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Underweight and acne prone. Any advice on my diet?

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I'm 21, and I started getting acne a few months before I turned 20. I never had any problems with acne before, so I guess it's hormonal (I'm female). However, I'm sensitive/allergic to many foods. I'm allergic to all nuts, soy.. And I have pollen allergy so I may get a cross reaction with some foods and veggies, especially stone fruits such as avocados and peaches. 

I try to eat very healthy. I read a few weeks ago about tomatoes causing acne, and I realized that I NEVER ate raw tomatoes before I started getting acne, only cooked ones. And when I was little I sometimes got an upset stomach when I ate something with tomato sauce, so maybe I'm sensitive to tomatoes? So I started eliminating tomatoes all together, and I actually see a minor improvement. I also read that citrus foods may contribute to acne, so I cut that out too.  Then also bananas and pineapple, and now potatoes. I also cut out dairy 2 months ago. I love bread with butter (I eat vegan butter though, but I'm not vegan), and I need to gain weight so I need to eat a lot of calories which I find really hard, especially now that I have to eliminate so much food! But having to cut out so many fruits makes it really hard to come up with a healthy snack.

I take a silicia gel with biotin supplement every morning. I eat oatmeal made from plain rolled oats with blueberries, flax seeds and cinnamon. Then I eat 2 rye crispbreads (no added sugar) with the vegan butter, and then I drink a shake my dietitian prescribed to me. I don't think that the shake or the bread is causing my acne. It would more likely be the "butter". However, I just don't know how I could ever eat bread with something else other than butter! Cheese is dairy, avocadoes are stone fruits. I can't eat hummus because I have IBS, and I also just don't think I would like the taste of anything other than butter!! BUT I LOVE BREAD AND I NEED TO GAIN WEIGHT. I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO EAT!!

My diet also consists of fish, mostly salmon (2-4 meals/week). I also eat white rice and white pasta, and sweet potatoes. I can't eat too much fiber because I get super bloated for days and it's really painful.  I eat chicken 3 meals/week. I only eat red meat 2-4 meals/week. I like to eat a vegan broccoli soup and a vegan cauliflower soup as well. And sometimes I just make something vegan with pasta and veggies.. But it's definitely harder now that I don't eat tomatoes. I also make a homemade bread out of spelt flour, and there's no sugar in it. I don't know what to snack on besides bread and my shakes. I'm getting so tired of it! Do you guys have any suggestions or any advice on my diet? I know it might would be good to reduce fats, but I seriously need to gain weight. I also haaate olive oil and the taste of coconut. The only healthy fats that I possibly can eat comes from flax seeds and salmon.

And because of my ibs, many veggies are making me bloated. I pretty much only eat lettuce, spinach, cooked carrots, asparagus, and sometimes broccoli and cauliflower...

I'm getting crazy!! I don't know what to eat! I just want to gain weight, because I know I feel better when I'm at  a normal weight. But I still want to eat healthy. BUT THERE IS NOTHING I CAN EAT? And stuffing myself with food is hard too. I get full super fast and I have emetophobia so I don't wanna push myself. Please, please, help me? I also only drink water and either ginger or fennel tea.

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Don't read too too much into foods that could cause acne, otherwise you'll end up cutting out an endless list of things haha. Trust me if you Google "Does _______ cause acne" for anything I bet something would come up. It's all about finding what works for you personally. If you have never had a problem with certain foods your whole life, it's unlikely that they have just started causing you acne out of the blue. For you, it sounds like the tomatoes could be an issue if you have noticed a change since incorporating them into your diet. But you also have to take into account all other factors that changed in that time period, so it's tricky. 

I love bananas as a snack - they are so calorie dense and keep you full for awhile. I usually eat 1 a day, sometimes 2! If you have never had a problem with them before, don't stop eating them just because someone else said it gave them acne. Do you eat yogurt? They have dairy free yogurts too - that makes a great snack! There is also snack bars and I like cereal in a little baggie. 

I would buy flax meal instead of flax seeds - it's the same thing except they are ground up into a powder so it's easier to absorb more. I would also start taking a vitamin/supplement that has omegas in it since you can't eats a lot of healthy fats like nuts or avocado. Perhaps a "Hair, Skin and Nails" vitamin or a fish oil supplement? 

