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Thank you SO MUCH for posting this; I just got around to reading it all today, wow, I think it's a big part of my previous and current acne. I remembered getting so frustrated at the cystic acne I was getting and never had before when I was having these fruit shakes every day sometimes 2x a day (I would blend 2 golden delicious apples, berries, pears, bananas, honey :shifty: ). I was getting cysts on my neck/jawline which I'd never had before and I couldn't reason why this was happening, I thought it might be a detox symptom but it didn't let up and once I stopped the fruit shakes the cysts slowly disappeared. I also recently added back in an apple and a banana a day into my diet and guess what.. cysts :rolleyes: 1 new one on my jawline and 2 on my neck (they're never red or inflamed, just bumps that you can feel). I know too it was from the whole liver overload thing you talked about b/c for a while (sorry for the detail I'm about to go into..) my stool was tan-colored which I was told is indicative of your liver either struggling or detoxing. Ever since cutting out gluten and dairy my acne is a lot less inflammatory, but I still get the occasional one which could be caused by some fructose sources in my diet.

Again, thanks for posting this. I finally understand what these cysts I was getting when I ate lots of fruit were caused by :dance: .

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Wow! I never knew apples had so much fructose! I always thought they would have the least amount! I eat 3-4 apples a day. Hmm, sounds like I have a new project.


Thanks for all the answers, I guess breathing is more important than acne............!

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Hmm..... I'd never heard of Fructose Malabsorption before, but now I wonder if I might have it. About 8 or 9 months ago, I went on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and that initially really helped me. My skin cleared up a lot, my digestion was better, etc. But then after several months, things started going downhill even though I stuck to the diet. I started breaking out again, and having digestion problems even worse than before I started the SCD. Well, the SCD allows a lot of fruit and HONEY! I was using quite a lot of honey, and eating plenty of fruit too. So I think this is definitely a possibility... I'm going to try a very low fructose diet and see what happens.


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The role that fructans play in fructose malabsorption is still under investigation. However, it is recommended that fructan intake for fructose malabsorber should be kept to less than 0.5 grams/serving[12] and supplements with inulin and fructooligosaccharide (FOS), fructans, intake should be avoided.[12]

Your right that Nutritional data is a great place to start, but while i've been looking around theres a lot of foods that have a tendancy to break down during storage (as the food ages) that increases the fructose (like they say theres 0 fructose in rice, which i've found is incorrect). It's handy to know about the 0.5 grams per serving, but i wonder if that counts for everyone - i wonder if getting rid of it totally then gradual re-introduction is the key.

Mildly Anti-Inflammatory = Oranges (nothing), Leeks (nothing)

Moderately Anti-Inflammatory = Asparagus (nothing)

Mildly Inflammatory = Sucrose (sugar pimples), Apples (nothing), Pears (nothing), Grapes/Raisins (nothing), Canteloupes (nothing), Pineapples (jawline acne), Watermelon (nothing), Blueberries (nothing), Peaches (cysts), Artichokes (nothing)

Moderately Inflamamtory = Bananas (cysts, nodules)

Strongly Inflammatory - Corn Syrup (cysts), HFCS (cysts, nodules), Honey (cysts), Apricots (cysts), Plums (cysts), Wheat (various acne)

Has anyone else been able to narrow down as to whether it's specific fruits (or vegetables) for them vs all fruits?

I don't think it's a simple as that. Free fructose (in monosaccharide form) is only available in a small number of fruits and not a lot else - almost everything else is. I've scoured a fair number of fructose sites and some research, is all this data from the wiki? Because the people that have fructose intolerance and have made their own blog/list struggle with far more foods than specified on the wiki (i even saw one guy working out fructose content / weight of food). I'm fairly sure like every intolerance/malabsorption problem is going to be something fairly individual, in that you may get internal stress but no external symptoms like acne. Also in the studies i've seen, everyone has a different capacity for fructose, so it may just be that you have an upper tolerance per serving in any one time period - which might account for the different foods you can have.

Digestible carbohydrate consists of disaccharides and polysaccharides

(starch). Free monosaccharides are rarely found in food. Dietary

carbohydrates are absorbed as mono- or disaccharides only. Therefore,

polysaccharides (starch) are broken down into glucose, maltose, or

dextrins prior to absorption.

