Posted 15 July 2004 - 12:24 PM
For me, my face is almost clear (thanks to Dan's Regimen, salyclic acid, and dietary changes). I get about one small whitehead/inflamed comedone a week. However, the red marks tend to add up, I'd rather just see the last bit of this probelm go away.
My back, however, is another story. The acne has improved slightly after the diet changes, but no where near enough (this can probably be accreditted to inconsistant topical treatment). I'm going to be starting Botchla's Regimen on my back in hopes that I can make progress there as well. If my back was as clear as my face is, I wouldn't mind.
But yeah, the point of this post is to see if any of you are trying, have tried, or know anything about the vegan diet and its potential effect on acne problems. Any insight is welcome, but I'd rather not see anybody coming here spouting off about how "diet and acne are not related". After all, this is the Diet/Holistic Health portion of the board, and I have personally seen proof otherwise.
Posted 15 July 2004 - 12:41 PM
I also have a problem with high glycemic foods - they tend to make me tired and rundown, and cause my knees to throb.
Posted 15 July 2004 - 01:32 PM
Also, I don't know if you know this, but salmon and flaxseeds are supposed to be good for your skin.
I'm trying Perricone's diet now to see how that helps me, we'll see how that goes...
Posted 15 July 2004 - 01:36 PM
By the way, I haven't had a significant breakout (maybe one obvious one) in over five years, ever since I took accutane when I was vegetarian and especially since i stopped being vegetarian. All I get now are clogged pores and some acne scars that and I know I would hardly have any of those those if I had taken the accutane when I was not vegetarian and had never gone veggie.
Posted 15 July 2004 - 03:33 PM
Some people simply go vegan or vegetarian and improve, but others found that they had to also reduce their glycemic load. You can absolutely be a vegetarian and not consume soy protien, if that is a concern. You can also be a vegetarian and follow a low carb diet or even more strict, a gluten-free or "evil" lectin free type diet. You can acquire protein from vegetables, select gluten-free whole grains, and nuts and seeds.
If wieghtloss is a concern, remember that calories, fat, and carbohydrates all play a direct role in Insulin Resistance, Wieght gain,etc. So the more calories you consume, the more problems you may acquire, but most high calorie foods tend to be the "bad" ones. So if you want to gain weight, just eat more of the healthy fruits, veggies, & nuts.
Oh and that reminds me, some people can be intolerant to allergenic foods, that they normally aren't allergic to. So you may want to experiment with eliminating no only dairy, wheat, but also citrus fruits (some only had to eliminate these or all fruits), bananas, nightshades (peppers, tomatos, potatos), shellfish (maybe it's not the iodine), and various nuts, especially peanuts. I don't have problems with all of those, but that's just to give you an idea of all the posssibilites that are out there when it comes to dietary changes and acne and how following vegan diet w/o considering the above, may backfire on you.
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Posted 17 July 2004 - 11:38 PM
I WILL SAY THIS VERY CLEARLY>STOP EATING SOY OK>I DON"T CARE HOW MUCH YOU LOVE IT?NEED IT?ARE USED TO IT>I was like that too but damn straight even a glimmer of info on soy's bad side on the web made me STOP....
IF YOU WANT TO FEEL BETTER AND LOSE THE ACNE: TRY STOPPING SOY, IF NOT THEN ENJOY THE BREAKOUTS AND SCARS>YOU"VE BEEN WARNED...
Look, I KNOW I SOUND HARSH BUT I"M DOING IT FOR YOUR OWN GOOD AND FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, I WISH SOMEONE HAD TOLD ME THIS>I have blood tests to PROVE soy messed with my hormones/healing abilities so this is not just my "hunch" I've got PROOF.
ASK YOURSELF THIS>Do you love soy enough that you're willing to suffer with bad acne, scars, and risk your health for it???? I DON"T
FYI TEMPEH and MISO/fermented soy are reportedly safe
Posted 18 July 2004 - 02:09 AM
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Posted 19 July 2004 - 06:32 PM
Anway, I was really more critical of a vegan diet and eating too much soy, but okay this is the last time I'll mention it. just would hate to see people suffer needlessly
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Posted 21 July 2004 - 01:16 PM
I've always assumed the same was probably true of rice. Whenever I've eaten meals high in rice for 2 days in a row, I've gotten more rundown and depressed than usual. I later learned that jasmine rice (and many rice varieties) have extremely high glycemic indices (and high glycemic foods do cause fatigue in me). I figured that rice probably isn't a problem in the cultures where rice has been around for a very long time. I wonder if it's been around in the East for longer than bread has been around in western diets (since I have problems with bread as well).
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Posted 25 July 2004 - 09:42 AM
A complete protein is beans and rice. You need the rice to complete the protein.