Read this PLEASE. It's been a long road, and I feel like I can answer a lot of questions. I'll have a concise conclusion at the end, so don't worry about remembering everything I say that you need to do. The immune system is designed to keep things like viruses and foreign bacteria out of our system. Bacteria's getting in our system, so there's clearly a problem. To first answer the fiends that insist acne is from hormones and oil glands and which can't be changed, they can. You can balance hormones by drinking water (filtered, I'll explain later), getting a decent amount of fiber, stopping masturbating. Masturbating brings some raging hormones along with it. But believe me, hormones aren't the real problem. The hugely ignored problem stems from gut bacteria. The entire gluten-free casein-free industry doesn't realize that a healthy gut can digest those things, and that people with "sensitivies" just haven't taken steps to actively change their gut, just avoided what would make their guts inflame as their guts currently are. So for the love of God let's talk about gut bacteria. It's related to acne because it causes leaky gut, which in turn causes chronic inflammation, which causes acne. It's an easy enough fix if you ask me. 1. Drink filtered water; tap water has chlorine which kills the good bacteria in your gut. 2. Take probiotics (good gut bacteria preferably in food form, they get digested that way, you can buy kefir or fermented saurkraut or pickles, by far the easiest/cheapest way is to buy milk kefir grains and make your own milk kefir everyday, it's much easier than it sounds, it's got the most strains and the highest volume of good bacteria) 3. Take PREbiotics (List of all prebiotics: http://www.prebiotin...s/#.U705kI1dUtU , I take a shot of water with garlic powder twice a day, it's the easiest way I feel. Studies have clearly shown garlic and onion consumption prevent cancer, and people wonder why, prebiotics are food for the good bactera) 4. Avoid refined sugar (food for the bad bacteria) And that's what you have to do to change that. Oh and by the way don't take antibiotics, they are an atomic bomb for the stomach. Now let's move on to diet, which has a big role in the immune system. I'm not gonna make you do any special diet, just no refined sugar, but I just think you should be educated. Milk is slightly bad. Although it has some very healthy nutrients, it's genetically intended for cows. Drinking it is like trying to force a very similar puzzle piece into somewhere it's not meant to go. I would suggest staying away from it, or at least limiting it, but it's not going to kill you. Meat is good. However, you can overdose on meat, and it can become toxic during digestion, but I don't think you'll have to worry about that. Grains (and also legumes/nuts) can hurt, not for the gluten in them, but for the lectin in them, which interferes with healing. After you are healed, it's okay to eat grains every once in a while, but you should avoid them while you are healing. Fruits and Vegetables are utterly amazing, however. They give your body nutrients and alkaline material (fruits/veggies are alkaline, everything else is acidic) that your body needs to be able to heal itself. Make sure that you get plenty of fruits and vegetables, eat a crap ton of them, because you are probably already decently acidic. For the people who say you need to eat only alkaline, you don't because the body simply has the tools to filter out excess acidic/alkaline material and balance the system. Lastly, supplements. Take a good multivitamin that has 100% of pretty much all the vitamins, zinc and whatnot. If it has 50% of a lot of stuff, take twice the daily dosage. Be sure you're getting at least 100% of your vitamin D intake during the winter. I highly suggest vitamin code. Lastly, you need omega 3. You can get this in flax seed, omega 3 supplements, but my favorite during the winter is cod liver oil, because it has vitamin D, and I like to be sure I'm gettin' a little over 100% in that. Sidenote: be sure you have really good oral hygiene, because that's a way for foreign bad bacteria to enter your system too. Floss once a day, brush/use mouthwash twice a day, clean retainer with tap water every day and every once in a while use rubbing alcohol and qtips to starilize it. Also, if you are fat and super unhealthy, that's a reason your immune system might not be working right also, so hop on a treadmill/elliptical.
Okay summary time, I'll do my best. I feel it helps if you organize it so where you do a bunch of stuff in the morning, and a bunch of stuff at night, and have some general rules for diet/hygiene, and that's it. I'll tell you how I organize it.
General rules: Drink lots of FILTERED water. Eat lots of fruits/veggies. No refined sugar. Limit milk/grains, but they won't kill you. Don't over-masturbate(hormones).
Morning: Multivitamin, Probiotics, Prebiotics, Oral hygiene (Brush/mouthwash)
Night: Multivitamin, Probiotics, Prebiotics, Omega 3, Oral hygiene (Brush/Mouthwash/floss)
That wasn't so hard was it? Oh and the regimen is a huge time consumer and very unnecessary to do twice a day, I suggest doing it once every couple of days, and do it around sunset if you are going to do it, so it'll have plenty of time to go away so you won't get burnt the next day
Edited by y0y0ma, 10 July 2014 - 08:22 PM.