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Posted 06 November 2013 - 07:57 AM

Hi all,

 

So i have been on the anti candida diet for coming up to 3 months.. i have fairly strict in keeping to the diet bar the obvious sugars in probiotic yoghurts... My skin is still just as bad as ever but i realise this is not something that will change over night... how long did people with acne following the anti candida diet take to notice improvements in their skin? I have noticed a general increase in energy and i am finding sleeping at night much easier too. Any advice would be greatly appreciatedeusa_pray.gif



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 11:11 AM

Don't know. Many people claim they get a die off reaction.  

 

What's your acne like? Perhaps you have a food intolerance.


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[ 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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Posted 06 November 2013 - 03:05 PM

well i think that my acne is bad but i think that is because it is spread all across my face rather than in one zonal area, i have had acne for 9 years.. in the first couple of years (teenage) it was just locked onto my cheeks and jawline but then it grew to cover my entire face.. i have thought about it possibly being down to a food allergy but my diet as it stands is pretty much just chicken tuna veg and probiotic yoghurt so unless it is one of them i really am stumped as to what it could be down too.... i do have candida which is what i am putting my acne down too so hopefully i am on the right track to clearing this



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 10:01 PM

I did the candida diet for about 3 months....3 months is more than enough to see at least SOME improvement. I wasn't seeing much improvement in my skin, although my sleep was better and I had more energy. I still think I have candida, based on the saliva test and the fact that I have all of the symptoms. But, what helped me realize why I wasn't making that much progress with the candida diet was measuring my IgE and IgG levels for allergic reactions. A large number of antibodies was found in my blood, and my histamine count was high. So I found an anti-histamine diet to be more helpful than candida for me. It's more restrictive in some ways, but it does also help fight off candida as well as strengthen your gut to tolerate more foods. I recommend looking into food or other intolerances, and the first step is to get your IgE and IgG tested.


Edited by WishClean, 12 November 2013 - 10:02 PM.

Supplements: inositol, DIM, digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: Low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials... (although I have been slacking lately)

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:50 AM

yes i do believe i may have some food allergies.. sometimes my acne changes into being large bumps under the skin which take weeks to leave. I do feel alot better in myself on this diet, i have seen some improvement in my skin but obviously the way i am looking at it is i have at least 9 years worth of internal problems to fix.. i will keep plodding along in the hope it fixes my skin :)



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 11:30 AM

yes i do believe i may have some food allergies.. sometimes my acne changes into being large bumps under the skin which take weeks to leave. I do feel alot better in myself on this diet, i have seen some improvement in my skin but obviously the way i am looking at it is i have at least 9 years worth of internal problems to fix.. i will keep plodding along in the hope it fixes my skin smile.png

If you have so many years' of internal problems, I hate to say it, but diet alone might not be enough at this point. Candida is frequently associated with leaky gut, and if you are going on the anti-candida diet, you must also tend to healing your gut so that it can tolerate more foods. Basically, if your gut is leaky, some food particles are dumped into the bloodstream and then expelled as toxins. If your regular toxin elimination pathways are not functioning properly, then those toxins get expelled through your skin (face being the most common area). If you have leaky gut, most times it's not just about WHAT you eat, it's about HOW MUCH you eat...even eating a large quantity of healthy foods can be too much for the gut to absorb at once. So I would say, keep your meals small and stop eating when you are full. As I said, some supplements/ herbs can offer great support because diet alone might not be enough if the issue is severe. L-glutathione is another good one, in addition to those I mentioned earlier, to help with liver detoxification. I found that aloe vera juice can help in healing the gut lining, but it's a slow process. 

Also, I found that sweet potatoes are tolerated very well while on the anti-candida diet, although some sources say to avoid them during phase 1. For me, they helped me a lot, especially in terms of gaining some healthy weight and getting more nutrients. 


Supplements: inositol, DIM, digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: Low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials... (although I have been slacking lately)

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 03:19 PM

yeah i figured i could possibly have a leaky gut, i have been taking coconut oil both on its own and used for cooking, olive leaf extract, apple cider vinegar and 20 billion strain probiotics in addition to the candida diet. it sounds daft by i own two cats even though i have been allergic to them.. since undertaking this diet my pet allergy has disappeared!!  



