are more like Alex or Andrea? Consider three ways the Bible can help you to adopt a more positive view of life’s struggles.
1 AVOID PESSIMISM
THE BIBLE SAYS: “If you become discouraged in the day of distress, your strength will be meager.”—Proverbs 24:10.
WHAT IT MEANS: Pessimism will sap you of the strength you need to improve your situation or to help you deal with it.
EXAMPLE: Juliza’s childhood was anything but happy. Her father was an alcoholic, and her family was poor. They moved from place to place. At first, Juliza was pessimistic about her lot in life. But that changed. What helped? “Even before my parents overcame their difficulties,” Juliza says, “the Bible helped me to improve my outlook. And to this day, thoughts from the Bible keep my thinking from spiraling downward. Now, when people display traits I don’t like, I try to understand why they behave the way they do.”
As Juliza learned, the Bible is a book of sound principles. Its advice can help you to cope with negative circumstances. For example, Ephesians 4:23 says: “Continue to be made new in your dominant mental attitude.”
As that verse implies, your outlook is not set in stone. You can “be made new” in your thinking. However, making such a change is an ongoing process. That is why the verse says that we should “continue to be made new.”
2 FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE
THE BIBLE SAYS: “All the days of the afflicted one are bad, but the one with a cheerful heart has a continual feast.”—Proverbs 15:15.
WHAT IT MEANS: If you see everything negatively, you will feel “afflicted” and every day will appear “bad,” or gloomy. But if you focus on positive things, you will have “a cheerful heart” and even feel joyful. The choice is yours.
EXAMPLE: After several surgeries to remove a brain tumor, Yanko had physical limitations that affected his movement and speech. Feeling that these would stop him from reaching his goals, Yanko was deeply discouraged for years. Then he changed. How? “Instead of focusing on my limitations,” he says, “I learned to occupy my mind with encouraging subjects.”
One way Yanko does this is by reading passages from the Bible. “This keeps my thoughts positive,” he says. “I haven’t totally put aside my long-term goals, but I’m focusing on the smaller goals that I can reach now. When discouraging thoughts creep into my mind, I reflect on the many reasons I have to be happy.”
Like Yanko, you can confront your pessimistic thoughts and replace them with something positive. If you are dealing with negative circumstances—perhaps a health problem, as was the case with Yanko—ask yourself: ‘Is the situation really hopeless? Have I reached a dead end, or is this merely a roadblock?’ Learn to keep negative thoughts out by concentrating on something constructive.
3 DO THINGS FOR OTHERS
THE BIBLE SAYS: “There is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving.”—Acts 20:35.
WHAT IT MEANS: Unselfish giving brings deep satisfaction to the giver. Why? Because we were created to do more than simply look after our own needs. (Philippians 2:3, 4; 1 John 4:11) Experiencing the joy of giving can do much to help us cope with negative circumstances in life.
EXAMPLE: Josué suffers from spina bifida, a severe defect in his spinal column. He is often racked with pain. But Josué enjoys a productive life helping others. “Rather than say, ‘I can’t do that,’” says Josué, “I enjoy thinking of practical ways to help people with their daily needs. I find ways to do things for others, and this fills my life with happiness.”
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Josué washes dishes while he enjoys the company of a young family
Look for opportunities to be self-sacrificing. For example, can you prepare a meal for a sick neighbor? Do you know elderly ones who need help with tasks around the home?
Care for your attitude in the same way you would cultivate a garden. Root out the poisonous weeds of pessimism and negativity. Sow seeds of realistic optimism, and fertilize your life with actions that produce positive emotions. You will reap an emotional crop that will make your life much more rewarding. And it will confirm the fact that attitude makes a difference!
For the sake of their health, some people learn to say no to certain foods; you can do the same with negative attitudes
This is such a great post. Well described and it's easy to read. I just want to tell you that, I've beaten my anxiety with just positive thinking and positive mind state. I've cured myself and my problems. It is very possible to make your life a better place to live if you just clear your thoughts and think positively!
Just some background story: I have E.C. for approx. 7 years and I believe it stems from Accutane.
Anyways, I have recently started taking Vit B Complex again, which had proven some results in the past whereby it prolongs the peeling cycle and thins the dead skin significantly.
