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#3350951 Gut Flora And Leaky Gut. After 5 Years I Finally Found The Root Cause And I...

Posted by White Fox on 22 May 2013 - 07:13 AM

White Fox, you're a savior. At first i was having little progress with acne still appearing on my chin at times, but after cutting out potatoes i am seeing major improvements. I've been doing this for say 5 weeks now, but only very seriously the past 2. I always knew I had hormonal acne but did not realise that leaky gut caused hormonal imbalance. The spots i get are usually big clusters of whiteheads on the sides of my chin only and blackheads on nose.

 

What I've been having success with is taking a probiotic morning and night.

Having 1 - 1.5g of inulin (prebiotic fiber) morning and night. - THIS HAS DONE WONDERS

Using ACV to aid with digestion before eating. - ALSO great as it seems to dry up my acne.

Taking a minimum of 50mg zinc on empty stomach each day
Taking a licorice root extract capsule to help heal gut.

 

I have recently had a small breakout and the return of oily skin, (nothing major) after consuming goats milk as I used when making kefir. I am going to try using coconut milk instead. 

 

I am 100% sure I have leaky gut. I did accutane in 2010 and was clear for 2 years. I thought I would never have to deal with this shit again but I do and I am kind of glad in a way as I have learnt so much these last few months from reading these boards and doing research. My acne made a comeback in January and spread very quickly but I have now got it under control through this gut diet. My problem now is dealing with the red marks.

 

 

Please could Whitefox or anyone else who has got rid of the acne through healing the gut tell me if it is possible to eat grains, gluten and dairy again in the future? This is my only worry.

I will never go back to the way I used to eat, thinking of it now it was disgusting. But if say I went on holiday in the future I would like to be able to enjoy a burger or something with friends on occasion say once a week. WILL I BE ABLE TO DO THIS?



 

Hey, does anyone know if it is ok to eat olives? I mean if you follow a paleo/candida diet?
As i am cutting my intake on carbs and increase on good fats in order to have enough calories to not loose too much weight, i wonder if kalamati olives are good or bad for me. It doesnt contain any carbs which is good beacuse there is a very low glycemic index, but does it contain something else that is bad for the gut? For example, does it contain anti-nutrients like many legumes and grains have?
Thanks!


Olives are great;smile.png

White fox, please can you tell me if after consuming probiotics for a long period of time will i eventually be able to break the diet say once a week when eating out with friends and not get acne? And what are your thoughts on colostrum for healing the holes in my gut?? thanks and please reply

 

Good to hear that you're seeing great results.

 

You don't have to follow the diet as strict forever; read my previous replies in this thread and you'll find answers to your questions.

Eat more probiotics and prebiotics!




#3314820 Gut Flora And Leaky Gut. After 5 Years I Finally Found The Root Cause And I...

Posted by White Fox on 01 January 2013 - 03:46 AM


It seems that most people are getting great results with diet, but....

For those not seeing results with the diet:

I don't know how many times I have to repeat myself. IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU HAVE BEEN ON THE DIET FOR 4 MONTHS OR 2 YEARS FOR THAT MATTER IF YOU STILL HAVE DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS, FOOD INTOLERANCES ETC. Then you still have inflammation going on because of the leaky gut, poor gut flora and improper digestion, and acne will not clear.

Dejaclairevoyant: You have made it clear througout the thread that you have several food intolerances and have been struggling with poor digestion for a long time, and that you haven't gotten rid of this problem, at least not fully, with The Gut Diet.

I'm not santa claus, I'm giving it to you guys straight. This treatment takes time, and for someone like dejaclairevoyant who has several food intolerances, poor digestion ++ it will take a lot of time. Someone with no food intolerance and no-mild digestive problems will see results much sooner.


Whitefox,

I'll not be coy. I'm not santa claus, and perhaps I was doing the org a disservice when I wasn't clear the first time. Hopefully I won't have to repeat myself.

You do not have the evidence to substantiate your claims.

Specifically, your resources only cover lactose intolerance. Being completely honest, you're repeating yourself, but you never really answered the kind of questions Deja and I had. Instead, you just kept dogmatically preaching about the wonders of the gut diet, and blaming Deja for the diet not working for her.

You couldn't come up with research on food intolerance beyond lactose, and it wasn't that hard to come across some preliminary level evidence in animal models that would suggest it as a possibility (that is, the role of probiotics in food intolerances). The fact that you only linked blogs and secondary/tertiary sources indicates to me that you are similar to a door to door religious salesman.