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:31 PM

That's good, it means you are on the right track if your allergy disappeared. Maybe your immune system is stronger now. I also found that I get less histamine reactions when I watch what I eat.


Supplements: inositol, DIM, digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 11:49 PM

Hi all,

 

So i have been on the anti candida diet for coming up to 3 months.. i have fairly strict in keeping to the diet bar the obvious sugars in probiotic yoghurts... My skin is still just as bad as ever but i realise this is not something that will change over night... how long did people with acne following the anti candida diet take to notice improvements in their skin? I have noticed a general increase in energy and i am finding sleeping at night much easier too. Any advice would be greatly appreciatedeusa_pray.gif

 

Seriously consider anti-candida enzymes. See below for why. 

 

Enzymes for candida yeast are really needed because of the biofilm candida builds around itself as a means of protection. Candida begins to build this biofilm over itself within 24 hours of initial colonization. It doesn't matter where the colony forms either, whether it's the skin, vagina or intestine, it builds a biofilm. Once the biofilm is fully developed, prescription drugs such as Diflucan no longer work because they don't dissolve this film.

 

This film is composed of cellulose or plant fiber. Protein polypepetides, polysaccharide carbohydrates, fibrinogen or fibrin and polynucleotides that contain RNA and DNA material. This structure is bound together with lignands that have stickiness properties.

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The cell wall of candida is composed of fibrin and the plant fiber chitin or cellulose, mannoprotein-1, glucan and mannoprotein-2, which are plant polysaccharrides. Then comes a plasma membrane and a protein nucleus. These componants are basically what candida uses to build the biofilm as well.

 

A properly designed enzyme for candida yeast will eat all these materials which effectively kills it. Medically proven anti-fungal herbs can also be used to enhance this effect and speed up the healing process.

 

Candida yeast has no resistance to these enzymes just like they have no resistance to bacteria. They also cannot build a resistance to them like they can do with herbs and prescription medications. They have no risk to your health and do not cause the candida to mutate, which medicines have been proven to do. Diflucan for instance can cause candida albicans to shape shift and turn into candida glabrata, a highly resistant strain that is very hard to get rid of.

 

Many times a change in diet is not needed if the candida infection is mild. However, it makes sense to not feed the candida yeast when you are trying to get rid of it. Why give it something to fight back with? It just doesn't make sense does it?

 

A Look at The Most Popular Enzymes

Candex is an enzyme for candida that has been around for quite a few years and has been proven in clinical trials to kill yeast and candida. The makers of Candex have found that about 200,000 daily units of cellulase and hemicellulase to be ideal. Candex provides 208,000 total units of daily cellulase and hemicellulase activity.

 

Laboratory studies show that Candex inhibits the growth of candida albicans in vitro. A clinical study of 52 patients showed that Candex is safe, effective, well tolerated, and causes no significant side effects. The physicians that conducted this study concluded “Candex should be the first choice for treatment of enteric candida in our patient population.” Physicians, nurses, natural health practitioners, health clinics, and health food retailers throughout the country recommend Candex.

 

YST Management is very much like Candex but is much cheaper while being a little stronger.

 

Both Candex and YSt Management contain enzymes that eat the chitin/cellulose layer of the cell wall and biofilm. They also contain enzymes that eat the polysaccharide layers found in the biofilm and cell wall. However, they do not contain any protein enzymes to eat the nucleus of the cell and no enzymes to eat the fibrin in the biofilm.

 

Candidase is a very strong enzyme for candida yeast that eats the cellulose layers of the biofilm and cell wall and the protein of the nucleus. But there are no enzymes to eat the fibrin or plant polysaccharides.

 

Candizyme is more complete than the above three candida eating enzyme formulas. It contains enzymes to eat the chitin/cellulose and the plant polysaccharrides in both the biofilm and cell wall. It also has protease enzymes to eat the protein of the nucleus. However, like the rest it does not have an enzyme that eats the fibrin in the biofilm.

