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ok thanks , im gonna try that tommorow.


I dont agree with what I posted in the nutrition section anymore. I just think its not worth it. People worrying about food and acne all day in order to improve their life somehow while they are actually just digging a bigger hole for themselfs. The only reason to eat right should be to feel a bit better. Because the chances you will be able to reduce your acne in such an amount that its worth the effort instead of just trying a new topical is astronomicly low.

Basically get a low effort topical like differin or something more harsh if that doesnt work and just start living the life you want to live!

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Seafood is one of the best foods in the world. You need to cook the fish until it is flaky but still firm. Cook Shrimp until it changes to a pinkish color and crab or lobster based on the size and cooking style. Follow the good recipe book. In general rule cook fish 10 minutes per inch thickness, turning it halfway through the cooking process. Avoid over cooking any seafood as it become tough and very bland.

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Seafood is one of the best foods in the world. You need to cook the fish until it is flaky but still firm. Cook Shrimp until it changes to a pinkish color and crab or lobster based on the size and cooking style. Follow the good recipe book. In general rule cook fish 10 minutes per inch thickness, turning it halfway through the cooking process. Avoid over cooking any seafood as it become tough and very bland.

Except that many shrimp/prawn, possibly most, are pink when raw so the pink tip won't help. Gulf white are the only that I know of that are grey until cooked. It's when they start to curl into a C, but before the curl all the way up at which point they are over cooked.


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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Buy veggies frozen and just pour some out of a bag whenever you need them all chopped and ready to go. Frozen veggies are cheap and often on sale.

Frozen is better than the 'fresh' produce at the typical supermarket because those foods are picked under ripe, stored and trucked all over the country possibly after being shipped from around the world. They claim frozen foods are picked at their peak of ripeness and frozen promptly.

Frozen is also handy because you can keep things on hand ready to cook whenever you have the time. You may also be able to get organic things much cheaper than fresh.

Of course, by fresh whatever you prefer fresh and can get eaten before it spoils. I personally, am only able to juggle so many perishable foods. I'm getting better at it though. And some things last longer than others of course. Like apples, sweet potatoes, usually hard things.

They have blends of frozen veggies chopped up and ready for soup, grilling/broiling, or the basis of recipes like the 'cajun trinity' of bell pepper, onion and celery or the 'French trinity' of onion, carrot and celery. I highly recommend keeping bags of frozen chopped greens on hand to add to soups, pasta sauce, cooked legumes, stir fry, curry, etc.

Get bags, not boxes, so it's easier to use just what you need. Plus it helps you tell if it's ever been defrosted and refrozen. Everything inside the bag should be loose.


08/20/13: Acne is gone!! Success thread here --->

--------------------

My Regimen: NO Dairy, Sugar, and *most* High GI/GL foods.

My Previous Regimen Here: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/288705-how-i-cleared-my-acne-after-26-years-try-it/ 
My FAQ's Are Written Here: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/gallery/image/46898-day-one-my-faqs/ 

My Experiences with Dan's Regimen Here:


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Buy veggies frozen and just pour some out of a bag whenever you need them all chopped and ready to go. Frozen veggies are cheap and often on sale.

Frozen is better than the 'fresh' produce at the typical supermarket because those foods are picked under ripe, stored and trucked all over the country possibly after being shipped from around the world. They claim frozen foods are picked at their peak of ripeness and frozen promptly.

Frozen is also handy because you can keep things on hand ready to cook whenever you have the time. You may also be able to get organic things much cheaper than fresh.

Of course, by fresh whatever you prefer fresh and can get eaten before it spoils. I personally, am only able to juggle so many perishable foods. I'm getting better at it though. And some things last longer than others of course. Like apples, sweet potatoes, usually hard things.

They have blends of frozen veggies chopped up and ready for soup, grilling/broiling, or the basis of recipes like the 'cajun trinity' of bell pepper, onion and celery or the 'French trinity' of onion, carrot and celery. I highly recommend keeping bags of frozen chopped greens on hand to add to soups, pasta sauce, cooked legumes, stir fry, curry, etc.

