You ate more meat and you got clear. You've never eaten much dairy.
Think about it.
It's hilarious how close to "paleo" your lifestyle was that week, right to the detail of not washing your face. Your body was normal for the first time in years.
Huh? I do eat paleo?
I eat lean hormone free meat every single day.
I don't think eating greasy bbq sausages, chips, lollies, alcohol and white bread all week is considered paleo which is what I did that one week I was clear.
Well, I know you keep telling us its not stress and you are a calm relaxed person, but you don't sound like that's true. Every one of the threads you've started makes me think its stress. And you were clear over the holidays because you relaxed.
Also, I don't get why you are so down on spiro when you take birth control pills. That could be screwing up your hormones. And that contain an ingredient not approved for use in the u.s.
Shouldn't everyone posting about their acne word their posts to sound in need of help? If I worded it in a way that it didn't matter then why bother posting for help. I'm not a stressed person despite what my one post every few weeks might depict as I'm seeking helping at that particular time. If I was stressed I'd be posting every single day and lurking on the boards every single day but this is my first time posting in months because I've forgotten and accepted my acne and have been attempting to live a life. I honestly do not suspect stress as my issue as my acne came on so all of a sudden and I am literally the most stress free person I know. I have not felt upset or cried in a very long time and despite my one day every fews months coming onto the boards on a night of frustrating I'm definitely not stressed. 2 years ago I certainly would agree most certainly I fussed about my acne because it ruined my life I was severely depressed and never left that house, had no friends was just crying 24/7 however the past year and this year I'm just over it. It's not budging and I'm sick of wasting life so I've changed my attitude. My one post every few months can't possible describe my life every other hour of the week and month I'm being very honest.
Additionally if I were that stressed I'd be continuing to seek chemical treatments.
I'm using birth control so I don't get pregnant. For me, it seems much wiser to remain on this birth control because what's the point of going off it and switching to another birth control and thoroughly confusing my hormones even more. Definitely not worth the suffering. I need birth control so I don't get pregnant and my acne was at it's more horrendous when I wasn't on this birth control, it was only months after I started on this one that my acne settling down hence my realization when I come off it I will be going through a worse off hell. This particular birth control could not have caused my acne because I was not on it until after my acne exploded.
With spiro, I've been reluctant because that's one extra pill I have to take that messes with the body. I know it works but I've been told for years and years I should be able to help my acne via natural health. I follow all the guidelines, consumed every bit of information I've learned on this side of the boards I read and re-read your own posts countless times to make sure I'm following everything perfectly. So really it's confusing because everyone says all these guidelines about the body and if you do this one particular thing then you'll get this healthier body and this particular result yet I have not.
If all that stuff worked..well I guess after so many years it should have worked. If I go on spiro that just confirms to me that all this natural health stuff can't possible be that effective for hormones. I will never not follow it because I know it's important but I guess my point is i've put so much hope in the natural way and finding my cause, that I can't find, that I'd feel like going on spiro will not help me find my cause.
All my tests for every single organ, function, vitamin you name it is perfect, the doctors refuse to see me. My acne is not terrible enough for accutane because it's so very hormones it literally comes and goes with my cycle. I have no idea why nothing has affected my body but I am saving spiro for when I do eventually come off the pill.
I've heard so many stories of spiro stopping to work after years so I don't want to take that chance staying on it for years years and then having no back up for coming off the pill eventually.
Either way it's a dark pit but it's just a shame none of this natural stuff has helped me slightly in so many years, it doesn't even make sense.
I don't even fell better as a whole, I feel worse now that I have for years yet I'm at my 'healthiest' so doctors are telling me. Said they've never seen someone so healthy which sucks because why do I have acne then is what I don't get.
I dunno, I'm rambling sorry.
