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#1 StuInFlag

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 06:15 PM

I hope this helps someone else.

I had suffered from cystic acne on my face, neck, shoulders and back for over a decade as an adult. I started with tetracycline, then went through the whole pharmacy of antibiotics until I ended up on minocycline.

Just before Christmas one year, I had my blood work done for my physical. My liver enzymes were a mess. (Sorry, I don't that've the specific details) the consensus of my docs, after realizing I probably didn't have liver disease, was that I should stop drinking and taking minocycline and get retested in a month. A the time I was only drinking red wines. I loved them. Nonetheless I stopped.

Suddenly, I had the clearest skin I could remember. I had my blood work repeated a month later. My labs were comfortably normal. I got a clean bill of health to consume alcohol again. My assumption was that the antibiotics didn't help, and possibly hurt my skin. So, I had a couple glasses of red wine and swore off on antibiotics.

Within a couple days of the red wine, my cysts were back. I stopped the red wine again. My skin cleared again. Over the last few years, my skin has stayed clear, remarkably clear. I have tested lots of different grape products. If a product is based on red grapes, like red wine, raisins or grape juice, my cystic acne returns.

Just recently, I figured it would be safe to simple taste my wife's reportedly delicious merlot. Bang, a cyst started the next day but never fully bloomed.

I am convinced I have found my trigger. I hope this helps someone else find theirs.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:31 PM

I hope this helps someone else.

I had suffered from cystic acne on my face, neck, shoulders and back for over a decade as an adult. I started with tetracycline, then went through the whole pharmacy of antibiotics until I ended up on minocycline.

Just before Christmas one year, I had my blood work done for my physical. My liver enzymes were a mess. (Sorry, I don't that've the specific details) the consensus of my docs, after realizing I probably didn't have liver disease, was that I should stop drinking and taking minocycline and get retested in a month. A the time I was only drinking red wines. I loved them. Nonetheless I stopped.

Suddenly, I had the clearest skin I could remember. I had my blood work repeated a month later. My labs were comfortably normal. I got a clean bill of health to consume alcohol again. My assumption was that the antibiotics didn't help, and possibly hurt my skin. So, I had a couple glasses of red wine and swore off on antibiotics.

Within a couple days of the red wine, my cysts were back. I stopped the red wine again. My skin cleared again. Over the last few years, my skin has stayed clear, remarkably clear. I have tested lots of different grape products. If a product is based on red grapes, like red wine, raisins or grape juice, my cystic acne returns.

Just recently, I figured it would be safe to simple taste my wife's reportedly delicious merlot. Bang, a cyst started the next day but never fully bloomed.

I am convinced I have found my trigger. I hope this helps someone else find theirs.

Interesting. Do any grains cause you breakouts? What about olive oil?

 

Last but not least, regarding the raisins, if you ate 4-5 raisins, would you get cysts, or only if you ate a lot more?



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 03:50 AM

congratulations.

u can add ur story in the success compilation thread.

 

 

p.s i have read a post here which says his acne got cured after regular and adequate consumption of raisins.

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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 - 09:08 AM

I hope this helps someone else.

I had suffered from cystic acne on my face, neck, shoulders and back for over a decade as an adult. I started with tetracycline, then went through the whole pharmacy of antibiotics until I ended up on minocycline.

Just before Christmas one year, I had my blood work done for my physical. My liver enzymes were a mess. (Sorry, I don't that've the specific details) the consensus of my docs, after realizing I probably didn't have liver disease, was that I should stop drinking and taking minocycline and get retested in a month. A the time I was only drinking red wines. I loved them. Nonetheless I stopped.

Suddenly, I had the clearest skin I could remember. I had my blood work repeated a month later. My labs were comfortably normal. I got a clean bill of health to consume alcohol again. My assumption was that the antibiotics didn't help, and possibly hurt my skin. So, I had a couple glasses of red wine and swore off on antibiotics.

Within a couple days of the red wine, my cysts were back. I stopped the red wine again. My skin cleared again. Over the last few years, my skin has stayed clear, remarkably clear. I have tested lots of different grape products. If a product is based on red grapes, like red wine, raisins or grape juice, my cystic acne returns.

Just recently, I figured it would be safe to simple taste my wife's reportedly delicious merlot. Bang, a cyst started the next day but never fully bloomed.

I am convinced I have found my trigger. I hope this helps someone else find theirs.

Interesting. Do any grains cause you breakouts? What about olive oil?

 

Last but not least, regarding the raisins, if you ate 4-5 raisins, would you get cysts, or only if you ate a lot more?

 

If I eat a bowl of raisin bran, I will break out. If I eat a muffin with raisins, I will break out. If I eat oatmeal with raisins, I break out. Chocolate or yogurt covered raisins, ditto. I bet all of those would include about 10-12 raisins.

 

Also, just as an aside, green raisins, green grapes and white wines do not cause break outs



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 11:18 AM

congratulations.

u can add ur story in the success compilation thread.

 

 

p.s i have read a post here which says his acne got cured after regular and adequate consumption of raisins.

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Possibly the resveraterol.   Other good sources include mulberries, cocoa and peanuts. 

 

Also, I'm pretty sure grapes are usually included in lists of hypoallergenic foods--foods few people are intolerant to.  So it goes to show you that you can be intolerant to anything. 

 

And here we have yet another anecdote demonstrating my suspicion that cystic/nodular acne is some kind of allergic or other inflammatory response.  As mine was. I should start a list, although there have been many posters in the past that are no longer here.


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 - 12:56 PM

doesn't matter.we could keep adding anecdotes,quotes and add links (as a proof to the real post).

if it helps acne people,nothing else matters IMO.

 

also,from what i've seen people who dnt want to believe in the diet-acne connection,just wont!

i've tried and now i IGNORE or WATCH!crazy.gif


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 - 01:01 PM

doesn't matter.we could keep adding anecdotes,quotes and add links (as a proof to the real post).

if it helps acne people,nothing else matters IMO.

 

That's why it does matter.


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 - 11:55 PM

doesn't matter.we could keep adding anecdotes,quotes and add links (as a proof to the real post).

if it helps acne people,nothing else matters IMO.

 

That's why it does matter.

well,i meant that for the non-believers.no matter what i say,they never seem to trust a word.

so i end up writing the same explaination in several posts sometimes.


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/