New To Usa, Having Acne For The First Time: Be Careful

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Hello guys

I think my story might be useful

I lived for 27 years in Italy

Eating pretty everything being part of the Mediterranean diet: pasta, greens, meat, fish, bread, fruits and vegetables

Never had acne except for some isolated pimples very seldom

Im living in the Us for 10 months now and in last 3 months im experiencing bad acne expecially on neck, cheek and sonetimes nose

I had in my forehead a red area for weeks

I got the something was wrong with diet

I was eating soy milk, cornflakes, lot of pasta, lot of bread, big breast chicken, meat

Somebody told me that cheap chickes is fed with hormones

I cut it

I cut it soy milk

Cornflakes

I reduced a lot pasta and bread

I think Usa has serious issues with foods

Never had a problem in italy

Now everything is getting better after 2/3 weeks replacing wheat, soy and sugars

Now im eating greek yog, fruits, seeds, almonds, green tea, greens, veggies, meat, fish, few pasta and lot of legumes/beans

In last days i had a little breakout

Im trying to understand what caused it

A question:

Is there a relation, something in common between soy, wheat, cereals (that im sure here in the Us are bad for me) and beans/lentils (my hint is last breakout was caused by them) ?

Thanks

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Reading and browsing around i found out that maybe the problem is that in few months i ate a huge quantity of Lectins

Now im starting with soaking for beans cause i cant avoid them at all

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Where you eating soy in Italy? Why don't you eat the same as you were in Italy?

And they really don't give chickens hormones. They manipulated them into growing fast enough through breeding and diet. Which probably screws up their hormones.



Where you eating soy in Italy? Why don't you eat the same as you were in Italy?

And they really don't give chickens hormones. They manipulated them into growing fast enough through breeding and diet. Which probably screws up their hormones.


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!


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I had the same issues when I moved to the US. There are far more preservatives and colorings in food in the US than Mediterranean countries that's for sure. Also, you can find more soy in foods in the US than in Europe.

But another culprit could be the poor tap water quality in your area, depending on where you live now - you can check the city's government site to see what they put in the water; if it's fluoride and chlorine, then that could affect your skin. In my experience, the water in Europe is generally cleaner and more rigidly controlled (not everywhere, in the UK it's chlorinated). If the water you wash your face with is of a worse quality in the US, that could have affected the PH of your skin.

Edited by WishClean

Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

Grocery list:

 

** Find the cause, find the cure **

** If you have a question for me, please ask it publicly so that others can benefit from the discussion**

 

 


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Grains and legumes are often genetically modified in the US. It's possible that the process of genetic modification introduces unwanted gene fragments into the organism in question, which could lead to an antigenic response.

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Be careful of soda and pizza which caused my flare up in the US

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Grains and legumes are often genetically modified in the US. It's possible that the process of genetic modification introduces unwanted gene fragments into the organism in question, which could lead to an antigenic response.

Soy and corn are the only grain or legume I know of that's commonly GMed. But yes, it is the lectins they are sipping around and they are the culprits in allergies.


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!


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