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In Topic: Went On A Vegan, Gluten Free Diet And I'm Still Breaking Out? What The He...

25 April 2013 - 08:31 PM

Actually people have reported that they've been breaking out with fish oil pills and flaxseed oil more often than I would have guessed. I would like to suggest for you to stop taking them... at least for now. Stop the pills and eat the actual fish twice a week if you can. Also, are you exercising? Sleeping well?


You could be intolerant to some of the vegetables or fruits your consuming, but unless you have huge pimples or cysts like me then that may not be true. In that case, try the next step and look up the glycemic load for what you're eating off google and eat the lower ones. My stomach was hurting too until I added some whole and properly prepared oat bran for easy digestion. I stopped getting stomach pain after too many vegetables and was having a much more even waste production. This may also be because you can't digest the vegetables like a normal digestive and immune system can, so you may have a faint underlining cause of either Irritable Bowel Syndrome or a Leaky Gut. Also, you're not eating too many raw vegetables are you? Tests for these intolerances/allergies are difficult except for elimination diets and or food diaries. I have a 730 page food diary next to my bed that lists on two pages what I've eaten, when I work, and what I do. Sometimes people feel like they've been on a diet forever when it's only been a couple of weeks/months.


I personally just discovered last month that tomatoes gave me eczema rashes and even flushed the bottom of my neck. My whole life I've eaten things with tomatoes in them and I would have never guessed the were aggrivating my psoriasis and skin. My rashes stopped itching for the first time since I changed my diet after joining this website, and are already almost half way healed right now. I've been avoiding tomato paste, raw tomatoes, bell peppers (part of nightshade family), and some spices like paprika. I still can't believe I was intolerant to nightshade vegetables the whole time.


If possible you should always get yourself tested for whatever you are suspecting. Don't be hesitant to do this. If you are still breaking out and have worked hard trying to figure out what it is, you deserve to know. I have no idea how accurate hormone tests are though.


If all else fails, please don't hurt yourself if you decide to go on Spiro, ok? smile.png

Interesting, I'm a huge fan of tomatoes and green peppers. I'm going to start avoiding them & see if I see an improvement. I heard that nightshade vegetables/fruits are inflammatory


My sleeping habits aren't the best. I usually go to bed at 2-3am and wake up at 10a,. I haven't been exercising... I'm thinking of starting jogging- since the weather is nice now.


I want to take a food allergy test but it's very expensive :-/

In Topic: Went On A Vegan, Gluten Free Diet And I'm Still Breaking Out? What The He...

24 April 2013 - 11:54 AM

Oh yeah I agree that being on a gluten free diet isn't easy! I miss bread, pasta, and all that good stuff. I've tried almost everything and I'm praying that I will find something that will work ASAP.

fish oil doesnot work for every one


I decided to start taking it because I read that it's supposed to regulate your hormones and make your skin less inflamed. For anyone who's curious I use the brand Carlson's Super Omega-3 Gems.

In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

28 January 2012 - 09:44 AM

Much better. I've stopped getting raised bumps and my skin feels smoother to the touch. The red marks are still there but they seem to be fading.

I wonder if it's the Liquid Chlorophyll doing it's job..hmm

In Topic: What Did You Eat Today?

25 January 2012 - 01:08 PM

For breakfast, I had a cheddar scrambled egg sandwich, vanilla yogurt, and a whole grapefruit.

For lunch I will be making potatoes au gratin. Then I'll have fresh veggies (cherry tomatoes, celery sticks, baby carrots, broccoli) with ranch dressing for dipping.

Lately, I have been eating better and including tons of fruits/veggies in my diet. No more restaurant food, alcohol, and sweets for snacks. Also, I just started drinking water with organic ACV. Maybe it's just my imagination, but my skin seems to be improving a little.

In Topic: I Think My New Body Acne Regimen Is Working :)

25 January 2012 - 12:48 PM

I think I will try that.  I have never "washed" my back pretty much all my life.  I let the shampoo and rinse off from the body wash do it's thing.  Never broke out on my back, but I think over the past few years I've had some stress acne on my back.

Are you using a long-handled brush to wash?  Do you let it sit for any amount of time, or just wash and rinse?

If you do decide to get H&S make sure it is the Classic Clean one without the conditioner. I've found that it's better to just use my hands to wash, as things like bath sponges and brushes can irritate the skin. I lather for a minute then rinse. For the Tea Tree Oil, I don't think it matters what brand you get as long it's 100% pure :)