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Posted 05 April 2013 - 02:23 PM

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:39 AM

Quinoa and chicken sausage with tomatoes and spinach.

 

Take 1 package of all natural chicken sausage (no nitrates, preservatives) and dice into small pieces. About 16 ounces.  I like to use more but i'm a guy.  Oh, and I use the ones that are already cooked.

In a large simmering pot, add olive oil and heat.

Add 1-2 diced onions and stir until they sweat.

Add chicken sausage and cook until browned.

Add 2 cups of rinsed quinoa and 4 cups of water into the sausage/onion mixture. (To make it a little more tasty you can instead use 2 cups chicken stock/2 cups of water).

Cover pot and simmer on low until quinoa is almost cooked and then add 1 10 oz package of frozen spinach and 1 or 2 cans of diced tomatoes (whatever you like).

Stir until spinach is soft and breaks apart. 

Salt and pepper to taste.

 

Also, if you are OK with eating a little bacon.... I find just a couple of chopped pieces of bacon fried with the onions and sausage enhances the flavor even more.  Also, you can do variations.  Instead of quinoa, use lentils and serve over brown rice.  Instead of spinach, use Kale.  Etc.

 

That's it. Make sure you always rinse the quinoa.  I once didn't and got a stomach ache.  There are natural soapy protectants on the outside that are meant to keep away bugs but if you don't wash them off you will end up eating them.   I never made that mistake again.

 

I make this recipe once a week.  I like to make a TON of it, like double what I just listed, so I can have it ready in the fridge.   That way when its 12AM and you are thinking about getting some McDonalds or some other horrible food just to quell the hunger pains you have something healthy right there.


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 03:50 AM

How long have you been doing this to conclude success?

 

I'd suggest to stay away from bread and gluten in general, i don't know what you use for "wrap" and "burger" but it implies bread for me

 

Also excess fruits may add too much sugar to your diet and cause candida overgrowth (if you acne has this cause)


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 05:13 AM

How long have you been doing this to conclude success?

 

I'd suggest to stay away from bread and gluten in general, i don't know what you use for "wrap" and "burger" but it implies bread for me

 

Also excess fruits may add too much sugar to your diet and cause candida overgrowth (if you acne has this cause)

 

Still on this, aaaand I'm still clear.  it's been a few days now. lost track. lol

 

For wraps, I'm talking about lettuce wraps.  You use lettuce in stead of bread.  Also, I make my own quinoa tortillas (salt, quinoa flour, water )

 

And I have never really had a problem with consuming a lot of fruits.  I definately know a lot of people have, but for me... it doesn't make a difference.  I can eat 6-7 bananas a day, and I will be very clear.  ;)        I just stay away from the ones like grapes because of all the sulfties.



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 06:23 AM

How long have you been doing this to conclude success?

 

I'd suggest to stay away from bread and gluten in general, i don't know what you use for "wrap" and "burger" but it implies bread for me

 

Also excess fruits may add too much sugar to your diet and cause candida overgrowth (if you acne has this cause)

 

Still on this, aaaand I'm still clear.  it's been a few days now. lost track. lol

 

For wraps, I'm talking about lettuce wraps.  You use lettuce in stead of bread.  Also, I make my own quinoa tortillas (salt, quinoa flour, water )

 

And I have never really had a problem with consuming a lot of fruits.  I definately know a lot of people have, but for me... it doesn't make a difference.  I can eat 6-7 bananas a day, and I will be very clear.  wink.png        I just stay away from the ones like grapes because of all the sulfties.

hi!

 

i have grapes.i used to have the green ones but now i've switched to the black ones.

i dnt have too many.

(i could say a few everyday in breakfast)

it haven't affcted me badly as of now.

but could u pls tell me whther it's bad?

 

aana


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??
http://www.acne.org/...-with-pictures/
 
huge pores
http://www.acne.org/...dwith-pictures/
 
indented scar
http://www.acne.org/...iswith-picture/
 
oils used for cooking
http://www.acne.org/...oilgood-or-bad/
 
inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores
http://www.acne.org/...twith-pictures/
 
my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)
http://www.acne.org/...food-allergies/
http://www.acne.org/...incare-routine/
 

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 06:27 AM

 

How long have you been doing this to conclude success?

