Good Things For The Many Factors That Lead To Acne

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Sorry, could you clarify? Why were you considering dermabrasion if your skin was better? (I'm actually unfamiliar with how dermabrasion works, but I thought it smoothed out the skin somehow.)

For scar removal or minimizing. There's no point in doing it if you are just going to get more, so when my skin was better for a bit, I considered it. I really don't remember exactly, I just know that it had been good enough to make me want to try to do something about the scars. But then, January came, oranges were on sale...

Ah got ya. Did you ever wind up doing it once you cleared up your acne? Just curious.

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My acne is fairly mild and well-controlled with The Regimen, but I'd like my skin to clear up completely so I'm looking to add some supplements. My diet is pretty good in my opinion, lots of variety, lots of greens, lots of protein, etc so I don't think I'm missing too much but I figure it couldn't hurt to try to add some more nutrients.

However, this thread is a little...overwhelming lol. Could someone suggest some simple supplements that might help me get all the way clear? I've heard good things about zinc, but I'm on doxycycline right now and I've heard that they don't work well together.

Also, has anybody tried the "Perfect Skin" supplement by Genuine Health? It was recommended by the book "The Clear Skin Diet" and I've been considering it, but I think I'd like to start with something simpler first like a zinc supplement.

Here's the link to Perfect Skin: http://shop.genuinehealth.com/perfect-skin.html

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About Salt:

An attempt to compare worldwide salt consumption with heart disease rates found that high salt consumption doesn't correlate to high heart disease rates. People all over Asia consume far more salt than westerners do. What matters is what else you eat and what else you do. And perhaps the type of salt. Consider the so-called Japanese Paradox, in which a population that consumes very high amounts of salt have a lower heart disease incidence. Why? Because, salt isn't the issue. Much like with the so-called French Paradox, western conventional medicine focuses on the wrong issues and prescribes the wrong treatments.

In fact several studies have found that low sodium intake increases heart disease risk. Salt increases insulin sensitivity.

: Two studies out of Australia, hot off the press in the journal Diabetes Care, report that for both type 1 and type 2 diabetics, low sodium intake was associated with increased risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease and all other causes. This was not completely surprising because it is known that low sodium intake results in increased insulin resistance. This means that more insulin is needed to stimulate insulin-sensitive cells to remove glucose from the blood. Although these studies do not prove cause and effect, they do stress the need for caution in making sodium recommendations and the need to conduct appropriately controlled human studies.
Another study found that when adults (ages 40 to 65 whose blood pressure exceeded 120 over 80) added vegetable juice containing 480 to 960 mg of sodium to their daily diet, their blood pressure dropped during this 12-week study. This juice also added a similar amount of potassium to their diets.
McCarron points out that worldwide sodium intake varies between about 3,100 and 3,800 mg per day. When sodium intake drops too far below 3,000 mg per day, hormonal changes apparently trigger the drive to seek out food sources of sodium.
Low sodium intake increases insulin resistance?


Sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium concentrations are all connected, When we get enough potassium, calcium and magnesium our “appetite” aka, our need for sodium declines. In fact, it is effected by all the positive ions, but those are the big ones. Most of us are low on magnesium.

Salt is essential but you must maintain a proper potassium to salt ratio. Most Americans today eat far too much processed food and not enough whole plant foods and therefore do not consume enough potassium in relation to their salt consumption. That's the issue with salt consumption and high blood pressure and heart disease. What you want to do is eat more real, whole foods and use natural salt.


Now, it's important to note that some people are more sensitive to salt than others and this can be observed with elevated blood pressure after salt intake. I noticed it when I first started brushing my teeth with baking soda. But perhaps this is a factor of that potassium ration again. And what else you do in your diet. Besides, I brush my teeth with baking soda again and have not observed an elevation in blood pressure. I use it in a mixture with sea salt and a calcium source. Currently Dolomite powder with magnesium. When that's gone, I'll try calcium bentonite clay. MAgnesium lowers blood pressure, so that may be something to be concerned with when I switch.

Natural salt vs processed table salt-
Natural salt contains 84 percent sodium chloride, and 16 percent naturally-occurring trace minerals, including silicon, phosphorous and vanadium.
Processed (table) salt, on the other hand, contains 97.5 percent sodium chloride and the rest is man-made chemicals, such as moisture absorbents and flow agents. These are dangerous chemicals like ferrocyanide and aluminosilicate. A small amount of iodine may also be added.
And in some countries, where water fluoridation is not practiced, Flouride.

Salt increases insulin sensitivity.