Flush your toxins
Your colon, kidneys, lungs, and liver filter toxins from your bloodstream via bile, the
mucous membranes, and your sweat glands. Your lymph system handles toxins like
bacteria and miniscule particles of the chemicals like those found in pollution. To
keep your whole system running efficiently, the American Dietetic Association advises
you drink half as many ounces of water each day as your body weight (For
example, if you weigh 140 pounds, you should down 70 ounces a day. Up the
amount if you are physically active). Staying hydrated helps all of your organs function
properly and helps keep your lymph system flowing. Don’t guzzle endless
ounces of water thinking you can speed your body’s natural rhythm, though. Too
much water is dangerous since it can dilute electrolytes and crucial minerals in your
There are also two home remedies to try to help flush out toxins and help to eliminate
excess fluid build-up associated with those added holiday pounds. One, simply
add a handful (approximately 1/4 cup) of chopped fresh parsley to your salad daily.
Parsley works due to its diuretic effect. Note that chopping the parsley very finely
works to reduce much of the bitterness of this herb.
A second home remedy is try a shot of apple cider vinegar (no more) a day, taken
with a meal. If you can´t tolerate taking the vinegar in this manner, try sprinkling it
liberally in place of salad dressing on your salad or freshly cooked vegetables. Apple
cider vinegar helps draw toxins from the liver, a helpful way to detox post holidays.
Flax seeds and flax seed oil help flush the colon, working to, you know, clean things
out. Taken in whole seed form, (such as Go Lean Creamy All Natural Instant Hot
Cereal by Kashi, it´s a great source of fiber. Taken in its pressed oil form, (such as
VitaMedica Flax Seed Oil Capsules), it functions not just to help with colon health,
but also offers a more concentrated way to obtain an adequate level of Omega-3
Essential Fatty Acids.
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Thank you for your tips I really appreciate it.
I've definitely focused on diet and cleaning my body for years now. Done it all haha.
I also have been taking apple cider vinegar for years and I also drink lemon water every day on top of filtered water.
I also have experimented with topicals, usually I just wash my face with water and wipe over with diluted ACV or lemon to replace acid. Sometimes I use tea-tree honey if my face is real bad that particular week. I exfoliate with oats and natural yogurt also and have never used face washes or chemicals like BP
I used to put grapeseed oil on my face but I have a feeling after 8-10 months of use it was actually making my face more clogged.
I've also focused specifically on my liver since I had acne, tried many herbs and toxin removers etc. I take zinc and mag. mostly because I'm aware they can both be depleted whilst on the pill and although they haven't helped in any way, no vitamins have, I enjoy taking them as the powder is high quality.
Also even food wise, the eggs I eat are my own chickens eggs, the meat is hormone free and lean, I don't drink milk only almond milk, my veggies are organic and washed and juiced every day.. I really could go on. I used to drink bone broths, made my own water kefir, use coconut oil, clay masks, use real cinnamon, dont even remember the last time I ate processed food aside from that week around christmas.
Exercise every day you name it haha I won't bother going on!
But yes. Thank you so much for your help and suggestions! I've done an elimination diet thoroughly for years and have not discovered anything I'm allergic too, no tests came up positive either, fasting also didn't make a difference in my hormonal acne either...
I am pretty sure FSAS has been doing the gut-healing diet/paleo diets for a long time. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Yes very long time haha. Additionally I did not live a childhood that would have harmed my gut badly anything as I grew up in the country I only ever ate paleo. My parents would not allow me to eat junk, I was literally the kid at age 5 onwards that took and apple to school, fresh juice, chicken etc.. I was the weird kid. I also never had a taste for milk, hated the stuff so I avoided it and got my calcium etc elsewhere.
I also have never taken drugs and only ever taken painkillers when I had my wisdom teeth out. Whenever I have headache etc I always just drink water until it eases. I also have never needed any other medication, never been on antibiotics if I have I was too young to remember. Also even regarding 'that time of month' I've never ever had cramps or been moody or had pains elsewhere or felt sluggish (which is weird how I must have a hormonal problem due to the acne yet have no other symptoms of one).
My digestion is working well and I don't even know what acid reflux or bloating feels like so I assume I've never had it.
I'm just in ramble mode right now haha.
You helped me with the bone broth idea so since then which was many many months ago I have been healing my gut that I don't think is too broken. From garlic to the broths to the natural bacteria etc. Sadly nothing made a slight difference I do appreciate your help though and always have! very grateful for all the help everyone has given me over the years!!