View Full Version : Has anyone's sunspots disappeared on raw food eating?
02-29-2008, 02:11 AM
I've read somewhere that age/sunspots(I prefer the term sunspots myself, as the word "age spots" connotes a fuddy-duddy old lady kind of thing, not my style, even at age 60!)often are on the skin because the liver isn't pure, as well as having had excess sun exposure. Now, will eating raw help the skintone even out? I tanned in my youth, and have sunspots to show for it on my slightly-olive complexion. The traditional treatments include prescribed items like Retin-A and hydroquinone, both of which can toxify the liver, from what I read. I'm not on any treatment, and like to use natural products whever I can. Any mature women here really notice a difference in this department since going raw, and how long did it take if anything positive happened?
02-29-2008, 09:44 AM
My sun spots are less visible - not only through raw food - i was more aware, cover them with sunblocks, avoiding more sun damage and did a lot of exfoliating but i have to say they are not smalled but less visible or almost not visible now.
02-29-2008, 04:08 PM
Thanks vivaFree for the info! Likely it will take some specific Rx treatment for me to really move these along. I already wear a good sunblock, after many years of tanning, and I do exfoliate too. But I will definitely continue the quest for excellent general health by eating raw foods!
03-12-2008, 01:02 PM
Caraart, I'd get the tretinoin, it's really good for the skin. Systemic absorption from the topical will be so miniscule that it won't raise plasma levels one iota. I like the alcohol based ones because they are much more effective than creams but they are also more irritating.
Also be sure your sunscreen has a very high UVA protection factor, if not, find another one.
Rx strength HQ is nasty for melanocytes and liver but if you use it as spot treatment for a short time it won't do much harm. And there is nothing more effective short of very strong lasers and acids.
Raw won't make them go away. It might mean you get new ones more slowly, though.
03-12-2008, 01:09 PM
Sure, raw can make them go away. There are tons of stories online about it.
Just like Victoria Boutenko's story about how her wart "fell off" and moles too I think.
Just a warning...sunscreen, most brand anyway, are toxic. I won't use em nor will I put em on my daughter. There are certain raw foods that act as sunscreens that I'd be more likely to go for. I think Spirulina is one. Doesn't Gabriel Cousens talk about this in one of his books?
03-12-2008, 02:34 PM
He's very sun damaged for his age. Raw food didn't help his skin at all.
03-13-2008, 11:24 AM
I don't beleive that the sun causes skin damges I believe toxin do.
Water, fruits and veggies allowed me to have a burn free summer last year.
I camelized so evenly and felt very VIBRANT
04-23-2008, 02:18 AM
If you eat a lot of dark berries on a regular basis, they act as natural sun protection.
I also quit using toxic sunscreens and just limit my time in the sun so I don't burn.
04-23-2008, 08:20 AM
I agree with lifeAgift. Sun does not cause the problem, internal toxicity does. You can use drugs (they've never healed anything but DO cause liver damage) all you want but my suggestion is to eat as clean as you will; allow your organs, especially your liver to cleanse.
I don't use sunscreen either. I've got some pure unadulterated shea butter. Seems to do me fine.
04-23-2008, 01:32 PM
Good point Revell, that's what I've been intuiting anyway. By the way, I'm a huge fan of unrefined shea butter and am looking into some rosehip seed oil which is supposed to be superb for mature skin, without the damaging effects of Rx stuff, which I've held off of. I know hydroquinone for instance can induce liver toxicity if used for more than 3 months. Trouble is, once one quits using it, the problem returns anyway, sometimes even worse than before! Not worth the risk, IMO, and I'm giving raw a chance along with natural stuff for the skin. The only place I apply sunblock, which I'm not too keen on using anyway, is my face. That might be the next thing I drop, unless I find a good natural one that works.
However, even though I'm on the light side of olive, I tan very easily and well anyway.
04-28-2008, 05:32 PM
I've been raw for about one year now and my freckles get more and more as I go out in the sun without sunscreen. So, I use sunscreen.
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