 

I'd suggest to stay away from bread and gluten in general, i don't know what you use for "wrap" and "burger" but it implies bread for me

 

Also excess fruits may add too much sugar to your diet and cause candida overgrowth (if you acne has this cause)

 

Still on this, aaaand I'm still clear.  it's been a few days now. lost track. lol

 

For wraps, I'm talking about lettuce wraps.  You use lettuce in stead of bread.  Also, I make my own quinoa tortillas (salt, quinoa flour, water )

 

And I have never really had a problem with consuming a lot of fruits.  I definately know a lot of people have, but for me... it doesn't make a difference.  I can eat 6-7 bananas a day, and I will be very clear.  wink.png        I just stay away from the ones like grapes because of all the sulfties.

hi!

 

i have grapes.i used to have the green ones but now i've switched to the black ones.

i dnt have too many.

(i could say a few everyday in breakfast)

it haven't affcted me badly as of now.

but could u pls tell me whther it's bad?

 

aana

 

Hi Aana,

 

I can not tell you if grapes are bad for YOU. :)  Everyone is different.  If you have not noticed a bad reaction, then I would keep eating them. Plus, you are only eating a few during the most important meal of the day - breakfast.  I guess grapes sit well with you. 

 

I avoid grapes because of the sulfites, and sugar.  I also avoid other grape products like wine, and raisins. I also stay away from dry fruits because of the sugar and sulfites.



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 06:39 AM

today i woke up and suddenly i have these tiny lil' whiteheads(sharp looking) on my cheeks.

am not sure how and why on earth i got then suddenly.

i've been following the same routine i follow except for 

#2 days ago i had one indian sweet(which is like 2 bites of cake,really),

#for about 4-5 days i've having yoghurt in fruit salad.(i had tested for yoghurt before.i had stopped having yoghurt for about a mnth and then had it twice a day for 2-3 days...no,i dint have zits then.  keeping that in mind i've started yoghurt...am not sure if that's the problem.)

#i had chicken curry(not much) for lunch yesterday.

#chewing on cinnamon sticks for 2 days now.

 

please suggest?

 

aana


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??
http://www.acne.org/...-with-pictures/
 
huge pores
http://www.acne.org/...dwith-pictures/
 
indented scar
http://www.acne.org/...iswith-picture/
 
oils used for cooking
http://www.acne.org/...oilgood-or-bad/
 
inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores
http://www.acne.org/...twith-pictures/
 
my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)
http://www.acne.org/...food-allergies/
http://www.acne.org/...incare-routine/
 

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 07:29 AM

Usually, I wake up with a few ones that hurt, but I haven't in the past 2-3 days.  Plus I have other symptoms that I would prefer not to mention on this board.  smile.png   just for personal reasons...  but have noticed them subsiding too.

 

I'm not saying I'm cured or whatever.. haha.  But this is what is HELPING... ME.

 

Awesome! Great job!


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 08:02 AM

today i woke up and suddenly i have these tiny lil' whiteheads(sharp looking) on my cheeks.

am not sure how and why on earth i got then suddenly.

i've been following the same routine i follow except for 

#2 days ago i had one indian sweet(which is like 2 bites of cake,really),

#for about 4-5 days i've having yoghurt in fruit salad.(i had tested for yoghurt before.i had stopped having yoghurt for about a mnth and then had it twice a day for 2-3 days...no,i dint have zits then.  keeping that in mind i've started yoghurt...am not sure if that's the problem.)

#i had chicken curry(not much) for lunch yesterday.

#chewing on cinnamon sticks for 2 days now.

 

please suggest?

 

aana

I know i may sound crazy for saying this... but... lol 2 bites of cake is enough for me to have a break out that lasts for a while.  so sad. =/          I think the only bad thing was the cake, aaaaaand the yogurt.  Yogurt can have a lot of sugar, plus most people do not do well with dairy.  However, some people can tolerate dairy... so who knows.   If I eat something my body doesn't like, i break out within 1-3 days.    For example, when I ate beef, I broke out the next day.  If I ate spam, I would break out 2 days later. weird.



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 09:44 AM

 

today i woke up and suddenly i have these tiny lil' whiteheads(sharp looking) on my cheeks.

am not sure how and why on earth i got then suddenly.

i've been following the same routine i follow except for 

#2 days ago i had one indian sweet(which is like 2 bites of cake,really),

#for about 4-5 days i've having yoghurt in fruit salad.(i had tested for yoghurt before.i had stopped having yoghurt for about a mnth and then had it twice a day for 2-3 days...no,i dint have zits then.  keeping that in mind i've started yoghurt...am not sure if that's the problem.)

