Why I Stopped Using Coconut Oil Topically

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Coconut oil seems to be recommended for everything lately. People recommend you include it in your diet, put it on your hair and skin, even use it as toothpaste. While coconut oil is great in a lot of ways, it’s unrealistic to believe its great in every way. Today I’m going to be explaining why I don’t recommend coconut oil be used topically, especially for people with acne prone skin.

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eBook: Heal Your Acne Naturally

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My ebook is finally here!

 

If you suffer from acne or another skin disorder such as eczema, dermatitis, or hidradenitis suppurativa, you definitely are not alone. In fact, in the natural health industry you are probably in very good company. Many people find their way to a healthier lifestyle while looking for ways to fix their skin issues. I have personally suffered with acne for over 10 years! In that time I have learned a lot about our skin, so I wrote this ebook to share all the important things I have learned about managing skin conditions through diet and lifestyle.

 

The ebook includes:

  • Important background information on acne
  • Different types of acne
  • Why conventional treatments often won’t fix your skin problem
  • Lifestyle factors that affect skin health
  • Recommended dietary guideline
  • My top recommendations for supplements
  • Delicious accompanying recipes

 

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You can purchase this ebook in either PDF or Kindle format. The PDF format can be purchased directly through Payhip HERE. The Kindle version is available through Amazon, click on your country to be taken to the correct Amazon listing:  USA,  Canada,  UK,  Australia,  Germany,  France,  Spain,  Italy,  Netherlands,  Japan,  Brazil,  Mexico,  India

 

I hope you enjoy the ebook! Have you had issues getting rid of acne? 

I would love to hear your stories in the comments!

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You Can’t Control Everything (An Experience with Pityriasis rosea)

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In the last few years I have read quite a lot of books on nutrition. The underlying message in almost all these nutrition books seems to be that you can control almost anything to do with your health through nutrition. Most of these authors probably don’t intend for this to be the message that comes across; they are merely trying to prove the point that nutrition is a very important factor in obtaining and maintaining good health. While it is true that a proper diet is very important for good health, there are also other factors to consider. The truth is that you are never going to be 100% in control of your health. The belief that every aspect of your health can be reflected through nutrition leads to baseless feelings of guilt and discouragement. Today I am going to share an experience that served as a reminder that it is impossible to control every detail of my health.

WARNING: This post contains somewhat graphic pictures of a skin condition

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My Experience With Accutane

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Many people with acne are encouraged to take pharmaceuticals to fix their acne. However, doctors won’t tell you that many of these treatments are harmful to your health, and a lot of the time they don’t even work! As a teenager I took many pharmaceuticals for my cystic acne because I didn’t know there were other options. I thought I was doomed to have acne unless I took these drugs; I even took Accutane which is considered to be the ‘last resort’ option for severe acne. Worst of all, none of these medications actually helped my skin. I now know that treating acne naturally is actually a lot safer and more effective. Today I will share my experience with Accutane and why I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.

 

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