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Cucumber and acne?

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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????

serious discussions pls!

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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 ;-)


These are not steps, but stages some people progress through when going from conventional to holistic medicine. Stage 2 is how I became 99%+ Clear, eliminated my dysmennorhea, significantly reduced my sebum & pore size, etc & is my predominant method.

Stage 1 (Treatment):

* (Daily) Isocare Skin Control Cleanser, Dream Products Customized Natural Face Lotion & Coppertone Sport Spray Sunscreen (mixed)

* (Sporadically) spot treat w/ anti-inflammatory (neosporin, hydrocortisone, salicylic acid) or a skin lightener (post-inflammatory pigmentation) to treat stubborn cystic/nodular acne that appears due to unknowingly or knowingly ingesting a food/ingredient that breaks me out (I do my best to avoid these foods). If you cover treated area w/ a bandaid, it makes product more effective.

Stage 2 (Prevention): "cheapest" method ~ Since Aug. 2002

* Follow a Gluten-Free, Trans-Fat Free, Dairy-Free and No Added Sugar diet for my Insulin Resistance/Hyperandrogenism (Silent Chronic Inflammatory Syndrome)

* Avoid ALL types of nuts and the Genus Prunus (almonds, plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, cherries), Bananas, Pineapples, Cottonseed oil, Artificial Sweetners.

Stage 3 (Correction):

* Strengthen/Repair GI - Immune health

Research:

* Developing functional foods for those with acne & other special needs (assuming there's a defficiency).

* Developing good & "safe" formulas for various hormonal issues for women. Correction stage may resolve this for some.


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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  ;-)

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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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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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.


Acne sux


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

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