#i had chicken curry(not much) for lunch yesterday.

#chewing on cinnamon sticks for 2 days now.

 

please suggest?

 

aana

I know i may sound crazy for saying this... but... lol 2 bites of cake is enough for me to have a break out that lasts for a while.  so sad. =/          I think the only bad thing was the cake, aaaaaand the yogurt.  Yogurt can have a lot of sugar, plus most people do not do well with dairy.  However, some people can tolerate dairy... so who knows.   If I eat something my body doesn't like, i break out within 1-3 days.    For example, when I ate beef, I broke out the next day.  If I ate spam, I would break out 2 days later. weird.

 

may be its the sweet or the peanuts(exactly 6) that i had had...u're right.=(

 

but u see i've been having yoghurt for quite a few days now..may be 5-6 days(i dnt exactly remember!).and mine isnt sweetened one.i use plain home made yoghurt(or some call it curd).i dnt add any extra sugar.to avoid any extra sweetener i take it with fruits like papaya and grapes or sometimes apple.(like a fruit salad)

plus i've had yoghurt before.and then stopped for abt a mnth(to check).i did break out two places during that omission period.then i started and had it twice a day for 2-3 days but nothing happened.

am not sure.

 

but i've decided not to take peanuts(ever) and avoid any sweet(or dessert) right now.

and am stopping yoghurt for the moment as well.

 

thanks a lot for answering =)

 

 

one thing abt ur post..u mentioned tomato.

i'd read somewhere that tomato n carrot(specially when cooked) gives bad effect of lycopene.(thats what it said i think!)

my mum adds tomatoes in curries or sabzi.may be one in a curry made for 3 members..so ultimately i get a lil'  amount.

but even considering that as 'tomato in diet'..am not sure it does effect my acne.

 

also i have white rice(moderately) and wheat(not refined one) regularly.i'd never stopped it.

but i've been comparetively clearer than about an year ago.

 

p.s in my teens i used to have junk,junk and junk and was clear,clear and clear!

hardly a zit in many mnths.

it's may be stress(i'd a very bad phase in personal n professional life) and very bad skin care (i hardly cleaned my face properly for abt a mnth.just splashed water twice a day) that worsened and started it.

but once it started ,it happened on n off.

(just a history.sorry if am rambling)

 

aana


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??
http://www.acne.org/...-with-pictures/
 
huge pores
http://www.acne.org/...dwith-pictures/
 
indented scar
http://www.acne.org/...iswith-picture/
 
oils used for cooking
http://www.acne.org/...oilgood-or-bad/
 
inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores
http://www.acne.org/...twith-pictures/
 
my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)
http://www.acne.org/...food-allergies/
http://www.acne.org/...incare-routine/
 

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 02:09 PM

 

 

today i woke up and suddenly i have these tiny lil' whiteheads(sharp looking) on my cheeks.

am not sure how and why on earth i got then suddenly.

i've been following the same routine i follow except for 

#2 days ago i had one indian sweet(which is like 2 bites of cake,really),

#for about 4-5 days i've having yoghurt in fruit salad.(i had tested for yoghurt before.i had stopped having yoghurt for about a mnth and then had it twice a day for 2-3 days...no,i dint have zits then.  keeping that in mind i've started yoghurt...am not sure if that's the problem.)

#i had chicken curry(not much) for lunch yesterday.

#chewing on cinnamon sticks for 2 days now.

 

please suggest?

 

aana

I know i may sound crazy for saying this... but... lol 2 bites of cake is enough for me to have a break out that lasts for a while.  so sad. =/          I think the only bad thing was the cake, aaaaaand the yogurt.  Yogurt can have a lot of sugar, plus most people do not do well with dairy.  However, some people can tolerate dairy... so who knows.   If I eat something my body doesn't like, i break out within 1-3 days.    For example, when I ate beef, I broke out the next day.  If I ate spam, I would break out 2 days later. weird.

