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Why Does Sugar Break Me Out If I Don't Have Insulin Resistance?

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it depends alot on the fruits fiber.

if it is low fiber like watermelon it has a high GI,

but a high fiber fruit like an apple will not increase your blood sugar level as much.

Fiber slows down the amount of blood sugar released by your stomache, it also gets converted into fatty acids which tell your liver to stop making glucose.

Studies have shown that people who incorporate soluable fiber in there diet have lower blood sugar.

I notice when I use to eat refined pasta my face would get extremely oily, and now that I have switched over to 100% whole grain pasta my skin is no longer oily and i rarely break out, and if i do its a little tiny whitehead that is only noticible to me.

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I'm not saying that my experience will be the same for everyone, but I do believe that the sugar phobia in acne forums and some paleo forums is definitely misguided.

Exactly! Sugar has been a part of the human diet for millions of years.. even before we were really humans. Of course too much can cause problems, but moderate carbohydrate intake in the context of otherwise balanced diet is no problem. From all the studies I've seen it's by far the most successful in reversing insulin resistance and triglyceride levels.

Foot cramps kept getting worse, body odor got worse (there was a point where I almost passed out because it smelled so awful for a few seconds) and I kept thinking I was expelling all the "toxins" so that I was on the path to recovery. I love alternative/holistic health approaches to things, but I think things like "detox" are so off the mark that it's borderline dangerous because you can attribute deteriorating health to being a good thing.

Sounds more or less like my experience with 80/10/10 low-far, raw food diet. I felt fine for about a year with that diet, but after that started getting progressively worse. Horrible joint pains to the point where I was hobbling around like an invalid. I was also tired constantly - even after 11 hours of sleep per day.

I was very much into the holistic/natural thing then and figured out it's a detox. "Dr." Graham not helpfully told I'm experiencing withdrawal symtoms from meat. It's only after 3 months of this than I started suspecting something's wrong. That's when I bought a blood glucose monitor and to my shock discovered that this low-fat diet had made me borderline diabetic. This even when I was running 45 to 60 minutes 4 times a week and burning more than a 1000 calories with each run.

With this more moderate approach all the problems have vanished and my skin has cleared much better.

All I can say is each to their own. And I'm sure this low-fat, raw food diet works for some people. But it's based on faulty evidence and logic and can be really dangerous for others.

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I'm not saying that my experience will be the same for everyone, but I do believe that the sugar phobia in acne forums and some paleo forums is definitely misguided.

Exactly! Sugar has been a part of the human diet for millions of years.. even before we were really humans. Of course too much can cause problems, but moderate carbohydrate intake in the context of otherwise balanced diet is no problem. From all the studies I've seen it's by far the most successful in reversing insulin resistance and triglyceride levels.

But not in anywhere near the amounts people consume today with all the added sugar that is consumed not as occasional treats but throughout the day, every day in sugary drinks, snacks and sweets.


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”)*

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I'm not saying that my experience will be the same for everyone, but I do believe that the sugar phobia in acne forums and some paleo forums is definitely misguided.

Exactly! Sugar has been a part of the human diet for millions of years.. even before we were really humans. Of course too much can cause problems, but moderate carbohydrate intake in the context of otherwise balanced diet is no problem. From all the studies I've seen it's by far the most successful in reversing insulin resistance and triglyceride levels.

But not in anywhere near the amounts people consume today with all the added sugar that is consumed not as occasional treats but throughout the day, every day in sugary drinks, snacks and sweets.

what about milk? Thats been around since the stone age.

how long has then been apart of human diet, yet one glass of milk can spike insulin levels up by 300%


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http://www.acne.org/...vote-for-obama/


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I'm not saying that my experience will be the same for everyone, but I do believe that the sugar phobia in acne forums and some paleo forums is definitely misguided.

Exactly! Sugar has been a part of the human diet for millions of years.. even before we were really humans. Of course too much can cause problems, but moderate carbohydrate intake in the context of otherwise balanced diet is no problem. From all the studies I've seen it's by far the most successful in reversing insulin resistance and triglyceride levels.

But not in anywhere near the amounts people consume today with all the added sugar that is consumed not as occasional treats but throughout the day, every day in sugary drinks, snacks and sweets.

what about milk? Thats been around since the stone age.

how long has then been apart of human diet, yet one glass of milk can spike insulin levels up by 300%

milk=10k years, since agriculture

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I'm not saying that my experience will be the same for everyone, but I do believe that the sugar phobia in acne forums and some paleo forums is definitely misguided.

