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What modifications have you made to your exercise regimen, and what type of cardiovascular activity do you find the most enjoyable? The only mention of exercise I saw was from a post on the first page, and I'm interested in reading more in detail about your routine (if you wish to reveal more).

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What modifications have you made to your exercise regimen, and what type of cardiovascular activity do you find the most enjoyable? The only mention of exercise I saw was from a post on the first page, and I'm interested in reading more in detail about your routine (if you wish to reveal more).

I find walking the most enjoyable and the something you don't have to feel great in order to do. In fact it's very good for a headache. I do that daily. Plus I do a little resistance training like squats, lunges, etc. I also have the kettlenetics program which uses light kettlebell weights. I really like a lot of the moves in that.

And a couple days a week I go to a nearby park that's hilly and walk up and down hills and periodically charge up the steep hills. I've been meaning to do more interval type things like add short sprints into my walk, but I rarely put on the right shoes. And I prefer the hills. Short bursts of intense exertion stimulates HGH, so weight lifting or intervals is good for that. I'm also doing some dance workouts from the FitTV like belly dancing or latin. This is more for my brain than anything else. Learning such routines is a lot harder than it used to be.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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Good Things

Natural Antihistamines (but there's more involved than just histamines in allergic reaction)

Vitamin C, Salt,

Quercetin - from Apples, grapes, tea, onion, especially red onion (higher in the outermost rings[10]), red grapes, citrus fruit, tomato, broccoli and other leafy green vegetables, and a number of berries, prickly pear cactus.

Proanthocyanidins- flavonols found in apples, cinnamon, grape seed, cocoa, grape skin, and red wines of Vitis vinifera. However, bilberry, cranberry, black currant, green tea, black tea, and many other plants contain them. Also protect from sun damage, protect against breakdown of collagen, anti-oxident, strengthen capillaries for improved circulation.

Things good for the liver: sulfur in a nutshell, stimulates liver enzymes, 'detox'

CYSTEINE, METHIONINE - sulfur containing amino acids. Essential, but body can make one from other.

TAURINE - sulfur containing amino acid made by body from the above

N.A.C - Form of cysteine

GLUTAMINE

GLUTATHIONE

GLYCINE

SULPHUR PHYTOCHEMICAL - From Allium (garlic, onions, leaks), Brassicas (cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts )

CALCIUM D-GLUCARATE - from broccoli & some other of the veg above

LIPOIC ACID and important anti-oxident nutrient.

QUERCETIN - Flavanoid abundant in apples.

Things good for blood sugar metabolism:

Exercise!

Chromium

Lipoic Acid

Omega 3 EFAs,

Magnesium

....


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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So I've given the egg avoidance thing more than enough time and it hasn't changed how I feel over all. I haven't had one since sometime in December, although in Dec and Jan I occasionally had foods that contained egg. But I can't think of anything that I've had since then that could possibly contain eggs.

Also, I was just rereading my whole log and noticed several times when I thought something was helping my hirsutism. I'm puzzled by that. But maybe it has been getting better all along. Or maybe it was my imagination.

But I've very certain that there's been a dramatic improvement since beginning the mint tea, which has studies to back it up. In addition, the mint tea is specifically a DHT inhibitor that works specifically on the enzyme that converts DHT in hair follicles. None of the other inhibitors I've tried are.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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See! Big storm front came today and I had such a splitting headache, the kind nothing really helps. Not really debilitating like migraine sufferers get, but pretty bad. As bad as I ever get.

Plus I've had a headache pretty much each day leading up to today. We had a front bringing rainy conditions a couple of days ago. And there's a cold front coming tomorrow.

Anyway, the storm has blown over and my headache is mostly gone. Just a hint of the sharp pain in my left temple. It feels almost like the headache leaves a bruise. The barometric pressure is currently 29.55 in. I wish I'd checked it earlier during the storm. But I didn't get around to it, what with all that laying on the sofa with a heat compress on my forehead. I'd been meaning to track an association between pressure and headaches.