Why Salt is essential

  • Being a major component of your blood plasma, lymphatic fluid, extracellular fluid, and even amniotic fluid
  • Carrying nutrients into and out of your cells
  • Maintaining and regulating blood pressure
  • Supporting healthy glial cell populations in your brain, which are essential for forming the protective coating known as myelin that surrounds the portion of the neuron that conducts electrical impulses, as well as other vital neurological functions
  • Helping your brain communicate with your muscles, so that you can move on demand via sodium-potassium ion exchange

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17425514


The Role of Salt in the Pathogenesis of Fructose-Induced Hypertension http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3140039/?tool=pubmed

High sodium intake enhances insulin-stimulated glucose uptake in rat epididymal adipose tissue. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18369340

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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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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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There is a great free mobile app on iTunes called 'diet & acne' that reviews results from the relevant clinical trials that have been conducted on diet and acne.

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There is a great free mobile app on iTunes called 'diet & acne' that reviews results from the relevant clinical trials that have been conducted on diet and acne.

Interesting. Not sure why you'd want that info in App form, but okay.


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've bookmarked this post on my bookmark bar.

it's almost never ending now..i keep reading a few quotes everyday.

i had a question,

i've left u a message on ur profile but am adding it here as well..for i feel it might be a continuation of several other useful answers.

here,

my dermatologist had prescribed me zevit capsules which has vit b complex + vit c and zinc suphate.

(i could add exact measures if needed) for 6 weeks.

after 6 weeks,i'd continued it for 10 more days.

i was wondering if i should continue taking it?

if yes,then for how long?

do u have any idea why just 6 weeks?

someone told me that vit capsules shouldn't be taken for too long...but i've never read anything like that on acne.org.

am not sure..a lil' confused actually!

they seem to help after all.

i was clear without any active zit or acne(excpt for few tiny whiteheads ) but i suddenly broke out after using lemon juice on my face.

((i've added a word of caution for my frnds here.))

what do u think?


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??

huge pores

indented scar

oils used for cooking

inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores

my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)


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i've bookmarked this post on my bookmark bar.

it's almost never ending now..i keep reading a few quotes everyday.

i had a question,

i've left u a message on ur profile but am adding it here as well..for i feel it might be a continuation of several other useful answers.

here,

my dermatologist had prescribed me zevit capsules which has vit b complex + vit c and zinc suphate.

(i could add exact measures if needed) for 6 weeks.

after 6 weeks,i'd continued it for 10 more days.

i was wondering if i should continue taking it?

if yes,then for how long?

do u have any idea why just 6 weeks?

someone told me that vit capsules shouldn't be taken for too long...but i've never read anything like that on acne.org.

am not sure..a lil' confused actually!

they seem to help after all.

i was clear without any active zit or acne(excpt for few tiny whiteheads ) but i suddenly broke out after using lemon juice on my face.

((i've added a word of caution for my frnds here.))

what do u think?

I don't know why just six weeks. Unless the dosages are very high. Especially for the Zinc. The others are water soluble and you are unlikely to overdose.

You can probably get the same formula over the counter. I used to take one. It was called a 'Stress Formula' of B-complex, Zinc and C. It made my skin a lot less oily and I rarely had any inflamed acne on my face. That was before I began the diet changes.


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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zinc sulphate monohydrate IP 41.4 mg(equivalent to 15 mg of elemental zinc)

it's got nicotinamide IP 100mg .how does that effect?

calcium panthothenate IP 50mg

and

folic acid 1500mcg

along with differnt vit b and vit c.



yes,actually i dnt need a prescription for it.

but i wasn't sure if i should continue or not?


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??

huge pores

indented scar

oils used for cooking

inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores

my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)


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zinc sulphate monohydrate IP 41.4 mg(equivalent to 15 mg of elemental zinc)

it's got nicotinamide IP 100mg .how does that effect?

calcium panthothenate IP 50mg

and

folic acid 1500mcg

along with differnt vit b and vit c.

yes,actually i dnt need a prescription for it.

but i wasn't sure if i should continue or not?

Nicotinimide is very good for acne. I don't think there's a reason not to keep it up if it works for you.


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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do

zinc sulphate monohydrate IP 41.4 mg(equivalent to 15 mg of elemental zinc)

it's got nicotinamide IP 100mg .how does that effect?

calcium panthothenate IP 50mg

and

folic acid 1500mcg

along with differnt vit b and vit c.



yes,actually i dnt need a prescription for it.

but i wasn't sure if i should continue or not?

Nicotinimide is very good for acne. I don't think there's a reason not to keep it up if it works for you.

do u mean forever?

or for few more weeks?


