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#1 Lia Rae

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:42 PM

Hi! It's been a long time since I've been on this website, for the most part due to my life becoming very hectic! D:

I just wanted to say that I think I am well on my way to being clear by the end of this year! Here's some changes I made in my diet that I think everyone should ponder on. NO, I'M NOT SAYING THIS WILL WORK FOR EVERYONE ;-) I just think these changes have made a major influence on my skin's improvement.



I learned not too long ago that eggs are SUPER inflammatory-inducing... Which automatically means I don't have the desire to consume them anymore!



And on the topic of green, consider CHLOROPHYLL to detoxify your body, your gut, and YOUR SKIN!



No, I'm not a vegetarian, vegan, whateveran... I don't like restrictive diets!!! I just think that the more things you eat that are beneficial to you will push out the things that aren't from your diet... Until you've got a perfect YOU diet. One you customized for your body! That's what I'm working on now.


I'll get some pictures posted. I'm faaaar from perfect. My skin is definitely not clear. However In the past month alone I have seen some major improvements and just wanted to post about them here! 


I was always very reluctant towards and skeptical of the raw foods thing... But now I am seriously considering the value of eating raw, whole foods!


I think the key is to eat foods the way they were meant to be! Not isolated (i.e. fructose, HFCS, whey isolate, yadda yadda yadda)


What do you guys think??

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:18 AM

Good start. 


I just wanted to comment a bit: 


When I first started diet modification in 2010 I found cutting out meat helped significantly also.


Later on I found out grass fed meats and pastured poultry/eggs did not worsen, but actually helped my skin. However at $8 / lb when bought online ($13 - $14 / lb in stores), it wasn't something easy to obtain.


Next thing I wanted to say, I'm glad you're very optimistic. Keep that attitude, however you might find some stumbling blocks along the way. It's already 2013, I started in 2010, and I'm *almost clear. 


Cutting out certain foods cleared me up (from severe to mild acne) in bursts/cycles. Then it stalled and I couldn't figure out why. However every time I made another large improvement was through a diet change. 


Right now I'm in my last phase - I think I found my "jackpot" diet finally. I've got 2 dried out pimples left.. a long way from getting 5 - 6 pimples / day.


Raw foods diet - didn't work for me, nor did it work for my wallet. However I eat most things raw - avocado, egg yolks, coconut, cocoa, etc.


Good luck.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:48 AM

Eggs are moderately inflammatory while being a very nutrient dense food and probably less inflammatory when you get them from pastured hens. Unless you are intolerant to them, eat them, especially the yolk. Just about all seeds are far more inflammatory. As is sugar, hydrogenated/trans fats, anything you are intolerant to... Avoid those.

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[ 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!

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