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How many of you drink vitamin water? I have been drinking the sugar free kind almost every day for a few months now, sometimes instead of taking my regular multivitamin, and I think that for those with sensitive stomachs vitamin water zero could be a good way to get some vitamins & minerals without forcing your liver to work extra to break down capsules.

Just putting this out there for anyone who is interested. The vitamin water zero I drink also has a good amount of niacin, and I think that's key to fortifying the liver. It also contains vitamin A, C, electrolytes and a bunch of other nutrients. I'm sure there are some not so great ingredients, but the list is short and overall I really like this water rather than the sugary kinds.


Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

Grocery list:

 

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** If you have a question for me, please ask it publicly so that others can benefit from the discussion**

 

 


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Regular Vitamin Water is full of sugar, which is terrible for acne. Sugar free VW is full of artificial sweeteners which are linked to a host of health issues including neurological problems (migraines) and vision disturbance. If you're interested in ingesting vitamins, eat plenty of fresh, whole foods, or take a food-based adult multivitamin. Problem solved. And it's not your liver that breaks down vitamin capsules... it's your stomach. Your liver processes the vitamins whether they are in capsule form or not.

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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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There are also vitamin supplements that come in smaller doses designed to be taken throughout the day. Nature's Way Alive and Vitacost's storebrand imitation Viva are examples. The come in 3/day tablets or 6/day capsules. I was taking the tablets, but twice per day for a partial dose as a I eat well, especially my mid day meal. Usually. Then when the capsule form was on sale, I bought it instead and began to take it twice per day. Small dose, but it's a supplement to my good diet anyway. A just in case thing. And it makes the fairly expensive bottle last much longer.

There's also green smoothies and spirulina and such. Coconut water. Lemon & water plus a pinch of sea salt. Nettle Tea is high in minerals. Hibiscus high in vitamin C, iron, thiamine and good amounts of beta carotene and some other nutrients, plus anthocyanins and other phytonutrients. And many combinations to be made of the above. .

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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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No need to be absolute, though. I'm offering this as an option for people who want something on the go. Besides a VERY low amount of fructose, vitamin water ZERO (I said ZERO, not the regular kind) doesn't have any other "bad" ingredients. It's sweetened with stevia and colored with potato juice.

The liver works hard to break down food and other supplements.The liver helps in digestion, regulates fat metabolism and cholesterol, and cleanses the blood, in addition to other functions.

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Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

Grocery list:

 

** Find the cause, find the cure **

** If you have a question for me, please ask it publicly so that others can benefit from the discussion**

 

 


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I love Vitaminwater Zero. It's super tasty! Although, don't you remember the lawsuit a while ago against Coca Cola who owns Glaceau Vitaminwater? Heres a link to an article about the suit.

http://www.foodbusinessnews.net/articles/news_home/Regulatory_News/2013/07/Lawsuit_questions_natural_clai.aspx?ID={EBC59CE9-B149-4257-A098-31F4731805F5}&cck=1

You say Stevia, I say Erythritol. Everyone should do some research and determine your own conclusion. I am not saying its harmful. It's not as natural as some might believe. Its made by Coca Cola...Just some food for thought. It's still so much healthier compared to Equal though.

Here is a PDF of Vitaminwater Zero's ingredients if anyone is interested.http://vitaminwater.com/files/vitaminwater_zero_2014_NutritionFacts.pdf

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Erythritol- This is a type of sugar alcohol. However, contrary to it’s name, it is comprised of neither sugar nor alcohol. Some of you may already recognize the warning here when you realize that this is a sugar alcohol. Sugar alcohols are usually combined with low-cal or artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, saccharin and crystalline fructose (to name a few) and provide fewer calories than actual sugar because they are not totally absorbed by your body. This usually results in adverse symptoms such as diarrhea, headaches and stomachaches. It is also the reason why companies are supposed to label their products with a warning.

Crystalline Fructose- To the average person who is trying to eat healthier, grabbing a bottle of VitaminWater may seem like a dream come true. If anything, it’s just some flavored water with some extra vitamins and minerals thrown in, right? In actuality though, there is more than 6 teaspoons of sugar in one bottle. Digest that for a minute. Based on recent research, if you see a beverage containing the word “fructose” in it, it’s probably best to avoid it. Especially where crystalline fructose in VitaminWater is concerned, Dr. Mercola reveals:

Whereas regular high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) contains 55 percent fructose and 45 percent glucose, crystalline fructose is at minimum 99 percent fructose, which could only mean that all the health problems associated with fructose may be even more pronounced with this product - See more at: http://runjanellerun.com/2010/08/is-vitaminwater-as-nutritious-as-we-think/#sthash.5YXgBOxf.dpuf

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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I think the extremism and fanaticism with dissecting every freakin ingredient is why some people are afraid to post on the diet forum. I specifically said in my original post, THIS IS JUST AN OPTION FOR THOSE WHO NEED LIQUID VITAMINS. It's not perfect, but I'm sure if you were to dissect your own diet and lifestyle, there would be many things wrong with it too.

