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Posted 05 May 2013 - 06:37 PM

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

 

That's a great way to start, but please do what you feel is best for you. smile.png

 

Also, heres the food pyramid in the film I showed you: http://www.drfuhrman...oodpyramid.aspx

 

My friend works at GoodWill and got his own juicer there. Thrift shops may be a great way to start, provided that you soak and wash those things like no tomorrow before you use them. As a matter of fact, most of my kitchen equipment came from GoodWill. No one needs a 'new' anything... there are plenty of used juicers off the internet as well by people who no longer use them and/or have one too many. There are also youtube videos of people using them and teaching others how to clean them. I never made my own recipes, but there are probably a few hundred thousand off the internet and at your local library. What you want is to read as many reviews as possible for as many juicers you can find. You want something that's fairly small (like in the film), powerful enough to squeeze out as much juice as possible, and easy to clean with little no no water and time. The man in the film above juiced 4 times a day. I recon he only washed it once at the end of the day. I mixed the washing of my juicer in with my other dish chores when I got around to them. I also got a brand new 99 cent vegetable brush at GoodWill and a 1.99 plastic town to wash my veggies in. Cheap as hell, and only 10 to 15 minutes every morning. Starting will take longer however because your changing you habits.

 

Basically, your overall diet needs to be a TON of vegetables. Buy fresh lettuce to eat and put on some carrots and beets or whatever you like, and have at least one small salad a day. Save the plump, cheap, juicy vegetables like cucumber and tomatoes for the juicer. Please beware of beets... a small piece turns the entire concoction red! Also, half a cucumber creates a LOT of juice, so if I juiced every day then I only needed to buy 3 cucumbers for the entire week. Where I live they are 2 for a dollar sometimes or one for 1 dollar. Seasons are important to consider. Keep track of your receipts as well so you can generalize how much your veggies will cost each week. For me, it was around 20 dollars... nothing compared to the coffee, cereals, vending machines and whatever else I was snacking on for no reason. Plus the juice makes you feel full. Sometimes for my friends though, the juice only fills them up for an hour - If you save the fruit for snacking, you can have that after juicing. Sometimes the juice is too bitter or not like we are use to, so my friends often take a sip of juice and a small bite of an apple until they drink it all.

 

Having a blender is still good! They're great for morning smoothies with fresh or frozen vegetables, as well as my favorite broccoli soup. They are easier to clean than the juicer, but unless you're not chewing your food all the way then theres no need to always use them. Plus, when you blend something and drink it, you didn't give the saliva in your mouth enough time for the first step: helping you break down the food and preparing it for the stomach. Chew your food at least 30 to 50 'counts', then swallow. Enjoy your meals! You'll probably find that eating vegetables, both frozen and fresh, are a lot cheaper than buying all these "low-fat", "gluten-free", "naturally-sweetened", etc... products we want to buy. Good luck! 


Edited by TreatAcne, 05 May 2013 - 06:38 PM.

08/20/13: Acne is gone!! Success thread here ---> http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/333646-milk-free-diet-cleared-my-cystic-acne-and/ 

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My Regimen: Dairy, Sugar, Caffeine, and *mostly* Gluten FREE Diet.

My Previous Regimen Here: http://www.acne.org/...6-years-try-it/
My FAQ's Are Written Here: http://www.acne.org/...t-day-and-faqs/

My Experiences with Dan's Regimen: http://www.acne.org/...t-acne-regimen/


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 06:13 AM

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



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:07 PM

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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Posted 06 May 2013 - 04:41 PM

I'm 99% clear through diet, still on acne.org for the scar forum. 

 

Severe -> mostly clear after 3 - 4 yrs of diet change (I've had acne more than half my life). 

 

This is what I eat everyday:

grass fed stew beef, chicken (boiled or baked, avoid seasoning)

raw coconut butter (core source of calories), raw almond butter

raw cocoa

extra virgin olive oil

all greens

 

In my case, I don't recommend the acne diet change unless you're really going all out. It's tough, no one understands, and it's not budget friendly.

 

If you do go this route, enjoy 50 different people who "know everything about nutrition" giving you 50 completely opposite recommendations on what you should eat.

 

Good luck.



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 05:33 PM


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

 
So what other than accutane cures acne?

Accutane ones not cure acne. Go over to the accutane forums and see how many times people have taken it because their acne came back.. And then there's those of us for whom it I'd nothing.

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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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:55 PM

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

 

There is no "cure" for acne. I wish there was.


Edited by TreatAcne, 06 May 2013 - 09:24 PM.

