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#121 overfl00d

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 11:54 AM

People who have had success with this regimen, I hope will post their success stories here! It gives people hope and inspiration. I get lots of private messages but would like some testimonies be posted here!

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 08:00 PM

Yes much evidence points acne to an internal disease. I'm 21, got fed up at 19 and put the hammer down. I have no idea how people just let it slide through their 20's..30's..I can't stand 1 day with acne let alone years. I had very severe acne, all over my face, neck, back, chest etc. Growing up I ate strictly for taste just like most americans, I now eat for health. I've been eating all organic whole foods for 2 years now. I cleared all my crazy acne about 6-8 months into detoxing my body. I was like you though and went mad, endless researching, buying tons of vitamins products anything you think will make your body more healthy.. when in the end your doing more harm then good.

When I see you taking all those vitamins, I say "oh boy, he's doing what i did." You will learn. All of that is garbage, complete waste of money and doesn't do the good your looking for. Tweaking with your body even with vitamins is sketchy business, and just like a plant, if we get too many nutrients they become toxic. All medications, facial scrubs and what not just prolong the problem. When you put that BP on your face, or pop that minocycline pill from the Doc, you just guaranteed acne to stick around.

The real way to cure acne is to restore your intestinal flora to the proper amounts. Aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, also known as good and bad bacteria. The only way for that to happen is a properly cleaned and functioning system. Juicing/Green smoothies each morning to flush out metals and other toxins, cleaning organs. Eating mostly raw food throughout the day. Have one large cooked meal for dinner, and take a good digestive enzyme. If you don't have the correct ratio of intestinal flora, it doesn't matter what food your eating or what vitamins your taking, your body will never receive them, the anaerobic bacteria will ingest it all leaving you malnourished, even if you are plenty of food.

And I'm on the fence about probiotics. It's hard to believe the probiotics on the shelf in the store aren't dead, really the only way of knowing your getting a high dose of high quality aerobic bacteria is to have your own culture. But I also think if you go completely natural, over time your body will balance out and there is no need to supplement additional good bacteria. Stop the face washes, stop the harsh chemicals and pills, stop stressing an start taking a more simple approach. Eating clean whole organic foods, exercising at least a half hour a day, get outside get fresh air, SLEEP, and stop putting anything on your acne. Not even tap water. Let your skin heal. Once a week I recommend a face mask of Aztec clay/ACV/Distilled Water. Aztec clay can be found very cheap at health stores. The mask is all you need for a week of cleaning your face, it will balance the pH of your skin, circulates the blood reducing redness, makes and even skin tone. Good luck everyone F acne we need to get rid of it once and for all http://www.acne.org/..._DIR#/smile.png


If not by using probiotics, then how do you suggest restoring your digestive balance? Also, I try to eat as organic and healthy as reasonably possible but am still experiencing breakouts and oily skin. I really like the fruit and vegetable drinks from Bolthouse Farms. I drink one of them every morning. I just don't know what to do anymore.

Current Skincare Regimen

 

MORNING

Green Tea Cleanser from Dermatologist

CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion

Murad Acne Treatment Concealer (Light) 

 

NIGHT

Green Tea Cleanser from Dermatologist

CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion

 

OTHER

Monthly Chemical Peels (Salicylic and Glycolic Based)

Current Supplements: Zinc, Vitamin D3.

 

Past Efforts: Topical Treatments (BP, Evoclin, Differin, Duac, Ziana, Epiduo, etc.); Antibiotics (Doxycycline, Bactrim, Solodyn); Other Treatments (IsoLaz, Chemical Peels, Supplementation, Elimination Diets, etc.)

 

 


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 04:37 AM

I just posted this in the "lifestyle" section, but I've been clear from Cystic Acne for almost 4 months now . . . the culprit . . . Artificial Colorings and/or Sweeteners.  That was the only change I made in my diet and within a week things started healing, and within a month I was 98% clear.  To say I was floored and ecstatic would be an understatement and I recommend everyone give it a shot!  Worst case scenario you cut out some not so needed elements of your diet, best case, your acne clears up!  