Again, I do think there is potentially something to aspects of the gut diet, based on the evidence that I've been looking at (no thanks to you linking the same thing over and over). However, because these studies are not in humans, you cannot conclusively state that probiotics will cure humans of intolerances. Maybe it happened for you and others, but that's just anecdotal evidence. You don't know if there are differences beyond the scope of what you are looking at that go into Deja's health.

I don't really expect you to change your tune considering that snide post you made to Deja.

This post is more for people who might come by this thread thinking they've found THE CURE to acne because of all the flashy promises. Could it help? Potentially. Don't get me wrong, I'm a proponent of probiotics for health in general, as well as skin conditions, but ...

Is it a guaranteed cure? No.



Offcourse I agreee it's not a guaranteed cure, but inflammation seems to be the primary cause of acne, and healthy gut flora and intestinal lining significantly reduces inflammation.

And you must know that there's still a lot of research left to be done on this field. The knowledge about the importance of healthy gut flora has emerged just in the last couple of years, and "leaky gut" is just now being taken seriously by the general medicial community. If you look through the thread you will find links to information on other food intolerances than lactose intolerance.

I want to help people get clear, and I believe this is the best way for the majority of people:)


#3313873 Gut Flora And Leaky Gut. After 5 Years I Finally Found The Root Cause And I...

Posted by White Fox on 28 December 2012 - 04:13 AM

It seems that most people are getting great results with diet, but....

For those not seeing results with the diet:

I don't know how many times I have to repeat myself. IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU HAVE BEEN ON THE DIET FOR 4 MONTHS OR 2 YEARS FOR THAT MATTER IF YOU STILL HAVE DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS, FOOD INTOLERANCES ETC. Then you still have inflammation going on because of the leaky gut, poor gut flora and improper digestion, and acne will not clear.

Dejaclairevoyant: You have made it clear througout the thread that you have several food intolerances and have been struggling with poor digestion for a long time, and that you haven't gotten rid of this problem, at least not fully, with The Gut Diet.

I'm not santa claus, I'm giving it to you guys straight. This treatment takes time, and for someone like dejaclairevoyant who has several food intolerances, poor digestion ++ it will take a lot of time. Someone with no food intolerance and no-mild digestive problems will see results much sooner.


#3313195 Gut Flora And Leaky Gut. After 5 Years I Finally Found The Root Cause And I...

Posted by White Fox on 25 December 2012 - 10:01 AM

White Fox can you answer question if knowledagable about saliva/urine ph. After incorporating this diet going on a week mostly meat  and vegetables. My urine ph has been very acidic (4.5) looking online says that is dangerous and breeds disease. What would be the best reccomendation to stick with this diet and still be healthy acidiosis wise?


You're most likely eating to much protein. The "biggest" mistake people make when they switch from a high carbohydrate diet (with plenty of grains, legumes and other high carbohydrate foods) is to be afraid of fat. Fat should be your primary source of energy on this diet, and on most other paleolithic diets.

Hi y'all. I know you haven't heard from me in a long time. Nearly clear it seems but no there quite yet. Eating copious amounts of fermented dairy has made me break out a bit, but I am hoping it can help my gut in the long run. I'll post an update in a month, when I should be almost completely clear


Great to hear from you:)

Although I feel that fermented dairy can be very beneficial, I agree that sauerkraut, kimchi and other fermented foods made form other sources than dairy, probably are even better if you can get them.

Eating both types is probably the best choice.

How does you diet and prebiotics and probiotics look like at the moment? Maybe I have some suggestions for improvements:)


For people losing too much weight on the diet:
Start eationg more fat! Extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, fatty meat and fish, eggs, high-fat fermented dairy and grass-fed butter are examples of good fat sources on the diet.
Just adding olive oil to your salad or dinner might be enough to keep the weight on.


#3298265 Gut Flora And Leaky Gut. After 5 Years I Finally Found The Root Cause And I...

Posted by White Fox on 28 October 2012 - 05:03 AM

I must have  jinxed it or something because i'm breaking out in very small spots suddenly.
Three days ago i got a common cold but i needed a job, so i still went out and walked around town a lot. That day i also had bad stomach cramps and some.....stool problems.The second day i had to go shopping even though i had a cold, despite this i still got better. No stomach problems that day.
As far as i can remember i got ill and then suddenly i started to break out quite a bit, have you ever heard of something like this?
I haven't eaten anything i shouldn't but i guess it could be because i stopped accutane like 5 weeks ago and perhaps that was covering up some food intolerance. I doubt it though.
I've also thought that it's perhaps the FOS or insoluble fibre. Not sure what to think
Lastly i have considered the fact it may be masturbation, but again i doubt it.
Help is appreciated Posted Image






Would appreciate any input.