Exactly! Sugar has been a part of the human diet for millions of years.. even before we were really humans. Of course too much can cause problems, but moderate carbohydrate intake in the context of otherwise balanced diet is no problem. From all the studies I've seen it's by far the most successful in reversing insulin resistance and triglyceride levels.

But not in anywhere near the amounts people consume today with all the added sugar that is consumed not as occasional treats but throughout the day, every day in sugary drinks, snacks and sweets.

what about milk? Thats been around since the stone age.

how long has then been apart of human diet, yet one glass of milk can spike insulin levels up by 300%

milk=10k years, since agriculture

thats debatable, people in the mountain regions have been drinking goats milk for a lot longer than 10k

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I'm not saying that my experience will be the same for everyone, but I do believe that the sugar phobia in acne forums and some paleo forums is definitely misguided.

Exactly! Sugar has been a part of the human diet for millions of years.. even before we were really humans. Of course too much can cause problems, but moderate carbohydrate intake in the context of otherwise balanced diet is no problem. From all the studies I've seen it's by far the most successful in reversing insulin resistance and triglyceride levels.

But not in anywhere near the amounts people consume today with all the added sugar that is consumed not as occasional treats but throughout the day, every day in sugary drinks, snacks and sweets.

what about milk? Thats been around since the stone age.

how long has then been apart of human diet, yet one glass of milk can spike insulin levels up by 300%

milk=10k years, since agriculture

thats debatable, people in the mountain regions have been drinking goats milk for a lot longer than 10k

roger that

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Foot cramps kept getting worse, body odor got worse (there was a point where I almost passed out because it smelled so awful for a few seconds) and I kept thinking I was expelling all the "toxins" so that I was on the path to recovery. I love alternative/holistic health approaches to things, but I think things like "detox" are so off the mark that it's borderline dangerous because you can attribute deteriorating health to being a good thing.

Sounds more or less like my experience with 80/10/10 low-far, raw food diet. I felt fine for about a year with that diet, but after that started getting progressively worse. Horrible joint pains to the point where I was hobbling around like an invalid. I was also tired constantly - even after 11 hours of sleep per day.

I was very much into the holistic/natural thing then and figured out it's a detox. "Dr." Graham not helpfully told I'm experiencing withdrawal symtoms from meat. It's only after 3 months of this than I started suspecting something's wrong. That's when I bought a blood glucose monitor and to my shock discovered that this low-fat diet had made me borderline diabetic. This even when I was running 45 to 60 minutes 4 times a week and burning more than a 1000 calories with each run.

With this more moderate approach all the problems have vanished and my skin has cleared much better.

All I can say is each to their own. And I'm sure this low-fat, raw food diet works for some people. But it's based on faulty evidence and logic and can be really dangerous for others.

Ugh, that sounds bad :/

That's the biggest thing I dislike about some people who advocate a natural approach. Any problems that anyone runs into on any diet is apparently detoxing or experiencing withdrawal. It makes you ignore important signs that your body needs help.

I find that my results on a more restrictive "safe" diet also leveled out at some point. Variety truly is the spice of life and my skin is better for it. Eating enough helps quite a bit, too.

I'm not saying that my experience will be the same for everyone, but I do believe that the sugar phobia in acne forums and some paleo forums is definitely misguided.

Exactly! Sugar has been a part of the human diet for millions of years.. even before we were really humans. Of course too much can cause problems, but moderate carbohydrate intake in the context of otherwise balanced diet is no problem. From all the studies I've seen it's by far the most successful in reversing insulin resistance and triglyceride levels.

But not in anywhere near the amounts people consume today with all the added sugar that is consumed not as occasional treats but throughout the day, every day in sugary drinks, snacks and sweets.

I probably should've been more descriptive...but I'm referring to the outright fear of sugar to the point where someone won't even consume fruit. Yes, people consume waaaaaaay too much added sugar every day, on average, but in cases of acne, I do not believe the answer is to cut out sugar completely.


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To the OP. Dieting is silly. The only point of a diet should be to heal your body. Once that's done as long as you get the nutrients you need in you diet, you can eat whatever the hell you want. I think that's the big thing people are missing.


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That's the biggest thing I dislike about some people who advocate a natural approach. Any problems that anyone runs into on any diet is apparently detoxing or experiencing withdrawal. It makes you ignore important signs that your body needs help.

That's unfortunately true. Natural and alt-med people have some good ideas, but they have a bad tendency to simplify complex issues (such as human health) down to simple sound bytes.

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