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In Topic: Adding More Foods Without Acne

10 July 2014 - 12:14 PM

Ok so waht i though was pih was actually a cyst and i has to be the garlic as that is the only new thing i added into my diet. This is so frustating!!!!!!!!!!!!! The cyst from broocoli would be on my back but this is on my cheek

In Topic: Adding More Foods Without Acne

09 July 2014 - 12:31 PM

What about the enzymes that break down histamines? And increasing foods high in natural antihistamines. Or extract supplements.

What about eggs, sweet potatoes, squashes,? Gut healing foods like cactus, aloe Vera, purslane and other slimy foods?


I break out from all dairy and I have to kinda eat what my mum cooks so those foods are off the list

Ok so i had broccol i break out in cystic acne with more than 10 g of brocolli couple a days o before i had 80g of broccoli which resuled in a mountin sized cyst and a hive on my leg


The following day I had broccoli but one clove of garlic coooked before eating the broccoli and one raw 10 minutes afterwards and no cyst or hives.


I thought it was too mild of an anthistamine to actually work but it has so now  cann add more foods

In Topic: Going To Change My Diet , Need Advice

25 June 2014 - 03:32 PM

So i am going to change my diet to see if it controls my acne. Going to cut diary and sugar based products..i already don't eat any processed food and am on basically oil- free diet...oily food makes me sick....never drunk, never smoked...i need to ask is whole wheat grain good??  What about white plain rice and spices(like south asian spices) ?? i am also going to start eating some nuts everyday..


Any other advice is welcomed... i am an indian.. so our diet is quit different... so, more confusion...do help..

Hello I am sri lankan so I guess we have a similar diet. The diet that kept me clear was eating brown rice, pancakes made from chickpea and channa dal flour. It was lightly cooked on the frying pan- half a teaspoon of olive oil was used to make 6-8 pancakes. With rice I ate carrots, little boccolli  cabbage, red split lentils and then late I ate a 20p sesame seedbar from tesco and two apples.

I also ate chicken and salmon.

The diet kept me clear for  a month however I stopped because such a diet excludes lots of foods and it is difficult to follow such a restrictive diet for many years. Also I found out that I break out from pulse flours and brown rice brought in asian groceries so sri lankan and indian grocers I believe this was due to potential fillers and lots of pesticides being used. Buy the flour from large supermarket chains like asda and tesco.


I am trying to add more foods into my diet right now most nuts are high in omega 6 so dont have too many.


Eat low gi/low gl. How is your skin is it really itchy, if so then it may be due to food intolerance. Lokk into chinese face mapping

In Topic: Where To Start For Acne And Oil Free Diet?

22 June 2014 - 11:49 AM

Wow thanks so much for all that info!

Luckily, I don't have cystic acne, never have, and hopefully never will. So do I need to worry about those food allergens you listed early on? What about gluten or histamine/liberators/low histamine stuff you listed?What about DAO too? Do I need to worry about eating just low histamine foods or avoiding histamine liberators
I do have pretty bad allergies though, to normal stuff like trees, grass, dust, dirt, to make it easy, nearly everything in nature or that grows naturally lol. I've been getting allergy tolerance shots for a couple years though, and almost done with that and its helped actually... easy to notice during allergy season.
I know coffee is bad, but is it the caffeine or the coder itself? Like can we drink de-caffeinated coffee?

Also, how does anti-histamine foods and histamine affect most people with normal acne?

Well that great if you dont have cystic acne then you dont have to do the low histamine diet or worry about food allergens.

Yes it is the caffeine thats bad llike i said i had just a case of mild acne before and have always been under stress however the caffeine just worsened my problems I have a list of problems including severe acne due to the depletion of b vitamins making it impossible to eat histamine rich food and histamine liberators. I drank tea twice a day before but tea is low in caffeine. 100 percent arabica beans dark roast coffee has a really low amount of caffeine so yeah you can also drink decaffeined coffee as well.

Well anti histamine foods only affects those who are either intolerant to them due to a lack of b6 b12 and b5 vitamins. I had normal acne before but after consuming 2-4 cups of coffee a day my histamine tolerance reduced. A diet rich in refined food that result in fluctuating blood sugars such as white flour, instant oatmeal  also reduce histamine tolerance. I am now intolerant to foods such as citrus which i used to enjoy.


The biggest vitamin deficency however is b6 - fortified cereals have a good amount such as vitality cereal in asda uk

In Topic: Where To Start For Acne And Oil Free Diet?

21 June 2014 - 03:47 AM

 Look into antinflammatory, anti histamine, antioxdant foods
- garlic- antihistamine- very anti inflammatory start with one clove            berries- acai berry, acerola berry - high in vitamin c
- chammonile tea anti histamine and reduces stress   Cinnamon - no more than 2g otherwise toxic
- caretenoids- beta carotene: carrots, sweet potato     
- Querecitin rich foods- lovage leaves, apples
- black pepper and tumeric drink- anti inflammatory
- cumin seeds - a teaspoon
Anti inflammatory spices and teas
chamomile tea, nettle tea or ginger tea, and add garlic, thyme, fennel and basil to your recipes.
consume one teaspoon of each spice a day : Some spices have phytoestrogens so best not to have lots ,half a teaspoon of cayenne cuz it is hot,

top 15  anti-inflammatory herbs and spices.
Black Pepper

 Colorful fruits and vegetables such as blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes, sweet potatoes and bell peppers are rich in flavanoids, says Buzzle.com. These flavanoids act like antihistamines and also contain carotenes, which promote anti-inflammatory activity. According to McVitamins.com, garlic and onions act in the same way to “retard the inflammatory reactions of allergies.

Topicals - try licorice extract or chammonile tea

And look at alternavista pinned thread - about diet and acne on the hollistic forum

Also for oily skin try spearmint tea, peppermint  or licorice they all reduces testosterone but liquorice more significantly however i wold not directly mess with your hormones until you have done the above - it says on your profile your male SO YOU PROBABLY DONT WANNA DO THE testerone reducing tea part