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Has Anyone Cured Acne 100% With Just Nutrition Changes?

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I don't think diet cures acne. Good diet together with juicing keeps acne at bay.


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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i have gotten 90% clear with only nutrition changes. i started a paleo diet and eat no grains as well, and i take 30mg of zinc chelated a day. these two things and vitmain D3 have made me 90% clear. the hard part is getting rid of the rest. i tried 45mg of zinc and that and paleo pretty much cleared me 100% but i got extreme depression, lack of appetite, and brain fog 3 days after starting the 45mg zinc. It has been 4 days since i stopped the 45mg zinc and the depression/mental fog has cleared but i still have low appetite. it is scary because i lost 7 pounds in 7 days and i am still there. i am kind of scared it is the zinc or my tea tree oil. i read that tea tree oil can cause more estrogen and low testosterone which could make me less hungry and loose weight.

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nothing "cures " acne because to say "cure" means its gone never to return...diet and accutane and hormones can control acne but if you stop anyone them the acne returns. They can put men on the moon but they cant fix acne...or make nylons that dont run :-(

I don't think diet cures acne. Good diet together with juicing keeps acne at bay.

So what other than accutane cures acne?

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nothing "cures " acne because to say "cure" means its gone never to return...diet and accutane and hormones can control acne but if you stop anyone them the acne returns. They can put men on the moon but they cant fix acne...or make nylons that dont run whistling.gif(

I don't think diet cures acne. Good diet together with juicing keeps acne at bay.

So what other than accutane cures acne?

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i have gotten 90% clear with only nutrition changes. i started a paleo diet and eat no grains as well, and i take 30mg of zinc chelated a day. these two things and vitmain D3 have made me 90% clear. the hard part is getting rid of the rest. i tried 45mg of zinc and that and paleo pretty much cleared me 100% but i got extreme depression, lack of appetite, and brain fog 3 days after starting the 45mg zinc. It has been 4 days since i stopped the 45mg zinc and the depression/mental fog has cleared but i still have low appetite. it is scary because i lost 7 pounds in 7 days and i am still there. i am kind of scared it is the zinc or my tea tree oil. i read that tea tree oil can cause more estrogen and low testosterone which could make me less hungry and loose weight.

Are you drinking the tea tree oil or something? I don't see how applying it topically could do that.

If you got depression and lack of appetite from upping your zinc, I bet your body is telling you something is wrong (i.e. too much zinc). You get tons of zinc when you eat a paleo diet anyways, so I do not think the extra zinc is really needed.

Which vitamin d supplements are you taking? What ingredients are in them?

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Ill try and be specific: first I cut out all sugars/fast food/processed food three years ago...about two years ago, I added gluten/dairy t that list. For about 18 months I ate mostly protein like fish/chicken/veggies some fruit (nothing acidic) lots of green smoothies raw veggies and some nuts. Only water and green tea. No matter what I did my skin kept getting worse. I aat one point cut out any animal products for a few weeks but felt ill. My acne was the worst the more things I cut out. I will admit Ive never done an elimination diet. btw since being on birth control I can eat pretty much anything, the only time I notice any small pimples is if I drink a lot of alcohol. ideas?

I take a supplement called Hairomega 3-in-1 its an anti-DHT product. The main ingreddients are saw palmetto, nettles, pygeum and green tea.I also take spearmint, either in tea or capsule form.

Im really interested to see how many people believe they have cleared their acne by changing/eliminating foods from their diet. If so, what did you do, how long did it take and what are the specifics of your acne ie do you have an underlying condition?

Ive tried so hard to "fix" my skin with diet but nothing ever worked except taking birth control + anti-DHT supplements.

I dont believe my acne can be fixed with diet alone but Im curious to hear about people who have succeeded. Thanks.

I think dht may be my issue as well since I am horny all the time. I don't know if saw palmetto is enough to clear me though (i am a man), and birth control is not an option. Which anti-dht supps do u take??

Its good to hear some people have had success. Im really frustrated because last year, the healthier I ate the worse my skin seemed. It was finally confirmed that I have PCOS and Im thinking that since the acne is caused by a hormone imbalance maybe I cant fix it no matter how healthy I eat.

I guess Im looking at it like diabetes type 1 or epilepsy, they are serious problems which must be treated with meds even though I dont like being dependant on birth control I feel like I dont have a choice. I still eat healthy but I dont know how strict I could be.

I know birth control is a 'quick fix" but I have no idea how or even if my hormones could be fixed naturally.

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i have gotten 90% clear with only nutrition changes. i started a paleo diet and eat no grains as well, and i take 30mg of zinc chelated a day. these two things and vitmain D3 have made me 90% clear. the hard part is getting rid of the rest. i tried 45mg of zinc and that and paleo pretty much cleared me 100% but i got extreme depression, lack of appetite, and brain fog 3 days after starting the 45mg zinc. It has been 4 days since i stopped the 45mg zinc and the depression/mental fog has cleared but i still have low appetite. it is scary because i lost 7 pounds in 7 days and i am still there. i am kind of scared it is the zinc or my tea tree oil. i read that tea tree oil can cause more estrogen and low testosterone which could make me less hungry and loose weight.

