You increased to 200,000 IU or did you mean 20,000 IU?
20,000 IU vitamin A is a good dose to be at. 100 mg zinc is a little too much I would say; 50 mg (zinc picolinate) is what I recommend.
Make sure you're getting a full spectrum of your other vitamins/minerals. Also watch what foods you eat that could be causing inflammation. Try cutting out common allergens like grains. Try going a paleo diet which means more veggies and protein; zero pasto, breads, cereals, etc.
Make sure you're taking good probiotics too. 80 billion units a day with several strains. You'll also want your EFA's, flaxseed oil, 9-12 soft capsules.
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Posted by overfl00d on 13 July 2013 - 06:00 PM
You increased to 200,000 IU or did you mean 20,000 IU?
Posted by overfl00d on 13 July 2013 - 05:53 PM
The foods you listed barely have vitamin a, I wouldn't worry about those. As long as you aren't supplementing extra vitamin a.
I would make sure you're going enough of your other vitamins though. I'd get on some B-complex and vitamin C. Also make sure you're getting plenty efa's, omega 3's/6's. 50 mg zinc (picolinate) is essential too.
Of course I also advice to avoid foods that trigger inflammation. Dairy, soy, eggs, corn, grains are some common ones...
Posted by overfl00d on 12 July 2013 - 11:54 AM
People who have had success with this regimen, I hope will post their success stories here! It gives people hope and inspiration. I get lots of private messages but would like some testimonies be posted here!
Posted by overfl00d on 05 February 2013 - 10:28 PM
Heyy I have a question...
These are the things I eat on a daily basis
Morning: Soy milk with 1 biscuit
-Get to school-
lunch:brown bread with water --sometimes fruit
dinner: chappti with lentil
I know that some of those things there aren't the healtiest but what can I substitue them for??
Also what can I do for hormonal acne thanks. xxx
All you're eating throughout the day is mostly carbs, which isn't giving you any essential nutrients your body needs; very low on essential fats too.
For breakfast, the best thing (if you're not allergic) to eat is eggs. Soft boiled/pouched/scrambled is the best way to cook your eggs (not over cooking them). Added to that some veggies that you like; broccoli, sprouts, spinach, cabbage, any greens.
I'm not sure what crips are (American here :] ), chips I'm guessing? Any case, you definitely want to avoid empty carbs. I would snack on nuts such as almonds, sun flower seeds, walnuts, etc. You can also drink some Whey protein which in incredibly good for you, and filling.
Lunch again, you're just eating more carbs with no nutrition. What you want to do is substitute grains with veggies. For lunch, you could try a salad. Kale salads are really good, here's a easy recipe:
Get some kale, and de-stem them. Sprinkle a pinch of salt on the kale and then massage the kale for 1-2 minutes to make the kale wilt. The salt breaks down the cell walls of the kale. Add some lime juice. You can let it sit for ~10 for it to soften up some more. Then you can add what ever toppings you desire; avocado, almonds, onions, garlic, pepper, cucumbers, etc.
Also get on a good multi vitamin/mineral supplementation and EFA's (recommend flaxseed oil).
Posted by overfl00d on 27 December 2012 - 02:45 PM
I am positive you're going to have clear skin one day.
Posted by overfl00d on 27 December 2012 - 04:01 AM
Sorry to hear about all the other people who had downer days. I wish you guys wouldn't let skin affect your relationships with your family and friends. Life is so short. Living the moment is so important. In the grand scheme of things, concerning about our skin is so ridiculous. So many people die and don't get to experience this reality we all are facing here on this tiny precious little blue marble we call earth. The past doesn't matter. The future doesn't matter. What matters is now - the present.
Posted by overfl00d on 26 December 2012 - 01:07 AM
Start a paleo diet. Stop eating all grains: Bread, rice, pasta, donuts, cakes, pastries, etc. Also stop eating starchy foods like white potatoes. Replace all grains with vegetables. Have vegetables with every meal.
