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#1 JamesB

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 05:46 PM

Hi all

I've had acne for over 10 years now, and its started to get worse again,
am currently on minocycline and have just started trying the regimen.

I'm also thinknig about trying a diet change.

I've read through the boards a bit and people have mentioned the benefits of eating fish (fish oils etc)

If i was to greatly increase my fish intake, is that likely to produce good results?

Thanks

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 09:31 PM

Yes! Eat plenty of fish, especially salmon.

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Posted 11 June 2004 - 03:21 AM

QUOTE(JamesB @ Jun 10 2004, 05:33 PM)
Hi all

I've had acne for over 10 years now, and its started to get worse again,
am currently on minocycline and have just started trying the regimen.

I'm also thinknig about trying a diet change.

I've read through the boards a bit and people have mentioned the benefits of eating fish (fish oils etc)

If i was to greatly increase my fish intake, is that likely to produce good results?

Thanks

Encourage eating animals that swim or fly, avoid eating animals that live on land.

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Posted 11 June 2004 - 02:25 PM

and don't eat farmed fish.. make sure they are wild..

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Posted 11 June 2004 - 04:15 PM

QUOTE(Scotty_G @ Jun 10 2004, 09:18 PM)
Yes! Eat plenty of fish, especially salmon.

omega-3

yeeeeey :lol:

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Posted 11 June 2004 - 07:58 PM

Ha how about omega 6 and 9 as well... tisk tisk!

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Posted 12 June 2004 - 03:08 AM

QUOTE(Scotty_G @ Jun 11 2004, 07:45 PM)
Ha how about omega 6 and 9 as well... tisk tisk!

omega 9 won't affect acne.
omega 6 has a substance to get rid of acne but olso to improve acne.

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Posted 12 June 2004 - 05:43 AM

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omega 6 has a substance to get rid of acne but olso to improve acne.


:blink: Huh? What do you mean, Yakushi?
Omega-3's and omega-6's are both extremely beneficial for overall skin health, although in my experience neither will actively combat acne. It is a good idea, though, to increase your intake of oily fish as it has a good deal of other benefits besides being beneficial for your skin. However, I wouldn't recommend eating fish more than around 2-3 times per week, as all seafood contains relatively high amounts of iodine, which can (in some people) aggravate acne.
I agree with lowfreq - try and get wild-farmed, organic fish. Although this is likely to be more expensive it is definitely worth it - you are sparing our body a lot of unnecessary chemicals!

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Posted 12 June 2004 - 08:01 AM

Most fish will probably do more harm than good because it's full of toxins. It has to be wild and organic to actually be healthy.

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Posted 12 June 2004 - 08:32 AM

omega-6 can be converted into prostaglandine E1 and prostaglandine E2
PgE1 take care their will be no inflamation in the skin
PgE2 can improve inflaming in the skin

PgE2 is moastly found in... here we go again: dairy :hand:
try to search the web about suplements or food that have a high rate of PgE1.


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Posted 12 June 2004 - 04:43 PM

fish is good for you.

however, fish don't think so.

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Posted 13 June 2004 - 09:37 AM

Well my total EFA supplement has all 3 omegas in them and my skin has been fine.

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Posted 13 June 2004 - 09:44 AM

QUOTE(Scotty_G @ Jun 13 2004, 09:24 AM)
Well my total EFA supplement has all 3 omegas in them and my skin has been fine.

well good balance then wink.gif

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Posted 13 June 2004 - 09:02 PM

People get way too much Omega 6 iun their diet. The ratio of 3 6 9 should be 2:1:1 but it is more like 1:30:1. YOu don't need to suppliment with 6 or even 9, it's 3 that were lacking(unless the 6 is GLA). Most acne people cant convert the short chains into long chains so taking lots of plant based oils like flax may not help.

Therefore take fish oils which already have the long chains present in EPA nd DHA. Make sure it's the liquid form and keep it refrigerated(don't use udo's choice).

The root of acne is hormonal and in order to regulate hormones you need prostaglandins and guess what, the only thing that produces thes are EFA's.

However most fish oils are fragile and our body destroys them before they are utilized to take them with protectors like letchithin(SP?) granules and virgin coconut oil(not the crap you find at supermarkets which is loaded with dirty saturated fats. YOu can also take E vitamin and eat the oils with yogurt as it absorbs great with a sulphur rich protein.

Do this and I bet the vast magority of you will clear up. That and don't get your blood spiked all the time and make sure your skin has a slightly acidic mantle on it.

YOu can also take liver protectors to help such as milk thistle and burdock root.

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Posted 14 June 2004 - 03:26 PM

Gorton's Grilled Salmon Fillets are really good. They have regular and lemon butter versions. They're wild Alaskan and easy to fix. 15-20 minutes in the oven. If you cook them in the microwave, it stinks, but in the oven it smells like steak. Anyway, they're in the frozen section (yellow box) and a lot easier than buying and preparing fresh or pulling the skin off the canned version. Just thought I'd share my discovery...