Get bags, not boxes, so it's easier to use just what you need. Plus it helps you tell if it's ever been defrosted and refrozen. Everything inside the bag should be loose.

Bagged frozen vegetables are better than fresh? That's actually a first for me! Do you mean things like corn, peas, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, carrots, etc... are all better for you than the freshly grown versions? What if you were able to get your hands on fresh produce all the time (because I live in between farmed land), should you substitute some of what you have for frozen vegetables instead? Is that better for people with acne or is this just a tip for those who live in rural areas or cities?

Also, if I were to get the frozen vegetables, would boiling them in a soup also be ok or would the nutrients be lost forever?... because that's what I do when I have frozen cauliflower and carrots. I put them in a pot of soup and have vegetable soup and broth with freshly cut celery and some overnight soaked/rinsed bagged beans/lectins.

I buy fresh beets, green leaf/red leaf lettuce, fruits, onions, and garlic every week or two weeks and it's not hard, expensive or time consuming to wash and eat them. Is doing this somehow not better (or the same) than consuming frozen vegetables?

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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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^ If I take away the night shades I think I'll give it a try. I understand they have color and flavor but they aggravate my psoriasis. I like fish plain and just the way it is. And I never ate rice before until now. I have a little brown rice every week, so a recipe with it sounds interesting.

But you DO grow your own spinach, right? What else do you grow? Mostly leafy vegetables?


08/20/13: Acne is gone!! Success thread here --->

--------------------

My Regimen: NO Dairy, Sugar, and *most* High GI/GL foods.

My Previous Regimen Here: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/288705-how-i-cleared-my-acne-after-26-years-try-it/ 
My FAQ's Are Written Here: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/gallery/image/46898-day-one-my-faqs/ 

My Experiences with Dan's Regimen Here:


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^ If I take away the night shades I think I'll give it a try. I understand they have color and flavor but they aggravate my psoriasis. I like fish plain and just the way it is. And I never ate rice before until now. I have a little brown rice every week, so a recipe with it sounds interesting.

But you DO grow your own spinach, right? What else do you grow? Mostly leafy vegetables?


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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^ If I take away the night shades I think I'll give it a try. I understand they have color and flavor but they aggravate my psoriasis. I like fish plain and just the way it is. And I never ate rice before until now. I have a little brown rice every week, so a recipe with it sounds interesting.

But you DO grow your own spinach, right? What else do you grow? Mostly leafy vegetables?

I didn't grow spinach, but kale, chard, and cabbage for the winter. And leeks, onions, strawberries and peas. I have mostly night shades plus cucumber and sweet potatoes for the summer, although I've been contemplating avoiding nightshades completely for a while. Bu those are the best summer crops here. Oh, and okra. I have a couple of okra plants, and when it gets too hot for tomatoes, ill start some dried beans that I've been given that will supposedly produce until frost in Nov/Dec.


08/20/13: Acne is gone!! Success thread here --->

--------------------

My Regimen: NO Dairy, Sugar, and *most* High GI/GL foods.

My Previous Regimen Here: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/288705-how-i-cleared-my-acne-after-26-years-try-it/ 
My FAQ's Are Written Here: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/gallery/image/46898-day-one-my-faqs/ 

My Experiences with Dan's Regimen Here:


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^ If I take away the night shades I think I'll give it a try. I understand they have color and flavor but they aggravate my psoriasis. I like fish plain and just the way it is. And I never ate rice before until now. I have a little brown rice every week, so a recipe with it sounds interesting.

But you DO grow your own spinach, right? What else do you grow? Mostly leafy vegetables?

I didn't grow spinach, but kale, chard, and cabbage for the winter. And leeks, onions, strawberries and peas. I have mostly night shades plus cucumber and sweet potatoes for the summer, although I've been contemplating avoiding nightshades completely for a while. Bu those are the best summer crops here. Oh, and okra. I have a couple of okra plants, and when it gets too hot for tomatoes, ill start some dried beans that I've been given that will supposedly produce until frost in Nov/Dec.

