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#1 ledzep

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:29 AM

I'm curious if anyone here has noticed a significant reduction in their acne from incorporating thyme into their diet. I remember reading an article in the paper a few months ago about the vast benefits the herb can have and just performing a simple google search reveals that the health service in Britain (NHS) has actually written a article about the use of thyme and acne. The fact that the NHS is taking it seriously enough to consider responding is to me a VERY good sign, normally their official position is that diet and acne are not correlated.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 08:44 AM

I actually use thyme on my face for my acne, and it is so far keeping me clear! Check out my post about it down below. I hope I can be of some assistance even thought your question was posted long age :)


New Regimen (Thyme Tincture): http://www.acne.org/...g/#entry3381600

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 04:36 PM

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 07:08 AM

Sounds like it would be a handy thing for your first aid kit. But for acne, killing bacteria isn't the answer. Improving skin barrier function, and how skin cells form and exfoliate should be the focus. To do that, follow an anti inflammatory, nutrient dense diet and avoid topical irritants. And those include anything that strips away your acid mantle.
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”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 08:29 AM

Sounds like it would be a handy thing for your first aid kit. But for acne, killing bacteria isn't the answer. Improving skin barrier function, and how skin cells form and exfoliate should be the focus. To do that, follow an anti inflammatory, nutrient dense diet and avoid topical irritants. And those include anything that strips away your acid mantle.

there is a scientific journal that proves thyme can kill acne bacteria, look it up.


New Regimen (Thyme Tincture): http://www.acne.org/...g/#entry3381600

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 02:27 PM


Sounds like it would be a handy thing for your first aid kit. But for acne, killing bacteria isn't the answer. Improving skin barrier function, and how skin cells form and exfoliate should be the focus. To do that, follow an anti inflammatory, nutrient dense diet and avoid topical irritants. And those include anything that strips away your acid mantle.

there is a scientific journal that proves thyme can kill acne bacteria, look it up.
I did. The antibacterial affect would be why I said it would be handy in your first aid kit. And as I said, killing the bacteria is not he solution.

This belief in killing every microbe is making us all sicker and destroying the planet. The microbes in your body play very important roles in how your body functions.

Really, this topic shouldn't have been moved here as it has nothing to do with the holistic treatment of acne.

Edited by alternativista, 12 September 2013 - 02:56 PM.

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”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!




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