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Jim Bean

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In Topic: How I Cured My Acne (W/o Drugs)

12 December 2014 - 12:11 AM

excellent thread! Yes i agree, diet is an important aspect to cure or supress acne but sometimes it doesn't really help especially when its hormonal. 

Thanks. But I disagree - hormones are directly affected by nutrition!

In Topic: Trying To Cure My Acne Trough Diet

14 November 2014 - 01:46 AM

update 2

it been 3 days since i stopped gluten ....so far no new acne (besides a small whitehead in my chin ...not noticable)....but still too early to tell


i now take 9 mg of zinc and 300 mg of vitamine C and my usual multivitamin (its way early to know if they work)


yesterday i bough a half killo of dates and eated them like there is no tomorrow ....so far no breakouts from it 


will update soon


The RDA, which biochemist nutritional scientists call Really Dismal Allowance, doesn't have the amount that humans should be in-taking for optimal health. The RDA is calculated to dose vitamins/minerals at the amount that won't trigger disease symptoms. For example, with vitamin C, the way they make the RDA for it is to calculate a dose that won't manifest scurvy symptoms. And every other vitamin/mineral they do the same thing. It's the extremely bare minimum amount for certain diseases to not show up. Whereas your body, your cells, could use a lot more of vitamin C for the thousands of chemical reactions your body does daily to keep you healthy. Look up the RDA for the supplement I take called Beyond Tangy Tangerine. You'll see the RDA at 12,000% for some vitamins! On top of that I still take a toxic free multivitamin (careful with what brands you buy, many contain toxic fillers, coloring agents, and more).

As I said, you'd be better off taking 50mg zinc, and a lot more vitamin C. Remember that the B vitamins and C are water soluble, so they don't stay in your cells like the fat soluble ones do: D E A K vitamins.

Also I recommend you don't eat large amounts of fruits, that will spike your insulin, which may cause a acne break out. Good luck smile.png


Another thing, don't be full of stress. Have a calm mind. Remember to do deep inhalation and deep exhalation exercises, and the positive things you have in life =)

In Topic: Trying To Cure My Acne Trough Diet

11 November 2014 - 05:12 PM

You're headed in the right direction. I suggest that you supplement some vitamins and minerals, that you can not attain from foods, with the way they are grown in the large scale factory agriculture production farms. I suggest:

50 mg zinc picolinate

3-8 grams vitamin B5

The entire B complex

A good multi vitamin-mineral from a health-food store

vitamin C 2-5 grams, throughout the day (I recommend powder version, it's cheaper)


Ton more you can do, but that would be a good start. Good luck!

In Topic: How I Cured My Acne (W/o Drugs)

11 November 2014 - 05:03 PM

Thanks for replying. How long does a pound of the whey last you?

I buy the 5lb tubs, which last me one month. Everyone is different though, and have different protein per lb requirements. I need more because I lift weights/ strength training.

In Topic: How I Cured My Acne (W/o Drugs)

10 November 2014 - 01:09 AM

Can you consume dairy products as this causes problems for most people (they are full of hormones)?


I don't recommend it. Try eliminating it from your diet for 3 weeks and see how you do. For many people, it promotes acne breakouts.

Isn't whey a derivative of milk?


Also, the whey you linked is like $50/pound seems pretty pricey.

Yes it is. But it doesn't have any lactose. Even many lactose intolerant people can drink whey protein. As for the whey brand I use, I would say it's a good price compared to other grass fed all natural undenatured whey protein. Whey is such an amazing dietary food source, that I think it's well worth the price.


hey op, link to those 80 bilion probiotics that u use please!! 

http://www.iherb.com/Natural-Factors-Ultimate-Probiotic-12-12-Formula-60-Veggie-Caps/14727  =)


would drinking yakult as a source of my probiotics be okay?

I wouldn't recommend it. Dairy can exacerbate and cause acne flare ups.