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I don't necessarily think its the stress. Its the lack of sleep + diet. What do most students do the night before studying? Eat a shitload of sugary foods to stay energized

All we need to get rid of acne caused by diet then is something that lowers the over active insulin response to carbs and sugar or something to that interrupts whatever the bridge is that leads the insulin to androgens to our skin making sebum in a safe manner. Some sort of pharmaceutical I guess or something to made to increase insulin sensitivity.

Interestingly most acne antibiotics actually increase insulin sensitivity due to their impact on our gastrointestinal organs. Here's the study http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/2374516/

Here's a study saying that vitamin A improves insulin sensitivity: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/21466649/

I don't know if that's why these products work for most for acne but they effect insulin sensitivity in a positive way: minocycline, accutane, tetracycline

Might as well just put this out there:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1998014/?page=4

Paper from1939 where doctors show that women tend to get acne around there period and one doctor says it is a simple fact that patients clear up with a proper diet and lifestyle. He also states that acne patients have a problem with insulin as it causes them to metabolize sugar too fast and causes comedogensis. So 74 years ago they were the connection of diet, insulin, sugar metabolism with acne and some doctors even stated that a proper diet will clear acne. But today doctors will not even admit that diet can cause acne and diet changes are not prescribed for acne. I'm sure that it was just an accident that they overlooked the results of the paper and insulin-diet-acne connection for the last 74 years.

Welcome to frustration land, we've got jackets.

General Practitioners (the people most of us see first, a.k.a our doctor) have been trained to prescribe pills for the last 60 or so years as the normal practice. This is what people want, so it's not entirely their fault. My doctor never even took a nutritional class before, it was all for the study of cancer and other diseases through mostly western practices. No one purposely set up these complicated threads to hurt anyone, they just wanted to make the company they work for as much money as possible. It's a business, and we need our doctors to stay in business. I love my doctor to death and have even given him gifts on occasion, but when I realized that he wasn't going to help (nor the dermatologists he sent me to) I had to walk down the eczema/acne path on my own :(... but at least it was worth it.

The people who are hiding this information for us is likely the food corporations. They even made a video on that here:

Yes. How have you gotten rid of your acne?

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chocobot, what about stress. How does it effect your acne?

I am not usually stressed, but when it happens I feel it in my stomach first, then bad digestion occurs, and then acne likely flares out.

One thing that is really weird about me, some days let's say I hear a weird noise in the walls, or from my PC, or any other random noise that sounds like something not working properly, I feel something going on on my cheeks where I usually have acne, sort of like a little tingling. Not sure why, difficult to explain how it feels.

Oh and if I skip meals, I feel terrible, my stomach goes crazy, and I get loose stool afterwards. Usually followed by breakouts. I can lose weight very quickly if I skip meals and it's never been good for my acne.

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Do you breakout a lot if you skip meals or mildy?

Also, what do you typically eat?

skipping meals or Intermittent fasting is supposed to be healthy

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Thank you for this post so imformative i wrote a similar one to this talking about dairy products being a culprit dieting and such...At the moment i amchucking back water like i think its the last gallon of it on earth lol i've been drinking 3 liters minimum a day i am gonna try up the ante now am going take out gluten out of my diet.Seems the holistic approach is the only one i haven't tried i am going to see where it takes me because i am sick of these treatments you have to keep buying and buying and buying and its been so many years...sigh!

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Yes. How have you gotten rid of your acne?

I haven't yet... only about 75 percent of the way there, give or take. I got rid of my cysts, which is a big plus, but I have at least one white head still showing up every other day or so. My back has cleared up as well pretty good, but my chest is the same (not many spots though). I have about 2 small pimples at a time, so when those go away, another shows up elsewhere. Given what I was like when I came here, I'd say that's an amazing improvement. I also accidentally discovered triggers for my eczema, something I thought I was going to have to live with forever.

My triggers for acne are milk, caffeine (especially coffee), sugary/processed/boxed foods, soy(???), and anything that flares up my eczema because the rash on my neck and face also causes me to break out... It's like two little devils that work incognito with each other.


