Posted 14 June 2012 - 01:09 PM
Here's the reality: Everything is determined by genetics. Acne is incurable and will remain that way. It'll either go away on its own, or it won't. Just like every other illness. In all our years on this earth, we have not found the cure to a single disease. Not once. We've found a few vaccines...that's it. And we can usually clear up bacterial infections.
Yeah, according to what we knew about genetics a few decades ago. Now we know better. Your genes only account for about 30% in your development of a condition. The rest is what you do to yourself. And only some genes like eye and hair color are set. Others are triggered on and off--by what you do to yourself
. That's your phenotype. And you can change your genes and pass them on to your kids. That's called epigenetics.
You know, if you stop being so angry and instead start listening and thinking, you'll learn things that will help you. Here's someplace to start, on the unlikely chance you are willing to do some learning: http://www.acne.org/...__fromsearch__1
Although you are right on one thing, acne is incurable. Just like most other health conditions. There are very few cures for anything. What you do is prevent, reduce and reverse these conditions with diet and lifestyle habits.
I tend to believe this to some degree(acne is an indication of something else probably a hormone imbalance or a food allergy) BUT on the other hand there are people with acne who are mostly healthy otherwise, and dying people with diabetes, liver failure Rheumattoid arthritis, cysic fibrosis, an all the like WITH CLEAR skin. ?? You make sense of it all.
Your skin is a reflection of your internal health, that's just common sense.
Because each body makes slightly different choices on how to respond to the crap people do to it and what few resources like nutrients it gets. And because there are several genes involved in acne and anyone not genetically prone to getting acne likely won't get it. And most people don't get acne.
Edited by alternativista, 21 June 2012 - 09:33 AM.
Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.
Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing
. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear
Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.Diet effects acne in so many ways
: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!
For more information, see my Good Things for Acne
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