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"Diet isn't related to acne..." Bullcrap! Here is my proof!

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Brenton! WOW! THATS AMAZING!!! so happy for you! you look absolutely AWESOME!

Brenton! WOW! THATS AMAZING!!! so happy for you! you look absolutely AWESOME!

Brenton! WOW! THATS AMAZING!!! so happy for you! you look absolutely AWESOME!

oh my....sorry about the repetitiveness...that was a mix up on my comp lol

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hey there, Cookey here; it's sure great to hear success stories! very inspiring =].. and I totally agree with you, diet is very much connected with the affects of acne.. I'm currently trying something diet related and its been workin out alright! congratulations again man! =]


"Everything will turn out to be alright in the end; if it doesn't, then it is not the end yet." - not sure who said it, but I like it =]


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thats amazing

i wish i had that much dedication!

you extremely cute by the way!


were going down, and you can see it too.

and know that were doomed my dear.

were slow dancing in a burning room.

250mg tetracycline twice daily

Morning:

1 pump dkr cleanser

1/2 pump dkr 2.5% bp

1 pump dkr moisturizer with 1-3 drops of jojoba oil

Night:

1 pump dkr cleanser

1 1/2 pump dkr 2.5% bp

1 pump dkr moisturizer with 3-6 drops of jojoba oil

Diane35, Fish Oil, ACV (2-3 time per week)


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I'd like to try a diet like this, but I'm in my first year at college and don't have the resources to prepare my own meals. So if I tried to follow it completely I'd likely just starve to death because I'm already nearly underweight.

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"-anti-yeast/fungal (used for 3 months)

-anti-parasite (used for 3 months)"

What products did you use for this?

Also what kind/where did you get your water filter?


Please, use Retin-A. It has nearly eliminated my acne and continues to lighten my red marks.


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Wow, great results. I too have had a lot of success with a similar regimen, but I don't use the following:

-anti-yeast/fungal (used for 3 months)

-anti-parasite (used for 3 months)

What would you say are the benefits of taking these? I'm about 95% clear but still breakout pretty frequently.

Also, I too am looking for a way to drink without breaking out. I think plain vodka (without the red bull) would be fine. Let me know if you figure something out.

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"-anti-yeast/fungal (used for 3 months)

-anti-parasite (used for 3 months)"

What products did you use for this?

Also what kind/where did you get your water filter?

I used vitaminshoppe's yeast fend and paragone.

for a water filter, you can use brita or pure water filters or containers, but thankfully the refrigerator i own has a pure reverse osmosis water filtration system built into it. some bottled water is purified using reverse osmosis, so check the sides of the bottle before buying it.

another method to remove chlorine from tap water is by boiling it in an uncovered pot for 30 minutes, then letting it cool or by putting it in a glass jar and letting it sit in the sun for a day.

Wow, great results. I too have had a lot of success with a similar regimen, but I don't use the following:

-anti-yeast/fungal (used for 3 months)

-anti-parasite (used for 3 months)

What would you say are the benefits of taking these? I'm about 95% clear but still breakout pretty frequently.

Also, I too am looking for a way to drink without breaking out. I think plain vodka (without the red bull) would be fine. Let me know if you figure something out.

anti-yeast/fungal is what helps reduce the overgrowth of candida albicans in your body and allows your gut to recover from the damaging toxins left behind by the bad yeast. when your gut is healthy, your body will be able to absorb nutrients better because good probiotics, which help with breaking down foods in digestion, will replace the bad yeast.

anti-parasite is used because typically people have small parasites in their system from mishandled food or physical contact with other people, pets, etc., so it's just helpful to clear them out to give your immune system less work to deal with later on.

I would try hard liquor, but I enjoy having clear skin too much to test it hah. I'm thinking for the alcohol issue I'm going to ferment my own grape juice or coconut milk using kefir grains, as i mentioned before, so the alcohol content will be about 3-5% alcohol and there will actually be probiotic strains inside of it to gain some digestive benefit while drinking it.

the helpful bacteria in the kefir grains will take the fruit sugars in the grape juice or coconut milk and convert it into alcohol. i think overall that'd probably be the "safest" method for making drinkable alcohol after finishing this regimen since the beer caused me to break out again.


