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The reason we are replying is because you know brings up a TON of good points. We always need someone to criticize the common belief for the sake of new ideas.

But I believe that acne is caused by diet. Here's why:

First, ask yourself this. What is the most effective treatment for acne on the market? The answer is obviously accutane. Accutane clears up about 95% of acne sufferers by the end of the cycle. Accutane is the only treatment available that is known to work and completely clear up skin. Now you're probably wondering: what the fuck does accutane have to do with the diet-acne link?

Accutane is very, very similar to vitamin A. Vitamin A was actually used in high doses to treat acne before accutane was developed. Vitamin A is also very, very effective at treating acne (read link at bottom of my post). I believe that acne is caused by a lack of vitamin A. Nowadays, our diet consists of such little vitamin A that it makes my point even clearer (a pun, hahha) as to why we are seeing increased rates of acne. The half-life of vitamin A is 6 months so if you are a salad daily your levels would steadily increase.

My post probably doesn't even make sense. I am doing a terrible job at backing up my point. But seriously, do some research on vitamin a and acne. I believe the cause of acne is lack of vitamin A.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/6453848/

No. Accutane is as a synthetically produced chemotherapeutic retinoid, it is not just high dose vitamin A. Neither does a diet rich in vitamin a cure acne.

Okay I'm not sure if you're serious. First, where are your sources? That's right you're just making things up.

Look at the chemical structure of vitamin A:

http://www.ganfyd.org/index.php?title=File:Vitamin_A.png

Now here's accutane's chemical structure:

image.png

Are you really trying to tell me that these chemicals aren't similar?

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The reason we are replying is because you know brings up a TON of good points. We always need someone to criticize the common belief for the sake of new ideas.

But I believe that acne is caused by diet. Here's why:

First, ask yourself this. What is the most effective treatment for acne on the market? The answer is obviously accutane. Accutane clears up about 95% of acne sufferers by the end of the cycle. Accutane is the only treatment available that is known to work and completely clear up skin. Now you're probably wondering: what the fuck does accutane have to do with the diet-acne link?

Accutane is very, very similar to vitamin A. Vitamin A was actually used in high doses to treat acne before accutane was developed. Vitamin A is also very, very effective at treating acne (read link at bottom of my post). I believe that acne is caused by a lack of vitamin A. Nowadays, our diet consists of such little vitamin A that it makes my point even clearer (a pun, hahha) as to why we are seeing increased rates of acne. The half-life of vitamin A is 6 months so if you are a salad daily your levels would steadily increase.

My post probably doesn't even make sense. I am doing a terrible job at backing up my point. But seriously, do some research on vitamin a and acne. I believe the cause of acne is lack of vitamin A.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/6453848/

No. Accutane is as a synthetically produced chemotherapeutic retinoid, it is not just high dose vitamin A. Neither does a diet rich in vitamin a cure acne.

Okay I'm not sure if you're serious. First, where are your sources? That's right you're just making things up.

Look at the chemical structure of vitamin A:http://www.ganfyd.org/index.php?title=File:Vitamin_A.png

Now here's accutane's chemical structure:image.png

Are you really trying to tell me that these chemicals aren't similar?

Ok you know it doesn't take much difference to make a completely difference substance. One molecule can be the difference between harmless or even beneficial. Look at oxygen, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.


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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@alternatevista.

Correct one molecule can make a difference.

But the general rule of thumb in my pharmacy class is that we predict the actions of the drug based on the molecular structure. And it works pretty damn well most of, but not all, the time.

So here are the similarities between accutane and vitamin A:

1. Similar molecular structure.

2. Nearly identical efficacy in treating cystic acne. (At their respective doses.)

3. Both share many of the same side effects such as: birth defects, dry skin, depression.

Do I even need to go on? At this point you are just being ignorant if you aren't seeing similarity between accutane and vitamin A.

Furthermore, one must ask themselves. If taking a certain amount of an essential vitamin shows a statistically significant reduction in the illness, wouldn't the cause be referred to as a deficiency?

Edit: fixed some grammar mistakes

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@alternatevista.

