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I read this in an acne book and it does work. It's called Omega-3. It's a fatty acid found naturally in Salmon. It heals acne... and it works. I've been on a diet where I eat salmon all the time.... at least 5 times a week. and I can see a big difference. Now, don't get me wrong, all the other diet rules apply still... such as the fruits, nuts, vegies, no sugar, etc. But if you eat that omega-3 it'll help even more. You can even buy the vitamins (called fish oils) at a local grocery store. some foods even have it added.... which is good. I just went grocery shopping today and bought cereal with omega-3 and chips with omega-3. AND NO SUGAR EITHER....

next time ur at the grocery... keep it in mind.

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I was hunting through my fridge earlier and found some eggs that said they had Omega-3 added to them. Sweet.

What exactly does Omega-3 do to "heal" acne?

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well since i do not have the book with me right now, i can't go in detail... but what I remember was it is an essential fatty acid that the body does not make, so it has to be added from what you eat. The body converts the essential fatty acids (EFAs) into the hormone-like substance prostaglandin, which reportedly has anti-inflammatory effects on the skin. It also increases the immune system.

I think it was something like that... but as soon as I get my book back (someone is borowing it) I will post more in detail.

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the trouble is, fish also contains iodine which causes more acne for me

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the trouble is, fish also contains iodine which causes more acne for me


These are not steps, but stages some people progress through when going from conventional to holistic medicine. Stage 2 is how I became 99%+ Clear, eliminated my dysmennorhea, significantly reduced my sebum & pore size, etc & is my predominant method.

Stage 1 (Treatment):

* (Daily) Isocare Skin Control Cleanser, Dream Products Customized Natural Face Lotion & Coppertone Sport Spray Sunscreen (mixed)

* (Sporadically) spot treat w/ anti-inflammatory (neosporin, hydrocortisone, salicylic acid) or a skin lightener (post-inflammatory pigmentation) to treat stubborn cystic/nodular acne that appears due to unknowingly or knowingly ingesting a food/ingredient that breaks me out (I do my best to avoid these foods). If you cover treated area w/ a bandaid, it makes product more effective.

Stage 2 (Prevention): "cheapest" method ~ Since Aug. 2002

* Follow a Gluten-Free, Trans-Fat Free, Dairy-Free and No Added Sugar diet for my Insulin Resistance/Hyperandrogenism (Silent Chronic Inflammatory Syndrome)

* Avoid ALL types of nuts and the Genus Prunus (almonds, plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, cherries), Bananas, Pineapples, Cottonseed oil, Artificial Sweetners.

Stage 3 (Correction):

* Strengthen/Repair GI - Immune health

Research:

* Developing functional foods for those with acne & other special needs (assuming there's a defficiency).

* Developing good & "safe" formulas for various hormonal issues for women. Correction stage may resolve this for some.


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Thanks for your tip, scongiundi. By the way, what kind of dosage of Omega-3 is recommended? I don't want to overdo it.

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I read this in an acne book and it does work.  It's called Omega-3.  It's a fatty acid found naturally in Salmon.

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i knwo what u mean! the term essential is thrown aorund far too often. my father works for Usana a health and nutritionals organization and everything is prefixed with �essential� and im like- im not on it? why am i not dead yet?

A GOOD OMEGA 3 SOURCE:

also, speaking of omega 3- usana has a product- its really cool i think- i havent started on it yet, but considering what uve braught up int his post it came to my mind- its a oil that u just add to your food, like, if u had spaghetti or stew or soemthing, u just chuck ina table spoon and it tastes no different. its a great way to recieve this supplement.. its called ----OPTIMEGA.. i recommend! im gonna try this out.

good luck all!


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there was a post here about fish oil about a week ago which discussed this in detail. i ordered cod liver oil tablets w/ multivitamins, been takin them for 3 days now. they are sposed to help with oily skin too, we'll see what happens!

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there was a post here about fish oil  about a week ago which discussed this in detail. i ordered cod liver oil tablets w/ multivitamins, been takin them for 3 days now. they are sposed to help with oily skin too, we'll see what happens!