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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chocobot, what about stress. How does it effect your acne?

I am not usually stressed, but when it happens I feel it in my stomach first, then bad digestion occurs, and then acne likely flares out.

One thing that is really weird about me, some days let's say I hear a weird noise in the walls, or from my PC, or any other random noise that sounds like something not working properly, I feel something going on on my cheeks where I usually have acne, sort of like a little tingling. Not sure why, difficult to explain how it feels.

Oh and if I skip meals, I feel terrible, my stomach goes crazy, and I get loose stool afterwards. Usually followed by breakouts. I can lose weight very quickly if I skip meals and it's never been good for my acne.

Me too on the tingling on my cheeks lol. It is probably mental but sometimes I feel Like a tingling where my acne is as if it is forming there. And no acne will be in that specific space. It's almost like I feel the acne forming in a matter of seconds which is not possible.

Yes. How have you gotten rid of your acne?

I haven't yet... only about 75 percent of the way there, give or take. I got rid of my cysts, which is a big plus, but I have at least one white head still showing up every other day or so. My back has cleared up as well pretty good, but my chest is the same (not many spots though). I have about 2 small pimples at a time, so when those go away, another shows up elsewhere. Given what I was like when I came here, I'd say that's an amazing improvement. I also accidentally discovered triggers for my eczema, something I thought I was going to have to live with forever.

My triggers for acne are milk, caffeine (especially coffee), sugary/processed/boxed foods, soy(???), and anything that flares up my eczema because the rash on my neck and face also causes me to break out... It's like two little devils that work incognito with each other.

That sounds like my acne. It's so annoying how after 1 pimple clears another forms. It's ridiculous. That is amazing that you have cleared your acne so much and is a great accomplishment to have done that by yourself with dietary changes. I have done the same thing and it has taken months or research and experimentation.

Thank you for this post so imformative i wrote a similar one to this talking about dairy products being a culprit dieting and such...At the moment i amchucking back water like i think its the last gallon of it on earth lol i've been drinking 3 liters minimum a day i am gonna try up the ante now am going take out gluten out of my diet.Seems the holistic approach is the only one i haven't tried i am going to see where it takes me because i am sick of these treatments you have to keep buying and buying and buying and its been so many years...sigh!

I think everyone who starts the dietary approach to acne tends to end up in the same place. They figure out that sugar, dairy, and refined carbs are causing their acne.

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chocobot, what about stress. How does it effect your acne?

I am not usually stressed, but when it happens I feel it in my stomach first, then bad digestion occurs, and then acne likely flares out.

One thing that is really weird about me, some days let's say I hear a weird noise in the walls, or from my PC, or any other random noise that sounds like something not working properly, I feel something going on on my cheeks where I usually have acne, sort of like a little tingling. Not sure why, difficult to explain how it feels.

Oh and if I skip meals, I feel terrible, my stomach goes crazy, and I get loose stool afterwards. Usually followed by breakouts. I can lose weight very quickly if I skip meals and it's never been good for my acne.

Me too on the tingling on my cheeks lol. It is probably mental but sometimes I feel Like a tingling where my acne is as if it is forming there. And no acne will be in that specific space. It's almost like I feel the acne forming in a matter of seconds which is not possible.

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Yes. How have you gotten rid of your acne?

I haven't yet... only about 75 percent of the way there, give or take. I got rid of my cysts, which is a big plus, but I have at least one white head still showing up every other day or so. My back has cleared up as well pretty good, but my chest is the same (not many spots though). I have about 2 small pimples at a time, so when those go away, another shows up elsewhere. Given what I was like when I came here, I'd say that's an amazing improvement. I also accidentally discovered triggers for my eczema, something I thought I was going to have to live with forever.

My triggers for acne are milk, caffeine (especially coffee), sugary/processed/boxed foods, soy(???), and anything that flares up my eczema because the rash on my neck and face also causes me to break out... It's like two little devils that work incognito with each other.