Fructose is a main component of human diets. Free fructose, in the monosaccharide form, is found naturally in honey and some fruits (figs, dates, grapes, apples and berries). In food products, fructose is present as a constituent of sucrose (Park and Yetley 1993). Concurrent advances in refining, isomerization, separation and crystallization technologies in the 1960s made possible the production of crystalline fructose and high fructose syrup (HFS),5 derived primarily from corn, and with sweetness equivalent to sucrose (Hanover and White 1993). HFS and crystalline fructose are used extensively as sweeteners in pharmaceuticals and in mainstream food application such as carbonated beverages, baked goods, canned fruits, jams, jellies and dairy products.

In humans and rats, fructose is absorbed in the small intestine. The absorptive capacity for fructose is less than that for glucose or sucrose, and the addition of glucose facilitates the absorption of fructose (Truswell et al. 1988). Absorbed fructose is metabolized primarily by the liver. Although both the small intestinal mucous and the kidney contain the enzymes necessary for the metabolism of the ketohexose (Van den Berghe 1986), the utilization of fructose in extrahepatic tissues is minimal (Hallfrisch 1987). Fructose metabolism is unique in that it bypasses the need of insulin and the phosphofructokinase regulation step, and enters glycolysis or gluconeogenesis at the triphosphate level. At first, fructose is phosphorylated by ATP to fructose 1-phosphate, catalyzed by fructokinase (Hers 1952). Fructose 1-phosphate is then split by hepatic aldolase B into glyceraldehyde and dihydroxyacetone phosphate. These two metabolites are at the center of metabolic crossroads that lead to glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, glyconeogenesis and lipogenesis.

Dietary fructose has adverse effects on certain segments of the population. The rapid hepatic fructose utilization leads to far-reaching consequences for carbohydrate, lipid and purine metabolism. Fructose elevates triglycerides, cholesterol, uric acid, urea nitrogen and carnitine in blood (Hallfrisch 1990). It also increases hepatic pyruvate and lactate production, decreases glucose tolerance, increases insulin resistance and causes a shift in balance from oxidation to esterification of nonesterified fatty acids, resulting in elevated secretion of VLDL (Mayes 1993).

I imagine they mean raw honey, as processed honey will have different properties. Notice decreases glucose tolerance & increases insulin resistance - where have i heard about that before - how many acne related threads have mentioned those? :)

Small-intestinal absorption of fructose was investigated in healthy human subjects by sequential breath-hydrogen measurements. Fifty-eight percent of 103 subjects produced greater than 20 microL H2/L after consuming 50 g pure fructose in water. About half of those who absorbed fructose incompletely (incomplete absorbers) had abdominal symptoms. Malabsorption of medium doses of pure fructose may therefore be common in man. When 25 g pure fructose was consumed, only 19% of 21 poor absorbers (of 50 g fructose) still produced excess breath H2. When glucose was taken with fructose, the frequency and amount of excessive breath H2 was substantially reduced. This facilitating phenomenon is not generally known but is important because in natural foods fructose occurs in association or in combination (as sucrose) with glucose. Plasma fructose responses were not lower in poor absorbers presumably because these responses depend more on how much fructose passes through the liver than on how much is absorbed.

So 60 people out of 103 produced high readings with 50g of fructose and half of those had abdominal symptoms, and out of the 21 poor absorbers 12 of those still produced high results with 25g of fructose. So intolerance to it could be fairly common, and depending on amount absorbed and type could depend on symptoms (long term fructose induced problems?). This means i'm going to have to change my avatar :(. I still think digestion - no, i know digestion played a part with my acne but it's not the main problem! Maybe i just improved my digestive system vs fructose & reduce some of the problem by avoiding processed foods, bread etc.

I was so close to going to a long term unhealthy very high meat diet - and it would have worked too. It would have seemed like my body needed an all meat diet to function correctly and be healthy - when that wouldnt have been the case at all! Just goes to show self diagnosis isn't always the best plan :).


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After all, man is not what he eats, but what he can digest and assimilate. And i can't assimilate much fructose at all!


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It would have seemed like my body needed an all meat diet to function correctly and be healthy - when that wouldnt have been the case at all!

