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.
Edited by jarrit, 07 November 2012 - 02:17 AM.