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For the past 2.5 - 3 weeks i've been off any wheat ingredients, except for very minute drops... and I have to say my acne is improving tremendously. Skin is no longer easily irritated or inflamed, it seems solid and in good shape!!!

I looked at my diet and I was consuming TONS of wheat products, pasta, cereal, bread, misc baked stuff, cookies, eeeverything... stop that, its gone! I'll keep you posted I guess.

Try this!

I think I also feel better over all, for whatever reason, less tired, more energy, even though I currently have a pretty bad cold...

PS: I started a new thread to get more attention to this... lets show that its working for more than just one person!

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For the past 2.5 - 3 weeks i've been off any wheat ingredients, except for very minute drops... and I have to say my acne is improving tremendously. Skin is no longer easily irritated or inflamed, it seems solid and in good shape!!!

I looked at my diet and I was consuming TONS of wheat products, pasta, cereal, bread, misc baked stuff, cookies, eeeverything... stop that, its gone! I'll keep you posted I guess.

Try this!

I think I also feel better over all, for whatever reason, less tired, more energy, even though I currently have a pretty bad cold...

PS: I started a new thread to get more attention to this... lets show that its working for more than just one person!


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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good work zigzag. i done the same thing a few years back, and managed to rid myself of cystic acne. it didnt clear up my skin 100% (workin on the rest now with diet changes) but it healed me of the worst parts of it.

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Since the beginning of the week I've decided to stop wheat for a while too and see how things go. My acne is actually usually mild but these past couple weeks I've been really busy at work/school and basically survived on a diet of pasta and sandwiches....and guess what, bang, I got the biggest breakout since months !!

I know I'm lactose intolerant but as it turns out, I might be wheat intolerant too (I read somewhere that the tow are frequently linked).

Anyway....I'll update about my progress in a couple weeks. Guess it might take a while until I see results.

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Since the beginning of the week I've decided to stop wheat for a while too and see how things go. My acne is actually usually mild but these past couple weeks I've been really busy at work/school and basically survived on a diet of pasta and sandwiches....and guess what, bang, I got the biggest breakout since months !!

I know I'm lactose intolerant but as it turns out, I might be wheat intolerant too (I read somewhere that the tow are frequently linked).

Anyway....I'll update about my progress in a couple weeks. Guess it might take a while until I see results.

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what could i substitute with wheat?


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there's rice everything - rice pasta, rice flour, rice milk, etc. i'm not eating gluten, lactose, or soy (despite all the hype, almost as bad as dairy) right now, and my skin is improving tremendously... apparently, dairy and acne are commonly linked, so try weaning yourself off of it.

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I beleive wheat is the largest factor with my acne. Once i cut it out ( I live on meat/protein only now) my skin is perfectly clear.

As soon as i start to erat breads and cereal etc again, i break out.


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Just a quick update!

I've been off wheat for a week now and I'm starting to see results. Although I'm still getting a blemish or two, they are really small and disappear within a couple days. That is a big change from the hard nodules I used to get until now....

I also had a lot of almost invisible "whiteheads" on the chin area (I think they are called milia). They did not bother me that much as they were not noticeable but they seem to be disappearing slowly...(I've had those for as long as I can remember......10-15 years probably !!).

I'm keeping my fingers crossed and hoping to be completely clear at the end of the month !!

I realise this is not the cure for everyone....but if I do get better by simply cutting out wheat, I will be really happy eusa_dance.gif !!!!

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i wanna try this soooo bad, but i loveeee bread!!!!

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i wanna try this soooo bad, but i loveeee bread!!!!


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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I haven't eaten any wheat since November. I no longer have backacne! eusa_dance.gif

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I've been of wheat (gluten for the most part also) since last week monday, so it's been about 9 days but I haven't seen any improvement. I have oily skin, large conjested pores, all over my face and upper body. Since nothing ever helped (I am 28) I thought, I'll give diet a shot.

I was wondering when should I see some small improvements in my skin?

I would like to get my blood tested for any food intolerance, but that costs about 200 bucks. I heard that sugar doesn't really play a significant role in acne but I would love to eliminate it for a while. I know 100% that is is impossible, since I love sweets.

I also love bread, but they have rice bread, which is Wheat and Gluten free and Spelt flour bread, which is a wheat alternative flour, but it has gluten in it.

So I am glad that I found those alternatives.

