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JohnH

Member Since 18 Jun 2013
Offline Last Active Jul 15 2013 01:30 PM

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In Topic: Recommendations For Face Masks

11 July 2013 - 05:54 PM

Raw organic honey, cinnamon, turmeric, and witch hazel.


In Topic: Worst Foods For Acne

03 July 2013 - 11:53 AM

animal fat?
i though fish's oily skin which is considered fatty is good fat for almost everyone(except for the obese people).[/quote]

In general omega-3 fats are good. They decrease inflammation in the body. They are found in the fat in fish. Canola and olive oil are good sources, as are walnuts. Omega-6 fats are the ones people want to avoid. They increase inflammation in the body. The American diet is fraught with omega-6 fats. Vegetable oil that is typically used at your fast food joints for frying is a source of omega-6. This is why a lot of acne sufferers find relief by avoiding fried foods. Corn fed animals are higher in omega-6 fats than grass fed livestock.

 

You don't want to avoid all omega-6's. GLA from evening primrose oil, for example, is anti-inflammatory. I get what you were trying to say though. A typical modern diet causes a bad ratio of omega-3's (too little) to omega-6's (too much), so we need more omega-3's.


In Topic: Worst Foods For Acne

03 July 2013 - 12:03 AM

animal fat?

i though fish's oily skin which is considered fatty is good fat for almost everyone(except for the obese people).

 

Sorry, should have been more specific. Was referring to pork, beef, and dairy.


In Topic: Cystic Acne Help

02 July 2013 - 11:54 PM

Cystic acne is usually best treated from the inside. What is your diet like?

 

Try to eat as many anti-inflammatory, antioxidant rich, low-glycemic foods as possible.

 

You could also entertain the idea of DHT inhibitors like saw palmetto, pumpkin seed oil, pygeum, etc.


In Topic: Worst Foods For Acne

02 July 2013 - 11:47 PM

Basically anything that is considered highly inflammatory:

  • dairy
  • refined sugars
  • artificial sweeteners
  • 'white' things like pasta and bread and white flour baked goods in general
  • most grains
  • gluten
  • animal fats from pork, beef, and dairy
  • grain-fed beef
  • highly processed foods
  • 'junk' foods
  • high iodine content foods like kelp