So for the last 5 months i have been following a gluten free, dairy, yeast, often grain and for as much as i possibly could sugar free diet.
30 billion strain probiotics
cod liver oil
magnesium & calcium
Basically following as close to as i could the anti candida/leaky gut diet and my skin is the worst it has ever been. I have over 30 active spots on my forehead alone, i have read that people say they break out from probiotics and have given up but surely 5 months is long enough for them to have done some kind of good... My skin is an absolute mess! I have lost so much weight from not having grains too.
Whenever i think i am making some sort of progress up pop 3 or 4 painful nodules, work is becoming intolerable due to my appearance and my relationship is definitely suffering... I have tried my hardest to stick to the diet in the hope of some good coming but 5 months with worse skin is surely a sign it isn't working... Accutane isn't an option for me as my cholestrol is high genetically...
Is there ever going to be a light at the end of the tunnel?!?! arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
I'm very active, go to the gym at least 4 times a week, hydration isn't an issue as i consume well over 3 litres of filtered water a day
My guess is that you are overdoing it with the supplements. First you need to get your body used to your new diet, then add supplements one by one. If your body is weak from candida and/or leaky gut, it's not able to properly absorb all these supplements anyway.
My advice is to just stick to a healthy diet and keep the supplements at a minimum. Look into low histamine diets for leaky gut, they helped me more than the anti-candida diet. Basically lots of vegetables (no tomatoes or other histamine releases though), some meats, sweet potatoes, some rice initially.
Also, my opinion is that anything that causes too much acne is not worth it, even if it is a purging stage. If I were you, I would quit the milk thistle, psyllium husk, omegas, glutamine (if you want to boost glutathione, try l-glutathione supps instead for about a month. Glutamine has been known to cause breakouts in some), probiotics (or just take acidophilus only, millions not billions initially - start slow), and really most other things you are taking. Focus on nutrition for now. I don't see anything wrong with digestive enzymes, though, so you can keep those provided there aren't any additives in them. I recommend enzymedica's digest spectrum, but if you are looking for something less pricey then check your whole foods store.
Ingredients in the supplements might also be upsetting your digestion, like colorings, fillers, etc, which is another reason to minimize them as much as possible.
Try not to drink water with meals as that can make digestion harder...drink water at least 30 mins before/after meals, and in between meals.
Edited by WishClean, 05 January 2014 - 01:37 PM.
inositol, DIM [had to stop for now, don't seem to need them anymore!], 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, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements, magnesium citrate.
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...
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