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5ive

Member Since 03 Feb 2010
Offline Last Active Apr 23 2014 09:43 PM

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In Topic: Why The Bias?

21 April 2014 - 07:52 PM

I remember reading those pages, too, on acne.org. It was surprising to read that diet was brushed off so easily, and Dan himself has stated that he gave up milk, saw himself getting clear, but attributed this to being malnourished in regards to calories.

 

It's a sad reality that money IS the motivating factor in most pharmaceuticals. There is no money in promoting natural, diet-related remedies. Right before I found out about giving up milk, I was prescribed accutane. I was told my acne was "all over my cheeks" and was moderate. You can see for yourself on my log that this was not the case. The doc was literally handing out prescriptions of accutane like it was no big deal. Luckily I did my research and decided to take a more holistic approach to acne.

 

Low and behold, after reading for years diet is not related to acne, I decided, wtf, I am going to try it. And voila, months of clear skin. Showing that the statement by Dan that diet has little to no effect on skin and that BP will take care of any issues with diet is kind of garbage. Sure, I was decently clear just with BP, but I still would get breakouts and pimples here and there, diet was the missing link!


In Topic: 5ive's Personal Regimen Log - Mild Acne on Dan Kerr's Regime (DKR)

21 April 2014 - 06:19 AM

Both of the huge puffy zits beside my nose bled like crazy last night. I woke up with blood all over my cheek! The swelling and redness has subsided. The rest of my face is clear. I can tell I am headed in the right direction.

 

It's funny how I started this log with being "fuck this holistic crap." But then found that it was actually a huge piece in keeping myself clear and preventing new breakouts.

 

By eating a low GI diet and cutting out milk, I was able to kick acne for good in the butt!


In Topic: Self Sabotage

20 April 2014 - 08:50 PM

Thanks for the reply! It's pretty crazy we live in this society where are all of our triggers are so easily accessible. I gave up alcohol almost 2 years ago. I have a problem that once I start something, I don't know when to stop. This goes with everything including dairy and sugar. So it's best for me to cut it out!


In Topic: Epsom Salts Anybody?

20 April 2014 - 05:24 PM

It's weird that I read this topic, I just started using them!

 

I add them to my bath. It caused my skin to purge and it looks like a mess. It's been about a week and it's starting to clear.  I don't know if I'm a huge fan of products that make me breakout at first!


In Topic: How Do You Handle Your Job?

20 April 2014 - 01:06 PM

I'm an artist, and I absolutely cannot create when I have a cyst or a severe break out. It kind of just puts my life on hold. I can do physically demanding jobs, but when I have to tap into my creative side, I find it really hard because it makes me upset and sad. It's like my mind is obsessed with my skin.

 

Luckily, I've found ways to clear up my skin, outlined in my log. But I currently going through a cyst after slipping up for so long. I had to go into work yesterday, working the public. What helped me ge through was:

 

1) Take care of yourself

Drink a lot of water, eat right, exercise, get outside, do whatever makes you feel good, live healthy. Don't pick!

 

2) Remember a time when you went out with acne

This has helped me a lot. My acne was much worse before. But I managed to go out.

 

3) Acne is socially acceptable

You will find that actually no one cares. If I dare say it, it's "cool" to have acne. It makes you different. Of course, depending on the severity. I find that people treat me all the same as I am without it.

 

4) Represent the people with bad skin

In a way, you're kind of like a model for those with bad skin. And there are a lot of them! And you are courageous enough to not hide inside all day. Go out there and represent us!