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i stopped it. after 10 years, i stopped acne from coming

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i've been suffering from acne for 10 years. i'm 24 now, 14 was when i had my first acne.

i would get about 10 new zits a week sometimes even 15 zits in just 2 days. as you can imagine, my face is pretty damn bad.

i've tried antibotics, proactiv, dan's regime benzamycin, stevimacyin creams

they all did nothing.

in fact, the creams actually made my scarring worst. my face is still covered with scars.

then i heard about diet and acne and i decided to give it a try.

i stopped having

dairy products in all forms

all types of processed carbs, like noodles, pasta, bread, rice, cookies, donughs

all types of sauces, mayo, salad dressing

i only ate fruits and veggies and meats. and SOY. green tea

i stopped having acne.

i don't get zits anymore. not only that, i lost body fat.

try it.

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thats awesome! :dance: congrats on getting clear:) Did you find out what your trigger was?


Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm

-Winston Churchill


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Was there ever a point where you felt acne was not caused by your diet? Tell me those thoughts at that period in time, what made you want to try, etc. :) I want to know more about your history too.


Gone out of the country July 5th to August 5th

Finally Clear! < Click link for regimen

People always think the key to fighting acne is to avoid foods, but in actually it's usually what they're NOT eating that's causing it to happen. It made no sense to start with omitting the small things that MAY cause acne for SOME people. Start with the basics of nutrition. You're a human, not an accumulation of minor problems from every person! Not everyone reacts to the same foods. Not everyone has issues with wheat and such foods. Start with the basics of good nutrition and THEN see what happens, omit foods once you feel something is not working, but don't base a diet off of what to avoid, that will make you malnourished and very depressed when you have nothing left to eat! It is true that some people have issues with some foods, but remember, try it for yourself first :)

Get to the root of the problem, because acne has a relentless and endless arsenal on the surface and it is sadistic.

Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group. Omega 3 fatty acids can also help to keep the production of androgens under control. Androgens are hormones that influence sebum production and are particularly active during adolescence, which is possibly why many teenagers suffer from acne. Androgen excess may provoke or aggravate acne by inducing seborrhea (sebum). In women, androgen disorders are frequently suspected when acne is accompanied by hirsutism or irregularities of the menstrual cycle. In men, however, acne may be the only sign of androgen excess.

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You might be able to try adding some whole food, non gluten grains like brown rice or quinoa. If you can tolerate them of course. Thats basically the diet Im doing now...except mine is.fruits and veggies, raw nuts and seeds {not too large amounts and ONLY completely raw}, brown rice, quinoa, some tofu {I tried giving up soy and I managed to give up all types beside tofu, I love the stuff too damn much!}. I eat eggs as well. I seem to be able to tolerate a small serving {like one small serving a day} of dairy too, so I usually have a very small bowl of yogurt or cottage cheese a day.

Right now Im testing to see what legumes I can tolerate. So far it seems I have a bad reaction to chickpeas {still doing a few more tests to figure it out for sure}, but I can tolerate black beans. Tests on refried beans and chili beans are still coming. Gah its so tedious!


Current Skin-Care Regimen (A work in progress):

Morning:

Gentle wash with DKR cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil (The lotion alone wasn't hydrating enough)

Skin 79 Korean BB Cream (excellent stuff)

Evening:

Gentle Wash with DKR Cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil


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Was there ever a point where you felt acne was not caused by your diet? Tell me those thoughts at that period in time, what made you want to try, etc. :) I want to know more about your history too.

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Many congratulations on finding your cure!


My Regimen

Sebamed Everyday Shampoo and Jason Natural Jojoba Conditioner for hair, followed by Sebamed Cleansing Bar for the skin.

Avoid: dairy, eggs, millet, cashews (intolerances); pork and shellfish (religion)


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Way to go! I can't have been easy to clean up your diet so much- congrats! I'm doing okay on the no-dairy front but refined carbs are kicking my ass!

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I'm glad it's working for you.

I've always wanted to do something like this, it's just dairy and carbs etc are such a part of my diet. I live on pasta and bread.

Also my culinary skill are pretty poor. :confused:

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Was there ever a point where you felt acne was not caused by your diet? Tell me those thoughts at that period in time, what made you want to try, etc. :) I want to know more about your history too.

i'll gladly tell you.

Yes there was a time where i felt acne was not caused by my diet, my docter said it's not, and my derm says that it's not as well. They prescribed me anti botics and anti botics cream. the antibotics made me feel sluggish and the cream made my face broke out even more. it was a horrifying experience. then i begin to think about this more often and i realize that putting cream on and swallowing pills are just ways of masking hte symptoms. I know that my acne has to come from sonewhere.

i started reading about diet and acne, it made sense to me. one thing i really notice about me is that whenever i would eat cheese pizza, i would get about 15 cysts the next 2 days. then it made perfect sense to me. to me, acen has be caused by diet.

i dropped all the dairy and the processed carbs, and here i am.

ppl will say acne is not caused by diet. but it's not true.

really, what have you got to lose?