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Hello. I believe all of us have been at this point sometime. I lost a few kg of hard gained muscle cutting all the stuff i read about and dieting. Mehh.


Now im on this elimination diet that seems pretty correct. I believe gluten might be the cause of my acne since i already discovered i breakout from Dairy. I will try to gain weight by eating around 400g non gluten low GI carbs.( sweet potatoe, chickpeas, squash, and other non gluten pasta and bread products.
The underlying issue might be "leaky guty".
Its a male website but the principe is the same. Good Luck!
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In addition to your digestive issues and acne, do you also experience any of the following: headaches similar to migraine; low blood pressure; rapid heart beat or arrhythmia; irregular body temperatures; sleep disorders;  weird fits of dizziness; bouts of extreme fatigue; and a runny nose after eating certain foods?

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24 minutes ago, SkinDeeply said:

In addition to your digestive issues and acne, do you also experience any of the following: headaches similar to migraine; low blood pressure; rapid heart beat or arrhythmia; irregular body temperatures; sleep disorders;  weird fits of dizziness; bouts of extreme fatigue; and a runny nose after eating certain foods?

I do get some of these symptoms, but I don't know if I've made the connection to any foods, apart from oranges. I think I got a headache sometimes when I ate them. But I don't eat them anymore. 

However, I will definitely be more aware and the future and see if I experience any of these things AFTER eating a certain food many times!
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The symptoms you've described and the specific foods you've noticed the highest sensitivities to would seem to indicate a histamine intolerance, and a near constant autoimmune attack is the body's response to that. Google "histamine intolerance" and you'll find a ton of information about it. I also struggle with keeping weight on because of an extremely limited diet due to my histamine intolerance, but I recently found a supplement called "Histamine Block" that has really helped (though it's a little pricey). I know you don't care too much for coconut oil, but that and lots of egg yolks have really helped me keep my weight and energy levels up. 

And also, that Biotin supplement can't be helping, unfortunately. If you search acne.org for "Biotin" you'll find it tends to break people out like crazy. B vitamins really should not be taken in isolation. You should swap that out for a quality B-complex, as the B's work best in concert with one another.

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2 hours ago, SkinDeeply said:

The symptoms you've described and the specific foods you've noticed the highest sensitivities to would seem to indicate a histamine intolerance, and a near constant autoimmune attack is the body's response to that. Google "histamine intolerance" and you'll find a ton of information about it. I also struggle with keeping weight on because of an extremely limited diet due to my histamine intolerance, but I recently found a supplement called "Histamine Block" that has really helped (though it's a little pricey). I know you don't care too much for coconut oil, but that and lots of egg yolks have really helped me keep my weight and energy levels up. 

And also, that Biotin supplement can't be helping, unfortunately. If you search acne.org for "Biotin" you'll find it tends to break people out like crazy. B vitamins really should not be taken in isolation. You should swap that out for a quality B-complex, as the B's work best in concert with one another.

hey do you know if nettle and quercetin help with histamine/ allergies?
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18 minutes ago, snarkygirl said:
2 hours ago, SkinDeeply said:

The symptoms you've described and the specific foods you've noticed the highest sensitivities to would seem to indicate a histamine intolerance, and a near constant autoimmune attack is the body's response to that. Google "histamine intolerance" and you'll find a ton of information about it. I also struggle with keeping weight on because of an extremely limited diet due to my histamine intolerance, but I recently found a supplement called "Histamine Block" that has really helped (though it's a little pricey). I know you don't care too much for coconut oil, but that and lots of egg yolks have really helped me keep my weight and energy levels up. 

And also, that Biotin supplement can't be helping, unfortunately. If you search acne.org for "Biotin" you'll find it tends to break people out like crazy. B vitamins really should not be taken in isolation. You should swap that out for a quality B-complex, as the B's work best in concert with one another.

hey do you know if nettle and quercetin help with histamine/ allergies?

Yes! Quercetin is EXCELLENT for histamine intolerance and allergies because it helps stabilize mast cells in the gut. When our mast cells become unstabilized/degranulated they release histamine.

I can't post the link, but I would recommend 2 pumps a day of a product called MetaQuercetin (for its superior bioavailability). If you google "MetaQuercetin: Liquid Micelle Quercetin In A Pump (50ML)" you should be able to find it. Additionally helpful: taking 2-3 caps a day of a quality DAO enzyme to break down histamine, as well as taking the probiotics B infantis (R), B longum (R),  L plantarum (R) to degrade histamine.

