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Fruit fast and apple cider vingear

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I have tried so many things to treat acne from the outside, and have won some grudging headway in the battle. Yet topical drugs can only bring temporary relief, for the oil keeps seeping from my every pore, my dead skin cells continue shedding poorly, and P. acnes contnue flocking to the scene.

My skin, right now, looks the best that it has in three years. My cheeks, with a bit of make-up (though I'm a guy, I wear it, looking forward to the day when my skin permits me to stop), look very good. For the past while I've only had one or two active zits at a time.

Yet I probably squeeze too much. My skin has the terrible habit of developing crusty coverings over some zits, and though I'll usually wait until those are peeling off on their own, sometimes I'll pick. I did so last night, and am left with a mes on my forehead. I've slathered on Neosporin, covered it in a bit of toilet paper, and am using my hair to hide it.

I'm sick of the constant battle. I am sick of treating acne; I want to cure it. So I have been fasting for the past ... 16 hours, since 7pm (Central Time) last evening. I'm getting a bit hungry, but will use only fruit and fruit juices to satiate myself. I will continue this for anothjer 30 or 35 hours, by which point my skin will hopefully have demonstrated clearing. When I'm sick and eat very little, my skin alwalys clears right up, but once I'm healthy it is quickly polluted again. I think fod is a major cause of my acne.

I will proceed to add one type of food back to my diet at a time. I'll start with eggs, mainly because I'm already hungry for them -- and because they're a nonallergenic food, right?

I'm also going to start drinking 4 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar a day. School starts in a week! Alredy my skin has only about a third as many blemishes as it did at the end of last year. Yet I want it to be clear!

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This is just my opinion, but fruit fasting probably wouldn't also include fruit juices; even if they are "made with 100% real fruit juice". Fruit juices are pretty much like intaking liquid sugar, sure they may have vitamin C but they will give you that insulin spike that you would get if you drank an equivalent amount of pop or other sugary drink. Also, drinking the juice of a fruit is not nearly equivalent nutritionally as eating the fruit as far as all the phytonutrients go. I read an article in the paper recently that they discovered apple skin has large amounts of antioxidants and if you eat a peeled apple you'll be missing out on these.

You may want to opt for water instead just to be safe.

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fasting with fruit only sounds interesting, what fruits in particular are you going to eat and are you going to take any multivitimans etc?

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When you end your fast don't eat eggs. Lots of people are sensitive to them.

Eat light things like veggies or fruits!

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