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how can i use diet and lifestyle to get a clear healthy complexion?

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Dr. Robert Keller
Emergency Medicine 40 years experience
Avoid oxidation: Skin is damaged internally and externally. Free radicals are the bad guys. Avoid sun (tons of free radicals produced), smoking introduces millions of free radicals, food allergies, infections and hormone changes all affect skin. Eat low glycemic foods, avoid smokers, use defoliants, supplement diet with anti-oxidants, increase protein intake, decrease carbohydrate intake and use sunscreen everyday.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Wrong question: Diet & lifestyle are very important for other reasons. If you are not happy about your skin, see a dermatologist to define any abnormality and determine the best way to correct any problems. Don't smoke or abuse drugs. Eat your vegetables. Get exercise & sleep. Don't get sunburned. Multivitamins are greatly over-used to the profit of those who sell them.

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Could my baby's diet be causing gas?

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Can I drink diet drinks while pregnant?

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How can I clear my annoying house allergy?

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Indoor allergens : Indoor allergens are usually dust mites, pollens, molds, cockroache, and/or animal danders. Environmental control, minimizing exposure, may be of some help as are topical/oral medication. If those are not adequate allergen immunotherapy is usually indicated. In rare extreme situations you might need ro move, but the "grass isn't always greener". Need to see board certiified allergist.
A 30-year-old member asked:

I dieted and think I now have a shrunken stomach. It is one fourth the size of normal. Does anyone have this?

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Weird: That is a weird thing. I think you should be checked out by your doctor.

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