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 04:54 AM

Yes much evidence points acne to an internal disease. I'm 21, got fed up at 19 and put the hammer down. I have no idea how people just let it slide through their 20's..30's..I can't stand 1 day with acne let alone years. I had very severe acne, all over my face, neck, back, chest etc. Growing up I ate strictly for taste just like most americans, I now eat for health. I've been eating all organic whole foods for 2 years now. I cleared all my crazy acne about 6-8 months into detoxing my body. I was like you though and went mad, endless researching, buying tons of vitamins products anything you think will make your body more healthy.. when in the end your doing more harm then good.

When I see you taking all those vitamins, I say "oh boy, he's doing what i did." You will learn. All of that is garbage, complete waste of money and doesn't do the good your looking for. Tweaking with your body even with vitamins is sketchy business, and just like a plant, if we get too many nutrients they become toxic. All medications, facial scrubs and what not just prolong the problem. When you put that BP on your face, or pop that minocycline pill from the Doc, you just guaranteed acne to stick around.

The real way to cure acne is to restore your intestinal flora to the proper amounts. Aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, also known as good and bad bacteria. The only way for that to happen is a properly cleaned and functioning system. Juicing/Green smoothies each morning to flush out metals and other toxins, cleaning organs. Eating mostly raw food throughout the day. Have one large cooked meal for dinner, and take a good digestive enzyme. If you don't have the correct ratio of intestinal flora, it doesn't matter what food your eating or what vitamins your taking, your body will never receive them, the anaerobic bacteria will ingest it all leaving you malnourished, even if you are plenty of food.

And I'm on the fence about probiotics. It's hard to believe the probiotics on the shelf in the store aren't dead, really the only way of knowing your getting a high dose of high quality aerobic bacteria is to have your own culture. But I also think if you go completely natural, over time your body will balance out and there is no need to supplement additional good bacteria. Stop the face washes, stop the harsh chemicals and pills, stop stressing an start taking a more simple approach. Eating clean whole organic foods, exercising at least a half hour a day, get outside get fresh air, SLEEP, and stop putting anything on your acne. Not even tap water. Let your skin heal. Once a week I recommend a face mask of Aztec clay/ACV/Distilled Water. Aztec clay can be found very cheap at health stores. The mask is all you need for a week of cleaning your face, it will balance the pH of your skin, circulates the blood reducing redness, makes and even skin tone. Good luck everyone F acne we need to get rid of it once and for all http://www.acne.org/..._DIR#/smile.png


If not by using probiotics, then how do you suggest restoring your digestive balance? Also, I try to eat as organic and healthy as reasonably possible but am still experiencing breakouts and oily skin. I really like the fruit and vegetable drinks from Bolthouse Farms. I drink one of them every morning. I just don't know what to do anymore.

Bolthouse tastes great! Unfortunately the real amount of good greens could be much higher. Once I saw how little greens were actually in it I went out and bought a Ninja Pulse and use that to liquefy my vegies (spinach, tomatoes, carrots) and then to bring it up to palatable I use an orange, or some OJ.  Is this a pain in the butt, you betcha, but you'll get way better nutrition. Wish there was a simpler solution, but I haven't found it yet. :( Option 2, use Bolthouse as a base and add your own veggies to give it some extra nutritional punch.  (also, i read that veggies lose their nutritional value pretty quickly once they get chopped up, so I'm not sure how much nutrition actually makes it from their factory to your store). 



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 11:11 AM

What i'd like overfl00d to help me understand is why some people can neglect their diet for all of their life and have great skin and never suffer from acne whereas some who do eat well suffer? you seem to be saying supplements and nutrition is the sole cause of acne or am i misunderstanding this thread? 



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 03:40 PM

Sooo, Overflood, May I ask what is in your post workout protein shake? I read that you put coconut oil and some flax, but what is in the same itself? I know this post is pretty old. I do believe that diet is related! My skin is improving so much since I started eating a Lower carb diet! Also, did you have any digestion problems before? I am constipated and I'm sure this contributes to my breakouts as well! What would you suggest?

