So, I've noticed that although my skin has cleared up since the caribbean, antibiotic and then mega dosing on probiotics, that my skin has become dry and my kp bumps are returning. It's only been 3 weeks since i've been back in the US and out of... (more)
Hey guys, I have really sensative tempormental skin, I have for years now. I changed my diet, witch helped so much to where I only have some hyperkeratonized skin on my arms and bum, face and then soul crushing acne, that just never stays away for... (more)
Hi- I feel for you. I really do. I have suffered through the same thing for so long. I have only now come to (mostly) conquer my acne through a multi-pronged approach. It is not dogmatically paleo in that everything I put on my skin is pure and... (more)
Well, I've been reading about Vitamin A and such, and they say that even perfectly healthy people don't convert beta carotene in plants to Vitamin a very efficiently. We would have to eat SO many plants to get a wee bit of vitamin A...UNLESS we... (more)
A thing to keep in mind: Biology is not efficient. Why would we effectively need to absorb them? They likely ate manyfold as much pro-vitamin A as we do now. Even poor converters would have enough given that level of consumption.
I like to eat some chicken liver pate everyday, it always boots my energy levels & I just love the stuff, i go for chicken as its tastier than beef or lamb liver but still high in nutrients, im getting between 6628.4IU & 13256.7IU vitamin... (more)
IIRC, the original WAP protocol was cod liver oil (can't remember if it was fermented or not) and butter oil, but the logic of it was/is to get the triple-threat combination of fat soluble vitamins: A, D and K2. WAP chose FCLO/BO as his preferred... (more)
I'm making the assumption that like me, most of you eat a vast amount of vitamin A rich foods. So I'm wondering if anyone else has had this thought about too much Vitamin A in our diets? I for one eat loads of oily fish, red meat, eggs, butter,... (more)
Do you think it's possible that I have way too much Vitamin D in my body? I thought KP was because of a Vitamin A and D deficiency, so I had been taking 50,000 units of Vit. D once per week, and 25,000 Vitamin A a day, and eating a ton of Vitamin... (more)
Is it better to get all your calories in one meal so that your body isn't regularly producing insulin or does the body have trouble processing all that food at once? also, the meal in question would be low carb and high fat.
This is probably a stupid question, but I'm a little confused about something my naturopath recommended for me. I recently started taking fermented cod liver oil (Green Pasture brand) and I found that it helped clear up my skin quite a bit. I do... (more)
Common sense would indicate that Vit A is decreased by cooking. However, I remember reading from several different people that Vit A is actually increased in foods as temperature goes up (up to a certain point I imagine.) I also remember... (more)
Since they're fat-soluble, would applying some sort of oil like coconut oil, EVOO or neem onto the skin before/in combination with the retinoid increase transdermal absorption? I also heard that applying topical retinoids on damp skin increases... (more)
this may be irrelevant, but as my previous posts go, its no secret that im searching for answers to my own health, but some discoveries i am frequently finding go like this: nutrition is a balancing act. its no big revelation, but when you think... (more)
Similar to: http://paleohacks.com/questions/46225/is-too-much-chronic-beta-carotene-possible/46249#46249 I get about 7000% of beta carotene almost daily. I get retinol from about 4 ounces of liver once a week. I know vitamin a (retinol) can... (more)
I'd like to eat half a medium/large sweet potato a day, but according to CRON-O-Meter, a medium sweet potato is 21,908 IU or 730% RDA of vitamin A. Are there negative effects of consuming sweet potato/vitamin A? And will I get there if I eat half... (more)
The white Japanese varieties have less beta carotene. They're purple on the outside with white flesh. The taste is different, but still good. We can only convert about 10% of that vitamin A into a usable form, by the way.
To me, one of the most difficult things about paleo is substiting bread... Bread, particularly in the US is an efficient way to consume a majority of meals that are otherwise paleo. An easy substitution is lettuce wraps, such as for... (more)
Quick question... has anyone found that eating an avocado a day is stalling their weight loss? I introduced one a few weeks ago to add some extra fat and calories into my diet. I am near my goal weight so I'm sure that could be a factor as well. I... (more)
I took a spectracell test and was found to be deficient in glutathione and retinol. I have begun taking retinol drops (10000 units per day) and also N-acetylcysteine. I was wondering if the vitamin a would clear up my acne, and if so after how... (more)
I cooked a pre-cooked spiral sliced ham on Monday. On Friday I took the bone that had been refrigerated along with meat and aspic,and boiled it for 8 hours.I let it cool and refrigerated it Friday night.Is it ok to make into soup and eat Sunday? (more)
I can see your reason for concern: cooked, then cooled, then cooked and cooled again - lots of opportunity during the cooling for contamination; however, given that your going to heat it again to make soup during which it'll likely get hot enough... (more)
i have liver damage from long-term retinoid use and drinking too much cod liver oil in college. i feel pretty crappy when i eat anything. should i avoid vitamin A until my liver heals?
I was on Advicor for 5 yrs. but recently stopped taking. I'm 57, 116LDL, 41HDL, Total 178. But my 1)size pattern is A, 2)my Remnant LIPO is 32, 3)HDL-2 is 8, and 4)VLDL=3 is 14. Is this high risk? When on Advicor, my LDL was 76, and Total was... (more)
According to this lady http://www.ancestralizeme.com/2011/11/27/paleo-hacks-keratosis-pillaris/ Vitamin D can lower Vitamin A? So say I was already a bit deficient, being in the sun without getting enough would make it so much worse? I am really... (more)
I have always been a constant migraine/headache sufferer and been on constant medicine but lately I have been getting more than normal. I have been keeping a food diary to keep track and trying to find a new trigger and the only thing I can think... (more)