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Its been long since I have learned that one of the ways of controlling the breakouts is to adjust one's diet so that overall the effect is Anti-inflammatory. That is to minimize Pro-inflammatory foods and to maximize (within certain limits of course) the Anti-inflammatory foods. For eg. a lot of people on this forum have benefited very significantly by cutting out the usual hydrogenated vegetable oils(pro inflammatory :naughty: ) and by adding cod liver oil (highly anti inflammatory) as supplements (but the cod liver oil is helpful due to more reasons than just its anti-inflammation property).

I just went to the list for inflammation factors on nutritiondata.com http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c2035.html and found that Ginger is right up there at the very top as regards anti inflammation factor. Its very strong in that respect. For instance 5 gms of ginger powder has an anti inflammation factor of nearly 1500! :shock:

Going by its rating, It has got to kill the inflammation like nothing else. And besides it has several other advantages for eg. - helps tremendously in digestion, respiratory disorders, morning sickness, menstural cramps etc. And the danger of overdosing is almost nil.

Seems like well worth a try. :think:

So, I am now planning to incorporate this into my regimen. I will start taking 5gms of ground ginger per day from today itself.

Wat say u ppl ?

PS: I m doing pretty good right now. Practically, zero zits and and only a few red marks left. And I hope that this will help me keep away the zits for good (as an important part of my regimen.)


Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or hump it; Piss on it and walk away.

Holistic is the way to go.

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Current Regimen (10/05/08)

- 15 ml Cod liver oil ( anti inflammatory + Vitamin A + Vitamin D) near bedtime

- 50 mg Zinc , 4* 500 mg Vitamin C, B-Complex

- Avoid hydrogenated Vegetable oils (biggest trigger in breakouts), Sugar, dairy,and processed stuff (very definite triggers)

- Sleep before 11:00 Pm (3 weeks + now)

- Get early morning sunlight for 10-15 minutes.

- Exercise (Stretching+Running) every single day of the week for 30-45 minutes (2 weeks now)

Current Skin status:

About 95 percent (+) clear. I am happy :D


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hmm, very interesting. I am all about these anti-inflammatories lately, I have started taking Camomile tea which is a strong one. Ginger also sounds very promising. Can you buy groung/powdered ginger or are you going to grind it yourself?

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been there, done that..

the ginger powder makes no real difference, you cant fight inflammation with ginger only, turmeric etc. you have to take on whats causing it. and those are many factors, like diet, sleep, stress etc

but it could help a little..


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Nemesys : I have found ground ginger itself but I dont know about its availability in your region. I am not from the US. But I feel that it should be available easily.

Veen : I agree with you that ginger by itself is not the cure (per se) for acne. But I strongly feel that it may prove to be very helpful in conjunction with other forms of treatment like Proper diet, Fish oil, Zinc etc.

how long did yo try it? What was the amount? did you test its effectiveness exclusively? Were you eating junk at that time? :think:

I feel like it deserves a decent run. I am going to give it one. :angel:


Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or hump it; Piss on it and walk away.

Holistic is the way to go.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Current Regimen (10/05/08)

- 15 ml Cod liver oil ( anti inflammatory + Vitamin A + Vitamin D) near bedtime

- 50 mg Zinc , 4* 500 mg Vitamin C, B-Complex

- Avoid hydrogenated Vegetable oils (biggest trigger in breakouts), Sugar, dairy,and processed stuff (very definite triggers)

- Sleep before 11:00 Pm (3 weeks + now)

- Get early morning sunlight for 10-15 minutes.

- Exercise (Stretching+Running) every single day of the week for 30-45 minutes (2 weeks now)

Current Skin status:

About 95 percent (+) clear. I am happy :D


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Make stir fries with garlic, onions, fresh ginger, broccoli and whatever else you want. And when you don't have stir fries, make curries with onions, garlic, broccoli, cauliflower and curry powder which includes tumeric and other anti-inflammatory spices.

Most spices and herbs are anti-inflammatory, btw.


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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I use to have a lot of Ginger in my diet before i started getting acne. I think I should maybe bring it back into my diet again.

I use to buy fresh ginger and slice it up and drink it as a tea with some fresh lemon juice which is also anti-inflammatory.


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I avoid eating: Processed foods, refined sugars, bad carbs, hydrogenated fat and trans fats, foods with added salt, wheat, gluten, pasta, bread, dairy, white rice.

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that site makes no sense, ginger is in the top inflamming foods?!?!?!?!!