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The part of this regimen I'm going to strongly advocate and push everyone towards (even us broke college students) is the DETOX portion.

Drink lots of water! Your body is 60%!

Stay away from soda, juice, milk, all the other crap. Yes you can have it.. but in moderation, as a treat!

I suggest that every month, or every few months, you get down to a local health/herbal store in your area, and look into the detox products they carry.

There are foot patches that you can place on your feet while you sleep.

I have used these-when you take them off in the morning, it even shows you all the crap it's pulled out of your body. It truly works. I've never felt better after these.

There are lemonade/herbal detox drinks/supplements that you can take orally or drink.

You would be surprised with all the fake foods, pollution, etc that it's far too difficult to be 100% healthy... not to mention how EXPENSIVE IT IS!

So seriously, if you haven't tried any of this, I suggest you look into it! It's not as expensive and you'll be surprised at how your overall health is affected, especially acne!

My uncle owns a health food store here so I'm pretty knowledable about this, so if you want, send me a message if you have any questions...

Kate

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Wow, great results. I too have had a lot of success with a similar regimen, but I don't use the following:

-anti-yeast/fungal (used for 3 months)

-anti-parasite (used for 3 months)

What would you say are the benefits of taking these? I'm about 95% clear but still breakout pretty frequently.

Also, I too am looking for a way to drink without breaking out. I think plain vodka (without the red bull) would be fine. Let me know if you figure something out.

Wouldn't wine solve your alcohol problem?? Espcially darker red types?

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thats amazing

i wish i had that much dedication!

you extremely cute by the way!

it's actually easier than you'd expect after the second week. at first your body craves sugar/carbs, so you can suck on some unsweetened raisins for the first week or two when you get those cravings.

eventually, all desire for carbs disappears around the second month, and you'll start noticing when you get hungry, you could really eat a nice piece of chicken or some eggs. i went through this entire holiday season avoiding all candy, cookies, cakes, pies, icecream, and more because my body was craving the turkey instead of sweets lol.

for people who are concerned about losing weight because they are too skinny, you only lose weight in the beginning, but then your body normalizes, and you'll notice through working out that you'll be able to easily build lean muscles and get those washboard abs.

for people who are overweight, your body will start eating away at the saturated fat that you've stored up before it starts using the food you are eating for energy, so you'll actually start to lose weight and get into better shape too!

eating a lot of meat has been considered bad for your health in the past because of the high saturated fat content of the diet, but through my research and recent lab tests from my doctor, I found information and some scientific journals online showing that your body typically pulls the saturated fat into your blood stream when you eat it with high GI or starchy foods, otherwise you just poop out the fat lol. since you aren't eating any high GI foods, you're safe.

my parents are actually both going on the diet now after seeing the huge change in my overall health and energy levels, so i'll be able to use them as examples for before and after photos and lab results since my mom has a pacemaker, and my dad is slightly overweight at the moment.

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breakfast: scrambled eggs and omlettes with sauteed veggies and turkey bacon, chicken, ham, ground turkey etc.

lunch & dinner: vegetable soups or salads with some chicken, fish, steak, lamb, pork, hard boiled eggs. if you are looking at a plate, you'll want 60-70% of the plate to be covered with some form of meat/poultry/fish, and 30-40% should be covered with a salad or steamed/bbqed/sauteed vegetables.

dessert: coconut panna cotta (it's prepared the same way that any coconut panna cotta recipe explains, but just don't add any dairy or sugar. instead use freshly chopped mint leaves with lemon/lime peel) or coconut with swiss water processed decaf cappuccino panna cotta (instead of lemon or lime peel, add the ground coffee into the mix.)

snacks: keep hard boiled eggs on hand at all times to keep food cravings in check between meals or if you start feelings tired or weak. if you don't like eggs, then use precooked chicken that you've prepared and stored in the refrigerator.