It has shown the same results recently, till I decided to ramp up the dosage to 2 tablets a day (the description recommends 1 tablet a day).
I noticed that when I took 1 tablet my urine would be VERY bright yellow, however when I took 2 tablets at a go it isn't that yellow as compared to 1 tablet (which is weird, since it should be the same as not more). What explains that? Could it be that my body is absorbing the B Complex more ?
Also, I noticed that taking 2 tablets slows down the peeling by a lot (granted, I've only taken 2 tabs for 2 days so I can't confirm much yet). Is it dangerous to take 2 tabs a day? I'm afraid that there's too much vitamins that my body cannot absorb or it might lead to kidney issues.
We hear a lot about B vitamins, a group of 8 distinct vitamins, each responsible for aiding various functions in the body. The functions of the vitamin B group range from supporting the rate of metabolism, promotion of healthy skin and hair, as well as memory support.* Since the vitamin B group is responsible for all of that good stuff, can you really get too much resulting in a vitamin B overdose? With some of the B vitamins, unfortunately, yes. In fact, a vitamin B6 overdose can lead to nerve toxicity, while B3 can lead to nausea, jaundice, and liver toxicity. Too much folic acid, too, can mask the symptoms of a B12 deficiency. So how much is too much? Typically, 300 mg of B6 is scary territory, while 2000 mg of B3 is risky. For folate, the Institute of Medicine recommends adult men and women not consume more than 1000 mg per day.
Overdosing on thiamine, or vitamin B-1, is rare but can cause severe symptoms. Mild symptoms of an overdose include weakness and a headache, the American Pregnancy Association reports. In some cases, high vitamin B-1 levels can cause a rapid, irregular heartbeat and low blood pressure. These symptoms can lead to cardiac problems. Some patients will develop a low blood pressure and convulsions.
There are few potential side effects from high doses of riboflavin. The most serious side effects concern an increased rate of allergic reactions in patients taking high doses of riboflavin. Symptoms of allergic reactions include swelling of the face or tongue, hives and difficulty breathing, Drugs.com states. Consult a doctor if you develop these symptoms after taking vitamin B-2. Riboflavin can also cause a harmless yellow-orange discoloration of your urine.
Overdosing on niacin, also called vitamin B-3, can lead to rare side effects. The most apparent symptom of a niacin overdose is a blurring of vision, the American Cancer Society says. This can be a sudden symptom that is disorienting and frightening. You may also experience gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, stomach pain and vomiting.
Pantothenic Acid and Biotin Overdose
Pantothenic acid, vitamin B-5, and biotin, vitamin B-7, are necessary for normal metabolism and the breakdown of proteins and carbohydrates. High doses of vitamin B-5 can cause severe diarrhea according to Medline Plus, a service of the National Institutes of Health. However, there are no known toxicities associated with biotin intake.
Toxic levels of pyridoxine have been known to cause a variety of muscular or nerve problems. You may experience burning pains, clumsiness, a loss of muscle coordination and even paralysis, the American Pregnancy Association reports. Vitamin B-6 toxicity can also cause rapid breathing and dyspnea
Folic Acid Overdose
Folic acid, or vitamin B-9, is dangerous when taken in high dosages. Normally, folic acid is given to help keep nerves healthy and ensure a healthy pregnancy. However, in doses greater than 15,000 ug per day, vitamin B-9 can cause damage to your central nervous system, the American Pregnancy Association warns. This may manifest as movement disorders, paralysis, pain or numbness.
Excess intake of cobalamin, or vitamin B-12, may cause some symptoms in patients. You may develop blood clots, itching, diarrhea and serious allergic reaction, Medline Plus says. To avoid these symptoms, take vitamin B-12 as recommended by your doctor.
My EC spreads if I don't let water touch it . I have again tried to not let water touch my lips for 2 weeks now and the EC again spread .2 months back I tried complete leave it alone and that time too ec had spread to the non affected part but it healed afterwards. I don't know why this is happenning. Could it be some kind of infection that spreads when lips are dry? If so what infection could it possibly be?
I took a lot of antibiotics in my childhood and I used to have dry lips back then. I took 3-4 courses of antibiotics over a period of 2 years for my acne. Acne used to clear when I took antibiotic but it used to reappear after stopping antibiotics. So after 3-4 courses, the dermatologist prescribed me accutane and after that my acne cleared but I got EC. I also used to have constipation most of the time and still do.
