Posted 01 August 2013 - 10:33 AM
the d3 really does help! and possibly cutting out dairy because of the hormones in milk
Yes. Also, the amount in the milk is negligible.
And the RDAs for D are too low. They were set when they knew very little about the many things it does. And like with most nutrients, they were set at the level to prevent some specific and acute disease that were once observable in cultures here and there where it was common to be deficient. Like with vitamin C and scurvy in sailors. They are are rarely adequate for long term optimal function and health. Although, the need for some is way overblown. Like Calcium. You don't need that much calcium. What you need is the other minerals involved in bone formation and function and to not consume so much of things that leach calcium from your bones. Like soft drinks.
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!