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Foods That Cause Acne? Experiment

Threedaysgrace

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Hey people im new here . I had never had moderate or severe acne before but then in November last year i started developing cysts, pustules and papules. It would be a new one each day.

so i joined acne.org

FIRST OF ALL IF YOU FOLLOW THIS BLOG THEN BE WARNED THERE WILL BE A LOT OF SPELLING MISTAKES AND ERRORS NOT BECAUSE MY ENGLISH IS BAD(i do english as level) BUT BECAUSEE THIS LAPTOP IS MISSING SEVERAL KEYS.

i am trying to figure out if acne is diet related. My diet before severe acne diet was not good either but i would like to see if there any other improvements to mmy now severe acne . I going to be doing this for three months and i will keep u up to date each week. The reason i am posting this here is so i stick to it, which is one of other problems.

Other skin issues that i have is kerato pilarasis,(kp) half the world population have it and it is believed to be caused by wheat intolerance. I am going to be cutting out wheat as well in my diet.

Foods to avoid

Carbohydrates to avoid: white bread, white flour, baked goods, candies, cookies, ice, too much white rice or brown rice- eat 60g only, muffins, doughnuts., ice cream, cake , pancakes, oats and baked potatoes.

WHEAT products AND SUGARY FOODS (JUNK) TO BE AVOIDED.

Dairy :whole milk, cream, boiled egg, cheeses, yoghurt .. limit Caffeine

Fats: Pork, cream, fried chicken, fries, chips, fish sticks and crackers.

Processed foods: cookies, chips, deli meats, frozen fish sticks, pot pies and frozen pizzas, chicken nuggents, fish bread thing.

Fruits: Apples and oranges- one orange a day avoid prunes

Iodine rich foods - Proteins: Salmon, Shellfish, such as shrimp, lobster, crab, crayfish, mussel, clams, prawns. cheese, milk, idolized salt, kelp, boiled eggs, fish sticks, cod, cooked navy beans, skinless baked potatoes and baked turkey breasts.

Meat: Bacon, harm

Avoid oily, dry, spicy, sweet, fried and fermented foods

Also im mainly tryin to stick to following the ayurvedic treatment of acne ,which does not include chicken. The chicken i will be eating will not have any spice though, I love chicken too much tragically. The website im using and basing treatment from now on is home veda.



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The diet plan

My acne is not genetic, my mum has never had a single spot in her entire life and did not even know what was on my older sisters face when she started getting it, consequently why i have come to conclude that my acne is food related. My ethnicity is srilankan so the food i will be mentioning here you might not have heard of ,if you are not of indian/ pakistani asian descent.

Foods I can eat

Carbohydrates: Rice -60g no more in a day, Black gram/ indian name is urad dal containing foods: dosa, italy. Chick peas and chick pea flour related foors. Predominately lentil based foods- lentils are high in protein in as well. Uthathappam- lentil based food again

Protein: lentils and chicken

Drinks: coconut water, coffee( no milk, darkly roasted arabica coffee beans- less than 0.1% caffeine)

Must consume

Coffee can reduce blood sugar sugar levels- high blood sugar can cause acne

Cinnamon 3g after each meal

Garlic two cloves a day

Cocoa powder - mixed with drinks

Tumeric one teaspoon a day

Fruits I can eat should try to eat

Avocadoes

Cucumber

Sweet potato

Black berries blue berries

pineapples and plums

Green veg: kale, collard, turnip greens, swiss chard, broccoli, green beans

Spices: cardamom

Ayurvedic treatment

I would seriously recommend checking out what dosha you are im hindhu and my dad recommended the ayruvedic way of living. You dont have to belong to a religion, the ayurvedic treatment was created by bunch of hindhu indian sages to combat certian diseases.

Anyway there are three doshas more info here

http://www.hindupedia.com/en/Three_Doshas

http://www.chopra.com/community/online-library/tips/pitta-dosha

im not advertising or promoting anything just to let u know

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Anyway i found that i am pitta dosha so i should juice more juicy soft foods and avoid incredibly spicy or hot foods. The dosha type reasearch has been useful i even found out what my sibling types were

http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/pitta-body-type-meal-plan

i am trying to stick to the meal plan but am going ahead with the garlic which is recommended by http://www.homeveda.com/skin/natural-ayurvedic-home-remedies-for-acne.html

I will not following the increase of grains advice in the meal plan due to being intolerant to gluten possibly

another website gonna be usin : http://www.ayur.com/dosha/pitta.html

it appears sadly that a vegetarian diet is best recommended for me '

Pittas are best suited with a vegetarian diet; however, 
		the following meats are the least aggravating: 
		chicken(white meat), turkey(white meat) which should be baked or 
		broiled.'
															

so i m guessin less chicken :(

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Topical

Morning wash face with water cold to open pores then warm, then cold again

Aloe vera from plant used earlier but caused itchiness so not too sure

Tamarind paste - look for recipie/ soaked in water for sensitive skin people

My skin

i used to have dry skin but after wrecking my skin with lemon juice which left me with 2nd degree burns to treat a few spots. I now have really oily skin and increased sebum production for some reason . i know i am an idiot. I now have burn scars/ acne scars as well as cysts, pustules papules and well u get the picture. My skin is really damaged from trying to treat the burn scars

I am hoping to get rid of my acne/ burn scarring and acne by May I still have really sensitive skin and react to perfumed products so any suggestion for scarring would be helpful. Also i have ordered red sandalwood which hasnt come yet for scarring

anyway wish me luck i will post updates each week and will be starting tommorrow

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coffee does not reduce your blood sugar levels…. I know it because I have type 1 diabetes (25 years)….so this one is wrong, wrong, wrong…:) You can drink all you want your blood sugar will stay the same and maybe even go a bit up if you drink your coffee with milk….

