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.