So then what have you concluded? You lost me a bit at this point. :think:


Thanks for all the answers, I guess breathing is more important than acne............!

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It would have seemed like my body needed an all meat diet to function correctly and be healthy - when that wouldnt have been the case at all!

So then what have you concluded? You lost me a bit at this point. :think:

I was rambling a bit :) It's just nice to finally have my answer. I'd cut allsorts out of my diet, gluten, dairy, processed food, refined foods. I was down to fruit, veg, meat, nuts, seeds and gluten/dairy/sugar free products and i was still getting 1 or 2 tiny whiteheads every couple of days. Then i tried very low carb (this removed a lot of fruits, some veg and all the gluten free products) - and this worked for a bit, but every time i "cheated" i immediately got a couple of spots. So i could have gone the 100% meat way and cut out all carbs, but i'm sure you'll understand why long term that isn't very healthy and not a "cure" - i would just simply have been avoiding everything but meat, when all i needed todo was manage my fructose intolerance like other people have if you google some blogs.

I'm still on this diet now with a few changes as the fructose diet above, but with taurine as a supplement (don't forget to get some vitamins as your avoiding fruit) and a close eye on what i eat (even the tiny bit of vanilla extract i was using had some sugar syrup in it!) I seem to be doing fine, if anything i can tolerate a bit more fructose than before.

For me it's connected all the dots.


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After all, man is not what he eats, but what he can digest and assimilate. And i can't assimilate much fructose at all!


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What brand of B-vitamins and Taurine do you have?

I'm looking online now and want to make sure I buy a potent brand, not something full of nothing.


Thanks for all the answers, I guess breathing is more important than acne............!

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I didn't know that inulin was fructose! Bye-bye Fiber-sure! That stuff is pure inulin I think! Fortunately I hadn't been taking as much of that stuff as I thought I "should", as a fiber source to reduce sugar spikes. Ok so my fiber source will be psyllium husks from now on.

There is some awesome research coming up, this is great! Thanks everyone for finding all this great supporting research and information!

It's awesome how this thread is helping so many people and really "clicking" with people. I'm really happy! :D


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Supplements

- 50,000 IU Vitamin D once a week

- 250 - 500mgs calcium citrate per day

- 1,000mgs Vitamin C per day

General Dietary Principles

- Only consume manually pressed/organic oils and fats to avoid pesticides and hexane

- Avoid high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners

- Avoid hydrogenated oils

- Snack frequently (important!)

- Include high fiber foods like beans (chili yum!), trail mix (good for the frequent snacks), and raw veggies (also good as a snack with ranch dressing).

- Make sure I get enough sodium chloride (salt) throughout the day (good sources include ranch dressing (yummy with the raw veggies), chili, and pickles.


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Ive been eating alot of cococnut milk lately (coconut extract , water) would you say thay it is high in fructose or is bad for acne?

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Ive been eating alot of cococnut milk lately (coconut extract , water) would you say thay it is high in fructose or is bad for acne?

From Wikipedia;

Unfavorable foods (i.e. more fructose than glucose)

Fruit - Apple, pear, guava, honeydew melon, nashi fruit, pawpaw/papaya, quince, star fruit, watermelon

Dried fruit - Apple, apricot, currant, date, fig, pear, prune, raisin, sultana

Fruit juices

Fruit pastes - chutney, relish, plum sauce, sweet & sour sauce, BBQ sauce.

Coconut

Dried fruit bars

Honey

Fortified wines

HFCS

Corn syrup solids

Fruit juice concentrates

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fructose_malabsorption


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NOW Brand had great reviews and check out this price;

Now Foods, Taurine, 500 mg, 100 Capsules

$3.31 ($0.03 off) 1 Quantity

Items: $3.34

Discounts: ($0.03)

Shipping & Handling: $1.75

Total Before Tax: $5.06

Estimated Tax:* $0.00

Order Total: $5.06

EDIT: LivesInABox and LiliG, what do you guys think of this B-Complex?

http://www.iherb.com/ProductDetails.aspx?c...d=1760&at=0


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What brand of B-vitamins and Taurine do you have?

I'm looking online now and want to make sure I buy a potent brand, not something full of nothing.

