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  1. Riddled added a post in a topic A Zinc-less Zinc Regimen for Adults: Draft 4   

    Interesting. Seems like that Matt Stone guy sold out, which is a shame, i enjoyed that site, was a nice balance to some of the paleoextremism that seems to have taken over.

    I need to look through this later.

    Also a shame this guy stopped posting. I guess his regime works. This was some of the only stuff on this site that actually seemed to be going somewhere.

    Gut health / digestion - gut-brain axis etc is the future people.

    Malabsorption is where it's at baby.
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  2. Riddled added a post in a topic Breakouts After Cabbage And Spinach   

    I also think saturated fat may be one of the only things i have correlated as breaking me out. But it is very hard to go low saturated fat for me after i became phobic of pufas, after avoiding pufas for so long with no benefit maybe it is time for the realization that i am, in fact, a pufaphobe.

    I have some serious negative association when i see histamine intolerance and sulfur mentioned. I spent a while looking into all that histamine stuff but it was a nightmare, some stuff has histamine but other stuff can induce a reaction etc etc. Minefield of hell. I think i have some kind of intolerance to sulfites but i am not sure about sulfur, also i am not sure that the sulfites actually do anything to my acne. Also there is so much stuff out there about sulfur actually being good for you and acne.

    I am not really sure about spinach, all i can think of is oxalates and it isn't good for gout but i can't think how it could relate to acne.


    The onions and cabbage could be the fructans in them? Which then affects your gut bacteria - immune system etc?

    I know fructans like onions, cabbage especially and fiber in general turns me into a gas machine and affects my gut - bowel movements [poo] but i have never been able to correlate this with my skin or anything else. I think i have some kind of malabsorption going on with fructose and fructans and fiber but i don't know how significant it is - to anything. Something to consider maybe. - fructose malabsorption - gut connection etc.
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  3. Riddled added a blog entry in Riddled's Blog   

    Skin has been pretty much the same. Will be good for a while then get shit again. Endless repetitive pattern.

    Last few months i tried fish [cod liver] oil and Vitamin D, i've never trusted the fish oil but i thought i'd try anyway, it certainly didn't help and if anything my skin was as bad as ever with a few nasty breakouts so i just stopped.

    My sleep and digestion has been shit recently so hard to blame any food in particular really.

    One thing to note is i have had a few of the nasty cyst/boil type things i tend to get every few months - like red lumps that never come to a head - almost look like bites - i had one near my hairline that luckily faded quicker than usual and now i have 2 near my ear - luckily not really visible because of hair. Almost like they are some kind of allergic reaction maybe. Looks unlikely i'll ever work it out.

    My digestion really has gone to hell. I can't seem to digest any carbs, fruit or veg properly apart from pure evil sugar itself. I digest dairy fine but i am not sure i trust it, i always hear people going on about avoiding dairy for your skin.

    Just because you have fcuked up digestion and shit skin doesn't mean they are linked - the interenet's favourite saying: correlation doesn't = causation.


    Possible reason for cysts/boil type thingies:

    Shit sleep. - disrupted circadian cycle etc
    Fish oil and/or vitamin D
    Had a yogurt
    Too much dairy
    Had some ice cream.
    Saturated fat - dairy fat - had a couple of pizzas.
    gut bacteria is fucked
    Lectins and all that shizzle[bs]
    Had a chocolate chip cake/muffin - god knows what was in it.
    GOD only knows.

    I might try some kind of Ray Peat bs, basically orange juice, sugar and meat, maybe eggs. Try it without dairy at first, or maybe just whey. Sounds like hell and unlikely i'd stick to it but i'm sick of my fucked up guts and skin and would be interesting to see what happens, apart from dropping dead.
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  4. Riddled added a blog entry in Riddled's Blog   

    Nizoral Shampoo (Ketoconazole) Start Date: ~22 October
    I started taking Nizoral shampoo (active ingredient ketoconazole) a couple of weeks ago. I think around the 22nd of October. So it's been a couple of weeks now.

