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Paleo Diet. Anyone Tried It?

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So I'm watching Dr. Oz right now and he is talking about the Paleo diet and it sounds like the cure for acne. I'm reading up on it and want to get the book "Dietary cure for Acne" and would love to change my diet around. Has anyone tried this diet and how did it work out for you??

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Many people have tried it. Many have found success. It is mainly used for inflammatory acne, and in my experience has been useful in stopping the formation of inflammatory lesions.

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I've heard about it, I don't know about acne but the Paleo diet seems to really help with weight loss and overall health in general. I've heard nothing but good things about it (besides the fact that you can't eat Twinkies lol)


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Yes. Lots of people. It's for everything to do with everything going on in your body. But you don't have to go paleo or get a book. Just cut out the processed foods and drinks. Eat real whole nutrient dense foods and more anti-inflammatory foods (which mostly means plant foods that aren't grains or high sugar) than inflammatory (sugar, grains, trans fats).


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”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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I sort of follow the Paleo diet. Basically, a Paleo diet encourages completely stopping the consumption of processed foods and sugar and consuming foods that our cave dwelling ancestors used to consume. In other words, this diet encourages the consumption of raw foods, nuts and plenty of proteins.

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100% clear on Paleo, 3 1/2 years and counting.

how bad was ur acne prior to paleo?

what fats do you consume whilst on paleo

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I'm sort of half paleo half way too many fruits, with added white potatoes and a piece of bread once a week or so. I'm picking at things because my mind is elsewhere when focusing on school and work. My acne cysts are gone but they took forever to stop erupting. Just type in "Paleo successful stories" on a search engine and read to your hearts content. Keep in mind that a lot of people with acne do not join acne communities on the internet. Give it a try, you have nothing to loose.


08/20/13: Acne is gone!! Success thread here --->

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My Regimen: NO Dairy, Sugar, and *most* High GI/GL foods.

My Previous Regimen Here: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/288705-how-i-cleared-my-acne-after-26-years-try-it/ 
My FAQ's Are Written Here: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/gallery/image/46898-day-one-my-faqs/ 

My Experiences with Dan's Regimen Here:


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100% clear on Paleo, 3 1/2 years and counting.

how bad was ur acne prior to paleo?

what fats do you consume whilst on paleo

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hey treatacne, do you get any breakouts from a piece of bread if you eat it once a week? What if you ate like a burger 2 times a week, would it break you out??


08/20/13: Acne is gone!! Success thread here --->

--------------------

My Regimen: NO Dairy, Sugar, and *most* High GI/GL foods.

My Previous Regimen Here: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/288705-how-i-cleared-my-acne-after-26-years-try-it/ 
My FAQ's Are Written Here: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/gallery/image/46898-day-one-my-faqs/ 

My Experiences with Dan's Regimen Here:


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100% clear on Paleo, 3 1/2 years and counting.

how bad was ur acne prior to paleo?

what fats do you consume whilst on paleo

I had moderate cystic acne for about ~11 years.

Animal fat, olive oil, coconut oil, and avocados basically


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”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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