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Best foods for your skin and hair?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 27, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Either to eat, or to apply directly. Specifically, I was wondering what everyone either eats, or puts on their skin/hair, to improve its quality.

Is there any food I should specifically avoid putting on my skin, or hair? I don't have allergies, just wondering if there's anything that would, say, make my hair fall out?

And finally, I have really thin/fine hair. I was wondering if there was anything I could eat/put on it, to make it thicker? A friend told me henna really helps with this, and to make it smoother... has anyone else tried this, and found it to work? Her hair looks great, and I don't doubt that it works, I'm just wondering if anyone else has tried it.

I really don't care so much that anyone has any advice for me, since I can experiment and figure it out, myself. I'm more curious as to what everyone does, for their own hair and skin, and why they do it. I'm also curious what doesn't work, for you, that's 'supposed' to.

87408ee74c4cc8484214c7e7f8ee60d1

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on May 29, 2012
at 08:12 AM

sorry i thought it obvious that its to be used as a treatment thats then WASHED out

40b065644e95a090f6a41808303773ae

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on May 28, 2012
at 10:33 PM

Yes, with conditioner. This stuff I have is marketed as co-wash so it has cleanser in it as well, castor oil in this case, so it's more of a combo than actually washing with just conditioner.

902a7cd8f96bbc917a04e92b1f49dbd7

(787)

on May 28, 2012
at 10:29 PM

If your hair/scalp feels dirty, then clean it :P Just don't shampoo it thinking it will make it healthier, which seems to be a common misconception. If honey and lemon juice is working for you, then great! I use Acne.org "Cleanser", which is similar to Cetaphil "Daily Facial Cleanser" because I need something to really dissolve oil. The problem with lemon juice is that while it contains alpha hydroxy acids to exfoliate, it also has lemon oils and other constituents that are needlessly irritating. But if you're not noticing any problems, then go for it.

902a7cd8f96bbc917a04e92b1f49dbd7

(787)

on May 28, 2012
at 10:18 PM

The flax gel I totally get, but flax oil? It smells so bad and would go rancid so quickly... and polymerize on your hair. Surely that feels and smells gross, no?

902a7cd8f96bbc917a04e92b1f49dbd7

(787)

on May 28, 2012
at 10:17 PM

Washing with conditioner, rather than shampoo.

902a7cd8f96bbc917a04e92b1f49dbd7

(787)

on May 28, 2012
at 10:14 PM

That's terrible! I'm really bad at detecting rancidity, so I probably wouldn't even be able to tell. If the butter oil was rancid, it suggests one of two things: there was microbial lipase activity, or there was residual water in the product. Neither really makes me very comfortable.

Dbb8666905796a86f1dba08860555756

(97)

on May 28, 2012
at 09:12 PM

What is co-wash?

Cdc21bedc8c5ff5c90a9dc0ea117208b

on May 28, 2012
at 06:22 PM

Thank you so much! I used to think shedding was normal, too.

Cdc21bedc8c5ff5c90a9dc0ea117208b

on May 28, 2012
at 06:13 PM

Thank you! I'll try mixing egg and olive oil. I have no idea why I dislike eggs now, I used to love them.

Cdc21bedc8c5ff5c90a9dc0ea117208b

on May 28, 2012
at 06:09 PM

That's a really good rule. A few weeks ago I started mixing up foods in my kitchen to use as a body wash, because I like using more than just water. And I gave away all of my 'products' because I stopped seeing them as something useful.

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

(11698)

on May 28, 2012
at 03:39 PM

I've used Batiste... it's not very Paleo. I mean, it's all horrible chemicals and aerosol. Oscar Blandi makes a good one too, but again, probably not very environmentally friendly.

7841848bd0c27c64353c583fb7971242

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on May 28, 2012
at 01:34 PM

Yeah, the price is steep, especially with the poor customer service. A bottle of butter oil I bought directly from green pasture was rancid when I opened it, and I had an email chain with the owner with him telling me that it was impossible for the butter oil to be rancid. He did offer to take it back to check for himself, but if he already decided it was impossible, then I didn't see how he was going to fairly assess it. I used to buy FCLO from them, too, but if they won't replace bad bottles/batches, I can't really afford to buy from them with their prices so high already.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 28, 2012
at 01:30 PM

my skin, but I'm pretty sure multiple cups of milk do.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 28, 2012
at 01:30 PM

Are you saying that a high metabolism somehow gives you acne, Korion? Maintenance cals for me is roughly 3200-3500/day. That's not enormous but it's on the higher end of average. I don't have acne, but will sometimes get a red patch or a stray pimple. Eggs aren't good for my skin, but it may just be the whites- I have never experimented eating just yolks. I tried taking fish oil a couple years back and noticed I would get jawline pimples- stopped after 2 weeks. Milk, I really don't drink enough to know for sure, and the quality of milk is an issue. OV half n' half doesn't bother...

