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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: 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.


In Topic: Low-Fat Primitive Diet Is Working!

01 October 2013 - 02:12 AM

I think I have the exact same acne problem as you. I used to eat a lot of processed food and it's caused chronic inflammation in my body. I was wondering if you could help me out by answering these questions. I would very much appreciate it.

 

1. What fish oil brand do you use? I've ordered "Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega" 3 which is apparently very high quality. Could you tell me what you think of that brand? I've heard some brands cause cystic acne which I really don't want.

 

2. How long did it take to start to see improvements from taking the supplements? Because fat is stored in your body, right? Would the fastest way to get rid of the fat be to burn it through exercise? Or would that make it worse? Because I've been eating a very healthy diet for 2 months yet I feel like my body is still in an inflammed state because I'm not consuming any omega 3 (I can't find wild caught salmon, only farmed which is apparently high in omega 6).

 

3. You say you take zinc picolinate in your signature. Does it help at all? In the book "The Dietary Cure for Acne" (which you should read if you haven't read it), it said to take zinc gluconate instead. Are there any differences between the two and do you think zinc is necessary or should I just take fish oil supplements?

 

4. Does drinking green tea help? It's supposed to reduce pro-inflammatory omega 6s in the body. Also would the caffeine in it affect acne? Would it be better to drink decaf green tea?

 

Thanks for your help and congratulations on curing your acne!