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#3318956 Before And After (Bp Only Nightly)

Posted by tim12 on 15 January 2013 - 10:59 PM

I used Dan's AHA for about a few months before my mom started using it :lol: My skin is pretty sensitive to products, but it wasn't irritating when used as directed (don't apply it on the eyes and all that :P). I just sort of forgot about it after most of my PIH went away. I didn't have as many clogged pores as I do currently, so I'm hoping to get similar results again!


#3318466 Before And After (Bp Only Nightly)

Posted by tim12 on 14 January 2013 - 11:47 AM

Congratulations Br93! It's an amazing, almost unreal feeling to look back at before pictures after your skin has cleared. It takes time to see results, but it's worth the persistence and dedication! It's great to hear that you're more social and happy now. Dan's AHA is pretty awesome, and is also anti-inflammatory, so it'll help your skin in a quite a few ways.


#3315633 The Extreme Caveman Regimen - 100% Guranteed You Will Clear Your Acne (Only F...

Posted by tim12 on 04 January 2013 - 07:21 AM

I see a lot of anecdotal I here. I'm glad it worked for you, but you can't assume what worked for you will work for others.


#3294769 Gut Flora And Leaky Gut. After 5 Years I Finally Found The Root Cause And I...

Posted by tim12 on 14 October 2012 - 02:39 PM

Really cool Deja! I'm glad it's working so well for you. Have you tried eating some of the grains like probiotic capsules? I've read of people doing that along with the kefir drink, sort of like a super delivery system. What recipe do you use for the kimchi? It's so awesome to see all the fermented foods on the counter! I feel the same way about my fermented foods! When you make things yourself, I think there's a bigger attachment and appreciation of those foods throughout the family/people who consume it.

WhiteFox,

That graphic is quite an eye opener. I knew I didn't have a good diet/lifestyle, but only recently have I looked back on how I grew up - which made me realize that things were probably worse than I initially thought. Thankfully I've been eating good for quite some time, including probiotic foods, but nothing like I have been seen reading your thread, which made me much more aware of fermented foods, gut flora, and all that good stuff.

I, similar to Deja and probably others, ate a SAD of fast food and hardly any vegetables besides corn and potatos. Even fruits were pretty rare for me. I drank a lot of milk, back when rbst and all that stuff was allowed. I was routinely on antibiotics, and routinely sick. I had severe allergies for most of my life. I was told to take NSAIDS daily by my doctor for neck/back pain I had. Lots of stress, and lots of purell hand sanitizer. Posted Image

Thankfully, most of those symptoms went aware or greatly reduced when I started following a paleo-inspired diet, but I was still prone to little breakouts here and there, and initially I was very sensitive to foods that broke me out. It'll be interesting to see how that plays out over time, sticking to high amounts of probiotics and prebiotics, fermented foods, and quality things like grass fed beef/butter/marrow etc.


Updates:

I found a local farmer that sells grass fed pastured raw goat milk! I'm going to go out to their farm to see more beyond the pictures. If it's up to par, I'll kefir it. It's cheaper than buying the goat kefir from the store. I'm also going to ask about colostrum once I'm a regular customer of theirs. it's $10 for 64 ounces, so about 3 bucks more than raw cow's milk.

I ordered some water kefir grains, super excited to try that out! I also bought some blackstrip molasses to use for the water kefir. It's pretty mineral dense, so I'm glad to trade most of the sugar for probiotics + mineral powerhouse! woop woop!


#3293599 Gut Flora And Leaky Gut. After 5 Years I Finally Found The Root Cause And I...

Posted by tim12 on 09 October 2012 - 10:12 PM

I need to find an affordable source of goat milk to make into kefir. I've come to really love the flavor; it's like a tarty carbonated liquid yogurt. I'll have to get some quality vanilla extract so I can get my mom to try it out. I'm curious if it would help her out with her own IBS & GERD issues.

Skin is still pretty good! I'm getting some skin peeling, which kind of always happens as the season changes into a colder one. It could be that I've been eating liver fairly often now as well (grass fed liver is priced at about $4.00/lb at the co-op, currently the farmer's market guy doesn't sell liver).


Deja,

Have you gotten your hands on some coconut aminos? I'm going to go buy more tomorrow to add into my kimchi.