Correct one molecule can make a difference.

But the general rule of thumb in my pharmacy class is that we predict the actions of the drug based on the molecular structure. And it works pretty damn well most of, but not all, the time.

So here are the similarities between accutane and vitamin A:

1. Similar molecular structure.

2. Nearly identical efficacy in treating cystic acne. (At their respective doses.)

3. Both share many of the same side effects such as: birth defects, dry skin, depression.

Do I even need to go on? At this point you are just being ignorant if you aren't seeing similarity between accutane and vitamin A.

Furthermore, one must ask themselves. If taking a certain amount of an essential vitamin shows a statistically significant reduction in the illness, wouldn't the cause be referred to as a deficiency?

Edit: fixed some grammar mistakes

That vitamin and accutane are similar is fact and common knowledge. Not your discovery. And I've no idea why you feel the need to argue that point.

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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Hey man, diet is the cure of acne. Just eat 1 carrot, 1 apple and drink water and you are 100% clear for life, 100% guaranteed bro!

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Hey man, diet is the cure of acne. Just eat 1 carrot, 1 apple and drink water and you are 100% clear for life, 100% guaranteed bro!

no, you got it all wrong, don't be foolish to think that!

the apple has way to much sugar so it's poison, carrots can also be sweet, and water is probably contaminated! this way you'll have acne even in ur coffin.

lol, indeed, people going crazy like this is the sole product of these primitive *diet fantasies*. unless one completes the theory all the way thru, they shouldn't present it like it's a solution.


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I personally think you a very wrong and very uneducated. Although genetics obviously do have play in everything about you, I would never solely blame acne on genetics.

I myself suffered from very bad acne for years (neither of my parents did - ever)

I tired every acne medication there is. I started tracking my diet. I found out bananas were causing my acne. I cut them out and within a week my acne was going away, and no further breakouts were happening.

If I was to go to my kitchen and eat a banana right now, tomorrow morning I would wake up with a bad break out. I know this because I have tried to introduce bananas back into my diet because I love them.

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youknow you are a knowledge noob and this makes you look like a pathetic fool but don't worry you can correct this by reading and catching up with everyone.


The 2nd poster to jump on the pgx bandwagon. User Blessthefall being my superior.


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youknow you are a knowledge noob and this makes you look like a pathetic fool but don't worry you can correct this by reading and catching up with everyone.

Call me what you want but I have already cured my acne. I just come here for the laughs and to taste your sweet tears. tinydan.gif

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@alternatevista.

Correct one molecule can make a difference.

But the general rule of thumb in my pharmacy class is that we predict the actions of the drug based on the molecular structure. And it works pretty damn well most of, but not all, the time.

So here are the similarities between accutane and vitamin A:

1. Similar molecular structure.

2. Nearly identical efficacy in treating cystic acne. (At their respective doses.)

3. Both share many of the same side effects such as: birth defects, dry skin, depression.

Do I even need to go on? At this point you are just being ignorant if you aren't seeing similarity between accutane and vitamin A.

Furthermore, one must ask themselves. If taking a certain amount of an essential vitamin shows a statistically significant reduction in the illness, wouldn't the cause be referred to as a deficiency?

Edit: fixed some grammar mistakes

That vitamin and accutane are similar is fact and common knowledge. Not your discovery. And I've no idea why you feel the need to argue that point.

You were the one who began arguing that they weren't. What on earth are you smoking?

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This section of the forums is really good comedy, but that's just it, nothing else. You have one major flaw in your diet curing acne theory:

You think that every human being has perfect genetics and wrong diet just causes all the problems, acne etc. Listen, diet has no effect in your skin, it's all genetics, some people has just bad cards to play with, that's it. Don't blame food for your shitty genetics! Life is ruthless, deal with it.

How your genes express themselves is directly caused by your diet and lifestyle. You can't eat crap and expect to have flawless skin and perfect health. Our genes are not so horribly flawed. Please do some basic biologic research before posting such uninformed "info".

@alternatevista.

Correct one molecule can make a difference.

But the general rule of thumb in my pharmacy class is that we predict the actions of the drug based on the molecular structure. And it works pretty damn well most of, but not all, the time.

