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acne patient???

hi mates!!!

how are you all? do soft drinks can cause acne? should an acne patient avoid them??

thanks :)

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For most people, yes. The blood sugar spike is enough to wreck havock in the body and cause a lot of inflammation. Although, not everybody finds that food affects their acne...which is a mystery in itself :|

Try cutting out sugary foods for a couple weeks and see if things improve. Then after that you could cut out gluten or dairy, if things aren't looking perfect. Personally, I do like sweets. However, I find soda totally unappetizing and the carbonation really just makes me sick. It tastes completely artificial and syrup-like.

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I feel like diet and acne are only related if hereditary... ask your parents what affected theirs when they had acne. I don't think a soft drink once in a while will do any harm though. Soda is bad for you period though so the outcome is always more likely to be negative than positive.

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There is absolutely zero nutritional benefits of drinking soda. Yes, it can wreak havoc on your skin as they can spike your blood sugar terribly. The caffeine in most of them can sometimes have an effect on skin as well. Alternavista noticed a great improvement when she eliminated soda (before progressing to an overall healthier lifestyle).

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I feel like diet and acne are only related if hereditary... ask your parents what affected theirs when they had acne. I don't think a soft drink once in a while will do any harm though. Soda is bad for you period though so the outcome is always more likely to be negative than positive.

This has very little to do with anything. People whose parents never had acne, can easily develop it themselves. My best friend is the only one in her ENTIRE family who has ever had acne - and it's severe acne at that. She also lives off of gourmet coffee drinks, dairy and sweets.

There are several studies pointing to the diet/acne connection - some are even pinned in this very forum.

I, for one, believe we each have control over our own bodies despite our genetics. Acne is no exception. Diet is a very common factor among acne sufferers - genetics or not.

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Anything that causes insulin surges screws up hormones and causes all kinds of health issues with one of the least important being acne. So all sugary drinks, especially those drunk throughout the day as opposed to being part of a healthy meal with fat, fiber and protein to reduce the glycemic impact.

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I feel like diet and acne are only related if hereditary... ask your parents what affected theirs when they had acne. I don't think a soft drink once in a while will do any harm though. Soda is bad for you period though so the outcome is always more likely to be negative than positive.

This has very little to do with anything. People whose parents never had acne, can easily develop it themselves. My best friend is the only one in her ENTIRE family who has ever had acne - and it's severe acne at that. She also lives off of gourmet coffee drinks, dairy and sweets.

There are several studies pointing to the diet/acne connection - some are even pinned in this very forum.

I, for one, believe we each have control over our own bodies despite our genetics. Acne is no exception. Diet is a very common factor among acne sufferers - genetics or not.

This debate can go back and forth like how you're giving me an example of someone who lives off bad food and is the only one in the family with acne - understandable. Than again, looking at the millions of people who eat 10x worse than that and still maintain perfectly clear skin...where's the control in that? Genetics has to play a bigger role than diet. The person you know might have another skin condition enhancing the severity of her acne. Shit, I, myself wish it was all because of bad diet because I could have prevented those years I went through bad acne. I cleared up with time and a lot of research, not a change in diet.

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Anything that causes insulin surges screws up hormones and causes all kinds of health issues with one of the least important being acne. So all sugary drinks, especially those drunk throughout the day as opposed to being part of a healthy meal with fat, fiber and protein to reduce the glycemic impact.

I agree!

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I feel like diet and acne are only related if hereditary... ask your parents what affected theirs when they had acne. I don't think a soft drink once in a while will do any harm though. Soda is bad for you period though so the outcome is always more likely to be negative than positive.

This has very little to do with anything. People whose parents never had acne, can easily develop it themselves. My best friend is the only one in her ENTIRE family who has ever had acne - and it's severe acne at that. She also lives off of gourmet coffee drinks, dairy and sweets.

There are several studies pointing to the diet/acne connection - some are even pinned in this very forum.

I, for one, believe we each have control over our own bodies despite our genetics. Acne is no exception. Diet is a very common factor among acne sufferers - genetics or not.

This debate can go back and forth like how you're giving me an example of someone who lives off bad food and is the only one in the family with acne - understandable. Than again, looking at the millions of people who eat 10x worse than that and still maintain perfectly clear skin...where's the control in that? Genetics has to play a bigger role than diet. The person you know might have another skin condition enhancing the severity of her acne. Shit, I, myself wish it was all because of bad diet because I could have prevented those years I went through bad acne. I cleared up with time and a lot of research, not a change in diet.

*sigh* Apparently you didn't do TOO much research or you would have discovered the diet-acne connection at some point. I managed to clear my skin up entirely through diet alone. So haven't several others.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18496812

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17448569

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17616769

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14527633

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/magazine...ear_connection/

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/28193

http://www.dermaharmony.com/adultacne/diet...ndyourskin.aspx

http://www.otbskincare.com/blog/4-diet-cha...ts-advice/2004/

http://cme.medscape.com/viewarticle/560567

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/heal...dietacne13.html

http://www.suite101.com/content/food-and-a...anymore-a259333

http://www.livestrong.com/article/264622-h...t-affects-acne/

http://www.naturalnews.com/024613_acne_blood_insulin.html

There's no debate to be had. Diet has an affect on acne. Period.