Digestive problems are a sure sign of inflammation-->acne.

My best tip is to not obsess about the daily ups and downs, but to look at the progression over weeks and months. That's what counts.
Compare it to weightlifting. Some days you'll have a great day and lift heavier than you did the previous day. Other days you'll feel terrible and have to lift lighter weights than usual. However, as long as you increase the weight (progress, get better) over months that is all that matters.


#3295286 Gut Flora And Leaky Gut. After 5 Years I Finally Found The Root Cause And I...

Posted by White Fox on 16 October 2012 - 05:12 AM

I'm on my 3 day of taking 2 billion cfu of power dophilus with activated charcoal atleast 2 hours after taking probiotics and over a week of slowly introducing raw sauerkraut from whole foods. What I noticed that the probiotic supplement did was give me green stool..how come? And I assume that random things like ears starting to itch and get drenched in wax and feeling hot at random times is also just a die off symptom? Btw Ive been paleo low carb 70-90 grams of carbs from plantain mostly for around 3 months now. Ive been eating asparagus as prebiotcs. Do I sound like I'm on the right path?


Hi! It sounds like you are on the right path. I have no knowledge about that specific probiotic supplement, just switch to another one if you can't tolerate the one you are taking.

Just continue with the paleo diet (+some dairy is fine) and introduce several sources of probiotics (e.g., supplements, several fermented foods, "dirty" vegetables) and prebiotics and you'll be fine:)


I've also just started taking prebiotics/probiotics after being paleo for a while now. Been consuming raw sauerkraut and leeks as prebiotics. I hope it's the next step in the right direction to restoring my gut. Posted Image Will post about results after a few weeks.


Good! However, remember that sauerkraut only contains some beneficiacl bacteria. You should get some of the other sources mentioned above as well.


#3294404 Gut Flora And Leaky Gut. After 5 Years I Finally Found The Root Cause And I...

Posted by White Fox on 13 October 2012 - 02:00 AM

Everyone should check out this "illustration" I got from subscribing. I come across this information since I follow a lot of "Paleo" sites. recommend everyone to check out www.thepaleodiet.com, www.marksdailyapple.com, coolinginflammation.blogspot.com, www.chriskresser.com, www.thegutdiet.com for more diet information, recipes, research ++

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#3287054 Gut Flora And Leaky Gut. After 5 Years I Finally Found The Root Cause And I...

Posted by White Fox on 16 September 2012 - 05:25 AM

Hey guys this is my first time ever posting on acne.org. I have cleared my cystic acne that was moderately severe a year ago through dietary changes. I still feel though as if I could make an improvement some how cause after elimentating grains and cow dairy (besides cream, butter ect.), and low carb (around 80-90 grams a day), I am 95 percent clear and no cysts since a year but I have this issue with what seems to be a moderate case of dermatitis. I didn't have this before and just maybe if I add more carbs I could fix this, problem is I don't kno the line between cystic acne and regular acne when it comes to carb intake and I really want to up my carb intake just a bit by healing my gut once and for all. Here is the thing though, I used to have cystic acne and I have read many times that probiotics can trigger cysts when begging. Cysts leave PERMANENT scars so it's a lose lose for me. Can someone help me?

In my experience probiotic supplements rarely cause any significant die-off. Fermented foods usually promote an initial reacton so you should start with small quantities and slowly increase.

Start SLOW with several sources of probiotics and prebiotics and you'll be fine:)

Wow! I feel really convinced that my acne is caused by my gut. I read somewhere that 30% of people with an unhealthy gut don't show any symptoms. I'm pretty sure I'm part of that 30%.
Do you have any recipes that you could recommend? So far I've just been eating salad, kimchi, chicken, fish, eggs, and brown rice and I need some more variety in my meals. (I've been cheating a bit, but starting from today, I'm going to be strict about my sugar intake and dairy intake.) Do you think the gut diet will help me even if I'm 16 years old? Also, will this help heal redmarks/post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation?
Thank you so much for this thread!

