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  • #31
    Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
    Yeah, dude - handing out CVs is pretty much the worst way to try and get a job! You need to network. THat's how people get hired in 2013. Recommendations.

    Start working on your portfolio, start saving money. Eat well, and stop stressing about food.

    How bad is your acne? Honestly? Scale of 1-10?
    Yup, but for 3 years of studying Architecture, tutors sugar-coated everything and said as long as we get a 2:1, we should get a job. This was just after the recession hit and the construction industry hasn't picked up. My dream would be to work with a furniture company in London and that's where I plan on sending my designs. Their business model is very exciting too.

    Right now, I have around 4 red jawline spots and a lot of scars. The spots are mostly below my mouth, so it's isolated to a smallish area, but even without acne, my skin just looks dead. (and dark circles don't help). I associate acne with youth and "immaturity" like teenagers, and to me, having acne at 22 means I haven't grown up yet. I know that sounds stupid and it's all in my mind but that's how I feel. Physically it's number 4 but mentally its 8. This is just because I've had it for so long now and my skin never looks like it should at my age and the amount of nutrients I eat etc. (I know now that that "superfood" isn't going to do shit if my body can't make use of it and there way more than the nutrients in food to repair skin. Dropping meat and veggies has actually helped a little with painful jawline acne. I was never clear on Primal diet anyway)

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    • #32
      This is going to sound bizarre but... maybe you should try lifting weights? That would help you beef up, and make you feel more masculine, if that's what you want. Your testoestone is high, and it would help it.... go somewhere, lol.

      Also, exercise is one of the best ways to bring light and vitality into your complexion.

      Also, have you tried supplementing zinc for your spots? Ombat and Ci didn't have luck with it, but it cleared up mine, my brother's, and my brother's friend's!
      "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

      In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

      - Ray Peat

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      • #33
        YES! That's one things I want to do, look more masculine. I can't grow a full beard either so shaving reveals more scars (I look stupid with a goatee). I look "manly" and I have a very deep voice, so I'm not like some skinny teenage, pale, weak little white kid with a bunch of acne, lol.

        I've just had my first try at derma rolling. 0.5mm which is the minimum for good collagen - another thing my face lacks so it looks 'old and tired'. It feels quite good, like something is going to happen this time, rather than just slathering on pathetic creams in the hope they will help my completion (acne is internal as we all know). I'm applying pure organic aloe too.

        I feel more alive when I exercise and I do like my morning runs, when I wake up that is. I can do other body weight exercises fairly well and I'll think about upping the intensity somehow later down the line. I'm also going to get back into badminton which I enjoy (Twin Bro and I use to play for the county) so I'll buy some suitable trainers and a cheap racket once I sell my car.

        I took Zinc about 5 years ago but nothing happened so I stopped. (though my acne now is different to what it was back then - more red inflammation than zits) Oysters have a tonne of Zinc so I'm going to continue eating them. Apparently they raise testosterone by 35% which is as much as watching porn! Some supps that Zach/Derp suggested (B3) are apparently very good for acne too. I probably need to up retinol somehow. Derp debunked sugar = acne when he mentioned that metabolism uses up vitamin A and low Vit A can lead to acne. (or something like that)

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        • #34
          I've been looking at some kind of moisturiser that contains Vitamin E and below are the best ones I could find. (in order of which I think looks best).

          They all have some slightly questionable ingredients, but I think they may do a better job than aloe which doesn't seem to get rid of redness or dryness.

          (If anyone in the UK knows of a good skincare line, please let me know)

          Vitamin E Moisture Cream for Sensitive Skin, Acne Scars, Vitamin E Cream for the Face

          25 Beautiful Homes Avocado Cream Special Offer

          Skin Repair Moisturiser™ Light – Combination/oily – Cleanse, tone & moisturise – Skincare

          If none of these are anygood, what about Vitamin E oil?

          I'm still looking a supplements, because I think I need more than food to recover, but I have yet to really look into them.

          I've been under eating the past few days because of some sad news . A friend of mine from work was on holiday in Germany, where he was swept away in the Rhine by a strong current (and unable to swim, the group just went to get their feet wet, I gather). A few days later his body was found 4 miles down the river . We were close, always spoke to each other and was one of the nicest young men I've met (23 years old). We even had our interview and first day of work together. It's going to be miserable going in tomorrow, since I worked so closely with him and now he's never going to be there.

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          • #35
            I'm sorry about your friend. That's terrible news.

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            • #36
              Sorry about your friend, bro. So crazy how stuff like that can happen.

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              • #37
                Oh Nstocks... I'm so sorry to hear that! I lost two friends in quick succession last year too, so I know how it feels. It really shakes you, makes you question everything, and makes you rethink your own life. I hope you're holding up okay.

                I'll respond to your other entries tomorrow - just heading out now, but wanted to extend hugs to you first <3
                "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                - Ray Peat

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                • #38
                  Sorry, Nstocks. Celebrate his life, as those memories are with you, and so it's a part of him that won't die.

