Posted 01 September 2013 - 10:50 AM
Sleep: 7 1/2 hours is about right. Usually get between 7 - 8 hours, nearly always go to sleep before 11, earlier is better because I am going to wake at the same early hour.
Diet: I eat everything except the foods I am intolerant to (most citrus). I just mostly eat very well, focusing on the most nutrient dense, healthily prepared foods and have very little processed 'foods.' And I never drink sugar or consume any high glycemic load meal. I.e. if you are going to have one birthday cake or ice cream and it isn't following a good low GL meal, then have some nuts or something or take a fiber capsule.
Stopping the sugary drinks and replacing processed high glycemic foods with real food cleared my skin in less than two months of the day drank my last coke and began, just began, gradually finding better things to eat.
Exercise: active daily with chores, playing with dog, walking, biking places, the way humans are supposed to be. Outside in the daylight. It's always the plan to do some resistance exercises, but I'm not that good at habits that aren't daily habits. Don't and never will do any kind of workout that requires eating large amounts of carbs or shakes to fuel. Or eating enough food for 5 people. I need to take up yoga.
Stress/emotional -- Not issue.
Edited by alternativista, 01 September 2013 - 11:01 AM.
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!