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Paleo Diet Update

I've been following the Paleo Diet strictly for 4 months now as well as using no products on my face or hair. I stopped using Proactiv and shampooing my hair about 2 months ago. I have seen no improvement in the acne on my face and back. What I have seen is a huge reduction in the oil on my face. I used to wipe the oil off my face about 4 times a day and the tissue would be covered in oil. I haven't needed to wipe my face at all in almost 4 months now. I think this is a result of the diet because I saw a dramatic improvement within the first week. I wanted to wait 4 months before getting excited about this just in case it was a fluke. But, I still have the mild to moderate acne to deal with. Anyone else have any success with the Paleo Diet?

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I don't follow the paleo diet, but eating real, nutrient dense foods in place of processed foods and drinks which means sugar and refined carbs, trans fats, etc, very quickly turned my formerly grotesquely oily skin to just slightly on the oily side. It was within 2 months of the day I drank my last soda.

And I made those changes after reading post after post from Atkins dieters.

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Someone told me that I may be eating too much fruit. I'm addicted to sugar, and large amounts of fruit have been my replacement for refined grains. I think I'll try cutting back on the fruit.

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Donkey, I tried paleo and although I did not get completely clear my acne reduced A LOT. The fruits might be holding you back, I did not eat much fruit at all, you might want to try something more like an anti-candida diet for a while. Remember you don't have to stay in it forever:

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/Diet-isn-...ne-t222897.html

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/greatly-o...se-t257448.html

That's what I am trying right now, I see some improvements in the first month, I will tel you know how it goes.

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Donkey, I tried paleo and although I did not get completely clear my acne reduced A LOT. The fruits might be holding you back, I did not eat much fruit at all, you might want to try something more like an anti-candida diet for a while. Remember you don't have to stay in it forever:

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/Diet-isn-...ne-t222897.html

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/greatly-o...se-t257448.html

That's what I am trying right now, I see some improvements in the first month, I will tel you know how it goes.

venam- i think you may have responded to my post over on the caveman forum as well. i will try the candida diet, and i'll keep you posted as well.

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Donkey, I tried paleo and although I did not get completely clear my acne reduced A LOT. The fruits might be holding you back, I did not eat much fruit at all, you might want to try something more like an anti-candida diet for a while. Remember you don't have to stay in it forever:

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/Diet-isn-...ne-t222897.html

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/greatly-o...se-t257448.html

That's what I am trying right now, I see some improvements in the first month, I will tel you know how it goes.

venam- i think you may have responded to my post over on the caveman forum as well. i will try the candida diet, and i'll keep you posted as well.

Yep, I am AJ over there

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I've now been on an anti-candida diet for 2 weeks and feeling pretty good. I'm only eating meat, fish, eggs, and non-starchy veggies. I still need to buy the supplements, which I will do this weekend.

The die-off symptoms have been interesting. Severe allergies, asthma, congestion, stiff neck. I'm also having vivid dreams which make me feel like I've been awake all night. I'm tired but still have energy to go hiking a lot. The worst of the die-off symptoms lasted about 2 days. Now it's not so bad.

Anyway, here's the link to the exact diet I'm doing:

http://www.healingnaturallybybee.com/candida/index.php

She seems solid with her research and I read the success stories and it sounds like it has worked for a lot of people. So far my acne has been stable, if not a little better, but 2 weeks is too soon to tell.

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