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AccutAven 10-25-2004 05:06 AM

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Hi Katrina,

As to the info, yes there's not much out there on lemon juice helping acne. I found out by paying a lot of money to get this acne information package and its 'secret' involved the use of lemon juice as its key ingredient.

Most research will tell you the health benefits of lemon juice, and the benefits of directly applying it to your skin. Few speak about the benefits of drinking it though!

These lemons are fab and are still going strong!!!


Katrina 10-25-2004 02:20 PM

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[QUOTE=AccutaneAvenger]Hi Katrina,

As to the info, yes there's not much out there on lemon juice helping acne. I found out by paying a lot of money to get this acne information package and its 'secret' involved the use of lemon juice as its key ingredient.

Most research will tell you the health benefits of lemon juice, and the benefits of directly applying it to your skin. Few speak about the benefits of drinking it though!

These lemons are fab and are still going strong!!!


Ok, thanks! I have been doing this for a week and a half now and things aren't bad. I'll keep you updated. :wave:

AccutAven 10-26-2004 05:27 AM

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[B]Check out the Amazing Health Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water! [/B]

After visiting some friends recently who drank copious amounts of water spiked with fresh organic limes and lemons from trees in their yard and freely offered this delicious concoction to all their guests, the following article reminded me of the value of our mutual dedication to planetary health and wellness through simple healthful remedies.

There are basic lifestyle habits that are important to incorporate into your daily life, and this is certainly one of them. However, we are talking about organic lemons that are tree ripened. If you are buying commercial lemons from the store, learn kinesiology and muscle test the lemons you buy so that you know one way or another whether the lemons you are purchasing are actually therapeutic for you.

by Ann Heustad, R.N.

“When life gives you a lemon... squeeze it, mix it with six ounces of distilled water and drink twice daily.”

The value of eating lemons is reported by Jethro Kloss in his book Back to Eden:

“The medicinal value of the lemon is as follows: It is an antiseptic, or is an agent that prevents sepsis [the presence of pathogenic bacteria] or putrefaction [decomposition of tissue]. It is also anti-scorbutic, a term meaning a remedy which will prevent disease and assist in cleansing the system of impurities.”

Due to the digestive qualities of lemon juice, symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, bloating and belching are relieved. By drinking lemon juice regularly, the bowels are aided in eliminating waste more efficiently thus controlling constipation and diarrhea.

“Its magnesium, in conjunction with calcium, has an important part to play in the formation of albumen in the blood. The lemon contains potassium 48.3, calcium 29.9, phosphorus 11.1, magnesium 4.4. Lemons are useful in treating asthma, biliousness, colds, coughs, sore throat, diphtheria, la grippe [flu or influenza], heartburn, liver complaint[s], scurvy, fevers and rheumatism.”

Since many people today suffer from what they used to call biliousness, it is important to edify our readers to the definition.

Biliousness -- 1. A symptom of a disorder of the liver causing constipation, headache, loss of appetite and vomiting of bile. 2. excess of bile; a bilious fever.

[B]Why the lemon works so well [/B]

On page 19 of A.F. Beddoe's book “Biological Ionization in Human Nutrition,” he states that: “Man does not live off the food he eats but off of the energy that is produced from the food he eats.”

The energy you get from your food comes from the atoms and molecules of energy in your food. A reaction takes place as cationic food enters the digestive tract and encounters anionic digestive enzymes.

To explain further, an ion is part of a molecule con-atom or a group of atoms that carry an electrical charge. Ions which carry positive charges are “anions.” Lemons are considered to be anionic, having more anions (negatively charged ions) of energy as compared to cations (positively charged ions) in their atomic structure. Saliva, hydrochloric acid, bile and the stomach's other digestive juices are also anionic.

Lemon is one of the only foods on the planet that has more anions than cations in its atomic structure.

[B]Who Can Benefit From Lemon Water? [/B]

Dr. Beddoe continues on page 194: “Lemon water is used in every person that can tolerate it. That is, if there is no allergy to lemon (a very few have a true allergy to lemon) and no active ulcers, then all adults and most children should use the lemon water. The purpose of the lemon is to:

a) provide a natural strengthening agent to the liver enzymes when they are too dilute.

b) The liver can make more enzymes out of fresh lemon juice than any other food element.

c) The lemon helps fix oxygen and calciums in the liver because it regulates blood carbohydrate levels which affect the blood oxygen levels.”