I took probiotics and it did solve my constipation when I took them but when I stopped taking them, constipation returned. I stay depressed most of the time nowadays as I am now hopeless that it won't be cured ever. I can't remember the last time I was happy. I spend most of the time at home and never step out. I cannot make an eye contact with anyone while tlaking to them. When I look back, I realize that life was much better for 2years when I was managing EC by exfoliating every 4th day but the past 7 months have been a nightmare. I used to skip college and due to this my grades have also been affected. Life is miserable. I am now ready to give up. People of my age are enjoying their life and I am living like a hermit. People can show empathy towards other disease but not ec as no one has experienced it.
I have tried these things and nothing has worked so far. What should I do? I have lost all hope. I know there are worse conditions people suffer but EC is not less than any of them. But the bright side of ec is that any other problems I face in life seem too small and once I am cured I will be much stronger.
When my EC initially began, it was only on the lower lip. I was "managing" it by constantly rubbing it off so they would appear normal and I was still licking my lips during this. When the problem persisted, I began looking my symptoms up online and found this forum.
I searched for success stories and stumbled upon the famous "leave it alone" method to which I immediately tried. Within a week, my EC spread to the upper lip out of nowhere and my lower lip was in constant pain due to the unbearable dryness. I honestly have no idea if it spreading was a coincidence, or it spread because I left them alone.
It's quite a shame that in our era of advanced technology, not even the most qualified doctors can explain or give at least a single clue about this condition.
While leaving it alone, did you let water touch your lips? What do you think was the reason for your ec to spread?
I think that it is some kind of infection(bacterial/fungal/viral) which spreads when the lips are dry.
The lips also become inflammed when I keep them dry.
There should be some connection .
Since only the lower lip was initially affected, I could still drink normally, and I even remember thinking to myself at the time, "Thank God it's only on the lower lip". I began reading a few posts here once I looked up my symptoms and read about how leaving them alone "would eventually heal them", so I did.
I left them alone by stopping what I was initially doing to them, which was rubbing them. I still drank and ate normally although I was more mindful. I think it wasn't even a week, it was more like within 3 days that they spread. Anyway, I go about my normal day, drink water normally (obviously drinking normally means you let water touch them, and the upper lip is the lip that is mostly in direct contact when drinking) and what do you know, the dreaded triangle in the upper lip and some small sections that flake appeared, I wasn't even causing trauma to them.
I personally think that EC is primarily immune-driven. How or why it happens I honestly have no idea. As someone who suffered from dry or chapped lips from time to time before EC happened, I can assure you that the lips are one of the fastest to heal despite the trauma, which is why I don't think that anyone here should be blamed at all. It's probably different if you had chronic, dry lips that you almost had to peel everyday but it seems that most of us here have stated that we all had a period where we wake up and saw or felt the lips were suddenly very dry and started to apply chapstick and then EC happened.
In my case, I was peeling my lips a few times because they were dry, but I'm sure they returned to normal because I wasn't a chronic lip picker anyway (since I never had chronic dry lips). Then after many months of normalcy, I woke up one day and realized my bottom lip was severely dried out which was why I asked for chapstick, although what confuses me is that I barely used the chapstick after that since everything went back to normal as I expected, whereas most people here say they started getting dependent on the chapstick. Many months later, I just woke up with EC.
I have to emphasize 'months' in my case because that's how it really happened, sort of like a really late delay between normalcy (I mean I was peeling my lips because they were so dry back in January '15, but I have pics of me on Feb '15 and March '15 where my lips went back to normal, so why didn't EC happen sooner and not almost a year later after so many months of normalcy? Do you get what I mean?). Logically, trauma may honestly have something to do with it, but I think the sudden nature of lip drying is more suspicious and perhaps has something to do with the immune system.
Sorry if this is was quite long, it's just frustrating and confusing that I really have no clue on what's going on with us. As someone who usually always has a solution, this condition is honestly an insult to my intelligence.
Have you tried a salve? I use touchy skin salve by ora's amazing herbal for psoriasis and it's made for eczema. It may help reduce the look on your lips. Also, face oil serums that a very moisturizing or natural lip scrubs may help as well.
