View Full Version : Stretch marks and extra skin from having twins
10-26-2006, 10:41 PM
So I had 30 pounds of baby my first time. Then the last time I had a ten pound baby that was like carring the twins. So this totally messed my body up. What are the natural raw things that people have had experience healing scars, loose skin, stretch marks, and such. I am feeling great getting to the place where I am 100% raw except for sproted bread and some black corn chips in very small amount. This is helping with the transition for me. I look foward to figuring out how I am going to get to the 100% raw part but meanwhile I feel better than I ever have in my entire life. I now have the energy to excersize and motivation because of raw food. So I plan on the 30 or so pounds that I need to lose coming off. I will not ever be using a scale I don't believe in setting a number or clothing size for myself. I just want to be healthy, live as long as possible, and have the energy everyday of my life to enjoy my passions and pursue new passions. I love to learn and this is part of it I am not intrested in numbers though.
10-27-2006, 01:20 AM
I only had one child and she's 8 now. The skin is still stretched but the marks have faded. I didn't really have bad stretch marks. I always smeared cocoa butter on my tummy and that seemed to help. But I've also read that some people are more prone to them than others.
10-27-2006, 01:20 PM
As well as massaging with a good Sesame oil ( this combined with a healthy life-style:pure water, dry body-brushing, exercise( ie rebounding), pure raw vegan diet etc) the herb, Gotu Kola is proven to restore skin elasticity and dimples. I hope this helps!
10-27-2006, 01:50 PM
I had them bad for years but they are also fading and I am only recently coming to raw. They used to upset me also but now I have bigger problems...and it seems like no big deal. I think that if you manage to be healthy even if the marks remain your glowing health will overwhelm them...and they will be barely noticeable. I think that younger women have a better chance of getting rid of them but personally I believe that what you ingest will make more difference than what you apply externally.
10-27-2006, 03:41 PM
thank you! I am young I am only 27 and look 20. The stretch marks have faded I would like to see my skin thicken and tighten in that area. I actually do feel its improving a great deal and will contiue to. I am curious to see the sugestions of topical and internal things that can help.
10-27-2006, 03:49 PM
Have you used the banana? There has been much on here about stretch marks. I now remember that mine were dark but they faded and got light and are hardly there now.
I knew a woman who laid in the pool and tanned her twin belly. She had dark horrible stretch marks but I am sure they left her eventually.
10-27-2006, 09:45 PM
I had a 9 pounds 2 ounces baby, but never had even one strech mark on my belly. But I did get them on my breasts.I don't know from nursing or from gaining and loosing weight. But they are getting better, so I think it will get better. And raw should help!
10-27-2006, 09:47 PM
Well I just looked and I do have them and they are not all light - some stayed dark - oh well - guess I'll just keep the lights out!
10-27-2006, 10:42 PM
We just keep on crossing paths don't we... :D
I was just telling Don the other day how the stretch marks on my hips have virtually disappeared after being 100% raw for about 5 months now. In my case, they weren't from pregnancy but rather from losing weight since I've changed my diet in 2001 (lost 30 pounds or so).
As I've already mentionned on Rawlovers forum, changing my diet has been an organic, gradual process. What I noticed in myself when I first started on this journey to a healthier diet and lifestyle was that the more I tried to control what I ate, the more I'd be plagued with cravings, obsessive thoughts around food and binging. I was in ****! :(
I eventually began to SEE how control and excess were intricately connected; two sides of the same coin.
Control being an imposition of the will, an attempt to modify the natural energetics of life, it can only work short term. Sooner or later, the underlying energy inevitably rises up and reasserts itself, once again.
As I'm sure you are aware, in order to transform oneself in a real and profound way, one must be prepared to change one's life. While diet can be a great help in this endeavor, it is only a stepping stone...
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