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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^ If I take away the night shades I think I'll give it a try. I understand they have color and flavor but they aggravate my psoriasis. I like fish plain and just the way it is. And I never ate rice before until now. I have a little brown rice every week, so a recipe with it sounds interesting.

But you DO grow your own spinach, right? What else do you grow? Mostly leafy vegetables?

I didn't grow spinach, but kale, chard, and cabbage for the winter. And leeks, onions, strawberries and peas. I have mostly night shades plus cucumber and sweet potatoes for the summer, although I've been contemplating avoiding nightshades completely for a while. Bu those are the best summer crops here. Oh, and okra. I have a couple of okra plants, and when it gets too hot for tomatoes, ill start some dried beans that I've been given that will supposedly produce until frost in Nov/Dec.
Safe to assume it's all organic too, right? smile.png

I don't think it's a good idea to avoid nightshades just because they're know to aggravate certain skin problems in some people such as myself, but everyone should be aware that they are still quite "new" to the human diet, introduced only a few thousand years ago I believe. Taking a break from any kind of food is actually beneficial, don't you think? After all, having fruit year round for example and not season round like our bodies have adapted to over hundreds of thousands of years may also play a role in our health and our skin. That's just a theory though.


08/20/13: Acne is gone!! Success thread here --->

--------------------

My Regimen: NO Dairy, Sugar, and *most* High GI/GL foods.

My Previous Regimen Here: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/288705-how-i-cleared-my-acne-after-26-years-try-it/ 
My FAQ's Are Written Here: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/gallery/image/46898-day-one-my-faqs/ 

My Experiences with Dan's Regimen Here:


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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/08/dining/shakshuka-a-rich-egg-dish-that-satisfies.html?_r=0

Shashluka, an Israeli baked egg dish that can be served at any meal. Add spinach or other green, as I always say.


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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Bump.

And see also the Food and recipe Index for links to more.


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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poha is a really simple dish for newbies.

its one of the dishes i made initially(i was then in school)

here's a recipe,see if u like it.

add carrots,peas and some sprouts(boiled) and beans. omit potato or lessen the amount.

my mum loves anything sweet.so for her at times i add a lil' jaggery but otherwise its just as good without any sugar/sweetener.

for salt,instead of normal salt,u can use black salt(indian kala namak)- low in sodium + many more benefits.

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-07-14/recipes/31386709_1_breakfast-peanuts-coriander-leaves

http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-breakfast-poha-47062

for those who doesn't know what poha is :http://www.tarladalal.com/glossary-beaten-rice-536i


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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Stir frying whatever you have in your fridge;

Tips: start the hard veggies first such as onions, carrot, add garlic a little later to reduce the chance of burning, peppers, cabbage... Add greens last, often after the heat is turned off. You only want them to wilt. But remember, you want things to stay crisp, so you aren't cooking anything for long. Try to chop everything first so all you have to do is add to the pan.

Also, i wouldn't bother with a wok. Woks are meant to work on stoves that put out much higher heat than your kitchen stove probably does. Just use a large flat bottom pan. If you use too small a pan, all the moisture in the veggies will make them steam. But that's good too.

Asian flavored sauces, from a blogger talking about using up all the veggies in the CSA share.

The sauce can be really simple: 2 parts soy sauce to 1 part rice vinegar, minced garlic and fresh ginger, some red pepper flakes.

You can change it up by adding some lime juice, green onions, or fish sauce instead of soy. Use a little sesame oil if you want a deeper flavor. If you like it sweeter, add orange juice or brown sugar. Make extra and thicken it up with a corn starch slurry if you want it to coat your noodles.

Or you can use a peanut-based sauce, especially if you’re trying to use up basil. Peanut butter and rice vinegar or lime juice, some fish or soy sauce, and a good dose of sriracha.


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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