And yes, stinging nettle in the form of tea infusions and soups is also wonderful for environmental allergies. Though I have not found it to have a noticeable effect on inflammatory skin conditions on its own when just drinking it (but many others have). I have used it as a toner with some success. Stinging nettle + dandelion leaf are excellent in conjunction with each other for clarifying.
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29 minutes ago, SkinDeeply said:

Yes! Quercetin is EXCELLENT for histamine intolerance and allergies because it helps stabilize mast cells in the gut. When our mast cells become unstabilized/degranulated they release histamine.

I can't post the link, but I would recommend 2 pumps a day of a product called MetaQuercetin (for its superior bioavailability). If you google "MetaQuercetin: Liquid Micelle Quercetin In A Pump (50ML)" you should be able to find it. Additionally helpful: taking 2-3 caps a day of a quality DAO enzyme to break down histamine, as well as taking the probiotics B infantis (R), B longum (R),  L plantarum (R) to degrade histamine.

And yes, stinging nettle in the form of tea infusions and soups is also wonderful for environmental allergies. Though I have not found it to have a noticeable effect on inflammatory skin conditions on its own when just drinking it (but many others have). I have used it as a toner with some success. Stinging nettle + dandelion leaf are excellent in conjunction with each other for clarifying.
cool. I have so many allergies I should live in a bubble ;)
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On 2016-07-21 at 9:43 PM, SkinDeeply said:

The symptoms you've described and the specific foods you've noticed the highest sensitivities to would seem to indicate a histamine intolerance, and a near constant autoimmune attack is the body's response to that. Google "histamine intolerance" and you'll find a ton of information about it. I also struggle with keeping weight on because of an extremely limited diet due to my histamine intolerance, but I recently found a supplement called "Histamine Block" that has really helped (though it's a little pricey). I know you don't care too much for coconut oil, but that and lots of egg yolks have really helped me keep my weight and energy levels up. 

And also, that Biotin supplement can't be helping, unfortunately. If you search acne.org for "Biotin" you'll find it tends to break people out like crazy. B vitamins really should not be taken in isolation. You should swap that out for a quality B-complex, as the B's work best in concert with one another.

 Thank you so much for this information!
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On 7/21/2016 at 4:48 PM, snarkygirl said:
On 7/21/2016 at 2:43 PM, SkinDeeply said:

 

hey do you know if nettle and quercetin help with histamine/ allergies?

I just wanted to add something about Quercetin after reading some of your posts today and realizing that you take Spiro and BC for your hormonal acne (didn't realize it before, but I still should have added this aside just in case)...

Anyone who is doing any kind of hormone replacement therapy needs to be EXTREMELY careful when supplementing with Quercetin, as it will interrupt the flow of estrogen in the body and could cause an imbalance. If you are still on Spiro and birth control, I would suggest a baseline Estradiol blood test to make sure your levels are normal (runs about $60 at most quality walk-in labs) and then another if you begin to notice symptoms of low levels at any point while supplementing with the Quercetin (like vaginal dryness, excessive appetite, hair loss, irregular periods, etc.)--at which case, you will definitely want to stop taking it. 
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ClearSkinPLS: I'd consider trying a gluten-free/dairy-free diet and see if this helps. I'd also recommend adding a half cup of fermented veggies (kimchi, etc. Real Pickles is a good brand and their foods are surprisingly tasty) and bone broth, a cup or two a day. Bone broth helps heal the gut, and fermented veggies help populate the gut with good flora. You can also take a high-potency probiotic for good measure...any of the Klaire Labs probiotics are good, and your dietician can help you select the right one for you. Helping your gut heal will help you not only feel better but you'll improve your absorption, which might help your skin!

I'd also add some anti-inflammatories to your diet...omega 3 fish oil, 30 mgs zinc gluconate, 1000-2000 IU of D3. What supplements are you taking?

Are you taking any digestive enzymes? I'd consider getting an enzyme complex that helps with breakdown of  gluten and casein, fruits and veggies, carbs and fiber, proteins and fats, etc. Houston Enzymes is a good brand; Klaire Labs also makes several. Again, your dietician can help you pick the right one. With so many food sensitivities, you're bound to eat things with problem ingredients, and having some good digestive enzymes can really help.