08/20/13: Acne is gone!! Success thread here ---> http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/333646-milk-free-diet-cleared-my-cystic-acne-and/ 

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My Regimen: Dairy, Sugar, Caffeine, and *mostly* Gluten FREE Diet.

My Previous Regimen Here: http://www.acne.org/...6-years-try-it/
My FAQ's Are Written Here: http://www.acne.org/...t-day-and-faqs/

My Experiences with Dan's Regimen: http://www.acne.org/...t-acne-regimen/


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:21 PM

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.

 

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"?

 

How much fish were you eating? Your diet lacked something very important... fat. You were eating lean meats, so you had no fats at all.

 

I am no expert in diet (I have acne as well).

 

All I know is, for overall health, grains are terrible (only certain ones are safe if you properly prepare them), and American dairy is also horrible (european dairy though seems okay, same with raw dairy).



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 05:28 AM

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?



 salmon and fish had fats, I had avocados and olive oil and nuts which have fats.

Its all so complicated innit?

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.

 

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"?

 

How much fish were you eating? Your diet lacked something very important... fat. You were eating lean meats, so you had no fats at all.

 

I am no expert in diet (I have acne as well).

 

All I know is, for overall health, grains are terrible (only certain ones are safe if you properly prepare them), and American dairy is also horrible (european dairy though seems okay, same with raw dairy).

 



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 12:22 AM

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?



 salmon and fish had fats, I had avocados and olive oil and nuts which have fats.

Its all so complicated innit?

>

 

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.

 

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"?

 

How much fish were you eating? Your diet lacked something very important... fat. You were eating lean meats, so you had no fats at all.

 

I am no expert in diet (I have acne as well).

 

All I know is, for overall health, grains are terrible (only certain ones are safe if you properly prepare them), and American dairy is also horrible (european dairy though seems okay, same with raw dairy).

 

 

 

Yes, but most nuts are bad for acne. If the olive oil is not extra virgin olive oil cold pressed it may be rancid (some evoos are still rancid).

 

So many damn variables.

 

Were you eating wild caught fish? 



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:06 AM

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.

 

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"?

 

How much fish were you eating? Your diet lacked something very important... fat. You were eating lean meats, so you had no fats at all.

 

I am no expert in diet (I have acne as well).

 

All I know is, for overall health, grains are terrible (only certain ones are safe if you properly prepare them), and American dairy is also horrible (european dairy though seems okay, same with raw dairy).

 

the depression is gone and the appetite is back. it was the too much zinc and not the tea tree oil. and oh this is big #$%!. to the original poster yes i have cured ,my acne. i have eliminated all carbs and sugar from my diet and i am now 100% clear for the last week. 



my diet is like 60% nuts and i am clear. i cut the carbs and sugar and that is what made me clear. i am finally 100% clear after eliminating all carbs from my diet. 


 


Edited by Ichance23, 10 May 2013 - 12:05 AM.


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:40 AM

 

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.

 

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"?

 

How much fish were you eating? Your diet lacked something very important... fat. You were eating lean meats, so you had no fats at all.

 

I am no expert in diet (I have acne as well).

 

All I know is, for overall health, grains are terrible (only certain ones are safe if you properly prepare them), and American dairy is also horrible (european dairy though seems okay, same with raw dairy).

 

the depression is gone and the appetite is back. it was the too much zinc and not the tea tree oil. and oh this is big #$%!. to the original poster yes i have cured ,my acne. i have eliminated all carbs and sugar from my diet and i am now 100% clear for the last week. 



my diet is like 60% nuts and i am clear. i cut the carbs and sugar and that is what made me clear. i am finally 100% clear after eliminating all carbs from my diet. 


 

 

 

How is it #$%!? 

Some nuts can cause breakouts because of the phytic acid and lectin content..



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 04:36 AM

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:

 

 

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. 

 

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.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:53 AM

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.

 

 

Paigems: Depends on the individual I guess. For me, of course it was weird at first. Not necessarily nasty, but no where close to the juice we are use to that comes off the grocery shelves. Unlike the people in the film, I didn't put fruit such as apples, pears, berries, etc... into my vegetable juice at first, just half a lemon from time to time. To me, it tastes like liquid cucumber salad and if you're not use to eating vegetables then you may be in for a rude awakening, lol. I got use to it after only two weeks, but I only did it once a day and in the mornings. The beets and carrots certainly helped, but the important thing is not to focus on anything that too sweet for you. The guy who made the juicing regimen in my signature bellow made note of this on his board. I didn't juice any kale though, I just ate it in my salads. I recon that that's the most bitter thing to have.

