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#1 cmt

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 05:19 PM

Please respond if you've had some success with this and describe what type of acne you have and how severe it was...


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Posted 09 April 2004 - 12:27 AM

Tres, tres, tres severe. Maintenant est bon. S'il vous plait? Regardez!!! C'est moi! user posted image
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Posted 09 April 2004 - 10:37 AM

jc,

:lol: HOLY MOLY!!!! I just read your log! You are my new god.

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Posted 09 April 2004 - 01:00 PM

Merci beaucoup mon ami!!! I...uh..........am veri 'appy to be 'ere!!! user posted image
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Posted 11 April 2004 - 06:45 PM

I see that bart1986 had some success by giving up dairy (see his post)...

anyone else??? anyone???

This is my first day without it so we'll see how it goes.... smile.gif

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Posted 12 April 2004 - 08:17 AM

Not me. About 3 weeks of it. Nothink so Im gunna start drinking gallons of milk again. Love that stuff smile.gif

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Posted 12 April 2004 - 08:36 AM

first day today. also giving up bread and stuff like that. so my old favourite cheese and ham sandwiches are out of the question sad.gif

what about chocolate? does that count?

also, what does everyone have for breakfast? can't have cerial and can't have toast ?!!

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Posted 12 April 2004 - 11:51 AM

Science Lesson of the day
You've all taken science and learned about pH levels right? Quick review:

Acid = Bad
Alkaline = Good

Foods can be broke down into Acid, Alkaline, and Neutral. Believe it or not, your body is affected by the pH levels in food and your body changes accordingly. What's the pH in your body? Have you checked? There seems to be a direct correlation between pH and acne, as acidity is known to cause a wide range of side effects, including acne.

Check out this page: http://www.reynoldsoffice.com/ph.htm

Now where is milk on this chart? Think about it!
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Posted 12 April 2004 - 12:13 PM

Then that would mean water is very beneficial. What about tap water?

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Posted 12 April 2004 - 12:34 PM

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Then that would mean water is very beneficial.  What about tap water?

Water is supposed to be neutral at 7.0...but who knows how clean YOUR tap water is! I drink from a Brita filter myself...but not always. :-k
In any case....YES! Drink water! Drink drink drink. user posted image
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Posted 12 April 2004 - 03:59 PM

riiiiiiiiiiiiight

anyone know where i can get some breast milk then ? ! biggrin.gif

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Posted 12 April 2004 - 05:26 PM

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anyone know where i can get some breast milk then ? !  biggrin.gif
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Posted 12 April 2004 - 11:30 PM

I have given up dairy and my skin looks better. I used to eat loads of butter, milk and slices of cheese.

I drink soy milk with organic museli, together with rice flakes with psyllium - yumm!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you don't like cereal(Heaven forbid) then eat fruit and a piece of toast (not white bread).
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Posted 13 April 2004 - 10:23 AM

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I drink soy milk with organic museli, together with rice flakes with psyllium - yumm!

Are you talking about whole psyllium husks (dry) that you eat with your cereal? Or is the psyllium an integrated part of your rice flakes? I've been wondering if you could just take the psyllium husks dry like crushed flax seeds.
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Posted 13 April 2004 - 03:58 PM

Okay, this is my third day now without any dairy. My skin's been HORRIBLE for about 4 months straight now, but today I have no new breakouts and my skins looks a tiny bit better -- only being the third day, it's probably a coincidence. But after 4 months, I'm happy with one day of coincidence so far. So I'm going to continue no dairy and see what happens.

P.S. I like Soy Milk in some stuff, but not cereal. I've been putting Almond Milk in my cereal and I like it much better. Down side: even more $$$ than soy milk #-o . Oh well...

Anyone else having any success with the no dairy diet?

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Posted 13 April 2004 - 07:50 PM

Ive given up milk but I havent being doing so great in the past few days. Today I drank a milkshake and on Sunday I ate tons of chocolate so I broke out a little, but I think that'll be my last "binge" for a while.

But other than that, my skin has never looked better!

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Posted 14 April 2004 - 05:47 PM

Blitzjade,

Dairy tastes so good! sad.gif

Okay, this is my 4th day now without dairy and my skin looks good again today. Pimples I've had for a while now have been going away and no new breakouts today again. I still feel like this is too good to be true...too soon to tell...

Here are some other related goodies:

1) Another good nondairy product, besides Almond milk: Silk brand French Vanilla soymilk creamer for coffee. Yum...

2) I have a really good-tasting recipe for vegan French toast if anyone is interested... (it's not "pretend good" like a lot of vegan recipes ha ha)

3) I'm finding that vinegar works better for me than Retin-A Micro, benzaclin, and other topicals.

4) I stopped using Cetaphil lotion cleanser because I don't like the filmy feeling it leaves on my skin (it's the moisturizing/softening effect that a lot of people do like). I started using Neutrogena bar soap. I threw away the package, but it's just the basic unscented sensitive skin one that's orange-y colored and translucent.) It leaves my skin neither filmy moist nor gross dry. People who don't like Cetaphil might try it...


Anyone else having success with giving up dairy???

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Posted 14 April 2004 - 09:45 PM

i have not given up dairy for say but i have completely stopped drinking milk.

milk is really bad for my skin. i remember just last summer, i drank milk and cerealy every day, and my skin just got fuked up. but once i stopped drinking milk, my skin got so much better.

i still do eat cheese and yogurt and stuff, but i never drink milk.

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Posted 15 April 2004 - 06:29 PM

I'm so encouraged to see that a number of people are doing well -- skin-wise -- off dairy. I'm really hoping that these good effects I'm seeing are going to last and that this isn't just a fluke. [-o<

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Posted 17 April 2004 - 09:07 AM

7th day now off dairy and my skin is almost totally clear. This has to be too good to be true. If you could see how HORRIBLE my skin has looked over the past 4 months....

PLEASE LET IT LAST!