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Posted 17 December 2013 - 01:05 PM

when i first introduced probiotics and coconut oil to my candida diet i was very ill for around 5 days, my skin broke out badly and i had flu like symptoms.. nausia, stomach cramps, too hot one minute shivering the next etc



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 01:40 AM

In my opinion, die-off reactions can do more harm than good. I read something about the body not being able to eliminate the die-off properly, so it gets dumped into the blood stream and stays in your body. Look up old threads on candida - there is some useful info there.

In my experience, digestive enzymes were the most helpful, along with a controlled diet with low histamines. I added sweet potatoes as well, and that helped me look healthier. As for probiotics, I have no issues with vegetarian PB-8, but if it's your first time on probiotics, just get a plain acidophilus supplement (I like Solgar for that - less fillers in the capsule) and start low.

Coconut oil and ACV did more harm than good in my case, so did milk thistle. So no more abrupt detoxifiers for me. L-glutathione has helped me with repairing the gut, but again, you need to first address your diet and then move on to the gut-healing phase.

If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms (I did with milk thistle) it could be an allergic reaction. Don't continue to take something that makes you feel ill, it's not worth it.


Edited by WishClean, 19 December 2013 - 01:41 AM.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 06:35 AM

I have added sweet potatoe to my diet as of yesterday and i am also going to stop taking my omega capsules, some of my acne is the type where it takes up a large surface area taking a week or two to surface... i was thinking about it last night and this type of acne started for me when i was at university and i added omega capsule to my supplements, I eat 4 fillets of salmon a week roughly and eggs at least once every other day.. possible too much omega or simply the quality of my capsules are not good enough? 

 

Also i'm not sure how relevant this is but i have something called Familial hypercholesterolemia which is basically high levels of cholesterol in the blood through genetics, could this be something that is relevant in my skin? My cholesetrol was around 9 when i was 15 and first tested, through good eating habits i got this down to 7 which is still high but i am very active and i'd say i'm very health conscious.. The doctor originally tried to prescribe me statins but alot of the side effects would have a direct negative impact on my active life so i refused... could this be something that needs to be addressed for my skin? 



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Posted 21 December 2013 - 07:50 AM

interestingly i haven't had a large spot under the skin form for 2 days since i stopped taking the fish oil, of course this could also be due to the fact the dairy and grains are gone but i find this VERY interesting. any ideas? i had 28 spots on my forehead at the weekend, this is down to 18 :o



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 02:33 PM

Recently, a lot of people tend to be switching to a veggie diet.
And I requested myself the query: "Is it safe?"
People naturally, omnivorous. Whether properly to minimize their foods only vegetables and fruit?
Consuming fashion, I also tried veggies diet plan. After six months, I noticed that I am began to feel much better.
The body seemed ease. Excess weight began to decrease. I think the health benefits of a vegetarian diet is certainly.

Prompt please, may anyone was non-meat eaters? You didn't have any health problems?

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 05:19 AM

out of nowhere my skin has absolutely erupted, over 30 active spots at the moment.. many thick under the skin and very inflamed.. very depressing considering all the efforts diet and nutrition wise... feels like back to square one saywhat.gif could the probiotics be causing more harm than good in terms of my skin? read alot of people break out from them and mine do contain dairy however they are 20 billion count.. really unsure as what to do at the moment.. treating possible candida and leaky gut through diet and supplement and it seems to have had absolutely no influence on my skin.. accutane isn't a consideration because over here you have to medically tested before going on it and my cholestrol is high through hereditary genes so i wouldn't be accepted



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:18 AM

update: skin just as bad as ever. dropped the probiotics and fish oil and it's had no effect on my skin, everyday there is 3 + new nodules forming... only option left i believe is a possible thyroid issue.. struggling to see what else it could be 



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:44 AM

was encouraged it could be thyroid due to the connection with cholestrol levels but just spoken to my mum on the phone and she said my thyroid was tested at 17 and was normal, i'd had acne 3 years by then. arghhh, what else could it be?!?! huh.png



