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I'm Back After 7 Years To Comment On My Truth



I started posting to this site over 7 years ago. I had perfect skin in high school. Some family traumas caused me to develop skin issues which started at age 20. By age 25, I had moderate-severe cystic acne. What had I tried? Different antibiotics, topicals, Accutane, BCPs...etc. I tried it all. Saw multiple homeopaths and naturopaths. And then what?

I'm still fighting some skin issues at 33 years of age. Last year I did a Co2 laser to fix many scars I was left with. The scars are still there.

This is where I'm at:

1. I think i'm celiac.

2. I have massive candida overgrowth in my intestine. So, get this, I think candida either causes acne or exacerbates it. Taking antibiotics for more than a few times can lead to overgrowth if you don't heal your intestinal tract after taking antibiotics. So, you may be taking antibiotics to fix the acne only to end up with more severe acne!

To get rid of this, it takes a diligent 1 month of sugar free detoxing along with natural remedies.

Bottom line: I think wheat causes a lot of skin problems. Look around!!! Do you think it's normal for millions of people in their 20s+ to suffer from acne? It's not. There's something going on here!!!

I recommend this book called The Wheat Belly. It talks about how gluten is everywhere and how acne can be caused by this.

I'll let you know how my journey continues.


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Hi, How do you know that you have candida overgrowth in your intestine? For how long did you take accutane were there no results at all with it? Thanks in advance:)

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I went to a naturopath. She said that anyone who has been on antibiotics, at least a few times, has disembalanced intestinal flora. I was on antibiotics dozens of times, including a 6 month run on Minocin at the beginning of my acne treatment. I took accutane for 2 courses. I had severe cysts and it did help with this. But, after a few years, I started developing acne again--although not as bad as before. I am now at a point where I want to solve this issue. I'm not buying what the medical community says about sebaceous glands just overacting and bacterial overgrowth. Something is triggering a series of events, including inflammation. Go to your local bookstore and review the chapter on acne in the book The Wheat Belly. I definitely think something is in our food or environment that is causing so many millions of people to suffer from this disease well past their teenage years. Every person's profile is different, and everyone should consider their options seriously, but I think there's something more going on here for sure.

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