    I think it's an anti-fungal and anti-dandruff shampoo and i have been using it on my face and scalp after a shower. I remember seeing it being mentioned as somehow working for acne as well, i think it is supposed to be a DHT inhibitor, or something like that, it can reduce sebum production maybe. I have never bothered with it in the past because of the DHT bit and possible side effects, by my brother left some around and i was f'ing pissed off with spots so just thought i'd try it. My brother has been using it to try and stop hair loss and he's clear when he used to get the odd spot, but could just be coincidental as i've been using it every day for 2 weeks and so far so nothing.

    If anything my skin on my face and scalp has been shit whereas as my body - chest and back are pretty much clear. Doesn't mean it's the shampoo that has broke me out though.
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  5. Riddled added a comment on a blog entry As Bad A Breakout As I Have Ever Had ! Ffs!   


    Skin much better today. Still have some spots but everything seems to have calmed down a bit. Face is much better, still some active spots in scalp though.

    Seems as though something definitely caused me to breakout. Wish I knew what.

    Things to note:

    I haven't eaten any chocolate for a over a week now. I haven't eaten any condense milk. - I am not really sure about condensed milk, the stuff I was using was like 50% carbs and if even half of that is lactose then that is a lot of concentrated lactose, I am pretty sure you can only digest so much lactose in one sitting. Something to think about. Stopped the lemons. Have been eating less saturated fat but will be upping it again next few days so will see - maybe it's the saturated fat combined with sugar that is the problem some how ie ice cream. Had frozen berries for a couple of nights a few days ago but they don't really agree with me [maybe its the insoluble fibre from all the skin] and I think they lead to looser BMs but maybe looser, faster BMs actually means better skin. Had frozen mango last couple of nights instead not sure how it has affected me yet though. I am going to try and reduce starch again, maybe replace starch in mornings with eggs etc instead.

    Description of Breakout
    [i forgot this in my original post]

    Back and chest - very good - very little if any active spots - maybe one or two - f'ing bizarre.
    Scalp - normal to bad - usual handful of active painful spots.
    Around hairline - as fuckign bad as it gets - particularly around temples and below ears for some reason.
    Forehead worst area.
    Average around stubble.
    One painful spot near nose.
    One spot on cheeks near nose and some pain near side burn area.
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  6. Riddled added a comment on a blog entry As Bad A Breakout As I Have Ever Had ! Ffs!   

    I don't really have any regime to be honest. Topicals don't really make any difference, I used to use Benzyl Peroxide and some other stuff but I don't really bother any more because it didn't really do anything, apart from dry and age my skin. I have always meant to try something like AHA or BHA and especially retinal-a but I was always put off by the having to avoid sunshine part, maybe I will get round to trying them this winter.
    I don't get on with Doctors really and to see a dermatologist I would have to be referred through a Doctor so at the moment it's just down to me lol.

    I don't really want to take antibiotics because I think my digestive problems may stem from taking them a while ago, however illogical that may seem.

    I have always wanted to try Accutane but because my acne never used to be that bad Doctors would always want me to try other options first, I think Accutane is usually considered as the last option and so it was always very difficult to get a subscription. Also it probably isn't that great an idea to take it when I already have pretty dodgy guts anyway, I may finally end up with the crystal clear skin I have always dreamed of, but this would probably be deprecated by the accompanying colostomy bag lol.

    Some people just can't be helped.

    Cheers for the advice though.
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  7. Riddled added a blog entry in Riddled's Blog   

    As Bad A Breakout As I Have Ever Had ! Ffs!

    I tried to stop obsessing over my acne last few months, without so much success to be honest. I tried limiting eggs for a while and nightshades but didn't seem to do anything, as usual. I have also been trying to eat less foods that make me fart, hoping there is some kind of ludicrous connection between farting and acne lol. That means less fruit and veg and wheat, if any, which means eating like a weirdo and then the inevitable binges like the big girl I am.

    Acne was so so for last few weeks although I have been eating chocolate every few weeks or so which I am almost certain has some kind of connection to me breaking out.