Right now I'm using Country Life Basic B Caps which has 60 capsules of about 25mg of each vitamin in it and really inexpensive $8, and Jarrow Formulas Taurine 60 1000mg capsules, $13. Jarrow Formulas is a very high quality brand, but LivesInABox got some taurine in bulk powder form for much less I think, and it seems to be working well for him. For me capsules work better because then I don't have to mix anything to drink. But I know there are brands that are less expensive than Jarrow formulas, but even at $13 for a 2 month supply, it's not bad. I also recently added Nature's Way B-2 100mg to fix the chapped lips I was getting which the b supplement seemed to make slightly worse, and seemed like was caused by a b-2 deficiency. I've had chapped lips for a long time though, and the b-2 seems to have taken care of it, which is nice in itself actually. Not everyone may experience that though, but if you do, b-2 fixed it for me.

About a week ago, I started slacking on the b vitamins a little bit, and I started seeing a degradation in the quality of my skin within just a few days, so the b vitamins are a significant part of this system working. It makes sense though since sugar depletes b vitamins which are important for skin health, and taurine needs b-6 to work properly. So I started making sure to not slack on the b-vitamins, and my skin is back to normal now again.

I'm experimenting with taking 2000mg of taurine per day and see how it effects my sensitivity to sugar in my diet. I've been doing that for the last few days. So far seems pretty good :)


Last updated 03/26/10

Supplements

- 50,000 IU Vitamin D once a week

- 250 - 500mgs calcium citrate per day

- 1,000mgs Vitamin C per day

General Dietary Principles

- Only consume manually pressed/organic oils and fats to avoid pesticides and hexane

- Avoid high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners

- Avoid hydrogenated oils

- Snack frequently (important!)

- Include high fiber foods like beans (chili yum!), trail mix (good for the frequent snacks), and raw veggies (also good as a snack with ranch dressing).

- Make sure I get enough sodium chloride (salt) throughout the day (good sources include ranch dressing (yummy with the raw veggies), chili, and pickles.


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I didn't know that inulin was fructose! Bye-bye Fiber-sure! That stuff is pure inulin I think! Fortunately I hadn't been taking as much of that stuff as I thought I "should", as a fiber source to reduce sugar spikes. Ok so my fiber source will be psyllium husks from now on.

There is some awesome research coming up, this is great! Thanks everyone for finding all this great supporting research and information!

It's awesome how this thread is helping so many people and really "clicking" with people. I'm really happy! :D

And so you should be! I had to ditch fibre sure too :(. I think as a form of fructose it's ok, but not if you can't tolerate fructose much at all. Having dropped that off, it maybe one of the reasons my diet can absorb a little more fructose - as i was having quite a bit of it (30-40g a day!).

Between about 30-40% of the population suffers from fructose malabsorption.[11] Since inulin is a fructan, it is problematic for people with fructose malabsorption.[12]]

Ive been eating alot of cococnut milk lately (coconut extract , water) would you say thay it is high in fructose or is bad for acne?

Nutritional data doesn't seem to know, but sites selling coconut milk seem to suggest it's high in fructose.

Coconut is rich in glucose, fructose and important inorganic salts. It may be used as a milk substitute for vegans or the lactose intolerant (but not for nursing infants).

It'd only be bad if you have fructose malabsorption, just like milk would be if you have lactose intolerance.


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After all, man is not what he eats, but what he can digest and assimilate. And i can't assimilate much fructose at all!


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Country Life, Coenzyme B-Complex Caps, 60 Veggie Caps

$6.52 ($0.07 off) 1 Quantity

+ the Taurine

I feel good about this :) Thanks guys.


Thanks for all the answers, I guess breathing is more important than acne............!

