Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

dudeman

My break-outs have stopped...

79 posts in this topic

Hey guys, it's been a long time since I've been on these forums, mostly because I was fed up with everything I tried not working. But now I've almost entirely stopped breaking out, and I felt a compulsion to come here and post what it is I've been doing to clear up.

First of all, this is going to seem outlandish at first, so brace yourself. I'm going to list, in order of importance, what lifestyle changes I made:

1. I stopped eating all grain, in any form (except for occasional non-soy miso soup). Within 4 days of cutting grain (especially wheat!) out of my diet, I felt a drastic difference in my well-being. Not to mention my break-outs started to slow down.

2. I eat almost 100% percent raw food, in the form of vegetables and salad fruit (avacado, tomatoes, etc.). THIS DOES NOT MEAN I MUNCH CELERY ALL DAY! There are all kinds of awesome raw food recipesthat you can make using a blender, food processer, or a dehydrator (my favourite). I eat all kinds of gourmet stuff that tastes even better than cooked food. My energy levels have sky rocketed, and so has my overall sense of well-being. After a month of this, I don't crave sweets AT ALL anymore. But the key is that right now (until I totally clear up) I'm not eating any fruit. A low glycemic diet is absolutely crucial. Sugar bad!

3. I got a shower head filter that filters out chlorine, many chemicals, and organic toxins which cost about 40$. The box "guaranteed" softer skin and hair within a week, which I was slightly skeptical about. But within a week my skin felt freakishly soft. I don't know EXACTLY if it's helped with clearing my face, but the softness is enough for me. And my shower water actually tastes good now.

4. I drink about 8-10 glasses of lemon water a day. I sqeeze about a half a lemon into each glass. It's very nicely liver cleansing and it helps alkalise the blood. I did this before I switched to the better diet, and it helped some, but on my kind of diet it's so important because you'll be detox-ing quite a bit, usually. Gotta clear that shiznat out.

Feel free to ask any questions. If you doubt the validity of this, I don't give a sh!t. I'm almost 18 years old and before switched to this diet I was feeling extra lethargic, and my breakouts were starting to get even worse. I've had terrible acne since I was 12 years old and this is the ONLY THING THAT'S EVER MADE ME CLEAR UP. PERIOD. I haven't broken out with more than a few tiny bumps in two weeks, and I've been doing this for only a month. The one time I broke out kinda big during this one month is when I broke down and ate some cooked grains.

If you want more info on the raw food diet specifically, check out http://www.living-foods.com/ or just do a google search on "raw food". There's tons of resources and information available.

If you're like me and have tried so many different treatments (including anti-biotics, retin-a, "the regimen", etc.) but none of them worked well, then you should try this. I can't guarentee that it will work, because all I know is that it worked for me within 1-2 weeks.

Don't hate on it, just try it. I don't want to hear bullsh!t about how acne has no relation to diet.


'Till you clear the inside you ain't gonna clear the outside.


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What exactly are foods that are considered to be 'grains'?


"Look at the leaves of forest trees and see how dark green they are.

Think about your skin and the power of the forest."

-MelbourneBloke


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
What exactly are foods that are considered to be 'grains'?


'Till you clear the inside you ain't gonna clear the outside.


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

sounds interesting, expept for asians like me I have th eat rice everyday.

Sounds cool though

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought fruit was OK to eat?

I've been *loads* of apples and oranges as a substitute for eating crap like chocolate, crisps, sweets etc - so, you're telling me I can't eat fruit any more either? confused.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I thought fruit was OK to eat?

I've been *loads* of apples and oranges as a substitute for eating crap like chocolate, crisps, sweets etc - so, you're telling me I can't eat fruit any more either?  confused.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I thought fruit was OK to eat?

I've been *loads* of apples and oranges as a substitute for eating crap like chocolate, crisps, sweets etc - so, you're telling me I can't eat fruit any more either?  confused.gif


'Till you clear the inside you ain't gonna clear the outside.


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There's a difference between glycemic index and loads. Increased protein and fiber also reduces this as will things like chromium. Eat a watermelon, or a carrot. Both have extremely high GI(many carrots as high as pure glucose) but do they increase the blood sugar right away? Nope. I suggest that if you want to go the GI route don't look into somethign like the raw food diet and take a cue from diabetics. Their bodies are way more sensitive to levels of blood sugar than those with acne.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congrats dudeman!


"Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm."

- Abraham Lincoln


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hey guys, it's been a long time since I've been on these forums, mostly because I was fed up with everything I tried not working. But now I've almost entirely stopped breaking out, and I felt a compulsion to come here and post what it is I've been doing to clear up.

First of all, this is going to seem outlandish at first, so brace yourself. I'm going to list, in order of importance, what lifestyle changes I made:

1. I stopped eating all grain, in any form (except for occasional non-soy miso soup). Within 4 days of cutting grain (especially wheat!) out of my diet, I felt a drastic difference in my well-being. Not to mention my break-outs started to slow down.

