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Leaky Gut Causing Acne

02 November 2014 - 05:24 AM

Hello, i have been away for a while after doing  alot of research I have discovered that the cause of my acne is leaky gut + histamine intolerance .


High sugar + caffeine diet + junk = Leaky gut = hormonal imbalances + histamine intolerance+ damaged gut= food allergies+sensitivities = acne



I am planning to do a 2 water fast then a 3 day slippery elm, licorice tea, pepperrmint tea fast. Afterwards I am going to consume a half onion each day as a source of prebiotics and then introduce another 3 days later , yeo valley yogurt. The yoghurt contains L.A, bifidobacterium, and S.T


Also I am going to avoid gluten , while it does not cause acne, it is the cause of my keratosis pilarais (k.p). Gluten intolerance can cause nutritional deficiencies. I have been on a gluten free diet before which has caused the kp to spread, I will be therefore using Apple cider vinegar and olive + brown sugar scrub on my face to hopefully reduce the KP, as my body purges from 17 years of eating gluten .


I also have hyperpigmentation on my arms, back, chest and face from acne and kp . I will be using the kojie sans soap and tumeric to to try to lighten this hyperpigmentation.



I plan to be free of acne, hyperpigmentation red marks by the time I sart uni next september

links: http://curezone.com/...m.asp?i=1059571

I strongly suggest you and EVERYONE follow a leaky gut protocol. This means you go off food for 3 days and just take Slippery Elm gruel every 2 hours nice and thick. Inbetween this you take Pau D'Arco tea mixed with marshmellow Root. After the 3 days just fit in the Slippery Elm gruel around food and keep drinking the tea making sure theres proper time delays between food/drink etc. After a week or so you can just go onto having a little slippery elm tea etc. This will help heal the gut dramatically and we all know what this means for health. I forget to say you need to on day 4 start adding serious amounts of Probiotics to the colon. This must be done on an empty stomach and the capsules should be only take with *500ml* of water or more else it simply will not hit the small intestine which its meant to. The Kombucha Tea is a most excellent set of probiotics also

Now after day 3 start adding a good probiotic to increase good intestinal flora.


put two tablespoons of slippery elm powder in a 16 ounce shaker thingy. put two tablespoons of oregano. Fill it the rest of the way up to 16 oz with distilled water that has a little Sea Salt added to it. Shake it up, drink 1/2 in the morning and 1/2 in the late after noon.

2. Slippery Elm Gruel
Slippery Elm Gruel is a food that anyone can keep down no matter how sick they are, even if they vomit water. It's a very healing food.
Start by making a Slippery Elm paste, because slippery elm will not mix with a lot of water, it will just float. To make the slippery paste, put powdered slippery elm into a cup and add a very small amount of water at a time until it is a paste consistency. You use this slippery elm paste to make slippery elm gruel by slowly adding water until thick gravy consistency



Link 2 http://exerscribe.co...and-probiotics/

1. Not All Probiotics Are Created Equally 

When it comes to controlling and regulating your body’s histamine levels, there are different types of bacteria and probiotics at play.

While certain probiotics are great for proper gut function by enhancing histamine degradation by DAO, others can do just the opposite and raise histamine levels. At presently, there are three different probiotic strains that are studied and categorized: 1) histamine producing, 2) neutral bacteria, and 3) histamine degrading.

According to Dave Aspery, CEO of Bulletproof Executive, the following is true of these three different studied probiotic strains:

1) Histamine producing bacteria: Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus reuteri, and Lactobacillus bulgaricus (Found in most yogurts and fermented foods).

2) Neutral bacteria: Streptococcus thermophiles (also in yogurt) and Lactobacillus rhamnosus (shown to down regulate histamine receptors and up-regulate anti-inflammatory agents)

3) Histamine degrading bacteria: Bifidobacterium infantis (found in breast milk), Bifidobacterium longum, Lactobacillus plantarum, and some soil-based organisms.

Now, please don’t get me wrong. Histamines and histamine producing bacteria aren’t necessarily the culprit here. More likely your issue is a combination of overuse of antibiotics, too much processed foods, and other digestive stressors. When your digestive system (and nervous system) is stressed, your gut biome is thrown way out of balance and you can develop an intolerance to histamines. In this case, you may want to be careful of the types of yogurts and fermented foods you consume. In most cases, as long as you’re sticking with the least processed, most natural sources you’re probably fine.

If you’re concerned I would highly recommend getting a blood test done and looking at your histamine/DAO ratio (DAO stands for Diamine Oxidase – an enzyme that breaks histamine down).  If you blood panels indicate a high ratio it means you are ingesting/producing too much histamine compared to what you can break down. If you find the ratio to be pretty even you may have an issue with DAO being blocked from breaking histamine down. In that scenario you would want to consider cutting out the following DAO blocking foods:

  • Energy drinks
  • Alcohol
  • Tea (Green, Black, and Mate)

Hopefully, you’re starting to get the picture. Health is a very complicated dance these days. Going organic doesn’t necessarily make you any healthier than the next American. These findings certainly do a good bit to explain why so many still fail to see results after a dramatic change in their lifestyle.