This is one of the things that is helping ME with vitamin deficiencies, so if you disagree, so be it. I would love to be able to have the time to cook from scratch every day and make smoothies from organic fruits every day, but I have a job and many obligations. This is a realistic alternative for me. Not for everyone. For me, and the other thousands of people consuming vitamin water. Mind you, I only drink the sugarfree kind, not the regular ones.


Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

Grocery list:

 

** Find the cause, find the cure **

** If you have a question for me, please ask it publicly so that others can benefit from the discussion**

 

 


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I think the extremism and fanaticism with dissecting every freakin ingredient is why some people are afraid to post on the diet forum. I specifically said in my original post, THIS IS JUST AN OPTION FOR THOSE WHO NEED LIQUID VITAMINS. It's not perfect, but I'm sure if you were to dissect your own diet and lifestyle, there would be many things wrong with it too.

This is one of the things that is helping ME with vitamin deficiencies, so if you disagree, so be it. I would love to be able to have the time to cook from scratch every day and make smoothies from organic fruits every day, but I have a job and many obligations. This is a realistic alternative for me. Not for everyone. For me, and the other thousands of people consuming vitamin water. Mind you, I only drink the sugarfree kind, not the regular ones.


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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I guarantee you that most people with serious vitamin and mineral deficiencies cannot possibly get all their nutrients from food. Some supplementation is needed for severe cases.

Also, let's dissect the multi you take, which has things like: stearic acid and magnesium stearate...just because it's "vegetable" it doesn't mean it's not stearate nonetheless. So it's impossible to escape processed foods and chemicals on a daily basis. It's even impossible to inhale pure air indoors or outdoors.

And by the way, the beet juice you recommend would harm people who have histamine problems...beets raise histamines in blood and can cause allergic responses, especially if someone drinks a whole glass in one go, or several ones. Just sayin', since you criticized what I recommended here, I can just as easily find flaws with your diet. Which is the point...what works for you (or me), won't work for everyone. As I originally said, vitamin water is an option for busy people on the go...only the ZERO version, not the other stuff.


Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

Grocery list:

 

** Find the cause, find the cure **

** If you have a question for me, please ask it publicly so that others can benefit from the discussion**

 

 


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I guarantee you that most people with serious vitamin and mineral deficiencies cannot possibly get all their nutrients from food. Some supplementation is needed for severe cases.

Also, let's dissect the multi you take, which has things like: stearic acid and magnesium stearate...just because it's "vegetable" it doesn't mean it's not stearate nonetheless. So it's impossible to escape processed foods and chemicals on a daily basis. It's even impossible to inhale pure air indoors or outdoors.

And by the way, the beet juice you recommend would harm people who have histamine problems...beets raise histamines in blood and can cause allergic responses, especially if someone drinks a whole glass in one go, or several ones. Just sayin', since you criticized what I recommended here, I can just as easily find flaws with your diet. Which is the point...what works for you (or me), won't work for everyone. As I originally said, vitamin water is an option for busy people on the go...only the ZERO version, not the other stuff.


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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I rather just drink regular water with some fiber.

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If I didn't hate how massive the bottled drink industry has become and the way people seem to have forgotten they don't have to get everything they drink in tiny bottles, can eat fruit rather than buy juice, etc, I'd say this is a good market for a business for which I have better ideas, such as the hibiscus tea, about the best drink on the planet few people seem to know about it. Just don't make it so damn strong and you don't have to load it up with sugar.

Just saw an infographic about the staggering amount of petroleum used to make the bottles for the U.S. market alone...

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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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If I didn't hate how massive the bottled drink industry has become and the way people seem to have forgotten they don't have to get everything they drink in tiny bottles, can eat fruit rather than buy juice, etc, I'd say this is a good market for a business for which I have better ideas, such as the hibiscus tea, about the best drink on the planet few people seem to know about it. Just don't make it so damn strong and you don't have to load it up with sugar.

Just saw an infographic about the staggering amount of petroleum used to make the bottles for the U.S. market alone...


Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

Grocery list:

 

** Find the cause, find the cure **

** If you have a question for me, please ask it publicly so that others can benefit from the discussion**

 

 


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