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#3379255 Autoimmune Paleo & Pufas

Posted by righthandman on 31 August 2013 - 10:54 AM


I've been around acne.org for quite some time now and still haven't gotten clear. But I have picked up alot of information about diet, hormones, skin care and more. The first culprit I found for my acne was soy & flax. Both are goitrogenic and also contain high amounts  omega 6's (linoleic acid) and also phytoestrogens. It has always been hard for me to pinpoint which aspect of soy is so bad for my acne. It may be a collective effort. Regardless, I never eat soy or flax as I breakout severely from both.  I have been paleo on & off with some success but never close to what I wanted. Recently I read about a much stricter version of paleo called AI Paleo (autoimmune) which eliminates eggs, nuts, seeds, and nightshades. Thats the gist of it although there are a fewer other things to eliminate. Google it if you are interested. I realized that I ate eggs and nightshades (tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, and any peppers except black pepper) limitlessly through the whole time I have had acne. The whole nightshade aspect seems strange to me though, aren't we supposed to be eating fruits, vegetables, and tubers? Aren't those the healthiest foods? I have always looked at diet with an evolutionary spin. We didn't eat grains because we couldn't process them, or we didn't eat dairy because cow breast milk is meant for the calf only. These are just assumptions though. So I began to investigate why eggs break some people out. Please don't deny this, as many people on acne.org and also paleohacks.com find that eggs contribute to their acne. But that doesn't mean that eggs break everyone out. Personally I believe egg yolks are super nutritious, but theres alot of debate. In my research I found that egg yolks are super high in arachidonic acid (AA) which is inflammatory, also organ meats and chicken fat. I eat a lot of chicken. I again saw online that some people breakout from eating too much chicken. Arachidonic Acid (AA) is derived from Linoleic Acid (LA), an omega 6, in your body. There is a lot of controversy over how much AA is necessary. Some websites claim that it is the source of all inflammation, whereas others say it is completely healthy in normal amounts. It is known that AA converts into many inflammatory metabolites in the body, some that contribute directly to acne like. These include the 4 series leukotrienes (LTB4, LTC4, LTD4, LTE4). There might be more, please research into it yourself. It is also already known that the Standard American Diet (SAD) is overloaded with omega 6’s which are inflammatory. I find that even canola oil can break me out. Recently I ate half a chicken, and a carton of eggs and I have been breaking out.



Let me get to the point. To test my theories, I am going to continue with a paleo diet, limiting grains, dairy, sugar, and legumes but I will also cut out eggs, chicken, avocados, organ meats, nuts, seeds palm oil, olive oil, and anything that could have high amounts of Arachidonic Acid or Linoleic Acid. Before, my paleo diet didn’t focus on this aspect, I still ate a lot of eggs, chicken, avocados, and olive oil every day. Basically I am going to try cutting my Omega 6 intake as much as possible. This may seem extreme to some, dietary changes have always been easy for me since I cook my own food. This leaves me to eating beef, fish, coconut, vegetables, and fruit.  To me this seems to run parallel with my evolutionary mindset towards food. The following shows AA and LA content of common foods.






I believe that some intake of Omega 6 is natural, such as that in grass fed meats or wild fish, but maybe our ancestors ate almost none in comparison to what we consume today. I don’t know if there is a name for this diet, but I am ultimately trying to cut my AA and LA intake by a lot while also focusing on other things such as consuming mostly nutrient rich vegetables such as asparagus, sweet potatoes, spinach, lettuce, zucchini and so forth. I don’t want meat or fruit to dominate my diet. 

#3301796 Please Help!-Stomach Acid

Posted by righthandman on 12 November 2012 - 07:44 AM

look into a FODMAP diet.

#3296360 The Low Progesterone - High Androgen Connection To Acne

Posted by righthandman on 20 October 2012 - 11:06 AM


kind of related. vitamin b5 supplementation (pantothenic acid) stimulates higher progesterone in rats. I think because so many people have had success with b5 it could be correlated somehow.

also i read somewhere that low levels of dha (one type of omega-3) results in low progesterone levels

#3250883 Cleared My Acne 90%, Here's How!

