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DO NOT drink COKE or ANY FIZZY drinks!!!!!!

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The silence...is deafening.   I don't expect him to post again here...his credibility is gone.

I'm certain he's just "researching".


before you judge me take a look at you

can't you find something better to do

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arrogance and ignorance go hand in hand

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The silence...is deafening.   I don't expect him to post again here...his credibility is gone.

I'm certain he's just "researching".


before you judge me take a look at you

can't you find something better to do

point the finger, slow to understand

arrogance and ignorance go hand in hand

- Metallica, "holier than thou"


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wow! I really can't say that I know too much about all that scientific stuff, but I will add my own experience.

a few years ago I lived off of soda, got it for free at work, drank it all day, never drank any water. I felt tired all the time, acne was at it's worst, had diarhea, etc, etc. so I tried to change something. I went for week replacing my soda intake with water, and I felt more awake and did see improvement in my complexion. that tailed off after about a month. Now I drink 3-4 bottles of water a day and no more than 2 sodas - yes I still drink soda, it's not the devil, but I beleive all things in moderation, you shouldn't live off it like I use to. my skin has really cleared up lately but I think that's due to multivitamins and bp gel. I beleive water is good for you whether you are fighting acne or not.

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Wow...you guys know how to have some "fun". Anyway, all I know that I happen to breakout from even decaffeinated soda & "natural" soda, so I'm sure that sugar also plays a lovely role here too.

Why does soda pop cause weight gain?

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  A  (100%, 5 ratings) submitted by Santaanacanyon (A, 94%, 148 ratings), Jul 23, 03

Largely because of the high sugar content. Soda pop is usually served at fast food restaurants that serve high fat foods.

When you drink your soda, the sugar activates the pancreas. The pancreas produces insulin, an enzyme needed for digestion, but insulin also makes the body store fat.

So, as your pancreas is going overboard from your soda, here comes the fatty fries and hamburger. Your body thinks it has to store that fat instead of burn it, because your body has more insulin than it needs for that meal.

When at fast food "joints", try drinking some other beverage like lightly sweetened ice tea instead of soda pop.

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Andersen777: I lost 20 lbs by exercising only a bit more & nixing soda completely. Soda bad!

B (100%, 2 ratings) submitted by Kim Siever (A++, 98%, 790 ratings), Jan 20, 04

All carbohydrates (sugar and starch) eventually gets broken down into glucose by the digestive system. The glucose is then used as a source of fuel for metabolic and cellular processes. Any glucose that is not burned is stored as fat for later use.

So, if you have a high carbohydrate diet, but have limited physical activity, you will likely gain weight. Pop will not cause weight gain if your calorie consumption is high enough to burn the glucose that is produced from the pop.

http://www.answerbag.com/q_view.php/347


These are not steps, but stages some people progress through when going from conventional to holistic medicine. Stage 2 is how I became 99%+ Clear, eliminated my dysmennorhea, significantly reduced my sebum & pore size, etc & is my predominant method.

Stage 1 (Treatment):

* (Daily) Isocare Skin Control Cleanser, Dream Products Customized Natural Face Lotion & Coppertone Sport Spray Sunscreen (mixed)

* (Sporadically) spot treat w/ anti-inflammatory (neosporin, hydrocortisone, salicylic acid) or a skin lightener (post-inflammatory pigmentation) to treat stubborn cystic/nodular acne that appears due to unknowingly or knowingly ingesting a food/ingredient that breaks me out (I do my best to avoid these foods). If you cover treated area w/ a bandaid, it makes product more effective.

Stage 2 (Prevention): "cheapest" method ~ Since Aug. 2002

* Follow a Gluten-Free, Trans-Fat Free, Dairy-Free and No Added Sugar diet for my Insulin Resistance/Hyperandrogenism (Silent Chronic Inflammatory Syndrome)

* Avoid ALL types of nuts and the Genus Prunus (almonds, plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, cherries), Bananas, Pineapples, Cottonseed oil, Artificial Sweetners.

Stage 3 (Correction):

* Strengthen/Repair GI - Immune health

Research:

* Developing functional foods for those with acne & other special needs (assuming there's a defficiency).

* Developing good & "safe" formulas for various hormonal issues for women. Correction stage may resolve this for some.


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Am J Clin Nutr. 2002 Nov;76(5):911-22.  Related Articles, Links 

Comment in:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.f...t_uids=14522742

 

Fructose, weight gain, and the insulin resistance syndrome.

Elliott SS, Keim NL, Stern JS, Teff K, Havel PJ.

Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis 95616, USA.

This review explores whether fructose consumption might be a contributing factor to the development of obesity and the accompanying metabolic abnormalities observed in the insulin resistance syndrome. The per capita disappearance data for fructose from the combined consumption of sucrose and high-fructose corn syrup have increased by 26%, from 64 g/d in 1970 to 81 g/d in 1997. Both plasma insulin and leptin act in the central nervous system in the long-term regulation of energy homeostasis. Because fructose does not stimulate insulin secretion from pancreatic beta cells, the consumption of foods and beverages containing fructose produces smaller postprandial insulin excursions than does consumption of glucose-containing carbohydrate. Because leptin production is regulated by insulin responses to meals, fructose consumption also reduces circulating leptin concentrations. The combined effects of lowered circulating leptin and insulin in individuals who consume diets that are high in dietary fructose could therefore increase the likelihood of weight gain and its associated metabolic sequelae.  In addition, fructose, compared with glucose, is preferentially metabolized to lipid in the liver.

Fructose consumption induces insulin resistance, impaired glucose tolerance, hyperinsulinemia, hypertriacylglycerolemia, and hypertension in animal models. The data in humans are less clear. Although there are existing data on the metabolic and endocrine effects of dietary fructose that suggest that increased consumption of fructose may be detrimental in terms of body weight and adiposity and the metabolic indexes associated with the insulin resistance syndrome, much more research is needed to fully understand the metabolic effect of dietary fructose in humans.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.f...t_uids=12399260


These are not steps, but stages some people progress through when going from conventional to holistic medicine. Stage 2 is how I became 99%+ Clear, eliminated my dysmennorhea, significantly reduced my sebum & pore size, etc & is my predominant method.

Stage 1 (Treatment):

* (Daily) Isocare Skin Control Cleanser, Dream Products Customized Natural Face Lotion & Coppertone Sport Spray Sunscreen (mixed)

* (Sporadically) spot treat w/ anti-inflammatory (neosporin, hydrocortisone, salicylic acid) or a skin lightener (post-inflammatory pigmentation) to treat stubborn cystic/nodular acne that appears due to unknowingly or knowingly ingesting a food/ingredient that breaks me out (I do my best to avoid these foods). If you cover treated area w/ a bandaid, it makes product more effective.

Stage 2 (Prevention): "cheapest" method ~ Since Aug. 2002

* Follow a Gluten-Free, Trans-Fat Free, Dairy-Free and No Added Sugar diet for my Insulin Resistance/Hyperandrogenism (Silent Chronic Inflammatory Syndrome)

* Avoid ALL types of nuts and the Genus Prunus (almonds, plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, cherries), Bananas, Pineapples, Cottonseed oil, Artificial Sweetners.

Stage 3 (Correction):

* Strengthen/Repair GI - Immune health

Research:

* Developing functional foods for those with acne & other special needs (assuming there's a defficiency).

* Developing good & "safe" formulas for various hormonal issues for women. Correction stage may resolve this for some.


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I hate coke and "fizzy drinks" I have stopped drinking them when I was 14 im now 18. I still get very tired even though I eat a high protein diet with TRUCK LOADS of water. I also lift weights and run but yet all this healthy shit and I get very tired maybe I need a break from work bb_eusa_think.gifbb_eusa_doh.gif

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The average 12-ounce (360 mL) can of soda pop contains about 40 grams of refined sugars. That's equivalent to 10 teaspoons sugar. Would you dissolve 10 teaspoons of sugar in a glass of water and drink it? If you do, you're asking for trouble.

A healthy fizzy drink is seltzer with lemon juice. I usually enjoy one about an hour after a meal. The citric acid in the lemon juice has an alkalizing effect (paradoxically) on blood pH, and the bicarbonate ions aid digestion in the duodenum.

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since i stopped drinking pop and eating candy + chocolate and anythying else really high in sugar content, I have not gotten 1 major zit yet like i used to (its been about 2 weeks). How about that ?


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I registered primarily so I could respond to this, because I speak from experience. My favorite drink is Pepsi (surprisingly hard to come by when your university campus is Coke's bitch, but still).

More than anything else, the negative effects of Pepsi I've experienced come from the caffeine. Caffeine is a diruetic, which means it pulls water out of your system. It's dehydrating. Your body NEEDS water to function properly and skin cells need water to stay smooth. Otherwise, your skin dries up, flakes off, and your sebaceous glands pump out more oil to compensate for the lost protective layer. Hence, more clogged pores and more acne.

There's also the sleep factor -- skin repairs itself at night, so it can't properly take care of itself if you're not sleeping (i.e. revved up and awake from the caffeine).

I say this with experience, because every time I eschew water for caffeinated drinks my skin goes to hell. About two weeks after switching back to water, my skin's clearer and calmer. It does require consistency, however, for it to work.

Advice for staying awake? Drink water -- a big cause of afternoon fatigue is dehydration. Or eat an apple -- studies have shown they are more effective than Coke/Pepsi/etc at keeping you bright-eyed.

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it does seem from what lots of people are saying that there are all different types of things we are all breaking out from,dairy,gluten,soda,ext ext.

it seems like if we eat a diet as close to nature as it intended ,no sugar,no fat,no ready meals ext,we may see improvment ,BUR=T HOW HARD IS THAT!!!!! well hard i tried it for like a day and i missed choclate,cheese!!! amn it was well hard


living in uk

currently- olay senstive wipes

2.5% panoxyl gel

olay sp15 senstive

(mild persistant acne for last 12 Years

2014-currently doing not very much as no 2.5% bp!

regimnen-going well 1 yr on

duac 2nd time-skin must of got used too this due to antibiotic,as this stuff was great!

dermalogica

duac gel-clear for 6 months

1X roaccutane again

came of pill

food elimination-diet is not a factor in my acne

1x roaccutane again-doctor felt not a long enough dose before

2x retin a

1x roaccutane

1x DKR-gave up after a week-severe redness

chinese meds

regimen-stopped due to severe redness


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Well...I drink 2 Diet Cokes a day and live a charmed life. So I dunno about your theories.

I'm just sayin', is all... bb_eusa_whistle.gif

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HMM I wonder what happened to blahblahblah. bb_neutral.gif


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HMM I wonder what happened to blahblahblah. bb_neutral.gif

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i can eat dairy all i want and it doesnt break me out... other people say it does for them

I cant eat sugar cause it breaks me out, but it doesnt break other people out

its difrent depending on your body chemistry i guess


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A main component of milk is lactose, a sugar. Food for thought. Cheese is basically whole milk (fat and protein), with most of the lactose removed.

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i PERSONALY think fat is not natural-good fats ie seeds nuts ext are,bas fats are not natural,milk,cheese ext,and sugar fructose from fruit is natural but white sugar you put in teaa ext is not the body does not need this.

this is just my opinion of course.

sugar makes me break out-artifical sugar that is and fixxy drinks-aspartame.

dairy does to,i find most people's bodies react to mi8lk one way or another,and although i do sometimes have it it doesnt agreee with me at all,after all it was designed for a calf,just a thought not trying any aniamal rights thing here!


living in uk

currently- olay senstive wipes

2.5% panoxyl gel

olay sp15 senstive

(mild persistant acne for last 12 Years

2014-currently doing not very much as no 2.5% bp!

regimnen-going well 1 yr on

duac 2nd time-skin must of got used too this due to antibiotic,as this stuff was great!

dermalogica

duac gel-clear for 6 months

1X roaccutane again

came of pill

food elimination-diet is not a factor in my acne

1x roaccutane again-doctor felt not a long enough dose before

2x retin a

1x roaccutane

1x DKR-gave up after a week-severe redness

chinese meds

regimen-stopped due to severe redness


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Hi everyone. I read about half of the posts in this thread. I just want to pass on what I've learned based on my experience. I started lowcarbing a year ago. Being Asian, before the lowcarbing endeavor, I ate A LOT of white rice, which is very high glycemic. My face broke out a lot. I couldn't figure out why. I thought it was due to the fact I was eating spicy food (I love spicy food). At any rate, so when I switched to a diet of food that doesn't cause an insulin spike (mainly stick to natural wholesome food like veggies, fruits, and meat) to help me shed a few pounds, I noticed my skin started getting loads better. I also joined a support forum for lowcarb and saw that other people have noticed that that their skin was clearing up too. Lately, I've begun to eat more processed food, and as a result, I'm not surprised to see my skin breaking out like crazy.

So based on my experience and what I've seen, it appears that sugar and processed food plays a huge role in spiking insulin and causing acne. Stick to natural food that doesn't have a lot of sugar!!

And if you'd like to read more about the role of insulin, I would highly suggest Dr. Schwarzbein's The Schwarzbein's Principle (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/customer-reviews/1558746803/ref=cm_cr_dp_2_1/102-5720453-3412118?%5Fencoding=UTF8&customer-reviews.sort%5Fby=-SubmissionDate&n=283155). She explains very well how/why processed food/sugar is so bad for our bodies.

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