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NOW Brand had great reviews and check out this price;

Now Foods, Taurine, 500 mg, 100 Capsules

$3.31 ($0.03 off) 1 Quantity

Items: $3.34

Discounts: ($0.03)

Shipping & Handling: $1.75

Total Before Tax: $5.06

Estimated Tax:* $0.00

Order Total: $5.06

EDIT: LivesInABox and LiliG, what do you guys think of this B-Complex?

http://www.iherb.com/ProductDetails.aspx?c...d=1760&at=0

It looks good, it sounds like a good concept, but I haven't tried it so I don't know if the concept converts to real results though. If it works like it says it does, then it would be really good. How much is that b-complex including shipping? The one I'm using seems to work fine, it's this one: http://www.country-life.com/moreinfo.cfm?C...;Product_ID=195

That taurine is so cheap! wow! Maybe there's a reason jarrow's was more though? I'm not sure. I don't know a whole lot about the differences between brands. I bought Jarrow's because they are known for being really high quality, but maybe with taurine it doesn't make any difference?


Last updated 03/26/10

Supplements

- 50,000 IU Vitamin D once a week

- 250 - 500mgs calcium citrate per day

- 1,000mgs Vitamin C per day

General Dietary Principles

- Only consume manually pressed/organic oils and fats to avoid pesticides and hexane

- Avoid high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners

- Avoid hydrogenated oils

- Snack frequently (important!)

- Include high fiber foods like beans (chili yum!), trail mix (good for the frequent snacks), and raw veggies (also good as a snack with ranch dressing).

- Make sure I get enough sodium chloride (salt) throughout the day (good sources include ranch dressing (yummy with the raw veggies), chili, and pickles.


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NOW Brand had great reviews and check out this price;

Now Foods, Taurine, 500 mg, 100 Capsules

$3.31 ($0.03 off) 1 Quantity

EDIT: LivesInABox and LiliG, what do you guys think of this B-Complex?

http://www.iherb.com/ProductDetails.aspx?c...d=1760&at=0

If you can get the 100% now powder. Taurine powder doesn't taste of anything to me, and you get no filler or capsule stuff. And for me it works out cheaper. It's a standard bodybuilding supplement, and they also usually have B vitamins so maybe you can save on shipping?

Now Taurine powder

Just remember that a teaspoon is about 5g (not exact) so be careful and split up say 1 gram over a day to start - you can always add more after a while if it's not working.

As for the BVitamins, they look ok (it's hard to tell which B complex has the right proportions for "everybody"). Although it does list "Soy lecithin" which i'm not sure you'd want.


?tnarelotni esotcurF uoy erA

After all, man is not what he eats, but what he can digest and assimilate. And i can't assimilate much fructose at all!


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NOW Brand had great reviews and check out this price;

Now Foods, Taurine, 500 mg, 100 Capsules

$3.31 ($0.03 off) 1 Quantity

EDIT: LivesInABox and LiliG, what do you guys think of this B-Complex?

http://www.iherb.com/ProductDetails.aspx?c...d=1760&at=0

If you can get the 100% now powder. Taurine powder doesn't taste of anything to me, and you get no filler or capsule stuff. And for me it works out cheaper. It's a standard bodybuilding supplement, and they also usually have B vitamins so maybe you can save on shipping?

Now Taurine powder

Just remember that a teaspoon is about 5g (not exact) so be careful and split up say 1 gram over a day to start - you can always add more after a while if it's not working.

As for the BVitamins, they look ok (it's hard to tell which B complex has the right proportions for "everybody"). Although it does list "Soy lecithin" which i'm not sure you'd want.

Yeah, I saw the soy lecithin wasn't sure what to make of it. The product had excellent reviews however.

Also, what type of drinks do you mix your powder with? I was thinking a nice fruit smoothie, but that would contradict what I was trying to avoid ;) I suppose I could use oranges, as they are mildly anti-inflammatory.


Thanks for all the answers, I guess breathing is more important than acne............!

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Yeah, I saw the soy lecithin wasn't sure what to make of it. The product had excellent reviews however.

Also, what type of drinks do you mix your powder with? I was thinking a nice fruit smoothie, but that would contradict what I was trying to avoid ;) I suppose I could use oranges, as they are mildly anti-inflammatory.

It's hard to say if a small amount of soy lecithin is bad or not, i tend to avoid soy after having a reaction to it when i quit dairy. It's an odd thing to put in a B Complex supplement, unless they know something that all the other makers of vitamins don't.

I mix mine in a tiny bit of water (it's only 1/4 of teaspoon). I think you could mix it with anything really (milk if your not allergic or avoiding it), it doesn't say not too. But i think having it with fruit juice may void the purpose, as all fruit juice is higher in fructose than eating fruit :)


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After all, man is not what he eats, but what he can digest and assimilate. And i can't assimilate much fructose at all!