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on May 28, 2012
at 11:15 AM

Olive oil never gives me spots but for some reason when I tried coconut oil for a few days I started breaking out, it seems to be different for everyone for some reason but I would definitely suggest trying olive oil overnight first, I was so happy the first time i did it. with regards to the egg mine dries quite quickly and does not smell so not sure but you can mix it with olive oil because that's good for hair also

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on May 28, 2012
at 09:52 AM

Because it raises metabolism increasing your need for retinol. It's kinda funny that avocadoes and almonds (especially almonds!!!) give me acne (from nuts I get major acne), and fish oil, milk and eggs don't cause issues (though fish oil kills my libido).

Ef26f888ed248de197c37a4cb04ef4a7

(584)

on May 28, 2012
at 09:46 AM

Biotin shampoo is really good as well. Makes your hair feel really full after using it.

Cdc21bedc8c5ff5c90a9dc0ea117208b

on May 28, 2012
at 06:56 AM

Thank you Tim. I generally stay away from dairy, but I do eat cheese, occasionally, because I haven't noticed any problem, but I'll try cutting it out. What about butter?

15d83f76aaa6b0e38d662c20c6e097ad

(1012)

on May 28, 2012
at 06:16 AM

vitamin a, d, and magnesium all should help. Liver, sweet potatoes, and daily sun exposure along with a good clean paleo lifestyle should improve many issues. Stay away from dairy, and sugar and that should also help.

Cdc21bedc8c5ff5c90a9dc0ea117208b

on May 28, 2012
at 05:47 AM

Thanks! There's so much that you've listed that I haven't tried yet! I can't wait to eat some heart, and gut a fish!

Cdc21bedc8c5ff5c90a9dc0ea117208b

on May 28, 2012
at 03:11 AM

Thank you. I just went 3 days without doing anything to it, then used a baking soda rinse. I'll eventually ditch that, but in the meantime, as my hair gets used to no 'poo, it should be okay to use 2-3 times a week, yes? I'm too poor for anything expensive, and I'm too lazy to bother with a hair dryer, so no worries there. I use EVCO/avocado to condition my hair, when it starts looking dry, eat a lot of EVCO and pastured butter, and use honey/lemon juice on my face.

Cdc21bedc8c5ff5c90a9dc0ea117208b

on May 28, 2012
at 03:01 AM

Thank you. I'm starting out no 'poo, and am *really* broke, but if I get some extra cash I might buy some dry shampoo.

902a7cd8f96bbc917a04e92b1f49dbd7

(787)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:49 AM

I've been avoiding moving from regular cod liver oil to FCLO...the price and the imagined taste really turn me off. I really have to try it huh?

6f560350ec191c302a27573c3a81ece1

(220)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:39 AM

I would second this - I've also seen a dramatic change in my skin since taking fermented cod liver & butter oil blend. Also my teeth feel really clean all the time.

Cdc21bedc8c5ff5c90a9dc0ea117208b

on May 28, 2012
at 02:31 AM

Thank you! I *love* oysters. And I'm fine with coloring my hair, but I'll look into the clear henna for when I don't want to make a mess. Last time I used red hair dye it looked like something had been slaughtered in my shower...

6f560350ec191c302a27573c3a81ece1

(220)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:25 AM

http://www.batistehair.com.au/?locale=en_AU http://primped.ninemsn.com.au/blogs/the-daily-gloss/new-dry-shampoo-alert-rpr-releases-my-quick-fix The RPR one is really good, but if you have dark hair Batiste does a colored kind.

1955b5516a3eaedce732f4ea8bb3fa6c

on May 28, 2012
at 01:10 AM

I use olive oil to wash my face (massage it on then rub off with a washcloth to help exfoliate) and coconut oil is a great moisturizer overnight on your skin, you could use virgin oil and it smells great. I haven't tried it personally but you should also be able to use the coconut oil as a hair mask overnight as well.