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Does anyone know of any other foods or juices that contain omega 3 fatty acids besides just salmon?

Thanks

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The oil in Flax Seeds contains Omega-3 Fatty Acid in a high concentration. And I take it, oddly, not for acne but for joint strength and flexibility. I am convinced it works for stiff and overworked joints and so it is easy for me to believe that it might reduce other kinds of fatigue and inflammation.

Important: If the oil (Omega-3 from flax seeds) is exposed to the air it begins to degrade, and it will eventually lose it healthful properties, becoming slowly rancid as many oils can. So if you decide to buy the stuff, buy it from a health food store that understands this. Vitamin Shope and GNC do not seem to know much about Omega-3s, as they sell ground flax seeds and liquid flax oils on unrefrigerated shelves. The only unrefrigerated Flax product that can still be relied on to contain fresh Omega-3 oil, is the unprocessed Flax Seeds themselves. At this time neither GNC not Vitamin Shope sell unprocessed Flax Seeds. If you buy the seeds you can grind them into a “Wheat Germ� consistency with a small coffee grinder.

How much? It is hard to say. I tend to consume two tablespoons of the stuff in the morning.

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Oh yeah, I almost forgot an important fact: Do not cook the Flax seeds or oil as it degrades the oil in some way that I don’t understand. It is also true that the human digestive system cannot open the seeds - aside from chewing them but they are too small to chew effectively - and so if you choose the Flax Seeds as your Omega-3 source, you must grind them.

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hi guys, sorry i have posted i n a while.

first off, I think they say that they are essential because your body cannot make the acids. they have to be eatin by ur diet. I dunno.... doesn't matter to me though what the name is. lol.

yes, flax seed is a great source of omega-3 and i eat it daily. I bought cereal with it in it and put the flax seed on practicly everything. But i don't know if the thing about u can't being able to digest it without grinding it is true. The book i have didn't say anything about that. and it was a highly recommended book. who knows... all i know is that it's workin for me.

but lets see... otehr foods.... that have it....

-i have cereal called "sam's choice" that has it in it. ( a lot)

-flaxseed

-pumpkin seeds (make sure they are unsalted, or unsalt them urself, that's what i do)

-almonds

-i bought chips that have them (don't kno wif u can find those other places though)

-salmon

-also, there are supplements that u can take that have "fish oils" but some sites recommend not to take them.

they say to eat the fatty acids to make about 30% of ur total fat intake per day.

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first off, I think they say that they are essential because your body cannot make the acids.  they have to be eatin by ur diet.

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Scongiundi,

What book have you read about Omega-3? My source was Dr. Andrew Weil’s book on Optimum Health.

Funk,

An excellent brand of Omega-3 Flax Oil is Barleans. It generally tastes nutty (a little like walnuts) and not like linseed oil, which is how many of the other GNC and Vitamin Shop brands taste.

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Does anyone know of any other foods or juices that contain omega 3 fatty acids besides just salmon?

Thanks


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I bought a lot of salmon while at the grocery store and I noticed that most salmon items mention on their product label that salmon offers a nice dosage of omega 3...

I love that my diet has changed so much, I rarely see a pimple on my face anymore eusa_whistle.gif Thanks for this tip!

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I think that quinoa has it in doesnt it? eusa_think.gif

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Hi everyone, I just read a new book called "Inflammation Nation" which

talks about omega 3's and 6's. Very interesting, too much to go into here. But I would add that you want "wild" alaska salmon, not farmed salmon. There is another form of fatty acid our bodies make called

arachidonic acid. This is the pro inflammatory one, bad one to have too

much of. Apparently, our food supply of meat, eggs and even farmed

salmon have too much of this. So the author talks about being careful

of the fish you buy. Of course, he did say that you could take epa, and

gla, which is another anti inflammatory fat, but you have to make sure

you take them both. It's sort of long, I just read the book yesterday.

But interesting stuff. He never mentioned acne, but did talk about ezcema and psoriasis. Perricone likes the wild salmon also, and if you look in his books he also talks about gla oils....

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Of course, he did say that you could take epa, and

gla, which is another anti inflammatory fat...

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