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In Topic: Bacillus Coagulans For Fighting Acne?

02 February 2015 - 03:01 PM

Other probiotics I've taken?  I can't really remember names, but I've taken a lot over the past 15 years.  Jarrow-Dophilus EPS has been the only one that has ever given me good results though.  I took a soil organism probiotic, Primal Defense, and had an extremely bad breakout.  I wouldn't touch that stuff again ever.


Hmm interesting. It has a couple of strains I've not seen before. I'll have to google around about those ones. Why did you stop taking it?


Yeah I did mainly 3-day courses for Elixa.

In Topic: Milk And Wheat Causing Adult Acne?

30 January 2015 - 06:36 AM

Fantastic Mrs Diamond! Congratulations and thank you for sharing your experiment and results :)

In Topic: Bacillus Coagulans For Fighting Acne?

26 January 2015 - 06:08 PM

This is frustrating.  I wonder if there was a way to administer this in suppository or enema form, as to bypass the small intestine, if SIBO really is the issue here.  I do know one thing for sure though:  probiotics are not a one-size-fits-all sort of thing, and there is a complex relationship between each individual person and their personal microbiome.  I strongly believe that acne can be resolved by healing the gut, but how one goes about that needs to be tailored to them.  Not sure what step to take now, as I put a lot of faith in this working, with no results to show for it.  Any advice, Listener(I can use it)?


It's funny you mention this, because I got my sister into taking Elixa recently (she wanted to see if she could use it to avoid zits around her period time). She said it caused her a few blemishes to begin with and then started working really well. She's researched and had come to the same conclusion as you about die-off, but I can't say that I ever experienced that myself.
I think she took a couple of 6 day courses and it was towards the end that things 'flipped' and her skin improved. I haven't actually seen her in person (we live in separate cities) and I found it hard to believe that it would have caused one of these 'die-off' reactions (since I assumed if it did then I would have experienced it) however she is fairly astute and scientific so I guess it is the case.

I'd say you should see what happens after you finish off what you have. Like you say.... maybe you have SIBO!! In which case we're talking about a completely different thing and no probiotic on earth is going to work well for you with that! Maybe try the lactulose breath test at your doctor's.



Can you share what brands of probiotics you've tried before this one? I'm interested in this whole soil probiotic thing and wanted to know if you've tried them?

In Topic: Acid Reflux And Acne?

03 January 2015 - 02:00 PM

I don't believe that acid reflux would cause acne. However I believe that the thing that would cause acid reflux/GERD, also causes skin problems - a gut dysbiosis.


So it may not be the case that one causes the other, but that a third thing (in this case: an incorrect profile of bacteria in your digestive tract) can cause both.


My theory is based on the fact that the same probiotic that cleared my skin, has also been reported to clear acid reflux problems.


Additionally, the same foods that encourage bad bacteria to grow in the digestive tract, could exacerbate both GERD and skin conditions via that single mechanism.

In Topic: Milk And Wheat Causing Adult Acne?

03 January 2015 - 01:52 PM

 I know sometimes people are sensitive to other things that are found IN wheat products that isn't gluten. Whether it's soy (soy lecithin is in just about every commercial bread product) or another feature of wheat. Also, most bread you buy in stores is gluten-enriched, so it could just be sensitivity to the amount of gluten.


I agree 100% with this.


If you check the packaging on sliced bread you'll see a laundry list of ingredients above and beyond the simple things that bread used to be made from. I believe any fermentable ingredients (i.e. ingredients that make it non-fully-digested to the large intestine) have the potential to cause you skin problems; by the way they affect the population of bacteria in your gut.
Same with milk.