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02-21-2010, 12:30 PM
Hi All - I'm new here. I've been on a strict raw diet for about six weeks, and definitely feeling good for it. My question today is about "raw" treatments for scarring. For about eight weeks, I have been taking MSM internally (apx. 5 mgs/day) and topically using a coconut oil-turmeric-fumitory blend to diminish dark-colored and indented scarring across the bridge of my nose from a welding accident (burn). I've seen improvement, but I still feel I have a ways to go.
I don't know if I am eating or drinking the optimal raw foods to work on this issue. Can anyone offer any suggestions? All advice will be greatly appreciated! Many thanks!
02-21-2010, 12:57 PM
Hello, I am still quite new to this lifestyle, but I was just reading about how Wheatgrass Juice can help to heal scarring especially from Acne, maybe it might work to?
Hope you get it figured out too! :)
02-21-2010, 01:54 PM
"using a coconut oil-turmeric-fumitory blend to diminish dark-colored ...."
I'm interested in this. I've been using coconut oil for a while but recently started adding tumeric to my daily intake. I noticed today that the 'pregnancy mask' I still have is lighter and a spot on my cheek that I've had for yrs looked lighter. I think I'll add that to my face regime...thanks!!
02-21-2010, 06:24 PM
Fruit is by far the best "skin food" and also water, I drink at least 3 litres of water a day and my skin is soo much better for it. I used to have acne prior to my current raw lifestyle, fruit carries the highest vibrations of any foods and as a result of eating it we take on this vibration and vibrancy and our skin begins to glow!
02-22-2010, 05:22 AM
Thanks for these replies!
I've wanted to up my fresh wheatgrass intake but I do not have a local place to buy it fresh. There's some wheatgrass in the green powder I mix into my daily smoothies, though.
The coconut oil-turmeric-fumitory blend actually contains several other ingredients, too, at very minimal amounts. It's 96% coconut oil. I think it's working, but it's slow going, and lately I feel as if the positive changes have leveled off. I'm glad you found the turmeric helpful. It's great for all sorts of skin issues. I've been vigilant about specific topical treatments, and now I'd really like some suggestions about how best to support the skin through my diet, too.
I probably could up the fruit in my diet. Vegetables far outweigh fruit in my daily routine, which typically includes one or two apples and.or bananas per day. I do eat lots of dried fruit, but I reckon that's not what you meant.
02-22-2010, 05:48 AM
I've found that doing 'masks' of EVOO (smear a thick later of EVOO on face for about 20 minutes, and then towel off) has helped my acne scars and discoloration
02-22-2010, 10:56 AM
Wheatgrass kits are sold online for approx 50 dollars. You can grow your own- its not hard, and you know you are getting live wheatgrass.
Cucumber, greens- green smoothies would be most beneficial
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