Regimen:

  • Exercise -
    At least 3 times a week 'sweating' aerobic exercise
  • Diet -
    No wheat, dairy, processed sugar heavy foods, pork! etc.
    Plenty of vegetables, lots of tuna, chicken and other meats and proteins such as seeds. Occasionally fruits.
    Plenty of Olive Oil and coconut oil.
    Peppermint Tea
  • Wash -
    Dove sensitive hand lotion (for face) twice a day.
    LookGr8 Detoxifying Glycolic Wash once a day.
    Exfoliation by electric shaver.
  • Topical -
    Acnecide BP.
  • Supplements -
    Calcium+Magnesium, Multivitamin, Probiotic, Fish Oil, Zinc, Vit. C, Taurine, Vitamin A+D, Psyllium Husks.

  • Other -
    Sleep well and regularly.
    Meditate.
    Relax!


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ginger?

interesting. I should go buy some.

What about green tea? I hear it is anti-inflammatory as well. In fact, the Chinese have long regarded it as "pimple tea" because it prevents them.

Oh, and I saw on your sig. that you believe sugar and processed food causes break outs. Thank you. Yeesh, there are too many people on here who say what you eat doesn't matter. Whatever.

For about two weeks I ate nothing but green smoothies, vegetables and lean protein and my skin looked great and was healing rapidly. Two days ago I had a bit of a slip up, ate some ice cream and then decided to just screw the whole thing and see if my diet was really helping my skin so I ate chocolate, carbs, ect.

Today my skin looks like absolute crap. I definately broke out from eating these foods. Yuck.

Do you know of any other foods that help combat acne?


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that site makes no sense, ginger is in the top inflamming foods?!?!?!?!!

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I remember seeing a marked improvement in inflammation one night after having a homemade ginger and lemon drink for a cold. I put it down to coincidence at the time but maybe it played a part? Ginger is sworn-by in Chinese medicine for a range of things.

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that site makes no sense, ginger is in the top inflamming foods?!?!?!?!!

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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Regimen:

  • Exercise -
    At least 3 times a week 'sweating' aerobic exercise
  • Diet -
    No wheat, dairy, processed sugar heavy foods, pork! etc.
    Plenty of vegetables, lots of tuna, chicken and other meats and proteins such as seeds. Occasionally fruits.
    Plenty of Olive Oil and coconut oil.
    Peppermint Tea
  • Wash -
    Dove sensitive hand lotion (for face) twice a day.
    LookGr8 Detoxifying Glycolic Wash once a day.
    Exfoliation by electric shaver.
  • Topical -
    Acnecide BP.
  • Supplements -
    Calcium+Magnesium, Multivitamin, Probiotic, Fish Oil, Zinc, Vit. C, Taurine, Vitamin A+D, Psyllium Husks.

  • Other -
    Sleep well and regularly.
    Meditate.
    Relax!


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That's a list of foods and their IF rating. That's a rating of their effect on inflammation. A positive number is anti-inflammatory. There's a link to an explanation right there at the top if you don't understand.

http://www.nutritiondata.com/help/inflammation

Also note that the rating is for 200 calories. You aren't going to eat 200 calories of many of these foods.


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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ginger?

interesting. I should go buy some.

What about green tea? I hear it is anti-inflammatory as well. In fact, the Chinese have long regarded it as "pimple tea" because it prevents them.

Oh, and I saw on your sig. that you believe sugar and processed food causes break outs. Thank you. Yeesh, there are too many people on here who say what you eat doesn't matter. Whatever.

For about two weeks I ate nothing but green smoothies, vegetables and lean protein and my skin looked great and was healing rapidly. Two days ago I had a bit of a slip up, ate some ice cream and then decided to just screw the whole thing and see if my diet was really helping my skin so I ate chocolate, carbs, ect.

Today my skin looks like absolute crap. I definately broke out from eating these foods. Yuck.

Do you know of any other foods that help combat acne?

Yup. I have tried and tested it again and again. Sugar, dairy, and hydrogenated oils are definite triggers for me. Rather than listening to other people blindly I would rather you observe your own body. for me diet is the most important factor in this scourge of acne.

Good to know that you could follow the healthy diet for two weeks. That is a pretty long time for someone who is not absolutely certain that diet is related to acne. Dont worry too much about the slip up though. Just a minor detour. Taking a little Apple Cider Vinegar before the meals may help you deal better with the carbs. but it doesnt give us the license to cheat though.

