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"1.  I cut out all simple carbs... refined sugar and flour and also potatos.  So NO pasta, bread, crackers, donuts, potato chips.  I cut out all foods high on the Glycemic index."

So what kind of carbohydrates do you eat? None?

Can you list in more detail what foods you consider okay? maybe some bad ones too?


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Get the carbs from fruits and vegetables.  Carbs don't just come in breads, cookies, crackers and twinkies.  Carbs are great - just eat you carbs from un man made things and you'll be fine.  Again, carbs come from fruits and veggies.  Eat an abundance of them with lean proteins.

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However, until this guy gets his work peer-reviewed you should assume that it is only a potential answer. Not all research is correct. Still, if this jives with what you have experienced then you could cautiously experiment with your diet. The important thing is to make sure that your diet is balanced, by which I mean, you eat enough protein, fat and eat atleast 25g of carbs per day (which is very, very little BTW), get enough calories and ALL the vitamins and minerals your body needs.

There's also the point that he hasn't even published yet. That probably means he hasn't dotted every i and crossed every t yet. This alone might mean that the research is wrong.

I must admit, the basic idea does seem to roughly jive with my experience.

It all sounds pretty good; plausible and hopeful. But only that so far.

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Agreed, until other scientists scrutinise this guy's work then it can't be proven to work universally, or to be the cause of acne. I'm pleased to hear it worked so well for your son MinnyM0use, but I notice that on this page it says 'young male volunteers'. So maybe his research doesn't cover females and older people.

Also, do you have a scientific background Wolfkeeper? Just curious. smile.gif


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Hhopefully our doubts will be proved wrong when this study comes out...

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Hhopefully our doubts will be proved wrong when this study comes out...


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Hhopefully our doubts will be proved wrong when this study comes out...


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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It won't.  His research has been done time and time again with insulin-hormone studies dating back since the 1960s or 70s.  The only difference is that instead of showing that diet affects testosterone, inflammation, LDL, etc, it is actually going to provide supportive evidence that it affects acne (all of the above contribute to or cause it).  The only proof will come when YOU decide to do it for yourself.  You can never be as supportive and passionate about something, until you find that it works for you personally.

Oh and of course this works for women and elders.  In fact most of the studies involving hormones tend to use women, hence why it's becoming more common knowledge that Insulin Resistance (which that diet fights) can lead to Hyperandrogenism "in females", but this also occurs in males too, which other studies have shown.  As far as elders go, it only matters if those elders have acne, if they do, then it will help adjust their hormone levels, or if they don't, it will help fight prostate problems, breast cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, type II diabetes, among other sometimes "preventable" diseases.


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So are you saying that people with acne should basically follow The Zone Diet (or Atkins diet)?

Because the target carb ratios are about the same on the Zone diet- the ratios are 30/40/30 (protein/carbs/fat) on that diet; and your main point here is to limit carbs...


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So are you saying that people with acne should basically follow The Zone Diet (or Atkins diet)?

Because the target carb ratios are about the same on the Zone diet- the ratios are 30/40/30 (protein/carbs/fat) on that diet; and your main point here is to limit carbs...


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Sweet Jade, you want to take that one.  I am pooped out on this and am going back to my life.  I have said it over and over, the emails are posted above as to what to eat.  I can't type anymore tonight.


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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So are you saying that people with acne should basically follow The Zone Diet (or Atkins diet)?

Because the target carb ratios are about the same on the Zone diet- the ratios are 30/40/30 (protein/carbs/fat) on that diet; and your main point here is to limit carbs...


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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For fats, I'm starting to be a believer in virgin coconut oil(I don't really get why organic is better if you understand how coconuts grow). My skin is so thick right now, but smooth. It looks like the skin I had before puberty(By looking at pictures). The health benefits are amazing and all the science behind the healthy cholesterol levels and saturated fats link is very sketchy(I'm getting my cholesterol level checked in a month just to see if I'm right).

Also I eat a lot of monosaturated fats such as extra virgin olive oil, not just the omega 3 polyunsaturated ones. I suppose that in the end I eat plenty of all three fats, just sticking to the healthier ones.

I don't know if I'm wrong but I feel better than I ever have(By adding in more fats). I'm thinking before my fat intake wasn't even 15% of my total calories, whereas now it's all good fats and I'm getting close to 30%.

Of course this is just me and if Jade thinks this is bad for other types(As in more food sensitive people) feel free to point that out.

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For fats, I'm starting to be a believer in virgin coconut oil(I don't really get why organic is better if you understand how coconuts grow). My skin is so thick right now, but smooth. It looks like the skin I had before puberty(By looking at pictures). The health benefits are amazing and all the science behind the healthy cholesterol levels and saturated fats link is very sketchy(I'm getting my cholesterol level checked in a month just to see if I'm right).

Also I eat a lot of monosaturated fats such as extra virgin olive oil, not just the omega 3 polyunsaturated ones. I suppose that in the end I eat plenty of all three fats, just sticking to the healthier ones.

