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I did gluten-free for awhile. Didn't have that much of an effect and after about 6 months I gave up on that. I had my bloodwork done to see if I was intolerant to gluten or even sensitie and I wasn't so I would suggest doing that if you're thinking of going gluten-free otherwise what's the point? I now only use sprouted wheat breads though because I think it's mainly the blood sugar spikes that can contribute to acne and low glycemic foods can keep those stable. I haven't done full dairy free but I drink coconut or almond milk in replacement of regular dairy milk and I notice I break out a lot less when I do this smile.png Hope this helps some.

I'm just curious to what kind of blood tests your Dr ordered to see if you were Intolerant/Sensitive to Gluten?

My blood tests I had the standard Food panel testing done that tests clams, corn, egg white, cod, milk, peanuts, scallops, shrimp, soybeans, walnuts, wheat, plus a gliadin antibodies test which is the protein found in wheat and other grasses.

The standard tests are of no use in detecting food intolerances that cause acne, asthma, fatigue and all kinds of ailments. You need one that looks for different antibodies besides IgE and some other indicator of other inflammatory responses besides those involving the immune system.

The standard doctor is also useless, btw. Never blindly follow their advice. Do your own research, especially on solutions involving nutrients rather than drugs.

So my tests pretty much told me nothing... Probably be easier to just stick to a strict diet for a month or two and see if it helps.

Yeah, the best way to do it is to give up gluten 100%. Not saying you didn't, but I know some people just stop eating bread and pasta and stuff and still are being exposed to tons of gluten through soups, sauces, restaurant meals, supplements, etc. It's a crazy thing, because if you ARE sensitive, all of those tiny amounts can keep your system just as messed up. If you're not sensitive, you'll end up being extra careful for awhile for nothing. But it's worth it to know.

If you gave it up 100% for that long, then you probably aren't very sensitive. I gave it up for a week, ate a plate of pasta and was horribly sick afterwards. Some people don't present as drastic of symptoms as I do, though. And I've met multiple people who tested negative but still had benefits from giving it up.

And you might need to give up all grains and seeds for a while or you may not notice any difference.


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I did gluten-free for awhile. Didn't have that much of an effect and after about 6 months I gave up on that. I had my bloodwork done to see if I was intolerant to gluten or even sensitie and I wasn't so I would suggest doing that if you're thinking of going gluten-free otherwise what's the point? I now only use sprouted wheat breads though because I think it's mainly the blood sugar spikes that can contribute to acne and low glycemic foods can keep those stable. I haven't done full dairy free but I drink coconut or almond milk in replacement of regular dairy milk and I notice I break out a lot less when I do this smile.png Hope this helps some.

I'm just curious to what kind of blood tests your Dr ordered to see if you were Intolerant/Sensitive to Gluten?

My blood tests I had the standard Food panel testing done that tests clams, corn, egg white, cod, milk, peanuts, scallops, shrimp, soybeans, walnuts, wheat, plus a gliadin antibodies test which is the protein found in wheat and other grasses.

The standard tests are of no use in detecting food intolerances that cause acne, asthma, fatigue and all kinds of ailments. You need one that looks for different antibodies besides IgE and some other indicator of other inflammatory responses besides those involving the immune system.

The standard doctor is also useless, btw. Never blindly follow their advice. Do your own research, especially on solutions involving nutrients rather than drugs.

So my tests pretty much told me nothing... Probably be easier to just stick to a strict diet for a month or two and see if it helps.

Yeah, the best way to do it is to give up gluten 100%. Not saying you didn't, but I know some people just stop eating bread and pasta and stuff and still are being exposed to tons of gluten through soups, sauces, restaurant meals, supplements, etc. It's a crazy thing, because if you ARE sensitive, all of those tiny amounts can keep your system just as messed up. If you're not sensitive, you'll end up being extra careful for awhile for nothing. But it's worth it to know.