                  Zach asked me to write up a guide on diet and supplements, which I'll get around to shortly.
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                  • #39
                    Thank you all for your condolences. It's great to have somewhere to let these sort of things out, and for that I am very grateful to have you all.


                    Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
                    Oh Nstocks... I'm so sorry to hear that! I lost two friends in quick succession last year too, so I know how it feels. It really shakes you, makes you question everything, and makes you rethink your own life. I hope you're holding up okay.

                    I'll respond to your other entries tomorrow - just heading out now, but wanted to extend hugs to you first <3
                    It does exactly that. Yesterday I was sitting outside, just thinking about how fragile life is and that we only have a short time in this world. One day soon I'll be able to embrace that and start living mine.

                    Originally posted by Derpamix View Post
                    Sorry, Nstocks. Celebrate his life, as those memories are with you, and so it's a part of him that won't die.

                    Zach asked me to write up a guide on diet and supplements, which I'll get around to shortly.
                    Oh Derp, that made me cry! I've been so emotional over this, I guess I didn't realise how much he meant to me. Work will probably do a collection and I'm making sure I give something to that. He meant so much for the company and it's customers, I just hope they appreciate that and not worry about who is going to cover his shift. (which we joked about last time we spoke, since they never cover holidays properly)

                    I'll look forward to your post. I'm sure it will be helpful to many others too - quite resourceful if everyone posts where the good supplements are etc.

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                    • #40
                      I didn't mean to make you cry but, crying is good too. The Romans believed that crying was the most manly thing you can do when mourning a fallen comrade. So, let it all out brother.

                      Memories are a way that our lives can be eternal. We'll all see each other again, as our memories will keep us sentient. The memories that you give others, and others give you, change who we are eternally. Even if other people aren't perceptive of the change, it's there, even through courses of time that make you forget. This is how a part of them always lives on.

                      This life is fragile though, so cherish those times as a way to make each memory more special.
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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Derpamix View Post
                        Memories are a way that our lives can be eternal. We'll all see each other again, as our memories will keep us sentient. The memories that you give others, and others give you, change who we are eternally. Even if other people aren't perceptive of the change, it's there, even through courses of time that make you forget. This is how a part of them always lives on.

                        This life is fragile though, so cherish those times as a way to make each memory more special.
                        That's beautiful!

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by diene View Post
                          That's beautiful!
                          It is! Any crying is good, don't be sorry for making me emotional. It's helps

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                          • #43
                            Hey man, so sorry to hear about your friend. It's okay to let it all out in situations such as this. Sometimes awful things like that happen, without a rhyme or reason

                            This also hits close to home for me. One of my son's classmates perished in very similar circumstance recently.

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                            • #44
                              I've been looking at a couple of supplements and below are links for what I've found so far.

                              http://www.amazon.co.uk/FSC-500mg-Ni...ds=Niacinamide

                              Doctor&#39;s Best Best Collagen Types 1 and 3, 7.1 Ounce (200-grams): Amazon.co.uk: Health & Beauty

                              I'm not sure about T3 yet because of quality and where to it from, in a good form and reputable source in the UK. The collagen (link 2) is very good from what I gather, but it will need mixing with water which shouldn't really be a problem.

                              I'm also looking at Vitamin E and protein supplements, if anyone has suggestions. I doubt I get more than 100g protein a day unless I eat chicken so perhaps a supplement would be good? I'm always weary of these snake-oil type protein stuff sold to bodybuilders...

                              I've been under eating lately, not sure why but I don't really feel much worse. (not that thats justification for doing so!)

                              Bloating on some days is non existent which I'm extremely pleased with. I think the raw carrot in the morning (when I remember ) does help. I'm still constipated though which is both strange and worrying. I really don't understand this :/

                              Feet are still extremely frozen, energy and libido is very low and dark circles are just terrible. I've been using the derma roller every other day and today Vit E cream arrived. I haven't noticed any difference in m skin yet (as expected) but it hasn't made my mild acne worse. I'm starting to take 4ml of Ashwagandha every morning too.

                              Food is typically: 2% goat milk - <2 litres a day. 3-4oz hard goat cheese. Smoked oysters which I really like and are way cheaper than fresh. (approx. 12 in a tin for 2. Unfortunately they are in sunflower oil but I'll look for better sources) I'm eating around 1 tablespoon of gelatine in the form of syrup from canned peaches made into jello with the peaches with it. (the liquid is just grape juice). A little bit of junk food (candy), raisins, grapes, oranges, fresh garden herbs.

                              Meat wise, I'm eating a couple of chicken breasts a week (stuffed with goat cheese and basil). I know it's not ideal meat due to PUFA but I don't like the idea of red meat right now, probably because I think it's harder to digest. (I'm looking at slow cooker recipes)

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                              • #45
                                Get niacinamide in powder form. Knox should be available in the UK, and is your protein supplement and cheaper than that supplement.

                                You might want to look into cascara sagrada for constipation. I think there is one you can get in Europe that Ray Peat recommends.
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