 

may be its the sweet or the peanuts(exactly 6) that i had had...u're right.=(

 

but u see i've been having yoghurt for quite a few days now..may be 5-6 days(i dnt exactly remember!).and mine isnt sweetened one.i use plain home made yoghurt(or some call it curd).i dnt add any extra sugar.to avoid any extra sweetener i take it with fruits like papaya and grapes or sometimes apple.(like a fruit salad)

plus i've had yoghurt before.and then stopped for abt a mnth(to check).i did break out two places during that omission period.then i started and had it twice a day for 2-3 days but nothing happened.

am not sure.

 

but i've decided not to take peanuts(ever) and avoid any sweet(or dessert) right now.

and am stopping yoghurt for the moment as well.

 

thanks a lot for answering =)

 

 

one thing abt ur post..u mentioned tomato.

i'd read somewhere that tomato n carrot(specially when cooked) gives bad effect of lycopene.(thats what it said i think!)

my mum adds tomatoes in curries or sabzi.may be one in a curry made for 3 members..so ultimately i get a lil'  amount.

but even considering that as 'tomato in diet'..am not sure it does effect my acne.

 

also i have white rice(moderately) and wheat(not refined one) regularly.i'd never stopped it.

but i've been comparetively clearer than about an year ago.

 

p.s in my teens i used to have junk,junk and junk and was clear,clear and clear!

hardly a zit in many mnths.

it's may be stress(i'd a very bad phase in personal n professional life) and very bad skin care (i hardly cleaned my face properly for abt a mnth.just splashed water twice a day) that worsened and started it.

but once it started ,it happened on n off.

(just a history.sorry if am rambling)

 

aana

 

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If you cut out yogurt for that long, and then when you introduced it into your diet, and you didn't experience anything bad, you most likely don't have a problem with it.  ESPECIALLY since yours is homemade which is awesome!  Yea I would totally avoid the sweets smile.png   At least for now.....  then maybe you can indulge maybe once a week if your body can handle it. lol   I think sometimes it can take a while for your body to show signs that what you are putting into it is not good....  

 

I eat cooked carrots, and eat them raw - no problem here for me.  Carrots seem to be a very neutral food for most people with skin conditions.   As for tomatoes, they are a common problem for a lot of people with skin disorders (psoriasis as an example).  Also, even in people with autoimmune disorders (alopecia areata...).  The other nightshade vegetables don't seem to have an effect on me,... but I cut them out anyways.  Every once in a while, I will eat something spicy (kim chi), but other than that.... lol   I avoid them.  It pushed me to explore more healthy and variety food options.  I miss tomatoes though...  I used to go to mexican restaurants, and italian restaurants and everything I ate had tomatoes in them (minestrone, salsa, burrito, taco salad, in my salad, baked ziti, spaghetti, pizza....) omgaaaaaaaa haha

 

I know people say white rice is bad, but ... it's really good.  I cut out most other things, and I personally don't see white rice as a bad choice.  I do not go for enriched flour crap.  I get organic white rice where the ingredients just say (short grain white rice) or something.  just rice.  When I eat rice, I eat it with vegetables - never with just meat....  I think the vegetables help with the GI.   Also, most people kept saying to avoid carbs but.... I NEED carbs!!!!!  lol   I just make sure to get them from healthy foods like sweet potatoes (and white rice. ha). 

 

Wheat can give some people problems (like me), but if you don't notice anything bad happening, I wouldn't bother taking it out.  Of course there will be people that say wheat inflames the gut,...  but i don't think it does unless you are intolerant to it.  wheat made my skin super oily.

 

Also, i eat curry too, but I don't eat it with tomatoes... =O

I just use curry powder....  and onions and garlic for flavor.


Edited by IDK111, 06 April 2013 - 02:10 PM.


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 05:20 PM

That's awesome! Do you think the lemon juice in the morning helps? I might start doing that again too....


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Posted 07 April 2013 - 01:28 AM

 

 

 

today i woke up and suddenly i have these tiny lil' whiteheads(sharp looking) on my cheeks.

am not sure how and why on earth i got then suddenly.

i've been following the same routine i follow except for 

#2 days ago i had one indian sweet(which is like 2 bites of cake,really),

#for about 4-5 days i've having yoghurt in fruit salad.(i had tested for yoghurt before.i had stopped having yoghurt for about a mnth and then had it twice a day for 2-3 days...no,i dint have zits then.  keeping that in mind i've started yoghurt...am not sure if that's the problem.)

