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Day 63

So been quite a while since I posted here, have been busy with life and enjoying having clear skin that doesn't cause me to obsess in the mirror day in day out - it's very liberating! Have had no issues skin wise really apart from a pimple here and a pimple there, generally tied to hormonal fluctuations. Finding it increasingly easy to avoid gluten and I am thinking as well that perhaps I am becoming less sensitive to possible exposure, as I have had a few glasses of wine recently with no ill ef

rifkah6

rifkah6

07/08/11

 

Day 48

So this morning my skin if looking and feeling GREAT - strong looking, unclogged, glowing, more even toned - all in all I am a very happy girl! Not sure if it's the addition of the vitamin D, the fish oil or the turmeric masks that I am applying on a daily basis, but to be honest, I think it is a combination of all three - not the most scientific way to go about things, but hey, if it's working, it's working! It is also the middle of my cycle give or take a few days, and my skin is always

rifkah6

rifkah6

06/23/11

 

Day 45

So discouraging spot on side of nose and cheek have pretty much died over weekend thanks to liberal applications of lavender oil and antibiotic cream 2-3 times a day. Have steered clear of worcester sauce and gravy I made for for Sunday roast yesterday was just as delicious using a splash of sherry vinegar and some tamarind as substitue for the tangy worcester sauce flavour. Skin on the whole looking good and am feeling fairly posistive again about my progress. Am going to start to suppleme

rifkah6

rifkah6

06/20/11

 

Day 42

Feeling discouraged today, so this entry is probably going to end up more of a rant than anything. Have developed a painful inflammatory spot on the side of my nose which I ended up messing with yesterday instead of leaving it alone, and when I woke up this morening it was painful and angry so I squeezed the hell out of it, relaeased the infection, and while it now feels a whole lot better, I know I will be left with a mark for a while there now. Also, because I messed with that I ended up going

rifkah6

rifkah6

06/17/11

 

Day 39

Skin has been kind of clogged over last week, mainly I think because I have had my period, so the old hormones have been acting up and making my skin more prone to clogged pores and increased sebum production. Just goes to show that cleaning up your diet doesn't cure everything - mnah! Nothing really bad though, and nothing that I couldn't have ignored if I had a bit more will power - literally no inflamed sore cystic acne, which used to be a usual occurrence at this time of the month, just

rifkah6

rifkah6

06/14/11

 

Day 33

It's been a while since I posted cos I have been on holiday with my family, which proved difficult to keep to 100% gluten free as we were all eating together and different people were cooking on different nights, so inevitably I ended up getting a bit of exposure despite everyone keeping wheat out of things. Also, i drank a few glasses of wine at the start of the holiday which I definately reacted to, but on the whole the main form of gluten I was knowingly exposed to was corn and i also definat

rifkah6

rifkah6

06/08/11

 

Day 21

Things seems to be continuing to improve with one major milestone in particular - I am now on day 8 of not having squeezed these two particularly troublesome pores on my nose that are close together and always have got blocked with deep filaments/balckheads that I always end up having to get rid of because they are so noticeable (in my mind at least). Normally the cycle is 3/4 days, but today is day 8 and I have no urge to attack them because they are just not really there! Woohoo!! This is a ma

rifkah6

rifkah6

05/27/11

 

Day 18

Well it's been a while since I posted - over a week - but thought I would update. Things are still going well, although I had a bit of glutening over the weekend that I am still recovering from. Red wine of all things, which i now know can contain gluten as they ofetn use it as a fining agent (clears the wine) as well as sealing barrel head with flour paste, so wine is a no no for me from now on, unless I am sure it does not contain any gluten. Will have to source some gluten free brands. B

rifkah6

rifkah6

05/24/11

 

Day 10

Feel quite proud to have reached 10 days of eliminating all grains from my diet without caving once. My skin is still good, strong looking and spot free, apart from a couple that popped up over the weekend, but considering I got my period on Saturday this is hardly surprising - hormonal for sure. They were very small and easy to deal with as well, just pus filled blisters more than angry inflamed painful pimples, and they literally cleared within 24 hrs. Healthwise I am feeling good - asthm

rifkah6

rifkah6

05/16/11

 

Day 7

Didn't post yesterday cos I couldn't be arsed, but all in all it was a good day, with no new breakouts and my skin looking stronger and stronger. I was sneezing alot all day though, with what felt alot like allergic rhinitis, which I thought could perhaps be a healing crisis of some sort. Anyway, today I am much the same, still a little stuffed up nasally, but not as bad as yesterday. Skin is looking great! I have not felt the need to squeeze any blocked pores either which is a minor miracl

rifkah6

rifkah6

05/13/11

 

Day 5

Feeling great this morning, lots of energy - pretty much jumped out of bed and was awake well before the alarm went off. I have noticed that I am sleeping much more deeply, and considering that i had suffered from an extended period of insomnia before i ditched the wheat, that is a really good sign I feel. Hopefully now i have removed all grains my sleep will be further improved and perhaps I will need less of it - sleep that is. My skin is looking fantastic! No new breakouts at all and I a

rifkah6

rifkah6

05/11/11

 

Day 4 100% grain free

I have been 100% grain free since Friday 6 May 2011, and I decided that it would be a worthwhile thing to do to track my progress and experiences with completely removing all grains from my diet. That means avoiding all sources of gluten from: Wheat Barley Rye Oats Corn Rice Millet Sorghum (whatever that is!) Basically NO grains of any description! Essentially, my thinking now entails the view that grains are only acceptable in a diet if the indivudal eating them ha

rifkah6

rifkah6

05/10/11

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