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What Are Your Intolerances?

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'vegetable spread' or 'canola oil'

Not sure if I'm intolerant to those, but I am grossed out by them! Srsly... even when I was a kid margarine scared me. Plus I'm always trying to share recipes with people and I'm like "Lard, lots and lots of butter and lard and cream." That's all my recipes : ) Then their response is usually "Aww you skinny little thing you can get away with it now, but you should switch to a healthy oil, like soybean!" Barrrf.

Nuts aren't necessarily bad, they just don't sit well with me if I have too much/too often. Although with the exception of macas, most nuts are very high in omega 6 or just have a bad 3-6 ratio, plus they also contain high levels of phytates if not properly soaked. Mark Sisson did a great post about them (and a great one on oils too).

p.s. your soup sounds yummy and we should swap pizza crust recipes biggrin.png

Forgot to ask, where do you get goat butter?

I get it from a co-op a couple blocks away, a company called meyenberg makes it. I'm trying to go dairy free altogether for the time being but kefir/goat products I'll always readily introduce as needed.


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If you treat your self/symptom with a lot more compassion, you'll find your skin heals much faster when it's not constantly in store for a thrashin'. Rather than blasting the sound of what you're currently treating your face with, the case may be you just need to change the station and re-evaluate you and your skin's relationship . It's easier than you think to relate with, because much like mainstream radio emotions always make for underrated yet relevant statements.

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Yeah cultured dairy is good stuff. I need to try some goat butter.


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* Changing my diet and lifestyle is the best thing I've ever done.. for my skin and myself * Real food pwnd my acne.


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Gluten and artichokes


After suffering with acne since age 11, finally found my triggers 11 years later.

Clear for almost 1 year & in control of my acne, although due to some hyperpigmentation, I believed I was still breaking out. In fact, I thought I had just cleared up a few months ago, but after realizing my "breakouts" were simply scarring I also realized I was technically clear for much longer than I thought. Rare breakouts only whenever I get lazy with my diet.

The Cure for Acne:

-Avoid the Acne Trifecta: Soy, Gluten, and Dairy like the plague.

-Eat a Low-GI diet and avoid Sugar.

-Eat lots of protein and healthy fats (ANTIBIOTIC FREE/NO HORMONES ADDED/FREE RANGE/HUMANELY SLAUGHTERED)

-Get lots of green vegetables and sunshine.

-Supplement whenever possible. Due to how much we've ruined food in the past 60 years, the amount of nutrients found in food nowadays is lower than it was decades ago.

-Exercise, get sunshine, and avoid stressful situations.

-Don't fear food. Go out & eat. It's not good for the skin, but it's good for the soul.


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Sooo...I was tested for allergies earlier today via a technique called Muscle Testing, or Applied Kinesiology. Basically my arm got a strap around it while I was lying down and digitally synthesized versions of various allergens were sent through my skin while a practitioner tried to lift my left arm and I tried to resist by keeping it firmly atop the table in a "karate chop" position (when I asked the practitioner about the strap she said she couldn't explain it to me and that the company which had made the technology wouldn't release information about it because their patent was pending....great). Then I was "treated" for an array of sugars which were a reaction for me. Sitting upright facing out a window, the strap still in place on my right arm, this chick put some massage tool that made knocking motions up and down my spine as I was instructed to breathe in and out. When I was sent home with my results on a piece of paper, many foods that had been listed on the website were missing (nightshades, citrus fruit, nuts, a lot of ones I had expected to be tested for). I'm wondering if it was because at one point I was asked if there was anything specific I'd like to be tested for ("this database seriously has every food"). Thinking I had already been tested for every single food listed on the website I offered "lamb (which was silly of me as it's hypoallergenic), fish, and seafood" all of which I didn't show a reaction to (i.e. was able to keep my arm firmly against the table I was lying). Anyway, despite this unconventional process which Quackwatch isn't too keen on (looked it up just now) and I probably won't be making any follow-up appointments with (having felt like I was denied full information), here are my results (there's no spectrum or scale, just whether or not there was a reaction with each one).

