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Those Of You Who Breakout From Wheat/gluten/grains.. How Much Do You Need To Eat?

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Just curious, but those of you who for sure break-out from either wheat, gluten, or grains... how much of these products do you have to consume to breakout? I.E., if you ate a few wheat crackers, would you break out badly from eating these, or would you need to eat a lot more?

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I'm still messing around with this although I know I shouldn't be ;).

Ideally you'd want to eat none and keep it that way. If you're only worried about the Glycemic Index, then once every other day may not be a problem, but if you're more advanced and heading towards insulin resistance, which is the key problem in all grains and bread-like products, then you'll have to avoid pretty much all of it under supervision. I've never meet someone who died from not having their bread, but I've most certainly been surprised before. Rice for example is abundant in places where many kinds of people have acne and no acne. I still have it once a week or month and haven't noticed too much change, but being on a strict schedule and diet has it's drawbacks in food preparation all the friggin' time. I know you don't like hearing this answer over and over, but it simply depends on the individual. For me I've done three times a week so far and have noticed nothing, but I don't have a known gluten/wheat allergy and no one else in my family does either. Lucky? Perhaps, but that doesn't mean it still can't effect us.

I don't crave or think about those foods so I don't bother eating them a lot. I'll let everyone know if I get stuck off the freeway and only have some bread with me for survival if my cystic acne acne comes back, lol...


08/20/13: Acne is gone!! Success thread here --->

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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 have rice twice a day everyday.

i do have cinnamon after each meal for the insulin spike.


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huge pores

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inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores

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


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yea being on a strict diet IMO doesnt seem feasible long-term. We are all bound to cheat a little.

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Just curious, but those of you who for sure break-out from either wheat, gluten, or grains... how much of these products do you have to consume to breakout? I.E., if you ate a few wheat crackers, would you break out badly from eating these, or would you need to eat a lot more?


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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It depends on the thing...the last time I consumed gluten (which was years ago) I broke out (and became ill) instantly. I get very sick and break out in hives if dried wheat straw even touches my skin or gets in my immediate environment, so I think I must have a severe wheat allergy, not just gluten sensitivity. I've never tested to see if my sensitivity has gone down or gone away over the past few years... I would be interested to know if anything has changed, but due to the fact that in the past I've been sickened for a month or more from even one exposure, I just stay clear of it and plan to for the rest of my life.

Other grains... I've only tested corn so far. I was corn free since 2009 and ate some this past month. Unfortunately I did have a reaction. Cystic acne (when I was previously clear), stomach pains and a rash. The good news is, this reaction didn't appear until I'd eaten corn for three days in a row (at dinner each night). I used to have an immediate reaction to corn the way I did gluten, so it's good to know it has improved a bit. That said, I still won't be eating it, because anything that causes a reaction probably isn't good even in small amounts.

I was able to add rice (brown and white) back into my diet with no problems after being off them for two years. If anything, my skin and overall health improved with the adding of rice.


Current Skin-Care Regimen (A work in progress):

Morning:

Gentle wash with DKR cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil (The lotion alone wasn't hydrating enough)

Skin 79 Korean BB Cream (excellent stuff)

Evening:

Gentle Wash with DKR Cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil


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^Also, grains are not equally problematic. There's a list on the amount of antinutrients in various grains in the Better Grains thread. Found in the Food and Recipe thread that was recently unpinned...


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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It depends on the thing...the last time I consumed gluten (which was years ago) I broke out (and became ill) instantly. I get very sick and break out in hives if dried wheat straw even touches my skin or gets in my immediate environment, so I think I must have a severe wheat allergy, not just gluten sensitivity. I've never tested to see if my sensitivity has gone down or gone away over the past few years... I would be interested to know if anything has changed, but due to the fact that in the past I've been sickened for a month or more from even one exposure, I just stay clear of it and plan to for the rest of my life.

Other grains... I've only tested corn so far. I was corn free since 2009 and ate some this past month. Unfortunately I did have a reaction. Cystic acne (when I was previously clear), stomach pains and a rash. The good news is, this reaction didn't appear until I'd eaten corn for three days in a row (at dinner each night). I used to have an immediate reaction to corn the way I did gluten, so it's good to know it has improved a bit. That said, I still won't be eating it, because anything that causes a reaction probably isn't good even in small amounts.

I was able to add rice (brown and white) back into my diet with no problems after being off them for two years. If anything, my skin and overall health improved with the adding of rice.

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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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^Also, grains are not equally problematic. There's a list on the amount of antinutrients in various grains in the Better Grains thread. Found in the Food and Recipe thread that was recently unpinned...

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^Also, grains are not equally problematic. There's a list on the amount of antinutrients in various grains in the Better Grains thread. Found in the Food and Recipe thread that was recently unpinned...

another thing I have been pondering... don't veggies have antinutrients in them as well?

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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