So here are the similarities between accutane and vitamin A:

1. Similar molecular structure.

2. Nearly identical efficacy in treating cystic acne. (At their respective doses.)

3. Both share many of the same side effects such as: birth defects, dry skin, depression.

Do I even need to go on? At this point you are just being ignorant if you aren't seeing similarity between accutane and vitamin A.

Furthermore, one must ask themselves. If taking a certain amount of an essential vitamin shows a statistically significant reduction in the illness, wouldn't the cause be referred to as a deficiency?

Edit: fixed some grammar mistakes

That vitamin and accutane are similar is fact and common knowledge. Not your discovery. And I've no idea why you feel the need to argue that point.

You were the one who began arguing that they weren't. What on earth are you smoking?

Those similarites only hold true for synthetic vitamin A, not the kind found naturally, such as in liver.


I'm CelloIsLove.

Here's the problem I see:

People want to heal their acne through diet and lifestyle. Great. But then they get obsessed only with their skin and not how they FEEL. Physically. Emotionally. What is the quality of your life? It's not directly connected to your flesh, I can tell you that. Then obsess over their food. They hear "diet" and think low-fat, juicing, fasting, cleansing, starving. You're young. Do you really think you have liver failure? Do you really think you need more fiber?

Paleo changed my life. It's the only lifestyle that ever helped me-not just with my skin, but with my life. My happiness. My fitness. It says, "Eat good quality meats. Eat lots of veggies. Eat fruit too. Some nuts. Then go outside. Walk around. See the world. Play with friends. Lift heavy things. Get some sun. Then go sleep, wake up and do it again." What that means to me is to live an enjoyable, happy, dynamic life where I can be the best me for the people I love, not anxious, not angry, not depressed.

Be gentle to your skin, your heart, your tummy, and your life.

Get out there and live.

And also eat bacon.


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@alternatevista.

Correct one molecule can make a difference.

But the general rule of thumb in my pharmacy class is that we predict the actions of the drug based on the molecular structure. And it works pretty damn well most of, but not all, the time.

So here are the similarities between accutane and vitamin A:

1. Similar molecular structure.

2. Nearly identical efficacy in treating cystic acne. (At their respective doses.)

3. Both share many of the same side effects such as: birth defects, dry skin, depression.

Do I even need to go on? At this point you are just being ignorant if you aren't seeing similarity between accutane and vitamin A.

Furthermore, one must ask themselves. If taking a certain amount of an essential vitamin shows a statistically significant reduction in the illness, wouldn't the cause be referred to as a deficiency?

Edit: fixed some grammar mistakes

That vitamin and accutane are similar is fact and common knowledge. Not your discovery. And I've no idea why you feel the need to argue that point.

You were the one who began arguing that they weren't. What on earth are you smoking?

What are you smoking? I did no arguing whatsoever. And no one argued that they weren't similar.


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 Used to think the same way as you until diet controlled my acne about 85-90%. It is all in the diet.

care to share what you specifically did to your diet?


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This section of the forums is really good comedy, but that's just it, nothing else. You have one major flaw in your diet curing acne theory:

You think that every human being has perfect genetics and wrong diet just causes all the problems, acne etc. Listen, diet has no effect in your skin, it's all genetics, some people has just bad cards to play with, that's it. Don't blame food for your shitty genetics! Life is ruthless, deal with it.

In one way you have a point. In others you don't.

I follow science, not opinions. If you have something to say then be prepared to prove it with crediable studies on the said subject.


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This section of the forums is really good comedy, but that's just it, nothing else. You have one major flaw in your diet curing acne theory:

You think that every human being has perfect genetics and wrong diet just causes all the problems, acne etc. Listen, diet has no effect in your skin, it's all genetics, some people has just bad cards to play with, that's it. Don't blame food for your shitty genetics! Life is ruthless, deal with it.

In one way you have a point. In others you don't.

I follow science, not opinions. If you have something to say then be prepared to prove it with crediable studies on the said subject.

What point? I don't see a valid thing in that post.

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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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