Posted 06 June 2013 - 06:08 PM
I have struggled with my acne since I was 9 years old. I tried literally everything. I tried eating gluten free, but that had no effect. I also read that being vegan would help my skin, so I did. It made it a bit clearer for a couple weeks, then stopped working. What is the only thing that has given me clear skin? Doing The Regiment on a daily basis, religiously. Of course, I try to eat a balanced diet for overall health, but it has been said countless times by healthcare professionals that diet does not equal acne. Enjoy your life. Eat healthy most of the time with treats here and there, and exercise because it helps make your skin. And do the regiment and you'll be all good.
Well, my story is the opposite. No acne drug or topical ever helped. Diet changes clear me. And I do eat mostly healthy with quite a few treats. But I mean truly healthy. Not just what most people including the conventional doctor and nutritionist believe is healthy. Because they are usually mistaken. Just like any that tell you diet has no effect in acne because that was what they were taught in their outdated textbook back in med school. There has been tons of research that show otherwise. Besides it is ridiculous to believe diet doesn't effect acne and anything else you have or may be developing. It is impossible for it not to.
Edited by alternativista, 06 June 2013 - 06:10 PM.
Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.
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
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
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