Consider the American that smokes two packs a day, eats meat and a rib eye every night and weights 150 lbs or less and lives to be 95. Then there are those that carefully count their carbs, eat no red meat, are 50 – 100 lbs overweight, and no amount of training at the gym seems to burn the excess fat off.

The kind that fall into the latter group is often told: There’s no diet that fits all. Except no diet seems to “fit” them. Is there any hope for people that fit into this category? We’ll take a look at it together in my next post which will highlight some ways you can infuse your diet with the right type of probiotics and nutrition. We may touch upon some exercise that can help you too. Either way, come back next week for the conclusion to this post.

Also, the foods in the Nutriscribe® Diet naturally balance histamine levels, so you can think more clearly, improve your body composition, and live at your highest potential.

Healing gut foods list:   Fasting also helps heal foods                             


Slippery elm - help act as  bandage to the gut

Marshamallow root

Peppermint oil

help act as  bandage to the gut

Garlic - prebiotics

Onions prebiotics

Leeks- prebiotics - feed good bacteria




L. Glutamine

Coconut oil+ Olive oil

Brone Broths

Deglycerrinised licorice- helps act as  bandage to the gut


Things that damage gut and cause acne

Food that block the DAO- such as green tea-  see previous post on histamine intolerance




High carb diiet

Extensive usage of antibiotics



Diet sample: minimal use of carbs, meat fish eggs vegetable- avoid fruit

 i am starting the fast this thursday . I hope to get rid of my acne + kp by three months

Skin Looks Really Bad Today

02 November 2014 - 04:43 AM

So many cysts, scabs , pustules. It just looks so red and so many friggin marks and holey scars

Skin Picking

28 August 2014 - 11:43 AM

Doe anyone else obseesively pick at the skin. Today there was a pustule  on mmy nose after pcking at it I now have a huge black scab on my nose.


Is there anything you can do for this besides seeing a therapist or someone

Things To Do For Hyperpigmentation/ Red Marks/mild Scarring

30 July 2014 - 03:10 AM

1. Be consistent with products + patient

2. The list below may improve appearance of scars but this is mainly for hyperpigmetation+ red marks.

3. Sorry for any spelling errors

4. Be careful with acids not recommended for darker skin people and make sure your not allergic to any of these - test it on skin

5 Oils can be comedogenic


Hyperpigmetation- skin lighteners

Top ones

Uva ursi extract- arbutin ( bearberry)

licorice extract

licorice + niacinammide



glycoylic acid


Green tea

Kojic acid


aloesin- found in aloe vera plant



General Hyperpigmentation remedies that have been mentioned by previous active acne.org members.

Fenugreek                    Paper mulberry                                           mandelic acid

Ginko biloba                Linoleic acid                                            malic acid

Gallic acid                    Oleic acid                                                  manuka honey/ forest honey

Ginseng                       Glutathione                                                lactic acid - yoghurt face mask

Hesperidin                   Eucerin dark spot corrector                    honey + almond face mask

Egg white                     Clinique dark spot corrector                   Japanese rice wine/ sake- has kojic acid

Salicylic acid                Chickpea face mask- besan gram flour   apple cider vinegar

cane sugar scrub        Salt scrub                                                  Papaya enzyme- papain

Oats mask                    Rice flour scrub                                        Korean Ginseng

Application of fresh chammonile flowers                                      Tamanu oil

Olive oil - comedegonic                                                                  Emu oil

alove vera gel                                                                                 Calendula oil

Lemon                                                                                              arnica


mother of pearl





Red marks

1) red marks are inflammed skin therefore a healthy diet is eeded also. It takes time for red marks to fade.


Top not in order

Apple cider vinegar

Egg white

Likas papaya soap - beware of fakes which wlill cause acne.

Korean ginseng

uva ursi

aloe vera

Glycolic acid

licorice root extract




Curd mask

Use things mentioned in general section for hyperpigmentation







Adding More Foods Without Acne

25 June 2014 - 03:42 PM

Ok a diet of just cabbage , carrots, salmon , chicken, split lentils, chickpea pancakes with a little honey, little broccoli,  apples and sesame seed bar cleared me up for a month


But I stopped because this is way too restrictive for a long term

I found nuts as well as citrus, dairy, pesticide filled pulse flours and brown flours from grocerys as well as food with addictives in them made my acne seriously bad

I also found that anything at all histamine relasing will cause my acne even berries

As well as high gi foods


So I am starting an extreme low histamine, low gi/gl diet as well as eliminating food allergens diet


I am startin tommorrow , which is gonna be a fast day with a 4hr food session from 10-2p.m