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Soy lecithin has a form of choline in it which is considered a relative of the b vitamins. But soy lecithin makes me break out badly. The form of choline in the one I'm taking is Choline bitartrate. Now that you mention there's lecithin in that supplement, i'm not so sure it's a good idea. But maybe it's just me with a sensitivity to lecithin? Soy lecithin isn't pure lecithin, it's all the crap left over after they've processed everything else out of the soy that they can get. I read about how lecithin is made and it sounded horrible. But maybe it's too small an amount to make a difference. But I'd hate for a small detail like that to negate positive results.

Yeah, I saw the soy lecithin wasn't sure what to make of it. The product had excellent reviews however.

Also, what type of drinks do you mix your powder with? I was thinking a nice fruit smoothie, but that would contradict what I was trying to avoid ;) I suppose I could use oranges, as they are mildly anti-inflammatory.

It's hard to say if a small amount of soy lecithin is bad or not, i tend to avoid soy after having a reaction to it when i quit dairy. It's an odd thing to put in a B Complex supplement, unless they know something that all the other makers of vitamins don't.

I mix mine in a tiny bit of water (it's only 1/4 of teaspoon). I think you could mix it with anything really (milk if your not allergic or avoiding it), it doesn't say not too. But i think having it with fruit juice may void the purpose, as all fruit juice is higher in fructose than eating fruit :)


Last updated 03/26/10

Supplements

- 50,000 IU Vitamin D once a week

- 250 - 500mgs calcium citrate per day

- 1,000mgs Vitamin C per day

General Dietary Principles

- Only consume manually pressed/organic oils and fats to avoid pesticides and hexane

- Avoid high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners

- Avoid hydrogenated oils

- Snack frequently (important!)

- Include high fiber foods like beans (chili yum!), trail mix (good for the frequent snacks), and raw veggies (also good as a snack with ranch dressing).

- Make sure I get enough sodium chloride (salt) throughout the day (good sources include ranch dressing (yummy with the raw veggies), chili, and pickles.


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Ok, I've made my purchases.

First of all, I sadly already purchased the Taurine in caps form before LivesInABox posted about the powder form. I regret it of course, but I will definetly buy the powder next time.

I bought this B-Complex:

http://www.iherb.com/ProductDetails.aspx?c=1&pid=1760

And a little offtopic, but since I have serious digestion problems, I bought this:

http://www.iherb.com/ProductDetails.aspx?c=1&pid=635

I double checked the ingredients, and the probiotics has "trace amounts" of lactose and soy protein. I have been avoiding milk for a very long time, and had some yogurt recently without a breakout, so what the hell. I don't recall ever consuming soy or a soy product, so I'm unsure how it will affect my skin. Not to mention it will be in a very small amount.

I will probably wait before I start using the probiotic and try the B-Complex and Taurine first. That way, if the probiotics break me out (which I HIGHLY doubt) then I will know it's that rather then the B-Complex and Taurine.

We'll see how it goes, I'll let you guys know!

Thanks again. :surprised::D


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Ok, I've made my purchases.

First of all, I sadly already purchased the Taurine in caps form before LivesInABox posted about the powder form. I regret it of course, but I will definetly buy the powder next time.

I bought this B-Complex:

http://www.iherb.com/ProductDetails.aspx?c=1&pid=1760

And a little offtopic, but since I have serious digestion problems, I bought this:

http://www.iherb.com/ProductDetails.aspx?c=1&pid=635

I double checked the ingredients, and the probiotics has "trace amounts" of lactose and soy protein. I have been avoiding milk for a very long time, and had some yogurt recently without a breakout, so what the hell. I don't recall ever consuming soy or a soy product, so I'm unsure how it will affect my skin. Not to mention it will be in a very small amount.

I will probably wait before I start using the probiotic and try the B-Complex and Taurine first. That way, if the probiotics break me out (which I HIGHLY doubt) then I will know it's that rather then the B-Complex and Taurine.

We'll see how it goes, I'll let you guys know!