You should check out Paleo blogs for recipes (e.g. marksdailyapple.com, robbwolf.com)
Age doesn't matter at all. Red marks can heal with time, but a great diet might speed up the healing.

Start with several types of fermented foods and prebiotics as soon as possible

Good luck:)


I had to give up brown rice, myself. Your experience may vary of course. But if you don't see enough improvement, there is your culprit.

I'm happy to say that since removing the beans, sweet potatoes, okra and other foods that aren't recommended on the specific carbohydrate diet (gut healing diet) and eating plenty of kimchi, my skin is now CLEAR.

CLEAR, guys! Posted Image AHHHH! I'm so happy, and so angry at myself that it took me that long to realize what was going on. With my history I should have known better. I just had some sort of mental block about those foods being healthy and didn't want to let them go. But they were absolutely the cause, and I'm just sad that I had to suffer with leaky gut for all those months before finally making these simple changes.

All of the inflammation in my skin is gone! There are a lot of scars but they are already healing and fading away. My next step is to order a good quality probiotic and start building some serious gut flora. Then hopefully in a few months I'll be able to handle those foods again, once a week or less.


Congratulations, that's great!Posted Image

I'm really intrigued by this whole thing and I'm trying to figure out what my next steps should be. I think it is likely that I have these "gut" (I hate that word) problems which are causing my acne and perhaps other issues. I've basically been constipated for as long as I can remember (sorry, gross). I had to have my gallbladder removed, which I thought was a result of being on Yaz. (Could gallstones be related to all this flora imbalance as well?) After having my gallbladder removed, I still get severely bad gas if I eat anything too cheesy/greasy/oily. I'm mostly vegetarian, though I recently reintroduced some fish/lobster/crab into my diet, but I don't plan on eating any other meat anytime soon so Paleo isn't exactly an option. I've given up sugar and have been trying to stick to a low-GI diet, although it's difficult since I'm currently BROKE. But I'd like to try to fix my intestinal issues and am unclear what I should do next. The Candida Diet suggests starting with a cleanse, which would be easy and affordable for me to do. Is it possible that a cleanse, followed by the diet and probiotics, could help kill off whatever overgrowth might be in there? I read the weekly plan for killing it off with the gut diet and while I'd be willing to do it, I don't know that I could afford it at this stage since there are a lot more things to buy, and you need to buy a supply for several weeks. Is that the only way to start though?


Constipation is a clear sign of a dysfunctional gut flora. (See one of my posts on the first page of this thread)
I don't know about gallstones.

You are overthinking things: Just stick with the regimen on page 1 of this thread and you'll be fine. The diet doesn't have to be expensive, just use butter, coconut oil, avocado, eggs etc. as cheap sources of calories.


One important thing about Probiotics
When most people hear the word Probiotics they usually think of some type of supplement. However,
Probiotic organisms are live microorganisms that are thought to be beneficial to the host organism. They can be found from a variety of sources (see first page) and include fermented foods, vegetables with clinging soil etc.
I have actually found that fermented foods are usually more effctive than supplements. Combining several sources of probiotics is important!!



#3285652 Gut Flora And Leaky Gut. After 5 Years I Finally Found The Root Cause And I...

Posted by White Fox on 11 September 2012 - 05:56 AM

How bad are sweet potatoes for someone with a bad gut? I can't get on the website at the moment for this particular diet but i know on the gaps diet you have to cut out sweet potatoes. I'm trying to figure out why i am always so bloated, the sweet potatoes are something i have been eating everyday for quite a while now it got me thinking if they are affecting me negatively. In other places i have read they are a safe starch so i'm not sure what to think.

If you don't have sweet cravings, candida etc. then sweet potatoes shouldn't be a problem:)
They aren't allowed on the GAPS diet because the GAPS diet is designed for people with severe gut dysbiosis, and since all carbohydrates (not fiber etc.) are converted into glucose in the body they can potentially "feed" the "bad" germs...

Hey whitefox i dont get any on my back or face so much anymore but im getting loads of acne on my legs and groin area! Did you ever get this?


I had severe acne on the upper back, shoulders, chest and face (especially nose and forehead). I also had some red "lesions" on my thighs for a while, but I never knew if it was acne or not.



Strange thing has happened to me lately:

Something that is freaking me out a little lately, which is also kind of cool is that I have started "analyzing" people I meet that have acne. And every time I do this I see the signs of chronic low-level inflammation, dysfunctional gut flora, leaky gut etc. I don't really know how to explain it, there are just the small signs like coated tongue, possibly bad breath and "the general look".