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as time goes on, you'll find that it's easy to take common meals and replace them with foods to fit this regimen.

example: to replace noodles or pasta, use sliced cabbage. for salad dressings use bragg's unfiltered apple cider vinegar mixed with extra virgin olive oil, pepper, ground basil and or oregano. for pancakes, you can look up how to make cauliflower pancakes which actually taste damn good. for anything requiring milk or cream, use coconut milk or cream instead.

there are hundreds of resources available on the internet with recipes that fit this guidelines.


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Wow, great results. I too have had a lot of success with a similar regimen, but I don't use the following:

-anti-yeast/fungal (used for 3 months)

-anti-parasite (used for 3 months)

What would you say are the benefits of taking these? I'm about 95% clear but still breakout pretty frequently.

Also, I too am looking for a way to drink without breaking out. I think plain vodka (without the red bull) would be fine. Let me know if you figure something out.

Wouldn't wine solve your alcohol problem?? Espcially darker red types?

I considered it, but after learning how to cook and ferment my own foods and drinks while on this diet, I'm looking forward to making my own alcoholic beverages :D


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...speechless.

Congrats man!

Do you have any scarring from your cystic acne? I don't see a single mark in your picture.


What begins as an unguarded train of thoughts slowly can become

an addiction to the slumber of disconnection and the resonance

of memory that no longer has a shape but keeps you numb through

the hours tills gone is another day.


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Question at the moment u were detoxing were u taking all your supplements as well?

im planning to start the detox thing tomorrow but im not sure if i still take all my supplement as well?

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Question at the moment u were detoxing were u taking all your supplements as well?

im planning to start the detox thing tomorrow but im not sure if i still take all my supplement as well?

i did the detoxing starting at the beginning of month 3 and continued until month 5. depending on how i felt, i picked one or two weekends out of each of those months to do a detox.

typical detox weekend:

-friday night: eat a light dinner like a salad with some chicken or fish and take supplements. right before going to sleep at least 2-3 hours after dinner, drink the colon cleansing cocktail of water with senna leaf, psyllium husk, and bentonite clay.

-saturday morning & afternoon: poop, poop, and more poop! make sure not to eat anything all day or take any supplements, but drink plenty of water to keep hydrated.

-saturday evening: now do the dr. hulda clark liver flush starting at 6pm.

-sunday morning: continue with the liver flush, and you may typically poop again a few times. drink plenty of water to keep hydrated. do not eat breakfast or take supplements yet.

-sunday afternoon: poop, poop, and more poop! if you notice you aren't pooping every hour anymore, you can eat a light salad with a small glass of water with psyllium husk and bentonite clay if you are feeling hungry, but don't take supplements.

-sunday evening: you shouldn't be pooping by this point, and you can have a large salad with some fish or chicken if you feel like it. you can take supplements by this point. drink plenty of water to keep hydrated.

-monday morning: everything should be done by this time, and you'll be able to continue with the regimen as usual.

tip: invest in some flushable babywipes! make sure they are the flushable type otherwise you may have to unclog a poopy toliet lol. i don't know this from personal experience, but i've read warnings on another forum. also, i know i like my bung feeling fresh and clean in one wipe without any irritation from typical toliet paper, so getting the babywipes is almost necessary.


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Do you have any scarring from your cystic acne? I don't see a single mark in your picture. [/b]

i do have some scarring, but it's hardly noticeable unless there is a light directly above or below my face to cast shadows on the depressions in my skin. even then, people have been unaware of my acne scarring until i bring it up, so i've learned to keep my mouth shut about it now. the typical answer i get after mentioning it is typically one of the following:

"hmm i can't see what your talking about. oh wait, i think i see a little bit, but nothing that really stands out to me."

"i think it adds character."

"oh really? yeah, i can kinda see some scarring. how'd that happen?"

"where'd you get that harry potter scar on your cheek?" (a few of the cysts got infected causing my body to reject and push a vein underneath to the surface of my skin which then scabbed over creating an inch long lightning bolt scar on my left cheek.)

i will say that the mandelic acid helps incredibly by reducing the redness and scarring. i also prefer it over benzoyl peroxide because BP bleaches every cloth it touches including my bedding, shirts, jackets, etc. the mandelic acid doesn't bleach anything, so i don't have to worry about replacing linens and clothing while using it.


