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Posted by: tolondontoparis, Saturday, June 9, 2012, 3:52pm
I have been snooping around, and although Acne affects 85% of Americans, due to their terrible SAD diets, I have noticed that it's mostly non-secretors that seem to have it. Is this true? Keratosis Pilaris too, mostly non-secretors have it. Do nonnies no assimilate things  as well? Why do nonnies even exist, it just seems like we are the weakest links, set up to fail.
Posted by: Conor, Saturday, June 9, 2012, 5:16pm; Reply: 1
Quoted from tolondontoparis
Why do nonnies even exist, it just seems like we are the weakest links, set up to fail.

I wouldn't say that, at all. I know a number of Nonnies, and they're very intelligent, capable, talented and interesting people (can't list every one of their good qualities here due to space limitations). <:

Just like with anything in life, it's better when you more fully grasp everything with which you have at your disposal, i.e., that with which you have to work, so that you can make choices to minimize that which, on the surface, might appear to be a negative and enhance those things which create positivity in your life. Of course, years of trial-and-error (sometimes even learning things the really hard way) are what allows me to know the truthfulness of the aforementioned.

As for supporting your skin, if these are amongst your beneficial foods, juicing two stalks of celery and four carrots daily will assist in providing nutrients that promote the health of your skin. (I know a 20-something woman that swears by this for helping maintain her clear complexion.)

P.S. Being a Nonnie is just a matter of being different, like being left-handed, and different is good! ;D
Posted by: tolondontoparis, Saturday, June 9, 2012, 7:50pm; Reply: 2
Quoted from Conor

I wouldn't say that, at all. I know a number of Nonnies, and they're very intelligent, capable, talented and interesting people (can't list every one of their good qualities here due to space limitations). <:

Just like with anything in life, it's better when you more fully grasp everything with which you have at your disposal, i.e., that with which you have to work, so that you can make choices to minimize that which, on the surface, might appear to be a negative and enhance those things which create positivity in your life. Of course, years of trial-and-error (sometimes even learning things the really hard way) are what allows me to know the truthfulness of the aforementioned.

As for supporting your skin, if these are amongst your beneficial foods, juicing two stalks of celery and four carrots daily will assist in providing nutrients that promote the health of your skin. (I know a 20-something woman that swears by this for helping maintain her clear complexion.)

P.S. Being a Nonnie is just a matter of being different, like being left-handed, and different is good! ;D


You're so sweet! I didn't mean to sound like a negative nancy! I'm just going to college soon, and afraid my skin will blow up, and I won't be able to find things to eat and such!
Posted by: Possum, Saturday, June 9, 2012, 10:07pm; Reply: 3
Quoted from Conor

I wouldn't say that, at all. I know a number of Nonnies, and they're very intelligent, capable, talented and interesting people (can't list every one of their good qualities here due to space limitations). <:

P.S. Being a Nonnie is just a matter of being different, like being left-handed, and different is good! ;D
Aww shucks :D
Quoted from Conor
As for supporting your skin, if these are amongst your beneficial foods, juicing two stalks of celery and four carrots daily will assist in providing nutrients that promote the health of your skin. (I know a 20-something woman that swears by this for helping maintain her clear complexion.)
Umm my skin would actually react big time to this... I react to sugars in foods & carrots seem to have to high a level ::)
Quoted from tolondontoparis
I'm just going to college soon, and afraid my skin will blow up, and I won't be able to find things to eat and such!
I know exactly how you feel!! ::) I am going away for a family reunion in less than a week, which involves the unavoidable - eating out!! I do find digestive enzymes & natural antihistamines (which includes quercitin) help enormously in this sort of situation btw ;)

Posted by: Seraffa, Sunday, June 10, 2012, 1:24am; Reply: 4
Quoted from tolondontoparis
I have been snooping around, and although Acne affects 85% of Americans, due to their terrible SAD diets, I have noticed that it's mostly non-secretors that seem to have it. Is this true? Keratosis Pilaris too, mostly non-secretors have it. Do nonnies no assimilate things  as well? Why do nonnies even exist, it just seems like we are the weakest links, set up to fail.


Could be a question of cortisol having a more negative effect on nonnies. And of course if nonnies get hormonal imbalances the impact is more immediate too.

