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#1 whoartthou1

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:40 PM

Could excessive consumption of saturated fat (grass fed butter, Animal fat, coconut oil) cause excessive sebum production? I have been getting a lot of skin colored bumps on my skin, and I am wondering iritis because I have been consuming a ton of saturated fat this past 6 to 8 months. Or idiot just a coincidence? Bro has these as well, but not to the extent that I do

Here is some data:
http://www.ncbi.nlm....les/PMC2835893/

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:08 AM

I'll read through this a bit later because I'd like to know more about this. I found I've had the opposite effect (eating more saturated fats) where my skin is calming down. Maybe you have some kind of reaction to certain foods like coconut? You could try cutting out the varieties of saturated fat in your diet and add them in one at a time to see if it's all of them or just one of them that are linked to your bumps.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:57 AM

Perhaps you shouldn't consume a ton.   And what else are you eating?  Did you see the links to the studies finding that high carb diets affect sebum composition?  And they affect sebum output as well by stimulating hormones that stimulate sebum production.



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:04 PM

Excessive animal fat and coconut oil does not increase my sebum production. This is my sole calorie source; I take approx 2k - 4k calories / day mostly from these types of fats. 

 

However, this wasn't always the case. 

 

I went on the paleo diet, no gluten, low carbs, and a few months later I no longer had an oily face (It was so bad, I could take a towel and wipe it clean, and 30 minutes later I had enough oil on my face to cook a meal). 



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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:49 AM

Could excessive consumption of saturated fat (grass fed butter, Animal fat, coconut oil) cause excessive sebum production? I have been getting a lot of skin colored bumps on my skin, and I am wondering iritis because I have been consuming a ton of saturated fat this past 6 to 8 months. Or idiot just a coincidence? Bro has these as well, but not to the extent that I do

Here is some data:
http://www.ncbi.nlm....les/PMC2835893/

 

That is a highly variable question? How much is a ton? What else have you been eating?

 

A lot more study has been done on sat fats in recent times and the data is showing it helps regulates hormones. Also i study that i cannot remember the name of, done over 20 years on 30,000 people i believe. One group had no sat fats in their diet, the other group did.

 

They had to stop the study because the group with no sat fats started showing signs of heart disease where the group with sat fats were perfectly healthy in that capacity.

 

May be look at what else you are eating, processed, wheats and grains????



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:11 AM

Perhaps you shouldn't consume a ton.   And what else are you eating?  Did you see the links to the studies finding that high carb diets affect sebum composition?  And they affect sebum output as well by stimulating hormones that stimulate sebum production.

 

I eat veggies and fruits as well.



as well as meats (lots of grass fed beef mince, and lean chicken). Sometimes bacon 



Excessive animal fat and coconut oil does not increase my sebum production. This is my sole calorie source; I take approx 2k - 4k calories / day mostly from these types of fats. 

 

However, this wasn't always the case. 

 

I went on the paleo diet, no gluten, low carbs, and a few months later I no longer had an oily face (It was so bad, I could take a towel and wipe it clean, and 30 minutes later I had enough oil on my face to cook a meal). 

So saturated fats reduced your sebum output? Did it work on your acne as well?



Could excessive consumption of saturated fat (grass fed butter, Animal fat, coconut oil) cause excessive sebum production? I have been getting a lot of skin colored bumps on my skin, and I am wondering iritis because I have been consuming a ton of saturated fat this past 6 to 8 months. Or idiot just a coincidence? Bro has these as well, but not to the extent that I do

Here is some data:
http://www.ncbi.nlm....les/PMC2835893/

 

That is a highly variable question? How much is a ton? What else have you been eating?

 

A lot more study has been done on sat fats in recent times and the data is showing it helps regulates hormones. Also i study that i cannot remember the name of, done over 20 years on 30,000 people i believe. One group had no sat fats in their diet, the other group did.

 

They had to stop the study because the group with no sat fats started showing signs of heart disease where the group with sat fats were perfectly healthy in that capacity.

 

May be look at what else you are eating, processed, wheats and grains????

I eat about 2-3 tablespoons coconut oil a day, 2-4 tablespoons grass fed butter a day, avocado, and lots of grass fed beef mince



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:53 PM

"So saturated fats reduced your sebum output? Did it work on your acne as well?So saturated fats reduced your sebum output? Did it work on your acne as well?"

 

Back then eating caused excessive sebum production; didn't matter what I ate. I convinced myself it was eating oil, so I eliminated oil. My sebum production increased even more when I did this. My conclusion was it was the carbs. However which carbs, and why do carbs increase sebum production? This I do not know. So I just cut them all out.

 

 

Right now saturated fat is the reason my acne is disappearing while at the same time I can gain weight; this replaced all starches and carbs in my diet. I started a heavy saturated fat diet about 3 weeks ago. I'm making progress again after being stagnant for 6 months.

 

I take 14 tbs of coconut butter (not the oil), no dairy products (breaks me out), avocado up to 6. Tons of chicken. 

 

I think you're on the right track. However I'd give up fruit for a few weeks and see what happens. That was one of the later food groups I gave up because people told me I "needed it" - guess not.

 

If it raises my blood sugar, it gives me acne and oily skin. That's my conclusion. 

 

Edit.. kinda random thought.. if I was placing a bet, I'd bet a lot of money that if you cut out all carbs with no cheat days, in 1 month your skin will be back to normal. Animal fats (if red meat grass fed only, chicken any chicken is fine), animal protein, raw saturated fat sources, and raw dark green veggies only. 


Edited by f93d, 17 February 2013 - 09:58 PM.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:42 PM

I had oily skin all throughout my teenage years which decreased when I cut out soy from my diet

 

I eat a lot of butter, because I have found a high-quality brand I like that I can purchase in bulk for cheap. My skin has not gotten more oily from eating substantial amounts of butter. I believe soy + high-carb diets are a far more common "trigger" for oily skin.