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o Havoc o

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#3445360 Diet Not Working For Me, Must Be Hormonal

Posted by o Havoc o on 04 August 2014 - 08:15 AM

I've battling acne for 16 years and only in the last few years got a place where i can control it, not cure it.

woa..can u share wht all u have done nd tried maybe?

 

Yeah of course buddy.

 

Like most here, i have tried most things out there.

 

Exclusion diets, every med short of accutane.

 

The only med that ever worked for me is Benzyol peroxide, that said it took a year to get clear using it and ongoing treatment since then. One thing i will about, long game.

 

My acne got a lot better and much more controllable when i stopped restricting foods. Don't get me wrong, 90% of my diet is single ingredient nutrient dense foods, but if i fancy some chocolate i will go eat some. I have no evidence that this is directly related to my acne getting better. May be i am just growing out of it now? Restricting foods just made me miserable and my acne got worse. May be in my journey to be a nutrition coach my understanding of nutrient dense foods has just got better and i have taken a more balanced approach to what i eat, rather than just going extreme and only eating foods with the letter C in them lol

 

One thing is for sure, i only treat my face every 3 or 4 months now when i feel rather than see spot coming on. Sound silly but i can feel when my face is about to have melt down. Treat my face for about 2 weeks and only get one or two spots pop up after that.

 

The really sad thing here, there is no one glove fits all. Everyone has a different trigger. I am not going to say nutrition has had a definite impact but nor would i rule it out.




#3323149 What Is Generally Worse

Posted by o Havoc o on 31 January 2013 - 03:43 AM

Eating a lot of food everday, half healthy half junk (junk can be classified as wheat, rice, grains etc). Or eat very little food but only food the gut can handle (veggies fruits meats healthy fats)

For example, i weigh 125 lbs and i am 5 foot 10. If i eat really healthy (i.e. paleo) i can hardly get 1.2k cals to 1.4 k. If do the first option i can eat 2k +ncals ez. But i cannot tell which of the two options are worst for my acne. My acne seems to worsen and improve on both diets..

 

You classify rice as junk? Why is that?

 

My advice to you just cut the junk out and eat when u feel hungry. By the way, by junk, i don't mean rice.



bleh i was typing up a big thing but it ended up getting way off topic lol.  

 

something in your 'healthy' diet still isn't working for you.  maybe post exactly what you eat day to day?

 

for instance, i've been eating as healthy as i can (balanced omega 3/6, gluten free, very little sugar, no fastfood/takeout/snack/processed food) while still getting 3.5-4k cals a day and my acne has significantly improved but still not perfect yet.  at the end of last week i switched white rice for brown and i'm significantly clearer now.  so that little change to my already 'healthy' diet might be the answer for me (hopefully!!).  

 

Wow 3.54k to 4k calories a day? How?!?

 

Please post exactly what you eat on a given day?'

 

did you ever take oral antibiotics for your acne?

Everyone is different.

 

Just because someone is eating 3k plus cals a day doesn't mean you can. Everyones metabolic capacity is different.

 

Ask this guy to write exactly what they eat isn't going to help you. Diet is individual, Its what works for you.

 

Just make better choices in your food and go from there.




#3320294 The Thoughts

Posted by o Havoc o on 21 January 2013 - 04:57 AM

Sometimes I think very much at my pimples and I can't concentrate on another topic.

What you do when you have many thoughts in your mind about your skin.. ?


Make myself as busy as possible so i do not have the time to think about them.

Workout, meet up with friends, see my girlfriend, play xbox, get buried in work at work, watch a film, plan a trip to somewhere, got to nice place to eat.

Just do what you like doing.


#3318373 Does It Ever End?

Posted by o Havoc o on 14 January 2013 - 04:24 AM

The sooner everyone accepts you have may acne the rest of your life the sooner you will be able to function the way you want.

Instead of waiting for the day when all acne has disappeared focus on making yourself the best version of you that you can be with or without acne.

Acne does not define you are at the core, it does not determine a good or bad person.

I always ask people this. If you had a terminal illness or lost a limb. Would you sit there feeling sorry for yourself or make the best life you can for yourself?

Acne has to be treated the same way. It is there and might never go.


#3315620 The Extreme Caveman Regimen - 100% Guranteed You Will Clear Your Acne (Only F...

Posted by o Havoc o on 04 January 2013 - 06:06 AM

I am glad you got clear.

