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Not what I've been told by my Naturopath or what I've read. I was told corn and peanuts are inflammatory -- not all nuts, but peanuts in particular.

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Just a comment regarding brazil nuts, they are crazy-high in selenium, so everything I've read indicates that this is one nut to make sure to eat in moderation. I don't know if anyone watches House on TV, it's one of my favorites, they did a whole episode about a guy who got very ill because he had eaten way too many brazil nuts. All the best, S4s

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Apparently peanuts (therefore peanut butter) are inflammatory and can increase acne.

Incorrect. Peanuts are actually slightly anti-inflammatory.

http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/legumes...products/4448/2

http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/legumes...products/4447/2

http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/legumes...products/4451/2

Yes but full of omega 6 fats which are inflammatory, counteracts it


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Apparently peanuts (therefore peanut butter) are inflammatory and can increase acne.

Incorrect. Peanuts are actually slightly anti-inflammatory.

http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/legumes...products/4448/2

http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/legumes...products/4447/2

http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/legumes...products/4451/2

Yes but full of omega 6 fats which are inflammatory, counteracts it

Don't you think that would have been accounted for in NutritionData's assessment?


Exercise, eat and live like you are constantly trying to get into the best shape of your life, and it will show, inside and out.


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Be cautious because too much almond butter caused me to break out badly on my forehead.

I stopped because I think it breaks me out occasionally on my forehead.

:( I think I am going to add it back into my diet and have like 2 TBS a day on my smoothie. I only have problem eating this by itself.

I used to eat a lot of this.


Best way to make your skin smooth and clear eventually:

Plant-based diet is the best medicine for everything.. That's if you consume at least 80% raw, mainly from veggies and fruits.

Exercising: cardio is great for skin and lifting a bit.

Thinking positive and try not to stress or think about acne.

I am doing these and my skin is currently very smooth and clearing up!

I am a vegan raw 100%. I feel better, have more energy, saving animals a year, glow skin, I look younger, etc.


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Apparently peanuts (therefore peanut butter) are inflammatory and can increase acne.

Incorrect. Peanuts are actually slightly anti-inflammatory.

http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/legumes...products/4448/2

http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/legumes...products/4447/2

http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/legumes...products/4451/2

Yes but full of omega 6 fats which are inflammatory, counteracts it

Don't you think that would have been accounted for in NutritionData's assessment?

No I dont I have problems with that site it seems to keep changing its run by the public like wikipedia I think and it keeps getting edited


Victory is sweetest when you have tasted defeat. "Michael Forbes"

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. " Winston Churchill"

I came, I saw, I conquered. (Veni,Vidi,vici). "Julius Caesar"


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aggh the crap we have to deal with as acnesufferers

:(

ive found that when i eat chocolate, i actually feel my face get itchy and the breakouts start ....

so yea all the people that say food doesn't contribute to acne are so wrong ...

and yea, i find peanut butter does the same thing, i was eating two peanut butter and banana fried sandwhiches (freakin awesome tasting btw) and anyways they broke me out ...

and yea it sucks cuz i need protein and calories to bulk up to gain muscle, but i cant eat peanut butter, any kind of chocolate, or drink milk :(:boohoo:

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saturated fat is known to raise cholesterol levels, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats have little to no effect on cholesterol levels and therefore were labeled as "heart healthy" all hormones are synthesized from cholesterol, very likely your gains in strength were from this increase in saturated fat, or protein, depending on your dietary intake prior to introducing peanut butter.

this is a likely explanation. and generally speaking, peanut butter is moderately high in polyunsaturated fats, which are prone to oxidation, where saturated fats are not as prone.

it is possible that the polyunsaturated fats could affect acne. which would be supportive of claims that nut consumption "causes" acne.

there is evidence in my own experiance that suggests this is true as well.

try getting more saturated fat, and less polyunsaturated. whole fat dairy and milk, coconut and olives would be good choices.


#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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Not sure if it breaks me out, but it sure it good for weightlifting, I'm gonna try without it for a while =(

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

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

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

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

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

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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Bumping this old thread. I've been hitting the gym hard lately and have been eating a peanut butter sandwich every day (consuming 1 pound of natural peanut butter a week) and I've been breaking out like CRAZY all around my mouth and chin.

I'm going to stop immediately..

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