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Red Lips - Can Diet Do It?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 29, 2013 at 2:49 PM

So many people report amazing cosmetic side effects of eating the Paleo way - can I eat to purposely create a specific desired side effect?

I have always had very pale lips, and my malabsorption problems aren't helping. I would LOVE to have color to my lips rather than a continuation of the pallor that is the rest of my face. A dark red would be AMAZING, but I'll take whatever paleo gives me!

Other than iron, which I don't want to supplement and which I try ant eat tons of anyway, does anyone have any ideas? Can I eat my way to redder lips?

This might sound silly, but considering that some people have reported things like their gray hair reverting to its natural color, I thought this lips thingli just might be possible. Thanks!!!

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on August 09, 2013
at 07:38 PM

Ivymcivy- if you cant eat liver then try taking liver capsules - carlson labs do some good ones. Its something you should definetily have in your diet as a staple!

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on May 30, 2013
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ivymcivy - have you tried freezing liver? Raw liver, cut into pill size pieces, make sure they don't touch each other as much as possible; you want them easy to get apart. Leave them in the freezer for at least 14 days to kill any bad bugs. Then I think its 2 pieces a week? Search for "liver pills" or frozen liver pills and you'll find it.

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on April 29, 2013
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DAMN. I am a total paleo liver eating failure. I've TRIED but no matter how I make it, I end up feeding it to Sadie my French Bulldog. Now that you mention it, Sadie does have some nice lips on her... I m currently eating liverwurst, but only a little... I'm hoping I'll develop more of a taste.

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Thanks for that Jessica! I do some of these things already to address the malabsorption issue, but the connection to the spleen is interesting. I have cut back my nut consumption, but have been munching on turmeric laced pumpkin seeds. Also indulge in a hard cheese every so often, but dairy is otherwise limited to a bit of heavy cream in my coffee/tea. I will definitely investigate and implement these suggestions.

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on April 29, 2013
at 03:38 PM

work on fixing you malabsorption, take some pancreatin digestive enzymes, a good probiotic, a multivitamin and fish oil.

clean up/simplify your diet. strive for fatty cuts of animals meats, eggs, butter tons of greens and low carb/starch veggies and herbs. drink plenty of fresh water, tea (dandelion and burdock root, peppermint, cleavers), and homemade broth, eat copious amounts of seaweeds. limit dairy, nuts, seeds and nuts/seed oils which will wreak havoc on your digestion, liver and spleen.

make sure you work your circulation, get your blood flowing daily, however you can. do manual massage/dry skin brushing. get plenty of sleep, fresh air and sunshine.

be patient.

pale lips have been associated with spleen heath, all of these things should help.

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on April 29, 2013
at 04:53 PM

Thanks for that Jessica! I do some of these things already to address the malabsorption issue, but the connection to the spleen is interesting. I have cut back my nut consumption, but have been munching on turmeric laced pumpkin seeds. Also indulge in a hard cheese every so often, but dairy is otherwise limited to a bit of heavy cream in my coffee/tea. I will definitely investigate and implement these suggestions.

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on April 29, 2013
at 07:52 PM

What worked for me:

Eating liver 2 x a week Vitamin C - puffs up lips and makes them nice and red Collagen Exercise :)

618fc5298c4a96b817c4918c795a875f

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on April 29, 2013
at 08:35 PM

DAMN. I am a total paleo liver eating failure. I've TRIED but no matter how I make it, I end up feeding it to Sadie my French Bulldog. Now that you mention it, Sadie does have some nice lips on her... I m currently eating liverwurst, but only a little... I'm hoping I'll develop more of a taste.

76026e8ef496039d5075440ff731aa0d

(5386)

on May 30, 2013
at 10:44 AM

ivymcivy - have you tried freezing liver? Raw liver, cut into pill size pieces, make sure they don't touch each other as much as possible; you want them easy to get apart. Leave them in the freezer for at least 14 days to kill any bad bugs. Then I think its 2 pieces a week? Search for "liver pills" or frozen liver pills and you'll find it.

213be7e965fece2c03d9e54d9a5671c0

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on August 09, 2013
at 07:38 PM

Ivymcivy- if you cant eat liver then try taking liver capsules - carlson labs do some good ones. Its something you should definetily have in your diet as a staple!

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