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Acne: How To Fight Acne…

Posted by Saito on March 16, 2009

I’ve been dealing with acne as long as I can remember, through the years I have found useful items that help me combat acne and they actually work.

Q & A

Okay what do you suggest? What have you found exactly?
1. Well for starters I found using Aloe Vera Gel seems to really help with the process of healing my skin:

Aloe Vera is typically used to heal burns and sooth your skin, I found it can also quickly heal my skin after taking out some of my acne. This is my first technique.

2. My second technique has to deal with baking soda:

Just normal baking soda, take wet baking soda and spread it over the area in need and it should clear it up =D.

3. The one I find the best above all is the sun:

Good old sun exposure is the best way to clear up acne hands down. Just go outside whenever you can for at least 30 minutes, you’ll get some color while your at too =D.

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My skin has pores that are large in comparison to other people, so Acne is a very common thing for me. But I know someday after puberty it won’t be as much of a problem. So I wait and use these techniques, post a comment and let me know your own techniques on how to get rid of Acne =D.

Well that’s it for now, stay tuned for the next update 😀

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Weight Losing Tips: First Step

Posted by Saito on January 12, 2009

Check out the next update called Second Step

Now I had some difficulties when I was younger, I ate at Mcdonalds, Round Table and other fast food restaurants. But even then I was trying to eat the right things and I was gaining weight. I knew right then and there that something was totally wrong :(. I have through out the years taken steps to keep my body fat at a minimum level, so here are some tips for starters =D:

1. Stay away from Fast food restaurants if you can avoid it.

Hey I like to eat at fast food restaurants, I still do, but that’s because it tastes so good lol :D. I have a big family, I am one of four brothers and sisters. I am the oldest and eat the most, my brother and sister are thinner and eat less, sometimes I get frustrated because they can stay fit and it’s hard for me to. I found ways of getting away from the bad stuff at a fast food restaurant, take Mcdonalds for instance. I have been eating there for years and thanks to Mcdonalds I have a small gut to prove it lol. But when you gotta eat a place like that and it’s a MUST, then let’s face it, you can’t avoid it if it’s your only option :(. So I did some research their at my local Mcdonalds, I tested myself and their food to see what the cheese burgers and soft drinks would do to me…here’s what I found out and what techniques I use to keep myself from harm:

How to eat a cheese burger without gaining pounds:

Alright then, when I order a cheese burger the first thing that comes to my mind is aw man that has so many calories and fat, what’s causing all of the fat and calories? I examined my cheese burger, then I repeated the first word, cheese. Then it came to me, it’s processed cheese gross! So I took off all the cheese and I took a bite, it has a meaty flavor but it’s ok. I then took a ketchup pack, I was curious and read the ingredients, one of them was High Fructose Corn Syrup…I thought what’s that? I went on my dad’s computer and looked it up; I found out that it’s used in a process that replaces sugar. When I read further it says it has a role to play in the Obesity Factor, a problem America has been dealing with for some time now, since the 1980’s to be exact. Its super sweet and it increases the life time for our food (so it won’t spoil). Then I thought well great it’s preserving American food! But the deeper I got into what it is and what it does for your body the more I realized that it was one of the worst things to have in food! Small consumptions are ok, but then I remembered what that article said. Gosh what would happen to me if I got High Fructose Corn Syrup in almost everything I eat?..It struck me, so THAT’S what’s going, I am consuming an unhealthy amount of High Fructose Corn Syrup! I looked up another article, it mentioned that High Fructose Corn Syrup slows your body down, fills it up with unneeded body fat and it is linked with many health issues. After reading all that I looked at my bottle of Coca-Cola, I read the ingredients and found High Fructose Corn Syrup. I was shocked, it was in my soda! I was all the more curious and went back home with my family. When they heard about High Fructose Corn Syrup and what effects it had on the human body we went deep into all of our food and took a look at the labels. What a discovery we had that day! High Fructose Corn Syrup was in our cereal (like Coco Puffs and Coco Pebbles) in our Hienz ketchup, mayonnaise…IT’S IN OUR KETCHUP AND MAYONNAISE!? I have to find items that don’t carry High Fructose Corn Syrup!! My mom suggested we do a search.

Ok we did this search, we found places like Trader Joes and Bel Air (for those who do not have American Food Markets like Trader Joes and Bel Air do YOUR research and find those places that are healthy and let me know what the Markets are called, I’ll give you credit and post it if I can :D) that have quality tasting products with NO High Fructose Corn Syrup. I now like to eat their cereal, eggs and other tasty products that actually taste better without the High Fructose Corn Syrup…all that research and discoveries were only the beginning, it get’s even worse sadly :(. But to finish up, I now get burgers without the cheese and ketchup and it has a really good taste still even without cheese and ketchup( pickles and onions are fine so don’t worry about those it just depends on their brine lol). Instead of soda I get a water, I can take a lemon and squeeze the tasty flavor in the water if I need to, I avoid products their with High Fructose Corn Syrup and make the best of it. I saw results in a few months by staying away from High Fructose Corn Syrup system and was feeling a little better :D. But this is one of many steps, stay posted and I will post more :D!

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HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP IS NOT YOUR FRIEND: Part 2

Posted by Saito on January 12, 2009

Hey here is another update for you guys out there concerning High Fructose Corn Syrup…

Right now, just for bringing out my personal experiences, I’m going to discuss different brands of food I used to intake all the time…

For starters Hienz Ketchup…yep that’s right my KETCHUP had unhealthy amounts of High Fructose Corn Syrup. I would always use it with my morning hash browns, burgers, french fries really ANYTHING that had to have ketchup to go with it…I now look back and I remember all that time I used this brand of ketchup and not realize the damage it caused my body…BUT there is so much more still to post it was in almost EVERYTHING me and my family owned!

The brand of Mayonnaise my parents used to buy was called Best Foods, and it was mostly High Fructose Corn Syrup. I was not as big on the Mayonnaise as I was Ketchup but my father loved it, including my entire family everybody consumed it…they also noted that they were looking a bit flabby in some area’s just like I HAVE and that was from the Mayonnaise!

Every lunch break after school I would eat one pickle, I use to think oh it’s just a cucumber dipped in a tasty brine…nothing wrong with that :D. I one day got curious after learning about HFCS and examined the back of the pickle jar…no it couldn’t be; yep it was HFCS was one of the main ingredients for the brine…

Well those three things were the basic food items I would daily consumed along with healthy products…and if I tried something something new out of the refrigerator I would continue to consume more HFCS we were completely unaware of the disgusting over dose…

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner HFCS…ever day it was like that. I remember most of the other odd things I would eat/drink that had High Fructose Corn Syrup…

Let’s start with drinks. My mom and I loved Coca Cola, we must have had at least two a day…when we were just discovering the harmful effects of HFCS we took a look at the ingredients our Coke’s were full of…not only did it have HFCS but it also had the equivalent of SEVEN teaspoons of sugar per can…yeah I know gross…

After that we got scared, what about are other juices/soft drinks? Well we would get a brand of guava juice made by Curns and so were thinking Oh it’s all natural, and so tasty it must be healthy…we took a look at the back of the juice box and found HFCS second to the top of all the ingredients. Oh great, now it’s in our juices we thought used to be completely natural…what is going on?

We examined the obvious items that would have HFCS…are sugary products. We had a brand of Hershey’s chocolate syrup, the ingredients they showed on the back had HFCS first on the list…yeah really disgusting, I always seemed to feel sick after having ice cream or chocolate milk…it was to sugary the HFCS was to much…

Well those were the products that I can recall the most as I used them often in my food…how disgusting everyday I would ingest so much extra fat! I now know what gave me obesity and health problems…like acne for an example :/

If you know about products that contain HFCS post a comment explaining what it is and it’s brand name so we can alert others who might have the same food products, I’ll post it in the list of HFCS products below:

Brand Food type
Hienz/Ketchup

Best foods/Mayonnaise

Kosher Dill/Pickles

Coca Cola Co./Soda

Curns/Guava

The Hershey Company/Chocolate Syrup

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