That sounds like my acne. It's so annoying how after 1 pimple clears another forms. It's ridiculous. That is amazing that you have cleared your acne so much and is a great accomplishment to have done that by yourself with dietary changes. I have done the same thing and it has taken months or research and experimentation.

Thank you for this post so imformative i wrote a similar one to this talking about dairy products being a culprit dieting and such...At the moment i amchucking back water like i think its the last gallon of it on earth lol i've been drinking 3 liters minimum a day i am gonna try up the ante now am going take out gluten out of my diet.Seems the holistic approach is the only one i haven't tried i am going to see where it takes me because i am sick of these treatments you have to keep buying and buying and buying and its been so many years...sigh!

I think everyone who starts the dietary approach to acne tends to end up in the same place. They figure out that sugar, dairy, and refined carbs are causing their acne.

The way I look at it, most people can get clear from omitting dairy/sugar and refined carbs. There are some unfortunate souls (I am one of them), who have to have a flawless diet to be 70-80% clear

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That sounds like my acne. It's so annoying how after 1 pimple clears another forms. It's ridiculous. That is amazing that you have cleared your acne so much and is a great accomplishment to have done that by yourself with dietary changes. I have done the same thing and it has taken months or research and experimentation.

I've been researching since last august, that was my first picture in my "Final regimen" gallery, so I know how you feel. I couldn't have done it by myself of course... I must have gone through weeks and weeks of posts on these forums, most of which pointing to the same thing (Mostly Paleo diet, no dairy, good food, etc.). But I'm not counting my chickens before they hatch... I tend to go at least one or two years without any cysts before celebrating. I'm hoping to bring my acne down as much as possibly through my diet, THEN add in other things if necessary, such as supplements. The less I need the less money I spend. I've seen your pictures too, you're really not that bad looking! And your acne is not as sever as I would have thought (and you should read your picture's comments ;)).

The way I look at it, most people can get clear from omitting dairy/sugar and refined carbs. There are some unfortunate souls (I am one of them), who have to have a flawless diet to be 70-80% clear

There's also the time frame of your body adjusting don't forget. I'm about where you are right now, 70-80%, but I'm still screwing around with foods that I probably should be eating (peanut butter, extra fruit, etc...) To the people who had avoided dairy first (it was the first thing they tried), they ended up waiting at least a year until their hormones went back to normal and their acne stopped producing all that puss. And that's from dairy alone. Growing up with these foods will take maybe a quarter as long to filter out... it depends on the individual. Some spots I have now under my neck are STILL from my original cysts LAST YEAR. It takes time to clear out all the crud, but as long as you see an overall improvement then you should be ok. Take things one step at a time and do as many good things at once as you possibly can. That's what I and the majority of some of my friends have been doing (not on acne.org).

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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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acne is alright today. still getting some new acne but i have been hitting the gym hard lately so it might have to do somewhat with all the hormones from that. i have gone back to my 20% diet and i am trying to limit my carbs to 140g a day or less hopefully. my back is still clear which is great and the acne on my face is small and dries up really fast but i have about 5 acne pimples on my face. what i am really happy about is the control i feel over my acne. i feel like if i can monitor it through my diet and lower it if i want or keep it at a certain level in order to enjoy certain foods.

here is my diet right now:

-2 eggs (140 cal)

-1 sausauge, 140 cal

-olive oil, 240 cal

-chicken, 350 cal

-1 cup sunflower seeds, 800 cal

-2 slice almond bread, 120 cal

-peanut butter, 180 cal

-3 turkey jerkey strips, 240 cal

1 orange, 60 cal?

-1 avocado, 300 cal

12 brazil nuts, 300 cal

bean chips, 200 cal

hummus, 160 cal

vegetables

almond milk

pretty similar to before

the majority of my carbs come from the orange, sunflower seeds, and bean chips

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make the post heading "low carb diet" instead of "no carb diet" - it will make sense better and also not scare people who are afraid of extreme diets.

