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#21 whoartthou1

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 05:13 PM

the thing is, I think all grains break me out. So the only carbs I can get are from sweet potatoes (not sure if starch breaks me out), fruits and veggies. Do you avoid fruits?

 

Also, what other food items are part of your diet?

 

how severe was ur acne



I would say on an average day I consume about 40-60 carbs give or take



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 03:36 AM

Potatoes aren't grains, but I understood they break you out, too? That's a bummer. You could perhaps try soaked and fermented buckwheat and soaked dark rice and try small amounts with meals, and see if you fare any better.

 

I don't avoid fruit and eat quite a lot of bananas, actually. I don't count any macronutrients anymore, but I'm now eating quite a lot of carbohydrates. Mostly my diet consists of eggs, vegetables, potatoes, rice, buckwheat, butter and olive oil, bananas and other fruit, avocados, some liver and meat. A bit of dairy besides butter, but I'm trying to avoid it. And coffee but I'm trying to quit. I used to be more or less clear, but since starting fairly intensive studying at my new school, I started to get inflamed acne again (back when I was clear, my diet was the same, except I ate a lot more dairy). I still have some inflamed acne, but since I started taking fish oil a few months ago it has gone down quite a bit and seems to be getting better. I actually don't have any active acne at the moment, although it's a first for a while, heh. When I do break out, they're usually mild surface pimples but I do get occasional cysts. I usually clear when I'm not stressing and get lots of sleep.

 

Oh, and when my boyfriend is over, I actually eat a lot more unhealthily, e.g. gluten-free pasta, home-made gluten-free pizzas, popcorn, chocolate etc, and my skin always tends to worsen and get oilier even though I stress a lot less. So diet must have at least some significance for my skin. I've also noticed that my skin might be oilier when I eat more fat, but I'm not sure about this yet.

 

It's good you consume at least 40-60g of carbohydrates. It might be enough for you, but I guess this does depend on the person and other lifestyle and health issues. If you seem to be having issues, then try adding carbs and see what happens.



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 03:55 AM

potatoes are high in starch and cause insulin spike.

but if u can more or less take care of that aspect i believe one will be fine.

except for if u r intolerant.


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huge pores
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indented scar
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oils used for cooking
http://www.acne.org/...oilgood-or-bad/
 
inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores
http://www.acne.org/...twith-pictures/
 
my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)
http://www.acne.org/...food-allergies/
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Posted 02 June 2013 - 04:08 AM

Potatoes aren't grains, but I understood they break you out, too? That's a bummer. You could perhaps try soaked and fermented buckwheat and soaked dark rice and try small amounts with meals, and see if you fare any better.

 

I don't avoid fruit and eat quite a lot of bananas, actually. I don't count any macronutrients anymore, but I'm now eating quite a lot of carbohydrates. Mostly my diet consists of eggs, vegetables, potatoes, rice, buckwheat, butter and olive oil, bananas and other fruit, avocados, some liver and meat. A bit of dairy besides butter, but I'm trying to avoid it. And coffee but I'm trying to quit. I used to be more or less clear, but since starting fairly intensive studying at my new school, I started to get inflamed acne again (back when I was clear, my diet was the same, except I ate a lot more dairy). I still have some inflamed acne, but since I started taking fish oil a few months ago it has gone down quite a bit and seems to be getting better. I actually don't have any active acne at the moment, although it's a first for a while, heh. When I do break out, they're usually mild surface pimples but I do get occasional cysts. I usually clear when I'm not stressing and get lots of sleep.

 

Oh, and when my boyfriend is over, I actually eat a lot more unhealthily, e.g. gluten-free pasta, home-made gluten-free pizzas, popcorn, chocolate etc, and my skin always tends to worsen and get oilier even though I stress a lot less. So diet must have at least some significance for my skin. I've also noticed that my skin might be oilier when I eat more fat, but I'm not sure about this yet.

 

It's good you consume at least 40-60g of carbohydrates. It might be enough for you, but I guess this does depend on the person and other lifestyle and health issues. If you seem to be having issues, then try adding carbs and see what happens.

 

does it matter what time u sleep

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austra, so im assuming butter gives u zero acne? do u consume copious amounts of it?



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 03:59 PM

It does matter when and how much I sleep, definitely. I'm trying to get 9 hours a night and spend time outdoors during the day, but I'm quite bad at this and it might be why I've still had breakouts. I remember testing out databased's theory by spending my days outside for a month or two a few years back and sleeping in darkness, and it did seem to cool down inflammation really well. I can't adhere to spending most of my time outdoors, but I still try to make sure I'm in bright lights during the day and as dark as possible at night. I live in very northern Europe though, so this is a bit tricky now that the sun only sets for a few hours (or alternatively it's only light for a few hours in winter).

 

I don't think butter breaks me out out. I've had copious amounts of it in the past when my skin has been in good shape, and last autumn I tried replacing it with olive oil for a couple of months and noticed no change for the better. Now I still use it a lot, but I'm trying keep it moderate, because I think saturated fat might make my skin oilier, but I'm not sure about this.



Hope this helps you in some way.



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 06:06 PM

 
does it matter what time u sleep


YES!!!

I sprout my buckwheat. Soak for about 30 minutes and drain. And rinse and drain. Then let sit at room temp. They start sprouting in about 8 hours. Rinse again before cooking to get rid of the starch. Or I think you can have them raw.
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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!

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:36 PM

 
does it matter what time u sleep


YES!!!

I sprout my buckwheat. Soak for about 30 minutes and drain. And rinse and drain. Then let sit at room temp. They start sprouting in about 8 hours. Rinse again before cooking to get rid of the starch. Or I think you can have them raw.

 

Do you consume olive oil? If so which brand?

 

Also, how much % of your diet consists of grains?



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 03:28 AM

 
does it matter what time u sleep


YES!!!

I sprout my buckwheat. Soak for about 30 minutes and drain. And rinse and drain. Then let sit at room temp. They start sprouting in about 8 hours. Rinse again before cooking to get rid of the starch. Or I think you can have them raw.

as far as i am concerned,it seems time as in what time i sleep matters less.

i might be wrong of course.

but i am on holiday,its been quite some time now.even when with classes i needn't get up early that is.

so i take arng 1.30 -2.30 am to fall asleep generally and get up after about 8 hrs.

its been the same for a long long time.


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??
http://www.acne.org/...-with-pictures/
 
huge pores
http://www.acne.org/...dwith-pictures/
 
indented scar
http://www.acne.org/...iswith-picture/
 
oils used for cooking
http://www.acne.org/...oilgood-or-bad/
 
inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores
http://www.acne.org/...twith-pictures/
 
my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)
http://www.acne.org/...food-allergies/
http://www.acne.org/...incare-routine/
 

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 01:08 PM

 

 
does it matter what time u sleep


YES!!!

I sprout my buckwheat. Soak for about 30 minutes and drain. And rinse and drain. Then let sit at room temp. They start sprouting in about 8 hours. Rinse again before cooking to get rid of the starch. Or I think you can have them raw.

 

Do you consume olive oil? If so which brand?

 

Also, how much % of your diet consists of grains?

 

I use Napa Valley Organics from Whole Foods.  And I don't know what percent I eat is grains. I don't track such things. Besides, buckwheat isn't a grain.  It's a seed. A fairly benign seed anti-nutrient wise, especially since I sprout it. I also add some soaked oats when I cook it. Oats being a fairly benign anti-nutrient wise grain.  And coconut, another seed. And sunflower seeds, which I sprout.


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 03 June 2013 - 11:15 PM

 

 

 
does it matter what time u sleep


YES!!!

I sprout my buckwheat. Soak for about 30 minutes and drain. And rinse and drain. Then let sit at room temp. They start sprouting in about 8 hours. Rinse again before cooking to get rid of the starch. Or I think you can have them raw.

 

Do you consume olive oil? If so which brand?

 

Also, how much % of your diet consists of grains?

 

I use Napa Valley Organics from Whole Foods.  And I don't know what percent I eat is grains. I don't track such things. Besides, buckwheat isn't a grain.  It's a seed. A fairly benign seed anti-nutrient wise, especially since I sprout it. I also add some soaked oats when I cook it. Oats being a fairly benign anti-nutrient wise grain.  And coconut, another seed. And sunflower seeds, which I sprout.

How much olive oil do you consume a day? Would you consider 4-5 tablespoons as excessive?



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Posted 04 June 2013 - 03:33 AM

buckwheat is botanically a grain.

infact rice,oats , etc are all considered grain.

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Food_grain


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??
http://www.acne.org/...-with-pictures/
 
huge pores
http://www.acne.org/...dwith-pictures/
 
indented scar
http://www.acne.org/...iswith-picture/
 
oils used for cooking
http://www.acne.org/...oilgood-or-bad/
 
inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores
http://www.acne.org/...twith-pictures/
 
my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)
http://www.acne.org/...food-allergies/
http://www.acne.org/...incare-routine/
 

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 05:35 AM

buckwheat is botanically a grain.
infact rice,oats , etc are all considered grain.
http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Food_grain


Grains are seeds of grasses. Buckwheat, like quinoa, are not grasses.
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!

#33 aanabill

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 07:59 AM

okay.

so grains are seeds of caryopsis family.but in agronomy and commercially ones from other families like lentils,chickpeas,

buckwheat listed under pseudocereal grain for they are similar is many aspects.

 

there are blogs where buckwheat is classified as grains.

its bad,they should particularly mention since its a marginal and commercial term.


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??
http://www.acne.org/...-with-pictures/
 
huge pores
http://www.acne.org/...dwith-pictures/
 
indented scar
http://www.acne.org/...iswith-picture/
 
oils used for cooking
http://www.acne.org/...oilgood-or-bad/
 
inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores
http://www.acne.org/...twith-pictures/
 
my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)
http://www.acne.org/...food-allergies/
http://www.acne.org/...incare-routine/