I just wanted to share my experience and figure out other things I can do to clear my skin.
I have been strictly following the paleo diet for 9 months now. My skin use to be pretty bad, but now it doesn't get as oily as it used to and it doesn't break out as much now. However, I still have a few breakouts here and there but nothing too terrible.
I eat almost 0 sugar (no fruits since they broke me out). My diet consists of mostly grassfed meat, wild seafood, egg yolks, avacados & vegtables like monoa lettutce, kale, spinach or zucchini.
I also cook with garlic powder, turmeric, nutmeg, sea salt, dill weed, apple acider vinegar, organic dijon musturd & coconut oil on a daily basis. Ocassionally I use coconut flour & almond flour.
I also drink detox herbal teas as well as green & sage tea. I don't drink and eat together. I always wait 30 mins between eating & drinking (improves my digestion). Working out too much made me breakout so I just do light exercise.
I also take herbs & vitamins. I noticed they are a great addition to my diet and I definately see an improvement. I take: Hawaiian Spirulina, Vital Force Multi-vitamins (Hypoallergenic & vegetarian) might switch to a different one later & I only take 1 capsule per day, Hawaiian ginger (600 mg), Eco Bee Farms Bee Pollen and Wild Yam Root organic (6 "00" size capsules per day) It helps regulate my hormones and I notice I get large swollen pimples when I don't take this. Ocassionally I take Organic Turmeric (Curcuma longa) & Cinnamon Cassia usually 2 - 5 "00" capsules.
I also try to be as healthy as possible by not inhaling smoke, dust or polluted air. I also try my best to drink from glass cups and don't use the microwave ever as well as try not to talk on my cell phone.. (I notice I get headaches) and if I do then I try to use speaker phone. My friends sometimes think I'm crazy but whatever. I want my skin clear and refuse to put poison into my body.
I'm also going to add additional supplements soon: Renew Life Ultimate Flora Probiotics & then Eco Bee Farms Royal Jelly.
I want to thank Alternativista for pointing out that I have a Fructose malabsorption problem. Things got better when I put that piece of the puzzle together!
Anyone have any sugestions on what I can do next or other things I can do to improve?
Also, what is your guy's opinoin on Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)? I've been reading that it's actually made from gmo corn, is a synthetic vitamin and kills the good bacteria in the gut. I have a feeling it may be contributing to my breakouts when I was taking it last week but I'm not sure. If anyone has any suggestions on a good multivitmin or vitamin C please inform me! I'll be researching this.
I put my photos in my gallery if you want to see them.
Edited by Ribbonettes, 14 June 2013 - 04:03 PM.