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Member Since 12 Apr 2013
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In Topic: Things That Break Me Out And Why

23 April 2015 - 03:59 PM


In Topic: Deficient In Pantothenic Acid Vit B5 , Reaction To Citrus?

21 February 2015 - 09:12 PM



Just an update Royal jelly broke me out. I feel like most honey also breaks me out. I may have an allergy to bee products as well...:(



In Topic: I Have Just Started A Predominantly Low Gi Diet And Simple Topical Treatment...

17 September 2014 - 05:36 PM

Hi Alternativista,


how does weather affect acne?

Hi, thanks for response, fallen off the low GI diet quite considerably, I find it very hard to stick to things for a decent amount of time. My skin isn't too crazy at the moe, I think stress, anxiety, hormones has a huge role to play in acne also weather changes,  



Just keep finding good things to eat. Eventually you will replace the junk.  And yes, weather and stress can affect.  



how does weather affect acne?

In Topic: Organic "green" Diet And Cystic Acne

26 August 2014 - 11:39 AM



I will answer your last question.

After I changed my diet, I was very strict the first few months no sugar at all, no dairy and low GI meals. Sleep cycle and stress are very important for me. I started going to bed at 10 and waking up at around 6 am. I would say I had 80-90% improvement in the first 3 months. PLus my digestion improved alot. My acne was very managable and I did not feel like I cant see people without make up. No cystic acne as soon as I discovered my intolerances towards citrus and eggs. I still breakout once in a while if I cheat (conventional dairy- while eating out-being indian a lot of food cooked in my friends and family's homes is made in ghee/butter/yogurt or desserts).


There are times when I am absolutely clear for 2-3 weeks and breakout a little around my period. May be 1 or 2 acne, but it is so much better. I also wax facial hair, as I am brown skinned with dark hair which is visible, and may get few tiny bumps a few days after waxing.  I had acne which was bad enough, that the only derm I saw in the US prescribed me antibiotics and told me if there is no improvement in the next 2 months he would start me on accutane.




It has been around 15 months since I started the holistic path and other than acne I feel this lifestyle has helped me be more energetic and efficient at work, home and people say I look much happier. I still make baby steps towards improving my life daily, like doing yoga, (started in the last few months) and try to eat healthier, by beeing innovative with new recipes. I would say I am clear 95% of the times. The last stretch seems a little difficult but I am learning to deal and not fret about it. Like alternativista told me only we are so critical about our own acne. Noone else notices it as much.


I love bananas and though I dont eat them alone, they are amazing in green smoothies(low GI). And I may add a small potato to a vegetable soup, but make sure you are eating a salad or lots of veggies with it. Give those a shot.:)

In Topic: The D3 Dillema-Please Help

21 June 2014 - 08:22 AM

Will try to post some this weekend...can someone please help what could be wrong in d3?