    Last Saturday [20 July 2013] I went a whole week without any chocolate [thank you, thank you] and I was thinking to myself Saturday night ooh skins starting to look better - NEVER EVER TEMPT FATE - obviously the next day I was hit with the inevitable dreaded pre spot pain and over the next few days I had what may be the worst break out of my life! WTF FFS FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK.

    Possible explanations / reasons for this hideous disforming:
    A few days earlier I had gone back to having a lemon a day due to lack of fruit and veg in my diet.
    This included a few glasses of orange juice.
    I also started Vitamin C again and I think around that weekend I started high doss - like grams of the stuff.
    I had a very strong cup of Camomile tea on Sunday and another a few days later [salicylates - heavens forbid!]
    I had some BD cake on Saturday [shoot me]
    I had been eating some home made Ice Cream / Parfait plus some bought stuff a few days before and then continuing over the weekend - including condensed milk as an ingredient [high carb content so maybe high lactose?] [summer yo]
    This combined with a mini chocolate binge on Sunday - a few rank truffle things.
    Might be too much saturated fat all things combined
    Been hot so my Erythromelalgia has been pretty shitty so not been sleeping well.
    Maybe sweating more when exercising - boxing especially. [i used to think sweating was good].
    Was farting particularly badly Sunday evening - after home made moussaka type thing - aubergines maybe?
    Seems guts are particularly fucked up at the moment - seem to be hypersensitive to any fibre or residue leading to excessive gas - farting.
    I have been getting lots of sun - [ obviously isn't that good at stopping breakouts]

    There are no doubt other factors I can't think of off the top of my head.

    One thing to note is that I have been getting lots and lots of sunlight which I used to think was good for my skin - so obviously sunlight doesn't really make much difference to my acne.

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  8. Riddled added a comment on a blog entry PUFAs and acne   

    Yeah seems more and more people aren't feeling the love for the once "healthy" veggie oils any more. Maybe soon I will stop getting weird looks when I go on about how awful pufas are.

    In my case i'm not actually sure if they make any difference or not to me, i'm not actually sure that acne even has anything to do with eating "right" or not, you can probably tell from my haphazard ramblings that I don't really have a clue what is going on.

    Well done if you have made a link, it's easier said than done, hopefully a piece of the puzzle towards clear skin [if you haven't already]. From your name i'm guessing you're a she so it could be the hormonal connection as well as/rather than the PUFA thing, things like phytoestrogens seem to affect us differently. I guess the whys don't really matter as long as you know what to avoid.

    At least flax is nasty anyway. It usually seems to be the most tasty things that cause the damage. Those evil crisps and chips, tempting us all with their tasty flavours!

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  9. Riddled added a comment on a blog entry No/low Sugar/sweet Diet - Still Bad Breakouts [Started 20Th May 2013].   

    Hi, thanks for that. I am glad to hear you have hopefully found an answer. I know only too well what a relief it must be. I will definitely look into those.

    At the moment i am taking a bit of Vitamin C now and then but that's it really. I have never had any succes with any supplements i have tried except for Vitamin B5, i was taking aprox 1.2 grams Vitamin B5 [Pantothenic Acid] with ~1.2 grams of Acetyl-L-Carnitine, it seemed to be drying my skin out and reducing breakouts but i stopped because i think my hair was starting to get thinner. I am a man though so could of just been Male Pattern baldness although seemed to be more overall thinning than the classic baldness pattern.
    I also take Vitamin D now and then, especially in the winter but it doesn't do anything i think so i laid off it a bit just incase it was doing more harm than good. I don't think fish oils did anything for me either, if anything they made me worse. Same thing happened with probiotics as well lol, pretty sure they break me out, in fact i can relate with what you say because it seems to be a general pattern with me, in that supplements end up just making things worse. Seems the placebo affect is malfunctioning with me, i have tried so many things now thinking i've finally found my answer but it never turns out to be.

    I'm giving things a break for now because all my stupid diets and experiments seem to make things worst and i waste too much time and mental energy on all this. There is nothing quite like not being rewarded for your discipline.