Cdc21bedc8c5ff5c90a9dc0ea117208b

on May 27, 2012
at 11:25 PM

That's good! Can I ask why milk is bad for your skin? I've noticed a lot of people have issues with it, but I can't remember if anyone ever said why...

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(748)

on May 27, 2012
at 11:14 PM

As for avoiding things, id just skip all body wash, shampoos, creams and serums and whotnot. all those weird chemical preparations getting absorbed into your skin and scalp creeps me out now. I tried olive oil and coconut oil on my skin, and in my hair but didnt like it. and my girlfriend thought i smelt funny. these days i just dry brush my skin before showering.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 27, 2012
at 11:08 PM

...but i'm very meticulous about my grooming habits.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 27, 2012
at 11:08 PM

Strictly eating.

Cdc21bedc8c5ff5c90a9dc0ea117208b

on May 27, 2012
at 11:08 PM

Thanks! I've never tried dry shampoo, do you have a specific one you would recommend?

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 27, 2012
at 11:06 PM

Strictly eating.

6f560350ec191c302a27573c3a81ece1

(220)

on May 27, 2012
at 11:05 PM

I'm the same - very fine hair. Would do anything to make it thicker! I've been doing paleo for about 6 months, and I've noticed I'm growing new hair (noticing it around my forehead) but it's still very fine. I also use Redken Extreme shampoo, and Redken volumising mousse 04, and dry hair shampoo is AMAZING for giving your hair volume in between shampoos.

Cdc21bedc8c5ff5c90a9dc0ea117208b

on May 27, 2012
at 11:05 PM

So, is this for eating, or putting on your skin?

Cdc21bedc8c5ff5c90a9dc0ea117208b

on May 27, 2012
at 11:04 PM

Thank you! I tried the egg in my hair, but I can't stand the smell of eggs... is there anything I could mix it with, to make it not smell like, well, an egg? And is olive oil comedogenic?

Cdc21bedc8c5ff5c90a9dc0ea117208b

on May 27, 2012
at 11:00 PM

My hair and skin have been getting much better, from introducing pastured butter, EVCO and meat into my diet, and my nails have been growing like crazy. I assume it's for the reason you've stated, too.

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44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

(5853)

on May 28, 2012
at 03:24 AM

Carotenoids like lycopene from tomatoes, lutein from dandelion flowers, spinach, kale, wild salmon (for omega 3, astaxanthan and tons of other good stuff. Fish roes, everything fish meat has but more, and with K2. Egg yolks, whole coconuts, avocados, beef stock, liver, kidneys, heart. Bone marrow, daily preferred. Oysters as many as you can afford or find ;)

Also eat the cooked soft oxtail bones, cant hurt to have some natural minerals. And beats egg shells for flavour any time ;)

Get daily sun, as little clothes as possible, allows your skin to breath better and not pack the moisture and dirt to clothes.

Gutting whole fish makes your hands smooth, i guess its the damn good fresh oils in them. Smelly tho, but you cant have everything.

Cdc21bedc8c5ff5c90a9dc0ea117208b

on May 28, 2012
at 05:47 AM

Thanks! There's so much that you've listed that I haven't tried yet! I can't wait to eat some heart, and gut a fish!

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902a7cd8f96bbc917a04e92b1f49dbd7

(787)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:44 AM

saturated fat, vitamin K2, cod liver oil (as a source of EPA/DHA, vitamin D, and vitamin A), pasture butter and ghee

My once severe acne has cleared up to the point that I no longer use topicals, just wash my face and physically exfoliate. I can't conclusively attribute this to diet changes, since I could have just grown out of it... the times I've stopped taking cod liver oil and vitamin K2, the acne did return (with a vengeance). Fixing my oral hygiene (with xylitol, fewer in between meal snacks, minimal sugar/carbs, etc.) made a big difference too.

As for hair, a lot of what we perceive as healthy (thick, lustrous, well-defined strands) has a lot more to do with individual genetic variation than any intrinsically healthier condition. Shampoo less often, and consider washing with conditioner. Handle your hair as little as possible - let it air dry or pat dry if possible. Coconut oil and to a lesser extent, olive and avocado oil, can actually penetrate into the cortex of the hair - something few other oils can do. Apply it after your hair is wet, and wash it out with just enough shampoo to where it doesn't feel greasy anymore.

Don't bother with expensive shampoos or conditioners, as they are functionally no different. Use the gentlest shampoo possible and as little shampoo as possible. Try avoiding sulfate based detergents if you want - but again, expensive is not better.