 

Of the above enzyme formulas, Candizyme would be my first choice if you added SerraEnzyme to eat the fibrin. SerraEnzyme contains 80,000iu of serrapeptase which eats fibrin, old scar tissue and cleans the blood. Nattokinase also eats fibrin if you wanted to add that enzyme as well. You would only need to take one cap of either SerraEnzyme and Nattokinase with two capsules of Candizyme twice a day away from food for the most potent effect. An alternative to SerraEnzyme and Nattokinase would be Allclear, it contains both serrapeptase and nattokinase.

 

Or, just take Syntol. Syntol contains the enzymes cellulase and hemicelluse that eat the chitin/cellulose layer of the cell wall and biofilm. Glucoamylase and amylase to eat the plant polysaccharide layers, protease to eat the nucleus and serrapeptase to eat the fibrin. It's a complete formula that eats all the componants of the biofilm and cell wall right down to the nucleus. Probiotics have also been added to help boost good bacterial levels. Syntol can also be taken indefinitely for maintenance if you so choose.

 

While die-off reactions usually do not occur with these enzymes for candida,  people sometimes experience nausea, a “burning sensation” in the stomach, or abdominal cramping. This is because the enzymes may aggravate pre-existing problems in the GI tract. If this occurs, I suggest using one third of a capsule, twice daily, emptied into eight ounces of warm water, and build up from there. Or stop the enzymes for a couple of days then resume at the lowest dose. To minimize any sensitivity to any candida eating enzyme, I suggest one capsule your first few days, then two capsules for a few days, and so on, until you reach the full regimen, then stay at that dose.

 

These enzymes for candida are safe for children and the recommended dose is one-half capsule, twice daily, for each 40 pounds of body weight. For ages 14 and up, adult recommendations may be followed.

 

They need to be taken an hour before breakfast and at bedtime or at least two hours after eating (always use with eight ounces of water). You can also take more than the recommended dose if you can tolerate it. Improvement is usually seen in 7 to 30 days. However, the time needed for maximum benefit varies, because we each have:

  • Different amounts of yeast and candida to overcome
  • Different levels of immune support
  • Different levels of healthy probiotics
  • Different dietary habits
  • Varying levels of stress

The longer you have had a candida problem, the longer you will likely need to use  enzymes for candida yeast infection.

 

When you combine these enzymes for candida with the medically proven herbal anti-fungals and the probiotics I recommend, it will not take long to be well again. It’s a systematic approach that gets to the cause of the problem. Plus, you will be restoring the good bacteria or the lack of, which caused this whole problem to begin with.



Or if you want to read the scholarly version, this microbiology journal article.


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Posted 16 November 2013 - 09:28 AM

thanks for your responses.. i bought some enzymes this morning so will give those a try! could be possible i have a leaky gut in addition to the candida.. One thing i have definitely noticed in addition to the reduction in the pet allergies is that of my cravings for sugar products diminishing. My diet through my teens was just sugar sugar sugar so i am not surprised in the slightest it is taking so long to clear.



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 01:06 PM

coming up to a month on the enzymes, my acne is alot less frequent on my cheeks at the moment but seems to have just spread across my forehead and to the sides of the eyes, had a really bad winter flu the past two weeks and typically things such as lemsip/beechams are packed with sugar so maybe this could explain the increase in acne. Winter has always been the time when my acne is the worst, could be due to comfort foods consumed during the winter months? I am currently eating fairly close to a paleo diet however i am an active gym goer and one of my supplements pre workout contains caffeine, could this be a trigger?



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 01:42 AM

Caffeine could make it worse. Its possible. It does dehydrate you acting as a systemic stimulant. Affects may vary by amount.

 

I know its hard, but exercising without a stimulant is the way to go. Try ALCR for an minor energy boost. I used it for 2 months during the winter to help me run when i was doing 10k. I tapered off as i started losing more weight than i wanted. Helped make me want to run i will say. See what happens. I just know your whole gym routine would be better phsyically. That way you are actually "working" your body without the aid of caffeine which increases cardiac output through increased heart rate which is sort of "cheating" in my mind. You would work harder, but become stronger without it... 

