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01-25-2006, 11:08 AM
I'm sorry I know that I must be overwhelming everyone with my 101 questions, but just one more if you don't mind ;)
I have noticed that my fingertips and lips, and facial skin are kinda dried out a bit. More since turning to fruits and veggies. I have been weaning myself off the diet coke and drinking more water as well. So I thought that my skin would get more nourished, not the reverse?!?
Does this sound normal??
01-25-2006, 11:16 AM
hmm..this doesn't sound like the typical experience. Usually after adding fruits and veggies bodies are usually more hydrated. Do you still drink water? What about EFA's, flax seed is usually great for softening the skin (yes the oil taken internally). Avocado's have been know to help with dry skin also, as is coconut oil.
01-25-2006, 11:24 AM
that's what I thought! I am drinking more water... perhaps not as much as the recommended 8 glasses... but with all the fruit and veggies I haven't wanted an exhorbitant amount.
I have flax seed oil at home... that I plan to add to my smoothies once I get back from vaca.
Unfortunately I don't like avocados... really wish I did tho.
I do have some coconut oil at home as well... that I will also use in my smoothies.
01-25-2006, 12:02 PM
to mask the taste of avocados try adding to smoothies, or making chocolate pudding (yum-yum!!). There are many ways to incorportate them just for the creamy texture they add rather then their taste.
01-25-2006, 12:57 PM
Thanks so much for the tip!! I'll definitely have to try that!!! :o
01-25-2006, 04:14 PM
I add two tablespoons flax seed to my daily green smoothie. Solved my problem!
01-25-2006, 04:18 PM
I eat an avocado every day--use flax in smoothies and salads. I have cocunut butter on flax crackers, drink tons of water and eat my fruits and veggies and still have DRY SKIN--I dont get it!!
But as long as that is my only problem I guess I should be grateful!!
01-25-2006, 05:33 PM
I find that when I'm getting enough fluids but my skin is still dry that some extra sodium can really help.
01-25-2006, 07:15 PM
this might sound like a weird questions, but are you eating a lot of bananas? I notice my mouth feels kind of dry after my morning banana smoothie (maybe too much potassium causing a sodium imbalance?). I have been eating bananas pretty regularly since last year. I do have some dryness on my face. I recently have been eating hemp seed butter for efa's and eating seaweed just in case it could be a thyroid thing. I have also been exercising more which definately helps, but I just can't pinpoint what is making my face so dry. Kind of like dry patches especially on the side of the nose.
01-25-2006, 08:21 PM
I only eat bananas occassionally. I had one each of the last three days tho. Actually I was diagnosed with underactive thyroid back in grade eleven. So I know that I'm due to be a bit dryer than normal ppl.
I'll have to get some EFA's into me!! Thanks!!
01-25-2006, 09:46 PM
Try washing your hands and face with honey. My hands are basically "farm hands" but washing them with honey started improving them instantly. The same thing happened for my feet. I am still amazed. :) Everything is no longer scaly and or peeling.
01-25-2006, 10:25 PM
Let me tell you...when it comes to moisturizing your body externally, raw coconut oil does the trick. I've found it to be the best lotion for the whole body, especially the face. It smells amazing too! I also use it in my hair: when it is dry after getting out of the shower, I rub a little coconut oil in my palms and run my hands through my hair. It's amazing; My hair has never been this smooth-Just make sure not to use too much!
Anyway, i got a little off subject. These symptoms might also be detox. I have heard of people getting very dry, ashy hands, elbows and knees when they first went raw, but eventually it went away. Don't worry! You never know; your bosy may be using up all of your liquids to clean you out since it know has the nutrients to do do. Give it a little time and I'm sure you'll see a big difference.
01-25-2006, 10:25 PM
What type of honey do you use? And what form do you use it in?
I 've had good success 100% shea butter and olive oil. Olive oil I let it,
( hands or feet), soak over night, it usually works for about a week for me.
01-26-2006, 09:13 PM
as a moisturizer -- it caused my skin to be even drier! Honest, and after checking, I am not the only one. So try it, if you wish, just be on the look out.
Someone told me it was cause I live in such a dry climate and the coconut oil was drawing the moisture out of me. ??? I haven't a clue if there is anything to that, but who knows?
01-26-2006, 09:32 PM
I never even thought of that!! I am not the type of person to want salty food and I never add it to anything. I bought a big bag of Celtic sea salt when I started all this 6 months ago and probably have not even used more than 2 tablespoons :( I guess that is my problems and yes I do eat bananas everyday--they are my fav fruit.
Thank you guys so much for helping me out!!! I had just excepted it---but I guess it is do to an imbalance and I am pregnant so that is not good at all--
01-27-2006, 09:49 AM
for all you banana lovers with dry skin, you could try using your bananas i green smoothies and be sure to add some celery to balance the potassium-sodium.
01-27-2006, 10:07 AM
I just remember something else that I read (but don't take my word on it, don't know if its true) that sometimes even if we are drinking water our bodies aren't absorbing it and its useful to add something to it; I know for myself even though I was drinking up to a gallon of water, I was still constipated,then I read here to add 1/8 tsp of sea salt (to the whole gallon) which I did and it helped. so maybe this is the same thing with regard to our whole body absorbing the water...not sure but its worth a try.
01-27-2006, 10:16 AM
It could definately be the sodium. i know Potassium and sodium work together. I was reading a book on water and it claims that we need about 1/2 tsp. of sodium per about 8 glasses of water. I have been doing the green smoothies for about 2 weeks, but I haven't tried the celery yet. Thanks!
01-27-2006, 10:47 AM
Here is some info I found: Note: This is referring to Organic sodium not the sodium found in table salt.
Sodium helps us to have elasticity, limberness, and youthfulness in our tissues, It is necessary to maintain normal chemical balance not only to the walls of the stomach, but also the walls of the intestine. It is necessary to regulation of the fluid content and to normal flora in the intestinal tract, an is necessary to good bowel function. Sodium greatly affects the fluid balance throughout the body. Sodium works side by side with potassium. Sodium being extra-cellular and potassium being intra-cellular.
Fresh carrots contain more than 87% water. About 37% of the total mineral content is potassium, with a great amount of sodium and calcium present and a good percentage of iron, magnesium and manganese. The cleansing elements, sulphur and chlorine, are also present in ample proportions, while phosphorus, the brain food, is nearly 13%.
Dandelion greens contain more than 85% water. They are very rich in potassium, calcium, sodium and particularly magnesium
Okra is one of our highest sodium-containing foods, is very soothing to the stomach wall, and therefore excellent for cases of ulcer.
Spinache, Pumpkin, watercress, asparagus and of course Celery
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