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Prometheus,

Yes, I could not believe this dermatologist told me that either. I basically went in there and up front said "I don't want any medication", I only wanted to know what new topicals were on the market since I hadn't been using any for the past 8 years. She said that I would never get the results with topicals that I could get with a combo antibiotic/topical treatment. She asked me why I didn't want meds, and I told her that I thought long term usage of meds wasn't good for our bodies. She said that there were studies out there that proved that no harm came from long term antibiotic use. :confused:

Anyways, I took my prescriptions for differin and benzaclin and ran with them. I am supposed to have my 2 month follow up the end of this month, and I am hesitant to tell her that I plan on doing the natural approach to healing, in conjunction with the differin gel (the benzaclin is really drying). Topically, I have also been using Aloe gel and Vit. E cream, which I really like.

Last night I drank my first bentonite/psyllium mixture. It kinda made me gag, but wasn't horrible either. I made it with room temperature water, and was wondering if I really need to warm up the water first? I'm using bottled water, and I don't know how to warm it (microwave, stovetop), or if room temp is acceptable? Tonight I will do the second, and starting tomorrow I will probably do 2 a day. Then maybe this weekend I'll start the Paragone.

I have a few more questions: where can you find brazil nuts and pumpkin seeds? They don't seem to be easy to find in this area. Also, I bought some liver cleansing herbs in capsuls that I would like to take, but I don't know if I can take them while doing the cleanses, or if I should wait until I have finished? Any thoughts? Thanks so much!
[QUOTE]You say that there are too many things you are using on your face to use the bentonite, what are you using? I hope they aren't chemicals, antibiotics, creams etc.?

I am using Differin, Aloe gel, and vitamin E cream, with an occasional spot treatment of Benzaclin. Are we not supposed to use topicals in conjunction with the cleansings? I didn't know that. :confused:


[QUOTE]Because people with chronic skin problems appear to have a predisposed immuno-gastrointestinal weakness that presents as skin problems, I strongly recommend that they adhere to a diet of foods in the "Super" and "Healthy" categories for the rest of their lives."

What are the super and healthy food categories? I have never heard of them.
[QUOTE=indy gal]I am using Differin, Aloe gel, and vitamin E cream, with an occasional spot treatment of Benzaclin. Are we not supposed to use topicals in conjunction with the cleansings? I didn't know that. :confused:




What are the super and healthy food categories? I have never heard of them.


It's basically organic meat, organic vegetables, organic fruits, raw vegetable juices, raw unheated-unpasteurized honey in moderation, nuts and seeds (no peants or cashews), cold water fish, and so on...there are other foods...but each person has their own perspective on those. The book isnt all that informative...but it does have a few good points to it...and I thought that the one I posted above was something to mention. :) The reason it is *suggested* not to use topicals while doing the cleansings is because sometimes the cleansings can be working and helping your skin while the topicals are aggravating your skin. Atleast, thats my take on it :)
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Is there a book that has all of this info in it? I've been reading posts for a while, but I need something I can read in spare time and take notes, etc. its a lot to absorb. I'm thinking about trying one or all of these cleanses. I'm sick of my dermatologist. Benzaclyn and Differin are not cutting it. Of course they are drying everything up but my acne cyst which seems to last for months. I've been on antibiotics off and on since college - I'm 25 now -and still very little results.


Hi Lacy, benzaclin and differin are what my derm wanted me to use too. Of course, she also didn't see anything wrong with long term use of antibiotics either :rolleyes: They are very drying, and topicals alone wouldn't have cut it for me, because every time I eat something I shouldn't my face breaks out 2-3 days later. Guaranteed.

I found a place that had lots of info about eating healthy and cleanses. It is called the cure zone. See if you can find it without me posting the link. Otherwise, these boards have several posts about cleansings. Do a search for Prometheus' "How to heal your acne from the inside". It is very helpful as well.