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#101 clairebear6292

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 11:00 PM

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I've based literally my entire "supplement" regimen off this. Alternavista you're amazing! I owe you my happiness! 95% clear and getting better everyday I come back and read more of this! thanks again :wuv: I just want people to see this!

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 01:25 PM

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 06:08 PM

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 06:33 AM

Influence of cooking methods on antioxidant activity of vegetables:
http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/19397724

According to the method of analysis chosen, griddling, microwave cooking, and baking alternately produce the lowest losses, while pressure-cooking and boiling lead to the greatest losses; frying occupies an intermediate position. In short, water is not the cook's best friend when it comes to preparing vegetables.
Carrots and celery had increased antioxidants with all cooking methods:

But the most important thing is what makes you eat the most. Cooking only gives an average decrease of 14%. Besides that there are a few in there like bell pepper you should eat raw. The rest you can eat what you like most.

ps. I found this study by this video: http://www.youtube.c...k&feature=feedu Has a lot of interesting stuff. Like anti-oxidants with cooking, anti-oxidant levels in apples, the 2009 video had how much vegetables prevent cancer and so on biggrin.gif

pss. Also in the video is a part on antioxidants in teas. rooibos dandelion chamomile lemongrass and rosehip were highest (out of 14). But he didnt include the study...

Edited by joris, 05 March 2011 - 06:46 AM.


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Posted 06 March 2011 - 07:42 AM

You are without a doubt the most helpful poster on this site. I've always respected your views, but unfortunately I've never been able to maintain any advice you gave in the past. All that will change now, and I'm on my way to clear skin through your methods. Thank you so much!

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 09:27 AM

I'm thinking I need a section just on dairy or maybe for various especially problematic foods. Because there are so many ways dairy affects acne and so many variables due to the various animals it comes from, how they are fed, fermentation, isolated components, etc.

So, here's Why you should avoid/limit dairy. And everyone should try avoiding completely for at least a month. Then even if you don't notice any impact, dairy should not be a big part of your diet.

Discussion thread on the topic: http://www.acne.org/...al-t294804.html

There's the IGF-1 in diary that affects hyperkeratinization/hyperproliferation which is at the root of acne formation. Also affects the growth of cancers...

It contains 5alpha-P a precursor to DHT. See the study stunningly titled: Acne, dairy and cancer: The 5alpha-P link. http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/20046583

It's insulinemic, being high in the amino acids that directly stimulate insulin. Whey is high in these aminos.

Low fat dairy (and sweetened products) has a high glycemic impact.

It's very common to be allergic to the casein and other substances that will be in all dairy products regardless of processing. Dairy from goats, sheep, etc tend to be less problematic.

It's very common to be lactose intolerant. Lactose is reduced in yogurts, kefir, cheese...

There's the lectin content in dairy from grain fed animals. Lectins are anti-nutrients that cause various kinds/degrees of harm and may directly affect hyperkeratinization.

Omega 6 content in dairy from grain fed animals...

And some say calcium inhibits zinc absorption. I found conflicting info.

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Another thing that hasn't been discussed much:

Arachidonic Acid an essential PUFA which promotes inflammation via PGE2 (a pro-inflammatory prostaglandin).

If you are Insulin Resistant or Hyperinsulinemic (overproducing insulin) than your body may take Omega 6 acids and convert them into Arachidonic Acid.

http://www.acne.org/...p...st&p=665408

Or maybe a we need a section on all kinds of things that affect inflammation: Prostaglandins, ROS...

Edited by alternativista, 05 January 2012 - 02:38 PM.


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Posted 14 March 2011 - 01:06 PM

i feel like i need some type of award or degree after reading this stuff. and im still not even done yet!

alternavista, do you have some formal degree in nutrition or a medical field?

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 09:54 AM

QUOTE (alicecooper @ Mar 14 2011, 02:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
alternavista, do you have some formal degree in nutrition or a medical field?


No. I'm a technical writer and instructional designer. I know and can retain little about medicine. That's why I gather it and write it down.

Edited by alternativista, 03 May 2011 - 09:50 AM.


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Posted 05 April 2011 - 10:35 AM

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 01:12 PM

Great post.

I've been struggling with acne for about 8 years now. I'm a 21 year old female, and all the advice in regards to 'oh, you'll grow out of it', visits to over 10 different dermatologists, I'm beginning to realise it's stupid to treat the surface when quite clearly the source of the problem MUST be coming from within..

I've recently been diagnosed with PCOS, but the doc was surprised because I'm not overweight. I am 5'4 and 103lbs, so far from it, in fact. But nonetheless, I now understand why I probably have acne. I'm statring to attempt to compile some sort of diet and supplement plan to tackle this problem, as I do want children in the near future..and I am very fed up with my acne.

Also, have you looked into candida overgrowth? I have a strong suspicion I have this on top of PCOS, as the more research I seem to do, the more fitting it seems in regards to my symptoms.

Anyway, I am now on a path to healthier eating (though to be honest, I've always eaten relatively well as I love fresh veg/fruit) -- but I guess I need to focus on certain herbs/vitamin sources more than others to balance my hormones and prevent the candida from overgrowing.