Huh, I just found an archive of pressure and it wasn't that much different throughout the day when I had a severe headache. More like 29.8. How much does barometric pressure change? I looked in the archive and a day earlier in the week, it varied from 30.1 to 30.2something. I don't recall how I felt that day, but there were no severe headaches.

edit: 3/27 am Barometric pressure is 29.55. I have a very slight headache that I'm sure would go away if I just got up and moved around. Slightly congested.

3/28 - Pressure ranged from 29.8 to 30. i think I felt fine all day.

3/29 - Felt fine. Pressure ranged from 30.1 to 29.9.

Actually, I went to bed with a headache one of those nights and woke with one too. took aspirin in the early morning.

3/30 - Pressure is 29.8.in right now but pressure is dropping from 29.95 at midnight Feel ok, congested but no headache. There is some weather today, it's overcast. Rain tomorrow. And new cold fronts tomorrow night or Wednesday morning.

3/31 - Pressure ranged from 29.7 at midnight up to 29.9 at 4. Sudden increase around 11. Slight headache then.

4/1 - Pressure is rising today. From 29.72 at midnight to 29.9 so far today. I have a bit of a headache but I think it's neck tension. And am slightly congested.

4/24 - I've had the pain in my temple headache almost all week. It was dry at first, but became more humid. Rain started Friday. And the barometric pressure has been 30.0 - 30.1 all week.

4/27 - Still headachy. Woke up at 5:30 am with headache. Severe weather in the area. Pressure ranging from 30.0 - 30.1 today.

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BTW, the only thing that helps a bad headache is hot or cold compresses and only while there is actually a compress on my head. And taking a walk or some other physical activity, but pretty much only while I'm doing the activity. Adrenaline is a very good pain killer. The best I think. If you've ever had an hyperactive dog like a labrador, you've probably noticed how they don't seem to feel any pain.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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great thread.

i have a question. Does concentrate orange juice break you out any.

i have a problem with citrus too. i break out in cystic acne also.

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great thread.

i have a question. Does concentrate orange juice break you out any.

i have a problem with citrus too. i break out in cystic acne also.

I don't know for sure. I haven't had any in many years. I know I was eating oranges when I figured it out. And I can't eat tangerines or key limes either. Other lemons and limes are ok. Or rather the juice from them. I don't eat them.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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Huh. I was sure I already posted this.

So I ordered a new Candida supplement and started it 3 or so days ago. In addition to the usual anti-fungal herbals and probiotics, it has some enzymes that claim to further break down fiber as well as the candida cell walls. We'll see. Dosage is one a day and it doesn't say when. I would have thought it would be a good to take such a pill before each meal. More in this thread

Also, got a different version of Sinus Buster pepper nasal spray with Capsaicin. This is specifically for allergy and intended to be used daily, not as needed for a headache. I also ordered my usual headache formula but it hasn't arrived. I 've been using the allergy formula once a day for about 3 or so days.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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"nother thing I wrote in a thread that I thought was pretty good:

Yes, and what's really good for the liver is sulfur containing plant foods like broccoli, cabbage, kale, onions, garlic, etc. Also, quercetin, a flavanoid abundant in apples.

You also want to do whatever is good for your adrenals which is sleep, lower stress, vitamin C.

And whatever is good for blood sugar which is exercise, diet, some nutrients like chromium, Alpha lipoic acid, cinnamon, ...

And whatever is good for digestion like stimulating HCL, chewing food well, never binging.

And whatever is good for chronic silent inflammation, which is consuming far more anti-inflammatory than inflammatory foods. Anything you have an intolerance for is inflammatory.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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See! Big storm front came today and I had such a splitting headache, the kind nothing really helps. Not really debilitating like migraine sufferers get, but pretty bad. As bad as I ever get.

Plus I've had a headache pretty much each day leading up to today. We had a front bringing rainy conditions a couple of days ago. And there's a cold front coming tomorrow.

Anyway, the storm has blown over and my headache is mostly gone. Just a hint of the sharp pain in my left temple. It feels almost like the headache leaves a bruise. The barometric pressure is currently 29.55 in. I wish I'd checked it earlier during the storm. But I didn't get around to it, what with all that laying on the sofa with a heat compress on my forehead. I'd been meaning to track an association between pressure and headaches.

