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Threedaysgrace

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#3437165 Where To Start For Acne And Oil Free Diet?

Posted by Threedaysgrace on 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
Tumeric
Basil
Cardamom
Cayenne
Cloves
Ginger
Parsley
Nutmeg
Rosemary


 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
 
GOOD LUCK


#3425798 Please Help With Diet

Posted by Threedaysgrace on 12 April 2014 - 05:29 AM

Hello I have had severe acne since December I think this is because of my excessive coffee consumption which mucked up insulin response system. And then my acne got worse.

 

Skin conditions i have: kp, acne, psorasis.  Also i have ammenohrea- seconday- which is when someone who has  had regular periods suddenly has absent periods. I think reduced calorie intake from diet is what caused it – but I am now keeping my calorie intake steady. Yet still no period.  I did a blood test yesterday for my ammenohrea and I am really scared- I know stressin isnt going to help either my period or acne.

 

Kp- genetic  is linked to dairy and gluten- so i have cut that out - too soon to check for improvements                                                    Iodine rich food- spinach in large amounts trigger the worst of cystic acne on my back       Also citrus- i went on a low histamine diet- so no citrus, spinach , tomatoes, chocolate, cocoa powder, green tea, fish except salmon.                                                                    

 

My diet: no citrus, limited spinach, no chocolate,processed, deep fried, or fried foods, no gluten or dairy, high gi foods and fruits and processed bullsh*t- triggers pustules.

 

Basically: fresh food- low histamine, yellow bellpeppers or any bellpepper, carrots- grated to reduce gi, Boiled sweet potatoes- reduce gi, brown rice 80g, chickpea pancakes, mung bean noodles/beanthread, dosa with spicy coconut chutney- tastes awesome, lentils, apples, plums, low gi fruit and other veg.

 

I have 5 active cysts  and 22 whitehead on my face- one tangerine gives me two cysts the next day, I ate two. The other cyst was from the vitamin c supplement i believe.

Anyway I am back on the diet I did cheat a bit during the time and also my picking habit which is most likely together  the reason for the 22 whiteheads. 

 

I still do get mild acne on my face – does anyone have any herbal teas that won’t affect the female sex hormones but would help acne. I  have reasearched chammonile, spearmint, red clover, stinging nettle- this one seems to help men the most, but all these have an effect on oestrogen and progesterone. I don’t know the results of the blood test but one of the causes of ammenohrea  is PCOS.

Sorry for how long it is.