Nonnies are the First Alert response unit to the Universe, my friend!
Even if there were but one Genotype - there would be Nonnies - to warn the community about impending avoids and diseases harmful to others!
I also happen to think lots of Nonnies are empaths and  psychics.  :)
It only makes sense.
Posted by: Possum, Sunday, June 10, 2012, 2:02am; Reply: 5
;) Yep we are the canaries in the mine... There probably would be no rest of the population if us nonnies did not sense stuff first... ??) ;)
Posted by: jeanb, Sunday, June 10, 2012, 2:11am; Reply: 6
O secretor son had terrible acne, nice skin now.  

O nonnie son, alright skin at 16 not as bad as secretor son at 16.  

16 seems to be their magic number for growing fast and gaining muscle, which seems to coincide with the acne issues.

Zinc and Vitamin A seems to help the most as well as time.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Sunday, June 10, 2012, 7:09pm; Reply: 7
I have worse acne right now than either of my teenaged daughters. I'm just overall less healthy than they are- I have decades of "eating wrong" to heal from, while they only "ate wrong" for 14 or 15 years, and the last 2 years of clean eating was enough for them to heal from that.
Posted by: grey rabbit, Sunday, June 10, 2012, 8:17pm; Reply: 8
Quoted from tolondontoparis

I'm just going to college soon, and afraid my skin will blow up, and I won't be able to find things to eat and such!


Where are you going to school? Most college or University towns have great alternative restaurants, HFStores, and health conscious people. BTW, I saw the video you posted about taking out your braids, you are a very beautiful young woman, don't be afraid of anything!  
Posted by: tolondontoparis, Monday, June 11, 2012, 8:25pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from grey rabbit


Where are you going to school? Most college or University towns have great alternative restaurants, HFStores, and health conscious people. BTW, I saw the video you posted about taking out your braids, you are a very beautiful young woman, don't be afraid of anything!  


I'm going to school on Long Island! Stony Brook University! And Thank YOU! I don't want to be affraid of anything, but my skin problems make me this way!!!
Posted by: Seraffa, Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 4:25am; Reply: 10
Quoted from tolondontoparis


You're so sweet! I didn't mean to sound like a negative nancy! I'm just going to college soon, and afraid my skin will blow up, and I won't be able to find things to eat and such!


Maybe you can establish a "core element" of staples to always have around; even if they are canned foods in/away from your dorm! Or ask your family to give you a graduation present of a food dehydrator, or such.  :) That way if you're offered a Chee-toh or Oreo between classes by frenetic peers (who will be smoking and drinking by now....due to 20 years of lectins and now vitamin deficiencies sadly building up).....you can smile and say " I choose to be lectin-free, but thank you!"
Posted by: Seraffa, Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 4:30am; Reply: 11
Quoted from tolondontoparis


I'm going to school on Long Island! Stony Brook University! And Thank YOU! I don't want to be affraid of anything, but my skin problems make me this way!!!


There's a Whole Foods Market in Hicksville - and probably closer to Stonybrook as well. You know they must be scattered about, because those in the Hamptons absolutely would not hear of not having one!  Perhaps one near the LIRR.
Posted by: tolondontoparis, Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 4:35am; Reply: 12
Quoted from Seraffa


Maybe you can establish a "core element" of staples to always have around; even if they are canned foods in/away from your dorm! Or ask your family to give you a graduation present of a food dehydrator, or such.  :) That way if you're offered a Chee-toh or Oreo between classes by frenetic peers (who will be smoking and drinking by now....due to 20 years of lectins and now vitamin deficiencies sadly building up).....you can smile and say " I choose to be lectin-free, but thank you!"


Yes ! You are so motivational! I'm super good at not eating things the normal American salivates over!
Posted by: tolondontoparis, Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 4:38am; Reply: 13
Quoted from Seraffa


There's a Whole Foods Market in Hicksville - and probably closer to Stonybrook as well. You know they must be scattered about, because those in the Hamptons absolutely would not hear of not having one!  Perhaps one near the LIRR.


Yes! That is wonderful!  I just discovered rice flour pancakes! I make chocolate ones! So good! Maybe the campus chef can make them for me! Or I can just eat fruit for breakfast! It's going to be okay! America has designed food to eat not food to live! We must eat to live, but who says we can't enjoy it!?
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 4:42am; Reply: 14
mine was horrific when in my teens :-/

I have no more complaints since following BT now GT/swami guidelines

15 years......what a relief!!
Posted by: tolondontoparis, Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 4:52am; Reply: 15
Quoted from Lola
mine was horrific when in my teens :-/

I have no more complaints since following BT now GT/swami guidelines

15 years......what a relief!!