Huh, I just found an archive of pressure and it wasn't that much different throughout the day when I had a severe headache. More like 29.8. How much does barometric pressure change? I looked in the archive and a day earlier in the week, it varied from 30.1 to 30.2something. I don't recall how I felt that day, but there were no severe headaches.

edit: 3/27 am Barometric pressure is 29.55. I have a very slight headache that I'm sure would go away if I just got up and moved around. Slightly congested.

3/28 - Pressure ranged from 29.8 to 30. i think I felt fine all day.

3/29 - Felt fine. Pressure ranged from 30.1 to 29.9.

Actually, I went to bed with a headache one of those nights and woke with one too. took aspirin in the early morning.

3/30 - Pressure is 29.8.in right now but pressure is dropping from 29.95 at midnight Feel ok, congested but no headache. There is some weather today, it's overcast. Rain tomorrow. And new cold fronts tomorrow night or Wednesday morning.

3/31 - Pressure ranged from 29.7 at midnight up to 29.9 at 4. Sudden increase around 11. Slight headache then.

4/1 - Pressure is rising today. From 29.72 at midnight to 29.9 so far today. I have a bit of a headache but I think it's neck tension. And am slightly congested.

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BTW, the only thing that helps a bad headache is hot or cold compresses and only while there is actually a compress on my head. And taking a walk or some other physical activity, but pretty much only while I'm doing the activity. Adrenaline is a very good pain killer. The best I think. If you've ever had an hyperactive dog like a labrador, you've probably noticed how they don't seem to feel any pain.

Hey alternativista, when I get a headache I do these three things and it always goes away within 45 minutes.

First I take a walk about 3/4 of a block constant walking at a comfortable place and pace, looking around and thinking.

Next I come home, peel off my clothes and let hot but not too hot water hit the back of my skull in a steady stream for about 5-6 minutes.

After that I towel dry and hop in to bed in loose-fitting and silky pjs and just lie flat on my back with no pillow.

I find the walking reduces my tension and helps with circulation. The hot water and pressure seems to loosen pain and it evaporates mostly, then lying in bed with cool, damp hair is really soothing and calming. Also important is the clothing aspect. Wearing your heavy clothes and walking helps diffuse pressure throughout your body, then when you are naked I find it takes the pressure off and you steam out a headache. Loose-fitting clothing that is lightweight is also important when lying down, as it is kind of a cool down. I love doing this as it's really just a nice brisk walk, a shower and a nap (my favourite!). Also, once your headache is gone you're all ready to go out!

Please give this a try sometime, tell me about it if you do and have the time please!

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So apparently feelings of thirst, fatigue, rhinitus, etc can be symptoms of low functioning adrenals.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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Inspired by a discussion on male pattern balding along with this discussion, I've decided to start applying peppermint oil topically to problem hirsute areas. Since I moisturize my legs, and feet with oil anyway, I've added a few drops of peppermint oil to the last 1" of almond oil left in my bottle.

I put about 5 drops. I don't think that's much, but I didn't want to irritate. I may add more. Started this today and applied to my legs, bikini line area and chin. And a little on my hands, arms, toes etc while I was at it.

Clove oil might also be a type II 5a-reductase inhibitor and I think I might rather smell like cloves. I'll look into it.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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This allergy formula sinus busters seems to be doing me some good. My nose is a little runny, as in normal drainage, I think. Since they mainly talk about helping with airborne allergens, in other words, not foods, I'm thinking I may have been mildly allergic to my pets all along. And the worsening of my symptoms may have coincided with having pets indoors more often. Growing up, the dogs were mostly outside and cats indoor/outdoor, but thrown out by my Mom most of the time. And per tests, I am mildly allergic to cat and dog dander.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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Things you don't want in your nail polish: toluene, formaldehyde, pthalates. Supposedly clear and pastel shades are less toxic. According to Bill Nye, they use half the formaldehyde when embalming dead people these days because the bodies already contain so much of it.