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I feel like diet and acne are only related if hereditary... ask your parents what affected theirs when they had acne. I don't think a soft drink once in a while will do any harm though. Soda is bad for you period though so the outcome is always more likely to be negative than positive.

This has very little to do with anything. People whose parents never had acne, can easily develop it themselves. My best friend is the only one in her ENTIRE family who has ever had acne - and it's severe acne at that. She also lives off of gourmet coffee drinks, dairy and sweets.

There are several studies pointing to the diet/acne connection - some are even pinned in this very forum.

I, for one, believe we each have control over our own bodies despite our genetics. Acne is no exception. Diet is a very common factor among acne sufferers - genetics or not.

This debate can go back and forth like how you're giving me an example of someone who lives off bad food and is the only one in the family with acne - understandable. Than again, looking at the millions of people who eat 10x worse than that and still maintain perfectly clear skin...where's the control in that? Genetics has to play a bigger role than diet. The person you know might have another skin condition enhancing the severity of her acne. Shit, I, myself wish it was all because of bad diet because I could have prevented those years I went through bad acne. I cleared up with time and a lot of research, not a change in diet.

*sigh* Apparently you didn't do TOO much research or you would have discovered the diet-acne connection at some point. I managed to clear my skin up entirely through diet alone. So haven't several others.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18496812

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17448569

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17616769

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14527633

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/magazine...ear_connection/

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/28193

http://www.dermaharmony.com/adultacne/diet...ndyourskin.aspx

http://www.otbskincare.com/blog/4-diet-cha...ts-advice/2004/

http://cme.medscape.com/viewarticle/560567

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/heal...dietacne13.html

http://www.suite101.com/content/food-and-a...anymore-a259333

http://www.livestrong.com/article/264622-h...t-affects-acne/

http://www.naturalnews.com/024613_acne_blood_insulin.html

There's no debate to be had. Diet has an affect on acne. Period.

I've done a shitload of research trust me....I've seen and read most of those articles AS WELL as opened my mind to the other articles stating diet doesn't cause acne, so my point still stands, there is a debate. "Period"... like I said, I wish u were 100% right I'm with you, but confirming this is still giving certain sufferers false hope and leading them to research in all the wrong places without looking at both sides. All I was saying.

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I feel like diet and acne are only related if hereditary... ask your parents what affected theirs when they had acne. I don't think a soft drink once in a while will do any harm though. Soda is bad for you period though so the outcome is always more likely to be negative than positive.

This has very little to do with anything. People whose parents never had acne, can easily develop it themselves. My best friend is the only one in her ENTIRE family who has ever had acne - and it's severe acne at that. She also lives off of gourmet coffee drinks, dairy and sweets.

There are several studies pointing to the diet/acne connection - some are even pinned in this very forum.

I, for one, believe we each have control over our own bodies despite our genetics. Acne is no exception. Diet is a very common factor among acne sufferers - genetics or not.

This debate can go back and forth like how you're giving me an example of someone who lives off bad food and is the only one in the family with acne - understandable. Than again, looking at the millions of people who eat 10x worse than that and still maintain perfectly clear skin...where's the control in that? Genetics has to play a bigger role than diet. The person you know might have another skin condition enhancing the severity of her acne. Shit, I, myself wish it was all because of bad diet because I could have prevented those years I went through bad acne. I cleared up with time and a lot of research, not a change in diet.

*sigh* Apparently you didn't do TOO much research or you would have discovered the diet-acne connection at some point. I managed to clear my skin up entirely through diet alone. So haven't several others.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18496812

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17448569

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17616769

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14527633

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/magazine...ear_connection/

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/28193

http://www.dermaharmony.com/adultacne/diet...ndyourskin.aspx

http://www.otbskincare.com/blog/4-diet-cha...ts-advice/2004/

http://cme.medscape.com/viewarticle/560567

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/heal...dietacne13.html

http://www.suite101.com/content/food-and-a...anymore-a259333

http://www.livestrong.com/article/264622-h...t-affects-acne/

http://www.naturalnews.com/024613_acne_blood_insulin.html

There's no debate to be had. Diet has an affect on acne. Period.

I've done a shitload of research trust me....I've seen and read most of those articles AS WELL as opened my mind to the other articles stating diet doesn't cause acne, so my point still stands, there is a debate. "Period"... like I said, I wish u were 100% right I'm with you, but confirming this is still giving certain sufferers false hope and leading them to research in all the wrong places without looking at both sides. All I was saying.

Except the first four aren't "articles". They're scientific studies. . There are only 2 (flawed at that) scientific studies pointing to acne NOT being related to diet that I know of. There are several demonstrating there is link. If there are more (and not the similar to the flawed 1969 and 1971 studies) - offer them to me and you may have a debate.

There's no false hope to be given. Altering ones diet can not only aid in clear skin, but improve overall health. If you do not believe in holistic practices of this nature - then why are you in the holistic forum where several of us have had success with diet?

How can several scientific studies all proving the same thing all be wrong?

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P...?tool=pmcentrez

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P...;tool=pmcentrez

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21034984

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20361171

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20107753

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Genetics has to play a bigger role than diet.

You are only part right. Yes, we are genetically prone to getting acne. And many people are not. Just like many people are more genetically prone to heart disease, diabetes and all kinds of health conditions. And just like with acne, diet can prevent, reduce, and even reverse those conditions.

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