#3290647 Gut Flora And Leaky Gut. After 5 Years I Finally Found The Root Cause And I...

Posted by tim12 on 28 September 2012 - 10:49 PM

I'm not following this diet but I LOVE kimchi. More than pizza. I have tried repeatedly to find somewhere that would sell it to me in bulk so I could eat it everyday...but alas.

Pickles are also one of my favorite foods so I admit my tastes are a little strange Posted Image


I think I ended up having pickles as a favorite food as well largely because of the little rascals remake! There's a scene and song about pickles if memory serves me correctly. Too bad the pickles I ate back then weren't actually the real fermented stuff.


#3290558 Gut Flora And Leaky Gut. After 5 Years I Finally Found The Root Cause And I...

Posted by tim12 on 28 September 2012 - 04:20 PM

Do any of you make sauerkraut? If so, how long do you let it ferment? I found so many different recipes for this stuff on the internet and I'm really clueless as to whether or not I'm doing this right. I've had it fermenting for a day now, and it already smells pretty strong. Yet some recipes said they let if ferment for MONTHS??? Does anyone make this stuff?


If it's pretty hot, a day would be good enough from my experience! I like to use leftover brine from other ferments (I started with bubbies pickle juice), add salt, close the lid, and let it sit in the garage for a day, then move it to my fridge. Finer chopped things tend to ferment faster. Pickles for example can take 4 days in my experience before they're ready for refridgeration.

Also, I think many people here would be interested in learning about kimchi! The real stuff! Go to 3 minutes and watch from there.




#3288637 Gut Flora And Leaky Gut. After 5 Years I Finally Found The Root Cause And I...

Posted by tim12 on 21 September 2012 - 03:45 PM

I've been using store bought kefir, made with pastured low temp pasteurized goat milk (not 100% grass fed though), and I've not had any significant negative reactions. I got real kefir grains in the mail yesterday, so I took some of the store goat kefir, along with the same brands whole goat milk, plus grass finished pastured etc. whole cream from cows, added the kefir grains, and am letting it work its magic for 48 hours. I eat kimchi, sauerkraut, and pickles daily as well.

I'm relatively clear (never more than a few small pimples here and there, and maybe up to 5 if other acne factors go bad like sleep stress certain foods etc). My doctor recently said that I have psoriasis ( I went in for what I thought was ringworm from my cat), and considering that I have a family history of IBS, GERD, cystic acne on both sides of the family (as well as regular acne), I've decided to be much more diligent about the foods I do/do not eat.

Seeing as I was raised on SAD + generous courses of antibiotics + NSAID use, as well as the family history of health problems, it's a serious possibility that I actually do have psoriasis, which might not seem bad all in itself, but there's an even greater chance of developing other autoimmune disorders in the future. That's pretty scary, considering all the different kinds that are out there.

I'm going to keep tabs on my general health as I begin to experiment with the potentially more offending forms of dairy (for the past 3 months or so I've only really used ghee), so I may skip the cow cream in the future, and just sticking with goat dairy.

It's a risky thing to guess what leads to the psoriasis (if that's what it is) breakouts, but they did seem to pop up when I ate things like pizza and burgers, which I only allowed once every few months. Cystic acne (just a few) would pop up in the regular spots sometimes as well. It seems best that I stick to a sort of autoimmune protocol for now, with the goat kefir being the exception - since it could be potentially helpful.


#3281854 Jaime Oliver's Meals In Minutes/30 Minute Meals Tv Show

Posted by tim12 on 30 August 2012 - 08:12 AM

Here's a TED he did about the state of food in public schools. Spoiler alert: sugar!




http://www.ted.com/t...mie_oliver.html


#3278343 Gut Flora And Leaky Gut. After 5 Years I Finally Found The Root Cause And I...

Posted by tim12 on 19 August 2012 - 12:51 PM





Congrats.....i have been on Paleo for 2 months and take probitoics and my acne is probably at the worse i've seen it.  I think paleo if is going to clear you up will do it in a decent time frame - how long did it take you to get clear via paleo


Sasch,

I'm sure others would agree with me, and from your gallery pictures, even ones where you say you had/are having bad acne, I see NO acne. Maybe some pimples here and there, but I don't even see blackheads or pores. Seeing your posts of that time were also about the acne you were presumably posting pictures of, I'm going to go out on a limb and say your skin is nowhere near as bad as you think it is.