Thanks again. :surprised: :D

It's interesting you mention you have digestive problems because fructose malabsorption syndrome lists digestive problems as one symptom. It would be interesting to see if a low fructose diet would improve your digestive symptoms. Infact I've noticed there are a lot of people with digestive symptoms on this forum, myself included. Keep us posted! :)


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Supplements

- 50,000 IU Vitamin D once a week

- 250 - 500mgs calcium citrate per day

- 1,000mgs Vitamin C per day

General Dietary Principles

- Only consume manually pressed/organic oils and fats to avoid pesticides and hexane

- Avoid high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners

- Avoid hydrogenated oils

- Snack frequently (important!)

- Include high fiber foods like beans (chili yum!), trail mix (good for the frequent snacks), and raw veggies (also good as a snack with ranch dressing).

- Make sure I get enough sodium chloride (salt) throughout the day (good sources include ranch dressing (yummy with the raw veggies), chili, and pickles.


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Very interesting, gonna look into this.

Fructose malabsorption or Dietary Fructose Intolerance is a digestive disorder of the small intestine in which the fructose carrier in enterocytes is deficient. As a result of this problem, the concentration of fructose in the entire intestine is increased. Fructose malabsorption is found in approximately 30-40% of the population of Central Europe, with about half of the affected individuals exibiting symptoms

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how about prune juice, i no its on the list as high in fructose but it contains a high amount of fibre. Doesn't fibre counteract the absobtion to an extent?as I often eat nuts with fruit for this very reason. is there any logic in eatin fruit with nuts? or the prune juice?

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LiliVG could you please post what you usually eat everyday? I'm a little unsure as to what I could eat for breakfast since I usually just eat fruit.

Thanks!


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LiliVG could you please post what you usually eat everyday? I'm a little unsure as to what I could eat for breakfast since I usually just eat fruit.

Thanks!

I usually eat hard boiled eggs sliced on a piece of toast with mayo, or puffed millet sweetened with xylitol with rice milk for breakfast. I also like omelets or egg/meat/veggie scrambles, for example, 2 eggs, and handful of chopped up sausage, and a handful of chopped red bell peppers or rice, salt, pepper, mix it all together and scramble it, and then top it with some grated cheese if you like. Also yummy is rice with butter and xylitol and a little bit of vanilla. It sounds kind of like a dessert, but it's not really anymore so than eating cereal. As for bread, I make sure the HFCS isn't an ingredient. I try not to eat too much wheat, since it has fructans in it, but a little is ok. 100% fructose elimination is impossible, the goal is realistic reduction to as low as reasonably possible. But if it means feeling like there's nothing to eat, just keep moderation in mind, not complete elimination. Usually my other meals are combinations of stuff in my fridge, I don't usually cook a lot during the day. Like on the weekends I'll cook a main meat dish, like meatloaf, or a turkey for example, and then the whole rest of the week, I usually don't need to do any major cooking. So for example I'll have meatloaf and then I'll heat up some frozen veggies or something to go with it. Same formula for dinner. So my meals are usually meat + veggies, pretty simple. Sometimes, I'll cook some rice noodles, make some sauce like salsa, or pesto and drizzle it with olive oil (I have to use cold pressed organic olive oil, or I have major problems, that could just be me though), and some meat like steak or chicken and mix it all in a bowl. But most of the time it's meat and veggies. I usually drink rice milk.

My diet has gotten a bit disturbed since I started working though since I pretty much have to eat at the mall food court every day. In those cases, I usually get a sandwich, or a burrito, or meat and veggies over white rice (not fried rice or fried noodles though!), and then I usually just drink water.


Last updated 03/26/10

Supplements

- 50,000 IU Vitamin D once a week

- 250 - 500mgs calcium citrate per day

- 1,000mgs Vitamin C per day

General Dietary Principles

- Only consume manually pressed/organic oils and fats to avoid pesticides and hexane

- Avoid high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners

- Avoid hydrogenated oils

- Snack frequently (important!)

- Include high fiber foods like beans (chili yum!), trail mix (good for the frequent snacks), and raw veggies (also good as a snack with ranch dressing).

- Make sure I get enough sodium chloride (salt) throughout the day (good sources include ranch dressing (yummy with the raw veggies), chili, and pickles.


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