#i had chicken curry(not much) for lunch yesterday.

#chewing on cinnamon sticks for 2 days now.

 

please suggest?

 

aana

I know i may sound crazy for saying this... but... lol 2 bites of cake is enough for me to have a break out that lasts for a while.  so sad. =/          I think the only bad thing was the cake, aaaaaand the yogurt.  Yogurt can have a lot of sugar, plus most people do not do well with dairy.  However, some people can tolerate dairy... so who knows.   If I eat something my body doesn't like, i break out within 1-3 days.    For example, when I ate beef, I broke out the next day.  If I ate spam, I would break out 2 days later. weird.

 

may be its the sweet or the peanuts(exactly 6) that i had had...u're right.=(

 

but u see i've been having yoghurt for quite a few days now..may be 5-6 days(i dnt exactly remember!).and mine isnt sweetened one.i use plain home made yoghurt(or some call it curd).i dnt add any extra sugar.to avoid any extra sweetener i take it with fruits like papaya and grapes or sometimes apple.(like a fruit salad)

plus i've had yoghurt before.and then stopped for abt a mnth(to check).i did break out two places during that omission period.then i started and had it twice a day for 2-3 days but nothing happened.

am not sure.

 

but i've decided not to take peanuts(ever) and avoid any sweet(or dessert) right now.

and am stopping yoghurt for the moment as well.

 

thanks a lot for answering =)

 

 

one thing abt ur post..u mentioned tomato.

i'd read somewhere that tomato n carrot(specially when cooked) gives bad effect of lycopene.(thats what it said i think!)

my mum adds tomatoes in curries or sabzi.may be one in a curry made for 3 members..so ultimately i get a lil'  amount.

but even considering that as 'tomato in diet'..am not sure it does effect my acne.

 

also i have white rice(moderately) and wheat(not refined one) regularly.i'd never stopped it.

but i've been comparetively clearer than about an year ago.

 

p.s in my teens i used to have junk,junk and junk and was clear,clear and clear!

hardly a zit in many mnths.

it's may be stress(i'd a very bad phase in personal n professional life) and very bad skin care (i hardly cleaned my face properly for abt a mnth.just splashed water twice a day) that worsened and started it.

but once it started ,it happened on n off.

(just a history.sorry if am rambling)

 

aana

 

smile.png

 

If you cut out yogurt for that long, and then when you introduced it into your diet, and you didn't experience anything bad, you most likely don't have a problem with it.  ESPECIALLY since yours is homemade which is awesome!  Yea I would totally avoid the sweets smile.png   At least for now.....  then maybe you can indulge maybe once a week if your body can handle it. lol   I think sometimes it can take a while for your body to show signs that what you are putting into it is not good....  

 

I eat cooked carrots, and eat them raw - no problem here for me.  Carrots seem to be a very neutral food for most people with skin conditions.   As for tomatoes, they are a common problem for a lot of people with skin disorders (psoriasis as an example).  Also, even in people with autoimmune disorders (alopecia areata...).  The other nightshade vegetables don't seem to have an effect on me,... but I cut them out anyways.  Every once in a while, I will eat something spicy (kim chi), but other than that.... lol   I avoid them.  It pushed me to explore more healthy and variety food options.  I miss tomatoes though...  I used to go to mexican restaurants, and italian restaurants and everything I ate had tomatoes in them (minestrone, salsa, burrito, taco salad, in my salad, baked ziti, spaghetti, pizza....) omgaaaaaaaa haha

 

I know people say white rice is bad, but ... it's really good.  I cut out most other things, and I personally don't see white rice as a bad choice.  I do not go for enriched flour crap.  I get organic white rice where the ingredients just say (short grain white rice) or something.  just rice.  When I eat rice, I eat it with vegetables - never with just meat....  I think the vegetables help with the GI.   Also, most people kept saying to avoid carbs but.... I NEED carbs!!!!!  lol   I just make sure to get them from healthy foods like sweet potatoes (and white rice. ha). 

 

Wheat can give some people problems (like me), but if you don't notice anything bad happening, I wouldn't bother taking it out.  Of course there will be people that say wheat inflames the gut,...  but i don't think it does unless you are intolerant to it.  wheat made my skin super oily.

 

Also, i eat curry too, but I don't eat it with tomatoes... =O

I just use curry powder....  and onions and garlic for flavor.

hey!