 

AuguriesofInnocence: I liked mine too after a while, but I was weak on the beets until the very end of my six month experiment, lol :3.


08/20/13: Acne is gone!! Success thread here ---> http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/333646-milk-free-diet-cleared-my-cystic-acne-and/ 

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My Previous Regimen Here: http://www.acne.org/...6-years-try-it/
My FAQ's Are Written Here: http://www.acne.org/...t-day-and-faqs/

My Experiences with Dan's Regimen: http://www.acne.org/...t-acne-regimen/


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Posted 11 May 2013 - 02:39 AM

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


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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

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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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Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:38 AM

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?



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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"?

 

How much fish were you eating? Your diet lacked something very important... fat. You were eating lean meats, so you had no fats at all.

 

I am no expert in diet (I have acne as well).

 

All I know is, for overall health, grains are terrible (only certain ones are safe if you properly prepare them), and American dairy is also horrible (european dairy though seems okay, same with raw dairy).

 



On the aside, I did an experiment this week, I purposely OD'd on sugary stuff just to see if my skin would break out. (I mean, I supposed it would but here are the details):

After about 4 days of too much sugar--by too much I mean candy ice cream ckae etc a few times a day--I had maybe 5-6 small red papules and a few tiny whiteheads. They were all on the surface and went away within 1-2 days. I dont intend on eating like that again, I just wanted to see how fast sugar would affect my skin. For me, it looks like too much sugar/alcohol causes small pimples, but nothing like the cystic acne I had from before I was on birth control and saw palmetto.

Good news is, for people who eat a crappy diet  with sugary treats and fast food, with some non-inflamed acne yeah just cutting that out alone will probably help a lot.

Now, I guess I should drink some green tea or something  to detox.



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

 

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.

 

 

Paigems: Depends on the individual I guess. For me, of course it was weird at first. Not necessarily nasty, but no where close to the juice we are use to that comes off the grocery shelves. Unlike the people in the film, I didn't put fruit such as apples, pears, berries, etc... into my vegetable juice at first, just half a lemon from time to time. To me, it tastes like liquid cucumber salad and if you're not use to eating vegetables then you may be in for a rude awakening, lol. I got use to it after only two weeks, but I only did it once a day and in the mornings. The beets and carrots certainly helped, but the important thing is not to focus on anything that too sweet for you. The guy who made the juicing regimen in my signature bellow made note of this on his board. I didn't juice any kale though, I just ate it in my salads. I recon that that's the most bitter thing to have.

 

AuguriesofInnocence: I liked mine too after a while, but I was weak on the beets until the very end of my six month experiment, lol :3.


Edited by AuguriesofInnocence, 13 May 2013 - 08:37 AM.


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 02:09 PM

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? 


08/20/13: Acne is gone!! Success thread here ---> http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/333646-milk-free-diet-cleared-my-cystic-acne-and/ 

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My FAQ's Are Written Here: http://www.acne.org/...t-day-and-faqs/

My Experiences with Dan's Regimen: http://www.acne.org/...t-acne-regimen/


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 03:29 PM

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

 

So what other than accutane cures acne?

 

Nothing.  While accutane doesn't cure EVERYONE, it has the potential to be a cure.  There are a percentage of people of all ages (so we can't just say they all grew out of it after puberty if it got rid of their acne in their 30s) where they take it and their acne never returns.  To my knowledge, everything else is just a bandaid unfortunately.



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:43 AM

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? 



Accutane also causes more problems than it cures. Most of us want to improve our health not just destroy our oil glands. Acne is some sort of imbalace so making more even worse imbalances isnt a great idea imo. The side effects "reported" to the FDA are not a fraction of what really goes on. Trust me, I know...

 

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

 

So what other than accutane cures acne?

 

Nothing.  While accutane doesn't cure EVERYONE, it has the potential to be a cure.  There are a percentage of people of all ages (so we can't just say they all grew out of it after puberty if it got rid of their acne in their 30s) where they take it and their acne never returns.  To my knowledge, everything else is just a bandaid unfortunately.



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:53 PM

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

??

 

Haha, I never knew that! :)

 

Weird things people try to freeze, just ask me anytime since I work in a giant freezer ^_^.


08/20/13: Acne is gone!! Success thread here ---> http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/333646-milk-free-diet-cleared-my-cystic-acne-and/ 

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My Previous Regimen Here: http://www.acne.org/...6-years-try-it/
My FAQ's Are Written Here: http://www.acne.org/...t-day-and-faqs/

My Experiences with Dan's Regimen: http://www.acne.org/...t-acne-regimen/