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 11:50 PM

What i'd like overfl00d to help me understand is why some people can neglect their diet for all of their life and have great skin and never suffer from acne whereas some who do eat well suffer? you seem to be saying supplements and nutrition is the sole cause of acne or am i misunderstanding this thread? 

 

 

When your body is breaking down, diseases will manifest in different areas. It's like a game of chance. Someone might get arthritis, another person will get diabetes. Acne is pretty much arthritis of the skin, if you will. Acne is NOT the problem, but a symptom. If a tree's fruits are dying, it's the tree's roots, not the fruit. People who neglect their diet all their lives and have clear skin doesn't necessarily mean they're healthy. If you observe the state of most people's health, it's pretty obvious most people aren't healthy ( I don't mean to sound cynical, it's just the truth). Acne in a way is a good thing, because it can be used as a guide to tell you at what state your health is in. The bottom line of acne is, it's your body's communication to you that something is up.



Sooo, Overflood, May I ask what is in your post workout protein shake? I read that you put coconut oil and some flax, but what is in the same itself? I know this post is pretty old. I do believe that diet is related! My skin is improving so much since I started eating a Lower carb diet! Also, did you have any digestion problems before? I am constipated and I'm sure this contributes to my breakouts as well! What would you suggest?

 

First of all congrats that your skin is improving! In my post work out shake, I use coconut oil, flaxseed oil, a little bit of beyond tangy tangerine, and sometimes I crack a raw egg(organic) in. 

Diet is absolutely related to acne. The modern medical model and most dermatologist will have you believe that diet isn't related - BS! Most of those people are very, very, naive and ignorant. 

Yes, I did have digestive issues. I think most people with acne have digestive issues - in fact most people even without acne have digestive issues! Constipation is a major red flag that something you are eating, your body can't tolerate. Your number one goal should be to fix your digestive issues. I recommend you get a little book and write down EVERYTHING you eat, and in a couple hours write down any digestive symptoms like bloating, heartburn, gas, etc - and that is a food you need to eliminate. I recommend you start eating simple foods so you can track down what your body can't tolerate (for example instead of a chicken fettuccine, just eat chicken). Some common culprits are dairy, eggs, soy, and grains - But it could be anything. Also be sure to be taking 80 billion units of probiotics with multiple strains. Take digestive enzymes with your meals - and take a swig of apple cider vinegar to activate the enzymes. I would wait on the probiotics till after a couple weeks of doing a food diary so you can track better what foods you can't handle. 

 

Best of luck!

 

edit: I should also add, be sure you're eating lots of greens! The fiber is very good for your digestive track. Also you can get some whole flaxseeds, and grind them fresh with a coffee grinder and add them in your diet for extra fiber (you can even add them in your shakes).

 


Edited by overfl00d, 20 August 2013 - 04:08 PM.


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 01:32 AM

Not to doubt that a clean diet may prevent acne or not but I've known people who had eaten pizza hut, drink soda and coffee, and eat candy everyday and still have clear skin

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 07:42 AM


What i'd like overfl00d to help me understand is why some people can neglect their diet for all of their life and have great skin and never suffer from acne whereas some who do eat well suffer? you seem to be saying supplements and nutrition is the sole cause of acne or am i misunderstanding this thread? 

 
 
When your body is breaking down, diseases will manifest in different areas. It's like a game of chance. Someone might get arthritis, another person will get diabetes. Acne is pretty much arthritis of the skin, if you will. Acne is NOT the problem, but a symptom. If a tree's fruits are dying, it's the tree's roots, not the fruit. People who neglect their diet all their lives and have clear skin doesn't necessarily mean they're healthy. If you observe the state of most people's health, it's pretty obvious most people aren't healthy. Acne in a way is a good thing, because it can be used as a guide to tell you at what state your health is in. The bottom line of acne is, it's your body's communication to you that something is up.