Use heat, even warm water, sparingly. Throw away your hair dryer. Vinegar or any other acid at the end of your shower can improve appearance by "closing" the cuticle of the hair shaft. I use strongly brewed hibiscus tea.

The diameter of your hair (coarse or fine) as it comes out of the follicle is probably not something you can alter in any significant way, save for treating pathological conditions.

The thickness of your hair (hair shafts per square inch) is perhaps more amenable to meaningful change.

902a7cd8f96bbc917a04e92b1f49dbd7

(787)

on May 28, 2012
at 10:29 PM

If your hair/scalp feels dirty, then clean it :P Just don't shampoo it thinking it will make it healthier, which seems to be a common misconception. If honey and lemon juice is working for you, then great! I use Acne.org "Cleanser", which is similar to Cetaphil "Daily Facial Cleanser" because I need something to really dissolve oil. The problem with lemon juice is that while it contains alpha hydroxy acids to exfoliate, it also has lemon oils and other constituents that are needlessly irritating. But if you're not noticing any problems, then go for it.

Cdc21bedc8c5ff5c90a9dc0ea117208b

on May 28, 2012
at 03:11 AM

Thank you. I just went 3 days without doing anything to it, then used a baking soda rinse. I'll eventually ditch that, but in the meantime, as my hair gets used to no 'poo, it should be okay to use 2-3 times a week, yes? I'm too poor for anything expensive, and I'm too lazy to bother with a hair dryer, so no worries there. I use EVCO/avocado to condition my hair, when it starts looking dry, eat a lot of EVCO and pastured butter, and use honey/lemon juice on my face.

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on May 28, 2012
at 12:11 AM

I had an eating disorder, and lost most of my hair (it's thick and curly). It seems like as soon as I started eating paleo it grew back. My hair had also stopped growing for about two years. It's now growing pretty fast. I do oil treatments (like castor and coconut and jojoba) for my hair, and moisturize my skin when damp with organic oils. I use African Black soap on my face/body, and don't use anything on my skin that has ingredients I can't pronounce or identify. I've also been able to eliminate all after-shower hair products, which is pretty amazing since my curls tend to frizz. They now look better natural. My skin was really scarred/acneic. It's now clear. For face masks I've used clay, honey, egg (white or yolk), yogurt...

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7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

on May 27, 2012
at 10:43 PM

Try putting olive oil on your face at night and leaving it on, and leaving a mixed raw egg in your hair for 30 mins then washing it out

People have purported better skin/hair on this diet, probably because of the extra protein and fat-soluble vitamins being more easily absorbed and possibly balancing out of hormones (though I personally haven't noticed a difference yet)

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on May 28, 2012
at 11:15 AM

Olive oil never gives me spots but for some reason when I tried coconut oil for a few days I started breaking out, it seems to be different for everyone for some reason but I would definitely suggest trying olive oil overnight first, I was so happy the first time i did it. with regards to the egg mine dries quite quickly and does not smell so not sure but you can mix it with olive oil because that's good for hair also

Cdc21bedc8c5ff5c90a9dc0ea117208b

on May 28, 2012
at 06:13 PM

Thank you! I'll try mixing egg and olive oil. I have no idea why I dislike eggs now, I used to love them.

Cdc21bedc8c5ff5c90a9dc0ea117208b

on May 27, 2012
at 11:04 PM

Thank you! I tried the egg in my hair, but I can't stand the smell of eggs... is there anything I could mix it with, to make it not smell like, well, an egg? And is olive oil comedogenic?

1955b5516a3eaedce732f4ea8bb3fa6c

on May 28, 2012
at 01:10 AM

I use olive oil to wash my face (massage it on then rub off with a washcloth to help exfoliate) and coconut oil is a great moisturizer overnight on your skin, you could use virgin oil and it smells great. I haven't tried it personally but you should also be able to use the coconut oil as a hair mask overnight as well.

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B9a579a02921868db5098bfa99f8221c

on May 27, 2012
at 10:39 PM

Usually people see the biggest improvement when they prioritise highly nutritious natural fats, whether from avocado's, grassfed butter and meats, nuts.

Also for me, since focussing on bone-in cuts of meat and making stocks, my hair and nails have been going gangbusters. or at least i have noticed the need to trim more.

not exactly sure why, but i assume it is about having the right nutrients and building blocks available in your body.

It will be interesting to see other peoples answers, cause everyone likes nice skin and hair.

