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Raw Food For Acne And Scars My Journey

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Hi guys I am sure some of you are wandering whether raw food for food acne and scars works so I decided I am going to go for I will be eating 100 percent raw for 6 months and I will report my progress every week. I decided to do this due to sucess on youtube of people clearing there acne. Any question s guys just post and I will get back to you

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Ok guys so day 1 and i managed to eat every meal raw except dinner no real change in my skin will report back tommorrow

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Uhm, I have to ask. What exactly are you eating raw??? Have you weighed the risks/benefits foodborne illness and infection from this? When someone saws raw, i mean i go right back to that House episode of the parents feeding their young 8 month old? daugther raw chicken because they read it on the internet. I'm so glad it was just TV i wanted to slap the parents. But, this stuff actually happens. And that child is helpless.

So, sorry for jumping the gun, but i hope this isn't what you mean. Its your body....

EDIT: Please can you tell me with evidence why you are doing this? I am unknowledgeable in this area when it comes to eating raw anything. Eggs are even iffy for me. I like my food cooked.

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I am pretty sure zavvi is referring to a raw vegan diet, which means - uncooked, unprocessed organic foods. All of which should be safe to eat, assuming that they are clean. So really all it's going to consist of is fruits, vegetables, nuts/seeds and grains. I should hope zavvi wouldn't be eating raw chicken! huh.png

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I am pretty sure zavvi is referring to a raw vegan diet, which means - uncooked, unprocessed organic foods. All of which should be safe to eat, assuming that they are clean. So really all it's going to consist of is fruits, vegetables, nuts/seeds and grains. I should hope zavvi wouldn't be eating raw chicken! huh.png

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I am pretty sure zavvi is referring to a raw vegan diet, which means - uncooked, unprocessed organic foods. All of which should be safe to eat, assuming that they are clean. So really all it's going to consist of is fruits, vegetables, nuts/seeds and grains. I should hope zavvi wouldn't be eating raw chicken! huh.png

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LOL How is raw food going to do anything for scars? Scars are permanent. I can see the raw food helping your (active) acne however as your BMI is going to go down as well as your sebum production so you should definitely see a decrease.

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LOL How is raw food going to do anything for scars? Scars are permanent. I can see the raw food helping your (active) acne however as your BMI is going to go down as well as your sebum production so you should definitely see a decrease.

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I'm sure you'll see great benefits!

Just make sure you take 2000micrograms of B12 per week! This is vital!!!

I'd also advise taking an organic Deva nutrition multivitamin, or a wholefood multivitamin by Dr Ben Kim. A scoop of organic super green powder (chorella/ wheatgrass/ spirulina) in fresh veg/ fruit juices would also be helpful. And don't forget chia seeds, grapeseed oil, flaxseed and/ or DHA/ EPA/ Omega 3 algae supplementation by Deva Nutrition. (Sea vegetables/ kelp are also good for iodine, a vital nutrient). Look into virgin cold pressed organic coconut oil too or real coconut water/ milk/ fresh coconut nut flesh. Great for overall health & your brain.

And lastly, please ensure you research widely on what makes a healthy, nutrient dense/ complete raw vegan diet plan. You don't want to miss out on key vitamins/ nutrients/ fats. A daily food log would be helpful too to help track your of your protein/ calorie/ vitamin/ mineral/ fat/ oil etc intake.

Good luck!! smile.png

PS You'll also need daily direct sunlight on exposed skin for vitamin D. Just don't burn! Deva nutrition has a vegan type of vitamin d which is also helpful. Please research widely for optimum levels.

PPS If you can, speak to a vegan nutritionist for diet advice. Or visit many expert raw vegan forums for advice.


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  • As to diseases make a habit of two things - to help, or at least, to do no harm.
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Aqua sea,you have fallen into the b12 fraud.

I know meat eater with under normal levels of b12.

If you look at a fruitarian named anne osborne ,she did an orange juice fast ,55days and her b12 were at normal range with

ONLY oranges!!!But at the low side of course.

LOL How is raw food going to do anything for scars? Scars are permanent. I can see the raw food helping your (active) acne however as your BMI is going to go down as well as your sebum production so you should definitely see a decrease.


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good luck, hope you stay strong, from my experience 6-8 weeks will probably be enough to tell you whether it is worth to stick with it.


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right guys i will give a proper update on june but so far my skin has this glow pretty cool

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right guys i will give a proper update on june but so far my skin has this glow pretty cool

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As a person who consumes lots of raw vegan juice, and eats huge amounts of whole fruits and vegetables, etc, I still tell everyone who will listen that vegan is not the way to go, particularly if you're wanting to heal scarring and wounds (acne). Unfortunately as omnivores, we are not very good at processing large amounts of cellulose and getting nutrition from it in the same way a ruminant animal is. That's why juicing is such a boon for us humans; It removes most of the cellulose so you can get to the nutrition, which is basically what's going on in the gullet of an herbivore.

