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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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

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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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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)

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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good luck!

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