ACNE IS STILL THERE, INSPITE OF MY RAW FOOD (AND SOME CIGARETTE)
Dear Valdo, here I am again with the same story. I have tried to apply all possible solutions to my acne.
I am eating as raw as possible with very few exceptions.
True, I am still smoking, even if much less than before.
But 1 or 10 or 15 is always polluting the body, and anyhow I am more than aware of this.
WHY DOES IT GO BALLISTIC BEFORE MY PERIOD?
So now I am desperate, and I need your suggestion or even just an explanation.
I know I should be grateful that my skin is helping to expell all poisons inside, but can you clarify something to me?
Why does my skin go absolutely ballistic and furious before my period?
If it’s true that the skin carries out what is not good for me “on the inside”, what is the connection with the period?
A HUGE FRUSTRATION IN FRONT OF THE MIRROR
Must one just hope to fall into menopause as soon as possible?
Is this the only way that you can break the connection “skin bursts in proximity of periods”?
The frustration, when you wake up and look at the mirror with that face that stares back at you with 6, 7, 8 or 9 big red pimples, is huge.
You also know that when you go around, people will look at you, and stop to glance a second time at your skin. Your family will do the same, and your partner will also look at you, no matter if without commenting.
THE PROBLEM STARTED SINCE I LEFT SOUTH-AFRICA
I have nothing to be ashamed of. I am a tall 44 years old slim woman, with beautiful hands and beautiful green eyes. But I know that for at least 8-10 days a month, I am another person, and I have been living with this since I was 16. I know I will never get used to it.
I am South African born, grew up there until I was sixteen and then moved to Italy with my parents.
But I feel, and have always felt very South African.
Sorry but I am restless, unhappy and in pain, cause pimples and outburst hurt, itch and make themselves heard other than seen! In my next life I wanna be a dog.
Thanks for your time.
ITALY IS A PARADISE BUT NOT IN TERMS OF HEALTHY FOOD
Dear Catia, you don’t need for sure being a dog in your next life. I give you my personal word that you we’ll be as beautiful and perfect as you deserve to be within reasonable time.
Probably, your transfer to Italy was quite dramatic and shocking in terms of climate. Italy is a paradise in terms of culture, of history, of arts, of many things for sure. But South Africa is much better in terms of natural foods 12 months a year, with so many tropical fruits and fresh vegetables. No need to go for energy via cheese and sweets and pasta, via the mythic but unsafe and fattening Mediterranean diet.
I’ve been there, in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town, and I enjoyed wonderful food indeed.
THE EXTREME DIFFICULTY TO ACCEPT AND UNDERSTAND THE ELIMINATIVE CRISIS
At the moment you have still got to say thank you to your skin, heavily engaged in a delicate and exceptional work. Accompanying out internal toxins is not an easy task. After all, it is only few weeks that you are adopting the new vegan and raw diet. When somebody starts a new detoxifying diet, rather than improving the situation seems to go worst, because the outgoing poisons are interfering with the cleaning process, and impeding to judge the benefits already on the way.
The eliminative crisis is a normal and standard mechanism of recovery. You are actually getting rid of all the lipotoxic material absorbed since you were a little girl.
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YOUR LIFE YOU ARE TRYING SOMETHING SAFE AND RESOLVING
It seems that you are comparing the previous 30 years passed hopelessly with acne, to the present times, or to the last few months of improved diet, were the acne seems to remain, as usual, still there with you.
In the last 30 years you did nothing to relieve and stop your acne. You only tried, without any gain, creams and pills and lotions, keeping inside all the heavy poisons gained with vaccinations (mercury, cadmium, aluminium, nickel), and all uric acids got with cheese and steaks.
That’s why you are getting so crazy, restless and basically discouraged.
You are not realizing yet that now the situation is totally different.
Now you are doing, for the first time in your life, a real anti-acne treatment, 100% safe and 100% efficient, on condition that you help yourself instead of boycotting.
YOU NEED MORE TRUST, MORE PATIENCE AND MORE DETERMINATION
The results are too slow? Well, the fault is only yours.
You are in fact doing things in a mechanical way, without deep and real trust.
One of the first conditions to get prompt signals is to strongly believe in yourself and in the method you are following. Not simply for a placebo-effect, that is psychologically important anyhow.
But because believing means having also a positive and relaxed attitude to life in general, and gives you an extra weapon against stress, which is a basic component of your disease.
WOMAN IS THE OTHER HALF OF THE SKY
Why does it become ballistic and furious before your period? Don’t forget that women are very special creatures, within the family and outside the family. Planned and made to build new healthy kids. Planned and made to excite and sometimes to be fabulous partners of men, planned to be the other half of the sky and beyond, as they say in China. Being so special, Nature took particular care of them by creating a periodical monthly purification called menstruation. The days before getting to the period, woman’s body tends to be tense and to collect all forces and push out all possible internal garbage, similarly to a fully loaded sponge which is strongly squeezed by the immune system.
THE MONTHLY BLOOD CAN EVEN DISAPPEAR, IF THE BODY HAS NO GARBAGE
If you read my article “Cinque mesi di felice igienismo cinese”, dated 26 June, you have the concrete example of an Italian lady that got a slow-down in her cycle, and then a disappearance of it, including all related aches. No more inside toxins and no more monthly flux of blood. She reached all that thanks to an accelerated purification of her blood, obtained through an increased use of fruits and raw salads in her diet, and to a zero cigarettes presence in her lungs.
SOME EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL ADJUVANTS
But let me give you a further help, while all advises given in our previous correspondence remains firmly valid. For external cure you can use lemon juice regularly, alternated to potato starch plus some grinded mint leaves, to be used as cataplasm. For internal use you boil for 10 minutes, in 1 litre water, 40 grams of fresh nettle leaves. You can drink 3 times a day a glass far from meals. These tricks are intended as adjuvant means to the basic cure, which targets the internal functionality of liver-spleen-kidney-pancreas, the rebalancing of gastric and blood situation, the harmony of your glandular system.
NO SMOKE, NO FATS, NO EGGS, NO STRESS
Let me remind you one more time that smoke is the number one enemy. You have to improve your digestion, by chewing your food more slowly and accurately. Avoid all common breads, sweets, cakes, and everything containing fats, sugar and eggs. Eventually you can enjoy dark German style rye bread. After your meals take a rest, take at least a brief nap. Live more relaxed, in other words.
BREATHING, EXPOSING, SWIMMING
Learn how to improve your pneumatic functions by breathing in a diaphragmatic style, replenishing your lungs starting from the abdominal part, and enlarging up to the upper part of them. Pectoral breathing is a very bad attitude, and the smokers are using a partial-pectoral system which is even worst. That’s very bad for acne. In our body the kidneys, the lungs and the skin are working closely connected in their synergic detoxification job, and with your defective air intake-outlet you compromise such precious process. Being aware of the smoking problem is not enough. Only a total stop to smoking will give a tremendous acceleration to the recovery process. Finally, expose your full skin to the sun and the air, as much as possible. Nudism would be ideal for you. Make movement and exercise, get hot and sweat, take walks, accompanying them by yoga breathing. Sea water swimming is excellent for your skin. Should I be by your side I’m sure your acne would go away in a shorter time. Have a nice summer!
Valdo Vaccaro (English translation: by the author)