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Question at the moment u were detoxing were u taking all your supplements as well?

im planning to start the detox thing tomorrow but im not sure if i still take all my supplement as well?

i did the detoxing starting at the beginning of month 3 and continued until month 5. depending on how i felt, i picked one or two weekends out of each of those months to do a detox.

typical detox weekend:

-friday night: eat a light dinner like a salad with some chicken or fish and take supplements. right before going to sleep at least 2-3 hours after dinner, drink the colon cleansing cocktail of water with senna leaf, psyllium husk, and bentonite clay.

-saturday morning & afternoon: poop, poop, and more poop! make sure not to eat anything all day or take any supplements, but drink plenty of water to keep hydrated.

-saturday evening: now do the dr. hulda clark liver flush starting at 6pm.

-sunday morning: continue with the liver flush, and you may typically poop again a few times. drink plenty of water to keep hydrated. do not eat breakfast or take supplements yet.

-sunday afternoon: poop, poop, and more poop! if you notice you aren't pooping every hour anymore, you can eat a light salad with a small glass of water with psyllium husk and bentonite clay if you are feeling hungry, but don't take supplements.

-sunday evening: you shouldn't be pooping by this point, and you can have a large salad with some fish or chicken if you feel like it. you can take supplements by this point. drink plenty of water to keep hydrated.

-monday morning: everything should be done by this time, and you'll be able to continue with the regimen as usual.

tip: invest in some flushable babywipes! make sure they are the flushable type otherwise you may have to unclog a poopy toliet lol. i don't know this from personal experience, but i've read warnings on another forum. also, i know i like my bung feeling fresh and clean in one wipe without any irritation from typical toliet paper, so getting the babywipes is almost necessary.

When you were doing all this research and planning your regimen, what made you go with the colon detox that you have used? Have you heard anything of the lemonade detox or what kind of detox's did you study to choose which one you wanted or how did you hear about this one???

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a couple more things before i go to get some sleep tonight...

if you are a person who retains a lot of stress or is overly emotional, try to find some time during the day to reflect, calm down, nap, or meditate if necessary.

make sure you are getting at least 6-10 hours of sleep everyday (8 hours is best for me personally).

try to regulate your schedule so that you eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the same time everyday, and that you get to bed and wake up at the same time everyday. it helps your body get in a good routine for optimal performance.

if you cheat while trying this diet, you'll set yourself back about a month, so try to stick with it... the results are well worth the effort and initial restrictions.

after 3-4 months of doing the diet, it becomes second nature. even at month 6, i still haven't felt the urge to eat anything except the foods on this diet simply because it's what my body enjoys and has become accustomed to desiring now. if you can ride out the initial urge to eat poorly, then you'll find it easy to follow this regimen.

it's actually somewhat disgusting when i go out and get a whiff of certain foods while walking past a place like cinnabun.


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When you were doing all this research and planning your regimen, what made you go with the colon detox that you have used? Have you heard anything of the lemonade detox or what kind of detox's did you study to choose which one you wanted or how did you hear about this one???

senna leaf is a natural stimulant laxative. prolonged usage has it's negative side effects, so i made sure only to use it if i was about the flush and not every time i felt constipated. even now, i'll probably only use it once or twice a year before doing another liver flush.

psyllium husk helps with cleaning out the intestinal track and colon by brushing or pushing away anything that is stuck or attached to the inner lining of the GI tract while it passes through your digestive system.

bentonite clay helps as a detoxifier which helps by absorbing toxic substances from our mucuous linings in our GI tract. bentonite clay can't be absorbed by the body, so after going through your digestive system and absorbing toxic substances, you just poop it out safely.

the main reason why i used it before doing the liver flush was the failure on my first attempt to detox. i did the liver flush without colon cleansing beforehand, and i had been constipated for about a week at that point. the epsom salts should have helped me poop during the liver flush, but instead i just became incredibly bloated and backed up with excess water and bile. i felt slight cramping the following day and still hadn't been able to go to the bathroom, so i did some quick research online, picked up the supplies from the store, mixed up a colon cleansing cocktail, and drank it while praying for some relief. within 2 hours, i was thankfully granted my wish lol

i learned my lesson that day... it's wise to do a good colon cleanse before liver flushing to make sure nothing is clogging your internal pipes.

now that my digestive system is restored to good health through this regimen, and i'm having daily BM's, i could probably do a liver flush without having to do the colon cleanse first simply because i'm cleaned out naturally now.