Sooo, Overflood, May I ask what is in your post workout protein shake? I read that you put coconut oil and some flax, but what is in the same itself? I know this post is pretty old. I do believe that diet is related! My skin is improving so much since I started eating a Lower carb diet! Also, did you have any digestion problems before? I am constipated and I'm sure this contributes to my breakouts as well! What would you suggest?

 
First of all congrats that your skin is improving! In my post work out shake, I use coconut oil, flaxseed oil, a little bit of beyond tangy tangerine, and sometimes I crack a raw egg(organic) in. 

Diet is absolutely related to acne. The modern medical model and most dermatologist will have you believe that diet isn't related - BS! Most of those people are very, very, naive and ignorant. 

Yes, I did have digestive issues. I think most people with acne have digestive issues - in fact most people even without acne have digestive issues! Constipation is a major red flag that something you are eating, your body can't tolerate. Your number one goal should be to fix your digestive issues. I recommend you get a little book and write down EVERYTHING you eat, and in a couple hours write down any digestive symptoms like bloating, heartburn, gas, etc - and that is a food you need to eliminate. I recommend you start eating simple foods so you can track down what your body can't tolerate (for example instead of a chicken fettuccine, just eat chicken). Some common culprits are dairy, eggs, soy, and grains - But it could be anything. Also be sure to be taking 80 billion units of probiotics with multiple strains. Take digestive enzymes with your meals - and take a swig of apple cider vinegar to activate the enzymes. I would wait on the probiotics till after a couple weeks of doing a food diary so you can track better what foods you can't handle. 
 
Best of luck!
 
edit: I should also add, be sure you're eating lots of greens! The fiber is very good for your digestive track. Also you can get some whole flaxseeds, and grind them fresh with a coffee grinder and add them in your diet for extra fiber (you can even add them in your shakes).

 

I just started taking physillium husk and triphala to see if they help with my constipation. I took it yesterday and so far, nothing. I feel like I need to go, but then I don't haha. What's your take on eating peppers for acne? Do you think they trigger it? Did your skin just completely clear up overnight, or were you having still minor breakouts when you first started this? Do you feel like weightlifting would trigger acne? Sorry, i have so many questions. I used to weightlift 4 days a week, to gain weight, when my skin was worse than this not too long ago, so i wonder if theres a connection with that as well..thank you so much for putting your time in to respond!

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:36 PM

I just started taking physillium husk and triphala to see if they help with my constipation. I took it yesterday and so far, nothing. I feel like I need to go, but then I don't haha. What's your take on eating peppers for acne? Do you think they trigger it? Did your skin just completely clear up overnight, or were you having still minor breakouts when you first started this? Do you feel like weightlifting would trigger acne? Sorry, i have so many questions. I used to weightlift 4 days a week, to gain weight, when my skin was worse than this not too long ago, so i wonder if theres a connection with that as well..thank you so much for putting your time in to respond!

 

 

Sorry for the late response!

 

I recommend taking grounded flaxseed seed, 2-4 tbsp daily, for extra fiber in your diet. Also eating lots of veggies is essential to give your stool mass to be able to pass through the intestines. Nightshade foods, such as peppers, can cause digestive symptoms for some people. Although if you can tolerate peppers, they're a great source of some phytonutrients and other vitamins and trace minerals.

No, my skin did not completely clear up over night. Curing acne takes a bit of detective work: figuring out what foods are optimal for your body - what you can tolerate and what you can't. Once your body is not being bombarded with toxins and bad food and it's getting all the vitamins, trace minerals, essential fatty acids, probiotics, it will almost seem like a miracle as your acne starts to clear within weeks. Your skin cells are replaced at a turn rate of 2 weeks, so if you start incorporating the right strategy, you will be amazed that your skin is no longer developing acne lesions. Weight lifting should not have any relationship in causing acne, in fact weight lifting is very good for you, as long as you have the right diet. It may seem like a coincidence that many weight lifters have acne, but that's because many of them are gorging on thousands of calories, most often bad calories, which takes a toll on the immune system and various cell function.