Supplementing is VERY important. Start supplementing EFA's (Omega 3's: Best from flaxseed oil), vitamins and minerals: Zinc - 50mg, Vitamin A 20,000 IU, Vitamin B5: 1-5 grams, entire B-complex, 3-5 grams Vitamin C, Probiotics 80-100 billion units.
I made a post that you can check out on my signature for more details, but doing what I mentioned above alone you will see a tremendous difference.
Posted by overfl00d on 20 December 2012 - 07:36 PM
Just wanted to say that I have followed nearly the same plan as the poster for the last week and I cleared up faster then anything else I have EVER tried. In fact I also stopped using BP and I have improved dramatically.
Limit sugar and get enough greens, and even more importantly drink tons of water.
After you do these things give it at least two weeks, you WILL see improvement.
Awesome bro! Not only are you clear but you feel healthier than ever right? All it takes is dedication and the realization that you literally are what you eat.
Also I just wanted to say that I have been to top estheticians and dermatologists in LA. I have learned a lot about our new age of medicine, we love corrective medicine and hate preventitive medicine. You know why? Because preventitive medicicne really requires no medicine at all, therefore no money! It requires a healthy lifestyle.
I'm so angry that I was sold all these ridiculous products when really all I needed to do was watch my damn diet! Don't believe the "experts", acne is a 21st century disease that is a direct result of the unhealthy lifestyles we lead. If you say this hasn't worked for you then I promise you you haven't tried this before.
I tried "juicing" about a year ago every morning and night, but I was never very disciplined. I either had way too much fruit in my juices or I would juice but also eat shit.
Now I have strictly vegetable juice with a high amount of greens, and I watch my diet much better, I'm not crazy about it, but I definitely don't touch white breads potatoes, etc and the BIGGEST factor for me was cutting out beer, so terrible for acne, now I drink red wine, and have learned to love it.
You hit the nail on the head: It's all about the moolah! The pharmaceutical's and topical creams are a MULTI-BILLION dollar industry.
I think there's a switch inside peoples heads: When that "switch" turns on, they realize that what they put inside their body affects every single cell in their body. Is it a surprise that so many people are suffering from diseases, given the fact that so many chemicals, preservatives, drugs, GMO's, sugar, etc are being consumed - On a daily basis! People are literally attacking/bombarding/assaulting their bodies. It seems as if people have lost connection to their own being.
My advice to everyone is, if the food didn't exist when your great-grandmother was alive, don't eat it!
If the food has a cartoon mascot: DON'T EAT IT!
Posted by overfl00d on 16 December 2012 - 01:58 PM
Here is a comment I received on my blog today:
"why are we supposed to take all these beauty tips & recipes when you have such horrible diseased skin & protruding fleshy cysts everywhere??? maybe try not having the skin of a right-whale before dictating what anyone should do, acne monster elephant woman"
^ This is the exact type of bullying that leads people with skin problems (or any other physical abnormality) to suicide, body dysmorphic disorder and feelings of not wanting to leave the house.
I hope I did the right thing by not responding to the comment and deleting it immediately.
And for the record, if anyone who posted that happened to come from this site, I just want to say that my blog is about the pursuit of beauty and health as a woman, including the pursuit of clear skin. I've been quite open on my blog about my battle not only for the health of my skin but for my emotional health and well-being as well. Never did I claim to be an expert on beauty or clear skin, if I was, I probably wouldn't write blogs documenting my pursuit of these things.
That said, leaving a comment like that on the blog of a girl who has openly shared her struggles with low-self esteem and a distorted self image is just fucking cruel. I think whoever did that should be ashamed of themselves.
So yeah...I'm not feeling great about my acne today, but I am feeling like a good person...which is more than I can say for some....
I wouldn't take comments like that personal. It's probably a little kid who's a victim of bullying himself. "acne monster elephant woman," What an eloquent wordsmanship!
