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elfantasma

Member Since 16 Sep 2013
Offline Last Active Jul 26 2014 07:48 AM

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In Topic: Getting Off The Regimen?

15 April 2014 - 08:41 AM

I have been using the regimen on and off for 5-6 years. 2 months ago I stopped using the regimen in the mornings and only applying a VERY small amount at night compared to before when I used the full dosage twice a day. Everything went well for the first 3-4 weeks and then I had some flare ups. Today everything is going well and my skin haven't been better for years than today. 

 

I know how you feel about tapering off the regimen. The thought of your acne returning will drive you crazy. It drove me crazy and that's why I followed the regimen religiously for such a long time.


In Topic: My Regimen Log (Elfantasma)

20 October 2013 - 05:24 AM

Day 12

 

Still going great. Had some red wine with some friends yesterday. When I got home I had a zit on my nose. It's probably a zit from before my diet change, so I don't worry to much about that. It's only been 12 days and I have read that pimples takes as much as 4 weeks to develop. 


In Topic: My Regimen Log (Elfantasma)

17 October 2013 - 05:54 AM

Day 9

 

Still going great. No new acne so far. The active acne is dying and drying out. Redness is going down (inflammation). I've lost about 2 lbs of body weight (that's not good). Another thing i've noticed is that my skin seems more hydrated now although i'm still using BP twice a day. Before I had to put on moisturizer 3-4 times day to keep my skin hydrated and avoid flakiness. 

 

The weekend is going to be tough though. I miss a beer with the lads! ;-) 


In Topic: Paleo Experiences?

17 October 2013 - 05:12 AM

So you eat no refined grains? Do you have any digestion issues? If so, the avoidance of all grains as in strict paleo might help.

And avoidance of nightshades as in super strict paleo, could help if you are intolerant to nightshades.

Or you could be intolerrant to something allowed in the paleo diet and it makes no difference.

My recommendation is as always, eat mostly real, whole nutrient dense foods, more anti inflammatory than inflammatory, in low to moderate glycemic load meals, drinks and snacks that don't include anything you have an intolerance for which you have to figure out via methodical elimitation. And limit gluten which isn't good for anyone and dairy, especially unfermented dairy which affects acne in just too many ways.

 

Are you asking me? If so.. Yes no grains on this diet for the first 30 days. I don't think I have digestion issues. I'll try to add back some grains after the first 30 days if things keep going great. 


In Topic: Diet Success

16 October 2013 - 05:59 AM

According to Loren Cordain (the author of the dietary cure for acne) some foods like high-fat foods (the wrong fat), dairy, grains, legumes etc increase sebum production and inflammatory response in the body --> acne. 

 

Could be because of the pizza :-/ or could be a coincidence.