If you can improve your diet for good then it will serve you brilliantly not just for acne but also as regard s the overall health in the longer run.

You can choose to eat complex carbohydrates, an beneficial fats like olive oil as well along with the green smoothies. I like to use the olive oil in my salads. very tasty. As for the OK foods you can check this link http://www.nutritiondata.com/foods-0009920...0000000000.html

which provides foods that are anti inflammatory in nature. Besides also try to eat stuff with less Glycemic load.

take time to get acquainted with the above website. It is an amazing website truly. Also check out some of the more experienced veteran members on this holistic board. I find posts by Ndnromeo, Danny, Kodi very informative in particular. You can learn so much from these people.

Just spend quality time on this website and rather than concentrating on the symptoms of he disease( topicals, antibiotics etc) try and handle it at a deeper level (holistic approach). You will do well then.

good luck


Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or hump it; Piss on it and walk away.

Holistic is the way to go.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Current Regimen (10/05/08)

- 15 ml Cod liver oil ( anti inflammatory + Vitamin A + Vitamin D) near bedtime

- 50 mg Zinc , 4* 500 mg Vitamin C, B-Complex

- Avoid hydrogenated Vegetable oils (biggest trigger in breakouts), Sugar, dairy,and processed stuff (very definite triggers)

- Sleep before 11:00 Pm (3 weeks + now)

- Get early morning sunlight for 10-15 minutes.

- Exercise (Stretching+Running) every single day of the week for 30-45 minutes (2 weeks now)

Current Skin status:

About 95 percent (+) clear. I am happy :D


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Ya the higher the inflammation factor, the more Anti-inflammatory it is.


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I hate nutritiondata's new layout...they used to actually explain why foods were anti-inflammatory, instead of just giving a number.

I'm sure ginger has anti-inflammatory properties, but I'm wondering exactly why the IF considers it anti-inflammatory.


Clear for 8+ months now through striving for optimal fitness levels, stress levels, sleep, nutrient density in my body, and an overall holistic lifestyle approach.

Diet (I stick to this as much as I can): eggs; meat; poultry; wild-caught seafood; vegetables; fat sources from coconut oil, olive oil, and butter; fruit as I crave it; tea; and purified water. I buy organic and/or pastured foods as I reasonably can, but I think that it's the type of foods you eat, and not the quality of food (within reason, of course) that most determines how healthy you will be.

I highly recommend green smoothies as nutrition powerhouses. They are good on so many levels.

Now experimenting with a higher proportion of legumes, nuts, and seeds in my diet.

I eat absolutely no gluten. I limit intake of all grains, but up to two servings of non-glutenous grain a day is fine. I avoid all added sugar--high fructose corn syrup, sugar, honey, etc. I stay away from soybean oil, canola oil, sunflower oil, and other oils not named olive or coconut. I base my diet off of whole, unprocessed foods, and I prepare them in healthful, delicious ways.

Daily exercise. Sunlight whenever possible.

Supplements: Currently? None. Supplements that have helped in the past (and I can personally recommend) are fish oil, zinc, apple cider vinegar, Vitamin D.


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I hate nutritiondata's new layout...they used to actually explain why foods were anti-inflammatory, instead of just giving a number.

I'm sure ginger has anti-inflammatory properties, but I'm wondering exactly why the IF considers it anti-inflammatory.

gingerols.


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I hate nutritiondata's new layout...they used to actually explain why foods were anti-inflammatory, instead of just giving a number.

I'm sure ginger has anti-inflammatory properties, but I'm wondering exactly why the IF considers it anti-inflammatory.

gingerols.

nice link


Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or hump it; Piss on it and walk away.

Holistic is the way to go.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Current Regimen (10/05/08)

- 15 ml Cod liver oil ( anti inflammatory + Vitamin A + Vitamin D) near bedtime

- 50 mg Zinc , 4* 500 mg Vitamin C, B-Complex

- Avoid hydrogenated Vegetable oils (biggest trigger in breakouts), Sugar, dairy,and processed stuff (very definite triggers)

- Sleep before 11:00 Pm (3 weeks + now)

- Get early morning sunlight for 10-15 minutes.

- Exercise (Stretching+Running) every single day of the week for 30-45 minutes (2 weeks now)

Current Skin status:

About 95 percent (+) clear. I am happy :D


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Ginger apparently also helps avoid prostate cancer (for the men here) :shrug:

Make stir fries with garlic, onions, fresh ginger, broccoli and whatever else you want. And when you don't have stir fries, make curries with onions, garlic, broccoli, cauliflower and curry powder which includes tumeric and other anti-inflammatory spices.