This only started to happen the last couple of months since I have become very good at recognizing the signs since it is several years since I started looking into the candida, gut dysbiosis etc. thing.

Also, when I see someone eating for example sugary foods I get these visual images in my head where I actually see how their diet disrupts their gut flora, promote leaky gut, inflammation etc.

It's freakin me out, and I'm actually beginning to look at people with poor diet/lifestyle as "sick".


#3282569 Gut Flora And Leaky Gut. After 5 Years I Finally Found The Root Cause And I...

Posted by White Fox on 01 September 2012 - 10:23 AM

Any recommendations of good store brand fermented foods?


Whole Foods carries a lot of fermented foods. You should be able to get real Sauerkraut at some of these stores and a lot of other fermented products. Natural, fermented coconut milk is also available at most Whole Foods Market's:)


#3280519 Gut Flora And Leaky Gut. After 5 Years I Finally Found The Root Cause And I...

Posted by White Fox on 26 August 2012 - 03:42 AM

Thanks!  I'm going to start trying to ferment some of my own vegetables, too, and taking a probiotic supplement (once I find one that I feel good about!).

Also in regards to the Bubbies, after researching it a bit, it looks like they don't use vinegar and they are produced through fermentation so I'm thinking it should have some probiotic value.  I'd also like to find some brine-cured brands of green olives until I really learn how to do a good job of fermenting my own veggies.

Also, this may be a dumb question, but can prebiotics also "feed" the bad bacteria in the stomach?


That is not a dumb question at all; actually a very good one:) I've read several studies on prebiotics and gut flora, and the most common prebiotics seem to primarily support the growth of bifidobacteria (and other beneficial bacteria) in the gut.



I have started to drink Kefir recently but i am now sneezing a lot and my nose appears to be quite runny. Is this a sign of detox or is it more likely i don't correspond with the Kefir all to well?


If the running nose has anything to do with the kefir, it is an initial reaction. Remember that just adding some kefir into the diet you are using won't cause any substantial improvement. Proper diet and several sources of prebiotics and probiotics are necessary to see great improvement

Thanks, i am going to try and introduce more and more probiotics and prebiotics in to my diet. At the moment i absolutely stuff my face with fruit as i'm scared of other foods and especially fats, the issue with this is that i am always bloated all day everyday. I assume it is to do with the fruit so i am trying to cut back but i know for a fact fats break me out so i am hesitant on replacing the fruit with fats. When i last tried coconut oil i was having a couple of teaspoons on some sweet potatoes every day and my chin was breaking out terribly. When i have had avacado's my blackheads get much worse. Do these sound like they could be initial breakouts?


You're at the stage I was at 3-4 years ago:
- Obsessing about certain foods breaking me out
- Looking at my skin the following days after eating certain foods
- Continually adjusting my diet according to "foods that break me out"

This is the biggest pitfall for most acne sufferers and the strategy is wrong:
- The consumption of certain foods ONLY contribute to inflammation and acne if you are not able to digest these foods properly. This poor digestion is caused by dysfunctional gut flora and leaky gut. True food allergies are extremely rare, but food intolerances (caused by missing gut bacteria needed for digestion) are very common.

There is no such thing as being "intolerant" towards fat, which you say you are. Fat is actually the macronutrient that can be digested even by people with poor gut health.

Bloating is a clear symptom of poor gut health.

Get on the diet, introduce prebiotics and probiotics. Stick with it for 3+ months regardless of what happens, and you'll be fine:) The anecdotal reports and studies are all there, it's just applying it and be persistent.

Good luck:)

Does anyone know what types of probiotics are in kimchi?

I am currently on a bulking diet (6'2", HARD to gain any weight or mass @ 175lbs). I don't see how I am supposed to get any big sources of carbs in with cutting out legumes, grains, and most potatoes. I read that having sweet potatoes is okay in moderation, but I would need to eat almost FIVE medium baked potatoes to get 1k of carbs. Because of my diet, which is a little over 3000 calories, it makes it hard to be able to follow this as well as put on muscle. If you have any suggestions, please PM me. My weight lifting is a big part of my self esteem boost, because of my acne which lowers my self esteem.

Thanks for listening


There is no problem following this diet when you are trying to gain mass. Believe me, I've been seriously into bodybuilding.
You don't need that much carbs, and increased fat intake is actually beneficial for your hormonal balance. Replace grains, legumes etc. with increased fat intake from coconut, dairy (e.g. butter, ghee), avocado, oil, meat etc.

