Did you check this list?
I just started nettle tea. And I'm still working on the bottle of Black raspberry which is supposed to be by far the biggest source of pro-anthocyanins, probably not spelled correctly. I haven't noticed any reduction in my constantly congested nose. I suspect my cats are the culprit. Although, rhinitus is a symptom of hyperkeratinization, just like acne.
Yes, I checked the list and it was helpful. I was trying to see if any users used any of the items on the list for histamine reactions specifically. Nettle tea seems like a good option, and I will look into black raspberry. I went to the health food store and was going to get quercetrin supplements, but they were all mixed with other ingredients like citrus and bromelain....has anyone had results with quercetrin? For now, I just went with Enzymedica Allerase and will try to find a good quercetrin supplement if this doesn't work out.
Allerase has amylase and other enzymes that are supposed to boost the immune system against allergies and also help with digestion and the breakdown of sugar. Do you know if these enzymes will work well as anti-histamines?
I also added cherries to my diet recently, and that seems to be helping with inflammation.
Sorry, the only things I can very clearly without a doubt say have worked for me are 1) avoiding the food that cause me to break out in cysts 2) changing my diet to be more nutrient dense and have a lower glycemic impact. 3) topical linoleic acid oils clear up keratosis pilaris.
And I'm pretty darn sure that topical linoleic acid oils like safflower have definately made all the androgenic hairs on my body way less course, almost to the point where they aren't an issue anymore. Although I thought pepermint tea made a big improvement and I still drink that.
And about the enzymes, yeah, I was looking into a supplement for my dog and came accross this blend of enzymes and a specific 'super' probiotic, one review described her dog's issues that sound exactly like mine and that it worked wonders. Issues include allergies/sensitivities such as to fleas. And I recently began to suspect he's allergic to pollen. He lays down and chews his feet obsessively when we return from a walk. And he's less obsessive if I wipe them off with a damp cloth. And I think the dog has a systemic yeast infection which is at the root of his allergies. And so, I began to think, maybe I should take this yeast thing more seriously for me too. Nettle tea helps with that. And coconut oil.
Edited by alternativista, 03 June 2013 - 05:02 PM.
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!