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#1 winter09

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:29 PM

I have read several post of people clearing there acne using various methods diet vitamins ect ect,  the post dont specify whether there acne was Genetic , Hormonal or just intolerance to certain foods.

 

Is the treatment the same as far as vitamins and diet for both types?

 

My son is 20 yrs  old and has had acne since he was 17, his father had acne so I am assuming its Genetic.

 

Has anyone cleared there Genetic acne with vitamins and diets or is accutane the only option?

 

 



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:11 PM

most people find that they can control their acne with good diet and exercise. but it probably wont completely  cure it. accutane is an option but only if he has severe symptoms and the side effects must be considered before you start 



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:46 PM

I understand there is no cure, would ike to know if anyone with Genetic acne was able to control it with diet and vitamins.

 

His father was on accutane back when there was no internet so had no idea what it was. trying to find another alternative for my son. .

 

He is seeing a nutritionist right now he has alot of intolerance to differnt foods including eggs, wheat. oats, rye, and millet.



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:53 PM

everyone with acne has it because of their genetics is one way or another. i have been able to control acne with diet but i dont know whether the improvement with my skin has been due to diet or just with age. 



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:18 PM

There isn't a difference. Both are factors related to eachother, and both are a factor in acne.



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:54 PM

I view acne as a multifactorial problem. Food intolerance, hormone imbalances, genetics all have an effect.

 

Just because someone might have a genetic predisposition to get acne, does not mean that they are doomed. I've heard a quote before: "genetics load the gun but the environment pulls the trigger". Genes code for hormones after all.  Exercising, eating healthy, supplementing can help balance hormones conferred by genes.  Add epigenetics in to the mix, and things really start to get interesting.

 

Unlike accutane, you can't really go wrong with eating healthy. :P


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Month 3: 60 mg

Month 4: 60 mg

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:21 PM

They aren't two different types. We are genetically predisposed to getting acne. And hormones are involved in our acne.

Except perhaps in the case of some food intolerances that directly cause a pimple to form. Such as the nodules I get by the day after I eat most citrus. That kind of reaction I suspect is not technically acne.

I understand there is no cure, would ike to know if anyone with Genetic acne was able to control it with diet and vitamins.
 
His father was on accutane back when there was no internet so had no idea what it was. trying to find another alternative for my son. .
 
He is seeing a nutritionist right now he has alot of intolerance to differnt foods including eggs, wheat. oats, rye, and millet.


We all have genetic acne. And yes, many are able to control it with diet and lifestyle. Myself, for example.
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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