Weight gain: high-protein meals and snacks will help you keep weight on. Eat meat, chicken or fish with all meals. Make an omelet with extra bacon! or...Think outside the box...eat hamburgers for breakfast! Hard-boiled eggs and sardines are great portable snacks. Beans, lentils, and quinoa are all great vegan protein sources. Make a big pot of chili!


I'd consider getting a celiac panel done...this will confirm any gluten sensitivity, as well as having vitamin D3, magnesium, and zinc levels checked. It's done through bloodwork, and you can request all this from your practitioner. You can also get an organic acid test (OAT) which will check your B levels and other key substances, as well as bacteria levels (good and bad), candida activity, etc. It's done through a urine sample. This test provides  a thumbnail sketch of your overall health, and helps pinpoint any areas of concern, rather than playing guessing games. My son's nutritionist ordered all this and we learned a lot! Now he's getting the diet and supplements his body needs and his skin has never been clearer!

Hope there's something helpful here! |::)
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Here are some useful tools and knowledge hubs that I think/hope will be helpful to you:

Diets vs Disease: http://www.dietvsdisease.org/
Autoimmune Disease And The Autoimmune Protocol Diet: An Introductory Guide: http://www.dietvsdisease.org/autoimmune-disease-aip-diet/
Gut Dysbiosis :https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dysbiosis
The Best Diet For SIBO: A Guide To Treatment-: http://www.dietvsdisease.org/sibo-diet/
The Beginner’s Guide to a D.I.Y Low FODMAP Diet: http://www.dietvsdisease.org/diy-low-fodmap-diet
Amy Meyers: http://www.amymyersmd.com/
Nine kick-ass tips for surviving food intolerance diets: http://frugalkiwi.co.nz/2013/09/9-tips-for-starting-a-low-histamine-diet/
Food intolerance fact sheets (the holy grail): http://fedup.com.au/factsheets/blog
A marvelous food diary/symptom tracker app: http://skygazerlabs.com/wp/

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38 minutes ago, SkinDeeply said:

Here are some useful tools and knowledge hubs that I think/hope will be wildly helpful to you:

Diets vs Disease: http://www.dietvsdisease.org/
Autoimmune Disease And The Autoimmune Protocol Diet: An Introductory Guide: http://www.dietvsdisease.org/autoimmune-disease-aip-diet/
Gut Dysbiosis :https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dysbiosis
The Best Diet For SIBO: A Guide To Treatment-: http://www.dietvsdisease.org/sibo-diet/
The Beginner’s Guide to a D.I.Y Low FODMAP Diet: http://www.dietvsdisease.org/diy-low-fodmap-diet
Amy Meyers: http://www.amymyersmd.com/
Nine kick-ass tips for surviving food intolerance diets: http://frugalkiwi.co.nz/2013/09/9-tips-for-starting-a-low-histamine-diet/
Food intolerance fact sheets (the holy grail): http://fedup.com.au/factsheets/blog
A marvelous food diary/symptom tracker app: http://skygazerlabs.com/wp/

Dairy and acne are closely related.
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19 hours ago, Gladiatoro said:
20 hours ago, SkinDeeply said:

Here are some useful tools and knowledge hubs that I think/hope will be wildly helpful to you:

Diets vs Disease: http://www.dietvsdisease.org/
Autoimmune Disease And The Autoimmune Protocol Diet: An Introductory Guide: http://www.dietvsdisease.org/autoimmune-disease-aip-diet/
Gut Dysbiosis :https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dysbiosis
The Best Diet For SIBO: A Guide To Treatment-: http://www.dietvsdisease.org/sibo-diet/
The Beginner’s Guide to a D.I.Y Low FODMAP Diet: http://www.dietvsdisease.org/diy-low-fodmap-diet
Amy Meyers: http://www.amymyersmd.com/
Nine kick-ass tips for surviving food intolerance diets: http://frugalkiwi.co.nz/2013/09/9-tips-for-starting-a-low-histamine-diet/
Food intolerance fact sheets (the holy grail): http://fedup.com.au/factsheets/blog
A marvelous food diary/symptom tracker app: http://skygazerlabs.com/wp/

Dairy and acne are closely related.