plus=reaction

minus=no reaction

FOODS

+Food Phenolics

+Eggs

+Chicken/Turkey

-Protein

-Meat

+Calcium

+Milk/Dairy

-Vitamin C

-B-Complex

-Vitamin A

+Iron

+Minerals

+Sugars (treated)

+Wheat/Gluten

+Corn

-Yeast

+Caffeine

+Coffee

+Chocolate

+Soy

-Glutamates/MSG

+Amines

-Salicylates

-Artifical Preservatives

-Artificial Colors

-Artificial Flavors

AIRBORNES

+Pollens

+Trees

-Grasses

-Weeds

-Flowers

-Plants

+Plant Phenolics

+Molds

+Fungus

+Dust

+Dust Mites

+Dogs

+Cats

I sent them an email about feeling like I wasn't given all the information the website advertised and it was an interesting experience and all...I'm just pretty confused. I'm not going to be tripping over myself in the direction of MSG just because I didn't "react" to it...I'm glad I didn't pay for this myself. If I were ever to do something like this again, I'd do a little more research about the most effective method of testing (blood tests even have a 25% margin for error...).

Bleh.


Instead of looking for the right person, become the right person.

If you treat your self/symptom with a lot more compassion, you'll find your skin heals much faster when it's not constantly in store for a thrashin'. Rather than blasting the sound of what you're currently treating your face with, the case may be you just need to change the station and re-evaluate you and your skin's relationship . It's easier than you think to relate with, because much like mainstream radio emotions always make for underrated yet relevant statements.

My website is in progress and will probably benefit you in some way.


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Interesting results. But a reaction to calcium??? Uh..... I get the milk/dairy part, but calcium?


Current Skin-Care Regimen (A work in progress):

Morning:

Gentle wash with DKR cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil (The lotion alone wasn't hydrating enough)

Skin 79 Korean BB Cream (excellent stuff)

Evening:

Gentle Wash with DKR Cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil


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Interesting results. But a reaction to calcium??? Uh..... I get the milk/dairy part, but calcium?

I was confused about "minerals" and the practitioner explained how many breakfast cereals are fortified with minerals, etc. I used to eat a lot of that kind of thing so it makes sense, in a way. I don't think eating say, broccoli (excellent source of calcium) will cause any kind of reaction.


Instead of looking for the right person, become the right person.

If you treat your self/symptom with a lot more compassion, you'll find your skin heals much faster when it's not constantly in store for a thrashin'. Rather than blasting the sound of what you're currently treating your face with, the case may be you just need to change the station and re-evaluate you and your skin's relationship . It's easier than you think to relate with, because much like mainstream radio emotions always make for underrated yet relevant statements.

My website is in progress and will probably benefit you in some way.


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I hope to be getting a blood test soonsies!

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I cant say what im specific intolerant to, im gonna make some experiments after i get clear, well suspect from some foods specifically

Bananas!! burger king,soy,rum, religion fanatics who believe the bible is real and racism

- it was very hard to replace gluten since i used to go to the gym and i dont want to lose all the muscle i had gained,

basically sweet potatoes, avocado, some brown rice even though its a grain, much more fruits and a multivitaminic (dairy, gluten free)


My log might be helpful for you,check it out!! tongue.pnghttp://www.acne.org/...stic-pics-incl/

-I controlled my acne after cutting off whey protein, after 4 months it came back.

-Then i tried an strict paleo diet, it worked. But the ocassional few pimples didnt let my PIH fade

-I wasnt happy with my routine, coudnt drink with my friends, eat different food and the worst: i was loosing confidence

-When my PIH was fading, i broke out, because i tried vitamin C to end with the ocassional pimples, which might cause stomach irritation=break out

- I wasnt happy because of my diet, just broke out, and i started accutane asap.

- Currently, im taking accutane even thought my acne is mild, but with persistant PIH, just few weeks left, no more pimples anymore.

"If i had a wish, i woudnt ask for flawless skin, I'd ask for the maxium of confidence"

Poeple think they are going to be happy and confident if they get rid of their acne...well..they are totally wrong


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bump for old time's sake


Instead of looking for the right person, become the right person.

If you treat your self/symptom with a lot more compassion, you'll find your skin heals much faster when it's not constantly in store for a thrashin'. Rather than blasting the sound of what you're currently treating your face with, the case may be you just need to change the station and re-evaluate you and your skin's relationship . It's easier than you think to relate with, because much like mainstream radio emotions always make for underrated yet relevant statements.

My website is in progress and will probably benefit you in some way.


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My body rejects white rice, MSGs, coconut, and shrimp.

None of those things were ever a huge part of my diet, so I didn't really have to replace them. Although, I do love coconut shrimp :(

Oh! And soda! It doesn't make me breakout but it does make me feel like shit. I replaced that with matcha green tea, white tea, rooibos, POM Blueberry, apple juice and orange juice.

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1. List foods that your body doesn't manage well, acne 'trigger' foods, or any general indigestible that gives you some side-effect.

2. List foods you replace with the ones listed above.

1. Dairy (I'm lactose intolerant as well as it triggering acne), soy, citrus, gluten (stomach pain as well as acne), eggs, peanuts, refined sugars, high sodium, potentially corn, grains with little to no nutritional value.

2. Almond milk, less refined sugars (honey, raw sugars, organic agave), lots of fruits, vegetables, almond butter, weird chips (hemp & sesame baked chips), healthy gluten free alternatives to cereals, quinoa.

I just try to eat larger quantities of foods I enjoy that I consider to be "safe" foods. Mostly because my diet mainly consists of low calorie foods and I need to prevent any further weight loss. Since I've been eating this way for a few months and I started it off with a full 30 days of no bad foods at all I don't find it too hard to avoid anything I need to avoid. Also I drink mass quantities of a large variety of different teas.

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my regimen:

am

wash face+chest+back with UMF 16+ manuka honey

tone with chamomile lavender tea

pm

home made grey kaolin clay, manuka honey & tea tree oil mask for 30+ minutes

spot treat with 50/50 jojoba and tea tree oil

avoiding dairy, soy, high sodium, refined sugars, processed foods since September 2011. more recently peanuts, gluten and citrus as well.

I am 90-95% clear, and still improving.


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It's hard to know what I am truly intolerant to or allergic to. Some foods give me severe migraine, some give me acne and some give me both. I have a suspicion the acne and migraines are related to digestive issues. Most likely leaky gut or some kind of bad bacterial overgrowth.

For migraines: Vinegar, chocolate, coffee, tea of any kind decaf or not, magnesium supplements, zinc supplements, papaya, lemons, alcohol, msg, additives.

For acne: Whole wheat anything, alcohol, sugar, milk, butter, coffee, chocolate, chicken or fish oil gave me cysts, and at the moment strong probiotics gave me a massive breakout when I am normally clear. Not sure if it was a die off reaction or I was reacting to the fact they may have come into contact with milk. In any case I stopped those! I have yet to try yoghurt but cheese and eggs seem to be no problem so I don't think I am allergic to all dairy.

I really wish I could take an allergy test and find out if any other foods are causing a reaction in me. It's hard to tell because in order to get a migraine I might need to eat more than one of my offending foods on a given day depending on how my tolerance is. It is easier to see with acne what I am bothered by because normally I am clear. If I add something in and wake up the next day with a warning zit, I know not to eat that food. I'm still going through the process of finding out what I can and can't eat. It is tedious.


Love and accept yourself for exactly who you are right now.

25, female, moderate acne since age 12.

Accutane at least 6 times.
Intolerances: corn & wheat & alcohol.

100% clear, if I follow the diet.

"the absence of flaw within beauty, is itself a flaw."


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Intolerant to SUGAR, DAIRY(most likely,...), GLUTEN, and NIGHTSHADES. I react mildly to oranges so I don't eat them. But I do okay with lemons and limes. smile.png Certain beans (such as garbanzo and navy), and most tropical fruits. Oh and almonds. I'm okay with almond milk though.

I didn't really replace these things. I just readjusted, and changed my LIFESTYLE.

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I eat more eggs, meat, veggies, and fruit now.

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