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 02:27 PM

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attached image of forehead, the temples are almost identical in terms of acne



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 03:06 PM

Forehead acne = food sensitivies/digestive issues. 3 months on something like the candida diet and you should see results. You might want to consider that you're sensitive to something you're eating right now, probably something that you're eating regularly. It could be something that you would otherwise think to be completely innocuous. If you want to try something new, do the SCD diet for 2 weeks. After 3 months of the candida diet you should be used to all the restrictions. I don't recommend SCD for more than 2 weeks because you need to move things through your body, but if you see improvement, just add one thing every 3 days that you know is safe and that has soluble fiber in it (I would do prunes on leafy green salad with lemon juice and olive oil to minimize blood sugar impact). It's possible that you would not see improvement on the SCD diet until you stop it, because things are no longer moving through you. But I wouldn't be worried about that since it's short term.

 

Side note, high cholesterol is weakly correlated with heart disease and statins don't work well in people with familial hypercholesterolemia. Best bet is to prevent the oxidization of the cholesterol (only oxidized LDL contributes to heart disease, not normal LDL) via plenty of antioxidants such as those found in berries, vegetables, etc, and to avoid blood sugar spikes, but I'm sure you already know all this.



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 03:18 PM

yeah that is what is baffling me, it's been over 5 months on the candida diet and my forehead is the worst it's ever consistently been, this correlation of forehead acne has only started since i restricted my diet and started taking probiotics. The only things i that i eat consitently every day is chicken and some form of carb be it sweet potato/wholegrain rice/gluten free pasta.. surely i am not showing an allergic reaction to chicken?! My acne prior to starting a restrictive diet and probiotics was scattered all across my face and it only really flared up if i consumed crisps, energy drinks or alcohol



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 01:23 PM

yeah that is what is baffling me, it's been over 5 months on the candida diet and my forehead is the worst it's ever consistently been, this correlation of forehead acne has only started since i restricted my diet and started taking probiotics. The only things i that i eat consitently every day is chicken and some form of carb be it sweet potato/wholegrain rice/gluten free pasta.. surely i am not showing an allergic reaction to chicken?! My acne prior to starting a restrictive diet and probiotics was scattered all across my face and it only really flared up if i consumed crisps, energy drinks or alcohol

According to face mapping, forehead breakouts are a sign of liver and/or gall bladder issues. http://www.positiveh...mg/brite49a.jpg

Btw, based on the pic you posted, your acne is not that bad, I expected a lot worse. Have you tried calamine lotion or witch hazel/ aloe for the redness?

My guess is that there are more toxins in your gut/ GI tract than your liver can handle, so it's dumping them into your gall bladder.

I think just ease up on the supplements and try a low histamine diet, you can't really go wrong with lowering your histamines through diet and also by avoiding products with sulfates & salycylates.


Edited by WishClean, 13 January 2014 - 01:23 PM.


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 02:20 PM

my acne is worse than what was in my picture, that's just all i could get in the picture without giving my face away.. guess i'm worried about if anyone i know comes across this post... yet another side effect of acne eh :( i'm going to knock all supplements on the head bar the cholestrol medication and multivitamins. The main thing about this form is acne is that each spot is lasting at least two weeks which never used to happen prior to probiotics supplementation... my partner has one of those nutribullets gathering dust in the loft so i may get that down and try juicing for breakfast, should be a good way to get all the vitamins, zinc, iron, vit a etc etc 



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 10:26 AM

had an appointment with a nutritionist this afternoon, she has recommended taking a sulphur based liver supplement and is convinced my acne is caused by liver issues



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 11:44 AM

I hope sulphur works for you. For me, it only made things worse - topical and oral. Avoid harsh liver detoxes, they will for sure make the acne worse at least at first, and detox acne can leave scars behind. Ask your nutritionist about l-glutathione...that's a very gentle detoxifier and it helps with candida too.