I don't know if I'm wrong but I feel better than I ever have(By adding in more fats). I'm thinking before my fat intake wasn't even 15% of my total calories, whereas now it's all good fats and I'm getting close to 30%.

Of course this is just me and if Jade thinks this is bad for other types(As in more food sensitive people) feel free to point that out.


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'm with BBB on the coconut oil. It is the best oil to bake or fry with as it doesn't become denatured at high heat. If you heat olive oil above 325 degrees, you just have an expensive carcinogen.


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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I'm with BBB on the coconut oil.  It is the best oil to bake or fry with as it doesn't become denatured at high heat.  If you heat olive oil above 325 degrees, you just have an expensive carcinogen.


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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Ya, a lady I was talking to when I bought it said that it was the only thing, except for a long and boring diet, that got rid of her candida.

Many people put it on thier faces as well. Although I tried it I smelled too good and the hunger pains always set off in the middle ofthe night. It's likesleeping next to a great smelling meal.

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I have been on and off a no grain diet for three months and I am convinced that grains were clogging my skin, brain, colon and metabolism. And it didn't just get rid of the acne, it made my skin look better in every way. I will soon be 40 and have SUFFERED from acne since I was 13 and my face has never looked this good. I don't use anything topically. I just wash my face with something gentle with no soap or oils.

Being on a no grain diet has had other benefits as well. I had been taking benedryl every nite for years because of some strange year round allergy. I no longer have to do that - ever!

Until I started this diet I had severe menstrual cramps that required being on ibuprofen almost constantly for about 2 days. Now I don't take any. I get a twinge every now and then but it never lasts long enough to warrant taking medicine.

I order coconut flakes and virgin coconut oil from Tropical Traditions and am a firm believer in the health benefits. And if you are on a no grain diet the coconut flakes are great for breakfast or snack! If you are hesitant to use it because of the old myths about it being unhealthy check it out on the web site for tropical traditions. Some people say look at the negative things that American Heart Assoc. has to say about it but I say look at how many times they have changed their stance on oils (they're all bad, no wait these are okay, back and forth).

Some people put coconut oil on their face but it leaves a soapy film that looks eerie and can cause acne.

No grains means no wheat, corn, oats or potatoes. I tried reintroducing them one at a time but discovered I could not have any. I mourned the loss of oats the most!

Sugar is also a big health problem. Once your taste buds adjust to not having sugar you will be fine. Some fruit is okay but eat the whole fruit not fruit juice.

Yes. it is a tough diet but there is always something to eat besides sugar and grains - eggs, salmon, chicken, tuna, beef, nuts, seeds and every vegetable on earth!

Some people comment on how much I must be suffering on this diet but I tell them "Yes, but I'm suffering in a size 2 low rise jeans with clear skin and I'm never hungry. Come suffer with me!"

If you decide to embark on a no sugar no grain diet be prepared for the die off effect. Some things could get worse but only briefly. My acne and constipation cleared up immediately but I did get a fever for a few days as all the candida left my body.

It also brought on the release of the dangerous heavy metals that were trapped in my body. I didn't know what was happening when my urine started smelling so like metal but I read about it later and it only lasted a few days.

And you have to understand it is for life not just a few weeks or months. And it is not just a way to look better but a way to avoid just about any other health problem.

I beg anyone out there who is suffering from acne to just give up the grains and sugar! I wish I had known this years ago and I don't want anyone to suffer as long as I did.

I have cut way back on the amount of grains and sugar my kids get and it has made a difference for them as well - allergies, eczema, etc.

Good luck!

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I LOVE YOUR POST.  It helps so much to see others finding success.  I only wish my son would have started this prior to scarring - but it is still so much better than having scars AND active acne.

I have been doing this "diet" along with my son.  As I mentioned before, my cholesterol went from 199 to 141 after just a few weeks not eating sugars, breads and the lot.  Also, I am 46 and just bought a size 0 black jeans from the GAP.  You can't help but drop un-needed fat from the body as well as that bloated feeling.  The jeans were so comfortable - you won't get constipated staying away from breads and such.  I had a whopping dose of steamed spinach and a turkey breast patty for breakfast yesterday - and a grapefruit/orange combo - a far cry from sugar coated "low fat" cereal and skim milk that I used to find "healthy". 

I have never tried coconut - but am getting off here to do so.  THANKS AGAIN for confirming that this works IF you try it and stick with it.  Oh - people ask my son things like, "aren't you bored with food"  "don't you miss fries?"  you know what he says, he says he doesn't miss cysts all over his face, creams, dollars at the doctor, antibiotics for over a year.  He's in control now.  I LOVE IT!


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Conversations you have with friends are never funny to others. Keep them to yourself.

Retelling movie clips that are "funny" ruins them. You look like an ass.

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I am having such a hard time over raisins or not.  I love raisins.  It is like the only food that makes me happy.  Is it acceptable on this diet?  Or should I just experiment.