 

The winter months seem to make acne worse for me as well. I think it has to do with lack of sunlight. Someone stated that the wave lengths of light cause an increase in bacteria proliferation. Stating something about more blue wave lengths and less of the sunlight kind?! IDK something strange like that. But I do agree. Its definitely seasonal for me. 


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 12:16 PM

People have fewer ceramides in the skin in winter. Topical appication of live yogurt can boost their production.


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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Posted 17 December 2013 - 07:44 AM

added one milk thistle capsule a day and 2 burdock root capsules, i have broken out ridiculously! 28 spots on my forehead!! compare that to just the two on my neck and cheek it's incredibly isolated to one area at the moment.. possible detoxing of the liver taking place? i have dropped the caffeine from the pre workout and also stop taking my gluten free pasta, and one live yoghurt a day so i am essentially ALL grains free, dairy, gluten, yeast and as low sugar as i can get away with... results are shocking me in a bad way, expected improvement not an outbreak of this proportions.. still i will stick with it and hope that it is just a combination of the detoxing of the liver taking place eusa_think.gif



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 09:36 AM

added one milk thistle capsule a day and 2 burdock root capsules, i have broken out ridiculously! 28 spots on my forehead!! compare that to just the two on my neck and cheek it's incredibly isolated to one area at the moment.. possible detoxing of the liver taking place? i have dropped the caffeine from the pre workout and also stop taking my gluten free pasta, and one live yoghurt a day so i am essentially ALL grains free, dairy, gluten, yeast and as low sugar as i can get away with... results are shocking me in a bad way, expected improvement not an outbreak of this proportions.. still i will stick with it and hope that it is just a combination of the detoxing of the liver taking place :think:


Are you feeling stressed by your diet?

Also, I believe nodules tend to be allergic responses. It could be to anything, but did you happen to increase your citrus consumption?
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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Posted 17 December 2013 - 09:48 AM

fairly stressed yes! I am an active gym goer who since undertaking this candida diet back in august ive lost near 3 stone which is absolutely huge for someone who regularly goes to the gym. The main thing that stresses me about the diet is the lack of grains as obviously that was always my first choice to hit my carb targets for the day. I haven't had any citrus no, the one thing i have had recently which i don't normally is raw carrot... surely this outbreak cannot be linked to that? 

 

As it stands i'd say the staples in my diet are salmon, chicken, tuna, eggs and vegetables (gluten free pasta was a staple too but i have just cut this out to finally be grain free), I do not eat fruit so if i am still getting allergic reactions could it be god forbid the chicken? It's more often than not supermarket bought so obviously pumped full of undesirables. As i said i have just this week added a milk thistle capsule in but half of this outbreak started before that was introduced. It really is baffling me how many outbreaks i keep having at the moment and they are tending to be large under the skin spots which take around a week to surface then another couple to finally leave. The ONLY time i have been close to being clear was when my doctor referred me to hospital for a light therapy ( similar to a sunbed but without as much damage )



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 10:14 AM

fairly stressed yes! I am an active gym goer who since undertaking this candida diet back in august ive lost near 3 stone which is absolutely huge for someone who regularly goes to the gym. The main thing that stresses me about the diet is the lack of grains as obviously that was always my first choice to hit my carb targets for the day. I haven't had any citrus no, the one thing i have had recently which i don't normally is raw carrot... surely this outbreak cannot be linked to that? 

 

As it stands i'd say the staples in my diet are salmon, chicken, tuna, eggs and vegetables (gluten free pasta was a staple too but i have just cut this out to finally be grain free), I do not eat fruit so if i am still getting allergic reactions could it be god forbid the chicken? It's more often than not supermarket bought so obviously pumped full of undesirables. As i said i have just this week added a milk thistle capsule in but half of this outbreak started before that was introduced. It really is baffling me how many outbreaks i keep having at the moment and they are tending to be large under the skin spots which take around a week to surface then another couple to finally leave. The ONLY time i have been close to being clear was when my doctor referred me to hospital for a light therapy ( similar to a sunbed but without as much damage )

 

 It isn't uncommon to be allergic to chicken.  I doubt it's the carrots, but wishclean is the expert on histamine responses right now as she knows she has elevated histamine levels. Of course, histamine isn't the only inflammatory response.

