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Member Since 08 Aug 2013
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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.

In Topic: How Long Does It Take For Diet To Affect Your Skin?

18 September 2013 - 11:30 AM

I'd avoid eating nuts, soy and quinoa as they cause problems for a lot of people, especially soy. My recommended diet would be broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, lettuce, lean chicken/turkey (fat should be below 2g per 100g), raspberries/blackberries/cherries and only drink flavoured water with less than 0.2g of sugar per 100g. You can also drink almond milk but it has to be unsweetened. Don't eat anything else. And remember to eat in moderation. Too much of any food is going to cause problems. I promise you only eating these foods your skin will improve after a month.

In Topic: Adding Zinc To My Daily Supplements?

13 September 2013 - 10:23 AM

I don't take zinc myself but I believe most studies indicate that 30mg of zinc gluconate daily is the best amount to take. You don't want to take too much or you'll get a copper deficiency.

In Topic: Quick Question! Does Green Tea Hinder Fish Oil Benefits?

13 September 2013 - 10:16 AM

It shouldn't because green tea contains antioxidants that target pro-inflammatory omega 6 fatty acids, not omega 3s found in fish oil. Remember not to take cheap fish oil tablets because they contain a lot more omega 6 than omega 3s. Make sure they're “pharmaceutical grade” or “molecularly distilled” capsules/tablets with at least 60% omega 3. A lot of people actually get cystic acne from taking fish oil (me included), so I'd be careful taking them. You should eat wild caught salmon instead.

In Topic: Caveman Regimen Results So Far.

12 September 2013 - 01:09 PM

The Caveman Regimen is honestly one of the stupidest things to do if your skin is used to being washed/moisturized daily. It's an extreme option that's obviously going to negatively affect your skin while your skin adjusts to the lack of constant washing. What you should do is gradually ease off your skincare regimen day by day and let your skin have time to adapt. The goal should be to have normal, healthy skin by just washing your face morning and night like everyone else does. Going to extreme measures is only going to make things worse. You have to compare yourself to other people. What do you do that other people with clear skin don't do? For one, most people don't need to use any chemicals on their face to have clear skin. It's just naturally able to defend and repair itself. That should be your goal. Treat acne internally, not externally.