This is really interesting because I had done a lot of research on the process that causes pimples, and the one missing piece I couldn't find was the enzyme that causes the skin to shed. The furthest I could get was finding that in acne, that enzyme that releases the dead skin cell isn't working properly, but they didn't know which enzyme it was at that time, and they didn't know why it wasn't working as it should. So this is great information.
This also addresses perhaps why the ViraStop has been working. Lectins are a protein, and ViraStop dissolves protein,
Yeah, I've read a few times that protease enzymes taken on an empty stomach
will go in to the blood stream to attack things like viruses, bacteria, and proteins that don't belong, like with virastop.
Different enzymes and what they breakdown:
One of the articles I linked to in my earlier posts named some enzymes and specific carbs that affect specific lectins such as Glucosamine for wheat lectin. I think plants tend to contain whatever is needed to break them down, but in seeds it's locked up until conditions are right for sprouting which means moisture which is why they need to be soaked or fermented and it has been the tradition to soak them until recently with our rapid rise yeasted breads and cooked without soaking canned beans. Not to mention the tendency to kill everything with heat so the enzymes are destroyed.
Be sure to see this thread on lectins in wheat which affect insulin and N-acetyl glucosamine:http://www.acne.org/...e...&hl=lectins
When I run out of my giant bottle of MSM, I plan to switch to an MSM/glucosamine. My skin has been clear of inflamed acne for a while, but I get keratosis pilaris, which has worsened since I first cleared my skin via diet. I guess my diet has become not strict enough. And starting last summer, my back hasn't been free of some kind small, non-inflamed acne and blackheads. I don't know what since I can't see it, but my skin isn't smooth.
Edited by alternativista, 13 July 2010 - 09:05 AM.
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!
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When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!