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I've tried changing my diet for the past month, I've been on a week juice fast, and I've recently done both a parasite cleanse and a liver cleanse. I have seen no results at all, my acne is still sevre and it is all over my face. Now I'm not saying that this diet thing does not cure acne for nobody, because it does, the proof is there. It just didn't work for me. I've come to accept my acne is homronal and it will go away eventually by itself, I've had acne now since I was 14 (I'm a male) and I am 19. My mother also had acne and her went away when she reached her early 20's. I've done a lot to try and cure my acne, yet seen no results so far (stopped washing my face.. apple cider vinegar, all the anti-biotics etc. I think it's time to give up my fight. I hope I don't discourage anybody from trying these things. I'm just letting you know my situation.

Thanks for the help and support some of you guys provided. :)

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I've tried changing my diet for the past month, I've been on a week juice fast, and I've recently done both a parasite cleanse and a liver cleanse. I have seen no results at all, my acne is still sevre and it is all over my face. Now I'm not saying that this diet thing does not cure acne for nobody, because it does, the proof is there. It just didn't work for me. I've come to accept my acne is homronal and it will go away eventually by itself, I've had acne now since I was 14 (I'm a male) and I am 19. My mother also had acne and her went away when she reached her early 20's. I've done a lot to try and cure my acne, yet seen no results so far (stopped washing my face.. apple cider vinegar, all the anti-biotics etc. I think it's time to give up my fight. I hope I don't discourage anybody from trying these things. I'm just letting you know my situation.

Thanks for the help and support some of you guys provided.

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I was told to stay away from juice... One kind of diet isn't the catch-all that fixes everything...

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  • Clear Skin and Anxiety Maintenance Routine:
  • Supplements: Shi wei Bei Du Tang (powder by Sun Ten) and the Zhen Zhu An Chuang Pan (tablets by Guang Ci Tang) both for acne+ other Chinese mood stabilizers. + not needed in months
  • Meal Replacement Shakes, + magnesium, MSM, DMAE powder
  • no meat, coffee,  or alcohol- regular juice cleanses
  • Topical:  African Black Soap, 99% pure aloe +vitamin E when dry
  • Lifestyle: 8 hrs sleep, light exercise only, >1hr sun exposure daily, no fluoride toothpastes, no sulfate shampoos, clean shower/pillowcase, no pets

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Only some foods affect hormones. Those foods I eliminated yet still no change.

All my diet consisted of for a whole month was fish and vegatables, occasionally brown rice and fruit. Now from my understanding, if diet did have an affect on my acne, it would of changed. But it did not...

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A couple of months on juice fasting? That's not healthy bro..

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only a week ? you need to be on it for longer then that lol .... try couple of months


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It takes over a month for acne to heal, and liver flushes cause more acne to surface in the detox, so still having acne isn't a sign anything is working or not


  • Clear Skin and Anxiety Maintenance Routine:
  • Supplements: Shi wei Bei Du Tang (powder by Sun Ten) and the Zhen Zhu An Chuang Pan (tablets by Guang Ci Tang) both for acne+ other Chinese mood stabilizers. + not needed in months
  • Meal Replacement Shakes, + magnesium, MSM, DMAE powder
  • no meat, coffee,  or alcohol- regular juice cleanses
  • Topical:  African Black Soap, 99% pure aloe +vitamin E when dry
  • Lifestyle: 8 hrs sleep, light exercise only, >1hr sun exposure daily, no fluoride toothpastes, no sulfate shampoos, clean shower/pillowcase, no pets

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I feel your pain, I've been in the same boat for the last few weeks. Although I have found a few good articles that have helped such as www.acnecrush.com/acne-diet/acne-and-food-good-foods-foods-to-avoid/

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This is how I cured my acne with diet:

1) Eat lots of leafy greens (spinach, kale, chard...the good stuff) at least five times a week. I try to eat an entire 5 ounce container each day, but often only finish about 3/4 of it. See item 2 below on why to not eat salad dressing.

