Posted 19 July 2011 - 10:14 AM
I never know what to believe when it comes to diet, whenever i look into it relating to spots i get mixed results, some people / sites saying that what you eat has nothing to do with production of spots and the other way round somewhere else.
Those people/sites are wrong. It is not possible for diet to not affect your acne. It's how you obtain the nutrients your body needs to function well. And crappy, empty calories, excess sugar/refined carbs and binge eating that spike blood, faux foods your body just has to get rid of, foods you have an intolerance for, etc. all cause bad things to happen. Things like screwing up hormones and increasing inflammation that lead to acne, and impairing your bodies ability to deal with stress, for example.
Sleep, circadian rhythm, and the right kind
of physical activity are also important to helping your body manage itself.
More info on all the above and more: http://www.acne.org/...e...html&st=120
The only thing you are doing well is drinking mostly water as opposed to sugary drinks and milk.
Edited by alternativista, 19 July 2011 - 05:21 PM.
Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.
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
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
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