Are you drinking the tea tree oil or something? I don't see how applying it topically could do that.

If you got depression and lack of appetite from upping your zinc, I bet your body is telling you something is wrong (i.e. too much zinc). You get tons of zinc when you eat a paleo diet anyways, so I do not think the extra zinc is really needed.

Which vitamin d supplements are you taking? What ingredients are in them?

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Ill try and be specific: first I cut out all sugars/fast food/processed food three years ago...about two years ago, I added gluten/dairy t that list. For about 18 months I ate mostly protein like fish/chicken/veggies some fruit (nothing acidic) lots of green smoothies raw veggies and some nuts. Only water and green tea. No matter what I did my skin kept getting worse. I aat one point cut out any animal products for a few weeks but felt ill. My acne was the worst the more things I cut out. I will admit Ive never done an elimination diet. btw since being on birth control I can eat pretty much anything, the only time I notice any small pimples is if I drink a lot of alcohol. ideas?

I take a supplement called Hairomega 3-in-1 its an anti-DHT product. The main ingreddients are saw palmetto, nettles, pygeum and green tea.I also take spearmint, either in tea or capsule form.

Im really interested to see how many people believe they have cleared their acne by changing/eliminating foods from their diet. If so, what did you do, how long did it take and what are the specifics of your acne ie do you have an underlying condition?

Ive tried so hard to "fix" my skin with diet but nothing ever worked except taking birth control + anti-DHT supplements.

I dont believe my acne can be fixed with diet alone but Im curious to hear about people who have succeeded. Thanks.

I think dht may be my issue as well since I am horny all the time. I don't know if saw palmetto is enough to clear me though (i am a man), and birth control is not an option. Which anti-dht supps do u take??

Its good to hear some people have had success. Im really frustrated because last year, the healthier I ate the worse my skin seemed. It was finally confirmed that I have PCOS and Im thinking that since the acne is caused by a hormone imbalance maybe I cant fix it no matter how healthy I eat.

I guess Im looking at it like diabetes type 1 or epilepsy, they are serious problems which must be treated with meds even though I dont like being dependant on birth control I feel like I dont have a choice. I still eat healthy but I dont know how strict I could be.

I know birth control is a 'quick fix" but I have no idea how or even if my hormones could be fixed naturally.

The thing is, what most people consider as "healthy" is not healthy at all. Please tell me exactly what your diet consisted of when you were eating "healthy"?

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I dont think you were talking to me, but I like the taste of vegetable juice, I dont have to add any fruits to mine. I have used any combo of carrots celery beets romaine parsley cucumber dandelion leaves etc...but if you think its too tart you can add apple sgrapes or pineaple. But no, it doesnt taste bad at all.

When I first started juicing vegetables every day and the oiliness on my skin vanished for the first time in my life, I was nearly hell bent on bulldozing my dermatologists offices down. I mean, what liars... I can still see their smug little looks on their faces whenever I came back to refill my prescriptions. They got me good. They got me damn good.

My skin is incredibly oily and I've seen improvement with green smoothies, but it hasn't vanished. I sure wish it would though! Do you still get relief from your oily skin from vegetable juice? Would you mind sharing your recipe?

My Previous Regimen is in my link bellow in my signature. I juiced once a day every day AND got rid of sugar. But unlike the guy who started that regimen, I also got rid of milk. My oiliness disappeared after about a few weeks. August 6th was when I started, and August 15th was when the oil was gone. It was crazy fast for me. I juiced once a day in the morning. He juices twice a day. I stopped my juicing last month because I was going at it for about six months and decied to take a break and focus more on the food I'm eating. My face has very little oil to it and nothing compared to what it was before. It's tolerable and not over-oily like most people I see with acne, so whatever the juice did really helped that out for sure. However, avoiding milk is probably why the oil isn't there as much as well.

Green smoothies alone wont help I'm afraid sad.png. Don't get me wrong, they are terrific, but no one can eat as much fibre and vegetable/fruit skin in those smoothies compared to what you would need for the amount of vegetables in juicing. The juicing literally squeezes out the juice and ONLy the juice of the vegetable, and when it enters your stomach you get the nutrients instantly. No need to wait for the digestion... it almost instantly gets absorbed into your blood stream.

If you have time, you can watch this film off youtube about a guy (and few others in the film) who did nothing more but juice vegetables three times a day for sixty days. One woman was "looking clearer" even though I didn't think she had any skin issues before:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpLQwWKb3l8

My juicer looks about the same. I got it from a neighbor for 40 bucks because he wasn't using it. It's ridiculously light and isn't that hard to wash. Explore that movie channel on youtube and find a bunch of recipes to your linking. I juiced whatever I could and didn't actually focus on a recipe, only what I could get my hands on. Also, I found out that tomatoes and peppers were flaring up my psoriasis and even spreading it further around my hands and arms, so by accident I started looking into psoriasis and food triggers on my own. Unfortunately, I have a much stricter diet in my future because I have both acne and psoriasis, so you may not need to be as strict as me when it comes to your juice. You should be fine with tomatoes and peppers, but use them only a couple of times a week since they are a nightshade family after all.