2) Do not ever, ever eat anything with xanthan gum in it...which is a lot of food. I've even found xanthan gum in lotions and acne soaps. Xanthan gum is in every salad dressing I have ever found in stores. Sometimes you can make your own salad dressing with ingredients void of xanthan gum.

3) Do not eat anything with high fructose corn syrup.

4) Try not to eat anything with corn syrup in it more than once a month.

If I follow those four rules, I will not get acne. Humans are all basically the same, but we each have our own unique traits. What works for me might not work for you, but be persistent (i.e. don't quit after a week) and hopefully you'll be able to fix your acne with diet.

I've read some people have acne correlated to a high glycemic diet...that's not true for me.

Some people get acne after consuming dairy...not me.

Another resource...find out who wrote the pale diet book. That person also wrote a book on the relationships between diet and acne. I read the introductory to that book, which helped me to discover my four rules.

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It takes over a month for acne to heal, and liver flushes cause more acne to surface in the detox, so still having acne isn't a sign anything is working or not


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Only some foods affect hormones. Those foods I eliminated yet still no change.

All my diet consisted of for a whole month was fish and vegatables, occasionally brown rice and fruit. Now from my understanding, if diet did have an affect on my acne, it would of changed. But it did not...

@leadingforce

A couple of months on juice fasting? That's not healthy bro..


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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It can take over a month, especially at your age I think. And you could be eating something you have an intolerance to. I get severe cystic acne from a family of fruits. One that the masses have long considered to be synonymous with health.


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acne: resistance is futile!


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It can take over a month, especially at your age I think. And you could be eating something you have an intolerance to. I get severe cystic acne from a family of fruits. One that the masses have long considered to be synonymous with health.

wait what do u mean? at what ages how many months does it take? when is it more and when is it less and why?

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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well when exactly r those teen/growth stages over for good?


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I've tried changing my diet for the past month, I've been on a week juice fast, and I've recently done both a parasite cleanse and a liver cleanse. I have seen no results at all, my acne is still sevre and it is all over my face. Now I'm not saying that this diet thing does not cure acne for nobody, because it does, the proof is there. It just didn't work for me. I've come to accept my acne is homronal and it will go away eventually by itself, I've had acne now since I was 14 (I'm a male) and I am 19. My mother also had acne and her went away when she reached her early 20's. I've done a lot to try and cure my acne, yet seen no results so far (stopped washing my face.. apple cider vinegar, all the anti-biotics etc. I think it's time to give up my fight. I hope I don't discourage anybody from trying these things. I'm just letting you know my situation.

Thanks for the help and support some of you guys provided.


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I've battling acne for 16 years and only in the last few years got a place where i can control it, not cure it.


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I've battling acne for 16 years and only in the last few years got a place where i can control it, not cure it.

woa..can u share wht all u have done nd tried maybe?

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well when exactly r those teen/growth stages over for good?


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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The problem is that there is no cure all approach to acne. But that doesn't mean you can't do anything about it; you just have to find the right treatment for you. Your acne could have nothing to do with food sensitivities. It could be a vitamin D deficiency. It could be fungal folliculitis. It could be a product you use or your shampoo. Very rarely can nothing be done, even if that means you taking accutane.

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The problem is that there is no cure all approach to acne. But that doesn't mean you can't do anything about it; you just have to find the right treatment for you. Your acne could have nothing to do with food sensitivities. It could be a vitamin D deficiency. It could be fungal folliculitis. It could be a product you use or your shampoo. Very rarely can nothing be done, even if that means you taking accutane.

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The problem is that there is no cure all approach to acne. But that doesn't mean you can't do anything about it; you just have to find the right treatment for you. Your acne could have nothing to do with food sensitivities. It could be a vitamin D deficiency. It could be fungal folliculitis. It could be a product you use or your shampoo. Very rarely can nothing be done, even if that means you taking accutane.


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 everybody just an update. After going back to my old diet my acne started to get worse. I'm starting to see a link and i've gone back to eating healthy. One thing I have not tried yet is supplements. I don't know where to start though, can somebody direct me to some good supplements?

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