Posted by righthandman on 01 June 2012 - 07:24 PM

flax is good in that it has omegas and efas. But it is also extremely high in phytoestrogens which for me induced acne. like i said above. flax, sesame and soy are all high in phytoestrogens.

#3185825 Zag Enzyme, Lectins, Digestive Tract And Clogged Pores

Posted by righthandman on 28 November 2011 - 10:08 PM

well there was one from a mom talking about her son who had severe acne, and then he started to take omega 3 and colostrum together and at first he had an initial breakout but after a month or so i dont remember how long, he cleared up 100%, virtually no acne existent, completely gone and erradicated, she had theories as to why it helped, leaky guy and other stuff, but i think unfortunately the post got deleted because i can't seem to find it, that one was extremely helpful.

ive read articles about colostrum and alot of colostrum out there online is not actually colostrum
this one is supposedly good


i think the mother in the post used the symbiotic colostrum and said all the others didn't work

but my questions are mainly for alternativista and others who are knowledgable on this topic of zag enzyme because it seems that this is could be a breakthrough. just researching zag its hard to find alot of info which goes to show that its a very new concept that hasn't been touched on alot, and i am happy to be a guinea pig

okay, this video isn't directly referring to colostrum's relation to acne, but i think it is worth a viewing, gotta warn you, it is very long but quiet intriguing

you can find part 2 and 3 on the side bar

#3184934 Cleared My Acne 90%, Here's How!

Posted by righthandman on 26 November 2011 - 03:44 PM

First, i would like to say that i have tried countless products and techniques and blah blah blah blah, you guys have heard it all before, so im gonna skip to the point. I had severe acne but now im doing great, still trying to get 100%, its so hard!

1. Avoid soy
Soy is loaded with phytoestrogens, as for flax, sesame, and other foods, look it up. I noticed a direct correlation between soy and acne, and it makes sense too,  since acne is a hormonal issue, and estrogen is a hormone, you wouldn't want to put your body out of balance by eating high hormone products. also milk aint the best. but alot of people might say "i don't eat soy" but you are wrong, you eat soy daily, start being a label reader and you will find out that soybean oil is used in almost all processed goods that includes pizza, pastries, cereals, granola bars etcs. stick to unprocessed, whole foods, especcially raw and organic.

2. b5 and l-carnitine.
These two products together work great. Megadosing (with anything) is bad, so l-carnitine allows you to use alot less b5 and still get the great effects. I do about 500-1000mg of b5 a day.

3. Fiber
lots of people are deficient in fiber because of our american diets heavy in processed white wheats and void of raw vegetables and fruits. But you can supplement with oat fiber and chia seeds (great source of omega 3). remember to avoid flax.  psyllium husk is alright i guess, but a higher quality fiber would be better, one with equal soluble and insoluble amounts.

4. Juicing.
I try to juice about one tall glass of juice a day. It depends on what i put into it but here are some great vegetables to use.
sweet potato, tomato, carrot, spinach, romaine, ginger, garlic, lemon, red beet, cucumber, celery, kale, parsley, wheatgrass
i'd say the most important addititions to your juice would be sweet potato, any dark leafy greens, and celery. it is good to switch it up though.

Other things to consider:
(you don't necessarily have to follow these ones but just be aware)
omega 3 from chia seeds are a great plant source and are loaded with fiber and antioxidants, also they have no estrogen.
drink more water. its best to have spring water or bottled water, not tap cause thats filled with floride, chlorine, coppper etc. also try not to drink water during meals, but much later to ensure proper digestion.
refrain from masterbating, it really puts the body out of whack.
gluten and yeast aren't great for you either.
alcohol is horrible for the liver, dont drink it
avoid white sugar too and sweets like candy soda cake donuts etc, thats pretty easy

I think that these steps are pretty simple to follow and aren't too much of a strain financially, let me know if anyone has any helpful tips, questions or criticism to make this better. I was trying lots of things when i was incorporating each of these rules into my life, and i think that if someone starts this they will notice results in a week. no i dont have before & after pictures. thanks for reading!