But please don't make statements like this

"
"100% Guranteed You Will Clear Your Acne (Only For People With Strong Will))"


Everyone is different and responds differently.


#3306025 Can Using Too Much Bp Cause You To Breakout?

Posted by o Havoc o on 27 November 2012 - 08:07 AM

Potentially yes. By this i mean the amount of irritation it can cause, especially if you are a newbie to it.

After a while your skin adapts and irritation is less. It is experimental to find the optimum dosage.

I use to use two full finger lengths but now i only use half a finger to 3/4 which is my maintenance level


#3299555 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by o Havoc o on 02 November 2012 - 11:05 AM

Acne does not control me i control it. BAM!

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#3297016 Masturbation And Acne While On Differin?

Posted by o Havoc o on 23 October 2012 - 02:06 AM

I'd personally suggest you to abstain from masturbation as much as possible, it has other health benefits other than just acne.
I can personally relate to it also, it's not the main factor but it increases the chance of developing acne by twice or more.

I don't buy how people say masturbate because its fun and pleasurable.
Moments of pleasure that last only few moments then pass away. No point really.


Firstly. Masturbation is awesome Posted Image

Secondly, where is your proof that masturbation increases the chance of getting acne twice as much?

What about all the people who frequently masturbate and never had a single spot in their lives?

These claims that i hear  all too often are too generic and no conclusive evidence to back it up.

It's different for everyone its not one glove fits all.


#3295580 Gut Flora And Leaky Gut. After 5 Years I Finally Found The Root Cause And I...

Posted by o Havoc o on 17 October 2012 - 08:36 AM

I am taking mega aciduphilus 1.5 billion bacteria per capsule i take it 2 times a day for 2 weeks now dont see any improvements on my skin yet -.- i eat vege and fruits no dairy . no sugar .. BUT i eat white rice -.- is it ok ? but i already switch to brownrice 2 days ago and my skin is healing from the old breakouts .


Sorry to burst your bubble but if you eat fruit then you eat sugar.

Also look on the back of labels you'll see how many say (of which are sugars)

It is very difficult not to have sugar in your diet.

As for white and brown rice.

Brown rice is more nutrient dense and digests slower than white rice. However the GI loads are practically identical so the insulin response is the same. Add in essential fats and protein and the GI is even lower due to the slower absorption rates.


Does anyone know the effects of very spicy food on someone with leaky gut?


On the Gutflora.com site that WhiteFox listed it says under spices:

"One study showed that hot spices are linked to increased intestinal permeability (20). Eat in moderation if tolerated."

So I guess that could be an issue for you.


One study can't really show anything.

The problem is with studies a lot of detail are often left to the way side and not take into account. It all does is scare monger people.

For example i read a Canadian study that showed eggs are bad for you and cause heart problems. However this study failed integrate all variables like the persons life style and what else was in their diet.

Eggs is one of the most nutrient dense foods there is loaded with protein, essential fats and good cholesterol. This is what is focused on because cholesterol is easy to measure.

My point is, one study isn't enough, multiple studies from different third parties are required before any concrete conclusion can be made.


I am taking mega aciduphilus 1.5 billion bacteria per capsule i take it 2 times a day for 2 weeks now dont see any improvements on my skin yet -.- i eat vege and fruits no dairy . no sugar .. BUT i eat white rice -.- is it ok ? but i already switch to brownrice 2 days ago and my skin is healing from the old breakouts .


Sorry to burst your bubble but if you eat fruit then you eat sugar.

Also look on the back of labels you'll see how many say (of which are sugars)

It is very difficult not to have sugar in your diet.

As for white and brown rice.

Brown rice is more nutrient dense and digests slower than white rice. However the GI loads are practically identical so the insulin response is the same. Add in essential fats and protein and the GI is even lower due to the slower absorption rates.


Does anyone know the effects of very spicy food on someone with leaky gut?


On the Gutflora.com site that WhiteFox listed it says under spices:

"One study showed that hot spices are linked to increased intestinal permeability (20). Eat in moderation if tolerated."

So I guess that could be an issue for you.


One study can't really show anything.

The problem is with studies a lot of detail are often left to the way side and not take into account. It all does is scare monger people.

For example i read a Canadian study that showed eggs are bad for you and cause heart problems. However this study failed integrate all variables like the persons life style and what else was in their diet.

Eggs is one of the most nutrient dense foods there is loaded with protein, essential fats and good cholesterol. This is what is focused on because cholesterol is easy to measure. In short the study was a load of crap.