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I have been on and off a no grain diet for three months and I am convinced that grains were clogging my skin, brain, colon and metabolism.  And it didn't just get rid of the acne, it made my skin look better in every way.  I will soon be 40 and have SUFFERED from acne since I was 13 and my face has never looked this good.  I don't use anything topically.  I just wash my face with something gentle with no soap or oils.

Being on a no grain diet has had other benefits as well.  I had been taking benedryl every nite for years because of some strange year round allergy.  I no longer have to do that - ever!

Until I started this diet I had severe menstrual cramps that required being on ibuprofen almost constantly for about 2 days.  Now I don't take any.  I get a twinge every now and then but it never lasts long enough to warrant taking medicine.

I order coconut flakes and virgin coconut oil from Tropical Traditions and am a firm believer in the health benefits.  And if you are on a no grain diet the coconut flakes are great for breakfast or snack!  If you are hesitant to use it because of the old myths about it being unhealthy check it out on the web site for tropical traditions.  Some people say look at the negative things that American Heart Assoc. has to say about it but I say look at how many times they have changed their stance on oils (they're all bad, no wait these are okay, back and forth).

Some people put coconut oil on their face but it leaves a soapy film that looks eerie and can cause acne.

No grains means no wheat, corn, oats or potatoes.  I tried reintroducing them one at a time but discovered I could not have any.  I mourned the loss of oats the most!

Sugar is also a big health problem.  Once your taste buds adjust to not having sugar you will be fine. Some fruit is okay but eat the whole fruit not fruit juice.

Yes. it is a tough diet but there is always something to eat besides sugar and grains - eggs, salmon, chicken, tuna, beef, nuts, seeds and every vegetable on earth!

Some people comment on how much I must be suffering on this diet but I tell them "Yes, but I'm suffering in a size 2 low rise jeans with clear skin and I'm never hungry.  Come suffer with me!"

If you decide to embark on a no sugar no grain diet be prepared for the die off effect.  Some things could get worse but only briefly.  My acne and constipation cleared up immediately but I did get a fever for a few days as all the candida left my body. 

It also brought on the release of the dangerous heavy metals that were trapped in my body.  I didn't know what was happening when my urine started smelling so like metal but I read about it later and it only lasted a few days.

And you have to understand it is for life not just a few weeks or months.  And it is not just a way to look better but a way to avoid just about any other health problem.

I beg anyone out there who is suffering from acne to just give up the grains and sugar!  I wish I had known this years ago and I don't want anyone to suffer as long as I did.

I have cut way back on the amount of grains and sugar my kids get and it has made a difference for them as well - allergies, eczema, etc.

Good luck!


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Boxers are cool until things dangle. Sometimes that is the best part.

Orange toe nails are for black ladies.

Snorting prozac to get high is not wise.

Triple inverse and long exchange traded funds deviate to zero with volatility.

Conversations you have with friends are never funny to others. Keep them to yourself.

Retelling movie clips that are "funny" ruins them. You look like an ass.

Soy vanilla decaf venti lattes are 4.65 at Starbucks and 5 dollars at Barnes and Noble.


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Thank you!  I have been off of grains and refined foods, etc.  I just eat raisins, which you might not.  And my acne got so bad, but I do not think any are coming in now at the moment, for the pazst 2 days, hopefully it stays this way! wub.gif


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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Raisens are a generally a good thing, but you want to make sure that the one's you eat don't contain added sugars, fructose sugars (corn syrup), hydrogenated oils, and sulfites.  Now most generic and name brands do not have anything other than raisens (& ascorbic acid) for the ingredients, but there are a few brands that do.  Raisens also have varying carbohydrate counts from 28 - 34g so that may also be a factor for you. I personally eat organic or non-organic and even generic rasiens, but I do so based on how they taste and nothing else.  I pick those that are of good flavor and that don't taste too sweet for my liking (my sweet tooth has slowly been disappearing with age and with diet changes).

Also, if your acne got worse, what else did you add or increase consumption of in your diet or what supplements did you start taking during or before that time???  We've all done it, heck I still do it, when we do something that we think may help us or won't hurt us and then we end up breaking out a bit or worse as a direct result  =/

All that really means is that you may be consuming/taking too much of something or that you've discovered that you are intolerant to something else (herb, vitamin, food, etc).  If its' an intolerance then you want to note whether you are consuming foods that fall on the top allergen/intolerant food list and see if maybe one of them is the reason.


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Boxers are cool until things dangle. Sometimes that is the best part.

Orange toe nails are for black ladies.

Snorting prozac to get high is not wise.

Triple inverse and long exchange traded funds deviate to zero with volatility.

Conversations you have with friends are never funny to others. Keep them to yourself.

Retelling movie clips that are "funny" ruins them. You look like an ass.

Soy vanilla decaf venti lattes are 4.65 at Starbucks and 5 dollars at Barnes and Noble.


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Actually I did not increase anything, it was very weird.  I think I am going to stick with this diet for at least 3 more weeks, if it does not work, I will fast for 3 days, and slowly add things back, like celery one day, celery and carrots, and do that, and if that does not work, I will eat whatever I want, and I may go on accutane again.  Even though that pill has screwed up my skin enough!


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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