Most spices and herbs are anti-inflammatory, btw.

This is great news since I love cooking and eating stir fries and curries :dance:


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melatonin is also an anti-inflammatory and powerful; anti-oxidant


#1.critical nutritional issues- b12(three forms exist), Calcium(yogurt, cheese or calcium phosphate supps) and vitamin d(sun or supps not to exceed 1000 iu). heme iron-most absorbable from meat only, clams are high. these are the most difficult vitamins to get and absorb. All others or about the same in difficulty in absorption. MAgnesium in our food supply is generally low as well, try natural calm supps.

#2 Fats- monounsaturated should dominate(olives), followed by polyunsaturated plant sources(nuts) but not if you have acne. the health benefits of fish oil and fish are controversial and i dont consume them due to mercury contamination and immune supression avoid processed fats if possible.

#3 Protein/amino acids- dairy and eggs best sources for tryptophan and methionine which convert to powerful antioxidants melatonin and glutathione.

#4 Carotenoids- alpha- beta carotene, beta cryptoxanthin, lutein zeaxanthin, astaxanthin. these are vital to human nutrition, carrots, butternut squash, pumpkin, chili pepper and cayenne pepper are the best sources.

#5 Regularity-BM at least once a day, Moist, large stools, 1 piece ideal, no maldigestion, no floating stools indicative of maldigested fat. HOW- insoluble fiber- wheat and cooked vegetables. soluble fiber-oats/ good bacteria ferment soluble fiber making short chain fatty acids that inhibit pathogens.

#6 Circadian cycles-Light, get up with the sun, and expose your entire body to it. darkness-melatonin is released upon the sensing of absolute darkness. sleep in a pitch black room, try to ensure 10 hours total darkness, wear sunglasses before bed. do not eat too late at night.

#7 Desirable physiological states(positive moods/emotions) do precisely what you like and what feels good to you, but not regardless of consequences, just from a perspective that, you own your life, and can determine precisely what you do with it and need not answer or ask of permission from anyone,achieving maximum autonomy and self government.


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melatonin? thats a hormone... I would not take that as a supplement..


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melatonin? thats a hormone... I would not take that as a supplement..

vitamin d is also classified as a hormone, so what is your belief about something classified as a hormone?


#1.critical nutritional issues- b12(three forms exist), Calcium(yogurt, cheese or calcium phosphate supps) and vitamin d(sun or supps not to exceed 1000 iu). heme iron-most absorbable from meat only, clams are high. these are the most difficult vitamins to get and absorb. All others or about the same in difficulty in absorption. MAgnesium in our food supply is generally low as well, try natural calm supps.

#2 Fats- monounsaturated should dominate(olives), followed by polyunsaturated plant sources(nuts) but not if you have acne. the health benefits of fish oil and fish are controversial and i dont consume them due to mercury contamination and immune supression avoid processed fats if possible.

#3 Protein/amino acids- dairy and eggs best sources for tryptophan and methionine which convert to powerful antioxidants melatonin and glutathione.

#4 Carotenoids- alpha- beta carotene, beta cryptoxanthin, lutein zeaxanthin, astaxanthin. these are vital to human nutrition, carrots, butternut squash, pumpkin, chili pepper and cayenne pepper are the best sources.

#5 Regularity-BM at least once a day, Moist, large stools, 1 piece ideal, no maldigestion, no floating stools indicative of maldigested fat. HOW- insoluble fiber- wheat and cooked vegetables. soluble fiber-oats/ good bacteria ferment soluble fiber making short chain fatty acids that inhibit pathogens.

#6 Circadian cycles-Light, get up with the sun, and expose your entire body to it. darkness-melatonin is released upon the sensing of absolute darkness. sleep in a pitch black room, try to ensure 10 hours total darkness, wear sunglasses before bed. do not eat too late at night.

#7 Desirable physiological states(positive moods/emotions) do precisely what you like and what feels good to you, but not regardless of consequences, just from a perspective that, you own your life, and can determine precisely what you do with it and need not answer or ask of permission from anyone,achieving maximum autonomy and self government.


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Damn I see, I didnt know that... but my belief is that you don't need hormones from food, because your body can make them all perfectly itself, when provided with the right nutrients. Hormones in food can throw your body out of balance. Only exceptions are babies receiving mothersmilk and people who dont get alot of sunlight, they need some vit D.