If anyone could give me any feedback in when I should see results with this wheat free diet, please let me know

thanks

kat


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sry to mess up your thread but I think everyone is allowed to say what they feel. Your info doesn't make sense!

EAT WHATEVER YOU WANT!!!... Bread? pasta? breaks you out lmao! wheat ingredients ? what is this man come on, there is no such thing


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I've been of wheat (gluten for the most part also) since last week monday, so it's been about 9 days but I haven't seen any improvement. I have oily skin, large conjested pores, all over my face and upper body. Since nothing ever helped (I am 28) I thought, I'll give diet a shot.

I was wondering when should I see some small improvements in my skin?

I would like to get my blood tested for any food intolerance, but that costs about 200 bucks. I heard that sugar doesn't really play a significant role in acne  but I would love to eliminate it for a while. I know 100% that is is impossible, since I love sweets.

I also love bread, but they have rice bread, which is Wheat and Gluten free and Spelt flour bread, which is a wheat alternative flour, but it has gluten in it.

So I am glad that I found those alternatives.

If anyone could give me any feedback in when I should see results with this wheat free diet, please let me know

thanks

kat


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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yea me too but i eat all that stuff every1 listed that had wheat in it, i'd probably end up with some kind of weird eating problem if i tried it , i'd have to give up all my fave foods  cry.gif maybe ill give it a try if i can make a list of tons of stuff i can eat that dont have wheat in them.


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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hey sweetjade, i actually cut out wheat too the last few weeks. Plus i added a lot of natural foods to my diet. I'll just say that im pretty much 100% clear and yea i do believe its because i cut out wheat, but i did also cut out dairy. In the near future if im as clear as i am now and my skin continues to look better ill post my diet routine. Later sweetjade, im a fan of yours by the way eusa_angel.gif

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I am new to this board but felt compelled to give my input on this matter. I have given up all wheat, dairy and refined sugar products approximately 5-6 weeks ago. I have noticed a MAJOR improvement with regard to my cystic acne. Since I've eliminated these products I've been cyst free. However, I do still develop smaller pimples, that are healing within 2-3 days. How long has it taken others with this approach to completely clear?

I've suffered from acne for almost 20 years now, so after trying everything else under the sun with no success - this is wonderful! It takes constant dedication, but if it's it what I must to do to remain acne free - I'll do it!! Plus the increased mental clarity and energy levels are awesome! biggrin.gif

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I was reading about quiet a few alternatives here.

I know spelt flour has gluten in it, but yet, it is not wheat gluten, and mostly tolerated from peopl who have celiac desease (gluten intolerance).

We have a great Health Food store where I live, and they pretty much know what contains wheat and gluten. Of course most of the time you pay double the price if you want to buy something. It really sucks if you want to be healthy. Being healthy means spending a lot of money, but that's a different subject, I am trying to avoid politics.

I found out that my favourite cookies are wheat/gluten free. You can buy pasta made out of corn or rice flour. Rice Chips, and I know they might not taste as good, but they have so many different good kinds now. I just bought a brownie mix, which is wheat and gluten free. Also, when you buy sauces or those littel dinners, even though you might think, there shouldn't be any wheat in there, most of the time you can read it under the ingredients. The good part about gluten free diet, you don't have to eliminate sweets and even bread. They have so many alternatives out there.

With me the problem is, as soon as I know I can't eat something, I want it even more, even though I might not really eat it that often.

Unfortunatly I am not lucky so far with this wheat and mostly gluten free diet. If I could just see or feel a slight improvement after these 10 days, I would feel optimistic. I will have my mom in town next friday and she will cook non stop, so I guess, if I haven't seen any results by then, I'll give up.

Does anyone of you think 2.5 weeks should be enough to see a small percentage of improvement?

I wish I could afford a blood test to see if I have a food intolerance, but that's $200. But I will get a regular blood test to see if I have any deficiencies, that's about $80. My insurance doesn't cover any lab work.

My last hopes where in a wheat free diet (I don't even consume any dairy for the most part) but I guess I will never have this problem solved.

Kat


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"Sugar you can replace with fruit leathers, fruit, honey, cocoa, Rice Dream, hemp ice cream, soy ice cream, etc.,"

?? Have you found a sugar-free soy ice-cream??


My regimen:

Eat regularly: a wide variety of vegetables, eggs, meat/fish, cheese, yogurt, butter, fruit, nuts/seeds.

Occasionally eat: beans, squash, potatoes.

Don't eat: sugar, grains, most processed food.


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