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#1 Acnegoaway54

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:15 PM

i have been on a low glycemic diet for 2 and half months. 3 weeks ago i cut out sugar. 1 week ago i cut out all grains making my diet a true paleo diet. after the first 2 months i had great improvement. about 55%. after cutting out the sugar i had 75% improvement. After cutting out the grains i am now 95% clear. the only mistake i made was adding some flax seeds to my oatmeal. Everytime i add omega 3's to my diet i break out in cysts that i never get otherwise. they last about 2 weeks. this happened with fish oil and now with flax seed. anyway, after going full paleo and cutting out the pop corn i was using as a snack, my back acne continues to be 100% clear. other than the cysts which are shrinking which were caused by flax seed, i have 2 pimples on my upper right forehead. it is very strange because i have gotten them there for about 2 weeks and 1 on my right forehead. and no where else. both cheeks are clear except for the cysts!!! w000t!  i can finally shave. none of that chin acne! it feels awesome! i am just waiting for these last few pimples on the forehead to clear up. and i have a new one but its from the flax seed. so i recomend it to everyone but u must be strict. i had lunch today with some students who offered me pizza and was about to cheat but realized it is not worth it! while this diet will not make you feel great, not having the acne is really nice!

 

 

oh and i have a question. can i eat oatmeal?? it is not instant. if i am having problems when i eat whole grain bread is it ok for me to eat oatmeal? because the oatmeal i eat could definately have been eaten by a caveman. 

 

 



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 09:16 PM

Thank you for sharing your success story, it's really encouraging :)! Have you noticed a decrease in clogged pores or oily skin (if those were problems for you)? I'm not really sure about the oatmeal, but I'm sure other people will have some insight.



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:44 AM

Congratulations. And you'll just have to try the oats. The closer to whole he better. I actually eat whole oat groats soaked overnight before cooking. And buckwheat which I've recently started sprouting.

Congratulations. And you'll just have to try the oats. The closer to whole he better. I actually eat whole oat groats soaked overnight before cooking. And buckwheat which I've recently started sprouting.

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”)*

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 06:07 PM

First of all, good job! You skin may still be "acne prone" for a while, so do your best to just ignore those little guys on your forehead until they're gone.

 

Second of all, Omega 3's and flaxseeds were giving you cysts? Yikes! I wonder why that is? Almost everyone here are usually told to take any Omega 3's they can get their hands on!

 

Perhaps the industrialized Omega 3 pills and the plant based Omega 3's just aren't comparable to the benefits of simply eating good fish.

 

As for the oatmeal, I'd say give it a go! Have a cup or two every other day and see where it takes you. Make sure it isn't too processed though, hence "oatmeal" and "oats". Get the bigger grainy guys, the "oats". They don't 'fluff' as instantly as oatmeal does, so soak it or bake it with something else. I'm personally not a fan of oats but it can leave you pretty satisfied.


08/20/13: Acne is gone!! Success thread here ---> http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/333646-milk-free-diet-cleared-my-cystic-acne-and/ 

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My Regimen: Dairy, Sugar, Caffeine, and *mostly* Gluten FREE Diet.

My Previous Regimen Here: http://www.acne.org/...6-years-try-it/
My FAQ's Are Written Here: http://www.acne.org/...t-day-and-faqs/

My Experiences with Dan's Regimen: http://www.acne.org/...t-acne-regimen/


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:30 PM

Thank you for sharing your success story, it's really encouraging smile.png! Have you noticed a decrease in clogged pores or oily skin (if those were problems for you)? I'm not really sure about the oatmeal, but I'm sure other people will have some insight.

yes i have no more black heads! no more oily skin!just a few small pimples that come a go super quick and slowly they are decreasing in number even though i started weightlifting.



thank you guys for your encouragement.



First of all, good job! You skin may still be "acne prone" for a while, so do your best to just ignore those little guys on your forehead until they're gone.

 

Second of all, Omega 3's and flaxseeds were giving you cysts? Yikes! I wonder why that is? Almost everyone here are usually told to take any Omega 3's they can get their hands on!

 

Perhaps the industrialized Omega 3 pills and the plant based Omega 3's just aren't comparable to the benefits of simply eating good fish.

 

As for the oatmeal, I'd say give it a go! Have a cup or two every other day and see where it takes you. Make sure it isn't too processed though, hence "oatmeal" and "oats". Get the bigger grainy guys, the "oats". They don't 'fluff' as instantly as oatmeal does, so soak it or bake it with something else. I'm personally not a fan of oats but it can leave you pretty satisfied.

i think you are right because when i eat fish i do not think i get the cysts. i am having salmon tonight so i will see if anything happens in about 2 days or if i stay pretty much clear. 



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:34 PM

i think you are right because when i eat fish i do not think i get the cysts. i am having salmon tonight so i will see if anything happens in about 2 days or if i stay pretty much clear. 

 

No one should be getting acne from eating fish... at least not to my knowledge o_0. If so then it's the most contradictory thing out there (other than being a possible food allergy), and almost all the people who have "cured" themselves and left the site would have come back only days later.

 

I wouldn't expect any fast results from eating food except for bathroom trips. Easting fish today wont effect your skins acne just two days later, at least from a noticeable standpoint. What's important is that you care for yourself and the inside of your body. Once all the previous things you have eaten (junk food, dairy, sugary foods, etc...) have filtered out of your body, your organs should heal up quite nicely and start functioning normally again. The only issue is that every body is different, so it could take months to years to do this. Again keep up the great work smile.png.


Edited by TreatAcne, 20 March 2013 - 07:35 PM.

08/20/13: Acne is gone!! Success thread here ---> http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/333646-milk-free-diet-cleared-my-cystic-acne-and/ 

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My Regimen: Dairy, Sugar, Caffeine, and *mostly* Gluten FREE Diet.

My Previous Regimen Here: http://www.acne.org/...6-years-try-it/
My FAQ's Are Written Here: http://www.acne.org/...t-day-and-faqs/

My Experiences with Dan's Regimen: http://www.acne.org/...t-acne-regimen/


#7 Acnegoaway54

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:04 PM

actually my body is different according to you. within 5 days of my eating fish oil i develop cysts that i never get. within eating vitamin b6 and b12 within 3 days i develop the acne symtoms from it that i normally do not have, 




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