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#1 SCAR

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 04:40 PM

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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Posted 12 October 2007 - 04:52 PM

thats awesome! eusa_dance.gif congrats on getting clear:) Did you find out what your trigger was?
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Posted 12 October 2007 - 04:57 PM

QUOTE(granolagurl @ Oct 12 2007, 03:52 PM) View Post
thats awesome! eusa_dance.gif congrats on getting clear:) Did you find out what your trigger was?


haha no i'm not clear yet, but probably in a month or 2 months if i keep up with this diet. for the scars to heal...

yes, my triggers are dairy, and carbs... like bread

u want to give this a try?


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Posted 12 October 2007 - 11:51 PM

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. smile.gif I want to know more about your history too.

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 12:44 AM

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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Posted 13 October 2007 - 07:09 AM

QUOTE(NdnRomeo @ Oct 12 2007, 10:51 PM) View Post
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. smile.gif 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?

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 07:47 AM

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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Posted 13 October 2007 - 07:58 AM

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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Posted 13 October 2007 - 08:02 AM

Congrats!

However I think you would see even better results if you gave up the soy.



Check it out:

http://www.mercola.c...e/soy/index.htm

http://www.westonapr.../soy/index.html

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 08:16 AM

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.gif

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 08:26 AM

QUOTE(SCAR @ Oct 13 2007, 08:09 AM) View Post
QUOTE(NdnRomeo @ Oct 12 2007, 10:51 PM) View Post
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. smile.gif 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?


Thank you so much for sharing that, that's an amazing story and I am really happy for you. I appreciate you taking the time to share it with us, and I hope you continued success!


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Posted 13 October 2007 - 08:31 AM

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

http://www.acne.org/...=0#entry2049633



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Posted 13 October 2007 - 10:07 AM

QUOTE(Glein @ Oct 13 2007, 03:02 PM) View Post
Congrats!

However I think you would see even better results if you gave up the soy.



Check it out:

http://www.mercola.c...e/soy/index.htm

http://www.westonapr.../soy/index.html

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

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 10:21 AM

QUOTE(Avex @ Oct 13 2007, 10:07 AM) View Post
QUOTE(Glein @ Oct 13 2007, 03:02 PM) View Post
Congrats!

However I think you would see even better results if you gave up the soy.



Check it out:

http://www.mercola.c...e/soy/index.htm

http://www.westonapr.../soy/index.html

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


The jury is still completely out on soy... Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad. It's likely that soy in moderation is not a bad thing, however.

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 10:23 AM

QUOTE(Avex @ Oct 13 2007, 06:07 PM) View Post
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.


Edit: Besides the WAPF is a non-profit founation promoting grass fed organic meat and dairy products, that's not very supportive to the modern industri.

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 10:26 AM

QUOTE(Glein @ Oct 13 2007, 11:23 AM) View Post
QUOTE(Avex @ Oct 13 2007, 06:07 PM) View Post
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/f...topic.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 smile.gif!

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 10:29 AM

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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Posted 13 October 2007 - 10:42 AM

QUOTE(acne_battle @ Oct 13 2007, 09:29 AM) View Post
Id rather have acne than deprive myself of the foods I enjoy.

that's cuz your acne is not as bad as mine. u'll reach a point to which you are willing to give up food if it saves your face. if your acne is bad at all..

anyhow

thanks for all the support all. I hope i can continue with this diet.


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Posted 13 October 2007 - 10:54 AM

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. biggrin.gif eusa_dance.gif eusa_clap.gif

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

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 11:20 AM

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.