If you gave it up 100% for that long, then you probably aren't very sensitive. I gave it up for a week, ate a plate of pasta and was horribly sick afterwards. Some people don't present as drastic of symptoms as I do, though. And I've met multiple people who tested negative but still had benefits from giving it up.

And you might need to give up all grains and seeds for a while or you may not notice any difference.

Well I knew a doctor wasn't going to be able to tell me if a food was triggering acne. My dermatologist still states food has no effect on acne. My food allergy testing was done because I get congested after eating certain foods so when the allergy results all came back negative i had to have a scope done to see if i have acid reflux, which i don't. My stomach is irritated is all a doctor can tell me, not why or how to fix that, acid reflux meds made me worse... Anyways, i think some acne can be caused by an inflammatory response in the body, so i wouldnt truly know if grains affect my skin unless i gave them all up pretty much which may in turn solve my stomach issues. Relying on fruits and veggies for carbs is easier said than done.

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I did gluten-free for awhile. Didn't have that much of an effect and after about 6 months I gave up on that. I had my bloodwork done to see if I was intolerant to gluten or even sensitie and I wasn't so I would suggest doing that if you're thinking of going gluten-free otherwise what's the point? I now only use sprouted wheat breads though because I think it's mainly the blood sugar spikes that can contribute to acne and low glycemic foods can keep those stable. I haven't done full dairy free but I drink coconut or almond milk in replacement of regular dairy milk and I notice I break out a lot less when I do this smile.png Hope this helps some.

I'm just curious to what kind of blood tests your Dr ordered to see if you were Intolerant/Sensitive to Gluten?

My blood tests I had the standard Food panel testing done that tests clams, corn, egg white, cod, milk, peanuts, scallops, shrimp, soybeans, walnuts, wheat, plus a gliadin antibodies test which is the protein found in wheat and other grasses.

The standard tests are of no use in detecting food intolerances that cause acne, asthma, fatigue and all kinds of ailments. You need one that looks for different antibodies besides IgE and some other indicator of other inflammatory responses besides those involving the immune system.

The standard doctor is also useless, btw. Never blindly follow their advice. Do your own research, especially on solutions involving nutrients rather than drugs.

So my tests pretty much told me nothing... Probably be easier to just stick to a strict diet for a month or two and see if it helps.

Yeah, the best way to do it is to give up gluten 100%. Not saying you didn't, but I know some people just stop eating bread and pasta and stuff and still are being exposed to tons of gluten through soups, sauces, restaurant meals, supplements, etc. It's a crazy thing, because if you ARE sensitive, all of those tiny amounts can keep your system just as messed up. If you're not sensitive, you'll end up being extra careful for awhile for nothing. But it's worth it to know.

If you gave it up 100% for that long, then you probably aren't very sensitive. I gave it up for a week, ate a plate of pasta and was horribly sick afterwards. Some people don't present as drastic of symptoms as I do, though. And I've met multiple people who tested negative but still had benefits from giving it up.

And you might need to give up all grains and seeds for a while or you may not notice any difference.

Well I knew a doctor wasn't going to be able to tell me if a food was triggering acne. My dermatologist still states food has no effect on acne. My food allergy testing was done because I get congested after eating certain foods so when the allergy results all came back negative i had to have a scope done to see if i have acid reflux, which i don't. My stomach is irritated is all a doctor can tell me, not why or how to fix that, acid reflux meds made me worse... Anyways, i think some acne can be caused by an inflammatory response in the body, so i wouldnt truly know if grains affect my skin unless i gave them all up pretty much which may in turn solve my stomach issues. Relying on fruits and veggies for carbs is easier said than done.

Even though Wheat is why I had Acne, I still don't consider Acne to be food related. It's my Allergic Reaction to Wheat that causes Acne. When people realize Acne is just a type of skin rash, they will be able to eliminate it fairly easy.

Ps Food, metals, medication, floride, coffee, milk & eye glasses are a few things that can cause "acne" aka Allergic Reaction aka skin rash.


