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Posted by
Chuckk on March 13, 2003 at 00:21:54:

Entering college in about 5 months, will have big loss of income. As of now I've been a vegetarian for a year and a half, exercise 3x weekly, drink a little soda, and don't smoke, drink alcohol, or take recreational drugs. I would like to change my lifestyle further to clear up the pretty bad acne I've had for 15 years, but would rather not be chained to a miserable job in order to be able to afford it. Currently my health insurance covers Accutane, and blood work, but not whole foods, relaxation time, or vitamins. In other words, I'm not willing or able to move to Zimbabwe, wash my clothes in a creek, or spend 10 hours a day meditating. Accutane is being offered by my dermatologist. I already have a healthier lifestyle and worse acne- this seems rather significant- than anyone I know. Where can I find a grant to provide me with whole foods and relaxation time while I'm in college?



Re: Acne and money

Posted by Happygal on March 13, 2003 at 06:01:06:

In Reply to: Acne and money posted by Chuckk on March 13, 2003 at 00:21:54:

Hi Chuckk,

Read the article on "Skilled Relaxation" and learn how to get the most benefit from your relaxation time, then you should only need to do it for about 40 minutes a day total (or perhaps less if you get really good at it).

For the whole foods, learn how to be a great cook and cook all your whole foods meals from scratch. I use a bunch of appliances which help timewise.

What on earth are you drinking soda for, if you wish to overcome the acne?

Best wishes,
Happygal

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Re: Acne and money

Posted by
Michele on March 13, 2003 at 17:15:31:

In Reply to: Acne and money posted by Chuckk on March 13, 2003 at 00:21:54:

You don't find grants, you apply for them! Good luck!
I'd maybe look into care packages from friends and family (really, ask them, I'm sure they'd love to do that for you) and also, cut sugars - sugar loooovvess bacteria. Starve those bacteri!

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Re: Acne and money

Posted by
Chuckk on March 14, 2003 at 00:54:11:

In Reply to: Acne and money posted by Chuckk on March 13, 2003 at 00:21:54:

Thanks Michele and Happygal for the straight talk. I do recall being fairly clear when I first became vegetarian, and cut out fried foods, and soda, etc. I don't recall exactly when, but some time after the dermatologist put me on something I must have loosened my diet enough to continue "needing" his services. Finding some great stuff here, hopefully I can kick him to the curb now.
BTW, he never once asked me about my diet. Only lifestyle question I recall him asking was how much sun I got.

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Re: Acne and money

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 14, 2003 at 07:28:13:

In Reply to: Acne and money posted by Chuckk on March 13, 2003 at 00:21:54:

Hi, Chuckk.

Listen to Happygal.

SR costs you nothing if you get the workbook at the library.

It seems that you may be doing the other 2 legs of the wellness stool, fairly well, already. Since each leg magnifies the effectiveness of the others, just adding SR will make a LOT of difference.

Let us know how you do.

Walt

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Re: Acne and money

Posted by vivian on March 14, 2003 at 13:31:40:

In Reply to: Acne and money posted by Chuckk on March 13, 2003 at 00:21:54:

Chuckk,
My son had acne for 3 years,and I tried lots of things, but refused to try the dermatologist,as i knew it would mean chemicals. He is 19 now and I finally broke down and got him Proactive (sold on TV). It works after a few months. I assume there are chemicals in it, as well, but his skin was not dried out nor did he suffer any ill effects (that we know of!).. Then a funny thing happened, he ran out of the stuff for a few months, and due to money limitations (college, also), he couldn't afford beer and especially ice cream anymore, and his skin has not gotten worse. Maybe it is partially his getting older, (outgrowing it?) but i think the Proactive got him on track (I tried keeping him away from dairy prior to this with no results), and limiting the dairy has helped to maintain the results. My brother also swears dairy was the cause of his acne. Hope this helps.



Re: Acne and money (more options) Archive

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 15, 2003 at 08:26:19:

In Reply to: Re: Acne and money posted by vivian on March 14, 2003 at 13:31:40:

Thanks, Vivian.

There are many pathways to the top of the mountain.

Walt

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