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In Topic: What am I doing wrong?

22 July 2011 - 08:27 PM

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QUOTE (myskinisHELL @ Jul 20 2011, 01:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hello everyone.
I'm pretty much at the end of my rope with acne. smile.gif

I'm 16, female, very active (exercise everyday), don't eat dairy or meat but I do eat eggs so I won't become deficient in B12.

Here's what I eat daily:

Breakfast: 2 eggs with sea salt and pepper, green smoothie consisting of baby spinach, banana, unsweetened hemp milk and some kind of fruit, usually blueberries or strawberries.

Lunch: salad (romaine) with organic asian sesame dressing and cherry tomatoes from my own tiny little garden. smile.gif

Dinner: lentils.

Throughout the day, I'll snack on cherries, almonds or dried cranberries.
I also drink 52 oz of water daily. I don't eat or drink ANYTHING other than what I just listed. No fruit juices or anything like that.

As for topicals, I'm using Desert Essence Daily Cleaning Pads with Tea Tree Oil and that's it, but every once and a while I do a honey mask (raw, organic honey).

So as you can see, I eat pretty cleanly, get plenty of fresh air, sunshine and exercise daily and I also tale 50mg of zinc gluconate every morning.
Yet I still break out.  eusa_wall.gif


I don't know what to do at this point. I feel so hopeless. I need help.



way too little protein and fat in comparison with the fructose intake. wayyyyyyyyyyy to little.



I eat eggs and lentils-both of which are very high in protein... just sayin'. Plus I'm pretty small, so I really don't need that much protein.

I know what I'm doing. wink.gif


No, you don't.

You eat 2 eggs a day...that is about 12 grams of protein.

An entire pound of dried lentils is only around 100 grams of protein, and plant protein, at that.

If you are only eating a bowl, I would guess that would about 20 grams of protein...30 grams total (like someone else said)...that is not enough protein for a 7 year old, let alone a teenager.

In Topic: What am I doing wrong?

22 July 2011 - 08:21 PM

Focus on the diet. From a cursory glance, it is severely lacking...in quite a bit of nutrition. Yeah, it is better than the typical teen diet of fast food and such, but that is no true measure since the bar is set so low.


In Topic: What am I doing wrong?

21 July 2011 - 09:24 PM

QUOTE (ayla @ Jul 21 2011, 08:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (myskinisHELL @ Jul 20 2011, 01:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hello everyone.
I'm pretty much at the end of my rope with acne. smile.gif

I'm 16, female, very active (exercise everyday), don't eat dairy or meat but I do eat eggs so I won't become deficient in B12.

Here's what I eat daily:

Breakfast: 2 eggs with sea salt and pepper, green smoothie consisting of baby spinach, banana, unsweetened hemp milk and some kind of fruit, usually blueberries or strawberries.

Lunch: salad (romaine) with organic asian sesame dressing and cherry tomatoes from my own tiny little garden. smile.gif

Dinner: lentils.

Throughout the day, I'll snack on cherries, almonds or dried cranberries.
I also drink 52 oz of water daily. I don't eat or drink ANYTHING other than what I just listed. No fruit juices or anything like that.

As for topicals, I'm using Desert Essence Daily Cleaning Pads with Tea Tree Oil and that's it, but every once and a while I do a honey mask (raw, organic honey).

So as you can see, I eat pretty cleanly, get plenty of fresh air, sunshine and exercise daily and I also tale 50mg of zinc gluconate every morning.
Yet I still break out.  eusa_wall.gif


I don't know what to do at this point. I feel so hopeless. I need help.



way too little protein and fat in comparison with the fructose intake. wayyyyyyyyyyy to little.


Agreed. Plus, the diet is so limited and so low on calories, I can't help but think OP is deficient in macro and micro nutrients. At the very least, get some pastured butter and start putting that on everything. Also, get some good animal protein sources.

In Topic: The Timehealsall Megathread

17 July 2011 - 08:47 PM

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QUOTE (i am ashley. @ Jul 17 2011, 08:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Our body doesn't necessarily differentiate between "good" and "bad" bacteria. It differentiates between bacteria we already have in our systems and the bacteria introduced to us from external variables. In most cases, the bacteria we interact with is not serious enough to cause anything life-threatening, unless you count the common cold or the flu. In other cases, it can be a lot more serious, like food poisoning or a serious bacterial infection that would require antibiotics.

This is wrong.  "Good" bacteria, for instance certain strains in the GI tract, keep other bacteria in check IN THE BODY, so the body itself and the bacteria within the body differentiate between good and bad bacteria.  There's a name even for infections caused by antibiotics, in the GI tract:  antibiotic associated colitis.  That includes clostridium difficile infection, which is innately present in a majority of GI systems in the world, but held in check by 'good' bacteria.

Certain types of yeast infections would not occur otherwise, but for a disruption in the natural order of bacteria (certain bacteria that keep 'bad' yeast in check, or pathogenic bacteria in check killed by antibiotics) that allows pathogenic bacteria and viruses and yeast to flourish.

Please stop making assumptions based only on your own personal flora and fauna and experience.


Agreed. Plus the point concerning the body only establishing the difference between internal/external bacteria makes no sense in light of probiotic cultures from supplements or foods (saurkraut, Japanese natto, kim chi, yogurt, etc) For instance, although information concerning this nutrient is fairly new, K2 is produced in the intestines, but dietary K2 (butter, natto, cheese etc.) seems to have powerful effects in the body through positive effects on blood vessels, but also shuttling calcium to where it belongs. Intestinal k2 does not seem to have this effect, but external does.

In Topic: How many wash their hands before eating?

17 July 2011 - 08:40 PM

QUOTE (i am ashley. @ Jul 16 2011, 09:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've always had a terrible immune system. I don't personally see how there could be a solid correlation between acne and immune systems, such as there being a solid correlation between inactivity and obesity.


Well, acne is the result of an immune system response to an over buildup of P.acne bacteria caused by a clogged pore. This is why antibiotics worked (temporarily) because they can kill the P acne bacteria before the immune system gets it wack. Of course, antibiotics used in this manner will cause much more damage than any proposed benefit.

Also, there really is not much of a strong correlation between inactivity and obesity. The correlation/causation is almost purely dietary. A person can be completely inactive and lose or maintain weight, if they so choose, by manipulating their diet/calories.