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I did gluten-free for awhile. Didn't have that much of an effect and after about 6 months I gave up on that. I had my bloodwork done to see if I was intolerant to gluten or even sensitie and I wasn't so I would suggest doing that if you're thinking of going gluten-free otherwise what's the point? I now only use sprouted wheat breads though because I think it's mainly the blood sugar spikes that can contribute to acne and low glycemic foods can keep those stable. I haven't done full dairy free but I drink coconut or almond milk in replacement of regular dairy milk and I notice I break out a lot less when I do this smile.png Hope this helps some.

I'm just curious to what kind of blood tests your Dr ordered to see if you were Intolerant/Sensitive to Gluten?

My blood tests I had the standard Food panel testing done that tests clams, corn, egg white, cod, milk, peanuts, scallops, shrimp, soybeans, walnuts, wheat, plus a gliadin antibodies test which is the protein found in wheat and other grasses.

The standard tests are of no use in detecting food intolerances that cause acne, asthma, fatigue and all kinds of ailments. You need one that looks for different antibodies besides IgE and some other indicator of other inflammatory responses besides those involving the immune system.

The standard doctor is also useless, btw. Never blindly follow their advice. Do your own research, especially on solutions involving nutrients rather than drugs.

So my tests pretty much told me nothing... Probably be easier to just stick to a strict diet for a month or two and see if it helps.

Yeah, the best way to do it is to give up gluten 100%. Not saying you didn't, but I know some people just stop eating bread and pasta and stuff and still are being exposed to tons of gluten through soups, sauces, restaurant meals, supplements, etc. It's a crazy thing, because if you ARE sensitive, all of those tiny amounts can keep your system just as messed up. If you're not sensitive, you'll end up being extra careful for awhile for nothing. But it's worth it to know.

If you gave it up 100% for that long, then you probably aren't very sensitive. I gave it up for a week, ate a plate of pasta and was horribly sick afterwards. Some people don't present as drastic of symptoms as I do, though. And I've met multiple people who tested negative but still had benefits from giving it up.

And you might need to give up all grains and seeds for a while or you may not notice any difference.

Well I knew a doctor wasn't going to be able to tell me if a food was triggering acne. My dermatologist still states food has no effect on acne. My food allergy testing was done because I get congested after eating certain foods so when the allergy results all came back negative i had to have a scope done to see if i have acid reflux, which i don't. My stomach is irritated is all a doctor can tell me, not why or how to fix that, acid reflux meds made me worse... Anyways, i think some acne can be caused by an inflammatory response in the body, so i wouldnt truly know if grains affect my skin unless i gave them all up pretty much which may in turn solve my stomach issues. Relying on fruits and veggies for carbs is easier said than done.

Even though Wheat is why I had Acne, I still don't consider Acne to be food related. It's my Allergic Reaction to Wheat that causes Acne. When people realize Acne is just a type of skin rash, they will be able to eliminate it fairly easy.

Ps Food, metals, medication, floride, coffee, milk & eye glasses are a few things that can cause "acne" aka Allergic Reaction aka skin rash.

Right, acne is just a response to something else going on in the body. Are you diagnosed with having celiac or did you self-diagnose with being sensitive to wheat?

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I did gluten-free for awhile. Didn't have that much of an effect and after about 6 months I gave up on that. I had my bloodwork done to see if I was intolerant to gluten or even sensitie and I wasn't so I would suggest doing that if you're thinking of going gluten-free otherwise what's the point? I now only use sprouted wheat breads though because I think it's mainly the blood sugar spikes that can contribute to acne and low glycemic foods can keep those stable. I haven't done full dairy free but I drink coconut or almond milk in replacement of regular dairy milk and I notice I break out a lot less when I do this smile.png Hope this helps some.

I'm just curious to what kind of blood tests your Dr ordered to see if you were Intolerant/Sensitive to Gluten?