I wouldnt start taking a hormone, just because it has anti-inflammatory effects..

But if your hormones are out of balance, then yeah extra hormones could be beneficial..


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damn I see, I didnt know that... but my belief is that you don't need hormones from food, because your body can make them all perfectly itself,

If that were true, we probably wouldn't have acne.


Clear for 8+ months now through striving for optimal fitness levels, stress levels, sleep, nutrient density in my body, and an overall holistic lifestyle approach.

Diet (I stick to this as much as I can): eggs; meat; poultry; wild-caught seafood; vegetables; fat sources from coconut oil, olive oil, and butter; fruit as I crave it; tea; and purified water. I buy organic and/or pastured foods as I reasonably can, but I think that it's the type of foods you eat, and not the quality of food (within reason, of course) that most determines how healthy you will be.

I highly recommend green smoothies as nutrition powerhouses. They are good on so many levels.

Now experimenting with a higher proportion of legumes, nuts, and seeds in my diet.

I eat absolutely no gluten. I limit intake of all grains, but up to two servings of non-glutenous grain a day is fine. I avoid all added sugar--high fructose corn syrup, sugar, honey, etc. I stay away from soybean oil, canola oil, sunflower oil, and other oils not named olive or coconut. I base my diet off of whole, unprocessed foods, and I prepare them in healthful, delicious ways.

Daily exercise. Sunlight whenever possible.

Supplements: Currently? None. Supplements that have helped in the past (and I can personally recommend) are fish oil, zinc, apple cider vinegar, Vitamin D.


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Damn I see, I didnt know that... but my belief is that you don't need hormones from food, because your body can make them all perfectly itself, when provided with the right nutrients. Hormones in food can throw your body out of balance. Only exceptions are babies receiving mothersmilk and people who dont get alot of sunlight, they need some vit D.

I wouldnt start taking a hormone, just because it has anti-inflammatory effects..

But if your hormones are out of balance, then yeah extra hormones could be beneficial..

well your body makes vitamin d from the sun, if you are in wisconsin or canada during the winter you dont get much sun for months, in this case taking vitamin d makes perfect sense.

if you are stressed out and become depressed and insomnia hits, you stop producing melatonin, so taking it will help you sleep better, in these cases there seems to be little risk.

you are probably freaking out because testosterone is a steroid hormone and because its illegal, you are afraid of all hormones im not so sure this is good logic.

perhaps if you had a disorder where you dont produce enough testosterone taking extra would be totally fine, as would taking an insulin shot, which is also a hormone.

i dont really care to convince you, but just to get a better understanding i guess.


#1.critical nutritional issues- b12(three forms exist), Calcium(yogurt, cheese or calcium phosphate supps) and vitamin d(sun or supps not to exceed 1000 iu). heme iron-most absorbable from meat only, clams are high. these are the most difficult vitamins to get and absorb. All others or about the same in difficulty in absorption. MAgnesium in our food supply is generally low as well, try natural calm supps.

#2 Fats- monounsaturated should dominate(olives), followed by polyunsaturated plant sources(nuts) but not if you have acne. the health benefits of fish oil and fish are controversial and i dont consume them due to mercury contamination and immune supression avoid processed fats if possible.

#3 Protein/amino acids- dairy and eggs best sources for tryptophan and methionine which convert to powerful antioxidants melatonin and glutathione.

#4 Carotenoids- alpha- beta carotene, beta cryptoxanthin, lutein zeaxanthin, astaxanthin. these are vital to human nutrition, carrots, butternut squash, pumpkin, chili pepper and cayenne pepper are the best sources.

#5 Regularity-BM at least once a day, Moist, large stools, 1 piece ideal, no maldigestion, no floating stools indicative of maldigested fat. HOW- insoluble fiber- wheat and cooked vegetables. soluble fiber-oats/ good bacteria ferment soluble fiber making short chain fatty acids that inhibit pathogens.

#6 Circadian cycles-Light, get up with the sun, and expose your entire body to it. darkness-melatonin is released upon the sensing of absolute darkness. sleep in a pitch black room, try to ensure 10 hours total darkness, wear sunglasses before bed. do not eat too late at night.

#7 Desirable physiological states(positive moods/emotions) do precisely what you like and what feels good to you, but not regardless of consequences, just from a perspective that, you own your life, and can determine precisely what you do with it and need not answer or ask of permission from anyone,achieving maximum autonomy and self government.


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