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  1. Hi, as per title: If you have taken Nizoral shampoo [ketoconazole] how long did it take to work before you started to notice an improvement with your acne? Did you have an initial breakout? Do you think an initial breakout would be possible from Nizoral considering what ever the mechanisms are that help with acne etc. Cheers.
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    Why masturbation causes acne?

    This shit doesn't go away lol. I know this is why i am having to squint to see the screen, but you say this is why i am riddled? Come on. You do realize it is very self defeating? Essentially, the main benefit to clear skin is more "action", if the only way to have clear skin means no release, which i take it means no rumpy pumpy either, then what is the point in having clear skin? In theory this could actually help reduce acne by helping to reduce the spread of the nasty genes t
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    A Zinc-less Zinc Regimen for Adults: Draft 4

    Interesting. Seems like that Matt Stone guy sold out, which is a shame, i enjoyed that site, was a nice balance to some of the paleoextremism that seems to have taken over. I need to look through this later. Also a shame this guy stopped posting. I guess his regime works. This was some of the only stuff on this site that actually seemed to be going somewhere. Gut health / digestion - gut-brain axis etc is the future people. Malabsorption is where it's at baby.
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    Is Accutane Worth It For My Acne.

    Very difficult question man.I am not sure there is even a right answer. But as the person above me has just said, i would be very careful with the whole mental thing. It could make things better, it could make things worse. I am not sure there is anyway to know so it could be a gamble either way. Basically do the possible benefits outway the risks? Are you getting pot odds? I regret not trying to get accutane years ago when i first started breaking out [and regret is a terrible
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    I feel your pain brother. Let it out man. Let it out. I wish i had something to add or the magic answer, but i have been pissing around with this bs for too long myself. I have tried just about everything there is going and it all does nothing. Maybe the last thing i have left is pissing on myself, or maybe even drinking it. I have strong willpower but even i will not stoop that low. Stinking of vinegar is one thing........ There is nothing like sticking to one mad cap diet after anoth
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    43 Y/o Male Needs Your Help!

    I have tried every diet thing going, apart from saturated fat maybe being a trigger i haven't really noticed any other correlation. I realize for some people it is simply a case of avoiding this or that, gluten or dairy etc, but maybe there are some of us where the "mental/psychological" factor is more significant than many consider? How many of us acne on here are "emotional" [emo pussies lol] ? I know personally i am a very anxious/easily stressed person [inside anyway], i may come acr
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    Breakouts After Cabbage And Spinach

    I also think saturated fat may be one of the only things i have correlated as breaking me out. But it is very hard to go low saturated fat for me after i became phobic of pufas, after avoiding pufas for so long with no benefit maybe it is time for the realization that i am, in fact, a pufaphobe. I have some serious negative association when i see histamine intolerance and sulfur mentioned. I spent a while looking into all that histamine stuff but it was a nightmare, some stuff has histamine
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    Not Eating, Skin Improves

    Personally when i am ill my acne worsens, but then many also report improving of acne whilst they are ill. Seems to be people either side. There are various possible reasons for this: Acne involves inflammation and the immune system, being ill might effect the immune system to be less or more involved with the process in your skin that causes acne [ in very simple terms]. As others have said, acne involves hormones, not eating will "lower" the hormones involved. [not really helpful o
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    The Evolutionary Biology Behind Acne

    Great post people, hopefully it goes somewhere. If i had to say either way i would say there is no one fits all "answer" for acne and certainly no "one fits all" diet. Most people can eat wheat fine, many can eat dairy fine. Wheat is very bad for some people, dairy is very bad for some people. etc etc etc The dose makes the poison etc etc etc. Correlation doesn't equal causation etc etc etc. Also, as others have said, "healthy" and "natural" diets are relative. Just because a d
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    No Sugar Buddies?

    This site never fails to entertain. Humans really ain't all that. It is my experience as a filthy disgusting sugar addict that complete abstinence is often the only answer. Much as with most addictions. Most of us do not have the will power of Saints, some may do, different strokes for different folks. I have tried a low carb, actually ketogenic diet before and after the adjustment period and completely removing all sweet tasting foods i found my sugar/sweet craving amazingly vanished. Bu
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    The Autoimmune Component To Acne

    No doubt. Poor p-acnes gets a bad rap. The million dollar question is; what is causing the abnormal immune response in the first place? If acne is an autoimmune disorder then should we all be infecting ourselves with worms? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helminthic_therapy
  12. The "healthier" i eat and live, the worse i look and feel. Well my skin anyway. When i was younger, more scrawny, ate all kinds of shit, drank far too much and took God knows what - generally misabused the crap out of my body, my skin was great. Health, diet and nutrition may be many things but they are simple. No matter what some people may think, there is still so much to learn. [One minute saturated fat is the devil, the next minute everyone is saying it was wrongly accused. Eat "healthy"
  13. Hey, is Helicobacter pylori actually linked to leaky gut? Also i don't think Leaky gut syndrome is even a recognized medical diagnosis. I am more guilty than most of messing around with all kinds of mad-cap ideas, but i think there is a difference between dealing with acne and a condition that is potentially life threatening. Saying that i understand what your talking about as i also have digestive problems as well as skin problems, as many others do, but that doesn't mean they are actual
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    Skin has been pretty much the same. Will be good for a while then get shit again. Endless repetitive pattern. Last few months i tried fish [cod liver] oil and Vitamin D, i've never trusted the fish oil but i thought i'd try anyway, it certainly didn't help and if anything my skin was as bad as ever with a few nasty breakouts so i just stopped. My sleep and digestion has been shit recently so hard to blame any food in particular really. One thing to note is i have had a few of the na
  15. I started taking Nizoral shampoo (active ingredient ketoconazole) a couple of weeks ago. I think around the 22nd of October. So it's been a couple of weeks now. I think it's an anti-fungal and anti-dandruff shampoo and i have been using it on my face and scalp after a shower. I remember seeing it being mentioned as somehow working for acne as well, i think it is supposed to be a DHT inhibitor, or something like that, it can reduce sebum production maybe. I have never bothered with it in the
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    Helminthic therapy

