Day Twenty Two
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'Sup everyone? Just another quick update on my ugly mug:
-No new development in acne yet... NO cysts have emerged. I wonder why?
-For some reason the worst acne migrated under my chin/jaw.
-Spots still taking a LONG time to go away but at least they are more flat now.
-My bathroom trips have finally slowed down... so yeah, CHEW your food good.
-Oil is still gone and tightness/dryness in face is finally completely gone.
-Current acne is still throbbing (hidden under my jaw), but stopped hurting as much.
-Back and chest acne got worse a few days ago (forgot to mention), but finally flared down.
-Despite the tone of my skin to my computer's camera, I am not AS red as before.
Please understand that these changes are VERY small. I only notice them because I obviously see my body every day.
I have now decided to change my diet AGAIN...
... I decided not to just omit SOME gluten but now omit ALL gluten...
I have been reading more and more about this "Leaky Gut Syndrome" stuff on acne.org, and wow did I come across some strict stuff:
These are just three of about 200+ links I have bookmarked onto my computer, but they are the first ones I ever came across. The gut, hu? Never really thought about it as much... I guess I fail miserably then when it came to my new diet for the past few weeks week because I was wolfing down so many kinds of bread it wasn't even funny. I love bread, it's the main side and entree in my diet because I've always looked at the food pyramid as a good thing, and what's at the bottom of it that we are suppose to consume the most of? Bread!
I was eating "whole wheat, whole grain, extra fibre, etc... bread" because I thought it was healthy, but damn I really dropped the ball on that thought. I am starting to realize and learn that maybe whole wheat isn't as healthy as the media makes it appear. I always see "healthy whole wheat" commercials and cereals and grains all the time, including "American Heart Association" Logo's on these boxes... what's to hate?
I'm not going to jump to conclusions yet though, but now I am going on a COMPLETELY gluten free diet now. Before anyone argues with me let me just first say that this is not going to be a hard thing for me to do. I don't mind what I have to eat to be healthy, and I'll spend less money this way. What's to loose? I understand that a lot of people do care which of their favorite foods they are forced to omit, but I could personally care less. I'll be increasing the types of fruit and vegetables I eat, that is all. There is more than enough fibre in my diet and I never really NEEDED starchy substances to begin with. I only ate them because they made me feel full and satisfied... maybe that "fullness" is hurting me more than I thought. I use to eat peanut butter sandwiches all the time, but now I'll just be spreading the peanut butter on a fresh green apple or fresh celery stick and eating it that way (I have no peanut allergy and it's already "natural" and gluten-free).
I am still new to all these diet changes so if you ask me what I am specifically easting and something I eat doesn't fall into the proper category than I do apologize. And yes I am aware that you can bake and buy gluten free bread products but perhaps avoiding that particular area for now might open up a doorway for my gut to relax and slowly begin flushing these toxin out. Yes I know it will take a while and yes I know about "probiotics" and other substances, but I prefer reading as much as I can and safely taking my time .
... But with all that aside, my acne bumps have shrunk a little so that's good enough for me today .
Best of luck to you ALL!!!
7/11/12: Began drinking homemade juice.
7/15/12: Started taking 500 mg of Vitamin B5.
7/24/12: Started taking 500 mg of L-Cartinine.
08/08/12: Oil Production on face vanished. Acne still persistent though.
08/28/12: Added GLUTEN free to Sugar/Dairy free diet.
Vegetable Juice recipe:
-3 to 5 Carrot Sticks (peeled)
-2 to 3 Celery Stick (everything attached)
-1/2 Beet (skin on, leaves cut off for salad)
-1/2 Cucumber (peeled)
-1 Tomato (everything except stem butt)
-1 cm sliced Lemon (everything)
None. Only showering once a day and washing hair every other day.
- No Dairy.
- No Sugar (Excluding honey (tea) and natural peanut butter (fruit topping)).
- No Gluten.
- One-A-Day Women's Multivitamin (Not necessary, just using up the bottle I have).
- 500mg Vitamin C (Not necessary, just using up the bottle I have).
*I take these a few hours later so as not to interfere with the B5 and L-Carnitine.
- Sorry guys and gals, acne doesn't make me depressed nor am I stressed about much of anything else.
- I stretch/exercise around an hour a day and/or run 4-5 times a week. Still building a suitable exercising regime though.
- I only wear small amounts of make-up for my job, obviously to cover the largest and reddest of my acne legions.
- I maintain a normal sleep schedule (usually 8 hours a day).
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