Carbs or Sugar?
Posted 19 September 2004 - 06:42 AM
Posted 19 September 2004 - 08:08 AM
You think too much,just don't add sugar to your drink/cereal and your notice a big diffrence.
Also if you eat crisp/chips....don't
That's from my own experience that has helped me big-time.
Posted 19 September 2004 - 12:11 PM
Posted 19 September 2004 - 12:20 PM
I'm not too sure on that,can anyone help him?.
Posted 19 September 2004 - 12:37 PM
Posted 19 September 2004 - 01:49 PM
anyhow, i avoid carbs and sugar. I just live on protein pretty much. ive benefited hugely in terms of weight control and skin situation.
by the way, its not that carbs are broken down into sugar, they are broken down into glucose, two different things. complex carbs just break down slower which is generally better than simple carbs, but glucose all the same. I dont think the glucose from carbs which fuels your body is as bad as the glucose from sugar.
Im not overly clued up on the whole thing but i know my body doesnt seem built for carbs at all. I just dont react well to them. When im eating loads of potatoes, pizza, cereals, chips and bread etc. I just feel heavy, sluggish, tired all the time and generaly not too healthy.
Posted 19 September 2004 - 05:33 PM
Posted 19 September 2004 - 06:32 PM
A) Sugars contribute to inflammation & weakening of the immune system. Acne can be considered an inflammatory disease.
B ) Sugars are what microorganisms like to feed off of such as p.acnes, demodex, & yeast. The more food they get, the more they can grow, clog pores & or produce inflammation via irritation.
C) The more sugar that races into your blood stream, the more insulin your body will release. Insulin not only helps sugars enter cells, but it also helps store fat. Unless burned off, fat turns into cholesterol which is what acne hormones are made from (steriod hormones). Insulin also has the ability to raise Testosterone hormone more so than it does estrogen (anti-androgenic). Insulin also reduces two ...substances that help reduce skin cell hyperproliferation (IGFBP-3) and bind/reduce Free Testosterone (SHBG) so that it won't turn into supposedly the worse acne irritant for most people DHT (super testosterone).
Before anyone says it, just because you are Insulin Resistant or Hyperinsulinemic does NOT mean you will become a Type II Diabetic (some do) and therefore it does NOT mean that ALL those with Insulin Resistance Syndrome and Diabetics, specifically Type II Diabetics, will have acne!
Acne is but one symptom of a variety of health or hormonal disorders that can arise from eating the same, normal, everyday "healthy" food for susceptible individuals. Just like becoming overwieght can occur for other susceptible individuals on the SAME diet. Oh and yes, some people are "lucky" enough to have acne AND be overweight among a variety of other symptom combinations.
So please try to remember that We are NOT all the same. We are not built the same, despite us all having the same basic building blocks (sugar, proteins & fats), organs, limbs, etc. Despite groups of us living in the same environments, exposed to (possibly) the same toxins, foods, etc., there's a little thing called genetics that makes us RESPOND differently. Therefore, sometimes your environment will be a stronger influence and sometimes it will be your genes that's stronger. It's these Gene-Environment Interactions that makes us all so different. Otherwise we would all talk alike, walk alike, and...think alike and I'm sure we really don't want that. ;-)
Hope that helps
Posted 19 September 2004 - 09:31 PM
Posted 19 September 2004 - 10:10 PM
Posted 19 September 2004 - 10:33 PM
Ahhh, now why'd you have to say something like that???
Considering that you are the originator of this thread, one would think you would actually CARE about people trying to help you. Yet since you can't be bothered to read a few paragraphs and actually LEARN something, I suppose you wouldn't understand what hers, or any of our, posts have to do with acne.
So, do you honestly want answers or not?
Posted 20 September 2004 - 08:01 AM
Ahh, then you don't understand how carbohydrates can negatively affect your skin then, do you?
Posted 20 September 2004 - 09:24 AM
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Posted 26 September 2004 - 11:28 AM