    I will put DIM and calcium D glucarate on the top of my list, cheers.

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  10. Riddled added a blog entry in Riddled's Blog   

    No Sugar Diet Stopped 25,05,2013. Taking A Break For The Forseable Future
    I stopped my no/low sugar diet yesterday [saturday 25 May 2013] because i have continued to have bad breakouts last few days and the whole thing is just doing my head in.

    I haven't eaten any processed sugar at all for a few weeks and nothing sweet for 5 days or so but my breakouts continue. My skin is worse than average and even if it is some kind of purge or Initial breakout i am not in a position to go through all this at the moment. I don't see the point in depriving myself and eating like a mentalist if my skin is going to be worse.

    There is nothing worse than not being rewarded for your discipline and it kind of destroys any motivation left i have.

    Maybe i need to take an extended vacation in the woods somewhere where i can be free to try out all my mad shit without the worry if initial breakouts or purges, if they even exist that is.

    I am still thinking about seeing a doctor. I will see what happens when i start eating normal again and start eating the dreaded poisons milk and sugar again. Oh Heavens forbid. I'm such a naughty boy.

    For now i am going to be eating mainly normal again apart from trying to avoid nightshades and eggs, maybe nuts and seeds to. So not normal then. I can be many things but normal isn't one of them.

    Of all the crazy mad ass shit i have tried i don't think i have ever actually tried removing eggs and i have always had a suspicion about nightshades.

    Thinking about it nightshades and eggs are in just about every food i love so i'm just going around in circles again. When will this madness ever end.


    Fuck this shit.

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  11. Riddled added a blog entry in Riddled's Blog   

    No/low Sugar/sweet Diet - Still Bad Breakouts [Started 20Th May 2013].
    After a week or so of no sugar [processed sugar / table sugar etc] i have now removed anything sweet at all since Monday [20th May 2013].

    Apart from some smallish amounts in some small amounts of condiments i couldn't avoid and about 100 grams of blueberries twice.

    I am still breaking out badly on face.
    Back is actually good.
    Scalp as normal - handful but not bad.

    Seriously fucking annoying,

    On face it is the nasty painful red spots i can get which tond tend to turn into white heads for some reason.

    As of today:

    No active spots or pre spot pain on forehead at all - which is rare.
    On red painful spot on side/crease of nose been active last 2 days,
    Painful red spot on top lip not so visible - YET.
    Pre spot pain on side of chin.
    Redness below corners of bottom lip - some limited pain.
    Painful red spot underneath chin.
    Some pre spot pain on jaw line.


    I will decide over the next day or so whether i am going to continue with this fucking bullshit self experimentation that never goes any where. My acne on my face is as bad as it gets for me and thats with none stop deprivation so it all seems utterly self defeating at the moment. I will consider going back to an average diet for now seeing as acne is making my life very difficult at the moment and i cant really afford to be having these bad breakouts now.

    I might go to the Doctors and ask about treatment, even if it kills me might give me a few good years rather than more of this endless fuckign around,

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  12. Riddled added a blog entry in Riddled's Blog   

    11Th May - [1 Week+] Zero Sugar & Milk = Bad Breakout [Obvs]
    After a chocolate binge on Thursday the 9th May and Friday the 10th i have completely removed all refined sugar from my diet + milk.

    I had a very bad breakout 2/3days after the chocolate binge so from the ~13th but this only last for a few days or so and started cleaning up from about last weds/thurs[15/16].

    Something to note is that i also started eating fruit from the 9th May onwards so this well could of been the culprit rather/plus the chocolate.

    Although i compellingly removed all processed sugar/table sugar etc i have continued to satisfy my sweet tooth with fruit [which i f'ing love - can't believe i stopped eating it for so long]

    I was eating say on average :

    1 lemon
    1 apple

    + some other fruit such as Sharron fruit, grapes, banana, dates, raisins, dates.

