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Well it's more than just a healthy lifestyle. There are chemicals we can't avoid. Ventilation systems, paint, fabrics, everything around us is laden with chemicals. But you're right in that nothing makes you immune to cancer, although this statement goes only so far - plenty of people have died of something other than cancer, what we call old age - a wearing of the heart valves (congestive heart failure).

Here's a somewhat recent study on causes of death among the Hiwi, bolded for emphasis:

"The relative importance of major causes of death in the Hiwi vs. modern America is also striking. In the U.S., the major killers are heart disease and cancers, both almost nonexistent among hunter-gatherers."

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0047248406002193

Almost nonexistant is pretty good

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Well it's more than just a healthy lifestyle. There are chemicals we can't avoid. Ventilation systems, paint, fabrics, everything around us is laden with chemicals. But you're right in that nothing makes you immune to cancer, although this statement goes only so far - plenty of people have died of something other than cancer, what we call old age - a wearing of the heart valves (congestive heart failure).

Here's a somewhat recent study on causes of death among the Hiwi, bolded for emphasis:

"The relative importance of major causes of death in the Hiwi vs. modern America is also striking. In the U.S., the major killers are heart disease and cancers, both almost nonexistent among hunter-gatherers."

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0047248406002193

Almost nonexistant is pretty good


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Reading this made me feel so sad that acne could lead to eating disorders, I'd never even thought about that. My diet is crap, I know it is, I accept it and I should change it, but I just can't do it (I have a phobia of most fruits and veg- it's the textures, but that's another issue), so maybe my acne is not being helped by that, but I doubt it. Alot of people still believe bad diet causes acne, chocolate, dairy etc, I guess maybe it does make it worse in some people, it's hard to know isn't it? Everything about acne is so patient specific. I do think all these radical diets are a load of bull though, if you've going to change your diet, just eat a balanced diet and be healthy, don't cut whole food groups out, acne isn't worth an eating disorder. I've never been on the diet parts of the forums, I think I'd just laugh at it to be honest! I still think my acne (and probably most people's imo) is hormone related, it started exactly the same time as puberty and hasn't left 12 years later. I'm sorry you've had such a bad time of it, actually the first thing someone asked me on here was if I had tried changing my diet - I figured it would be though.

It makes me so sad too that the popular belief these days more than ever is that food and acne is entirely related and that if the person just cut out "Dairy" they'll be totally acne free. This really isn't true - especially for those of us with severe acne that comes up regardles of consuming dairy ect.

My acne has no trigger, it just comes daily as a result of genetics and the abnormal way my sebaceous glands get overstimulated by hormones erronously making excess sebum. I feel like a lot of people are in the same boat too; I have no power over this disease and I accept that now which is kind of a relief because before I was holding my self responsible and that caused me a tremendous amount of self hatred.

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People never cease to amaze me. Some with their brilliance, others with their ignorance. eusa_think.gif

Here's A Few Acne.org Threads Of Mine You May Find Useful/Interesting (updated 7/25/13)

-- DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Toner

-- How to Ice Inflammed or Picked at Cysts

-- Milk of Magnesia Uses

Other Threads Worth Looking At

-- Oily Skin Research Thread: This shows some of our previous efforts and explains the mechanisms behind oily skin.

-- My failed but enlightening experiment going the "less is more" route, aka "The Caveman Routine"


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