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  • Don started the topic Reflection…Part 4 in the forum Reflections via email 4 hours, 37 minutes ago

    Complex question Mike! Determining the main trigger for my skin issues is like pondering the primary meaning of life! After almost 77 years of living and 56 of them under some form of skin problem, the one decisive answer to a main trigger is, get ready, confused with a mixture of heredity and self imposed obsessive concern about skin…[Read more]

  • Sharon started the topic Week 4 reflections in the forum Reflections via email 8 hours, 32 minutes ago

    What would you say is the main trigger for your skin issues and what do you believe the underlying cause of seborrheic dermatitis may be?

    A very good question! I had acne as a teenager and into my early twenties which is not good re self-confidence and causes feeling of stress over my appearance. I don’t know if the acne was a result of…[Read more]

  • John voted up to a reply by John in the topic We’ll see if this lasts 17 hours, 52 minutes ago

  • John started the topic Laziness in the forum Reflections 17 hours, 55 minutes ago

    When I’m diligent about the advice given in these emails, I have found that my scalp is quite manageable. The biggest thing that I would say for me is when I’m lazy or lax in the details it triggers. Being a lax person with a lot of interests, I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about what I’m going to eat for dinner tonight. Further, I’m a…[Read more]

  • Erwin started the topic Reflexions for week 3 in the forum Reflections via email 3 days, 8 hours ago

    This week was for me at the beginning a little bit difficult, because I thought to integrate all that “diet” food would be not so easy.
    Then I found out, that I am normally eating every day salad (now with no vegetable oil), raw vegetables minimum 2 times a day.
    Problem is for me the flax seed oil per day, maybe I decide to get it as supplement.…[Read more]

  • Sharon started the topic Reflections on Week 3 in the forum Reflections via email 3 days, 16 hours ago

    Well, I have been putting off my reflections post hoping I could become more coherent than I feel. And grateful that week 4 is for catching up. Briefly although I am following the objectives as best I can, particularly diet, but there has been too much going on in my life right now to be able to focus just on my own concerns and health.…[Read more]

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  • Don started the topic Weekly reflection in the forum Reflections 1 week ago

    One day after saying my SD had stabilized last week, I experienced a regression. Progress halted in its tracks. Why? Despite following protocols, I was caught in two days of severe stress. I knew it was happening, but was unable to halt the damage. How well I know the role stress plays in my SD condition. Within another two days of…[Read more]

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  • M replied to the topic MY Journey with SD in the forum Introductions 1 week, 5 days ago

    I feel your pain. I will tell you that after suffering with this for over 10 plus years that the shampoos don’t make your hair fall out but more that the dermatitis gets stuck to the shaft and when you wash it to clean your scalp – out comes the hair with it. I need to keep my scalp clean and treat it or the dermatitis get worse. I have heard from…[Read more]

  • M replied to the topic We’ll see if this lasts in the forum Reflections 1 week, 5 days ago

    I don’t think you have to give up beans or legumes? Did I miss something?  I did however see the part about reducing nut intake but nothing about beans or legumes.

    Good luck.

    M.A.

  • Michael A. started the topic Barberries in the forum Resources 2 weeks ago

    Barberries are small tart berries commonly used in middle eastern cuisine. Their usage in the North America is limited, but the flowering plant is best known of it’s high berberine content.

    Documented Benefits

    Significant antihistamine and anticholinergic effect
    Has been shown to have a significant effect on acne reduction
    Improved blood…[Read more]

  • Michael A. started the topic Raw Vegetables in the forum Resources 2 weeks ago

    Both raw and cooked vegetables have their own beneficial characteristics. Making sure our diet has adequate amounts of both can help us obtain a more balanced spectrum of benefits.

    Benefits of Cooked Vegetables

    The cooking of certain vegetables has been shown to improve their antioxidant potential and allow for better nutrient absorption…[Read more]

  • Michael A. started the topic Flaxseed Oil in the forum Resources 2 weeks ago

    Flaxseed (linseed) oil is the richest known source of an omega 3 fatty acid by the name of ALA. In fact, the % of ALA found in flax seed is almost in a class of it’s as, containing more then 5 times the ALA then the next highest sources (walnut and canola oil) .