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On 7/20/2016 at 2:26 PM, ClearSkinPLS95 said:

I'm 21, and I started getting acne a few months before I turned 20. I never had any problems with acne before, so I guess it's hormonal (I'm female). However, I'm sensitive/allergic to many foods. I'm allergic to all nuts, soy.. And I have pollen allergy so I may get a cross reaction with some foods and veggies, especially stone fruits such as avocados and peaches. 

I try to eat very healthy. I read a few weeks ago about tomatoes causing acne, and I realized that I NEVER ate raw tomatoes before I started getting acne, only cooked ones. And when I was little I sometimes got an upset stomach when I ate something with tomato sauce, so maybe I'm sensitive to tomatoes? So I started eliminating tomatoes all together, and I actually see a minor improvement. I also read that citrus foods may contribute to acne, so I cut that out too.  Then also bananas and pineapple, and now potatoes. I also cut out dairy 2 months ago. I love bread with butter (I eat vegan butter though, but I'm not vegan), and I need to gain weight so I need to eat a lot of calories which I find really hard, especially now that I have to eliminate so much food! But having to cut out so many fruits makes it really hard to come up with a healthy snack.

I take a silicia gel with biotin supplement every morning. I eat oatmeal made from plain rolled oats with blueberries, flax seeds and cinnamon. Then I eat 2 rye crispbreads (no added sugar) with the vegan butter, and then I drink a shake my dietitian prescribed to me. I don't think that the shake or the bread is causing my acne. It would more likely be the "butter". However, I just don't know how I could ever eat bread with something else other than butter! Cheese is dairy, avocadoes are stone fruits. I can't eat hummus because I have IBS, and I also just don't think I would like the taste of anything other than butter!! BUT I LOVE BREAD AND I NEED TO GAIN WEIGHT. I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO EAT!!

My diet also consists of fish, mostly salmon (2-4 meals/week). I also eat white rice and white pasta, and sweet potatoes. I can't eat too much fiber because I get super bloated for days and it's really painful.  I eat chicken 3 meals/week. I only eat red meat 2-4 meals/week. I like to eat a vegan broccoli soup and a vegan cauliflower soup as well. And sometimes I just make something vegan with pasta and veggies.. But it's definitely harder now that I don't eat tomatoes. I also make a homemade bread out of spelt flour, and there's no sugar in it. I don't know what to snack on besides bread and my shakes. I'm getting so tired of it! Do you guys have any suggestions or any advice on my diet? I know it might would be good to reduce fats, but I seriously need to gain weight. I also haaate olive oil and the taste of coconut. The only healthy fats that I possibly can eat comes from flax seeds and salmon.

And because of my ibs, many veggies are making me bloated. I pretty much only eat lettuce, spinach, cooked carrots, asparagus, and sometimes broccoli and cauliflower...

I'm getting crazy!! I don't know what to eat! I just want to gain weight, because I know I feel better when I'm at  a normal weight. But I still want to eat healthy. BUT THERE IS NOTHING I CAN EAT? And stuffing myself with food is hard too. I get full super fast and I have emetophobia so I don't wanna push myself. Please, please, help me? I also only drink water and either ginger or fennel tea.

try spearmint tea, licorice tea and maybe some Skin Detox tea.
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On 2016-07-26 at 11:14 PM, DeLovely said:
ClearSkinPLS: I'd consider trying a gluten-free/dairy-free diet and see if this helps. I'd also recommend adding a half cup of fermented veggies (kimchi, etc. Real Pickles is a good brand and their foods are surprisingly tasty) and bone broth, a cup or two a day. Bone broth helps heal the gut, and fermented veggies help populate the gut with good flora. You can also take a high-potency probiotic for good measure...any of the Klaire Labs probiotics are good, and your dietician can help you select the right one for you. Helping your gut heal will help you not only feel better but you'll improve your absorption, which might help your skin!

I'd also add some anti-inflammatories to your diet...omega 3 fish oil, 30 mgs zinc gluconate, 1000-2000 IU of D3. What supplements are you taking?

Are you taking any digestive enzymes? I'd consider getting an enzyme complex that helps with breakdown of  gluten and casein, fruits and veggies, carbs and fiber, proteins and fats, etc. Houston Enzymes is a good brand; Klaire Labs also makes several. Again, your dietician can help you pick the right one. With so many food sensitivities, you're bound to eat things with problem ingredients, and having some good digestive enzymes can really help.

