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So i am an 18 year old girl, and i have been suffering from acne since i was 10. Of course it has gotten progressivly worse and better through-out the years. Its in a constant roller coaster. Over the summer i was completely fine. Sophmore year and freshman year i was a disaster. I can say i haev tried all prescription types.. well affordable ones. I have never tried accutane, but my mom is dead set against it. Which ultimatly i understand.So i was wondering if anyone knows of any home remedies that worked like charms for them. Maybe another route will do me more justice than the hundreds of dollars we have spent medically.

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the rollercoaster effect may be caused by your fluctuating omega 6 to omega 3 fat ratio.it is suggested that a ratio of 1:1 can help treat many diseases especially inflammatory diseases like acne. you would do this by taking fish oil. im am having alot of luck with it and have been on it for almost two weeks.

to achieve a 1:1 balance first find out how many omega 6 you consume in a day in grams, so 1000mg=a gram , look them up at nutrition data.com

then suppose you consume 6 grams of omega 6 average from day to day, you would then match your omega 6 intake with 6 grams of omega 3 from fish oil, therefore achieving a 1:1 ratio.It is ok to actually take a little more fish oil in relation to omega 6 just to make sure you hit the 1:1 ratio.

also check out the fish oil threads in the diet holistic section.

and just to let you know there is a ton of science behind this so this is not some crazy thing just made up to waste your time

Nutr Rev. 2004 Sep;62(9):333-9. Links

Polyunsaturated fatty acid regulation of gene expression.Sampath H, Ntambi JM.

Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA.

Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), specifically the n-3 series, have been implicated in the prevention of various human diseases, including obesity, diabetes, coronary heart disease and stroke, and inflammatoryand neurologic diseases. PUFAs function mainly by altering membrane lipid composition, cellular metabolism, signal transduction, and regulation of gene expression. PUFAs regulate the expression of genesin various tissues, including the liver, heart, adipose tissue, and brain. The role of transcription factors such as SREBP1c and nuclear receptors such as PPAR-alpha, HNF-4alpha, and LXRalpha in mediating the nuclear effects of PUFAs are addressed.

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the rollercoaster effect may be caused by your fluctuating omega 6 to omega 3 fat ratio.it is suggested that a ratio of 1:1 can help treat many diseases especially inflammatory diseases like acne. you would do this by taking fish oil. im am having alot of luck with it and have been on it for almost two weeks.

to achieve a 1:1 balance first find out how many omega 6 you consume in a day in grams, so 1000mg=a gram , look them up at nutrition data.com

then suppose you consume 6 grams of omega 6 average from day to day, you would then match your omega 6 intake with 6 grams of omega 3 from fish oil, therefore achieving a 1:1 ratio.It is ok to actually take a little more fish oil in relation to omega 6 just to make sure you hit the 1:1 ratio.

also check out the fish oil threads in the diet holistic section.

and just to let you know there is a ton of science behind this so this is not some crazy thing just made up to waste your time

Nutr Rev. 2004 Sep;62(9):333-9. Links

Polyunsaturated fatty acid regulation of gene expression.Sampath H, Ntambi JM.

Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA.

Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), specifically the n-3 series, have been implicated in the prevention of various human diseases, including obesity, diabetes, coronary heart disease and stroke, and inflammatoryand neurologic diseases. PUFAs function mainly by altering membrane lipid composition, cellular metabolism, signal transduction, and regulation of gene expression. PUFAs regulate the expression of genesin various tissues, including the liver, heart, adipose tissue, and brain. The role of transcription factors such as SREBP1c and nuclear receptors such as PPAR-alpha, HNF-4alpha, and LXRalpha in mediating the nuclear effects of PUFAs are addressed.

hey thanks a lot ill give it a go

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