Posted by overfl00d on 31 October 2012 - 07:32 PM
I breastfed for 9 weeks. The psychological effects of this has been devastating for me. I woke up at night to feed and my face would be leaking. I was afraid to touch my daughter because of my lesions, I felt like a leper. I was checked for staph, my face was infected. This is the last place I would have expected judgement. Do you think I came to this decision lightly? I am in physical and emotional pain, went for multiple opinions and I needed antibiotics. I struggled with the guilt of this decision for WEEKS and this entire ordeal has been hell on earth for me. My baby is bright and smart and meets her milestones, and I need to be healthy emotionally to be a good mother. I was a disgusting monster trapped in this body and now there is a light at the end of this tunnel. Im sorry you do not approve I never thought I would get so much judgement from a forum that realizes how this can affect a person. I dont have a few pimples, I have cysts upon cysts that are starting to connect and turn parts of my face purple. I am barely dealing with this.
As a Mother, obviously you're trying the very best that you can do. I'm not judging you at all - Sorry if my post came across that way. We all have our battles. Being a post acne sufferer, I can really sympathize with your agony. Life can really seem unfair. One of my favorite, and old quotes is "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger." I think all acne sufferers really gain more insight and an appreciation for life more. Every person has their own battles. I used to think (and still do) of all the amputees with missing limbs; the diabetics who have to pump insulin every day; starving children; and so many others. So many of us humans have our battles in life.
I guess what I'm trying to say is, it's all about how you approach your battles. When you're 90 years old, how will you remember your battle with acne? Will you think back and say "My battle did not control my life. Acne did not control my life. I fought it hard, with courage and resilience and a smile on my face."
Doing your best is all that counts. I'm confident you're going to be clear one day. Just please don't let this battle overcome you. Being alive, having consciousness, being on earth is far too amazing to let our battles deprive us of happiness. I think why acne sucks so bad is because we're all afraid of judgement. I made the decision when I had acne that I just didn't care anymore what people thought. I got some weird looks, even some comments that weren't appreciated, but it just didn't phase me anymore. I accepted who I was - an acne sufferer.
Posted by overfl00d on 16 October 2012 - 11:24 PM
I can answer some of your questions:
My question is, I've become very lax over the past year with 95% clear skin that I've been drinking soda on a daily basis. Now trying to give it up is very hard. Pepsi, specifically. If I go a day or so without it, I get really tired and really bad headaches.
When you become addicted to caffeine and high fructose corn syrup (and it's not your fault, these chemicals are added purposely to make you addicted), withdrawal symptoms from the toxins being detoxed is quite common. I suggest you just simply replace sodas with tea (green tea is awesome). Also, get on a protein supplement such a Whey Protein. Whey protein is high in anti-oxidants and hormone regulating properties and also has full spectrum of amino acids (including glutamine, super duper important). Protein will also curb sugar cravings.
Also, I've been doing research and have heard that people who suffer from adult acne (I'm 38), may have a thyroid problem. I also suffer sometimes from fatigue and dry brittle hair in one particular area on my head. I'm wondering if I should get my thyroid check.
You're probably fatigued because you're not getting enough of your fats; Essential Fatty Acids. Most people these days are running on simple carbs/sugar; bread, pasta, rice, refined sugar, etc. The body doesn't like sugar as energy: it prefers fat. Fats give you a nice long steady amount of energy; sugars are explosive in nature and are jolts of energy (imagine how marsh-mellows react when on fire - much the same process in the body).
I would also start supplementing EFA's. Flaxseed oil is the best source due its good balance of omega 3's/omega 6's. 6-9 tablespoons daily is a good place to be. Also, you will see your hair improve with adequate EFA consumption.
Those are just a few tips, hope I helped. Best of luck!
Posted by overfl00d on 12 October 2012 - 06:28 PM
Acne can be seen as a test for a relationship. If he's there for you being supportive, that's someone you want to keep. To the contrary; if he isn't supportive, you might want to reconsider who you want in your life.
Best of luck.
