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Healthy People Do Not Have Acne?

Posted by
Milena on March 20, 1999 at 00:16:29:

Then why in the world do so many UNhealthy people have acne?
I have acne and then some. I meditate daily, I practice the Alexander Technique. I am on a Weight Watchers diet in which I eat all recommended servings of fruits and veggies daily. I drink plenty of water and get AT LEAST 20 min of aerobic activity per day. Now, tell me. Am I healthy? Why do I still have acne? Also, tell me why does my friend who lives on meat and fried foods, smokes marijuana practically daily, and drinks daily have clear skin, and a perfect figure? 2+2 are just not adding up for me. Did God just deal me a lower hand? I don't understand.



Re: Healthy People Do Not Have Acne?

Posted by
Dezmo on March 20, 1999 at 15:16:10:

In Reply to: Healthy People Do Not Have Acne? posted by Milena on March 20, 1999 at 00:16:29:

Read ER4YT and find freedom



Re: Healthy People Do Not Have Acne? (WONDERFUL QUESTION!) ARCHIVE

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 21, 1999 at 10:27:01:

In Reply to: Healthy People Do Not Have Acne? posted by Milena on March 20, 1999 at 00:16:29:

Hi, Melina.

I REALLY appreciate your asking this question since it gives me another way to help people understand this (and a lot of other related things).

First, Mother Nature really DID " deal you a lower hand". This is what we are learning from the Human Genome Project and what holistic practitioners have been harping about for at least 4000 years. There is a "Bell Curve" for EVERYTHING! This is discussed in depth in my book.

All this means is that you have to work harder (than most)to elevate your "health" level to the place where acne is no longer necessary. How old are you?

Also, remember that we still do not have a perfect definition for a "healthy person". Maslow searched for a healthy person for 10 years, at the turn of the last century, and NEVER found one--------even by the definition of healthy back then. We now know that the true definition of "health" is so far ahead of what we have been considering health (by the conventional medical definition) that it is almost incomprehensible.

You do NOT have to be a perfect human to get rid of acne since that is relatively simple. Besides, the human potential researchers keep telling us that humans have not reached anywhere near their potential. The ultimate definition of health will be at the ultimate potential of humans.

What we do know is that acne is a sign that the hypothalamus homeostasis function is drastically altered by its having to operate under the fight or flight "readiness" 24 hours a day for years & years when it was designed to be in that mode for less than hours at a time. (See Hans Selye, MD's "The Stress of Life". He is the acknowledged premium researcher, in the effect of chronic stress-effect on the human, in the world [even though he has been dead for 25 years].)

It is the imbalance of stress hormones from endocrinological stress that causes acne. That is why it shows up at puberty when the most dramatic alteration of endocrinological function in our lives takes place.

ANYONE who has acne past puberty has to have another reason for why the glandular imbalance has persisted and it is the unprecedented environmental burden this culture had. My book discusses this in depth.

I need to know how you substantiated that your SR (meditation) produces the "relaxation response" at 4-12 cps in the brain rhythms. Without biofeedback substantiation, there is an average 50% chance your technique is no better than a nap. ALSO, unless it is done at least twice a day, it is not going to keep you ahead of the advancing edge of the environmental stressors that produce the chronic fight or flight we all experience. LESS THAN 10% OF THE STRESSORS WE EXPERIENCE ARE PSYCHOLOGICAL OR SOCIAL; ALL THE REST ARE PHYSICAL.

Hope this helps.

Walt



Re: Healthy People Do Not Have Acne?

Posted by
Glenn on March 22, 1999 at 16:38:54:

In Reply to: Re: Healthy People Do Not Have Acne? posted by Dezmo on March 20, 1999 at 15:16:10:

sorry, i dont speak the lingo here...

what is ER4YT???