    Documented Benefits of Flax Seed Oil

    Regular consumption of fresh flax seed oil…[Read more]

  • Erwin started the topic Review of my second week in the forum Reflections 2 weeks ago

    The second week for me was a good one, because I felt that some suggestions Michael did are good against stress.
    I started to have 2 sessions of breathing every day (average 10 minutes), after this I felt much better and more relaxed.
    Yoga I did just before 2 years a long time and then I had gave it up because I had no time. So I started this week…[Read more]

  • M posted an update in the group Group logo of Skin Support – Test GroupSkin Support – Test Group 2 weeks ago

    Some questions...

    Hello to the group! I was a week late starting (I was off the grid) but was able to combine week one and week two. I do have a few questions. I cook with olive oil and use olive oil for salad dressing – is this considered a vegetable oil? At the suggestion of a skin specialist – eliminated dairy – therefore I do use almond milk – and there is a…[Read more]

    • M, my SD is also on my scalp and I am wondering what shampoo you use that you find helps with it?

      • Hi Sharon, I mix up my shampoos on the recommendation of my dermatologist – one that seems more successful than the others is Dermazinc. I ran out and did not use it for while and it definitely got worse. Also, when I have to I use a prescription one from the dermatologist about once a week for a longer period of time on my head. At the moment, I…[Read more]

        • Thank you M, I will check out the Dermazinc and give it a try. I have tried so many different shampoos and have not had much luck except for the BIOM8, which definitely makes it better, breaking up the scale but a day after shampooing, the scale seems to return. I think I need to use BIOM8 every day and shampoo every day – have not actually done…[Read more]

          • Yes, I have learned from research and the dermatologist that you need to keep your head as clean as possible which means shampooing every day. For some stupid reason when I first had this, I though shampooing everyday was causing it so I washed it every couple days and that definitely made things worse. Some days, I skip the SD shampoo and use…[Read more]

            • I so appreciate your reply M! That is exactly how I have been approaching it – every other day or so, because I thought it would make things worse if I did it every day. When I first started getting SD, I would try not to shampoo more than once a week but it just kept getting worse. As I said, it always feels so much better on the day I do…[Read more]

    • You are welcome. It still is a battle for me but I try. I will certainly be purchasing the BIOM8 and see what happens – fingers crossed!

  • Michael A. started the topic Glycemix Index in the forum Resources 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    The glycemic index is the standard measurement system used to evaluate a given foods effect on blood sugar (glycemic response). It’s scale ranges from 0 to 100, with 100 being the effect of pure glucose.

    An important component of this measurement system is that it measures the blood sugar response relative to the total amount of carbohydrate in…[Read more]

  • John started the topic Lack of a routine in the forum Reflections via email 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    This week was about reducing stress, which I can say I failed. Generally,
    I’m pretty laid back and this week I didn’t adhere in particular to the
    advice to have 2 meditation sessions per day. I have never been good at
    keeping a routine, at least one that is the same every day. Schedules are
    fine, as long as they are varied since then I don’t…[Read more]

  • John started the topic We’ll see if this lasts in the forum Reflections via email 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    I’ve been able to hold to the diet in the short period, however we’ll see
    if my will can hold out until it becomes a habit. The hardest thing for me
    was to get rid of all legumes. I eat lots of beans/nuts so this will be
    the first thing to go when the metaphorical dam that is my will starts
    leaking.

    For me, it was easier to find cruciferous…[Read more]

  • Don started the topic Reflections in the forum Reflections via email 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    As I mentioned last week, my skin condition for the moment is stabilized. My personal goal is to stand ready with concrete options and strategies for continued stabilization. These are available through the Reflections program, and may be enhanced further as the weeks proceed. This being said, the primary benefit of using twice daily cleanings…[Read more]

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