Thanks again for the great thread!

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 09:06 AM

^ You should read SweetJade's posts as she has PCOS and is thin. And she controlled it with diet and lifestyle. Click on the link I mentioned in the first post to find many of her greatest threads.

I don't know about candida. Most conventional doctors say it's a myth. But they also say diet doesn't affect acne. And I don't know why candida can live and cause problems in your mouth, on your feet, under your nails and in your vagina, but it can't be system-wide infection?

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 11:14 AM

Thanks for the reply. I'll check out her posts. It is frustrating, because most books and treatment suggestions for PCOS start with "...lose some weight" but clearly for me that isn't the issue at all. eusa_think.gif

Oh, also, I have atopic dermatitis on top of all this! Had it since I was 4. It isn't severe, but I get red/itchy eyes and sometimes dry, red patches on my elbows. AGH! ACNE AAAND ECZEMA? Honestly. All of this makes me all the more certain that it must somehow be, even if loosely, related! Starting an anti-inflammation, mostly raw veg/some fruit diet as of next week, with some recommended herbs and teas. Will report on any progress!



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Posted 08 April 2011 - 03:58 PM

How much of a factor are antioxidants? Do you think they can improve acne greatly?

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 09:19 PM

QUOTE (joris @ Apr 8 2011, 10:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How much of a factor are antioxidants? Do you think they can improve acne greatly?



This might not mean much, but whenever I eat cacao nibs regularly my skin usually clears up quite a bit, and cacao nibs are really high in antioxidants

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 01:24 PM

Hey, I just spotted something I wrote (or pasted) here a long time ago. Under Hyperkeratinizatin/hyperproliferation I have:

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According to the Mayo Clinic, Keratin buildup might be linked to other conditions such as allergies, eczema, dermatitis, rhinitis, asthma and ichthyosis vulgaris.


Rhinitis? I have that too! Always stuffy nose. Making me feel miserable when it's humid, which around here is most of the time. I had been looking for a food intolerance or other allergy like to my pets as a cause. I need to look more into what helps hyperkeratinization. And maybe my diet does need to be more strict blood sugar/dairy/grain/seed/lectin-wise.

See, people. It pays to reread these old threads.

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 09:30 AM

QUOTE (alternativista @ Apr 15 2011, 08:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey, I just spotted something I wrote (or pasted) here a long time ago. Under Hyperkeratinizatin/hyperproliferation I have:

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According to the Mayo Clinic, Keratin buildup might be linked to other conditions such as allergies, eczema, dermatitis, rhinitis, asthma and ichthyosis vulgaris.


Rhinitis? I have that too! Always stuffy nose. Making me feel miserable when it's humid, which around here is most of the time. I had been looking for a food intolerance or other allergy like to my pets as a cause. I need to look more into what helps hyperkeratinization. And maybe my diet does need to be more strict blood sugar/dairy/grain/seed/lectin-wise.

See, people. It pays to reread these old threads.



Weird I have chronic rhinitis too, Ive been using a nasal steroid which has helped tremendously but I still dont know the underlying cause. I had a skin prick test done for common airbourne allergies and I found I wasnt allergic to anything airbourn. But when I asked for a food intolerance or food allergy test my doc said that rhinitis is rarely caused by food allergies

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 01:27 PM

Giving this thread a good bump.

alternativista, do you think eating excessive amounts of goitrogens can cause a person to have hypothyroidism? I've been eating a ton of broccoli, cauli and spinach everyday for years. And my dietary intake of iodine is rather on the low side (iodine free salt, no seafood, no dairy, no canned, but lots of meat).

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 11:14 AM

QUOTE (duckyy @ Apr 18 2011, 02:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Giving this thread a good bump.

alternativista, do you think eating excessive amounts of goitrogens can cause a person to have hypothyroidism? I've been eating a ton of broccoli, cauli and spinach everyday for years. And my dietary intake of iodine is rather on the low side (iodine free salt, no seafood, no dairy, no canned, but lots of meat).


I doubt they can cause it, but if you have an issue you may want to be careful about your consumption. Cook them, maybe take thyroid support supplements with iodine and the other nutrients needed to make thyroid hormones if you don't want to eat seafood.

The following are also goitrogenic, but I assume you are avoiding those:

chlorine in tap water, pools, splenda; Flouride, Bromide in soft drinks and commercially baked goods.

Edited by alternativista, 22 April 2011 - 11:21 AM.


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Posted 28 April 2011 - 02:36 PM

Bump. Less than 1,000 reads from 50,000. Glad it's being used.

Mercola article on the badness of high fructose corn syrup:
http://articles.merc...resistance.aspx

-in everything (processed that is, and avoiding processed foods and drinks right?)
-converted to fat much faster than glucose
-raises triglycerides
-induces insulin resistance
-almost always made from GMO Corn

Half of those are related and due to the way fructose is processed in the liver.


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Posted 02 May 2011 - 11:26 PM

you mentioned earlier to avoid Alpha lipoic acid, why is this?

lots of paleo people take 600mg ALA w/ 600-1200mg NAC

can this cause breakouts?

Thanks




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