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Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??

huge pores

indented scar

oils used for cooking

inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores

my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)


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How many times a day you wash your face bro? And only with water ?

once a day. only with water. sometimes not at all. well im not counting the shower which makes it twice a day. so twice a day with water. i dont like cleansers.

well my skin was breaking out really bad this week but it seems to be on the road to recovery as it has started to clear up. i was getting these small cysts full of some sort of strange oil. i think it was caused by the excessive amounts of olive oil that i was eating. today my skin looks a lot better although i have some redness of the acne that i had last week. it could be that all those carbs i ate last monday finally showed up on my skin. anyway today i only have 3 pimples. My diet has stayed the same as when i started these posts and i no longer feel sick. i realized that what was making me sick was eating the zinc pills on a stomach without carbs in it. when i take the zinc within an hour of eating the carbs i have no stomach pain so i am able to follow this diet. the other night i binged on fruits lol. i had a banana, 2 peaches, 10 strawberries. i just love fruits. luckily so far my skin has not really done anything from it and that was 3 days ago. my skin is going back to how it was when i started the thread so i am happy about that. i continue the diet and using honey at night. the only difference is that i put this tea tree oil gel on my skin the last two nights because i was worried about the new acne that i had. i had about 10 pimples.

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did u have mild/moderate or severe acne?


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??

huge pores

indented scar

oils used for cooking

inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores

my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)


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do u have the then pics?


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??

huge pores

indented scar

oils used for cooking

inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores

my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)


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actually he's on low carb.not no carb.

but even then the amount of low carb gotta rise a lil' more for long term route.


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??

huge pores

indented scar

oils used for cooking

inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores

my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)


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See the fact is that a low carb diet is not only good for a clear skin, but also for keeping away excess weight. But, the only issue is that it has been observed that a low carb diet is not really sustainable in the long run. Most people, who follow this diet, end up having craving for carbs and more often than not end up binge eating.

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See the fact is that a low carb diet is not only good for a clear skin, but also for keeping away excess weight. But, the only issue is that it has been observed that a low carb diet is not really sustainable in the long run. Most people, who follow this diet, end up having craving for carbs and more often than not end up binge eating.

True, it happened to me. I was on very very low carb. Than ate nothing but junk food for like 2-3 weeks. Now for the past 6-7 months I am eating low carb (about 40-70 carbs a day).

But if you think about it, most people binge eat on a daily basis (i.e. eat lots of junk food)

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Keep smiling! But make sure you're giving your body what it needs. Carbs from vegetables should be plenty sufficient for humans, however it depends on the individual. Gradual change will help in the long run. Don't just go extreme and expect to stick with it if you can't. And make sure you get a physical blood test done whenever possible :3. Food diary may not be such a bad thing either.


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 too have the same issue. I break out each time I have too many simple carbs or even carbs in general. Which is why I stick to a high protein, high fiber diet and it works for me.

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i'd like to revisit this post. i stopped this diet about 3 months ago when i started using chromium picolinate. It was working quite well for a long time and still does mostly. however, i have ramped up my sugar addiction with yogurt, "nutrition bars", starbucks coffee everyday. I have been having about 5 pimples a day now and i am not happy because it is spreading to my neck my back is the worst acne i have ever had. I have decided that I can not follow this diet again but i am going to go ahead and limit my sugar. I calculated that I am averaging 110 grams of sugar a day. I am cutting it to 50 by removing starbucks and my nutrition bar. I am replacing the nutrition bar with tortilla chips and salsa which is against my 99% carb diet but tastes great. I am in college now and it is almost impossible to ever follow this diet at this moment in my life. Plus i like eating good food. But i know i have a problem with the sugar. I will continue eating all the other junk that is high glycemic but i will limit my sugar. I am posting some before pics right now and i will see what happens in like 2 weeks.

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another update in better light:

it actually looks pretty good . someone gave me lots of chocolates yesterday and ive been eating them and i have 3 new whiteheads today not on this picture

i guess this just goes to show how powerful the chromium that i have been on the last 3 months is.

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