I had to same thing , EC spread to my top lip when leaving it alone. This is because EC is caused by DROUGHT, so when u completely leave it alone the bottom lip completely dries out, and eventually the top lip will also dry out because they're connected. So never leave it completely dry!
You have parasites clogging you up. Count on it. Do Dr. Clark's cleanse which includes needing to use a zapper. Here's my new favorite quote from her book:
"Only Two Health Problems
No matter how long and confusing is the list of symptoms a person has, from chronic fatigue to infertility to mental problems, I am sure to find only two things wrong: they have in them pollutants and/or parasites. I never find lack of exercise, vitamin deficiencies, hormone levels or anything else to be a primary causative factor." 'Cure for All Diseases', page 2
Don't believe any 'doctor's' diagnoses--they are trained by the pharmaceutical cartel-backed medical 'schools' aka brainwashing institutions to disregard parasites entirely, as well as any infestation symptoms, which is what all these auto immune 'diseases' actually are.
They say 'cause unknown' because they can't think of a good pretend reason for those symptoms.
Again, regular 'doctors' and their tests never detect any real parasite problem. If they aren't in your digestive tract, they don't really register on the deliberately inaccurate tests.
The 'elites' don't want you to know how badly you're infested. They count on those infestation to make you sick, manifest one of their pretend 'diseases', and need boatloads of their products, natural stuff or drugs (they now own both, pretty much), to try and get well to benefit their most profitable arm, the pharmaceutical cartel.
I've been a frequent follower of cure zone for quiet some time, and I can say many of you guys have been through hell and back. I'm reaching out because I'm tired of just following diets and not getting any good results.
Drugs I've taken: Rounds of Antibiotics, and Accutane.
My symptoms: Dry skin, leaky gut, acne, psoriasis/rosacea lethargy, poor sleep, overall weakness, no libido, lipomas, thinning hair, brain fog, poor concentration, food sensitivities, hard time sweating and constipation.
My meals are pretty healthy, I've been following an anti-candida diet with no fruit and root starchy vegetables aside from carrots, no dairy,wheat, legumes, and eggs. I eat brown rice for carbs, and I eat meat and fish. I generally try to eat animal products that haven't had any antibiotics, besides fish occasionally. I try to always get some form of cooked vegetables with every meal.
I've been seeing a naturopath, but I feel as if I'm getting my money taken from me. I went to try and get "professional" help in desperation as I was getting no where with my skin rashes. She told me about leaky gut, and put me on the anti-candida diet, gave me a list of supplements to aid in the healing. I started feeling alot better , but I feel the only reason it did is because before I went to see her, I was attempting a raw fruitarian lifestyle. That sent me into hell, as I was just always anxious , and had frequent melt downs. She put me on a protien supplement called, opticleanse ghi, a multi vitamin, an anti-fungal called berberine, 5000 vitamin D, and a probiotic. I got a food sensitivity test and have been avoiding the foods that cause me problems, and has actually been helping me alot. The rashes seem like they're regressing. For some reason though, I have a gut feeling that this is only temporary fix though. I can imagine that avoiding foods that cause damage to your gut would cause inflammation and problems in your body, but I have a feeling that this isn't something that will permanently fix my problems. I've also got lipomas in parts of my body, but I feel as if they are from the protein drinks I use to drink when I weight lifted extensivly. I'm reaching out to see what you guys think, as I've seen alot of people on this forum have been through the ropes with these type of problems and could give some advice and thoughts about my circumstance.
I also want to do start doing some liver flushes. Since I'm on a anti-candida diet, I was wondering if there were any herbs that anyone could suggest to me to take before I attempt this to aid instead of drinking apple juice, and eating apples 7 days before the cleanse as that would go against my anti-candida diet.
I was also wondering if a parasite cleanse would be helpful as well?
Any advice and hopeful words is welcome, as I've come to wits end trying to deal with this.
I'm only 21 years old, and having these problems worries me of my future if I don't get it under control..
Thank you for taking the time to read, and I hope to hear from you guys soon!
Mattk3 makes a significant point.
