Leo's Last solution
Posted 11 August 2004 - 11:14 AM
Posted 11 August 2004 - 11:56 AM
Especially if it has cliches like 'Your Last Solution' and/or 'Ultimate Cure' in it.
Posted 11 August 2004 - 12:01 PM
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Recently I found a combination of topicals that have been really effective for me. My oily skin is both a blessing and a curse, curse: acne, blessing: it seems to make me practically invulnerable to dryness/irritation. My current regimen involves salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and alpha hydroxy acid; I can only suggest this regimen for those with fairly tough skin. I have never been so clear (I am 23). Anyway, I don't want to go into too many details about it here since this is the diet section of the boards, I intend to post details of my regimen soon in the "My regimen" area; let me know if you are interested. In my experience over the last few years I have found that topicals are the only thing that really work, that and some prescriptions. All of that diet stuff, doesn't seem to do a thing.
Posted 11 August 2004 - 06:18 PM
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Posted 12 August 2004 - 11:22 AM
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Posted 12 August 2004 - 12:58 PM
He cut me off and said, "Ohhhhh Leo's diet, you fell for that bullshit too? Heck, he's got it all wrong, what you need is camel's milk." He still pressed charges and now I am posting this message from the State Penetentary, and yes the stress has caused breakouts.
Posted 12 August 2004 - 03:07 PM
He he anyway, no you don't get an actual book, all you get is this over 200page E book. I still heaven't read through it all, but I went back to it a couple of months ago and read more of it and realized that I could have saved myself several hours of research had I just finised reading his book. The stuff he has would take you several hundred hours to obtain, confirm,etc. So I understand why he charges, but I don't believe it should be THAT much.
If he hasn't mentioned androgens & diet, then his updated website gave me that false impression. Although he did mention androgens to some extent when he mentioned Beta-Sitosterol (thanks leo). Does he talk about the role insulin plays?
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On a side note I went to their forums again and there are ppl on is treatment plan and they said it's been a year since they started with llittle success, but remain optimistic for the results they are looking for. Seems odd to me, but hey to each their own.
Posted 12 August 2004 - 04:39 PM
Thanks it's interesting that he still hasn't connected the fact that insulin production boosts androgen production. His diet isn't the main focus, is it? He mainly pushes for detoxing & cleansing and mentions how you should go about eating certain food for proper metabolism, right?
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Posted 13 August 2004 - 01:40 PM
|Well, I think he definetly pushes for the cleansing processes, but at the same time the main thing I get from his babbling is supplementation and EFA's. I mean I agree supplementing EFA's can only help your body, but they only do so much.|
Indeed I am of the same mind. Similar to what Denise says, if there is something very wrong with your liver, supplements will only take you so far before they cease to work, if they effective at all.
I bought Leos book to see what he had to say about diet and supplements and at the time, I was already taking Avandia and Spironolactone and I still wasn't clear. After I read most of his book, I was thinking I would have to spend about $300 a month just so I could take 30 - 40 pills to get me clear. I couldn't afford that, so 2 summers ago, I took the plunge...
|As for diet, I dont think he stresses it as a big factor for acne, which I agree with, but however if you were to go by his suggestions you can't eat very much. What do you think about insulin and how it is affected by food? Do you think there is a link between what we eat and insulin? I mean I have heard all the refined sugars, carbs, and all that hooplah. I am interested in what your views are on insulin production.|
Hmm...from what I recall, he suggests that you stay away from all dairy, trans fats, and added sugar. Heâ€™s of the same belief of Sadcaroline and many others about not drinking while eating. Otherwise he lets you eat anything else, according to itâ€™s natural season, as long as it has been sprouted or fermented (& is organic) right?
Perhaps he has updated it since then. Does his version of the Hypoglycemic Index only discuss its production of fats? What food categories does he tell you not to eat now?
I agree with the majority of what his book says, but thereâ€™s some areas that arenâ€™t thorough enough and hopefully heâ€™s improved in that respect. As for what I think about Insulin and itâ€™s role, well some people here may think that Iâ€™m the â€œposter childâ€? for the Insulin-Androgen-Acne connection. http://www.acne.org/...showtopic=26936
|Also on a side note how is your complextion? You seem to be quite knowledgable. I'd like to hear what you have to say about all this.|
My complexion is currently 99% clear, less oil, and the smallest pores Iâ€™ve ever known. I know what I need to avoid or eat more of, but itâ€™s not always feasible. As such, Iâ€™m looking into other supplements to see if itâ€™s possible that I can kick this last 1% that way. In the mean time, I am still working on making my diet healthier, but I also believe that for some people symptoms can be so stubborn that they may need Detox/Cleansings/Flushes, Supplements, and/or possibly even a Prescription to help overcome ALL of their symptoms. Although, Iâ€™ve met and worked with many people on these boards that have eliminated similar, or more foods than I, and achieved 100% clear skin; so I donâ€™t doubt that it is possible through diet alone.
Bye for now ;-)