I suppose the reason i stuck with these two detox programs where because they followed the anti-candida guidelines, plus they were quick, cheap, and effective compared to the others I'd researched.

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i've heard about other detox programs through cure-zone's forums, but these two seemed like the easiest choices for me to maintain a social life, work, and school while following the program. i can't do detoxes that have me shitting or fasting for more than 2 days straight with my other responsibilities in life.


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When you were doing all this research and planning your regimen, what made you go with the colon detox that you have used? Have you heard anything of the lemonade detox or what kind of detox's did you study to choose which one you wanted or how did you hear about this one???

senna leaf is a natural stimulant laxative. prolonged usage has it's negative side effects, so i made sure only to use it if i was about the flush and not every time i felt constipated. even now, i'll probably only use it once or twice a year before doing another liver flush.

psyllium husk helps with cleaning out the intestinal track and colon by brushing or pushing away anything that is stuck or attached to the inner lining of the GI tract while it passes through your digestive system.

bentonite clay helps as a detoxifier which helps by absorbing toxic substances from our mucuous linings in our GI tract. bentonite clay can't be absorbed by the body, so after going through your digestive system and absorbing toxic substances, you just poop it out safely.

the main reason why i used it before doing the liver flush was the failure on my first attempt to detox. i did the liver flush without colon cleansing beforehand, and i had been constipated for about a week at that point. the epsom salts should have helped me poop during the liver flush, but instead i just became incredibly bloated and backed up with excess water and bile. i felt slight cramping the following day and still hadn't been able to go to the bathroom, so i did some quick research online, picked up the supplies from the store, mixed up a colon cleansing cocktail, and drank it while praying for some relief. within 2 hours, i was thankfully granted my wish lol

i learned my lesson that day... it's wise to do a good colon cleanse before liver flushing to make sure nothing is clogging your internal pipes.

now that my digestive system is restored to good health through this regimen, and i'm having daily BM's, i could probably do a liver flush without having to do the colon cleanse first simply because i'm cleaned out naturally now.

I suppose the reason i stuck with these two detox programs where because they followed the anti-candida guidelines, plus they were quick, cheap, and effective compared to the others I'd researched.

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i've heard about other detox programs through cure-zone's forums, but these two seemed like the easiest choices for me to maintain a social life, work, and school while following the program. i can't do detoxes that have me shitting or fasting for more than 2 days straight with my other responsibilities in life.

I've done the lemonade and used other detox methods but yours does seem to get everything cleaned out and work quite quickly.. as you mentioned.. I don't have time to be spending days in the ladies room... Heh.

Where did you get all your supplies? General or average cost for a one time detox??

Thanks for your help and patience!

Kate

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I've done the lemonade and used other detox methods but yours does seem to get everything cleaned out and work quite quickly.. as you mentioned.. I don't have time to be spending days in the ladies room... Heh.

Where did you get all your supplies? General or average cost for a one time detox??

Thanks for your help and patience!

Kate

i just went down to the local vitaminshoppe store and picked everything up for about 20 bucks total. they have an online website too or you can order through amazon.com for a lot of the stuff. the $20 gives you enough supplies to do about 15 flushes.


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I am going to follow your regimen now. (All ready doing most of it myself besides the detoxes and eliminating dairy 100%) The problem I have is doing the colon cleanse, when am I going to have time to do this? I have school five days a week and don't have quick access to a bathroom. Is it really that bad? (I am going to use the OxyPowder colon cleanse my parents bought me)

Should I already buy Cod Liver Oil and Probiotics at my local health store, should I just bring a list of the other supplements or should I order them offline? Stores don't always have a wide variety of products and can be pricey.


Please, use Retin-A. It has nearly eliminated my acne and continues to lighten my red marks.


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