 

Can you not try  more calming workout habits that don't require massive amounts of calories? Also, add other carbs like sweet potatoes & winter squashes & root vegetables.

 

3 stone is a lot for anyone unless you were overweight.  Was the light therapy the blue light thing for acne, or was it for vitamin D production?  You are in England right? It's getting dark by 4pm now, right?


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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Posted 17 December 2013 - 11:26 AM

nope wasn't overweight, i weighed 13 stone and now i am hovering around 10.. I used to eat around 3.5k calories daily with a specific target for protein, carbs and fats... Obviously my main source of carbs was rice, pasta and white potatoes and all three have been removed from my diet so i am struggling to hit my old limits. I am not entirely sure in regard to the purpose of the light box, I was around 17 when i used it and they limit its use to one course every 5 years... Whilst i was using that box i was drinking alchohol 3 nights a week and eating anything i wanted, this seems interesting in the fact my diet was awful yet this light box still had success! 

 

Yeah i live in england and it's starting to get dark around 3.30pm here, i work through the day so obviously i struggle to see much natural daylight as it's dark when i leave for work, the only alternative i can think of to the light box is sunbeds but obviously there are many many dangers associated with them.



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 12:24 PM

coming up to a month on the enzymes, my acne is alot less frequent on my cheeks at the moment but seems to have just spread across my forehead and to the sides of the eyes, had a really bad winter flu the past two weeks and typically things such as lemsip/beechams are packed with sugar so maybe this could explain the increase in acne. Winter has always been the time when my acne is the worst, could be due to comfort foods consumed during the winter months? I am currently eating fairly close to a paleo diet however i am an active gym goer and one of my supplements pre workout contains caffeine, could this be a trigger?

 

No caffeine.

 

Not getting enough vitamin d3 during the winter months can be a serious contributing factor. 


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HOW I STAY 100% CLEAR:

Spironolactone (anti-androgen drug)

Betaine HCL with each meal

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 12:56 PM

I have been on a candida cleanse for about 3 weeks now.  I have thyroid disease and candida is supposed to be one of the "dis-eases" that comes with it.  I will say that the die off symptoms get a bit annoying.  I'm taking milk thistle for this, which seems to be helping a bit.  I do feel like I have a bit more energy at times, but with the die off symptoms, it hard to keep that good feeling of having more energy going.  Anyone else experience this?


Current skin care routine:

 

AM

 

Rainwater Botanical's Soap for Troubled Skin

Spot treat with Acne.org's AHA

Clinique Moisture Surge Intense

Clinique All About Eyes with Baobab oil

 

 

PM 

 

Clinique Take the Day Off Balm with Adzuki Micrograin Facial Scrub (All natural-awesome stuff!)

Acne.org Cleanser for extra cleansing ( I wear a full face of makeup)

Frugally Sustainable Blemish Astringent/or Rainwater Botanical's Toner for Troubled Skin (All natural-very soothing and non-drying)

1 1/2 Pumps of Acne.org's 2.5% BP 

Clinique All About Eyes with Baobab oil

Acne.org's Moisturizer (small amount)

 

When I get home from work, I like to let my face breath, so generally, I will use Clinique Take the Day Off Balm with the Adzuki micrograins, followed by a more gentle regimen. Currently, I am using Bare Minerals Blemish Treatment on any actives...LOVE this stuff!

 

 

I've recently added a mask to my routine.  It's all natural and very cheap.  Bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar mixed with a wee bit of tea tree oil. This is great for blackheads!

 

I am currently 100% clear with this mostly natural regimen.  

 

Makeup: Merle Norman's Purely Mineral Makeup Powder

Merle Norman Aqua Balance liquid foundation

 

Primer:

Studio Gear Primer





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