My blood tests I had the standard Food panel testing done that tests clams, corn, egg white, cod, milk, peanuts, scallops, shrimp, soybeans, walnuts, wheat, plus a gliadin antibodies test which is the protein found in wheat and other grasses.

The standard tests are of no use in detecting food intolerances that cause acne, asthma, fatigue and all kinds of ailments. You need one that looks for different antibodies besides IgE and some other indicator of other inflammatory responses besides those involving the immune system.

The standard doctor is also useless, btw. Never blindly follow their advice. Do your own research, especially on solutions involving nutrients rather than drugs.

So my tests pretty much told me nothing... Probably be easier to just stick to a strict diet for a month or two and see if it helps.

Yeah, the best way to do it is to give up gluten 100%. Not saying you didn't, but I know some people just stop eating bread and pasta and stuff and still are being exposed to tons of gluten through soups, sauces, restaurant meals, supplements, etc. It's a crazy thing, because if you ARE sensitive, all of those tiny amounts can keep your system just as messed up. If you're not sensitive, you'll end up being extra careful for awhile for nothing. But it's worth it to know.

If you gave it up 100% for that long, then you probably aren't very sensitive. I gave it up for a week, ate a plate of pasta and was horribly sick afterwards. Some people don't present as drastic of symptoms as I do, though. And I've met multiple people who tested negative but still had benefits from giving it up.

And you might need to give up all grains and seeds for a while or you may not notice any difference.

Well I knew a doctor wasn't going to be able to tell me if a food was triggering acne. My dermatologist still states food has no effect on acne. My food allergy testing was done because I get congested after eating certain foods so when the allergy results all came back negative i had to have a scope done to see if i have acid reflux, which i don't. My stomach is irritated is all a doctor can tell me, not why or how to fix that, acid reflux meds made me worse... Anyways, i think some acne can be caused by an inflammatory response in the body, so i wouldnt truly know if grains affect my skin unless i gave them all up pretty much which may in turn solve my stomach issues. Relying on fruits and veggies for carbs is easier said than done.

Even though Wheat is why I had Acne, I still don't consider Acne to be food related. It's my Allergic Reaction to Wheat that causes Acne. When people realize Acne is just a type of skin rash, they will be able to eliminate it fairly easy.

Ps Food, metals, medication, floride, coffee, milk & eye glasses are a few things that can cause "acne" aka Allergic Reaction aka skin rash.

Right, acne is just a response to something else going on in the body. Are you diagnosed with having celiac or did you self-diagnose with being sensitive to wheat?

Neither. I had my Dr order Food IgG's. I am allergic to Gluten and 7 other foods (so far). I have no need to subject myself to that "Medieval" form of testing refered to as "Celiac Diagnosing". I could also have a HLA Typing for Celiac Disease, but again, there is no need with the IgG's. Also, Dr's screw that test up too with their lack of understanding of the test.

Ps My whole family was also tested, they also have a Gluten Allergy.


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I did gluten-free for awhile. Didn't have that much of an effect and after about 6 months I gave up on that. I had my bloodwork done to see if I was intolerant to gluten or even sensitie and I wasn't so I would suggest doing that if you're thinking of going gluten-free otherwise what's the point? I now only use sprouted wheat breads though because I think it's mainly the blood sugar spikes that can contribute to acne and low glycemic foods can keep those stable. I haven't done full dairy free but I drink coconut or almond milk in replacement of regular dairy milk and I notice I break out a lot less when I do this smile.png Hope this helps some.

I'm just curious to what kind of blood tests your Dr ordered to see if you were Intolerant/Sensitive to Gluten?

My blood tests I had the standard Food panel testing done that tests clams, corn, egg white, cod, milk, peanuts, scallops, shrimp, soybeans, walnuts, wheat, plus a gliadin antibodies test which is the protein found in wheat and other grasses.

