Hello, I am 36 years old & just this past January, 2013 did POD creep into my life. I suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis & Lupus...so what is one more flare up? ;) But really I deal with joint pain daily. it is something I have learned to deal with. Having a rash on your face you cannot control is awful, embarrassing & humiliating. I use organic extra virgin coconut oil daily on my face & body but I can't say I see any results from it. I just use it because it is natural.
As for natural products & being healthy I have to say I do it all. I have been a vegetarian for 23 years, I use Nature's Gate shampoo & conditioner SLS free, Jason (SLS free) seafresh toothpaste, Tom's of Maine deodorant, Botanic makeup & I only wash my face with sunflower oil & castor oil. I don't understand why I have POD now but I can't control it. I take ACV pills, use Bragg's ACV with the mother as a toner when the POD is really bad & I take zinc daily as well as many other vitamins. My bottle of Violet Extract was delivered to my door today. Since it is hard to find even at natural health food stores I purchased it online. I am really hoping it is my answer since nothing else natural seems to work.
I will be sure to come back to let you all know if the VE is the answer. I am also interested in hearing what, if any foods could trigger POD. I find any mention about food playing a role in POD hard to find.