Of course, things could have changed, but seeing as you're under a naturopaths care and have been dealing with your skin for some time, and are doing many things for it, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that you are probably stressing yourself out way more than needed.


Those pics were taken when i was on retinoids so acne was not great but not horrendous (just some of the times).  Either way it was always there and I would get new blemishes EVERY day which is not normal.   It has since gotten worse, especially being off the topicals.  Compared to others it is not severe and most of the time, not even moderate but it still bothers me and i do stress over it.  What concerns me is that i break out EVERY day despite nutritional changes AKA Paleo.  And the acne i do get hangs around forever and never seems to go away.  i also do not have a skin care regimen down to control the acne i am getting.  Tried some natural things and nothing seems to work.

I am working on my stress though and hoping that this supplements will kick in soon so at least i know i'm on the right path


I understand, no one wants to have acne, and most of us have a desire on some level to look our best.

But at the same time, learning to accept the situation you're in is important. 1. It'll help take off the edge of this current ordeal, and 2. It'll help you to be not so much goal oriented, but more behavior oriented. For example, people often sign up for gym memberships, but hardly use it. They want their ideal body, but never really get it - because they don't focus on behavior.

So instead of overly stressing that you have acne, mentally train yourself to accept it. Then think about the behaviors you need to have, such as not picking, sleeping well, and IMHO the most important thing in your case; not stressing! Honestly, taking a bunch of supplements isn't going to make your stress reduce, especially if taking that many hasn't already had a positive effect (either for genuine mechanistic effects of the supplements, or for the whole mind/body/placebo benefit that some people get from taking a heap load of pills).

To reduce stress, your efforts should be spent towards some self help style CBT.

I'd recommend this book, it's completely free, and filled with helpful advice!

grossbart.com/SkinDeep.pdf


Thanks Tim -  i appreciate everything you are saying.  I know stress for me is a BIG issue and i am trying to work on it. Easier said than done.  I will read Skin Deep as soon as i can.

Can you give me some tips for getting my mind off of acne?  I find this very difficult.  I am in CBT and while it helps i still have a long way to go.

I'm not a psychologist, but here are some helpful links! Probably one of my favorite exercises is the letter from your ideal future self. You write about how things are better, the steps you took along the way, some struggles that you had and how you overcame them, comforting yourself, and things like that!

Journaling is great too!

Google the Hero Handbook, it has some great tips on how to be organized, inspired, and keeping up good behavior. One of the exercises is used in therapy that I'm particularly fond of; writing out your perfect day! Over time, implementing and acknowledging the behaviors you need to meet your goals, you should notice things moving closer and closer to your ideal day! Read those two documents daily, at least in the morning.

With skin picking, make post it notes reminding yourself that picking doesn't help! As the link mentions, try and replace the behavior with something positive. Whenever you have the urge to pick, say a mantra/some form of self encouragement.

Remember, the goals are nice, but it is more about the consistent behavior - the journey! Miley knows what she's talking about ( at least in that instance :P )


http://www.acne.org/acne-dysmorphia.html


#3277696 Gut Flora And Leaky Gut. After 5 Years I Finally Found The Root Cause And I...

Posted by tim12 on 17 August 2012 - 12:50 PM

Congrats.....i have been on Paleo for 2 months and take probitoics and my acne is probably at the worse i've seen it.  I think paleo if is going to clear you up will do it in a decent time frame - how long did it take you to get clear via paleo


Sasch,

I'm sure others would agree with me, and from your gallery pictures, even ones where you say you had/are having bad acne, I see NO acne. Maybe some pimples here and there, but I don't even see blackheads or pores. Seeing your posts of that time were also about the acne you were presumably posting pictures of, I'm going to go out on a limb and say your skin is nowhere near as bad as you think it is.

Of course, things could have changed, but seeing as you're under a naturopaths care and have been dealing with your skin for some time, and are doing many things for it, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that you are probably stressing yourself out way more than needed.


#3260474 What's Your Favorite Treat Food That Doesn't Upset Your Skin?