 

nightshade vegetables would include Potatoes, tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, eggplant, tomatillos, tamarios, pepinos, pimentos, paprika, and cayenne peppers etc.

thats a lot of choices..so i'd say if u aint intolerant to that particular food item dnt just omit it.

& even i need my carb.

see i aim in eating a balanced diet.something that i can maintain.=) which includes carbs,protein and fat(in less amount).

{although a daily intake test that i did on one website says i take more carb,protein n sodium than optimum level.thats certainly never accurate but even u can give it a try,let me know}

a balanced diet is also something that u can maintain through out.not just meant for  this phase.

after about 10 yrs,may be u will be able to have tomato and no other restriction.omitting carb completely for a while is okay..for people with specific goals but otherwise its not.=)

 

as for wheat and curry..i've had them ever since i was a kid.even in my teen years(till i was 18 or so) so i dnt think it does effect much.

plus i've whole grain wheat is good for bowel.

are u quite sure wheat makes ur skin oily?

what makes u say wheat inflames gut?

 

btw,garlic and ginger are both very good for skin.acne prone skin.



That's awesome! Do you think the lemon juice in the morning helps? I might start doing that again too....

hello =)

 

yes,it's good.

a cup of warm water with half a lemon in it.u could add a pinch of cinnamon if u like.

some use honey but even without that it doesnt taste too bad.

they say it flushes out toxins.and the hot water improves ur gut movement,(peristalsis).

also,u get ur vitamin c which is very good for ue skin.

 

please read the link or u can also google it.

http://lajollamom.co...in-the-morning/

 

personally,i've been doing it for about 3 mnths now.it gives u that instant feel-good factor(psychologically)kinda kick-starts ur day!

 

aana


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??
http://www.acne.org/...-with-pictures/
 
huge pores
http://www.acne.org/...dwith-pictures/
 
indented scar
http://www.acne.org/...iswith-picture/
 
oils used for cooking
http://www.acne.org/...oilgood-or-bad/
 
inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores
http://www.acne.org/...twith-pictures/
 
my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)
http://www.acne.org/...food-allergies/
http://www.acne.org/...incare-routine/
 

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 05:12 AM

Hey everyone, I have been M.I.A. for a long time. lol

 

But I just want to say that I am OFFICIALLY CURED!!!! :)

I am so happy and I wanted to thank everyone here!!!

Just for the record, my first post in this thread DOES NOT WORK for me.  I have been clear for a couple months now and all I have is a few scars which are going away fast. 

 

I went away for a few months because even though I was eating right, I was still breaking out and I did not know why.  So I just left acne.org to figure out what works for me now that I have heard all of YOUR stories.  I tested everything and told myself I would not come back til I got it right.  I also lost a lot of weight at one point because i was so scared to eat.  I know that most of you can feel me on this. 

 

Here is what I do not eat:

- Shrimp and lobster (Crustaceans) - these give me CYSTS!!!!!!!!

-Farmed fish - CYSTS!!!!  I buy wild caught halibut and salmon.  Avoid fish like tilapia.  They eat poop! yuck.

-Oranges and grapefruits - CYSTS!  I can eat lemons though.  Weird.

-I limit my meat consumption.  When I go out to eat, I eat like a vegan (no dairy, eggs, meat).  Basically,.... I want my meat to come from a GOOD source.  I also know that most places use some type of marinade.  And this is a no no for me because what the hell do they put in their marinades?  I do not know 

-No corn.  MOST CORN IS GMO!!!!  Please look up GMO if you do not know.  I used to load up on corn at Chipotle but avoid it at all cost.  Avoid the top GMO foods.  I do not have to worry about it because I avoid processed foods.

-No chocolate.

-No sugar

-Fake meat (hot dogs, spam, pre-cooked bacon).

 

Here is what I DO eat (focus on this):

-Fruits and vegetables

-Lentils and Beans

-Rice, Quinoa, .....gluten free grains.  I do not seem to have a problem with gluten.  If something has wheat in it, I do not freak out because it is usually small amounts...

-Fish

-Squid

-Noodles!  (buckwheat,.. brown rice noodles..)

-Nuts (almonds, walnuts)

-Seeds (like.. ermm.. pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds)

...........................


Stuff like that.  My diet is mostly plant-based.

