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In Topic: If acne is diet related, how is there no cure after hundreds of years of rese...

11 January 2008 - 12:22 PM

I follow a low carb diet myself and believe it has many health benefits -- I heartily endorse it.  But low carb dieting has been around since before the civil war.  Millions and millions of people worldwide have followed it.  Maybe a small percentage have seen a substantial reduction in their acne.  It might help you.  But if it was a common affect it would be common knowledge long before now.  Don't get your hopes up.  And the same thing goes for green tea, zinc, vitamins, coconut milk, bio-flavinoids, and whatever else the health food industry is promoting this month.

There are many advantages to eating natural and minimally processed foods.  Curing acne, alas, is not one of them

In Topic: Initial Breakout - Starting with Low Dosage

11 January 2008 - 11:37 AM

I've tried high dosage and low dosage.  I'm regret to say that the initial breakout was the same.  However, my two cents is that the acne doesn't actually get worse.  The existing lesions become inflamed, making them more visible.  And buried lesions that weren't visible before become visible.  It was the same result that I got with retin-a, except the accutane actually worked.

Have patience.  The initial breakout will begin to fade in about two weeks and you will start to see improvement after about a month.  Expect a 70% reduction in about four months.

In Topic: If acne is diet related, how is there no cure after hundreds of years of rese...

26 December 2007 - 11:14 AM

You've answered your own question -- it's not diet related.

Sure, it's true that the pharmaceutical corporations spread disinformation to try to sell their products.  But acne has been around since time immemorial, the pharmaceutical industry has been around maybe 120 years.  Every dietary combination since the Renaissance has been tried and tried again.

And even if it required modern analysis to find a dietary factor, I suspect the non-capitalist countries -- China, Cuba, and the former Soviet Union, would have at least got a hook on it.  They were always short of drugs and desperate to try any natural method.

Sometime you have to concede that there is no easy answer or cheap remedy.  Dig into your wallet and buy the accutane.

In Topic: 10 days on low dose tane

03 December 2007 - 09:14 AM

"But I thought low dose actually helped with redness and rosacea??"

Over the long term it may help.  Initially there will be some inflammation and increased redness, lasting a couple of weeks to a month.