The standard tests are of no use in detecting food intolerances that cause acne, asthma, fatigue and all kinds of ailments. You need one that looks for different antibodies besides IgE and some other indicator of other inflammatory responses besides those involving the immune system.

The standard doctor is also useless, btw. Never blindly follow their advice. Do your own research, especially on solutions involving nutrients rather than drugs.

So my tests pretty much told me nothing... Probably be easier to just stick to a strict diet for a month or two and see if it helps.

Yeah, the best way to do it is to give up gluten 100%. Not saying you didn't, but I know some people just stop eating bread and pasta and stuff and still are being exposed to tons of gluten through soups, sauces, restaurant meals, supplements, etc. It's a crazy thing, because if you ARE sensitive, all of those tiny amounts can keep your system just as messed up. If you're not sensitive, you'll end up being extra careful for awhile for nothing. But it's worth it to know.

If you gave it up 100% for that long, then you probably aren't very sensitive. I gave it up for a week, ate a plate of pasta and was horribly sick afterwards. Some people don't present as drastic of symptoms as I do, though. And I've met multiple people who tested negative but still had benefits from giving it up.

And you might need to give up all grains and seeds for a while or you may not notice any difference.

Well I knew a doctor wasn't going to be able to tell me if a food was triggering acne. My dermatologist still states food has no effect on acne. My food allergy testing was done because I get congested after eating certain foods so when the allergy results all came back negative i had to have a scope done to see if i have acid reflux, which i don't. My stomach is irritated is all a doctor can tell me, not why or how to fix that, acid reflux meds made me worse... Anyways, i think some acne can be caused by an inflammatory response in the body, so i wouldnt truly know if grains affect my skin unless i gave them all up pretty much which may in turn solve my stomach issues. Relying on fruits and veggies for carbs is easier said than done.

Even though Wheat is why I had Acne, I still don't consider Acne to be food related. It's my Allergic Reaction to Wheat that causes Acne. When people realize Acne is just a type of skin rash, they will be able to eliminate it fairly easy.

Ps Food, metals, medication, floride, coffee, milk & eye glasses are a few things that can cause "acne" aka Allergic Reaction aka skin rash.

Right, acne is just a response to something else going on in the body. Are you diagnosed with having celiac or did you self-diagnose with being sensitive to wheat?

Neither. I had my Dr order Food IgG's. I am allergic to Gluten and 7 other foods (so far). I have no need to subject myself to that "Medieval" form of testing refered to as "Celiac Diagnosing". I could also have a HLA Typing for Celiac Disease, but again, there is no need with the IgG's. Also, Dr's screw that test up too with their lack of understanding of the test.

Ps My whole family was also tested, they also have a Gluten Allergy.

So do you stick to a paleo diet pretty much? Next time I go to the doctor I'll have her do the IgG's this time.. lol.

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So do you stick to a paleo diet pretty much? Next time I go to the doctor I'll have her do the IgG's this time.. lol.

No "diet". I just avoid the foods i'm allergic to & eat the 1's i'm not. Pretty simple. LOL

Ps with IgG testing, you can be Gluten Free or whatever but you will still find your allergens (unlike the Celiac Panel). Great tests.


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I know when my face goes into a sort of "remission" from acne, that is, when it advances from one level to another.

I believe that Dan's regimen gave me a clarity which was foreign to me. But something was missing - my skin texture wasn't as good as it could be, I had flaky skin, and I was still breaking out.

My skin had another "revelation" when I stopped eating wheat, lowered my carbs to below 200g a day, limited my calorie intake, ate whole foods that I cooked (mostly chopped up and mixed up and heated) with lots of green leafy vegetables.

The thing about testing and actually just experimenting with a diet is that you have nothing to lose with the diet. You have acne, you may as well just try it. Persist, and then persist some more.

One factor that helped me greatly was watching this video :

http://www.fatsickandnearlydead.com/

I saw how they lived with their problems for so long, and finally decided to do something about it. Very inspiring.

