Looking at these pictures makes me want to cry. I was so frustrated about these itchy, annoying, God awful bumps on my jawline! I had no idea why I was breaking out. It's like everytime, I thought it was clearing up the acne will come right back.
I didn't want to take pictures and I didn't want to be seen. I was so upset because I had just transitioned to a "VEGAN" lifestyle. This battle lasted about 6 months Jan- July 2018.
You're probably wondering what did I do to make this drastic change with my skin. Well, first I studied my lab tests from the doctor and found out that my hormones where completely out of wack. To be more specific I had high levels of estrogen and low progesterone. Having access estrogen causes cystic acne.
I also took a course about skin mapping and learned that the location of my breakouts where infact hormonal related as well as gut related. I suffered from gut issues in past so it all made sense.
Whenever I'm forced to face hardships, I'm always determined overcome them. I invested so much time and money getting to the root cause of my issue. I began to look at my diet.
I realized that I was a "junkfood vegan" I ate every mock meat out there and I had wine almost every night. I was going potatoe chip and "vegan" processed food crazy! I soon learned that soy was not my friend. Soy, gluten, grains, sugar can all contribute in cystic acne!
August 16, 2018 which was 2 days after our wedding anniversary I found out I was pregnant! My doctor had me come in every week to have my HCG levels checked. Every week the levels got lower and lower until it was no longer there. I was no longer pregnant.
I was left so confused. I still have so many questions, but I am healed from that experience. I was determined more than ever to become healthier. I completely switched to natural products to clean and use in my body. I stopped burning candles because soy and other candles release toxins in the air. It’s that serious!
I lost 40 pounds by December of last year. I eliminated processed vegan foods out of my life. My soy intake is very low. Through the guidance of God, I healed myself. Exercising played a huge role as especially eating healthier. I also yoni steamed which helped balance my hormones.
I learned how important the role of the liver was as it pertains to hormones. I started incorporating herbs such as milk thistle, dandelion, turmeric and ginger to help my liver. My skin issues improved by changing my entire lifestyle.
Our liver is responsible for breaking down so many things including hormones. When the liver is overwhelmed toxicity builds up in the bloodstream. So ultimately I had to clean my gut, take herbs that cleansed my liver, eat plantbased, ise true natural products, lose weight and yoni steamed.
If you struggle from cystic acne, I encourage you to get your lab drawn and look at your hormone levels. This is a great start. Once you find out what hormone is lacking or is dominant start researching what herbs to take and what foods and products that causes this issue.
Books that helped me: Vegucation over Medication by Dr.Bobby J.Price💚 Woman Code by Alissa Vitti💚 Colon Health by Norman Walker
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