    Approximately around last thursday [16th] i also started to eat porridge made with water and a few dates [maybe 3-5]. But on Friday i probably ate more like 6-8 dates and on Saturday maybe the same but also a handful of raisins.

    On Sunday i noticed a spot on the side of my head and on Monday i had a bad breakout on my face with nasty pre spot pain below and above mouth and above tach near nose. These are the kind of red painful spots i fucking hate the most, often they never come to a head and may not even be as bad aesthetically as large white heads etc but i fuckign hate the sensation of feeling them every-time i move my face etc and i hate anyone touching my face [apart from even looking that is].

    SO it would seem that maybe the sugar from the dates and raisins could of sent me overboard, so to speak. That is if sugar is a factor in the first place.

    Other possible causation factors include; i had a particular stressful day on Saturday, i had very little sleep on Thursday night. I have been going to bed too late again. I have been eating more fat, saturated fat in particular. I have been eating bread again.

    Possible causative factors

    Fruit - sugar and or fructose - liver - whatever
    Dates, raisins [too much sugar total - glycemic - insulin etc bollocks]
    Saturated fat.
    Lack of sleep.
    Late sleep - circadian cycle etc.

    For now i will remove all sweet tasting food. I don't want to go low carb again because of my previous experiences with ketogenic diets.

    Basically seeing as i'm riddled now anyway i am depriving myself of most of life's pleasures. How fuckign wonderful.
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  13. Riddled added a comment on a blog entry 9 + 10 May = Mega Binge. Now I Await The Storm. Come At Me.........................   

    Obliviously i had a severe breakout a few days later. Pretty sad really because i was pretty clear before my bitching out. I would say i noticed the breakouts 2/3 days later, particularly bad by Monday [13,5,13].

    Bad breakout around T-zone, between eyebrows particularly, some around mouth, cheeks ok, chest ok, shoulders alright, upper back, behind shoulders very bad.

    Over all as bad as it gets for me.

    There is no way to know for sure what the outbreak was caused by because none of the variables were isolated ie could of been chocolate, could of been fruit, could of been of been an accumulation of sugar / GL etc, could of been saturated fat, could of been something completely different, could of been completely none diet related ie stress etc.

    1 thing to note is i was outside a lot more than usual the previous week before the binge so i had more sunlight exposure, more movement etc.

    I will experiment with removing processed sugar only for a while, even though it hasn't worked in the past and i'm sceptical about the science/reasoning behind any connection with acne.
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  14. Riddled added a blog entry in Riddled's Blog   

    11Th April - 6Th May Low Starch Experiment [Abandoned Early After Lack Of Results.
    As per title:

    11th April - 6th May LOW STARCH EXPERIMENT [abandoned early after lack of results.]

    Stuck to low if not zero starch for nearly 4 long hard weeks with little or no results.
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  15. Riddled added a blog entry in Riddled's Blog   

    9 + 10 May = Mega Binge. Now I Await The Storm. Come At Me.........................
    The last few weeks i abandoned my low fibre and low residue bs and actually did low starch lolzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. nearly 4 weeks of low starch did jack shit so i abandoned that itself on Monday lolzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

    And now the last 2 days [9+ 10 May] i have basically abandoned everything and just binged like a big ass bitch.

    Diet report 9 + 10 May.

    lemon, vitamin c.
    Pineapple juice,
    Cherry tomatoes,
    4 scrambled eggs, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper,
    Chicken breast,
    ~15 [~200 grams !] chocolates of debatable quality [Thorntons],
    4 eggs, sugar, quark, ground almonds, almond essence,
    1/4 tub weird dairy free ice cream/frozen desert [swedish Glace]
    cherry tomatoes,
    Carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, peas,
    5 onion rings,
    2 quorn sausages,
    2 burgers,

    lemon juice, vitamin c, orange juice,
    2 apples,
    2 satsuma,
    Few sweet tamarinds,
    ~12 chocolates [~160 grams]
    bit of Swedish glace,
    Green tea,


    I frigging love Fruit and chocolate.

    God knows how riddled i am going to be next week.

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