Gone out of the country July 5th to August 5th

Finally Clear! < Click link for regimen

People always think the key to fighting acne is to avoid foods, but in actually it's usually what they're NOT eating that's causing it to happen. It made no sense to start with omitting the small things that MAY cause acne for SOME people. Start with the basics of nutrition. You're a human, not an accumulation of minor problems from every person! Not everyone reacts to the same foods. Not everyone has issues with wheat and such foods. Start with the basics of good nutrition and THEN see what happens, omit foods once you feel something is not working, but don't base a diet off of what to avoid, that will make you malnourished and very depressed when you have nothing left to eat! It is true that some people have issues with some foods, but remember, try it for yourself first :)

Get to the root of the problem, because acne has a relentless and endless arsenal on the surface and it is sadistic.

Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group. Omega 3 fatty acids can also help to keep the production of androgens under control. Androgens are hormones that influence sebum production and are particularly active during adolescence, which is possibly why many teenagers suffer from acne. Androgen excess may provoke or aggravate acne by inducing seborrhea (sebum). In women, androgen disorders are frequently suspected when acne is accompanied by hirsutism or irregularities of the menstrual cycle. In men, however, acne may be the only sign of androgen excess.

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I would also like to tell you I have updated the success compilation thread with your thread

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php...=0#entry2049633


Gone out of the country July 5th to August 5th

Finally Clear! < Click link for regimen

People always think the key to fighting acne is to avoid foods, but in actually it's usually what they're NOT eating that's causing it to happen. It made no sense to start with omitting the small things that MAY cause acne for SOME people. Start with the basics of nutrition. You're a human, not an accumulation of minor problems from every person! Not everyone reacts to the same foods. Not everyone has issues with wheat and such foods. Start with the basics of good nutrition and THEN see what happens, omit foods once you feel something is not working, but don't base a diet off of what to avoid, that will make you malnourished and very depressed when you have nothing left to eat! It is true that some people have issues with some foods, but remember, try it for yourself first :)

Get to the root of the problem, because acne has a relentless and endless arsenal on the surface and it is sadistic.

Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group. Omega 3 fatty acids can also help to keep the production of androgens under control. Androgens are hormones that influence sebum production and are particularly active during adolescence, which is possibly why many teenagers suffer from acne. Androgen excess may provoke or aggravate acne by inducing seborrhea (sebum). In women, androgen disorders are frequently suspected when acne is accompanied by hirsutism or irregularities of the menstrual cycle. In men, however, acne may be the only sign of androgen excess.

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Probably "studies" commissioned by the meat and dairy industry.

That could be said about any and all studies.

You don't think the soy industry have any lobbyists??

I find it hard to believe that this list of stuides is coming from the meat and dairy industry.

Intake of soy should be kept at as small as possible.


Gone out of the country July 5th to August 5th

Finally Clear! < Click link for regimen

People always think the key to fighting acne is to avoid foods, but in actually it's usually what they're NOT eating that's causing it to happen. It made no sense to start with omitting the small things that MAY cause acne for SOME people. Start with the basics of nutrition. You're a human, not an accumulation of minor problems from every person! Not everyone reacts to the same foods. Not everyone has issues with wheat and such foods. Start with the basics of good nutrition and THEN see what happens, omit foods once you feel something is not working, but don't base a diet off of what to avoid, that will make you malnourished and very depressed when you have nothing left to eat! It is true that some people have issues with some foods, but remember, try it for yourself first :)

Get to the root of the problem, because acne has a relentless and endless arsenal on the surface and it is sadistic.

Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group. Omega 3 fatty acids can also help to keep the production of androgens under control. Androgens are hormones that influence sebum production and are particularly active during adolescence, which is possibly why many teenagers suffer from acne. Androgen excess may provoke or aggravate acne by inducing seborrhea (sebum). In women, androgen disorders are frequently suspected when acne is accompanied by hirsutism or irregularities of the menstrual cycle. In men, however, acne may be the only sign of androgen excess.

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Id rather have acne than deprive myself of the foods I enjoy.