Re: Healthy People Do Not Have Acne? (WONDERFUL QUESTION!) ARCHIVE

Posted by
Milena on March 26, 1999 at 22:13:55:

In Reply to: Re: Healthy People Do Not Have Acne? (WONDERFUL QUESTION!) ARCHIVE posted by Walt Stoll on March 21, 1999 at 10:27:01:

Dr. Stoll I am 18 and in college. Lots and lots of stress. I can notice a significant change in my skin during test times. However, I am confident that I can overcome these stressors. In your post, you mentioned that my meditation may not be effective enough - like a nap perhaps. What can I do to be more effective. I am agreeing with you here. I am very distracted in the dorms. I ususually only "find time" in the evening and there is a lot of noise beyond our thin walls. I've read many articles, bits of books, listened to tapes on meditation, began studying TM, until I found my instructor smoke marijuana and did speed, something I was not supportive or understanding of. Any suggestions?



Re: Healthy People Do Not Have Acne? (WONDERFUL QUESTION!) ARCHIVE

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 27, 1999 at 12:27:30:

In Reply to: Re: Healthy People Do Not Have Acne? (WONDERFUL QUESTION!) ARCHIVE posted by Milena on March 26, 1999 at 22:13:55:

Hi, Milena.

I would first check my present technique with biofeedback to see if it is the best one for me. If it is, you just need to alter it so that you include the distractions in your practice & do it at least twice a day. You know, there is a meditative technique that focuses on EVERYTHING.

If it is not, find one that is (see link below).

Just from what you are saying here, I would think that a complicated breathing technique might be the right thing for you. Chanting would be the second thing I would try.

Let us know how you do?

Walt



Dr. Stoll, Do you have ESP?

Posted by
Milena on March 29, 1999 at 21:57:40:

In Reply to: Re: Healthy People Do Not Have Acne? (WONDERFUL QUESTION!) ARCHIVE posted by Walt Stoll on March 27, 1999 at 12:27:30:

Well, your suggestions to do breathing or chanting for relaxation would be perfect for me! I am studying to be an opera singer, breathing and sound are part of me! However, this is my first year in college and I have been having MAJOR setbacks in my progress. I know it is due to tension in my body and improper breath support! However, I am not positive how to change this. I visited an otolaryngologist and was able to see my vocal cords, which are perfectly healthy...(no polyps, nodes) but couldn't understand why I have such and uncomfortable tight feeling when I sing and sometimes when I speak for extended periods of time, even on the phone. The doctor suggested it was reflux and prescribed Prilosec, which I did not take. Instead I decided to be proactive and take learn the Alexander Technique for tension release and breathing. I have noticed results on and off. I seem to be taking a step forward and a step backward at times. Are you familiar with the Technique? Can you suggest books or tapes for breathing or chanting? What about sufi meditation? (I believe they use chanting, there is a group nearby) I feel I need a better SR technique - also how can I find a way to know if I am in alpha state? Thanks ahead of time for all my questions. I am so excited I found this website!
Milena



Re: Dr. Stoll, Do you have ESP?

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 30, 1999 at 11:25:52:

In Reply to: Dr. Stoll, Do you have ESP? posted by Milena on March 29, 1999 at 21:57:40:

Hi, Milena.

I am an assistant professor of Intuitive Medicine at Greenwich University in Hilo, Hawaii. That is so close to ESP as to be indistinguishable from it. Thanks for asking.

Especially since you are thinking of this as a career, you will need someone to help you with this in the beginning. I am VERY familiar with Alexander Technique and that can be helpful for you; so could Feldenkrais.

However, were I you, I would seek out the Sufi's first. Be sure to tell them what we have been discussing here. They can focus on breathing & chanting for you first. You may not be able to do both at the same time at first.

Biofeedback is the only way I know to be certain that your technique is reaching the "relaxation response" so necessary to your resolving this.

The reflux MAY be contributing to this . HOWEVER, even the reflux would be basically caused by the bracing. If reflux is contributing you would get relief of some of the symptoms with the GRJ.

Let us know how you do.

Walt



Stress, stomach problems, and low iron?

