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In Topic: Can Anyone Explain Why Carbs Should Be Eaten With Fats?

01 September 2015 - 05:14 PM

Fats slow the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates. Slower digestion means the sugar enters your blood over a longer period of time, leading to a lower spike in blood sugar.

Protein has a larger effect, though.

In Topic: Why Califlower Causes Acne?

01 September 2015 - 05:05 PM

Could be a specific type of fiber that promotes the growth of a niche species in your flora, to which you have an immune response. Solution: don't eat it, I guess.

In Topic: I Need A Diet Plan!

16 August 2015 - 07:22 PM

Paleo diet. Include fermented dairy. I would recommend the site Mark's Daily Apple for information. Most people go paleo for weight loss, but it's also very useful for correcting inflammatory disorders such as acne.

In Topic: Drinking Tea And Lemon Juice To Clear Acne?

16 August 2015 - 07:20 PM

Cleanse toxins? How exactly would tea do that? I don't think toxins are the problem. Maybe you should just cut back on sugar and let the outbreak resolve.

Of course, green tea does have plenty of anti-inflammatory compounds, so it could help to resolve it faster. Black tea would be much less useful. White tea would be superior to green tea.

In Topic: I Know The Cause And The Cure For Acne

16 August 2015 - 07:18 PM

I don't buy it. People can suffer acne in their 40s and 50s. Moreover, carbohydrate restriction, while successful for some, is a far cry from a cure. It did nothing for me, for example, and indeed eating a reasonable quantity of carbohydrates daily seems to improve my skin.

That being said, I think a diet like the paleo diet is an excellent place to start in the treatment of acne (and a host of other conditions). But I am of the opinion that this is more due to the diet's nutritional density, the avoidance of seed oils and grains which both promote inflammation, and the consumption of plenty of fruits, vegetables, and omega 3 fats.

Hormones may be necessary for acne to form, but that doesn't mean they are causing it. They could simply be unveiling low-grade inflammation that was already present before puberty even hits. Or they could be allowing the skin to manifest a response to endotoxins that result from a dysbiotic flora. Hormones do have a role, but from all I have learned, I would bet that the cause is immunologic.