01/11/2013: Lyle from Gaborone, Botswana: "I used tea tree oil on my acne and it has disappeared. It kills the bacteria the thrives on sebum and liquifies the sebum; kills the two birds really well. Try using it with Jojoba oil as the carrier. I used tea tree oil with both..."
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[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 05/26/2008: Angela from Montreal, Quebec, Canada: "I had about 15 at least gallbladder attacks in 2 weeks -hospitalized one night as well and they wanted to take out the gallbladder for my "diamonds" gallstones which I'd had for 16 yrs. at least with no probs. except very sick in my 4 pregnancies because of excess bile... The attacks started due to taking digestive enzymes for 2 days and then going off them. The attacks began the next night with coleslaw, sausages, and saurkraut ..but continued for the next 2 weeks pretty much whatever I ate. In my worst attack I practically crawled to the computer to earthclinic.com. The 1/2 cup lettuce cure came up with 2 yeas. Sent son running to store for it and 20 mins. later after eating the 1/2 c. I had complete relief. As one writer speculated that it stimulated the liver to produce digestive enzymes that would stop the body from calling on the gallbladder to produce digestive bile.. So for the next 24 hrs. I ate nothing but iceberg lettuce -lots of it - and slices of organic apple. The next day I tried out eating whatever I wanted which had caused attacks throughout the prev. 2 wks. (except the cabbage/sausages -bad memory!) Even McDonald's failed to give me an attack. I am so thrilled with this cure of course!
Hearing once recently that digestive enz help people lose a lot of weight, I wonder if the stimulation of the liver a couple times a day with particularly iceberg lettuce (as it's supposed to work the best rather than other lettuces) would be a natural weight loss cure as well? I know it seems to make less of the slight puff around my ankles -more definition. So it might also help with fluid retention. As well my new pretty set wrinkles of 6 mos. ago have almost completely disappeared within a few days of ingesting 3x per day at least (vertical ones beneath my eyes -not the crow's feet). Try it and I'd love to hear your feedback as I'm a personal trainer and would love to see if it helps people lose weight -at least it brings down the glycemic index of each meal you eat it with some."Replies
03/21/2013: Kaylibara from New Milford, Nj replies: "I will defintiely try eating this three times a day! I'll let you know if I see results."
[YEA] 09/03/2008: Cathy from Medford, Oregon: "For acne, coconut oil is not recommended, it will actually plug your pores and cause more breakouts. Jojoba oil is a long known remedy for acne. It is almost exactly the same composition as our skin's natural oil, so when you apply it, it will actually slow the production of sebum, which causes acne. I didn't believe any oil could help acne..but jojoba does..and removes wrinkles too..try it on the frown marks!"Replies
07/02/2010: Mark from Las Vegas, Nv replies: "I have a good success with virgin Coconut oil, it's a great sunscreen, prevents burning and helps to remove bumbs I have had since I was a kid on the back of my arms. So I don't agree with your take on coconut oil."
01/09/2011: Muriel from Auroville, India replies: "I guess it depends on the skin type. I've tried coconut oil and somehow, it didn't work for me. I am prone to acne in general. I will try Jojoba. Thanks for the tip."
01/02/2012: Coregon from Medford, Or replies: "Mark, I have to admit I hadn't tried coconut oil for acne, I only took the advice of my daughter who works as a cosmetician. I have since used coconut oil on blemishes and found it works very well! It also is the best thing I have ever used for acne scarring, the scars peel off. Thanks so much for your comment. I'm a new fan of coconut oil."
10/21/2011: Silvergirl from Edmonton, Alberta: "Looking for natural remedies and skin care for wrinkles..."Replies
01/11/2013: Lyle from Gaborone, Botswana replies: "I used tea tree oil on my acne and it has disappeared. It kills the bacteria the thrives on sebum and liquifies the sebum; kills the two birds really well.
Try using it with Jojoba oil as the carrier. I used tea tree oil with both Jojoba and moringa oil, a drop of each in the morning and evening. The acne disappeared within a month.
I found Moringa oil is good for tanning - makes my face glow, look younger (reduces wrinkles) and darker. But its oily, so the sheen shows. Use a little drop."
05/19/2011: Dani from Calgary, Alberta: "Hi, I have noticed in the past couple of years that my skin has looked more and more dehydrated, even with heavy moisturizers and eating well. My skin can feel soft and smooth, but when I look in the mirror and move my face, it looks as though there is a very very thin layer of papery skin on top that pulls and looks thin and crepey when I move it. I hope I am explaining myself well, I am 31 and would love to gain the plumpness under my skin to fill in the crepey lines for good, I have no idea what else to do."Replies
05/19/2011: Sheila from San Diego, Ca, Usa replies: "Have you tried consuming electrolytes? Ted from Bangkok has a homemade recipe in the posts (lime w/bicarbonate and water)-- I haven't tried it yet --and I've been using Ultima brand powdered electrolytes with water, orange flavor, naturally flavored it says, but check with the company if you're concerned about any additives. My skin looks much much better. I think I have a propensity to be dehydrated, so I'm working on that from the inside-out."
05/19/2011: Sheila from San Diego, Ca, Usa replies: "BTW, I'm 44 this year, am Asian; been told I look like I'm an easy 30. I have some of those crepe-y lines you mentioned too, but they've lessened from the electrolytes and some very sound sleep I've been getting. I'm going to look into my digestive health and research body hydration. Reading the books from Dr. F. Batmanghelidj."
05/19/2011: Sheila from San Diego, Ca, Usa replies: "Seems I have a lot of additions to my initial posted reply: I mentioned being Asian (more specifically a Pacific Islander, and a long time sun worshipper) because I often hear "nice, young-looking skin" associated with being Asian.
Also, I'm not so resistant to aging now, after promising myself I'd age gracefully, and as healthfully as possible. Somehow promising that when I turned 35 has helped me mentally.
You're 31, so you have started early. If only my 16 year old would dump most of her mass-marketed make up and OTC remedies... Maybe not all, but most... She'd have less dependency on it as an adult. : )"
05/19/2011: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "is your water intake adequate?"