If I were to pick which one helped me the most... I would say avoiding sugar, oranges, and shrimp.  The others were just extra.  I did not realize how much sugar was in my food because my korean mom never told me....   There is sugar in a lot of the food she makes, and she uses about a tablespoon of cane sugar (organic).  But still I break out when she uses them to the point where she has CHANGED her cooking for me and taught me how to cook them without sugar.  Please check your foods.  Typical things like tomato sauce has sugar.  i have to go to the organic store to buy one without added sugar (I use EDEN BRAND).  That jar lasts me a good 2-4 times.  

 


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How I wash my face:  I don't. hahahaha... I know this may seem stupid but I just totally gave up when I went this diet route.  I only wash my face in the shower with water.  And then I wash it at night again.  Change your detergent so your towels and pillowcases are not soaking up all that crap, or use tissues to try your face.

 

The only thing I use on my face is a green clay mask.  I order it off of amazon, it's by FRONTIER.  But any will do.  Just telling you what I use.  I mix it in a bowl and voila! green clay.  WORKS AMAZING.  but it is not the cure.  I use it because I wanted to pamper myself on some days.

 

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SUPPLEMENTS!

Please make sure your supplements are free of crap, GMO, and things like CORN!!!!!!!!!  Also,... please please please make sure you do not buy liquid if it is CITRIC ACID IN IT.  that stuff broke me out like nooooooooooooooooo other.  Did you know it is made from a fungus?!  Because it is too expensive to use lemons/oranges - real citrus?!  Geez.  Please avoid if you have a problem.  Took me a while.  Had to throw out a lot of supps.

 

Here is what I take:

 

1)  Vitamin D:  I started off taking 20,000 IU a day for about 2 months?  Now i am on 10,000 IU a day.  The lowest I will go is 5,000 IU.   I use the NOW brand that just has olive oil in it.  ...........But I use the capsules because the liquid has some bad stuff in it like corn.

 

2) B12 - Thorne research is a good brand.  

 

3) Iron - I can not stress enough how good iron has been to me.  I use raw iron (vitamin code) by garden of life

 

4) I take calcium and magnesium supps - I use the one by garden of life (vitamin code) because it is from plant source.. NOT ROCKS AND OYSTERS OR WHATEVER.  It is much easier on your stomach.  This supplement also comes with the vitamin K2 that is great to take with vitamin D so that it puts the calcium into your bones and not your organs where they should not be.

 

5) Omega 3.  I TAKE KRILL OIL!!!!  Fish do not have the most omega 3.  Krill oil does because the fish eat the krill to get their omega 3.  I take everest nutrition krill oil.  Best one.  I buy it from amazon.

 


WORKS GREAT.

AM CLEAR!

I HAVE PICTURES IF SOMEONE WANTS PROOF.

But I will not post them here.

Also... I do have a facebook.....  message me for it.  :)  I do not put up my acne pics on facebook, but you can see my now pics, and i can send my acne pics to you.

 

I have nothing to gain from this post.

Just wanted to come back to express my thanks, and tell you what worked for me.

 

I learned most of my recipes online from raw vegans and vegans... And my diet is mostly korean food.   I start my day everyday with fruit and/or green smoothie.  ALWAYS. no exception. 



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 04:02 PM

Hey do tomatoes still affect your acne? I do not see it on your list of avoids now..did it get sorted?



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 05:47 PM

Hey do tomatoes still affect your acne? I do not see it on your list of avoids now..did it get sorted?

 

Hi!

 

Short answer:  No, tomatoes do NOT affect my acne.  No nightshades affect my acne.

Long answer:  I always thought nightshades affected my acne because everytime I ate spaghetti, or had a salad, or ate kim chi ...and some other foods...  i was always looking at it "face value".  I could not find anything else wrong, and everyone kept talking about nightshades on here and on the psoriasis boards.  But when I did my thorough testing, I found that I do not have problems with any nightshade vegetables.  I was missing the salad dressing (the balsamic vinegar with the caramel coloring in it and not using organic one without the crap in it), or buying regular tomato sauce with all the sugar and other junk in it.  And kim chi is tooted as a healthy fermented food but..... what people do not realize is koreans put sugar in this food so that IT DOES ferment.  Without sugar, it does not ferment the way people like it to.  I now use fruit instead of sugar when making kim chi.