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Type 2 diabetes is more related to high blood sugar levels, type 1 however has to be contolled by insulin supplements. It can be genetic, where as type 2 is thought to be caused by high glucose levels especially in western countries where high sugar content food is consumed more.

Senior author Frank B. Hu, MD, PhD, a professor of nutrition and epidemiology with the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts. 'We found that a 1-cup/day increment of regular coffee was associated with a 9% reduction in diabetes, and 1 cup/day of decaf was associated with 6% reduction in diabetes'

"This study provides strong evidence that regular consumption of coffee is beneficial for prevention of diabetes," Dr. Hu told Medscape Medical News. "For individuals who already drink coffee, they may enjoy this and other potential health benefits, and for those who are sensitive to the effects of caffeine, decaf may confer similar benefits."

To summarise coffe is useful for type 2 as their diabetes is more related to diet however the high caffeine levels can trigger acne. It is therefore more useful to drink coffee which is made from arabica beans and a dark roast, the darker the roast the less acne. Arabica beans have less caffeine , and are more expensive but the cheap stuff made from robusta beans( spelling might be wrong) is not a good idea for acne You can look up the stuff at the back of the products on the label

Your diabetes (type 1) is type one is polygenic so coffee will probably not much have effect. If i come across as rude i'm sorry. Coffee has three times the amount of antixodants than green tea and doesnt cause skin purge.

Cinnamon which is what i listed below can reduce blood sugar levels so after eating high sugar foods cinnamon can be used to lower blood sugar levels. too much can lead to liver toxicity so stick to 2/3g half a teaspoon after a high sugar meal

For type 1 i have u tried a raw diet. According to Dr. Kirt Tyson, a naturopathic doctor who practices in Arizona, eating a diet that primarily consists of raw foods can dramatically reduce blood sugar levels in type 1 diabetics, perhaps even stopping their insulin dependency.

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I don't care what doctors say or don't day. Acne is affected by diet.

I don't necessarily think that if you eat a a chocolate bar today, you will wake up with two new pimples tomorrow. Although some people are convinced otherwise. And honestly if I had found such a clear and precise connection between what I eat and acne, I would have cut out all those foods.

Diet, however, can improve or further damage all and any organ in our bodies. Cardiovascular disease, fatty livers, cholesterol... Etc... Our bodies' fuel is what we put in it, if all we put is highly processed foods, sugars, etc... Over time, one way or another will catch up to us.

I don't understand why people seem to think that skin would be any different. Skin is an organ, the largest in our bodies, we all know that. So it will definitely benefit from a diet full of vegetables and fruits and lots of water.

Maybe diet isn't enough to help convert severe acne into flawless skin. But if think it will help a little bit. At least to provide a better "canvas" to work with.

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Diet has no effect on my acne. Personally I have had the worst skin of my life when I was a vegan. My problem is oil production and feasting bacteria!

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Type 2 diabetes is more related to high blood sugar levels, type 1 however has to be contolled by insulin supplements. It can be genetic, where as type 2 is thought to be caused by high glucose levels especially in western countries where high sugar content food is consumed more.

Senior author Frank B. Hu, MD, PhD, a professor of nutrition and epidemiology with the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts. 'We found that a 1-cup/day increment of regular coffee was associated with a 9% reduction in diabetes, and 1 cup/day of decaf was associated with 6% reduction in diabetes'

"This study provides strong evidence that regular consumption of coffee is beneficial for prevention of diabetes," Dr. Hu told Medscape Medical News. "For individuals who already drink coffee, they may enjoy this and other potential health benefits, and for those who are sensitive to the effects of caffeine, decaf may confer similar benefits."

To summarise coffe is useful for type 2 as their diabetes is more related to diet however the high caffeine levels can trigger acne. It is therefore more useful to drink coffee which is made from arabica beans and a dark roast, the darker the roast the less acne. Arabica beans have less caffeine , and are more expensive but the cheap stuff made from robusta beans( spelling might be wrong) is not a good idea for acne You can look up the stuff at the back of the products on the label

Your diabetes (type 1) is type one is polygenic so coffee will probably not much have effect. If i come across as rude i'm sorry. Coffee has three times the amount of antixodants than green tea and doesnt cause skin purge.

Cinnamon which is what i listed below can reduce blood sugar levels so after eating high sugar foods cinnamon can be used to lower blood sugar levels. too much can lead to liver toxicity so stick to 2/3g half a teaspoon after a high sugar meal

For type 1 i have u tried a raw diet. According to Dr. Kirt Tyson, a naturopathic doctor who practices in Arizona, eating a diet that primarily consists of raw foods can dramatically reduce blood sugar levels in type 1 diabetics, perhaps even stopping their insulin dependency.

type 2 has more genetic connection than the type 1….me getting type 1 diabetes had nothing to do with genes…. If you read a bit more you will find that type 2 is more genetically connected and in most cases is so through father's genes….. I have no problems controlling my blood sugar levels being vegetarian. The best control of blood sugar levels is achieved by not drinking coffee but exercise and not eating crap all day long…..haha It is interesting you would suggest my type one is polygenic…..I have living grand-grandparents 97(101) years of age on both sides of my bloodlines and none of them have diabetes or any disease….. As I said before, and you can research it, type 1 has nothing to do with genes….type 2 does…:)

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