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?
Olives are great;
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!