Only reason you'll
Need a naturopath is for them to run a metal and mineral hair test to access the heavy metal burden. The test cost something like $60 bucks
And the $60 bucks will make your recovery much much much faster.
i am on matt's protocol and took that advice and my mineral analysis showed uranium was off the charts. rest are normal. Uranium is a heavy metal and i looked it up and it causes all kinds of cancers and health problems. The test guy my doctor and i have no idea how this is but its not good. Anyone have any input on this?
Take selenium, some silver, a multivitamin w/o iron Now Foods 3771, and 2 grams of chlorella every evening for a year, the radiation level should fall.
Remember, chlorella pulls out not only toxins but trace metals as well, and you need a lot of them, so you must supply them, as well as remove the bad ones. Only way to remove radiation metals is using chlorella, the Russians used a lot of it after their reactor melted down.
The immune system attacks itself, instead of the invader, causing a strain on white blood supply, and greatly increases the inflammation. This can cause a GI trac infection that spreads. Routine Supplementation of Immune vitamins, Rosehip seed tea, magnolia bark extract, and Chaparral will stop this genetic transcription error in the DNA. Once your immune system is regulating correctly, fighting your infection is easier. I would take up to 4 capsules of magnolia bark, 4 cups of rosehip seed tea, and 2 capsules of Chaparral, twice a day. Very Very Powerful. Also keep in mind that Stinging Nettle root robs fungus of chitin. The stuff that makes the shell of the fungus, up to 6 caps per day really weakens fungal infections.
33% of people have the defective Gene.
Psora goes back thousands of years.
Look up Psora, it is just now receiving some attention.
One of Psora body types biggest problems is in the behavior of FXR, the regulation of ornathine, and the removal of ammonia from the body.
FXR Farnesoid x receptor:
The bile acid receptor (BAR), also known as farnesoid X receptor (FXR) or NR1H4 (nuclear receptor subfamily 1, group H, member 4) is a nuclear receptor that is encoded by the NR1H4 gene in humans.
It plays roles in:
FXR is expressed at high levels in the liver and intestine. Chenodeoxycholic acid and other bile acids are natural ligands for FXR. Similar to other nuclear receptors, when activated, FXR translocates to the cell nucleus, forms a dimer (in this case a heterodimer with RXR) and binds to hormone response elements on DNA, which up- or down-regulates the expression of certain genes.
One of the primary functions of FXR activation is the suppression of cholesterol 7 alpha-hydroxylase (CYP7A1), the rate-limiting enzyme in bile acid synthesis from cholesterol. FXR does not directly bind to the CYP7A1 promoter. Rather, FXR induces expression of small heterodimer partner (SHP), which then functions to inhibit transcription of the CYP7A1 gene. In this way a negative feedback pathway is established in which synthesis of bile acids is inhibited when cellular levels are already high. FXR has also been found to be important in regulation of hepatic triglyceride levels. Studies have also shown the FXR to regulate the expression and activity of epithelial transport proteins involved in fluid homestasis in the intestine, such as the cystic fibrosis conductance transmembrane regulator (CFTR)
Farnesoid X receptor has been shown to interact with:
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator 1-alpha and
Retinoid X receptor alpha.
Demand for immune stability is enhanced using:
The Farnesoid X Receptor (FXR) is a member of the nuclear receptor superfamily of ligand-activated transcription factors, which plays crucial role in bile acid, cholesterol, lipid and glucose metabolism, as well as in the development of atherosclerosis, intestinal bacterial growth and liver regeneration. FXR is also involved in the pathogenesis of cholestatic diseases, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and inflammatory bowel disease. Recent evidence further suggests a key role for FXR in apoptosis and cancer. Notably, FXR deficiency promoted intestinal inflammation and tumorigenesis, suggesting that FXR activation might be a promising strategy in the treatment of colon cancer. FXR deficiency in mice led to the development of spontaneous hepatocarcinomas, while FXR inhibition might represent a novel therapeutic approach in Barett's esophagus. In Breast Cancer cell lines, FXR agonists down-regulated the Breast Cancer target gene aromatase. FXR inhibited Leydig tumor growth and progression, supporting evidence that FXR may be an important regulator of androgen homoeostasis. Further studies are required in order to establish possible antitumor effects of this nuclear receptor. Either reactivating or inhibiting FXR expression may represent promising therapeutic strategies in the treatment of certain types of human cancer.