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??

huge pores

indented scar

oils used for cooking

inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores

my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)


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do

zinc sulphate monohydrate IP 41.4 mg(equivalent to 15 mg of elemental zinc)

it's got nicotinamide IP 100mg .how does that effect?

calcium panthothenate IP 50mg

and

folic acid 1500mcg

along with differnt vit b and vit c.

yes,actually i dnt need a prescription for it.

but i wasn't sure if i should continue or not?

Nicotinimide is very good for acne. I don't think there's a reason not to keep it up if it works for you.

do u mean forever?

or for few more weeks?

However long you like.


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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thank you=)


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??

huge pores

indented scar

oils used for cooking

inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores

my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)


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Hi, first of all as much as I don't really understand all of this information, I'd like to thank you for it all!

I'll keep this blunt, as I don't want to waste any of your time, nor take up any unnecessary bandwidth by making a new thread.

I'm sixteen years old, formerly severe acne, but this been bumped down to perhaps moderate, but is now steadily becoming more severe.

Currently, I'm on doxycycline, purely to limit acne as much as possible. I use cetaphil as a cleanser and moisturiser, and lemon juice as a toner/to help with any red marks. Tea tree oil to spot treat.

In terms of exercise, I play football(soccer) for a top - 4 team in Scotland, and weightlift 4-5 times per week.

This however is limited by my diet, which is very conserved as I want my skin to improve. For example, today my diet consists of -4 scrambled eggs, 3 sausages, 2-3 chicken breasts, very small amount of rice, with vegetables accompanying each meal and occasionally on their own (I eat 4-7 meals a day). I drink four cups of green tea per day, mostlymbecause I enjoy it, and 4-5 litres of water per day. I supplement with vitamin c, fish oil, cod liver oil, and zinc.

Because I live in Scotland, and we rarely get any sun, I'll be supplementing with vitamin d3 and vitamin a in the next few days. I also plan on consuming turmeric/ginger/garlic, those anti inflammatory foods. I have noticed very oily skin lately. Also, I avoid all dairy, grains and nuts...

Please, could you elaborate in lay mans terms what I could do to improve, or to cut out? I'm really sorry if this is innappropriate, but I aim to be the strongest version of myself I can be.

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Hi, first of all as much as I don't really understand all of this information, I'd like to thank you for it all!

I'll keep this blunt, as I don't want to waste any of your time, nor take up any unnecessary bandwidth by making a new thread.

I'm sixteen years old, formerly severe acne, but this been bumped down to perhaps moderate, but is now steadily becoming more severe.

Currently, I'm on doxycycline, purely to limit acne as much as possible. I use cetaphil as a cleanser and moisturiser, and lemon juice as a toner/to help with any red marks. Tea tree oil to spot treat.

In terms of exercise, I play football(soccer) for a top - 4 team in Scotland, and weightlift 4-5 times per week.

This however is limited by my diet, which is very conserved as I want my skin to improve. For example, today my diet consists of -4 scrambled eggs, 3 sausages, 2-3 chicken breasts, very small amount of rice, with vegetables accompanying each meal and occasionally on their own (I eat 4-7 meals a day). I drink four cups of green tea per day, mostlymbecause I enjoy it, and 4-5 litres of water per day. I supplement with vitamin c, fish oil, cod liver oil, and zinc.

Because I live in Scotland, and we rarely get any sun, I'll be supplementing with vitamin d3 and vitamin a in the next few days. I also plan on consuming turmeric/ginger/garlic, those anti inflammatory foods. I have noticed very oily skin lately. Also, I avoid all dairy, grains and nuts...

Please, could you elaborate in lay mans terms what I could do to improve, or to cut out? I'm really sorry if this is innappropriate, but I aim to be the strongest version of myself I can be.

Have these always been your habits or have you been making changes? And has your skin changed? Many males find they break out when they lift, can you try reducing it? Do you have any of those post workout drinks or other processed food or supplements? Do you drink sugar? Are a lot of those vegetables green, cabbage broccoli, etc?

If it helps, it seems to me that most teen boys with severe acne grow out of it. That was the case with my older brother, while my other siblings who had moderate acne still get it. And I suppose that applies to me as well as the severe part turned out to be a food intolerance.

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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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Thanks a lot for the response! I understand that it's my age for the most part, but I wish to limit it, it's all about getting better.