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I dont think you were talking to me, but I like the taste of vegetable juice, I dont have to add any fruits to mine. I have used any combo of carrots celery beets romaine parsley cucumber dandelion leaves etc...but if you think its too tart you can add apple sgrapes or pineaple. But no, it doesnt taste bad at all.

Thank you for the very detailed response! I think you have inspired me to go out and get a juicer now! I'm trying to make all my meals have a low glycemic impact as well so hopefully the combination will help smile.png

Edit: One more question I just thought of... Does the vegetable juice taste bad? I have a hard time imagining pure vegetable juice tasting good.


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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An adjustment on nutrition intake will always be better regardless if it will cure you of acne. It is s lifestyle change that everyone is encourage to pursue.

Personally, maintaining a healthy diet is one of my constraints but of course I can do something about it and make better choices.

Recommendation:

Green Smoothies - no sugar

Green Leafy Vegetables

Complex Carbo - I am asian so not eating grains is not possible for me

Fruits that are on season to minimize pesticides


AM/PM Skin Care Routine

Facial Wash - Raw and Organic Honey or Andalou Naturals Clarifying Facial Wash

Toner - Witch Hazel extract or Andalou Naturals Clarifying Toner

Moisturizer - Sunflower Oil

Twice a week Aztec Bentonite Clay Mask

Supplements:

Zinc Gluconate or Chelated Zinc (Solgar) - 22/25 mg twice a day

Chromium Polynicotinate GTF - 200mcg - twice a day - helps with weight loss and insulin sensitivity


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Id say, fish 2-3 times per week.

i have gotten 90% clear with only nutrition changes. i started a paleo diet and eat no grains as well, and i take 30mg of zinc chelated a day. these two things and vitmain D3 have made me 90% clear. the hard part is getting rid of the rest. i tried 45mg of zinc and that and paleo pretty much cleared me 100% but i got extreme depression, lack of appetite, and brain fog 3 days after starting the 45mg zinc. It has been 4 days since i stopped the 45mg zinc and the depression/mental fog has cleared but i still have low appetite. it is scary because i lost 7 pounds in 7 days and i am still there. i am kind of scared it is the zinc or my tea tree oil. i read that tea tree oil can cause more estrogen and low testosterone which could make me less hungry and loose weight.

Are you drinking the tea tree oil or something? I don't see how applying it topically could do that.

If you got depression and lack of appetite from upping your zinc, I bet your body is telling you something is wrong (i.e. too much zinc). You get tons of zinc when you eat a paleo diet anyways, so I do not think the extra zinc is really needed.

Which vitamin d supplements are you taking? What ingredients are in them?

>>

Ill try and be specific: first I cut out all sugars/fast food/processed food three years ago...about two years ago, I added gluten/dairy t that list. For about 18 months I ate mostly protein like fish/chicken/veggies some fruit (nothing acidic) lots of green smoothies raw veggies and some nuts. Only water and green tea. No matter what I did my skin kept getting worse. I aat one point cut out any animal products for a few weeks but felt ill. My acne was the worst the more things I cut out. I will admit Ive never done an elimination diet. btw since being on birth control I can eat pretty much anything, the only time I notice any small pimples is if I drink a lot of alcohol. ideas?

I take a supplement called Hairomega 3-in-1 its an anti-DHT product. The main ingreddients are saw palmetto, nettles, pygeum and green tea.I also take spearmint, either in tea or capsule form.

Im really interested to see how many people believe they have cleared their acne by changing/eliminating foods from their diet. If so, what did you do, how long did it take and what are the specifics of your acne ie do you have an underlying condition?

Ive tried so hard to "fix" my skin with diet but nothing ever worked except taking birth control + anti-DHT supplements.

I dont believe my acne can be fixed with diet alone but Im curious to hear about people who have succeeded. Thanks.

I think dht may be my issue as well since I am horny all the time. I don't know if saw palmetto is enough to clear me though (i am a man), and birth control is not an option. Which anti-dht supps do u take??

Its good to hear some people have had success. Im really frustrated because last year, the healthier I ate the worse my skin seemed. It was finally confirmed that I have PCOS and Im thinking that since the acne is caused by a hormone imbalance maybe I cant fix it no matter how healthy I eat.

I guess Im looking at it like diabetes type 1 or epilepsy, they are serious problems which must be treated with meds even though I dont like being dependant on birth control I feel like I dont have a choice. I still eat healthy but I dont know how strict I could be.

I know birth control is a 'quick fix" but I have no idea how or even if my hormones could be fixed naturally.

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The colors were never consistent either, lol.

You can freeze it??? o_0

yah they are a kind of scary-looking color. Also, beet juice dosnt freez. Weird eh?

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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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I don't think diet cures acne. Good diet together with juicing keeps acne at bay.

So what other than accutane cures acne?

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lol no, for some reason the stuff does not freeze. Ive tried it.

??

The colors were never consistent either, lol.

You can freeze it??? o_0

yah they are a kind of scary-looking color. Also, beet juice dosnt freez. Weird eh?

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lol no, for some reason the stuff does not freeze. Ive tried it.

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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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