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In Topic: Is There Any Reason A Cayenne Pepper Supplement Would Help My Acne?

08 December 2011 - 01:17 PM


In Topic: What Did You Eat Today?

29 November 2011 - 05:53 PM

Breakfast: full fat greek yogurt, a persimmon, pomegranate seeds, brazil nuts, coffee with milk
Lunch: 2 boiled eggs, avocado slices with a bit of mayo, and entire (yes an entire) large baked butternut squash (it was too good), snap peas
Dinner: salad with greens, tuna, raw cheddar, kimchi, lemon vinaigrette, cucumber, and mushrooms

I'm going to try eating less fat in my diet as another thread recommends, to see if it helps the over-production of sebum in my skin. I also want to lose about 2-3 pounds and just some plain old water weight from the boozing I've been doing. I think I'm going to try eating all fruit for just 2 days as that other thread also suggests.

I have noticed that reading this forum gives me a major headache though, and my skin rarely improves while I'm reading it. In fact, it seems my skin always looks pretty great when I'm not thinking about it so much or over-analyzing it. The aspect of some restricting diets (no grains, no dairy for example) really depresses me.

In Topic: What Did You Eat Today?

28 November 2011 - 10:34 PM

Breakfast: full fat greek yogurt with some brazil nuts, tsp raw honey, and 2 kiwis. Coffee with whole milk on the side
Lunch: baked organic spiced chicken drumsticks on a bed of leafy greens with a baked sweet potato and some olives
Snack: unsweetenend coconut water and some 85% dark chocolate
Dinner: miso soup with parsnips, cauliflower, wakame, carrots, leeks, and egg whites (on sale at the store)
toasted ezekiel bread with mashed avocado, sweet potato, and salt

In Topic: What Did You Eat Today?

23 November 2011 - 07:31 AM


Breakfast: full fat plain greek yogurt with pomegranate seeds, a diced fuyu persimmon, and cashews, coffee with milk

Lunch: a wrap with avocado, hummus, smoked wild salmon, and mushrooms. sugar snap peas on the side

Snack: 85% dark chocolate

Dinner: 2 boiled eggs with a touch of mayo on top, spinach salad with a tahini/miso dressing and avocado slices. Amy's light sodium chunky tomato bisque (with spinach added), snap peas, and another persimmon for dessert

In Topic: paleo diet

26 March 2010 - 10:45 PM

...I wasn't trying to start a debate. I was just, like I said, curious. Why be defensive?
QUOTE (venam @ Mar 26 2010, 08:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (RebeccaDeWinter @ Mar 26 2010, 05:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sorry I haven't read the rest of the thread, but I'm curious- what do paleo people think causes high cholesterol? Thanks!

Total cholesterol is not a good marker of coronary health. The ratios are far more important, and you can see anyone eating paleo has high HDL, low triglycerides, and low small pattern LDL (only small pattern LDL is dangerous, big LDL doesn't oxidize), some may have "higher" than recommended LDL but it is mostly going to be big LDL pattern, instead of the bad small LDL.  C-reactive protein, a marker for inflammation, is also extremely important for all syndrome X diseases, CHD, cancer, diabetes, etc. Paleo eating reduces c-reactive protein, one of the big reasons it helps acne.

We can talk here all day but I think this thread shouldn't turn into one of those vegetarian vs. omnivores vs. carnivores type of threads, which I see happening. There is another thread related to the China Study which talks more about this and is probably a better place to discuss this. I encourage you to find it, read it over, post, etc.

I hope you understand what the focus of this thread is (acne and paleo diet) and that you don't feel I am discouraging asking these type of questions. I just have been over the argument a million times and people just seem to ignore all the research I post.

PS: here is the link to the thread of the China Study: http://www.acne.org/...dy-t257822.html Remember that paleo is not necessarily high in saturated fats, although most people do eat more than what is recommended today, something along the range of what Americans ate in 1977, 16% of daily calories. I personally stay mostly within the 15-20% range, closer to 20.

I am currently trying to organize all the research I have done in a "google notebook" which I can make available to who ever is interested. I have a lot of papers I need to read over again and summarize, so this is going to take months, but hopefully I remember to send you a link.