My regimen changed (starting 5/16/09) and I am not a happy camper

AM regimen

Wash face and chest with Kaiser 5% bp wash

Moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream

Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream

Apply make up, blush, finishing powder, MAC moisture cover to dark underyeye circles

Pop a doxycycline

PM regimen

Remove make up with desert esscence jojoba oil using cotton balls

starting evening of May 28, 2009, I wash my face with Face Reality Skincare Sensitive Skin Gel Cleanser at night time only

Apply Differin to face and chest

Wait to dry and moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream

Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream

Pop a doxycycline

Foundation- MAC Studio Tech Foundation in NC20 or MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NW15, apply a MAC blush, apply MAC prep and prime finishing powder

Anyone who has a problem zit thats having a hard time healing, try this and let me know if it helped you. Mix one tablespoon of sea salt with three tablespoons of warm water, apply to a cotton ball or a paper towel. Apply to the zit for ten to fifteen minutes, and then wash it off.


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Totally, TOTALLY continue with it. It's always worth it. People always say I've tried

this topical and that antibiotic and blah blah, and if they're willing to try all that stuff,

why not diet? I salute you my friend, 'cause it takes a lot of willpower. :D:dance::clap:

But I'm not much for soy, just a personal vendetta thing though, nothing dietary :lol:

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I have 2 sons with acne problems and they recently decided to give up soy also, and it is

paying off. According the Acne diet from Loren Cordain of "Paleo Diet", soy is problematic

in a way similar to grains and legumes. Something about lectins and inhibiting zinc absorption.....so anyway, I think they are doing better off soy.

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Probably "studies" commissioned by the meat and dairy industry.

That could be said about any and all studies.

You don't think the soy industry have any lobbyists??

I find it hard to believe that this list of stuides is coming from the meat and dairy industry.

Intake of soy should be kept at as small as possible.

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Probably "studies" commissioned by the meat and dairy industry.

That could be said about any and all studies.

You don't think the soy industry have any lobbyists??

I find it hard to believe that this list of stuides is coming from the meat and dairy industry.

Intake of soy should be kept at as small as possible.

You are correct, it's not from the meat industry. West on a price and mercola is good material. Real good.

Though if soy is not affecting him acne wise, it's okay I suppose. But generally it's not uncommon for soy to have adverse effects on people, especially testosterone, as well as hormones.

Here's an example:

http://www.soya.be/forum/viewtopic.php?t=260

An interesting thread about how soy can affect acne.

Also the phytoestrogen content is way high (one of the highest this side of flax known to man).

But if he is clear right now, don't tamper with your diet. Do what you are doing, and in the future when you feel ready to do so, it would be a good idea to find an alternative :)!


Gone out of the country July 5th to August 5th

Finally Clear! < Click link for regimen

People always think the key to fighting acne is to avoid foods, but in actually it's usually what they're NOT eating that's causing it to happen. It made no sense to start with omitting the small things that MAY cause acne for SOME people. Start with the basics of nutrition. You're a human, not an accumulation of minor problems from every person! Not everyone reacts to the same foods. Not everyone has issues with wheat and such foods. Start with the basics of good nutrition and THEN see what happens, omit foods once you feel something is not working, but don't base a diet off of what to avoid, that will make you malnourished and very depressed when you have nothing left to eat! It is true that some people have issues with some foods, but remember, try it for yourself first :)

Get to the root of the problem, because acne has a relentless and endless arsenal on the surface and it is sadistic.

Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group. Omega 3 fatty acids can also help to keep the production of androgens under control. Androgens are hormones that influence sebum production and are particularly active during adolescence, which is possibly why many teenagers suffer from acne. Androgen excess may provoke or aggravate acne by inducing seborrhea (sebum). In women, androgen disorders are frequently suspected when acne is accompanied by hirsutism or irregularities of the menstrual cycle. In men, however, acne may be the only sign of androgen excess.

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Probably "studies" commissioned by the meat and dairy industry.

That could be said about any and all studies.

You don't think the soy industry have any lobbyists??

I find it hard to believe that this list of stuides is coming from the meat and dairy industry.

Intake of soy should be kept at as small as possible.

You are correct, it's not from the meat industry. West on a price and mercola is good material. Real good.

Though if soy is not affecting him acne wise, it's okay I suppose. But generally it's not uncommon for soy to have adverse effects on people, especially testosterone, as well as hormones.

Here's an example:

http://www.soya.be/forum/viewtopic.php?t=260

An interesting thread about how soy can affect acne.

Also the phytoestrogen content is way high (one of the highest this side of flax known to man).

But if he is clear right now, don't tamper with your diet. Do what you are doing, and in the future when you feel ready to do so, it would be a good idea to find an alternative :)!

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Congratulations on your success!!! Sounds a lot like my diet, only with meat.

I like(d) soy milk. Whatever you people say about it, it's a better alternative to dairy in lattes... anything has got to be better than that.

Except it gives me gas :( Which is probably a sign I should never have it again.


DIET:

vegetables (esp greens) fresh fruit, beans, ground flax seeds, some fish, homemade kombucha tea, coffee in moderation

my evil 4:

wheat

SUGAR

dairy

soy


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