Wrong again. I had extremely severe acne but I cleared my skin before I came to this board and I've never kept pictures of myself, especially not when covered in acne. I could maybe take pictures of my scars for you if you'd like. But I had dermabrasion done several years ago after I figured out with no help from my dermatologist that the worst of my acne, the cysts, were a reaction to citrus, so the scars aren't as deep as they would have been.
And I didn't come up with anything of this myself either. I've posted links to massive amounts of research that support what I say. Where is yours? I don't understand going into a thread packed with research and criticizing it while offering up nothing yourself. I've looked into the genes that affect acne and posted a great deal of information about them. Have you?
This thread is as well organized as possible in this forum and the bulk of what you need is in the first two pages. The rest is people thanking me and asking questions, occasional posts by me about new info that later gets incorporated into the first few organized pages, plus the occasional troll.
I've judged no one except trolls that post nonsense. I've gone to a great deal of effort to help people. But our entire society is following an inferior diet and lifestyle which is why it is such a sickly, drugged up society filled with people going bankrupt from medical bills and children developing diseases that shouldn't occur until old age. People with acne are no more sickly than clear skinned people. It's just that clear skinned people don't get the symptom of acne. I've clearly said that hundreds of times.
The fact that I am almost 50 is not a plus except perhaps in comparison to a 13 year old. People of all ages have acne. We have people here in their 60s. And as I already told you, my acne returns if my diet worsens. I haven't grown out of it. Yes, diet and lifestyle changes aren't going to make puberty suddenly come to a stop. But it could make it better. Anthropologists studying people with natural lifestyles and diets observed that they don't go through such extreme traumatic changes. Puberty should be a more gradual process. And it shouldn't begin at age 10 like is happening here and now.
And I don't need to be reminded that every one is different. That would be why I've post tons of information about issues that can affect acne that have absolutely nothing to do with me and my acne. But absolutely everyone's acne is affected by diet and lifestyle. It isn't possible for it not to. And that applies to just about every other health condition as well.
Here's a good article for you to read to correct your faulty understanding of genetics: http://discovermagaz.../2006/nov/cover
And unless your doctor is a recent grad from a school that acquired updated textbooks from this century, your doctor also likely as a faulty understanding of genetics and the impact of diet, lifestyle and other environmental factors.
And btw, this board is filled with people that went to dermatologists for years and took all kinds of their prescribed drugs, yet were not helped at all. I did it for about 15 years before giving up on them.
Edited by alternativista, 27 June 2014 - 12:15 PM.
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!