And no, I supplement with no pre or post workout shakes, nor do I consume whey. The vegetables I eat for the majority are broccoli, carrots, and I choke down some of the extras that are there. I will be starting to eat lots of spinach also, or I'll make myself do it, and anything else that you may recommend? The only thing that I drink is water, I do not eat sweets, and stay away from thenmajority of things processed (very small amounts of dark chocolate perhaps once a week)

Also, do you have any input on my supplementation of vitamins? Perhaps the dosage of a/d?

Again, thanks a lot. It really means a lot

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Thanks a lot for the response! I understand that it's my age for the most part, but I wish to limit it, it's all about getting better.

And no, I supplement with no pre or post workout shakes, nor do I consume whey. The vegetables I eat for the majority are broccoli, carrots, and I choke down some of the extras that are there. I will be starting to eat lots of spinach also, or I'll make myself do it, and anything else that you may recommend? The only thing that I drink is water, I do not eat sweets, and stay away from thenmajority of things processed (very small amounts of dark chocolate perhaps once a week)

Also, do you have any input on my supplementation of vitamins? Perhaps the dosage of a/d?

Again, thanks a lot. It really means a lot

If you don't like greens, make smoothies in a blender with them. It is claimed that you get much more nutrition from them that way anyhow. Take at least 2,000 IU of D. Are you actually taking vitamin A or beta carotene?


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'll be hitting 2-5k I think, and it's vitamin A.

I think I will, any reccomendations? I'd plan on just throwing in carrots, broccoli, blueberries, small amount of banana, spinach, with almond milk or just water. I'd down it, wouldn't mind the taste. Sound beneficial?..

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I'll be hitting 2-5k I think, and it's vitamin A.

I think I will, any reccomendations? I'd plan on just throwing in carrots, broccoli, blueberries, small amount of banana, spinach, with almond milk or just water. I'd down it, wouldn't mind the taste. Sound beneficial?..

Sure.


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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Hah. So I just came accross this very old Healthboards post by Sweetjade. Some of the research in the clinical studies thread posted here by Dotty should have been attributed to Sweetjade.

http://www.healthboards.com/boards/acne/216976-why-we-get-acne-interested.html#post1272353


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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True holistic view to acne is the most important. I got it under control only when I put down my triggers, scientific articles I had and feeling what really caused me acne....and started following it all religiously.

Some hints: diet, sun, filtered water, inflammation control.

Gluten causes deficiency in selenium, magnesium, vitamin A, protein, vitamin D, iodine.

It tool 12 years to get full picture.

But now at least I know I can offer some advice. Proper advice. It took me 1 month and a half to write it all this down..but I am happy I did!

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So how should I begin to explore what are the causes for my acne? I know masturbation and weight lifting increases my acne but there're other causes as well because stopping those activities doesn't make my acne go away completely.

I'm supplementing with vitamins C, D, E and take zinc, calcium and omega 3. I don't know if these help though.

My diet consist mainly of green peas and meat now. I drink orange juice or water.

Epiduo, which I've used. doesn't help much.

alternativista, any tips? Thanks!

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Bump. Nobody can't help? Is there any way I could try to improve my acne holistically without trying all the possible methods that could work?

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So how should I begin to explore what are the causes for my acne? I know masturbation and weight lifting increases my acne but there're other causes as well because stopping those activities doesn't make my acne go away completely.

I'm supplementing with vitamins C, D, E and take zinc, calcium and omega 3. I don't know if these help though.

My diet consist mainly of green peas and meat now. I drink orange juice or water.

Epiduo, which I've used. doesn't help much.

alternativista, any tips? Thanks!

That is a very good question! It seems like hormones is ONE cause of your acne. There can be others, and most likely there are. Regarding your hormonal balance, I've heard that a good diet is not enough if you have a problem of this kind so supplementing/medication is necessary. Your vitamins are good. They all can help with acne but when you masturbate/lift weights your testosterone increases which causes acne. Those vitamins won't counter that. So you need something that does. NOW, THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT: SPIRONOLACTONE IS THE SINGLE BEST REMEDY FOR HORMONAL ACNE SO YOU SHOULD TRY IT! See the good reviews here: http://www.acne.org/spironolactone-reviews/305/page1.html .

Also, women don't get acne if they masturbate. Why? Because men and women are different. What is the biggest difference then, you ask. Remember that the cause is hormonal so you must think what's the biggest hormonal difference! YES! It is that women have estrogen while men have testosterone. So, you need to INCREASE your ESTROGEN levels while DECREASEing your TESTOSTERONE levels! There is actually a medication that can do just that! Ask your doctor.

EDIT: I just looked up for the second treatment I described. It's called hormone replacement therapy or HRT but I read it has some unwanted effects so it's probably good not to take the full dosage.

I hope this helps.

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