Hey all! After having acne since 14 and now being 19 and in college, I'm still...well frustrated! I've taken lots of pills, and done any diets. Right now I am paleo, soaked beans and legumes. However, I just made the insulin, magneisum, chromium, defficency connection, and really think that makes SO MUCH SENSE! But I don't wanna post about it until i'm 100% clear.
1.) I cannot for the life of me POOP! I eat so much fiber. Talking atleast 30 grams. Drink water all day! And nada! I'm lucky if I go once very 2 days. I eat so much good stuff, and It has to come out. It's not all getting absorbed. When constipated, it's a vicous toxin cycle, where toxins in your blood steam cuase irritation And acne, and then your body doesn't break down nutrients as much.
2.) I have keratosis pilaris (kp for short) which is permanent goose-bump skin since I was also 14, which I've come to the conclusion has to do with most Vitamin A deficiency and other mineral deficiencies associated witht he absorption of Vitamin A during puberty, because your body goes through a serious period of growth and consumption of vitamins and nutrients that most people dont get these days. Also, the body naturally goes through a heightened state of insulin resistance to help with muscle and bone growth, but with these modern diets that becomes sever and we can't absorb nutrients.
So, I started taking fish oil, magnesium, zinc, and chromium. However, I started to get super weird breakouts, that I have never even gotten before all over my cheeks and on my lower back, and legs, almost hive like things and huge deep painful spots.
I assume it's some detoxing, and constipation, but I also got spots like this when I was taking a multivitamin in college. It's Equate (Walmart brand), Women's One a Day. It has no iodine, and no over 100% of b vitamins. But maybe it's just too much. I'm stopping it right now.
I am also taking Oxy Powder, to get my poop flowing. I have also been MEGA dosing on probiotics! Spent over 100 to get top quality ones. And I really use to be afraid of candida, but don't really think I have it anymore, or even ever had it at all. But nothing! Taking SO many probiotics and still backed up! I just started to Oxy yesterday and since I stopped my multivitamin, i'm excited to see if my skin gets clearer.
I FINALLY found someone to love me! They never really saw me with awful skin, and he has perfect skin. And I will be seeing him in 3 weeks. GOD! Miracles! I just wanna be relatively clear. So I hope this clears. I take pictures of my skin nearly every day! I'll upload some for you guys!
I couldn't even upload all the pictures I wanted. It's so much worse!
Edited by crystalthelondonlover, 12 June 2013 - 06:44 AM.