I don't paint my finger nails, but I did use to always keep my toenails painted. And I did it by applying it messily and letting it flake off my skin. So I was putting that crap on my skin. It was pastel though.

Xenoestrogens sources to avoid:

chain and back into the body. They are fat soluble and non-biodegradable.

Petrochemical compounds found in general consumer products such as creams, lotions, soaps, shampoos, perfume, hair spray and room deodorizers. Such compounds often have chemical structures similar to estrogen and indeed act like estrogen. Other sources of xenoestrogen include car exhaust, petrochemically derived pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides; solvents and adhesives such as that those found in nail polish, paint removers, and glues; dry-cleaning chemicals; practically all plastics, industrial waste such as PCBs and dioxins, synthetic estrogens from urine of women taking HRT and birth control pills that is flushed down the toilet and eventually found its way into the food

Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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Link to abstract on study on diet and PCOS:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1820396...Pubmed_RVDocSum

Unfortunately, it's a pretty useless abstract.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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hey,

Are nicomide and Niacinamide the same thing, because when I look them up they seem to be, but I am able to get Niacinamide without a prescription. Is Nicomide stronger?

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Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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So, I recently read in an article on nutrients for PCOS that chasteberry vitex helps hormones by helping the pituitary gland so it properly produces the hormones it's supposed to. And one of the causes of diabetes insipidus, if that's what I have, is damage to the pituitary gland. I think I'll try this.

Also, I quit taking BCP several months ago and think that the hair on my legs has gotten a bit coarser. So maybe it was having an effect, not that I ever noticed the improvement. Not like I did when I started drinking the peppermint tea. It's hard to say since I can't do a side by side comparison, maybe I just got used to the level of coarseness and now what I used to think was an improvement seems like too much. I've started brewing stronger tea in hopes to compensate.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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Started taking chasteberry vitex yesterday.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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Hi! Your log is great, btw!

I had kind of shooed away the idea about diet related acne (for me personally, that is) because I was vegan for 3 years and rarely ate any refined sugar (only wheat bread, rolled oats, brown rice, etc) ate lots of beans and lentils, veggies, fruit, and soy. My skin was better than it is now (that is mild acne) but it didn't improve while I was vegan.

But recently I started doing ABG fairy's green smoothies--I've been doing them for 6 days now, and I haven't seen any difference in my skin, but i love drinking them and they're certainly good for general health! Anyway, I was wondering if you could maybe post exactly what you eat on any given day--like yesterday, for example. thanks!


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adovia sulfur soap

st. ives naturally clear cleanser (as scrub)

spot treatment: sulfur ointment 6%

clean & clear mark reducer (SA 2%)

clean & clear SA moisturizer

adovia dead sea mud mask (2-4 times/week)

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neutrogena foundation

adovia mineral blemish concealer


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Anyway, I was wondering if you could maybe post exactly what you eat on any given day--like yesterday, for example. thanks!

How about you review my posts in this 'What I ate today' thread. This link goes to my first post.

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php...t&p=2538745


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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Started taking chasteberry vitex yesterday.

So my hirsutism has gotten a lot better. The hairs on my chin for example are really fine and hardly noticeable. This just started a couple of days ago i think. And not long before they had been really coarse, I think about as coarse as before I started the peppermint tea while on BC. But it could be a normal hormone fluctuation causing it as it's ovulation time about now.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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^It also just occurred to me that over the last several days, I'd been out of my usual peppermint tea and used some spearmint or mint blends, which maybe worked better. But peppermint is supposed to be more potent.

Well, I've been back to using my regular peppermint tea for about a week and I don't think it's affected growth.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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Was looking for a holistic way for a while, I was trying this thing my cousin got from China a couple months ago but didnt work to well, now i'm trying a new thing that you have to stay consistent with but its working pretty good. you have to eat good foods, drink alot of water , all the normal basic stuff like alternative said, buttt it keeps me organized and helps me stay on track. got it at surecure4acne.com if you guys are interested

:clap: -Heathr

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I rather take this approach now I'm excited to start.


Prisoner on Acne.org now lmaooooo peace out.


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