Why My Bad Skin Side Effects?

Posted by R on 07/19/2007

Dear Ted, I would like to start, by thanking you for all of the interesting and helpful cures (hydrogen peroxide...wow)!!!!! As I have found the wonderful "Earth Clinic" site... I have a problem that I hope you may have an explanation for... I cannot eat or take anything w/ iodine in it, as I get horrible cystic acne, even cysts on my scalp... As I do not know of anyone else w/ this problem, I just have to wonder why this happens. I cannot eat tuna...cannot take vitamins w/ iodine... I tried taking Chlorella, which is supposed to be so beneficial (as I have many health problems...), and that is when I even developed these knots/painful cysts on my scalp... I have never had that happen (on my scalp). The company tried telling me that the product did not contain iodine, but... I tried another brand from GNC and it wasn't as bad, but it was still a problem. At this rate, I am not sure what I am eating...that may contain iodine, but I notice a terrible problem when I eat certain foods and take anything, that I know, contains iodine.

Also, my daughter (16) has dealt w/ terrible sinus infections for a few years now. She has been to doctor's, specialists... w/ no relief. Besides the horrible ACV, is there something else that could possibly help her? She is in so much pain, most of the time. I finally got her to drink some ACV in warm water w/ honey, a few days ago, but that just isn't something she is willing to do...it made her sick to her stomach... She has been on so many antibiotics... Thank you so much, for your time.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

People often do get acne if they take iodine supplements if their body has certain imbalances as it is. This has to do with body toxins has accumulated to a very high levels, such as cholesterol and rancidity of oils in the body. Iodine works by removing them, but if there is too much it clogs the pores. Also the acne buildup due to iodine maybe helped with some magnesium citrate supplements. The high cholesterol and rancidity of the body can be neutralized by vitamin B complex (which allows the body to metabolise choleterol), and rancidity of oils can be reduced I thin with some vitamin E taken now and then. While its removal of excess oil, will be helped with a fat emulsifter such as lecithin.

Therefore, I would like to continue to detoxify my body with baking soda and acv, alternatively used with baking soda and lime (1/2 teaspoon of baking soda plus 8 teaspoon of lime juice).

Hydrogen peroxide is another one that I could use for at least a couple of more months, such as 6-12 drops of 3% H2O2 food grade to remove the excess toxin buildup of the liver.

Since my body has been properly detoxified of toxins from baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, for example, I could take almost any amount of iodine with no effect of acne, as an example.

Since liver problem here is indicated some correction of 1 tablespoon a day of granulated lecithin may help remove some fatty buildup. The cellular oxygen is reduced and hence a taurine supplements 1000 -2000 mg per day with a glass of water may help. The antioxidant is low when acne is causing due to iodine, and hence vitamin B complex twice a week may help the liver support also.

Since the level of antioxidant is low (as evidenced by iodine) vitamin C sodium ascorbate may help and perhaps once a week dose of zinc, which are also important. This could either be zinc acetate or zinc gluconate 50 mg that I think were helpful. Usually acne is often due to lowered zinc, magnesium and B complex, which I found to be helpful.

Some people, including me, don't like the taste of ACV, in that case I can take 8 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lime juice plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water. Now if a children were taking it on basis of weight, if they are 1/2 the weight of 100 pounds, for example the dose is 1/2, which becomes 4 teaspoon of lime juice plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda taken once in the morning and before bedtime. It is my experience that children like the fizz.