If you have to consume a lot of carbs you should use fruits, nuts and root tubers and other vegetables as your carb sources.


#3278928 Gut Flora And Leaky Gut. After 5 Years I Finally Found The Root Cause And I...

Posted by White Fox on 21 August 2012 - 11:34 AM

My recommandation is to not obsess about a topical regimen; believe me, I've been there. If you feel that you have to use topicals you should find something you believe in and stick to it. There is no problem using topicals when you are improving leaky gut and gut flora, but it shouldn't be necessary when you are "healed"


#3278242 Gut Flora And Leaky Gut. After 5 Years I Finally Found The Root Cause And I...

Posted by White Fox on 19 August 2012 - 06:00 AM

Hi!
I've been on Paleo diet + 2 glasses of natural water kefir for one week almost with some slight improvement.
However, I just read about white-coated tongue being a symptom of candida overgrowth. I have a white coated tongue plus bad breath in the morning, so now I'm not sure if I should switch to the anticandida diet first.

This goes to White Fox... How did you know that your acne was not due to candida? Just because your anticandida diet didn't work?
thanks!


I've learned the last couple of years that a white coated tongue doesn't necessarily have anything to do with candida.

Candida Albicans
Candida Albicans (fungus) is a natural part of the human gut flora. In a healthy individual the numbers of candida are kept under control by beneficial microorganisms and candida actually provide some benefits.
Studies show that certain things (e.g. antiobiotics, poor diets) can either directly promote the growth of candida or reduce the numbers or beneficial gut flora so that candida gets a chance to overgrow.

Moderate-severe cases of candida overgrowth usually involve some type of gastrointestinal problem. Why? Because studies show that moderate-severe candida overgrowth only happens when there's little beneficial microorganisms left to control the yeast, hence poor digestion.

Most people have missing species of bacteria and poor gut flora composition, but not necessarily moderate-severe candida overgrowth. Hence, most people will manage to get candida under control simply by adding several sources of prebiotics and probiotics.

Anitfungal supplements are usually only necessary in cases of moderate-severe candida overgrowth, to kill candida before new microorganisms have a chance to colonize the GI tract.


#3275630 Gut Flora And Leaky Gut. After 5 Years I Finally Found The Root Cause And I...

Posted by White Fox on 12 August 2012 - 03:40 AM

I don't have sweet cravings, I don't eat any sugar except for low IG fruits. I'm not taking probiotics now. I used to take probiotics in pills only. I don't wanna eat dairy, even fermented dairy like kefir or natural yogurt. I could take probiotic in pills but I don't know if it's ok Posted Image


You won't see any great results before you start using sources of probiotics and prebiotics. Probiotic supplements are fine, fermented foods, unwashed and organic vegetables, oligofructose etc


#3263347 Gut Flora And Leaky Gut. After 5 Years I Finally Found The Root Cause And I...

Posted by White Fox on 07 July 2012 - 04:58 AM

My body is so weird. I'm now 99% clear, in 3-4 days!!!! lol Posted Image, I am not on Pelo diet or something like that. Sure I eat meat, lot of fish, vegetables, some fruits but also whole grains. I take colostrum, probiotics, L-Glutamine, Multivitamin with digestive enzymes, maybe it helps to cure my acne in very short period of time.

I ate a fruit bun, ice creams, sweet cookies, bran, musli, dairy the day before yesterday and yesterday and my face looks great. I did it on purpose because I wanted to check how my body respond to these products.

Do I have food intolerance If my acne has gone in 3-4 days again? Posted Image



One of the most commen questions on this board is the following:

How is it that some people can eat shit(grains, sugar etc.) all the time and not get acne?

I believe the main reason is that these individuals have a functional gut flora and healthy intestinal lining so they can cope with their crappy diets. Insulin sensitivity, genetics and other factors probably also play a role.

That's why I say that when you have "healed" your body with diet, beneficial bacteria and prebiotics you can slowly introduce "bad foods" in moderation.

But for the large percentage of people it will take SEVERAL MONTHS to repair their gut; depending on the severity of their symptoms. Some people with mild acne and no digestive problems might see improvement from diet, pre- and probiotics much sooner than that:)

I will congratulate you when you have introduced more beneficial bacteria and prebiotics into your diet and have been clear for 1 month:-)