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  1. I am so happy to hear things are going better for you. Happy I could help!
  2. Vegan diets are not for everyone. In my experience, this diet can be very deficient in nutrients for many people. Generally you will not get enough high quality protein and not enough fat. I can only speak from my experience working with clients and in my experience vegan diets are not often helpful for acne. Protein is very important for skin regeneration and healing. Additionally, fat is absolutely crucial to having healthy skin. If you stick with this diet for a little longer and see no resu
  3. fouzie94, It sucks that you are feeling so confused and frustrated. I can relate to this. I felt like that for many years when I was suffering from acne. I have a few things to say about the diet you are currently on. I hope it helps. Lentils and beans are very low in nutrition. They contain few things that you need for regular function. Additionally, they are high in lectins and anti-nutrients which can be irritaing to the gut. Gut problems are almost always found in people with acne. Y
  4. Hi sksk. Sorry to hear you are having trouble with breakouts. Despite what many think, soy milk is not a health food. Most soy milk is actually made from the industrial sludge left over from soybean oil processing. Additionally, soy is one of the highest foods in isoflavones which are considered phytoestrogens. Phytoestrogens act like estrogen in the body and can compete for estrogen receptor sites and throw off your delicate hormone balance. Hormone imbalance is a very common underlying
  5. Well if you have too much bacteria in your gut. And I am talking about too much bacteria in the small intestine (generally bacteria should be limited to the large intestine). If you have small intestine bacteria overgrowth, and you eat probiotics or fermented foods, then you introduce even more bacteria into the body and you are basically adding fuel to the fire. This is why some people's problems get worse with probiotics. You can get tested for small intestine bacterial overgrowth. It's relati
  6. Hi Mellowman, I love burst training. I think it is the best type of exercise for the best results. Resistance training is great. Exercise will not negatively affect the digestive system unless you overdo it, in which case you cause negative stress on the body. I like to do resistance training in bursts. As long as you aren't pushing hard for longer than 30 or 40 minutes, you should be safe. The MRT test is the best test going right now for food sensitivies. I use this test in my practice
  7. While probiotic foods can be great for improving gut health, they can be problematic if you have bacterial overgrowth. This is a common problem andmany people suffer from it. In this case, fermented food and probiotics can make it worse. You may also have a problem with the kefir bacteria itself, and maybe not the actual coconut. What kind of diet are you currently eating?
  8. Type of exercise definitely matters. Chronic cardio, results in high cortisol. Cortisol is a stress hormone and this information results in the body's energy being moved from rest and digest functions and into the muscluar and skeletal system. This means that digestion stops and food can rot in the intestine. This would definitely affect the species of bacteria in the gut. High cortisol from cardiovascular exercise can also suppress the immune system and cause weight gain. While cardio can b
  9. Yes, acid reflux can absolutely be related to acne. Acid reflux means that you have low stomach acid production. Not high, as your doctor may have told you. When the stomach acid is low, food that you eat builds up in the stomach (as there is not enough acid to act upon it and digest it). As food builds up, acid is pushed up into the esophagus and you get acid reflux. Any malabsorption or digestive problem can lead to acne breakouts. Undigested food ferments and putrifies and allows for the
  10. Wow. Sounds like you have had a really rough go of it. Acne is highly related to problems in the gut. I have never had an acne client who did not also have gut issues. The gut is the mothership of the body. Problems in the gut can manifest to any symptom in the body, including acne. You need to embark on a very serious gut healing regimen. I would recommend getting a food intolerance test, a test for leaky gut and a good pathogen screen. Many pathogen screens are notoriously unreliable as pa
  11. I know how frustrating it is to deal with hormonal acne. I had a similar experience when I went off hormonal birth control. The hormone balance is at the center of all your bodily functions. Having imbalance in these systems can cause any symptom, including acne. Unfortunately there is no majic supplement that will balance your hormones. Since the adrenal glands make the sex hormones and also the stress hormones, any stress on the body can cause the hormones to go out of whack. Balancing
  12. Please check out my blog. I have some posts on this topic. www.crazyhappyhealthy.com Also feel free to email me and ask me anything. I have done a lot of research on this topic and have been successful in clearing 90% of my acne through a gut healing regime! Much Love Kendra [email protected]
  13. Daftfrost - so glad you were able to cure your acne! Doing it the holistically is definitely the most rewarding and long lasting! And don't beat yourself up if you fall off the wagon! It's ok to cheat sometimes, and it will not set you back at square one! Good luck and keep me updated! I love success stories! Lilo - a combination of both would be great! The most important thing is diet! You need to stop irritating your gut with bad foods first and foremost. Cut out processed foods. Emphasize
  14. I have struggled with moderate acne for th past 5 years. It was horrible as most of you know. I tried everything and got no where. I always knew you could cure your acne holistically, but I just didn't know where to start. This past Christmas I decided that I had had enough. I vowed to be clear by summer. So am I clear? Almost! My acne is now fairly mild, but I still stuggle with the odd break out. But overall, I feel better than ever. I feel happy and like I no longer need to hide my face.