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PlumpCaboose

Member Since 08 Aug 2013
Offline Last Active Jan 16 2014 05:20 PM

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In Topic: My Girlfriend Is About To Give Up.

11 January 2014 - 08:40 AM

Looks more like rosacea with the redness on her cheeks and chin. I would try Finacea cream.


In Topic: Diet Is The Cure For Acne.....rofl

05 January 2014 - 09:13 AM

You make a fundamental human error of projecting your own experiences onto other people. Everyone is different and reacts to different things.

 

I have tried eating just vegetables and extra virgin olive oil for many months, no effect in anything. I started to get acne when I was 13, now I'm 30, and my acne has always been inflammatory acne.

If you've had acne for so long and nothing works, I would suggest you stop doing everything. I assume you still have a skin care regime and avoid certain foods. Stop everything completely and try to forget about your skin for a few months. Just wash it once or twice a day with lukewarm water for 20 seconds. Don't avoid any foods, but don't eat unhealthily either. Stop all supplements and tablets you take as well. I'd also recommend getting all your vitamin levels tested, especially Vitamin A, D, E and Zinc.

 

Good luck.


In Topic: Low-Fat Primitive Diet Is Working!

02 January 2014 - 07:06 PM

It's a shame you can never eat normally again and have to constantly worry about what you eat. The diet approach just isn't for me. If I have to stick to a diet to get clear skin then it's really not a solution. Dieting for me just made the problem worse. I found myself reacting to more and more foods and having to limit more and more foods until I just gave up and decided to eat like any normal person would. My skin is actually better since I've started eating normally. It got a lot worse at first then it sort of..evened out now it's not too bad. It could be that by limiting your diet you create more and more nutrient deficiencies. Like even dairy/chocolate and biscuits (cookies) are the main sources of some vitamins in most people's diets. I swear that people who have persistent acne into their 20s (who don't have hormonal problems like PCOS) all seem to follow a strict diet, whereas those who eat normally their acne usually just goes away after a while by itself. Who knows really...

 

I'm aware your acne is hormonal so there's not much else you can do..but for others on here it's just something to consider.


In Topic: Studies Show That Millions Of People Do Not Convert Beta-Carotene Into Vitami...

30 December 2013 - 07:44 AM

You do realize that article was written by a company that sells vitamins? Of course they're going to say more people need to take vitamins. They're selling a product to make money. The average person doesn't need to take any vitamins if they eat a healthy balanced diet.

 

Be careful what you read online.


In Topic: Legumes: How Come ?

12 October 2013 - 04:20 AM

Just stating the obvious...a Mediterranean diet is high in olive oil and other omega 3s. You might need to balance your omega 3-6 ratio by consuming less vegetable oil which is hidden in many foods. Here's some things you should do:

 

  • Eating primarily plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts
  • Replacing butter with healthy fats, such as olive oil
  • Using herbs and spices instead of salt to flavor foods
  • Limiting red meat to no more than a few times a month
  • Eating fish and poultry at least twice a week (make sure it's wild caught fish, preferably salmon)
  • Drinking red wine in moderation (optional)

I think the Mediterranean diet you were eating was anti-inflammatory and was protecting you from acne. If you balance your omega 3-6 ratio your skin will return to normal.