In the above book, Dr. Beddoe also cites an article by Dr. Michael Lesser on the medical promise of citric acid in “Anabolism, Journal of Preventive Medicine.” He uses this article to validate the value of using fresh lemon juice daily: “It appears that citric acid, the major carrier of biochemicals in the body's energy system, shows important promise, primarily because of its excellent properties as a chelator. Its ability to form soluble complexes with calcium offers major promise in the successful treatment of pancreatic stones and has also been employed to dissolve kidney stones. Since calcium deposits are of major significance in the much greater problem of hardening of the arteries, citric acid may possibly contribute to a safe and effective reversal of this widespread degenerative disease.”

Even though medical doctors are not currently employing lemon juice in the treatment of the above conditions, this article substantiates the fact that one of the benefits of fresh lemon water is the way the citric acid is able to act upon the body's systems differently than any other food.

Lemon Remedies Published by Jethro Kloss in Back to Eden

* For sore throat, dilute lemon juice with water and gargle frequently. Dilute one-half lemon juice with one-half water. It is even better to use straight lemon juice.

* A slice of lemon bound over a corn overnight will greatly relieve the pain.

* A slice of lemon bound over a felon [pus formation on a finger joint] will not fail to bring the pus to the surface where it can be easily removed.

* To relieve asthma, take a tablespoon of lemon juice one hour before each meal.

* For liver complaints, the juice of the lemon should be taken in a glass of hot water one hour before breakfast every morning.

* To break up la grippe [flu or influenza], drink a large glass of hot water with the juice of a lemon added, while at the same time have the feet in a deep bucket or other vessel of water with mustard added to it. The water should be deep enough to where it comes nearly up to the knees. Keep adding hot water to the patient's tolerance and until the patient begins to perspire freely (about 20-30 minutes). Be sure there is no draft on the person while this is done. The patient should be near a bed so he can get in it easily and avoid any danger of getting chilled. If convenient, a full hot bathtub would be good in place of the foot-bath. The lemon water should be taken every hour until the patient feels that all the symptoms of the cold are gone.

* A teaspoon of lemon juice in half a glass of water relieves heartburn.

* For rheumatism, one or two ounces of lemon juice diluted in water should be taken three times a day: one hour before meals and at bedtime.

* In cases of hemorrhage, lemon juice diluted in water and taken as cold as possible will stop it.

* Scurvy is treated by giving one to two ounces of lemon juice diluted with water every two to four hours.

* In excessive menstruation the juice of three to four lemons a day will help check it. Best to take the juice of one lemon at a time in a glass of cold water.

Mr. Kloss explains how lemon juice can even help someone with stomach ulcers:

“How can one with an inflamed or ulcerated stomach partake in the juice? Would not a strong acid like that of the lemon act as an irritant? That would depend on how it was taken. If in quantity, yes. But to take it very weak at first [diluted sufficiently in water], it will cease to burn. The sufferer afflicted with ulcerated stomach has to use great perseverance to affect a cure, and it can be cured if care and patience is used. The gastric juice in the stomach is four times as strong as lemon juice.”

In these cases, I recommend one to two tablespoons of Aloe Vera Gel before the lemon water. Taking 500 mg. of Bromelin has also proven to be helpful.

[B]Buying a sweet lemon [/B]

Some lemons are more sweet than others. A rule of thumb for selecting a lemon that is both sweet and high in mineral content, is to pick one that has a high specific gravity measurement and is heavy for its size. By comparing equal-sized fruit, the one with the greatest weight will have the most mineral content and sugar. A thick skinned lemon will not be as heavy as a thin skinned lemon and will not have the desired sweetness or mineral content.

The method I use to ensure the purchase of sweet lemons is to look at the stem end of the lemon. There are two ends on the lemon. One end has a point where the blossom started to grow; the other end has a stem or a dimple where the stem used to be located. On the stem end of a highly mineralized, sweet lemon, you will see little lines radiating out of the stem like sunbeams. These little lines can look like a star shaped structure and is called a calyx. The calyx may have three, four, five or more points to the star. The greater the number of points on the calyx, the higher the mineral content of the lemon.

