Quotes for your life:
"To see what is right, and not do it, is want of courage, or of principle."
"Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment."
"Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome." Samuel Johnson
"You cannot change your life by changing your life. You can only
change your life if you change your thinking."
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A son with terrible Acne
"My son is nearly 16 years old. He has had acne since he was 13 years. Initially it was mild, but it became severe and "cystic" when he was 14.
For one year he was on antibiotics. Tetracycline seem to work for approximately 4 to 5 months. My son's face became worse again. He was then placed on Minocycline.
He was on and off on different antibiotics. Nothing seem to make any difference.
Then his doctor proposed that my son take Accutane. I was required to sign a release form. When I read the potential side effects, I finally said "NO MORE".
He has been off antibiotics for about 10 months. He has tried all kinds of topical creams and blue light treatment. His face looks terrible. I know this affects my son's self esteem. I really did not know where to turn or what else I could do to help him when a friend recommended Dr. Z. who had helped her son with his acne problems in some rather unconventional ways. Without much further thought I made an appointment.
The examination was very extensive. It made a lot of sense. Dr. Z explained in detail his findings: My son tested allergic to many, if not all, his favorite foods: waffle and syrup, box cereals, oatmeal squares, peanut butter and jelly on white bread, etc. He pointed out, that this type of "diet" was not useful for resolving his skin condition.
He suggested that due to his past heavy and prolonged antibiotic use, there was a high probability that his intestinal flora was quite damaged and that he most likely suffered from candida overgrowth.
Dr. Z proposed a dramatic change in eating habits - no bread, no potatoes, no fruit, no fruit juice, no carbs… He recommended a set of supplements to help restore normal digestive function. He gave my son exercises to stimulate brain function. He adjusted him and started a series of Low Level Laser Therapy sessions over the affected parts of his face.
I went home in shock - as a mother how could I make this work? This required a complete rethinking of my shopping and cooking and lunch preparation.
We gave it a good try. I felt my son wanted to quit, but he also wanted to get rid of his terrible acne. Within 5 days there was a noticeable improvement. I have my shopping and cooking routine together now. To my amazement, my son is actually following all recommendations.
Two weeks have gone by. My son's skin looks 75 to 80% better. His moodiness is much improved. This already makes a tremendous difference in his social behavior. When we go shopping, my husband and I read every label in the grocery store before we buy anything. What an education!"
Denise, Auburn - California
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