The farnesoid-X receptor (FXR), also known as the chief regulator of bile acid metabolism, is thought to play a role in some hepatobiliary and gastrointestinal disorders. In a study published in The American Journal of Pathology, researchers demonstrated dysfunctional intestinal FXR-signaling in a rat model of cholestatic liver injury, accompanied by intestinal bacterial translocation (BTL) and increased permeability and inflammation.
Do you know anybody who has had success clearing psoriasis with this regimen? It worries me because chaparral is listed as an unsafe supplement. I'm willing to try this, but I don't want to take something that is not safe.
Thank you everyone for taking the time and reading my story. I will look into the hair analysis. Though from what I've been seeing its in around the $160 range, I'll have to just keep looking.
Thank you for the information about the defective gene, I do remember my mother telling me about her having a type of skin reaction once. The thing that's weird though is I only have it on my face. Not any where else on my body. I will look into the herbs you listed.
How many have you done? and was it intense?I've think that's what I'm going to do, but from what I read you should do a parasite cleanse before you do a liver cleanse.
Does anyone know of any symptoms of having a parasite? I wake up religiously every night with weird twitches, and I'll be itchy. I don't really have a hard time falling back asleep, but its just an annoying habit and I'm not sure whats causing it.
From what I'm reading, I think you should take B1 (thiamine) a few times a day as it can only be absorbed in small amounts (so don't bother taking mega doses, just small doses 3 times a day) and Essentiale for your psoriasis. This product can be found on ebay and other outlets:
Hi Jinx178 (hah I realize your username is quite similar to mine)
Note: Apologies because I'm not a curezone veteran. I'm just an acne veteran with a similar story to the OP. I'm new to the forum, and a lot of good answers have been given, so I hope I'm not repeating advice and apologies if I am.
A little backstory:
I'm 23(f), acne-free for around a year or so now. Too bad I picked at my face though, as I'm left with textural scars. But I'm learning to accept them and appreciate what I've been through, because as you can probably relate it was a very painful experience having acne.
I went through 6+ years of pretty regular, cystic hormonal acne, from about my junior year in h.s. (my parents officially divorced around the same time curiously enough) til around this time last year, now that I think about it.
I went on birth control originally for acne, but knew, like you mentioned among other things, that it was just a temporary fix. And a shitty one at that.
It almost ruined my relationship at the time because of my depression and mood swings. So I went off it and started researching the sh*t out of acne, because my breakouts wanted to come right back.
Anyway, that's probably enough about me. I'm going to make a pretty general recommendation based on what you wrote. I think you're totally right in thinking what you're doing is only a temporary fix.
Healing from acne takes time. For me it did. Especially if you have gut problems which I had and you do. Some cream or vitamin or herbal supplement wont take care of the problem entirely if your lifestyle doesn't support clear skin. What worked for me, and continues to work is:
A Gut-Healing Diet, specifically a Low-FODMAP diet. I'm surprised this isn't mentioned for acne sufferers more, but I'm trying to change that. I've done the crazy diet rollercoaster before and it's done a whole lot more harm than good. This, despite the un-sexy name, FEELS good. It's also completely tailorable because it allows you to find what exactly causes you gut issues. Seriously, check it out.
I recommend against the liver flushes. Please. Don't. Do. Them. I've done them in the past, back before I didn't care if things were clinically proven or not, and it did nothing. I'm not against holistic medicine entirely, but I now highly value clinical evidence, of which there is none for liver flushes.
If you want to supplement to help balance out hormones, I would recommend Berberine. I won't go too deep here on it, but it helped me when I needed extra ammo against acne. Always know side effects before taking things though.
Final tip: a good probiotic every day. I'm a fan of drinking kombucha and making my own probiotic sh*t because sh*ts expensive if you get it at the store.
Wow. That was long. I'm tempted to do a tl;dr but sincerely hope you read all of this and benefit from it, even in a small way.
Let me know how it goes, whatever you decide to do!
I'm a big fan of simple, so the recipe for fermented veggies from an article in StoneSoup worked well for me. They won't let me link it here but I think the post is called 'The Number 1 way to Improve Your Gut Health.'
I've been wanting to experiment with making my own kombucha too, once I have time for a bigger project :)