Posted by tim12 on 28 June 2012 - 11:34 PM

I think the data says that people can be healthy on a variety of diets. The problem with epidemiological conclusions is that they are only observed correlations; they are not guaranteed causative factors. If the China study, along with various epidemiological conclusions were correct, then there wouldn't be populations with high fat/animal proteins making up a majority of their diets with low rates of heart disease, vibrant elders, and things associated with healthy aging.

Maybe if it was one or two populations you could rack it up to genetics and run controlled trials, but the fact is there are epidemiological, controlled, and mechanistic studies that indicate contrary findings to the often cited China Study, Forks Over Knives, 30 BAD, and things of that nature.

Let's also be aware of the fact that many vegan/vegetarian authorities also advocate meditation, exercise, healthy sleep, socialization, reducing sugar and some universally agreed bad fats, cutting out fast foods, and promote many of the other qualities in healthy populations - populations who have very different diets, but are all relatively healthy. Many of these population traits also happen to be strong factors in the variety of diseases the veg authorities mainly attribute to meat.

You see the problem with epidemiological studies? How can you say it was 1 factor, when there are a variety of factors different between the sick populations and the healthy ones, and there happens to be many healthy populations who eat meat? You can't; you need multiple well designed studies with controls demonstrating similar findings.


On topic,

I love making fruit smoothies with full fat coconut milk. Especially pineapples or wild blueberries!


#3252441 Break Out Every Single Day! Why?! Diet Doesn't Work...

Posted by tim12 on 05 June 2012 - 08:55 PM

Bartek, You should change the title of your topic now :) :lol: I'm glad that things are still going well for you!


#3244715 What Did You Eat Today?

Posted by tim12 on 14 May 2012 - 08:24 PM

Made some taco shells out of beef, t'was super delicious. slow cooked them in coconut oil, and them flipped the patty, used avocado outer shell to help keep a taco shape, and then while it was cooking I added some onions and garlic, cilantro, and avocado to the mix. Curiously, I've noticed that cooked avocado does not give me the whole itchy symptoms that raw ones do, perhaps it's a type of antinutrient destroyed by cooking?


#3244618 Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

Posted by tim12 on 14 May 2012 - 02:44 PM

I can't seem to find the nutrition post that a lot of posters here carried over into ... Anyways, thought I'd bring a bit of the nutrition section here then!

So what specific regimens are you guys on? Basically what I'm doing is a ketogenic autoimmune paleo GAPS inspired sorta protocol. Lot's of play, outdoorsy stuff, spending time with quality people, living as stress free as possible (except for high intensity workouts!), exercise, good sleep, being happy and stuff like that are important as well. Ketone aspect is strictly limited carbs to stay in ketosis, plus lots of coconut oil, rich in MCT easily converted to ketones, which help a bunch of things in the body go better, repair faster, etc. autoimmune paleo helps avoid any potentially inflammatory allergenic problematic foods, and GAPS focus on bone broth and probiotic foods, in addition to the other aspects of the regimen, help restore the GI tract. I'm pretty big on mussels and oysters too, since you'll be hitting most of the minerals you need with small servings of them, and in addition to a good chunk of protein from a good serving or other meats like beef, you've got what you need for various precursers in the body (hormones, neurotransmitters, metabolic proccesses, etc). Again, other lifestyle habits are important as well.

Supplement wise, I do cod liver oil, fish oil if I don't have seafood, vitamin d3, and some magnesium (natural calm, or epsom salt baths). I like to keep it simple so the focus remains on diet/lifestyle, though I think there are legit supplements out there, but personally most of them are a dissapointment.

I was one of the rare individuals who had some pretty bad side effects right away on tane (the first night, despite taking 1mg, I woke up 20 plus times, and continued to have bad sleep like this for about 3-4 months, among other things). I was only on it for a month, but ended up with the sleep problems, anxiety/depression (though I think it just sort of made my ability to deal with stressors null), joint/bone aches, insane headaches, and tinnitus. I was actually eating pretty healthy throughout the whole thing to minimize the side effects, but it didn't work out that way! The only lingering thing I have is tinnitus, but it's gotten much better, and I'm not too worried if it will or won't go away.