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I've been doing a lot of reading on this forum and i've also been given a lot of advice.

I'm going to try drinking green smoothies and vegtarble juice.

When's the best time to drink this stuff. Should i do it in the morning, during the day or before bed?

Also how many of these should i be drinking per day/week? Thanks again.

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I make 1 green smoothie and 1 fruit smoothie daily. The green smoothie I always consume in the morning and the fruit smoothie I always consume at night (post-workout). I would say to consume the juice during the day, while you're active, it's a lot of nutrients and if you go straight to sleep I am not sure the body would cope very well with all those nutrients.

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The best way would be to have one two or three times per day to get your water soluble nutrients throughout the day. Otherwise, have them whenever you otherwise wouldn't have servings of raw fruit and veggies.


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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!

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I make 1 green smoothie and 1 fruit smoothie daily. The green smoothie I always consume in the morning and the fruit smoothie I always consume at night (post-workout). I would say to consume the juice during the day, while you're active, it's a lot of nutrients and if you go straight to sleep I am not sure the body would cope very well with all those nutrients

Thanks for the advice. Do you buy smoothies or make them?

have them whenever you otherwise wouldn't have servings of raw fruit and veggies.

I never eat raw veg.

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I make 1 green smoothie and 1 fruit smoothie daily. The green smoothie I always consume in the morning and the fruit smoothie I always consume at night (post-workout). I would say to consume the juice during the day, while you're active, it's a lot of nutrients and if you go straight to sleep I am not sure the body would cope very well with all those nutrients

Thanks for the advice. Do you buy smoothies or make them?

have them whenever you otherwise wouldn't have servings of raw fruit and veggies.

I never eat raw veg.

Well, you need to eat some raw produce for the vitamins that are destroyed by heat. Such as vitamin C which you need all day long. Adding the spinach to your cooked food like we talked about counts so long as you just briefly wilt it by adding it after you've turned the heat off. when the color starts to dull i.e. going from green to brownish, nutrients have been destroyed.

And we make the smoothies. You can buy some frozen ingredients to make it easier such as berries and greens.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: 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.

Regimen: 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 thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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So I don't cook the vegetables?

I just blend them together and drink them raw.

Thanks for all your advice. I believe your theory

I feel diet is the key. It's just hard getting everything you need

And avoiding all the possible triggers.

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I make my own, and I recommend a vitamix or a blendtech (yes expensive but so worth the cost), regular blenders cant break things down like these can.

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Those blenders are way to expensive I don't care what they cut through.

i've been wondering about the little $20 smoothie blenders. the kind that you blend right in a cup that you will drink it from. They take up so much less space on the counter. In the reviews they mention that they'll crush ice, so they should do.

Those blenders are way to expensive I don't care what they cut through.

i've been wondering about the little $20 smoothie blenders. the kind that you blend right in a cup that you will drink it from. They take up so much less space on the counter. In the reviews they mention that they'll crush ice, so they should do.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: 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.

Regimen: 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 thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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Those blenders are way to expensive I don't care what they cut through.

i've been wondering about the little $20 smoothie blenders. the kind that you blend right in a cup that you will drink it from. They take up so much less space on the counter. In the reviews they mention that they'll crush ice, so they should do.

Those blenders are way to expensive I don't care what they cut through.

i've been wondering about the little $20 smoothie blenders. the kind that you blend right in a cup that you will drink it from. They take up so much less space on the counter. In the reviews they mention that they'll crush ice, so they should do.

Try it and you'll know why commercial companies go with vitamix/blendtech. The power they put out are incomparable, and the blades are much more quality.

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Those blenders are way to expensive I don't care what they cut through.

i've been wondering about the little $20 smoothie blenders. the kind that you blend right in a cup that you will drink it from. They take up so much less space on the counter. In the reviews they mention that they'll crush ice, so they should do.

Those blenders are way to expensive I don't care what they cut through.

i've been wondering about the little $20 smoothie blenders. the kind that you blend right in a cup that you will drink it from. They take up so much less space on the counter. In the reviews they mention that they'll crush ice, so they should do.

Try it and you'll know why commercial companies go with vitamix/blendtech. The power they put out are incomparable, and the blades are much more quality.

Yes, but we aren't commercial companies. And we are just making one or two smoothies per day. And how much power do you need to blend some spinach and berries?


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: 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.

Regimen: 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 thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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Yes, but we aren't commercial companies. And we are just making one or two smoothies per day. And how much power do you need to blend some spinach and berries?

I could see it working well in a regular blender for a while, but when and if you start to add in hard fruits and nuts it might become troubling for the blender to keep up, or might dull the blade. Spinach and berries are perfectly fine in a regular blender, it's when you start adding in things like nuts/seeds, whole apples and other hard foods when it can become an issue. The other plus side about the vitamix is that it is perfect for making soups.

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I'll go for one around the $40 range.

I understand that I'll have to prepare things

Like apples and not just throw them in whole

But that's fine. I'm only using it once every morning.

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I've been drinking Vegterble juice in the morning and a green smoothie before dinner

every day for two weeks now and so far no change. I'll keep it up for a month

and see what happens. I haven't had glutan for two weeks either

and the only wheat i've had are the beers i drink before bed.

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