Cdc21bedc8c5ff5c90a9dc0ea117208b

on May 27, 2012
at 11:00 PM

My hair and skin have been getting much better, from introducing pastured butter, EVCO and meat into my diet, and my nails have been growing like crazy. I assume it's for the reason you've stated, too.

B9a579a02921868db5098bfa99f8221c

(748)

on May 27, 2012
at 11:14 PM

As for avoiding things, id just skip all body wash, shampoos, creams and serums and whotnot. all those weird chemical preparations getting absorbed into your skin and scalp creeps me out now. I tried olive oil and coconut oil on my skin, and in my hair but didnt like it. and my girlfriend thought i smelt funny. these days i just dry brush my skin before showering.

Cdc21bedc8c5ff5c90a9dc0ea117208b

on May 28, 2012
at 06:09 PM

That's a really good rule. A few weeks ago I started mixing up foods in my kitchen to use as a body wash, because I like using more than just water. And I gave away all of my 'products' because I stopped seeing them as something useful.

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1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

on May 27, 2012
at 10:08 PM

Foods good for my skin= avocado, almonds.

Foods bad for my skin= fish oil, milk, eggs.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 27, 2012
at 11:08 PM

...but i'm very meticulous about my grooming habits.

Cdc21bedc8c5ff5c90a9dc0ea117208b

on May 27, 2012
at 11:05 PM

So, is this for eating, or putting on your skin?

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 28, 2012
at 01:30 PM

Are you saying that a high metabolism somehow gives you acne, Korion? Maintenance cals for me is roughly 3200-3500/day. That's not enormous but it's on the higher end of average. I don't have acne, but will sometimes get a red patch or a stray pimple. Eggs aren't good for my skin, but it may just be the whites- I have never experimented eating just yolks. I tried taking fish oil a couple years back and noticed I would get jawline pimples- stopped after 2 weeks. Milk, I really don't drink enough to know for sure, and the quality of milk is an issue. OV half n' half doesn't bother...

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on May 28, 2012
at 09:52 AM

Because it raises metabolism increasing your need for retinol. It's kinda funny that avocadoes and almonds (especially almonds!!!) give me acne (from nuts I get major acne), and fish oil, milk and eggs don't cause issues (though fish oil kills my libido).

Cdc21bedc8c5ff5c90a9dc0ea117208b

on May 27, 2012
at 11:25 PM

That's good! Can I ask why milk is bad for your skin? I've noticed a lot of people have issues with it, but I can't remember if anyone ever said why...

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 27, 2012
at 11:06 PM

Strictly eating.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 28, 2012
at 01:30 PM

my skin, but I'm pretty sure multiple cups of milk do.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 27, 2012
at 11:08 PM

Strictly eating.

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40b065644e95a090f6a41808303773ae

on May 28, 2012
at 12:48 PM

For skin: I've found that for me, sugar is the biggest acne trigger, which is easy to avoid of course if you're strict Paleo. I'm still trying to narrow down the other diet-related cause. This month I'm cutting out dairy and (shh) popcorn again.

Up until September 2011, I had pretty annoying acne and never had a completely clear face.

Topically, I use olive oil as a moisturizer. I use a mixture of olive and castor oil for cleansing when I feel I need a deeper clean, otherwise I just rinse/rub with water.

I've tried coconut oil, but like a few others, I found that it does break me out (it's comedogenic) and I noticed a more 'drying' effect with it that I don't with olive oil.

For hair: I was actually shedding tons prior to my switch to Paleo which I always figured was normal, and it kept up a bit after my switch (and possibly accelerated to where I was losing a good chunk every shower). However in the last few months, my hairdresser comments on just HOW MUCH new hair growth I have, she's never seen so much. I think cutting out grains was a huge help, and the added protein.

Recently I've also been taking Biotin supplements. I probably only lose 1-2 hairs in my shower now -- those I grab when squishing out my hair -- and I'm not sure if I can attribute it to the supplements or my hair finally catching up to all these new changes. I'm thrilled though, because the loss was scaring me, and it all was getting quite thin (I'm 25).

I've tried Co-wash instead of shampoo and enjoy that a lot. If/when I do need a shampoo, I would stay away from the sulfate kinds. I'm currently using some coconut co-wash I picked up from Sally's Beauty Supply; a little bit goes a long way. I do this every couple of days, or more often if I exercise.

Other notable supplements that probably help both for me: Vitamin D3, K2, C.

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(97)

on May 28, 2012
at 09:12 PM

What is co-wash?