Posted by
Milena on March 30, 1999 at 22:06:30:

In Reply to: Re: Dr. Stoll, Do you have ESP? posted by Walt Stoll on March 30, 1999 at 11:25:52:

I am planning on attending a Sufi meditation session on thurs, however, I have questions about biofeedback and reflux. The otolaryngologist said reflux was a possibility, but was not sure and prescribed Prilosec, but I didn't take it, was that a mistake? I tend to not like medications unless I am sure they are necessary. And what is GRJ? The only stomach problems I've had were about two years ago, when I had to be on a veggie and fruit diet only for a few weeks, I couldn't digest anything else without considerable pain. However, that was during an extrememly stressful period in my life, which HAS passed. Also I've been reading about biofeedback devices and there is a lot mentioned about skin temp. I have cold hands much of the time and am usually cold (as in I need more clothing than most people). I am told I inherited "Mediterranean Anemia" from my mother. I also bruise fairly easily. Would this have any correlation to stress and tension and affect biofeedback readings?
Thank you!



Re: Stress, stomach problems, and low iron?

Posted by
Tofan Rafati on May 24, 1999 at 19:17:46:

In Reply to: Stress, stomach problems, and low iron? posted by Milena on March 30, 1999 at 22:06:30:

My girlfriend has the same symptoms as the one you are talking about. I am worried about her condition because it has not gotten any better. Do you think it is due to the lack of iron? She bruises very easy and she is really thin. Could you please send me any information you have on the subject asap?

Thanks,
Tofan Rafati



Re: Stress, stomach problems, and low iron? (Solution to easy bruising.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 26, 1999 at 11:10:25:

In Reply to: Re: Stress, stomach problems, and low iron? posted by Tofan Rafati on May 24, 1999 at 19:17:46:

Hi, Tofan.

Easy bruising will almost always be resolved in a few weeks by simply taking at least 3000 miligrams of bioflavinoids a day. Read the lable carefully so you know how much it has been diluted before you buy it.

Then, when there has been no more easy bruising for a month or so, the dose can gradually be reduced (about 50% at a time) until the proper maintenance dose is found.

This only means that she needs a lot more than the average person & that is a genetic factor that is not yet changable. SO, she will need to keep that maintenance dose up forever to keep the bruising away.

Let us know how she does.

Walt



Re: Stress, stomach problems, and low iron? (Solution to easy bruising.)

Posted by
Tofan on May 26, 1999 at 15:33:11:

In Reply to: Re: Stress, stomach problems, and low iron? (Solution to easy bruising.) posted by Walt Stoll on May 26, 1999 at 11:10:25:

OK, thanx for the help. However, it's not a big issue compared to her other problem. Her stomache pains are not getting any better and it has been getting worse ever since the middle of the school year. These days, she's even getting neausiated because of her pains. When she gets hungry she's afraid of eating because she's afraid of getting the stomach pains again. And when she does eat, it doesn't seem like very fulfilling food. I am thinking that maybe if she forces herself to eat more solid/fulfilling food and try to overcome the pain, the stomach might get used to the food and start to get better. (I hope that makes sense)

Thank You
-ToFan



Re: Stress, stomach problems, and low iron? (Solution to easy bruising.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 27, 1999 at 12:10:04:

In Reply to: Re: Stress, stomach problems, and low iron? (Solution to easy bruising.) posted by Tofan on May 26, 1999 at 15:33:11:

HI, Tofan.

I did not mention her other problems because we discuss the causes of her combination many times every day on this BB and have done so for many years.

First, she needs a good conventional GI workup for any other diagnosis. THEN, she needs to read the archives about stress, skilled relaxation, leaky gut syndrome and dysautonomia.

By that time, she will have a pretty good idea of why she feels the way she does AND what to do about it.

THEN, if she has more questions, have her write again.

