Posted 16 October 2013 - 08:55 PM
So you eat no refined grains? Do you have any digestion issues? If so, the avoidance of all grains as in strict paleo might help.
And avoidance of nightshades as in super strict paleo, could help if you are intolerant to nightshades.
Or you could be intolerrant to something allowed in the paleo diet and it makes no difference.
My recommendation is as always, eat mostly real, whole nutrient dense foods, more anti inflammatory than inflammatory, in low to moderate glycemic load meals, drinks and snacks that don't include anything you have an intolerance for which you have to figure out via methodical elimitation. And limit gluten which isn't good for anyone and dairy, especially unfermented dairy which affects acne in just too many ways.
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!
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When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!