Cdc21bedc8c5ff5c90a9dc0ea117208b

on May 28, 2012
at 06:22 PM

Thank you so much! I used to think shedding was normal, too.

902a7cd8f96bbc917a04e92b1f49dbd7

(787)

on May 28, 2012
at 10:17 PM

Washing with conditioner, rather than shampoo.

40b065644e95a090f6a41808303773ae

(450)

on May 28, 2012
at 10:33 PM

Yes, with conditioner. This stuff I have is marketed as co-wash so it has cleanser in it as well, castor oil in this case, so it's more of a combo than actually washing with just conditioner.

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Ef26f888ed248de197c37a4cb04ef4a7

on May 28, 2012
at 09:59 AM

For hair: Both biotin supplements and biotin shampoo is worth trying. Avoid raw eggs as they can lead to a biotin deficiency in some people. Another thing was eating a decent carb level - I was losing hair eating VLC. Try to average atleast 100g a day average, sometimes more sometimes less.

Iodine: Kelp and seaweed are good sources.

Fats: Omega 3's from seafood.

Zinc: oysters are by far the best source, I eat them a few times a week. Also contain vitamin A.

MSM: If you're into trying supplements this one is worth a try.

For skin: Pretty much all of the above plus fruits high in vitamin C and antioxidants. Berries, grapefruits, grapes, bananas, etc. Some people don't do best on fruit but they work well for my skin health. Red wine in moderation is good as well.

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on May 28, 2012
at 02:05 AM

Nothing has changed my skin (both texture and clarity) as much as regular intake of fermented cod liver oil/butter oil blend. I'm REALLY not a fan of beef liver, so I wasn't eating it with any regularity (chicken liver is okay, but I still had trouble getting it in). I started taking the FCLO/BO back in November. It took about six weeks to see much of a difference, but then my skin just cleared up like magic. I've had results like this with topical retinol, but strangely, the effects of that would only ever last for a month or so before my skin seemed to adapt to it and go back to hating me.

902a7cd8f96bbc917a04e92b1f49dbd7

(787)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:49 AM

I've been avoiding moving from regular cod liver oil to FCLO...the price and the imagined taste really turn me off. I really have to try it huh?

6f560350ec191c302a27573c3a81ece1

(220)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:39 AM

I would second this - I've also seen a dramatic change in my skin since taking fermented cod liver & butter oil blend. Also my teeth feel really clean all the time.

902a7cd8f96bbc917a04e92b1f49dbd7

(787)

on May 28, 2012
at 10:14 PM

That's terrible! I'm really bad at detecting rancidity, so I probably wouldn't even be able to tell. If the butter oil was rancid, it suggests one of two things: there was microbial lipase activity, or there was residual water in the product. Neither really makes me very comfortable.

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(7275)

on May 28, 2012
at 01:34 PM

Yeah, the price is steep, especially with the poor customer service. A bottle of butter oil I bought directly from green pasture was rancid when I opened it, and I had an email chain with the owner with him telling me that it was impossible for the butter oil to be rancid. He did offer to take it back to check for himself, but if he already decided it was impossible, then I didn't see how he was going to fairly assess it. I used to buy FCLO from them, too, but if they won't replace bad bottles/batches, I can't really afford to buy from them with their prices so high already.

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(32564)

on May 28, 2012
at 01:47 AM

I take Zinc (via oysters or zinc picolinate 30 mg) and gelatin weekly.

Henna will coat your hair & you can get clear henna if you don't want to color it.

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on May 28, 2012
at 02:31 AM

Thank you! I *love* oysters. And I'm fine with coloring my hair, but I'll look into the clear henna for when I don't want to make a mess. Last time I used red hair dye it looked like something had been slaughtered in my shower...

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87408ee74c4cc8484214c7e7f8ee60d1

on May 28, 2012
at 12:06 PM

hands down the best thing ive ever put on my hair is flax oil - either boil up the seeds and put the resulting 'gloop' on your hair and cover with a plastic bag/shower cap, or buy a bottle of flax oil

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(787)

on May 28, 2012
at 10:18 PM

The flax gel I totally get, but flax oil? It smells so bad and would go rancid so quickly... and polymerize on your hair. Surely that feels and smells gross, no?

87408ee74c4cc8484214c7e7f8ee60d1

(30)

on May 29, 2012
at 08:12 AM

sorry i thought it obvious that its to be used as a treatment thats then WASHED out

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