I didn't have extensive scarring, but I did have a few indentations (some were actually from the chicken pox... I was a picker/scratcher) before starting a whole-food, nutrient-dense diet. I eat organ meats, am certain to consume a large amount of bone broth (which contains gelatin), and do juice large amounts of vegetables as well. I avoid too much grain due to the high glycemic index, and also don't eat many legumes unless they are soaked overnight and soured using whey. Bottom line is that my scarring didn't improve until I was getting animal fat from pastured animals and eggs, and getting a fair amount of gelatin from bone broths. Bone broths contain collagen and gelatin and help with wound healing. They used to be a staple in army hospitals for this reason.

Going raw vegan does help with acne because it is usually very low calorie. Even if you stuff yourself with raw vegetables, you still aren't going to get that many calories in yourself per day. Going low-cal means you're not getting big insulin spikes, so acne generally improves. However, without fat-soluble vitamins and minerals from animal sources, you won't usually get what I define as "hardcore improvement". Hardcore improvement being clear skin that is glowy, rosy, supple, heals quickly, and takes care of itself.

I usually annoy people at health food stores who compliment me on my skin, asking me what I do... they nod with approval when I talk about lots of raw vegan juice, and they look like a cross between peeved and shocked when I say "...and pastured beef liver, bone broths, and cod liver oil."


Suffered from acne as a young adult that went into remission when put on hormonal birth control. Went off the HBC around age 22 and the acne returned with a vengeance (along with a host of other hormonal complaints). 100% clear with a modified diet that excludes dairy, sugars, grains, citrus and cured meats and emphasizes whole food-based nutrition from both plant and animal sources, most notably organ meats like liver and juiced whole vegetables. I have included a recipe for the most helpful juice I have come up with for skin complaints. I drink it every day, and it is invaluable for acne due to the large amounts of vitamin A (carotenoids) from both the carrots and beets. It also helps improve your coloring if you are very fair, giving you a pinkish, more radiant look (not orange. Don't worry!).

Magic Juice

In a juicer, combine:

5-6 carrots

1 medium beet

2-3 stalks of celery

1 small apple (Green is preferred. Omit if you are very sugar-sensitive)

1 small (1inch) piece of ginger (optional, but good for digestion)

This makes a variable amount of juice depending on the size of the vegetables you use.

Drink this throughout the morning until it's gone. Store in the fridge not longer than one day.

Having perfectly clear skin on my wedding day was worth all the headache and effort of figuring out how diet affects acne!

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Going raw vegan does help with acne because it is usually very low calorie. Even if you stuff yourself with raw vegetables, you still aren't going to get that many calories in yourself per day. Going low-cal means you're not getting big insulin spikes, so acne generally improves. However, without fat-soluble vitamins and minerals from animal sources, you won't usually get what I define as "hardcore improvement". Hardcore improvement being clear skin that is glowy, rosy, supple, heals quickly, and takes care of itself.

That's funny, there are plenty of vegans with bad acne. There goes that theory.

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Going raw vegan does help with acne because it is usually very low calorie. Even if you stuff yourself with raw vegetables, you still aren't going to get that many calories in yourself per day. Going low-cal means you're not getting big insulin spikes, so acne generally improves. However, without fat-soluble vitamins and minerals from animal sources, you won't usually get what I define as "hardcore improvement". Hardcore improvement being clear skin that is glowy, rosy, supple, heals quickly, and takes care of itself.

That's funny, there are plenty of vegans with bad acne. There goes that theory.


Suffered from acne as a young adult that went into remission when put on hormonal birth control. Went off the HBC around age 22 and the acne returned with a vengeance (along with a host of other hormonal complaints). 100% clear with a modified diet that excludes dairy, sugars, grains, citrus and cured meats and emphasizes whole food-based nutrition from both plant and animal sources, most notably organ meats like liver and juiced whole vegetables. I have included a recipe for the most helpful juice I have come up with for skin complaints. I drink it every day, and it is invaluable for acne due to the large amounts of vitamin A (carotenoids) from both the carrots and beets. It also helps improve your coloring if you are very fair, giving you a pinkish, more radiant look (not orange. Don't worry!).

Magic Juice

In a juicer, combine:

5-6 carrots

1 medium beet

2-3 stalks of celery

1 small apple (Green is preferred. Omit if you are very sugar-sensitive)

1 small (1inch) piece of ginger (optional, but good for digestion)

This makes a variable amount of juice depending on the size of the vegetables you use.

Drink this throughout the morning until it's gone. Store in the fridge not longer than one day.

Having perfectly clear skin on my wedding day was worth all the headache and effort of figuring out how diet affects acne!

10253792_10152330899888950_7455033623381


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