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#1 whoartthou1

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 02:46 AM

I still have acne (although not as bad), but I noticed that ever seen I did the following: A) Eat about 3-4 cans of wild planet sardines a day, eat wild caught alaskan salmon;  B) Eat 4-5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil (COOC approved), and C) reduce stress  my acne has gotten a lot better.

 

I don't know if eating that much seafood is bad for me, but it seems to help my acne (keep in mind that NONE of the seafood I consume is farmed. All of it is wild caught).

 

 

 



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 04:50 PM

I'd say that's due to the EPA and DHA (Omega 3) content in sea organisms (fish and algae - probably mammals too, but I'm not sure). As far as I know, there isn't any "essential" (EPA and DHA can be converted from ALA) element in fish other than these two EFAs that can't be found in land vegetables and animals. If you're worried about heavy metals in fish, you could try algae oil - since algae is the source of all fish EPA/DHA, it contains much less contaminants that the animals who eat them, specially those higher up in the trophic levels.



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:00 PM

omega 3s dha epa? and taurine and the minerals perhaps? these are the major differences from other meats.


#1.critical nutritional issues- b12(three forms exist), Calcium(yogurt, cheese or calcium phosphate supps) and vitamin d(sun or supps not to exceed 1000 iu). heme iron-most absorbable from meat only, clams are high. these are the most difficult vitamins to get and absorb. All others or about the same in difficulty in absorption. MAgnesium in our food supply is generally low as well, try natural calm supps.
#2 Fats- monounsaturated should dominate(olives), followed by polyunsaturated plant sources(nuts) but not if you have acne. the health benefits of fish oil and fish are controversial and i dont consume them due to mercury contamination and immune supression avoid processed fats if possible.
#3 Protein/amino acids- dairy and eggs best sources for tryptophan and methionine which convert to powerful antioxidants melatonin and glutathione.
#4 Carotenoids- alpha- beta carotene, beta cryptoxanthin, lutein zeaxanthin, astaxanthin. these are vital to human nutrition, carrots, butternut squash, pumpkin, chili pepper and cayenne pepper are the best sources.
#5 Regularity-BM at least once a day, Moist, large stools, 1 piece ideal, no maldigestion, no floating stools indicative of maldigested fat. HOW- insoluble fiber- wheat and cooked vegetables. soluble fiber-oats/ good bacteria ferment soluble fiber making short chain fatty acids that inhibit pathogens.
#6 Circadian cycles-Light, get up with the sun, and expose your entire body to it. darkness-melatonin is released upon the sensing of absolute darkness. sleep in a pitch black room, try to ensure 10 hours total darkness, wear sunglasses before bed. do not eat too late at night.
#7 Desirable physiological states(positive moods/emotions) do precisely what you like and what feels good to you, but not regardless of consequences, just from a perspective that, you own your life, and can determine precisely what you do with it and need not answer or ask of permission from anyone,achieving maximum autonomy and self government.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 08:30 AM

omega 3s dha epa? and taurine and the minerals perhaps? these are the major differences from other meats.

 

Taurine can be obtained from land animals, and it can be biosythesized, so I don't know if it really is essential. And what mineral are you referring to? Iodine maybe, but it's also present in vegetables from iodine-rich soil and in iodized salt, so again I don't think it's essential to obtain it from sea food.



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 07:41 PM

sorry dont have the

 

omega 3s dha epa? and taurine and the minerals perhaps? these are the major differences from other meats.

 

Taurine can be obtained from land animals, and it can be biosythesized, so I don't know if it really is essential. And what mineral are you referring to? Iodine maybe, but it's also present in vegetables from iodine-rich soil and in iodized salt, so again I don't think it's essential to obtain it from sea food.

 

 

i dont have references immediately on hand, but seafood is like 3-4 times higher in taurine then meats like chicken beef and pork. also, shellfish have more mineral content then most other meats as well. dha and epa i snot found in any other meats in significant quantities. all these differences in these substances can have benefits for the skin/inflammation. therefore, this could be the scientific basis or explanation for the original posters observations. in other words, yes, these changes could benefit your skin and here are some reasons why.


Edited by AutonomousOne1980, 20 July 2013 - 07:44 PM.

#1.critical nutritional issues- b12(three forms exist), Calcium(yogurt, cheese or calcium phosphate supps) and vitamin d(sun or supps not to exceed 1000 iu). heme iron-most absorbable from meat only, clams are high. these are the most difficult vitamins to get and absorb. All others or about the same in difficulty in absorption. MAgnesium in our food supply is generally low as well, try natural calm supps.
#2 Fats- monounsaturated should dominate(olives), followed by polyunsaturated plant sources(nuts) but not if you have acne. the health benefits of fish oil and fish are controversial and i dont consume them due to mercury contamination and immune supression avoid processed fats if possible.
#3 Protein/amino acids- dairy and eggs best sources for tryptophan and methionine which convert to powerful antioxidants melatonin and glutathione.
#4 Carotenoids- alpha- beta carotene, beta cryptoxanthin, lutein zeaxanthin, astaxanthin. these are vital to human nutrition, carrots, butternut squash, pumpkin, chili pepper and cayenne pepper are the best sources.
#5 Regularity-BM at least once a day, Moist, large stools, 1 piece ideal, no maldigestion, no floating stools indicative of maldigested fat. HOW- insoluble fiber- wheat and cooked vegetables. soluble fiber-oats/ good bacteria ferment soluble fiber making short chain fatty acids that inhibit pathogens.
#6 Circadian cycles-Light, get up with the sun, and expose your entire body to it. darkness-melatonin is released upon the sensing of absolute darkness. sleep in a pitch black room, try to ensure 10 hours total darkness, wear sunglasses before bed. do not eat too late at night.
#7 Desirable physiological states(positive moods/emotions) do precisely what you like and what feels good to you, but not regardless of consequences, just from a perspective that, you own your life, and can determine precisely what you do with it and need not answer or ask of permission from anyone,achieving maximum autonomy and self government.




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