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I found this subject extremely interesting and helpful. A lot to think about! I have always known I respond well to acute stress – feeling energised to deal with whatever it is. After that stress is gone, I might find myself exhausted but generally recover fairly quickly. Chronic stress is what I need to look into more closely and I app…[Read more]
Hurricane Irma created much stress for me, but now we are back on track. I feel sorry for those folks who were seriously impacted, both with Harvey in Texas and Irma here in Florida.
Throughout Mike’s SD program I continually reflected on the program, it’s great value and how it might be improved upon. So, I am not going to repeat my…[Read more]
I wanted to thank you for your skin support program.
I got a lot of new knowledge in these 8 weeks through your reports and the
weekly reports from the users. The program was intensive and like other users mentioned it probably takes a little longer to see changes on skin (trying one or the other change according to your…[Read more]
I found this experiment very useful. I WISH I could say it was successful. It’s a healthy diet. And I feel good on it.
Probably the hardest part for me was the information about not using medicated shampoos. I do know it is essential to keep your head clean and my dermatologist has told me to have a tow or three different brands in…[Read more]
Many people know that stress can have a variety of negative impacts on their health, their skin and their overall level of happiness.
When it comes to skin issues, it appears that the majority of individuals affected by various skin conditions report that stress is one of the most influential factors on the state of their skin.…[Read more]
Thank you, Michael, for putting this program together. I learned quite a bit, applied many, not all, but many of the objectives. I want you to know my skin has improved over the course of the program. I’m delighted!! I applied the objectives that I knew I would be able to easily maintain. Here are the objectives that have been beneficial to my s…[Read more]
I’m sorry I did not write reflections for week 6, but the news you should try out every week is extensive.
I also believe that one week is quite short, then to notice a change.
Nevertheless, the many new things that Michael tells us are outstanding and I want to thank him for that.
I was particularly interested in the use of carbonated water in…[Read more]
I did miss posting any week 6 reflections because I have not been keeping up with everything. I feel tremendous gratitude for all the very pertinent information provided by you Michael, and feel sorry not to be right up-to-date with you. I read your posts very carefully and go to the website to get the details and think about them but it is hard…[Read more]
First Mike, your devotion to complete strangers I applaud. For certain, there are many of us who appreciate your serious efforts. You need to know that what you are doing is indeed worthwhile. I for one have copied, read, re-read and incorporated many of your concepts and ideas (making them a habit at this point is questionable!) Admittedly,…[Read more]
Balanced Dietary Fat Intake
There are several main types of fats that are a part of a typical diet.
- Saturated fats
- Polyunsaturated fats (omega 3s and 6s)
- Monounsaturated fats (omega 7s and 9s)
A significant part of this program has focused on way’s to improve the important balance between omega 3s and omega 6s, which is…[Read more]
A good answer! In fact, I remember reading that in some cases, if one used too strong a solution of vinegar, it could cause more harm than good. And of course there is the odour. I noticed you mentioned the use of baking soda in this weeks reflections and wonder if you think it would be as effective as carbonated water. I know…[Read more]
The point regarding the effect of air travel stood out to me as well.
Have noticed this effect myself as well. Haven’t really thought much of it and mainly attributed it to the air quality on planes.
Decided to investigate this topic further and found some relevant information. Here’s a quick summary of what I managed to find:
Good question and it’s actually quite difficult to answer. Here are some potential reasons that make carbonated water more applicable then vinegar:
- Due to it’s odor, leaving vinegar on the skin may not always be an option.
- Vinegar (especially apple cider vinegar) has a variety of different acids (acetic acid, citric acid, malic…
My condition changes almost weekly. Whereby I only determined that the skin condition usually on holiday is actually better and in winter, while staying in heated rooms worse.
I also found out that my skin at workplace certainly
on stressful days actually gets worse.
Particularly interesting for me is the e-mail from Michael about the Skin…[Read more]
I have not had any periods of remission with the SD but overall throughout this program it is gradually improving. Working through Michael’s objectives leaves me feeling much calmer and more accepting of the SD. I am eating much healthier food and more active as well. Partly because I am simply feeling much better. Less stressed and feeling…[Read more]
Just curious as to the use of vinegar in this regard. I read about the carbonated water and it is intriguing as I know that a vinegar solution to help treat ear infections in dogs is helpful because it “kills” the yeast/bacteria present? We have very hard water which ensures are more alkaline pH whenever I wash my hair but I have not seen any g…[Read more]
Plain carbonated water is produced by enrichment of regular water with carbon dioxide. This infusion produces the bubbles that we often enjoy in fizzy drinks. Once all the carbon dioxide (in the form of bubbles) has escaped, the water returns to it’s original state.
In most cases, the addition of carbon dioxide to water reduces it’s pH level to…[Read more]
Importance of Low Skin Surface pH
A low skin pH (below 5) has been shown to be beneficial on several fronts . Most important findings in this area include:
- Improved skin lipid metabolism
- Reduced permeability
- Improved residential bacterial flora
- Normal barrier repair
- Reduced inflammatory response
- Improved function of antimicrobial peptides…
There are numerous ingredients, both natural and synthetic, used in the cosmetic and skin care industry which are known to cause irritation. The main reason they are still in use is because the favorable characteristics (solubility, costs) often outweigh their potential to cause irritation in the majority of individuals.
The issue is that, during…[Read more]
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