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Sugar = Acne, Help Me Manage It

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Long story short, I think the biggest trigger for me is high GI foods. Is there any reason to this? Thinking something like candida or even diabetes...

What can I do to limit the harm done when I do have to eat high GI foods (drinks at a bar, having to eat whatever when visiting friends, etc)? I've heard of drinking lemon juice just before consuming sugar helps, but I Googled it and apparently it's a myth. Maybe more fiber? Anything else along these lines? Currently taking 3g cinnamon a day to regulate blood sugar, can't say that I've noticed a difference.

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Lemon juice is sugar, that's some interesting advice. Pretty low in sugar compared to a soda but any sugar at all will generate more cravings.

If those are the only occasions you eat sugar you'll be fine, not even worth worrying about. Don't use it as an excuse to have more sugar.


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Vinegar (acetic acid) such as in a vinaigrette on salad before the meal helps. You can carry fiber capsules with you to take before eating. And drink low sugar drinks like vodka, soda, lime. Or seltzer.

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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!

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Long story short, I think the biggest trigger for me is high GI foods. Is there any reason to this? Thinking something like candida or even diabetes...

What can I do to limit the harm done when I do have to eat high GI foods (drinks at a bar, having to eat whatever when visiting friends, etc)? I've heard of drinking lemon juice just before consuming sugar helps, but I Googled it and apparently it's a myth. Maybe more fiber? Anything else along these lines? Currently taking 3g cinnamon a day to regulate blood sugar, can't say that I've noticed a difference.

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Long story short, I think the biggest trigger for me is high GI foods. Is there any reason to this? Thinking something like candida or even diabetes...

What can I do to limit the harm done when I do have to eat high GI foods (drinks at a bar, having to eat whatever when visiting friends, etc)? I've heard of drinking lemon juice just before consuming sugar helps, but I Googled it and apparently it's a myth. Maybe more fiber? Anything else along these lines? Currently taking 3g cinnamon a day to regulate blood sugar, can't say that I've noticed a difference.

I have the same problem. Here's what I do:

  • Eat fruits and other high GI foods with fat and protein. It makes a HUGE difference. For example, I'd eat sweet potato with coconut oil and a small piece of chicken or I'd have a banana with a tablespoon of peanut butter.
  • Consume a gram of cinnamon spice (not the manufactured supplement - just the normal all natural spice you'll find in the kitchen) after each meal. This helps a lot.
  • Supplement with minerals (give chromium, magnesium, and/or zinc a shot).
  • Fast for 15 or more hours a day.

And also, just say no to refined sugar. I don't make any concessions - don't care if its my 80 year old grandmother's birthday cake - I just say no. Why? I have a health condition. End of story.

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Eating cinnamon is far from unpleasant; I hardly even taste it. I just put some on my tongue and quickly drink water.

Good luck with your acne and fat loss and keep us updated.

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