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 07:49 AM

she said due to my diet for the past two weeks she'd be very very surprised if my skin was down to food allergies.. she's put me on a liver tablet called NAC...n acetyl l cysteine.. she thinks the root of my problems are the liver and the fact i have this genetic high cholestrol made her more adamant my liver is responsible.. apparently the liver controls cholestrol production.. hopefully this is the cure i've been waiting for, fingers crossed eh. I have a follow up at the weekend i will ask her for sure :) thanks



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 08:12 AM

In my opinion, die-off reactions can do more harm than good. I read something about the body not being able to eliminate the die-off properly, so it gets dumped into the blood stream and stays in your body. Look up old threads on candida - there is some useful info there.
In my experience, digestive enzymes were the most helpful, along with a controlled diet with low histamines. I added sweet potatoes as well, and that helped me look healthier. As for probiotics, I have no issues with vegetarian PB-8, but if it's your first time on probiotics, just get a plain acidophilus supplement (I like Solgar for that - less fillers in the capsule) and start low.
Coconut oil and ACV did more harm than good in my case, so did milk thistle. So no more abrupt detoxifiers for me. L-glutathione has helped me with repairing the gut, but again, you need to first address your diet and then move on to the gut-healing phase.
If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms (I did with milk thistle) it could be an allergic reaction. Don't continue to take something that makes you feel ill, it's not worth it.

Fiber plays a role in eliminating things from the body. Spent hormones, toxins, LDL, etc. perhaps it's needed for the candida as well. And maybe people on candida diets aren't getting enough. So sweet potatoes, veggies. . Maybe flax seed, if it doesn't break you out.

Edited by alternativista, 27 January 2014 - 08:18 AM.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:24 AM

she said due to my diet for the past two weeks she'd be very very surprised if my skin was down to food allergies.. she's put me on a liver tablet called NAC...n acetyl l cysteine.. she thinks the root of my problems are the liver and the fact i have this genetic high cholestrol made her more adamant my liver is responsible.. apparently the liver controls cholestrol production.. hopefully this is the cure i've been waiting for, fingers crossed eh. I have a follow up at the weekend i will ask her for sure smile.png thanks

I think N-acetyl cysteine is a must have supplement to have allways! I just started to take it a little over week ago, I take 700mg twice a day. What kind of dosage you use? Are you back on BP?



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 01:03 PM

she said due to my diet for the past two weeks she'd be very very surprised if my skin was down to food allergies.. she's put me on a liver tablet called NAC...n acetyl l cysteine.. she thinks the root of my problems are the liver and the fact i have this genetic high cholestrol made her more adamant my liver is responsible.. apparently the liver controls cholestrol production.. hopefully this is the cure i've been waiting for, fingers crossed eh. I have a follow up at the weekend i will ask her for sure smile.png thanks

I think N-acetyl cysteine is a must have supplement to have allways! I just started to take it a little over week ago, I take 700mg twice a day. What kind of dosage you use? Are you back on BP?

NAC is supposed to be great for hormonal acne too....who has used it successfully?



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 01:34 PM

 

she said due to my diet for the past two weeks she'd be very very surprised if my skin was down to food allergies.. she's put me on a liver tablet called NAC...n acetyl l cysteine.. she thinks the root of my problems are the liver and the fact i have this genetic high cholestrol made her more adamant my liver is responsible.. apparently the liver controls cholestrol production.. hopefully this is the cure i've been waiting for, fingers crossed eh. I have a follow up at the weekend i will ask her for sure smile.png thanks

I think N-acetyl cysteine is a must have supplement to have allways! I just started to take it a little over week ago, I take 700mg twice a day. What kind of dosage you use? Are you back on BP?

NAC is supposed to be great for hormonal acne too....who has used it successfully?

I haven't seen any results yet but I just started using it. There's a study on NAC and it showed that NAC 600mg twice a day reduced acne lesions by 50% and lowered inflammation in body after 8 weeks use! I strongly believe now that my acne is result of some wrong food that I'm eating that is causing inflammation in my body. I'm waiting to get MRT test done.






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