My point is, one study isn't enough, multiple studies from different third parties are required before any concrete conclusion can be made.



Does anyone know the effects of very spicy food on someone with leaky gut?


On the Gutflora.com site that WhiteFox listed it says under spices:

"One study showed that hot spices are linked to increased intestinal permeability (20). Eat in moderation if tolerated."

So I guess that could be an issue for you.



One study can't really show anything.

The problem is with studies a lot of detail are often left to the way side and not take into account. It all does is scare monger people.

For example i read a Canadian study that showed eggs are bad for you and cause heart problems. However this study failed integrate all variables like the persons life style and what else was in their diet.

Eggs is one of the most nutrient dense foods there is loaded with protein, essential fats and good cholesterol. This is what is focused on because cholesterol is easy to measure. In short the study was a load of crap.

My point is, one study isn't enough, multiple studies from different third parties are required before any concrete conclusion can be made.


#3295565 Very Low Fat Diet

Posted by o Havoc o on 17 October 2012 - 06:41 AM

I might have done this before but i cant remember and ive recently found a clean and easy source of frozen white potato's which will make it much easier.

I will have this thread be a non-daily log

I may still take cod liver oil for vitamins as well as eat liver 1-2x a month.  Turkey/chicken/tuna a few times a week.

The rest is mostly fruit and white/sweet potatos.  veggies will be limited to kale and cucumber mostly.  rarely i'll eat stove popcorn


Going low fat is the wrong direction for any health concern IMO.

Essential fats are needed for energy, for an healthy body and for health skin

Going low fat means you will have to source other forms of energy, typically in the form of high starchy carbs which is not optimal.

You could gain weight and actually be less healthy.

It cures a lot worse and traditionally thought of as incurable stuff such as athlerosclerosis.  So I'm going to give it about a month on acne.  Today is my second day so theres nothing to write as the fat hasnt had time to clear.  Eating lots of banana's organic apples and white potato's


I wish you luck but i feel this is highly misguided.

Fat is essential to good health. Cutting it out just isn't sounds for any reason


#2932018 Gf Just Broke Up With Me, Acne Was One Of The Reasons

Posted by o Havoc o on 18 August 2010 - 08:50 AM

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Wow I wasn't really expecting it. She just blew up on me brought up a couple of reasons and one of the main being my acne/scars and how she thinks it's gross and a turn off, especially when she kisses me on the cheek. I honestly didn't expect that from her, shes never brought it up in our entire relationship..I guess she just held that bit in till now. I have to admit there were a couple of times where I avoided hanging out with her during the day because of my face. I made up excuses to not hang out with her in the sun.

This kills me so much, haven't cried in years but now the tears are falling non stop. I took care of her ass when she had no one, when she had problems with her parents and I was always there for her. Took countless sacrifices for this girl. Never hit or cheated on her when most of her ex's have.

Now I know most people will say "oh don't worry there's plenty more fish in the sea and you'll eventually find someone who will like you" but I really have a hard time believing that. I'm 21 and still a virgin not because I want to be but because it's difficult finding a girlfriend when you have a heavily scarred up face. honestly its really difficult to approach girls when most seem to judge you by your looks first.

I hate everything/everyone right now. All of the guys I know do not have acne or they have a 1-2 pimple on their chin and they pull girls constantly like its nothing. Everytime we hang out and the subject of girls come up I just go quiet....because I have no experiences to share, I don't know what it feels like to have sex...so I just sit back n listen to them talk.

fuck this bullshit life.


Firstly. I'm really sorry to hear that. That really does suck. Break ups are never easy regardless of the reason.

If she has broken up with you because of your scars then she is one shallow individual. It begs the question that if the scars were a big deal for her why did she get with you? Is it possible that she is using your scars as a scapegoat and an excuse because there is some other reason why she wanted out of the replationship?

I now you are hurting right now and nothing anyone says will makes you feel better. All i can tell you is that life moves on and you must move on with it. Do you really want somone as shallow as that in your life?

Forget she exists and walk away. She won't notice you are gone at first. But base on what you said how you were there for her, when she needs you,  then the ball is in your court.

How you proceed is up to you but never chase shadows. Your effort is best kept for those deserving and those who do not deserve always end up miserable anyway. It simply is not your problem anymore.

She will miss you when her self-absorbed abandonment issues come back to haunt her and who knows, by then you might be happy with real friends, another girlfriend who really do appreciate you.

All the best mate.