2. I eat almost 100% percent raw food, in the form of vegetables and salad fruit (avacado, tomatoes, etc.). THIS DOES NOT MEAN I MUNCH CELERY ALL DAY! There are all kinds of awesome raw food recipesthat you can make using a blender, food processer, or a dehydrator (my favourite). I eat all kinds of gourmet stuff that tastes even better than cooked food. My energy levels have sky rocketed, and so has my overall sense of well-being. After a month of this, I don't crave sweets AT ALL anymore. But the key is that right now (until I totally clear up) I'm not eating any fruit. A low glycemic diet is absolutely crucial. Sugar bad!

3. I got a shower head filter that filters out chlorine, many chemicals, and organic toxins which cost about 40$. The box "guaranteed" softer skin and hair within a week, which I was slightly skeptical about. But within a week my skin felt freakishly soft. I don't know EXACTLY if it's helped with clearing my face, but the softness is enough for me. And my shower water actually tastes good now.

4. I drink about 8-10 glasses of lemon water a day. I sqeeze about a half a lemon into each glass. It's very nicely liver cleansing and it helps alkalise the blood. I did this before I switched to the better diet, and it helped some, but on my kind of diet it's so important because you'll be detox-ing quite a bit, usually. Gotta clear that shiznat out.

Feel free to ask any questions. If you doubt the validity of this, I don't give a sh!t. I'm almost 18 years old and before switched to this diet I was feeling extra lethargic, and my breakouts were starting to get even worse. I've had terrible acne since I was 12 years old and this is the ONLY THING THAT'S EVER MADE ME CLEAR UP. PERIOD. I haven't broken out with more than a few tiny bumps in two weeks, and I've been doing this for only a month. The one time I broke out kinda big during this one month is when I broke down and ate some cooked grains.

If you want more info on the raw food diet specifically, check out http://www.living-foods.com/ or just do a google search on "raw food". There's tons of resources and information available.

If you're like me and have tried so many different treatments (including anti-biotics, retin-a, "the regimen", etc.) but none of them worked well, then you should try this. I can't guarentee that it will work, because all I know is that it worked for me within 1-2 weeks.

Don't hate on it, just try it. I don't want to hear bullsh!t about how acne has no relation to diet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
o.O do you eat chicken,beef,fish,turkey?


'Till you clear the inside you ain't gonna clear the outside.


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Nope. I've been vegetarian since I was 12, and since 1 month ago I'm vegan. So no animal products at all. I get protein from raw nuts (soaked/sprouted) and seeds (hemp seeds are awesome...they taste great and they're 33% protein and have all essential amino acids, along with a perfect ratio of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids). I weight train and I've been putting on muscle, so I know I'm getting enough protein. The idea that we need to get protein from animal sources is a total myth.

Infatuation: I got the standard New Wave Enviro Products shower filter from Wild Oats (which is a natural food store chain, here in Oregon anyway) for 40$. I also ordered an Aquasana shower filter for the second shower. Both seem to work great, although the Aquasana one might be a tad better (but it's about 60$).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

im vegan to skin has been better sine actually. cool.gif


living in uk

currently- olay senstive wipes

2.5% panoxyl gel

olay sp15 senstive

(mild persistant acne for last 12 Years

2014-currently doing not very much as no 2.5% bp!

regimnen-going well 1 yr on

duac 2nd time-skin must of got used too this due to antibiotic,as this stuff was great!

dermalogica

duac gel-clear for 6 months

1X roaccutane again

came of pill

food elimination-diet is not a factor in my acne

1x roaccutane again-doctor felt not a long enough dose before

2x retin a

1x roaccutane

1x DKR-gave up after a week-severe redness

chinese meds

regimen-stopped due to severe redness


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What exactly is grain? All breads, biscuits etc..?

I just dont know what to eat, I read loads of foods to avoid and I just get confused and end up eating the usual rubbish.

Whats foods are good to eat, like on the go? Especially for breakfast?

What about milk?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i wouldn't go so far as to call it silly...as long as you are careful to get all of the nutrients you need, it is actually quite an admiral lifestyle change.

but vegans who look down on people who aren't vegan, are rotten people.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Humans are supposed to eat meat. The fact that some believe we have some greater good to deprive ourselves of our normal food is like a lion deciding not kill a hyena because he can get by on nuts and fruits.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Human's aren't physically designed to be carnivores (we don't chase down and catch the meats we eat naturally).

But...meat tastes good for most of us and won't kill you. biggrin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Human's aren't physically designed to be carnivores (we don't chase down and catch the meats we eat naturally). "

Um... yes we are. Chasing down is not a sign of carnivore -- killing for intention to eat is. And it still goes on in parts of the world.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ben, YOU are a silly, silly man.

Such ignorance should technically make you a bona fide cretin.

Good luck with that. eusa_whistle.gif


No great deed, private or public, has ever been undertaken in a bliss of certainty. - Leon Wieseltier -


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

true.. you can get the same "nutrients" that are found in meat in other types of foods and some (if not most) can be found in plants... but think of it this way... we're onmivores; but some people become vegetarians, and other become, well carnivores (think of all the cruelty we do to animals)...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites