So ive always heard that acne is caused by hormonal acne, and that your diet has absolutely nothing to do with it, well it actually has everything to do with it. When you eat food especially foods that are high in carbs this will cause your insulin (which is a HORMONE) in our body to spike quickly, this will cause more oiliness to our faces leading to breakouts..
Some peoples bodies are immune to this and therefore there bodies are stable, but not everyone works the same. Ive noticed myself that if I eat anything which has wheat (even WHOLE WHEAT) it will cause me to become oily in a few hours.
Carbohydrates are found in just about EVERYTHING. My goal is to eliminate EVERYTHING that has more than 5g of carbs (ive tried it last week and my skin was less oily, with less breakouts, with the exception of tiny whiteheads. Just recently I had this burger and lots of rice and guess what happened, BREAKOUTS..
I will be entering a log end of every week and update everyone
Day 1: skin is a bit oily, with a few whiteheads around my mouth, redness is calm
No ones body is immune to the effects of high glycemic meal/drink habits. They say now type 2diabetes is the fastest growing disease in history, and people are doing it to themselves. However, other habits (sleep, nutrients, activity) and level of fitness affect how well a person metabolizes carbs.
actually,i had an grandmom(who's no more now),she had extremely unhealthy sweets and the thickened sugar syrup(am not sure if u know about it-its very middle eastern and south asian) after every meal and also the amount of fried stuff like samosa etc she took was more than what one usually takes.
like we usually have one or two samosa,at the age of 80,she could have 4 with ease.
i myself am kinda shut when i ask my mum to eat healthy and she keeps bringing up that aunt of hers - saying how she never got any digestion issues or diabetes till she passed away.
Doesn't mean she is immune. Other factors affect how well you deal with the excess sugar as I already said. But this is an important point. Diabetes 2 used to be something people only developed very, very late in life. Usually after retirement when people became less active so that they were much more affected by the sugar they consumed. Now children are developing it.
The author of the book Diabesity told the story of her Grandmother deveolping diabetes after she retired. She made a living making some kind of sweets. But she ate very little, because that would be eating her income. And she was busy and active all day. When she retired, she was less active and began to eat those sweets. Also, she was adapted to survive famine and was the only one of her siblings that survived starvation in Russia post WWII. The author was the first head of the American Diabetes Association or whatever it's called, and at the forefront when they first started noticing this shocking occurrence --young adults and even children developing this old persons disease. It's a pretty good book.
Genetics. Not everyone is prone to diabetes - even the obese. You would think everyone has to get a consequence for bad habits but unfortunately this isn't the case. A lot of people get off easy.
There are other consequences besides developing diabetes. Cancer, heart disease, loss of elasticity in all tissues and all the problems that causes, saggy, wrinkly skin, etc. They'll get something.
Edited by alternativista, 03 June 2013 - 11:52 AM.
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!
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When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!