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nikkimixam

Member Since 11 Aug 2013
Offline Last Active Oct 31 2013 09:56 PM

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In Topic: Acne Prone Skin/sebum Deficient In Linoleic Acid, Possible Topical Solution

11 October 2013 - 12:57 PM

Another way to boost ceramides in the skin, in this article primarily about gut flora but includes info on topical probiotic use:

Streptococcus thermophilus, a species found in most yogurts, can increase ceramide production when applied to the skin for 7 days as a cream [58]. This work, which has since been replicated [59,60], is of relevance to acne, particularly when considering that some of the ceramide sphingolipids, most notably phytosphingosine (PS), provide both antimicrobial activity againstPropionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) and direct anti-inflammatory activity [61]. Sphingolipids have been noted to be low in acne [62], and the seasonal loss of ceramides may be a driving force behind much higher dermatological office visits for acne during winter months [63]. Indeed, topical application of 0.2% PS reduced papules and pustules by 89% in a recent 2-month pilot study [61].

http://www.ncbi.nlm....63/?tool=pubmed

is  there a  specific  brand of  yogurt  you  recommend?

In Topic: Things That Are Different In Acne Prone Skin: The Differences Between Us And...

11 October 2013 - 12:44 PM

I  was  using  grapeseed  oil  for a  couple of  weeks  and  felt  as if it  were  making  my  skin  more  dry,  yet  giving  me  small  whiteheads  that I  never  usually  get.  what  explains  this? I  was  using  the  Napa  valley  organics  from  whole  foods  as  well.

In Topic: Candida Diet Helped My Acne

23 September 2013 - 11:56 AM

Just wanted to post this because it might help someone.. I've been struggling with bad skin for 2-3 years and nothing has worked. Recently started taking Estelle birth control for acne which didn't help me much, I was still suffering with break outs all along my jawline an chin and couldn't work out why. I saw an article on candida being linked to acne so I tried the candida diet which I've been doing for two weeks and have noticed a big difference in my skin. First four days were hard adjusting to eating no yeast, wheat, dairy or sugar but it became easier. Initially I broke out because of the diet change but now at week two I've only got one new pimple on my chin which is a massive improvement. I haven't been super strict on the diet I've had small things here an there that are forbidden but so far it's working! Hopefully this helps someone :)


This way of eating has helped me too! I've been terrible these past fewdays and my skin has been paying for it!! May I ask if you are taking any supplements? What are you using topically?

In Topic: My Case History Showing The Relationship Between Acne And High Blood Sugar Foods

20 September 2013 - 07:48 AM

I've started taking 400 mcg of chromium,  but I do every other day.  Not sure if this has had an effect yet as its only been about a week.  I know my skin Was cclearing up beautifully a few weeks ago when I was eating very low carbs.  Then comes birthday after birthday and I end up going out,  drinking and eating all sorts of junk.  Very next day,  two cystic zits and a bunch of other ones!! Because I ate/drank so many different things,  its hard to tell if I broke out because my blood sugar spiked or because of a food sensitivity.   I did take chromium  the day I went out and went crazy on my diet so idk... but congratulations! !

In Topic: Calling All Knowledgable Health Junkies!

12 September 2013 - 11:20 PM


 



What do you eat?

 
Gluten, soy, dairy, and caffeine free diet
 
Things I do eat on the regular (everything is organic BTW):
 
 White fish (tilapia, cod), chicken, sweet potatoes, every kind of fruits and veggies, almonds, almond butter, almond milk, eggs, smart balance as butter substitute, Koala Krisp gluten-free cereal... I don't really stray from those foods. My diet is very limited only because I choose it to be that way.
That was an ok list right up until the last two items.

Smart balance is an organic conglomeration of chemicals & esterified oil? Unless you are very intolerant to cow dairy, butter from pastured cows is far healthier.

And organic doesn't make that refined sweetened cereal good. Whole Oats or buckwheat topped with fruit & nuts would be higher protein, minerals, lower GI depending on the fruit.
 
I am extremely intolerant to dairy. I get violently ill after consuming even the most miniscule amounts of it unfortunately, so I do need to use chemical substitutes. I have tried to have meals that contain buckwheat (like pancakes, waffles, bread), but I find that I get full extremely quickly and cannot consume enough to get the proper amount of calories my body needs. Same thing with oats. I usually eat the gluten/wheat-free brands Ezekiel and Udi's for the carbohydrate component to my diet.  I'm not sure that sugar aggravates my acne, but I do consume complex/nutritious carbs for the most part, so maybe it is. That's why I wanted to try chromium.

I just added 400 mcg of chromium picolinate.. the bottle says to take 1 tablet a day,  each tablet is 400 mcg. I might start by taking it every other morning or cutting the pills in half and taking 200 mcg  everyday.   Ill let you know how it goes!