[B]How much lemon to use [/B]

If you are in good health and weigh less than 150 pounds, squeeze the juice of one half a lemon (one ounce) into a glass of purified water and drink this mixture twice a day (one whole lemon a day.) If you weigh over 150 pounds, squeeze the juice out of an entire lemon (two ounces) into a glass of purified water and drink this mixture twice a day (two whole lemons a day.) The lemon juice can be diluted more according to taste.

To help your body get the energy from the food you are eating, drink lemon water regularly. Next to drinking plain purified water, drinking lemon water daily is the most important thing you can do for your health.

AA :bouncing:

Kellsy 10-26-2004 09:36 AM

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Yes the lemon juice does work. Oh and hello everyone im a new member. lol I can now get back on it cause i brought the lil plastic lemon juice holding thing so that i can cut back on spending on buying lemons almost every 3 or so days. I started this w/the lemons 2 weeks ago the day i read about it on this board b4 i went to bed and i woke up he next day and my pimples dwindled right on down and when i drunk more again that next day the next morning i went from having 2 pimples to just one small, small one. I was soooo happy. Now that some1 said about having intial breakouts in the beginning i guess thats what must have happend because i later on stopped cause i thought maybe this wasnt workign as much. Plus some1 on here said it can burn your teeth out so THAT had me afraid to do it everyday twice a day. I'll get back on the ball now and see how things go.

AccutAven 10-29-2004 04:45 AM

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How are the lemons going for those people who are trying it?

Testamentt 10-29-2004 12:45 PM

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I just started a couple days doing one lemon in the morning and one at night. I'll keep you guys posted on the progress.

MariLissa 10-29-2004 03:48 PM

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I started yesterday morning...

Will let you all know how Im going... even though I think the Initial Breakout is starting to pop... Does it last long???

AccutAven 10-30-2004 05:46 AM

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No the intital breakout is neither severe nor long lasting. It just brings things to the surface in my experience.


MariLissa 10-30-2004 10:12 AM

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Thanks AA!! Will keep all of you posted!!!

Testamentt 11-01-2004 10:36 AM

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Hi guys, I am on Day 4 of this routine, I believe. I have been getting a 'breakout' of sorts, but it feels as if the already established acne is subsiding and the new acne is rising at a faster pace... as if the cycle has been heightened by the juice. I am still very positive that this will be beneficial for me in the next couple weeks. 2 lemons a day diluted in water is what I do. I should mention that my main acne problem is body acne... I have moderate to severe acne on my chest, back and shoulders and mild to moderate on my face. I'll definitely keep you guys posted.

Accutane: how long have you been on this, now, and how is the improvement?

MariLissa 11-01-2004 11:48 AM

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Today was my 5th day... my Initial Breakout was a bit bad... But I'm waiting for the final outcome... so I too would like to know AA how long it took before you saw results??

BTW Im not diluting the lemon... I'm drinking it pure... would this matter??

fitch0082 11-01-2004 03:15 PM

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I heard that lemon juice can actually help you loose weight.

AccutAven 11-02-2004 03:10 AM

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Hi MariLissa, I definitely do not recommend you drink it undiluted. It's bad enough drinking it with a glass of water. Rather, it's best to put the juice in a 1 litre bottle of water and drink regularly through the day. That way it doesn't purge your system in one big bang, which forces toxins out through your skin rather than your liver and kidneys. For convenience sake however, I take the lemon juice with a glass of water in morning and night, but this is not ideal.

Testamentt, I am now well into my second month. It's still working fine on my face. However, I still have the usual mild chestne and a little neckne - I'm finding the lemons aren't helping so much there. But that's because I play vigorous sports, and I find that there's NOTHING I can do to stop neckne and chestne other than giving up sport. Sport for me = neckne & chestne. Period. Even lemons can't cope with that. I could easily eliminate my mild neckne and mild chestne simply by abstaining from sport, but sport is way too much fun and is good for overall health.

I hope you start seeing results after 2 weeks, but like all acne treatments you should not give up until at least a month after treatment, if not 2 months.


AccutAven 11-02-2004 03:12 AM

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Fitch, yes it may possibly help lose weight - there was a famous 'lemon water' diet going around many years ago....but I don't want to encourage fad diets :)


MariLissa 11-02-2004 06:54 AM

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Dear AA... thanks so much for your reply... my skin is better today, but taking lemon juice undiluted must be the explanation of WHY I had a bit of a bad Initial breakout...
I will try it with water tomorrow.

Thanks again for the tip!

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