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Old 09-19-2008, 09:17 PM
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Sallow skin....

Here I am again, turning to ya'lls for the answers to the questions I get from friends.

My friend stopped eating meat about a month ago...she feels good, has lost a couple of pounds and now she's saying the skin on her face looks sallow...not the skin on her hands...just the face...

...any suggestions, is it the no meat??? Just why has her face skin changed to sallow.

Thank you, Elaine
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Old 09-19-2008, 11:09 PM
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I know this is a tired answer but . . . . . detox?

Plus with the changing of the season and possible old tan wearing off on top of it?

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Old 09-20-2008, 06:02 AM
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Thanks Luckitri, I always pose questions here and get so much help and last night after posting that question 'detox' did come to mind.

She eats healthier then most SAD people but I think giving up meat would be a big deal. I do see that initially she was feeling positive about this change but now I can see where' she's look'n for something to be wrong.

Are there any more thoughts out there to the yellowing/sallow skin?

Thanks, Elaine
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Old 09-20-2008, 07:38 AM
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My first, gut reaction to~yellowing skin~was "the liver." She might consider drinking some dandelion tea.
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Old 09-20-2008, 09:48 AM
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Ditto that. I was not going to get into medical but truth be known - all the dialysis patients I have ever known had the sallow skin. Maybe it is time for her to amp up the cleansing with some cleanses? I am waiting to order this book meself -

http://www.rawfreedomcommunity.info/...ead.php?t=4197

There is a wealth of information on this site posted by various people also.
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:52 PM
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I understand about the liver but this sallow skin just started a few weeks after giving up meat. Would that still be the liver? I don't want to alarm her so I need to be careful about how I word it.

Elaine
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:34 AM
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I understand about the liver but this sallow skin just started a few weeks after giving up meat. Would that still be the liver? I don't want to alarm her so I need to be careful about how I word it.

Elaine
I found the following info that might help:
http://www.secretsofnaturalhealth.com/liver.html

Is she drinking green smoothies? Perhaps it would help her if she spent a few days "feasting" on just juice and green smoothies -- to help cleanse, give her digestive system a break, and help her to eliminate the blockage.

Let us know how it's going for her!
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Old 09-21-2008, 08:12 AM
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I did some quick readings on this problem, and something I came across that made sense was vitamin deficiency...

I personally think that being vegetarian and vegan is the healthiest way to go, but when people switch from one diet to another, no matter how healthy it should be, they might have some trouble getting all the necessary nutrients at first.

She might want to take a multivitamin (if this is indeed her problem), and stop when she has learned where to get everything she needs. IntraMax is a good multivitamin, but insanely expensive. I would think that any vegan multivitamin would work, and it's only for the short term anyway.

I hope this helps
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Old 09-21-2008, 08:32 AM
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Thanks everyone, my friend eats SAD though probably healthier then most, I was amazed when she gave up meat but I can see where even after feeling good for a few weeks she's looking for something to find vegetarianism wrong.

She does eat some veggies but no green smoothies.

I just hope she doesn't find the sallow skin a 'loop hole' to justify going back to eating meat.

Oh well, I try to be an attraction and not promotion but I know I still tend to give suggestions (nice word for advice)...I know being preachy is NOT the way to go so I can only hope when someone asks me a question, with your help, I can lead them on a healthier path then they've been on.

Thanks everyone, Elaine
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Old 09-21-2008, 11:51 AM
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Enzymes! More raw! Coconut oil for energy! Seasalt as in the watercure for energy!
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Old 09-21-2008, 08:01 PM
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Green smoothies do wonders for my skin. I haven't had any lately as I got a bit busy, but when I have at least 20 oz a day of green smoothie with berries, I immediately notice a difference.

These people mention iron and vitamin Bs:
http://1stholistic.com/Beauty/skin/skin_sallow-skin.htm
But some others say that a vitamin deficiency is unlikely on a Western diet.

I hope your friend gets better!
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Old 09-21-2008, 08:41 PM
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I thought all long time SAD eaters have liver problems. Especially if they have been eating non-organic and synthetic and GMO. Just thought it went with the territory.
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