Weight gain: high-protein meals and snacks will help you keep weight on. Eat meat, chicken or fish with all meals. Make an omelet with extra bacon! or...Think outside the box...eat hamburgers for breakfast! Hard-boiled eggs and sardines are great portable snacks. Beans, lentils, and quinoa are all great vegan protein sources. Make a big pot of chili!


I'd consider getting a celiac panel done...this will confirm any gluten sensitivity, as well as having vitamin D3, magnesium, and zinc levels checked. It's done through bloodwork, and you can request all this from your practitioner. You can also get an organic acid test (OAT) which will check your B levels and other key substances, as well as bacteria levels (good and bad), candida activity, etc. It's done through a urine sample. This test provides  a thumbnail sketch of your overall health, and helps pinpoint any areas of concern, rather than playing guessing games. My son's nutritionist ordered all this and we learned a lot! Now he's getting the diet and supplements his body needs and his skin has never been clearer!

Hope there's something helpful here! |::)
 This response was very informative. Thank you!! I do take a papaya enzyme supplement, but not regularly. I should try taking it more often.
I actually took a blood test earlier this week for my Vitamin D and Magnesium levels, but I'll definitely check out and see if I can take the other tests too!

Unfortunately, I don't like that much meat, and beans and lentils are a big no-no for my digestion. Hehe. And yeah, I still want to eat healthy. And I also can't really digest eggs. Haha. My life is so complicated! But I'll do my best.

 
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27 minutes ago, ClearSkinPLS95 said:
 This response was very informative. Thank you!! I do take a papaya enzyme supplement, but not regularly. I should try taking it more often.
I actually took a blood test earlier this week for my Vitamin D and Magnesium levels, but I'll definitely check out and see if I can take the other tests too!

Unfortunately, I don't like that much meat, and beans and lentils are a big no-no for my digestion. Hehe. And yeah, I still want to eat healthy. And I also can't really digest eggs. Haha. My life is so complicated! But I'll do my best.

 
Ask your practitioner about digestive enzymes. Papaya enzymes are good but there's better ones out there that can help your body process a bigger array of foods. But do take the papaya enzymes with every meal, they're better than nothing!

The bone broth would be a really good thing for you. Super easy to digest and full of protein, about 9 gram per cup. Very healing for the gut and will improve your digestion and absorption over time. You can make yourself but also available premade at places like Whole Foods. Shop Rite also carries it. This is the kind I get for my son. It's great!
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20 hours ago, DeLovely said:
Ask your practitioner about digestive enzymes. Papaya enzymes are good but there's better ones out there that can help your body process a bigger array of foods. But do take the papaya enzymes with every meal, they're better than nothing!

The bone broth would be a really good thing for you. Super easy to digest and full of protein, about 9 gram per cup. Very healing for the gut and will improve your digestion and absorption over time. You can make yourself but also available premade at places like Whole Foods. Shop Rite also carries it. This is the kind I get for my son. It's great!

 
ah! I've been looking for where to buy this, thanks!
I tried to make my own in a crock pot a while back but long story short, defective crock pot+ me not checking it= 10 hours later, cold bones and water. Lol
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Quinoa is an excellent source of carbs, I believe it is gluten free. Tastes pretty good if made as desired:) 

By the way OP, I have heard of Biotin being a possible cause for acne

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This week I realized that my bloating is caused by the oatmeal I eat in the morning... Sigh. What the hell am I going to eat for breakfast now? I need calories so a homemade piece of bread with a vegan spread isn't enough.

I was thinking about eating sliced up bananas (still haven't figured out if bananas give me acne or stomach ache yet though) with cereal and blueberries, as well as some bread with a vegan spread. But the question is if the bananas are going to break me out... Hmmmm. And I would like a plant-based milk with the cereal, because it could be a bit dry without... But with my allergies, oatmilk is pretty much the only think I could eat/drink.. But if oats make me bloated that's not possible. I'm so frustrated.

Any advice on what I could eat for breakfast? I don't like eating real food for breakfast and I can't eat eggs...

