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In Topic: A Zinc-less Zinc Regimen for Adults: Draft 4

23 January 2014 - 09:22 PM

Interesting. Seems like that Matt Stone guy sold out, which is a shame, i enjoyed that site, was a nice balance to some of the paleoextremism that seems to have taken over.


I need to look through this later.


Also a shame this guy stopped posting. I guess his regime works. This was some of the only stuff on this site that actually seemed to be going somewhere.


Gut health / digestion - gut-brain axis etc is the future people. 


Malabsorption is where it's at baby. 

In Topic: Is Accutane Worth It For My Acne.

23 January 2014 - 09:15 PM

Very difficult question man.I am not sure there is even a right answer. But as the person above me has just said, i would be very careful with the whole mental thing. 


It could make things better, it could make things worse. I am not sure there is anyway to know so it could be a gamble either way.


Basically do the possible benefits outway the risks?


Are you getting pot odds?


I regret not trying to get accutane years ago when i first started breaking out [and regret is a terrible thing] and yet i have a history of digestive disease and cancer in my family so it may well of just ended up killing me anyway. A few years with nice perfect skin but at the cost of my life. Or maybe everything would of gone perfect like i wanted it to.


I have just realized you have probably decided by now anyway. Good luck either way.

In Topic: Breakouts After Cabbage And Spinach

23 January 2014 - 08:17 PM

I also think saturated fat may be one of the only things i have correlated as breaking me out. But it is very hard to go low saturated fat for me after i became phobic of pufas, after avoiding pufas for so long with no benefit maybe it is time for the realization that i am, in fact, a pufaphobe.


I have some serious negative association when i see histamine intolerance and sulfur mentioned. I spent a while looking into all that histamine stuff but it was a nightmare, some stuff has histamine but other stuff can induce a reaction etc etc. Minefield of hell. I think i have some kind of intolerance to sulfites but i am not sure about sulfur, also i am not sure that the sulfites actually do anything to my acne. Also there is so much stuff out there about sulfur actually being good for you and acne.


I am not really sure about spinach, all i can think of is oxalates and it isn't good for gout but i can't think how it could relate to acne.




The onions and cabbage could be the fructans in them? Which then affects your gut bacteria - immune system etc?


I know fructans like onions, cabbage especially and fiber in general turns me into a gas machine and affects my gut - bowel movements [poo] but i have never been able to correlate this with my skin or anything else. I think i have some kind of malabsorption going on with fructose and fructans and fiber but i don't know how significant it is - to anything. Something to consider maybe. - fructose malabsorption - gut connection etc.

In Topic: Not Eating, Skin Improves

23 January 2014 - 07:55 PM

Personally when i am ill my acne worsens, but then many also report improving of acne whilst they are ill. Seems to be people either side.


There are various possible reasons for this:


Acne involves inflammation and the immune system, being ill might effect the immune system to be less or more involved with the process in your skin that causes acne [ in very simple terms].


As others have said, acne involves hormones, not eating will "lower" the hormones involved. [not really helpful or a long term solution though - but intermittent fasting does seem to work for some].


By not eating you may be avoiding the "allergen/trigger" for your acne [in simple terms].


Being ill changes your normal state of mind etc - less stress maybe.


More sleep.


Who knows.

In Topic: The Autoimmune Component To Acne

07 November 2013 - 06:28 PM

No doubt. Poor p-acnes gets a bad rap. The million dollar question is; what is causing the abnormal immune response in the first place? 


If acne is an autoimmune disorder then should we all be infecting ourselves with worms? http://en.wikipedia....minthic_therapy