Oh no! I am sorry you ever had it! Acne is not "normal," no matter what anyone says! It's the body breaking down when it needs to be built up, like during puberty and pregnancy when it arises! Even some babies have it and obviously adults! It makes one do self conscious, paranoid, and restrictive! I just want to live, laugh, touh, love, and flourish!
Posted by: Possum, Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 4:57am; Reply: 16
Quoted from tolondontoparis
just discovered rice flour pancakes! I make chocolate ones! So good! Maybe the campus chef can make them for me! Or I can just eat fruit for breakfastt!
Not wanting to be a negative Nelly, but I sure do hope you get something as well as just fruit to make up your breakfast? I really doubt as an O that fruit will sustain you for long enough & the sudden rush of sugars into your system may just upset your skin too...(It sure does mine - even from high glycemic vegs on an empty stomach) Even if you could eat some cheese with it, (or some chia seeds soaked overnight in a glass of water), you might do better :-/
Posted by: KimonoKat, Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 3:34pm; Reply: 17
Secretor with acne issues from 13 to 30+.  Before BTD, my acne was almost completely cured by the herb oregon grape extract.

Didn't Dr. D. say at one point nonnies live longer? I seem to remember reading that but I could be mistaken.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 10:28pm; Reply: 18
Quoted from Seraffa


There's a Whole Foods Market in Hicksville - and probably closer to Stonybrook as well. You know they must be scattered about, because those in the Hamptons absolutely would not hear of not having one!  Perhaps one near the LIRR.


The one in Jericho (just north of the Hicksville border) is a 40 minute drive from Stonybook University. The one in Lake Grove is less than 5 miles away. I don't know the area well (I went to school in DE) but there might be other stores with a decent selection of compliant foods within walking distance of campus. I know that when I went to college, I could walk to a natural foods co-op, which carried lots of healthy, organic foods. I didn't know about BTD then, but plenty of the foods they sold there were BTD compliant.  There might be a similar store (without a national name we can think to google) near your school.
Posted by: san j, Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 12:23am; Reply: 19
Quoted from tolondontoparis
... Acne affects 85% of Americans... I have noticed that it's mostly non-secretors that seem to have it. Is this true?


A statistical impossibility: Non-secretors make up no more than approx. 20% of the population.
You've answered your own question.

Posted by: Spring, Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 12:32am; Reply: 20
I've never had anything even resembling acne in my life. This guy I knew in school was always taken up with my facial skin.  ::)
Posted by: Possum, Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 12:33am; Reply: 21
Quoted from KimonoKat
Didn't Dr. D. say at one point nonnies live longer? I seem to remember reading that but I could be mistaken.
Makes sense as we are the ones more aware of & avoiding all the toxins in order to stay alive lol

Posted by: Spring, Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 12:37am; Reply: 22
Quoted from Possum
Makes sense as we are the ones more aware of & avoiding all the toxins in order to stay alive lol


And I think it makes us a whole lot more appreciative when we actually do feel normal!! So many take that for granted!! (smile)
Posted by: tolondontoparis, Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 2:45am; Reply: 23
Quoted from Spring
I've never had anything even resembling acne in my life. This guy I knew in school was always taken up with my facial skin.  ::)


Don't make me jealous!
Posted by: Spring, Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 2:56am; Reply: 24
Quoted from tolondontoparis
Don't make me jealous!

Hang in there,tolondontoparis. I'm sure you are beautiful just as you are!
(smile)
Posted by: Possum, Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 3:11am; Reply: 25
And she is ;)
Posted by: explorer7, Thursday, June 14, 2012, 2:01pm; Reply: 26
I believe it is a type O thing caused by cows milk and other nevers like wheat and corn. Sounds like you are an explorer and would benefit from the explorer diet. I hated my skin when I was a teen as acne is horrible when you don't understand where it is coming from. I am around alot of teens and they all get acne but type O's get the type that leaves scars and is much more severe. But I have yet to see one stop drinking milk when informed. they are addicted and don't want to be different then everyone else.Maybe it's a little bit of explorer that is in everyone that shows up as acne?
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Thursday, June 14, 2012, 3:02pm; Reply: 27
Any type can be unhealthy and out of balance when eating the wrong things. It's not exclusively an explorer trait to break out when eating a steady diet of avoids.
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