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#1 Oakley

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 07:55 PM

In a nutshell, i have had a bad outbreak the last few weeks. I attribute most of it to the weather, perhaps stress?

One thing in my diet, i eat quite healthy, is that i have been eating a whole english cucumber 5 times a week....

I know cukes can be hard for people to digest, but could it be part of the problem????

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 09:40 PM

well there is a diet that a group of former acne sufferers follow that involves eliminating nightshades, among other things. Cucumber falls into this category and so you may want to see what happens when you give it up for 2 - 4 weeks.

HTH ;-)
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Posted 02 October 2004 - 11:13 PM

QUOTE(SweetJade1980 @ Oct 2 2004, 07:40 PM)
well there is a diet that a group of former acne sufferers follow that involves eliminating nightshades, among other things.  Cucumber falls into this category and so you may want to see what happens when you give it up for 2 - 4 weeks. 

HTH  ;-)

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nightshades? excuse my ignorance, but i haven't a clue what that means, also could you direct me to that particular thread....?

much thanks.....


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Posted 03 October 2004 - 02:04 PM

nightshade
any of numerous shrubs or herbs or vines of the genus Solanum; most are poisonous though many bear edible fruit
www.cogsci.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/webwn

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Posted 03 October 2004 - 02:11 PM

I don't understand...how could a cucumber be bad for you? Or even beneficial. There's nothing in it! It's all water. I know I can eat 1-2 cucumbers and not be full at all.
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Posted 03 October 2004 - 02:11 PM

ah thanks very much, now i can look it up and check it out eusa_dance.gif

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Posted 03 October 2004 - 08:37 PM

ok


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