Walt



Re: Stress, stomach problems

Posted by
martin on August 25, 1999 at 21:48:38:

In Reply to: Stress, stomach problems, and low iron? posted by Milena on March 30, 1999 at 22:06:30:

If anyone can answer some questions for me I would greatly appreciate it. 1. my boyfriend seems to be having some sort of musle tension in his stomach he always has it real bad. what can we do to stop this or who can help?? He gets so irritable!! thanks, kellie



Re: Stress, stomach problems

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 26, 1999 at 13:37:40:

In Reply to: Re: Stress, stomach problems posted by martin on August 25, 1999 at 21:48:38:

Dear Martin,

It sounds like he would be a good candidate to read a copy of my book.

In the meantime, he could look up bracing, LGS, stress and SR in the glossary and in the archives.

THEN, if he still has questions, have him write again.

Walt



Re: Healthy People Do Not Have Acne? (WONDERFUL QUESTION!) ARCHIVE

Posted by
ELS on September 07, 1999 at 21:17:46:

In Reply to: Re: Healthy People Do Not Have Acne? (WONDERFUL QUESTION!) ARCHIVE posted by Milena on March 26, 1999 at 22:13:55:

I tried everything to get rid of my acne. I used accutane until I realized that it made me so queezy that I refused to eat. I read about a guy on the web who stopped eating sugar and all other concentrated sweets to get rid of his acne. It worked. It worked for me too. Oh, sure, I get an occasional zit, but not the pizza face that I am used to. I am 27 years old! I used to blame mine on stress. I realized that I used my fingers to pick my zits more often and spread the zit juice around when I was under stress. Try deleting all concentrated sweets from your diet. It may work for you too. Good luck in college.



Re: Healthy People Do Not Have Acne? (WONDERFUL QUESTION!) ARCHIVE

Posted by Walt Stoll on September 08, 1999 at 15:57:21:

In Reply to: Re: Healthy People Do Not Have Acne? (WONDERFUL QUESTION!) ARCHIVE posted by ELS on September 07, 1999 at 21:17:46:

Thanks, ELS.

Don't forget that the single most important thing for anyone to do to get rid of stress-effect storage in the hypothalamus is the regular practice of SR. From your note it sounds like you have tried everything but SR.

See the glossary for any unfamiliar terms.

Walt



Re: Healthy People Do Not Have Acne? (WONDERFUL QUESTION!) ARCHIVE

Posted by
val on September 26, 1999 at 22:57:41:

In Reply to: Re: Healthy People Do Not Have Acne? (WONDERFUL QUESTION!) ARCHIVE posted by ELS on September 07, 1999 at 21:17:46:

Well i'm only fourteen and i know your sopose to get zits but in this case zits is coverd all over my face!!
what can i do to get rid of all these red thing and clear my face for once?



Re: Healthy People Do Not Have Acne? (WONDERFUL QUESTION!) ARCHIVE

Posted by Walt Stoll on September 27, 1999 at 08:42:53:

In Reply to: Re: Healthy People Do Not Have Acne? (WONDERFUL QUESTION!) ARCHIVE posted by val on September 26, 1999 at 22:57:41:

Hi, val.

All of your questions, and many you have not yet thought to ask, are contained in the archive link I have prepared for you below.

After you have spent enough time on it to know what your options are, if you still have questions, write again.

Walt



Re: Stress, stomach problems, and low iron?

Posted by
Chris on October 27, 1999 at 11:59:25:

In Reply to: Stress, stomach problems, and low iron? posted by Milena on March 30, 1999 at 22:06:30:

I have chrons and have had them for about three years now, lately I have been getting uneasy stomaches, It makes sounds and rumbles, Im even getting a lot of gas . Ive been told to use predisone by my physicia. Is this a a wise idea and what do you think my problem is



Re: Stress, stomach problems, and low iron?

Posted by Walt Stoll on October 28, 1999 at 11:40:42:

In Reply to: Re: Stress, stomach problems, and low iron? posted by Chris on October 27, 1999 at 11:59:25:

Hi, Chris.

Go to the link I have prepared for you below. Crohn's is but an advanced form of LGS and any individual genetic susceptibility.

THEN, if you still have questions, write again.

Walt



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