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#1 holistic37

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 06:59 AM

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#2 holistic37

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 03:56 PM

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 05:07 PM

We could have the same life, LOL. Our triggers are exactly the same except I don't have any problems with spices. I only cook with olive oil and butter or ghee. Olive oil is only for low-temp sauteeing and stuff. Pizza is straight-up-no-chaser POISON for me, oh my god it's the worst. I will literally break out within 10 hours of eating a couple slices of pizza *sadface*.

supplements:

 

fermented cod liver oil

vit D+K2

calcium+phosphorous+magnesium+zinc

b12

niacin

borage oil

 

topicals:

epsom salts

cleansing oil mix (castor, grapeseed, tea tree)

 

 

I also drink tons of vegetable juice, usually involving carrots and beets.


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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#4 holistic37

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 11:13 PM

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 02:43 PM

I would recommend against using olive oil for cooking, because the unsaturated fats become oxidized rapidly at higher temperatures. I would use butter/ghee or coconut oil. You also lose all the polyphenols in olive oil with heat. You can test this yourself by watching the color turn from green to clear in the pan.

 

But olive oil on salads n stuff is all cool. Though still shouldn't be used in excess because of the 1:10 omega 3:6 ratio.



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 05:23 PM

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Edited by holistic37, 03 March 2014 - 05:17 PM.


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 09:57 AM

I take the fermented cod liver oil straight by the spoonful. It's gross, but you get used to it. It's best to just swallow without thinking and then chase it with water. I'd get the capsules, but they are more expensive per dose than the liquid is. I don't gag from it. I live in New Orleans so fishy tasting stuff isn't the oddest thing to me.


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
 


#8 MindyBenkert

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 04:27 PM

I have been eliminating a lot of what you listed as well. I bought the cod liver oil and I really, really want to take it... I think it's a mental thing. It just tastes so gross and I burp it for hours after taking it :(

 

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 07:00 PM

There is no way to "cure" acne. It can be managed but never cured. You do know acne is a genetic disease right? certain things are aggravators for the condition but they alone do not "cause" acne.



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Posted 17 February 2014 - 10:01 AM

I don't consider being sensitive to too much sugar and dairy to be a disease. Nobody calls lactose intolerance a disease. Why should acne be any different? Because I have discovered my food triggers and am so committed to eating clean and healthy, I have better skin than most people who don't have acne. I don't feel like I have a disease. I've given up foods that most people should give up anyway for health reasons like refined flours, sugar, and drinking milk past childhood. I don't feel deprived. I'm a very healthy person and certainly not a diseased one.


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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Posted 18 February 2014 - 06:35 AM

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Edited by holistic37, 03 March 2014 - 05:17 PM.


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Posted 18 February 2014 - 07:58 AM

There are many ways we are genitically or perhaps merely phomically predisposed to getting acne. It's not just about hormones. Hormones mostly mean oilier skin which merely exacerbates the real problem, which is how & how fast your skin cells are formed, die, and exfoliate without sticking together & clogging pores.

But diet affects all that too. And it's not just skin cells that hyper proliferate when stimulated by a bad diet. Cancer cells do too.

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 18 February 2014 - 09:21 PM

There are many ways we are genitically or perhaps merely phomically predisposed to getting acne. It's not just about hormones. Hormones mostly mean oilier skin which merely exacerbates the real problem, which is how & how fast your skin cells are formed, die, and exfoliate without sticking together & clogging pores.

But diet affects all that too. And it's not just skin cells that hyper proliferate when stimulated by a bad diet. Cancer cells do too.

 

Hormones have little to nothing to do with acne in the larger picture, yes they stimulate the process but they aren't the cause. There's a good article I was reading recently (I'll link when I'm able to find it) that found that acne usually occurs when hormone levels are adequate rather than imbalanced. And how people with actual imbalanced hormones levels don't usually have any acne. 



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 07:15 PM

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