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 03:59 AM

When you say beef are you referring to conventional beef or grass fed beef?



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 02:07 PM

When you say beef are you referring to conventional beef or grass fed beef?

 

When I am at home eating, I like to buy organic, grass-fed beef.  I just feel it is overall better, and plus cows are ruminants.  They are supposed to be eating grass.  Feeding them something like corn is just... awful . And grass fed beef is much healthier for you (especially with the omega 3/6 ratio of grass vs. conventional).   So again, when I go out to eat, I do not eat meat.  Only rare occasions when I am going out with my korean friends, we will go to a korean restaurant,... or a vietnamese restaurant I will eat meat.  However, it is nothing like a steak.  The meat is in the soup, and it is in very small amounts.  Look up "pho"  or "seul lang tang" to see what I mean.    My mom still buys conventional beef/meat.  So I eat them, but it is not often.  Before changing my diet, I would eat meat AND fake meat 3 times a day, sometimes more.  I eat meat now about.....2 times a week?  If that.  I've gone 2 weeks without eating any meat.  And when I do eat meat for example, I do not eat a whole chicken, or chicken breast.  I will make homemade chicken soup.....   The only time I eat a huge piece of meat is steak. 

 

I do notice that when I eat conventional beef, I get a few pimples (about 2) around my jaw/cheek area.  However, it was not the main cause of all of my cysts and irritation.  So in summary, I do still eat conventional meat, but very sparingly, and the effect on my acne is not severe.  I would say it is very minor.  Mind you my acne was severe, and I was recommended accutane over and over and over and over again.  So to me, 2 pimples from eating out with my friend (very small pimples that go away in a day or two), do not bother me or concern me.

:)

 

Again, I avoid eating meat at restaurants when I KNOW that they have put a marinade on it to make it taste like a certain flavor.

I was once pro-paleo,.... but now I am pro-vegan/vegetarian/plant-based diet.  I do not label myself as a pescatarian, or vegan, or vegetarian because I am not one,... since even though I do not have to eat meat for a month, I still eat meat.

:)

 

good luck!



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 02:53 AM

mind me asking if age has to do anything with ur acne?


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??
http://www.acne.org/...-with-pictures/
 
huge pores
http://www.acne.org/...dwith-pictures/
 
indented scar
http://www.acne.org/...iswith-picture/
 
oils used for cooking
http://www.acne.org/...oilgood-or-bad/
 
inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores
http://www.acne.org/...twith-pictures/
 
my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)
http://www.acne.org/...food-allergies/
http://www.acne.org/...incare-routine/
 

#20 IDK111

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 04:08 AM

mind me asking if age has to do anything with ur acne?

 

Hi!

I have been battling with acne since..........10 or 11.  I know that I was in 5th grade so whatever age that is. lol   It was mostly moderate throughout high school, and it affected my forehead, nose, and the skin beneath my eyes by my nose.  When I turned 19, my acne became cystic and I was offered accutane but never took it.  The cystic acne affects my WHOLE FACE.  Down to my cheeks, neck, jawline... which I never had a problem with in high school so this was all new and scared me.  I am 21 now, and it's basically gone because of diet change.   My dad had cystic acne and his did not go away until he was almost 35!!!!!  He is 50 now and still gets pimples sometimes on his head, neck, back...    My mom never had acne - perfect korean skin and she does absolutely nothing except use some fancy skin care line from estee lauder. 

 

My acne has been gone since I've been doing this. I'm not sure if my age has anything to do with it.  If you mean that my acne magically cleared up because of my age, then no, this is definately not the case and age has nothing to do with it. lol  Because I do a lot of things, and when I stop for example,.... with diet change (this is easy to test), then I break out horribly again.  As for the supplements, I have been on them for a while, sooooo if I stop, the effect is not immediate.  The first vitamin that cleared up my cystic acne on my cheeks, chin, and jawline was vitamin D.  The iron helps too.  I do believe hereditary has some part to do with it.... but I am able to control it with diet and supplements. 

 

I'm a female, never been pregnant, never had sex, never been on birth control, ........nothing to mess up with my hormones.  My hormones have been tested and literally, I am PERFECT in the hormone area.  testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone are all extremely normal (read the lab results myself).  Even my thyroid and all was totally normal.  There has been nothing else wrong with me. 


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