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Can my face change this quickly

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Created March 16, 2013 at 4:58 PM

I used to have an asymmetrical, "melting" face since childhood. Two years ago, which was the last time I checked my face, my biology professor mentioned that symmetry is a sign of health. I knew wasn't very healthy (a lot of reasons). My face was pretty messed up even before puberty, and I had 18 years of deprivation before the last two years of weston price. I would've expected my 'melted' look to be more permanent but I guess not.

I started my weston-price guided lifestyle a year and a half ago. Last week, I studied my face since I forgot which eye was below the other, which direction my nose turned, and if my eyes were still different shades. I wasn't able to tell anymore. My eyes were the same shade, on the same level, and the nose wasn't crooked. I also grew two inches in height within the last two years. I thought I was stunted for life at the age of 13. I am almost 20 now.

Can diet really can change someone's facial structure like this in a year and a half, or maybe it's just me "growing into" my face? I may have been lucky to change my face so quickly since I am still growing, but how about full grown adults? Has anyone else (especially full growns) have had something like this happen?

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3979 · April 06, 2013 at 5:31 AM

Sources? I'd be shocked if there was a way to measure this. This is just sort of un/common knowledge through observation. See if you can see it too.

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1443 · April 05, 2013 at 4:23 AM

"Mental patterns shape your face." That's interesting. I want to see your sources

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3979 · March 18, 2013 at 5:19 AM

Varelse, the face reveals a lot about a person's mental habits. Most of our thoughts come with facial movements such as in the eyes, jaw, tongue. Mental patterns shape your face. Yes, there are physical characteristics that do not change, such as the contour of your nose or width of your eyes. But there is a lot of activity that goes on in the face that shape it over time, especially if they are habitual. If you have an eye for the subtle, you will notice these changes, too.

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10490 · March 16, 2013 at 10:43 PM

And if we can judge a person's spiritual wealth by how not-ugly their face is.

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10490 · March 16, 2013 at 10:23 PM

That's very reasonable. Now, I kinda wonder if therapy makes people prettier...

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2626 · March 16, 2013 at 9:58 PM

@Luckie If facial asymmetry is being caused by chronic tension or other dysfunction in facial muscles, then emotional or psychosomatic cures could lead to very rapid changes. I'd only be skeptical about changes that would require alterations in bone structure.

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41560 · March 16, 2013 at 9:51 PM

You're not done growing at age 20. Don't count yourself out yet (contrary to the anti-aging trolls around here!)

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39831 · March 16, 2013 at 9:05 PM

So...what exactly have you been eating?

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39831 · March 16, 2013 at 7:52 PM

Wow, I was sure that was intentional on first read.

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10490 · March 16, 2013 at 7:06 PM

(OMG pun was totally NOT intended, but LOL now that I did it.)

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10490 · March 16, 2013 at 7:05 PM

I like most of your answers, Dan, but this one is a little woo-woo on the face. Can you explain how spiritual or emotional growth, and of what sort, leads to physical changes in the face?

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15400 · March 16, 2013 at 5:40 PM

I wish we could see your "before" and "after" picture but that would violate your privacy. Your story is amazing.

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15400 · March 16, 2013 at 5:39 PM

Gosh, I wish we could see your "before" and "after" picture but that would impose on your privacy. However, what an amazing story.

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15491 · March 30, 2013 at 11:31 PM

Asymmetrical faces run in my family, it is just how we are made, my mom, brothers, and daughter all have it (but interestingly not my father or son which is why I think it's genetic). I have never thought much about it except noticing I look different when I am looking at a reverse image of myself. Virtually every face (and body) is asymmetrical, if you took a picture of someone and divided it in half and repeated one side to the other, it would look funny, "too even". Try it. I don't think it's a flaw.

But switching to a good diet can do wonders for your skin, hair, and overall "look", it can get rid of things like dark circles under your eyes and poor complexion, and feeling better can give you confidence, it may make you less likely to downcast your eyes and otherwise look more positive.

If you look at the before and after pictures of people who have gone on the Paleo diet, their bodies may have lost weight, but their faces are much more attractive and brighter, because they're basically healthier.

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3979 · March 16, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Faces can change quite rapidly. Mine has, due to spiritual/emotional growth, which is tied into going Paleo. It helps if you massage and stretch your face whenever it feels good to do so. Massage to your heart's content. Your jaws, your cheekbones, your chin, etc. Don't hold back! (But don't force it either).

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39831 · March 16, 2013 at 7:52 PM

Wow, I was sure that was intentional on first read.

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10490 · March 16, 2013 at 10:23 PM

That's very reasonable. Now, I kinda wonder if therapy makes people prettier...

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10490 · March 16, 2013 at 7:06 PM

(OMG pun was totally NOT intended, but LOL now that I did it.)

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10490 · March 16, 2013 at 7:05 PM

I like most of your answers, Dan, but this one is a little woo-woo on the face. Can you explain how spiritual or emotional growth, and of what sort, leads to physical changes in the face?

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3979 · March 18, 2013 at 5:19 AM

Varelse, the face reveals a lot about a person's mental habits. Most of our thoughts come with facial movements such as in the eyes, jaw, tongue. Mental patterns shape your face. Yes, there are physical characteristics that do not change, such as the contour of your nose or width of your eyes. But there is a lot of activity that goes on in the face that shape it over time, especially if they are habitual. If you have an eye for the subtle, you will notice these changes, too.

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2626 · March 16, 2013 at 9:58 PM

@Luckie If facial asymmetry is being caused by chronic tension or other dysfunction in facial muscles, then emotional or psychosomatic cures could lead to very rapid changes. I'd only be skeptical about changes that would require alterations in bone structure.

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10490 · March 16, 2013 at 10:43 PM

And if we can judge a person's spiritual wealth by how not-ugly their face is.

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1443 · April 05, 2013 at 4:23 AM

"Mental patterns shape your face." That's interesting. I want to see your sources

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3979 · April 06, 2013 at 5:31 AM

Sources? I'd be shocked if there was a way to measure this. This is just sort of un/common knowledge through observation. See if you can see it too.

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