Posted by overfl00d on 26 May 2012 - 12:09 AM
What you are saying is, you only ate healthy for 2-3 months. So you've eaten unhealthy for, I don't know how old you are, but decades most likely. It's people with your mindset that causes them such grief: we as a society have been so conditioned to think that eating food is for "pleasure and fun" when that is exactly opposite of the truth. We eat food for nutrition and energy. That's it. If you're suffering from acne, you're going to have to reverse your mindset. It's not easy. You'll have to recondition yourself. I was the same exact way, but now I LOVE eating healthy food. I enjoy it. Of course it's ok to have some pleasure from time to time with some food you love but that comes after you've repaired your gut, fixed digestion, killed off candida and fungus overgrowth, and regenerated your kidney's and liver to optimal health.
Accutane has been shown and scientifically proven to clear so many with acne
It is true that Accutane can clear acne, but like I stated it's only masking a symptom and not curing the cause. Not only does it harm your body, Acne reoccurs for many people! I can fully understand why you'd be on the offensive on this issue because you're taking Accutane yourself. And you even said yourself "I am tired of this alternative BS." You've already chosen your path. Nonetheless I wish you the best of luck.
Posted by overfl00d on 18 May 2012 - 10:58 PM
Also take some protein powder. 100% Whey protein is the best one. (If intolerant to whey, their are alternatives like Hemp, Brazil Nut, Egg, ect)
These will support muscle and tissue growth/repair. Good luck!
Posted by overfl00d on 16 May 2012 - 04:01 PM
Yeah? So where's your proof of this? People often state today that Brazilians have the most "beautiful women" of any civilization... does this mean that there aren't any ugly Brazilian women in existence?
I'm pretty sure the ancient civilizations were too busy fighting off the plague, invading enemies, and wooly mammoths to write full-detailed articles on the discomforts of acne.
Your thoughts are appreciated, but honestly, you are starting to sound like a troll. It's fabulous that you cured your acne by changing your diet. But please don't come on the accutane boards and tell us how we're not making the right choice or there are other options, especially since all you're making are broad generalizations without any solid proof. Thanks.
You're not comprehending what I'm saying are you? You saying "I'm pretty sure the ancient civilizations were too busy fighting off the plague, invading enemies, and wooly mammoths" kind of proves you're retarded - No offense. Do you even know what trolling is? Lmao.
Sure, some people had acne back then but VERY minimal. Not even close to what there is today. You can't connect the dots can you? If it was "hormonal" the same amount of ratio would be the same for the earlier civilizations as it is today. Sounds like you're in denial to me.
I made one post and it's funny how offended some of you get. It's your choice to go the pharmacuetical route - I'm not stoping you. Freedom of choice is lovely isn't it? But don't get butt hurt for me just giving a pointer. I'm only responding to people who are quoting me.
Obviously you don't understand sarcasm.
But you're right! A 22-year-old has solved the cure to acne! Millions of people in the world can rejoice!!!
Please provide support in your statement that "some people had acne back then by VERY minimal." Really, any scientific evidence would be much appreciated.
This is a place for positivity and support. I'm pretty sure that it's not appreciated that you're telling everyone to change their diets and their acne will magically disappear. But hey, how would I, being a "retard," know anything about anything?
It's funny how some people like you feel obligated to tell other people not to post on an OTHER person's post. If I'm not mistaken, this is Kaydon's forum right? What gives you the right to tell people not to post on a forum that's not yours? In fact, the OP of this thread said "thank you for the advice" and that would of been the end of it.
I guess some people like you feel like they have some authority of the entire forums and can sit on their high horse demanding people not to make posts.
I never said anything negative or not encouraging. In fact, I was just trying to help. Yes, I'm 22 - But who's the one that's younger and cured their acne, and who's the one that's 27 and STILL has acne?
My question to you then would be:
How come in earlier civilizations, acne was non-exsistant?
Ancient Greece, Native Americans, Jungle Civilizations, Egyptians, and the list could go on...
But thank you, I appreciate it.
I'm not going to argue or turn this into a heated debate on the cause of acne. This is getting really ridiculous, and I don't give a shit anymore what the actual cause of acne is. All I know is that I made the best decision, as well as everyone else here, and that would be getting rid of it with Accutane.
You already made your point, there's no need to keep going.
Yeah, this is my final post. Sorry to cause some "mayhem" in your thread. Peace.