I suppose it's all about values. Personally, I value clear skin so I don't care what anyone else is eating, I am going to eat what I have to eat. If I can't enjoy mounds of cheese and bread and a high-carb diet, that's fine with me (I was really really sad at first when I gave up my past diet... but my clear skin made me happy again).


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Dan's regimen cured my acne about 90%

Diet cured the other 10%


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I definitely have had success with no grains/dairy.

I'm currently nursing a cyst that I believe is caused by some cheating to my diet I did in the middle of August, I don't think i'll ever screw up my diet again, it's totally not worth it; eating healthy can taste great too.

Check out wheatbellyblog.com and bulletproofexec.com for more info on why you shouldn't eat wheat whether or not you have acne.

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Yeah, acne or not gluten is no bueno for ya for the most part. And acne or not, it's brillant that so many of you are eating so damn healthy.

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Well I knew a doctor wasn't going to be able to tell me if a food was triggering acne. My dermatologist still states food has no effect on acne.

I'm really sad that you can call your doctor, a doctor. The same with said dermatologist.

My stomach is irritated is all a doctor can tell me

Didn't you tell your doctor that you were having stomach problems? Did your doctor even propose the idea of a new diet? If so, I'd love to see that list.

Anyways, i think some acne can be caused by an inflammatory response in the body

Dead on. All foods have an inflammatory / anti-inflammatory potential.

so i wouldnt truly know if grains affect my skin unless i gave them all up pretty much which may in turn solve my stomach issues.

Just give it a shot... what do you have to lose? Check the labels and cut out grains. Even though we can eat and digest grains, grains actually have the potential to rob us of nutrition. You may wonder why the hell we even ate grains in the first place. I would reason that it is a food source designed to be stored and feed a large population. After all, acne is not a health problem, right? Wrong! Acne is an indicator of a health problem. It is a reflection of what is going on inside of your body.

Let's just take note that an entire population will not cease to eat wheat if a couple individuals break out in cysts. We still eat grain. It is causing health problems.

I had a discussion with a friend earlier, who tried to justify to me that the entire human population will evolve to consume grains and milk. This is not evolution, and I'd even argue that sometimes we need to take a step back to move forward.

Relying on fruits and veggies for carbs is easier said than done.

There are plenty of carbohydrates in veggies and fruits. I suggest you try limiting your carbohydrates and eating more anti-inflammatory foods. Start off with something like 20% of your diet as carbs? Try and get these carbs through fruits and vegetables (no seeds or grains).

I have my doubts that people who claim changing their diet didn't help them, really stuck to their diet.

I've tried changing my diet once. Compared to what I'm doing now, I'd say that really wasn't changing my diet.

Here's what I did when I decided to go to war with acne :

- I threw out everything in my fridge. all bad stuff.

- I stuffed it full of vegetables (kale) and tons of good meat (tilapia, salmon, chicken).

- Each morning, night and day, I'd chew on kale and cook up some fish with some garlic/salt/pepper.

- I made sure not to exceed 10-15% carbs

My acne, my cystic acne, literally disappeared in days. It melted and receded. The fluid that I was retaining in my facial region was lost. My face became less inflamed. Truly cured.

I believe you can do it. I know junk food is addictive. Partying is too fun. Salt makes everything "tasty". So does sugar. We can indulge in these things in moderation, but first, we must heal ourselves.

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I usually focus on eating more of lean white meats. My meals include more of chicken, turkey, eggs and seafood, drink a LOT of water (staying hydrated is good for the skin) and I feel great. I haven't gone off dairy, but I DO eat gluten free. Linking you to the website where I usually buy my gluten free products from. They also keep dairy free products so I think that could be helpful if you're looking for gluten and dairy free products. Hope this helps!

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Going dairy free is one of the best things you can do for your skin and your body! You can check out my blog for the science behind the acne/diet connection. :)

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