 

Hope that helps and feel free to ask any more questions - I'll try to answer best I can :)

 


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:37 AM


I just started taking physillium husk and triphala to see if they help with my constipation. I took it yesterday and so far, nothing. I feel like I need to go, but then I don't haha. What's your take on eating peppers for acne? Do you think they trigger it? Did your skin just completely clear up overnight, or were you having still minor breakouts when you first started this? Do you feel like weightlifting would trigger acne? Sorry, i have so many questions. I used to weightlift 4 days a week, to gain weight, when my skin was worse than this not too long ago, so i wonder if theres a connection with that as well..thank you so much for putting your time in to respond!

 
 
Sorry for the late response!
 
I recommend taking grounded flaxseed seed, 2-4 tbsp daily, for extra fiber in your diet. Also eating lots of veggies is essential to give your stool mass to be able to pass through the intestines. Nightshade foods, such as peppers, can cause digestive symptoms for some people. Although if you can tolerate peppers, they're a great source of some phytonutrients and other vitamins and trace minerals.

No, my skin did not completely clear up over night. Curing acne takes a bit of detective work: figuring out what foods are optimal for your body - what you can tolerate and what you can't. Once your body is not being bombarded with toxins and bad food and it's getting all the vitamins, trace minerals, essential fatty acids, probiotics, it will almost seem like a miracle as your acne starts to clear within weeks. Your skin cells are replaced at a turn rate of 2 weeks, so if you start incorporating the right strategy, you will be amazed that your skin is no longer developing acne lesions. Weight lifting should not have any relationship in causing acne, in fact weight lifting is very good for you, as long as you have the right diet. It may seem like a coincidence that many weight lifters have acne, but that's because many of them are gorging on thousands of calories, most often bad calories, which takes a toll on the immune system and various cell function.
 
Hope that helps and feel free to ask any more questions - I'll try to answer best I can :)

 
I'm filled with questions! Haha. .I read that it's not so safe to take flaxseed. It could make acne worse. . How would I know if its right for me? I bought flaxseed oil..I was thinking of drinking a teaspoon every other day. .

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 10:54 PM

I just started taking physillium husk and triphala to see if they help with my constipation. I took it yesterday and so far, nothing. I feel like I need to go, but then I don't haha. What's your take on eating peppers for acne? Do you think they trigger it? Did your skin just completely clear up overnight, or were you having still minor breakouts when you first started this? Do you feel like weightlifting would trigger acne? Sorry, i have so many questions. I used to weightlift 4 days a week, to gain weight, when my skin was worse than this not too long ago, so i wonder if theres a connection with that as well..thank you so much for putting your time in to respond!

 

 

Sorry for the late response!

 

I recommend taking grounded flaxseed seed, 2-4 tbsp daily, for extra fiber in your diet. Also eating lots of veggies is essential to give your stool mass to be able to pass through the intestines. Nightshade foods, such as peppers, can cause digestive symptoms for some people. Although if you can tolerate peppers, they're a great source of some phytonutrients and other vitamins and trace minerals.

No, my skin did not completely clear up over night. Curing acne takes a bit of detective work: figuring out what foods are optimal for your body - what you can tolerate and what you can't. Once your body is not being bombarded with toxins and bad food and it's getting all the vitamins, trace minerals, essential fatty acids, probiotics, it will almost seem like a miracle as your acne starts to clear within weeks. Your skin cells are replaced at a turn rate of 2 weeks, so if you start incorporating the right strategy, you will be amazed that your skin is no longer developing acne lesions. Weight lifting should not have any relationship in causing acne, in fact weight lifting is very good for you, as long as you have the right diet. It may seem like a coincidence that many weight lifters have acne, but that's because many of them are gorging on thousands of calories, most often bad calories, which takes a toll on the immune system and various cell function.

 

Hope that helps and feel free to ask any more questions - I'll try to answer best I can smile.png

 

Oh my god, please don't follow this person's advice. Flax seeds are extremely high in phytoestrogens and will give you the worst breakout of your life.