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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: Good Diet For Acne?! Help !

06 July 2013 - 04:42 PM

For me personally, and for many people I know, what worked best (and continues to work I guess) is more or less a paleo diet with no dairy or grains and loaded with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant rich, low-glycemic foods. As others have said, it's usually a good idea to avoid highly processed foods and anything that will spike blood sugar. Not only will it be good for your skin, it will be good for your overall health and well-being.

 

You can find a food's antioxidant content based on its ORAC value, and view its inflammation factor on NutritionData.com


In Topic: Almond Milk?

06 July 2013 - 04:30 PM

I drink almond milk every day and have for years. I think it helped my skin, but mostly because I switched to it from dairy milk and cut all dairy from my diet.


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.