    I wonder how many people have heard of Helminthic therapy such as Hookworms and any possible connection and benefit with acne? Helminthic therapy Can hookworms protect against allergies Gut instinct: the miracle of the parasitic hookworm Although there is very little anout a connection with acne out there, apart from one post on these forums which no one seems to have taken seriously, i believe that acne is also an autoimmune disease and may also see positive results. I think the main two
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    Masturbation = Inflammation. I Don't Get It

    Bit of the ol' roid rage lol. I always figured juicing would basically destroy my face seeing as quite a few of the people I have known who do, seem to break out more than those who don't, I guess that's what the tanes for. Anyhow isn't this a case of correlation doesn't necessarily imply causation? Ie if you are cranking regularly [like most people who don't get that much action do, even those who do as well] how can you know for sure it's the masturbating that is causing the breako
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    Dark Chocolate

    I am pretty sure chocolate is one of the few things that I have correlated with breakouts and I think it may well be the actual Cocoa itself rather than the accompanying sugar and/or saturated fat. I know this has been posted before but here have been studies recently that seem to be finding that there may actually be a link between chocolate and acne and not just because of the sugar thing. It always intrigues me how the paleotards wont touch the "poisonous" grains or sugar because o
  19. I tried to stop obsessing over my acne last few months, without so much success to be honest. I tried limiting eggs for a while and nightshades but didn't seem to do anything, as usual. I have also been trying to eat less foods that make me fart, hoping there is some kind of ludicrous connection between farting and acne lol. That means less fruit and veg and wheat, if any, which means eating like a weirdo and then the inevitable binges like the big girl I am. Acne was so so for last few week
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    As Bad A Breakout As I Have Ever Had ! Ffs!

    UPDATE Skin much better today. Still have some spots but everything seems to have calmed down a bit. Face is much better, still some active spots in scalp though. Seems as though something definitely caused me to breakout. Wish I knew what. Things to note: I haven't eaten any chocolate for a over a week now. I haven't eaten any condense milk. - I am not really sure about condensed milk, the stuff I was using was like 50% carbs and if even half of that is lactose then that is a
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    As Bad A Breakout As I Have Ever Had ! Ffs!

    I don't really have any regime to be honest. Topicals don't really make any difference, I used to use Benzyl Peroxide and some other stuff but I don't really bother any more because it didn't really do anything, apart from dry and age my skin. I have always meant to try something like AHA or BHA and especially retinal-a but I was always put off by the having to avoid sunshine part, maybe I will get round to trying them this winter. I don't get on with Doctors really and to see a dermatologist I
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    PUFAs and acne

    Yeah seems more and more people aren't feeling the love for the once "healthy" veggie oils any more. Maybe soon I will stop getting weird looks when I go on about how awful pufas are. In my case i'm not actually sure if they make any difference or not to me, i'm not actually sure that acne even has anything to do with eating "right" or not, you can probably tell from my haphazard ramblings that I don't really have a clue what is going on. Well done if you have made a link, it's easier said
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    PUFAs and acne

    Polyunsaturated fatty acids I will be exploring any connection between PUFAs [Polyunsaturated fatty acids] and my skin. I doubt there is one but i will see anyway. I just finished off my B&Js which had some vegetable oil in it for some reason so i will be truely PUFA free as of today. I've barely had any for a few weeks but i realised i had to completley remove them to actually make any judgements, this means no cod liver oil too even if it is the wonderous omega 3 and not 6's. Go
  24. I stopped my no/low sugar diet yesterday [saturday 25 May 2013] because i have continued to have bad breakouts last few days and the whole thing is just doing my head in. I haven't eaten any processed sugar at all for a few weeks and nothing sweet for 5 days or so but my breakouts continue. My skin is worse than average and even if it is some kind of purge or Initial breakout i am not in a position to go through all this at the moment. I don't see the point in depriving myself and eating lik
  25. After a week or so of no sugar [processed sugar / table sugar etc] i have now removed anything sweet at all since Monday [20th May 2013]. Apart from some smallish amounts in some small amounts of condiments i couldn't avoid and about 100 grams of blueberries twice. I am still breaking out badly on face. Back is actually good. Scalp as normal - handful but not bad. Seriously fucking annoying, On face it is the nasty painful red spots i can get which tond tend to turn