And I started taking the silicagel/biotin supplement after having acne for a while, and I don't THINK it's making it worse... The main "ingredient" is silica gel and the biton is only a tiny +, I think. But I have 3 weeks left until I run out of it so I will take it for 3 more weeks then I'll stop! I don't wanna waste my money and throw it away, hehe. And it has been like 2 years since I ate Quinoa last, and I'm pretty sure that made me bloated as well. I'm not completely sure.

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20 minutes ago, ClearSkinPLS95 said:

This week I realized that my bloating is caused by the oatmeal I eat in the morning... Sigh. What the hell am I going to eat for breakfast now? I need calories so a homemade piece of bread with a vegan spread isn't enough.

I was thinking about eating sliced up bananas (still haven't figured out if bananas give me acne or stomach ache yet though) with cereal and blueberries, as well as some bread with a vegan spread. But the question is if the bananas are going to break me out... Hmmmm. And I would like a plant-based milk with the cereal, because it could be a bit dry without... But with my allergies, oatmilk is pretty much the only think I could eat/drink.. But if oats make me bloated that's not possible. I'm so frustrated.

Any advice on what I could eat for breakfast? I don't like eating real food for breakfast and I can't eat eggs...

And I started taking the silicagel/biotin supplement after having acne for a while, and I don't THINK it's making it worse... The main "ingredient" is silica gel and the biton is only a tiny +, I think. But I have 3 weeks left until I run out of it so I will take it for 3 more weeks then I'll stop! I don't wanna waste my money and throw it away, hehe. And it has been like 2 years since I ate Quinoa last, and I'm pretty sure that made me bloated as well. I'm not completely sure.

hi, please don't feel you have to believe me but in my experience, obsessing over food isn't mentally healthy and didn't help my acne at all. Unless you know you're allergic or feel bad eating a certain food. You can get special gluten free oats or rice or corn cereal.  I went through a period of cutting out everything and it did more harm than good.
Obviously if you're allergic to gluten ypu should avoid that but if you think hard enough everything can potentially " harm " you.
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1 hour ago, snarkygirl said:
hi, please don't feel you have to believe me but in my experience, obsessing over food isn't mentally healthy and didn't help my acne at all. Unless you know you're allergic or feel bad eating a certain food. You can get special gluten free oats or rice or corn cereal.  I went through a period of cutting out everything and it did more harm than good.
Obviously if you're allergic to gluten ypu should avoid that but if you think hard enough everything can potentially " harm " you.
You're right. But the oatmeal I eat is made from gluten free oats though. And I have two kinds of cereals: Regular cereals made from cornflour, so they're gluten free (and some added sugar unfortunately). Then I have some other gluten free cereal made from whole rice flour and whole corn flour, buckwheat, chia seeds and cinnamon. No added sugar. And I've been eating them for a few days now (with lactose free sourmilk...) and I feel much better than I did eating oatmeal, at least when it comes to digestion. The problem is what to eat WITH the cereals, since I can't eat dairy and because I'm allergic to most plant-pased dairy products.

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And a little update since posting this topic: I started eating the dairy again 2 weeks ago (when I made this topic). It's kind of weird though, because these past 2 weeks I've noticed that I've had less pimples. And it was that time of the month too! I also haven't been eating potatoes for about 2 weeks though, and they're a nightshade. I don't know if that's the thing? Because I highly doubt adding dairy would clear anything up. I currently have 6 "active" pimples on my face, 4 of them in my jaw/chin area, 1 on the forehead and 1 on the temple (I barely ever get pimples on my forehead or temples, but those 2 are small though). I've also been drinking organic fennel tea, which contains natural estrogen. My acne is most likely hormonal so if I by any chance am low in estrogen, that could be helping a little bit.... I guess?

It's kind of frustrating that I don't know exactly why my skin has cleared up a little bit. I do keep a food journal for my IBS, and the only change in my diet since 2 weeks ago is as I mentioned: No potatoes, less oatmeal, more fennel tea, started eating sour milk for breakfast, as well as cereals (I haven't had cereals in 6 years or something before, because I used rolled oats instead).

It would just suck if I can't eat potatoes either. lol. (I think Sweet potatoes make me a bit bloated and I also don't really like the taste). And of course tomatoes. I MISS LASAGNA. Maybe only raw tomatoes are a problem. I guess I have to try.
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