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  1. Hi everyone. I just joined (well, I joined a long time ago actually, but I never visisted), but I'm not going to be posting, because acne is a thing of the past for me. However, I wanted to share with you how I achieved clear skin. I'm so grateful that I was able to do this and I wanted to pass it on.

    I read a book called Clear for Life by Seppo Puusa.

    I don't know if anybody has discussed this book here, but I recommend this book to anybody who has ever had acne. In my opinion this book is the final word on acne. Do you feel that you know everything there is to know about acne - the why, the how? The solution? If you still suffer from acne, then you don't. I had acne from age 12 until I was 29. I used ProActiv for a lot of that time, which kept a lot of it at bay, but not all of it. Then ProActiv stopped working one day, and I didn't know what to do. Luckily I stumbled across this book (seriously, complete stroke of luck...), because after reading it, I understood why ProActiv stopped working, and I learned how to fix my body so that acne wouldn't plague me anymore. After applying everything I learned in this book I completely cleared up my acne. I actually cleared it up within about a month after applying what I learned about food and hormones and skin quite strictly, and after 6 months I was able to relax my strict regimen and now I don't worry about acne at all. And the best thing is that along with clearing up my skin I learned how to be healthier and happier at the same time.

    Some of the things you will learn in this book:

    -How acne prone skin is genetic but you don't have to suffer from it (and you don't have to bend over backwards to accomplish that)

    -How hormones and inflammation both play their part to contribute to acne, and how to manage them

    -The clearly defined process of how exactly hormonal imbalance + inflammation -> pimple, and how food and stress factor in

    -The things that actually work on your skin and in your body (that don't have side effects or degradation such as BP) to create a supplemental defense

    -Why modern methods for treating acne all eventually fail and the acne keeps coming back

    That's roughly a summary, but it's not even remotely adequate to describe how enlightening and helpful this book is. Trust me, read it. It will change your life and you will never look back.

  2. healthier, but like 3 times as expensive here. white rice is subsidized by the government so it's much cheaper. but i'm thinking of replacing the rice altogether with sweet potatoes, because they're so delicious and healthier. i would like to just eat fish but actually fish is really expensive too, so mostly what i eat is chicken. also, organic food is not really an option, it's almost impossible to find at all, and when found is extremely expensive. i'm a struggling student :D

  3. uncle buck: can you explain more about rice?

    ben90: if that's the case, would eating sugar cause the condition to worsen? also, i eat twice a day, with about 200 calories white short grain rice, 200 calories meat, 200 calories veggies. (i'm dieting so i'm eating around 1200 per day). i generally switch the meats that i'm eating, beef/pork/chicken, and i eat a variety of vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, carrots, cabbage, etc.

  4. Hello, nice to meet you all.

    I'll spare you the long history of my acne problems, but I've had it for as long as I can remember and kept it mostly (but not completely) at bay with ProActiv. Then I decided that I wanted to find a cure and went off of ProActiv (which admittedly wasn't the smartest thing I've done), which showed me that I still have acne all over my face.

    Anyway, recently I decided to try juice fasting just to see what would happen. Very surprisingly (because I've struggled with this since I hit puberty) my face 100% cleared. I mean literally 100%. I was sooo happy but...terrified that when I started eating again my acne would come back. I did a lot of research while I was fasting and tried to find any information I could related to acne, food, and digestion. I suspected that I had a gluten allergy, so when I started eating again, I ate only vegetables, rice, and meat. Literally. Plus some salt. That is IT. I had good results for about a week, then I started getting really tiny, almost microscopic pimples here and there. It wasn't a huge cause for alarm, but my skin is definitely not 100% clear now. It's 95% clear. I'm not complaining, but I want to know WHY. I'm still eating the same exact things - rice, vegetables, and meat.

    Has anybody else had experience with such a thing occurring? Is it possible that my body merely needs to heal from the damage of consuming gluten before my skin will be continuously 100% clear? Is it possible that I also have leaky gut syndrome? I'm really at a loss now, because I live abroad (Tokyo) and it's impossible to find a doctor who has any idea what I'm talking about, let alone getting tested for things like leaky gut.

    If anybody has any information I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks :wall: