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  1. 100% with you on this one. If it's not diet, then what else is causing it? And who paid for the ADA studies? The food industry, perhaps? To help you decide for yourself, please, please, please do some reading. There are heaps of nutrition books around (ask at your local health food shop or ask a nutritionist). This book The Optimum Nutrition Bible, Patrick Holford, is great.
  2. There's a lot of truth in what USANAbymail is saying - vitamin supplements can help acne. However, everyone has different needs, so one pill isn't going to work for everyone. You're better off doing your own research - there are loads of books about vitamins and supplements (I can recommend one -see most of my other posts if you're interested in its name). It's worth bearing in mind that you may be able to get all the vits and mins you need by making dietry changes. But again, you have to
  3. Newcastlegirl, you are so right! And it sounds like you're getting there Sami. I'll be saying this till I'm blue in the face, - I cannot recommend more highly the Optimum Nutirion Bible by Patrick Holford. It could change your whole life for the better. Check it out on Amazon. You don't have to have acne.
  4. It's great so many people seem to be getting into the "inside out" approach. This is the approach that will work long term. To function properly, your body needs loads of vits and mins that it may not be getting (look at the excellent post "Look what I found".) For loads of info get this book: The Optimum Nutrition Bible, by Patrick Holford. It could change your life for the better. I can't recommend it highly enough. I'd buy you all a copy if I had enough cash.
  5. Sounds like you're over doing it to me. There's a better way - see the post "Look what I found". Roaccutane did the trick for me, eventually (several years ago now). I can't recommend vitamin (etc) supplements enough, but do some investigation first to find out how your body works.
  6. ...I wish I'd been able to explain it as well as Mr Collins. As for Centrum, I take it you mean the vitamin supplement. Check out the amounts of vits etc it contains (probably not much). For more info, and to work out what you need to be taking, you know what I'm going to say - read The Optimum Nutrition Bible.
  7. You guys should really read the book I keep banging on about as it contains answers to all your questions. See the thread = "Think about other vitamins too".
  8. Thanks Dan, and keep on with the "whole" approach. If you need any more info then the book I mentioned earlier should be your first port of call. Check out what other people reckon to it: '>http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/tg/stores/detail/-/books/0749918551/customer-reviews/ref=sr_aps_books_1_1/ref=cm_cr_dp_2_1/026-3806927-4124403
  9. Well, thanks for the responses, guys. I've been aiming my posts at people that don't have their acne sorted (and it sounds like you do, njacobs). I'm attempting to point people in the right direction, to arm them with the mindset to try different approaches and to understand why acne is happening to them in order that they can cure it for good. The point I'd like to make is that by putting a product on your acne, you're treating a symptom and not the cause. BTW, I enjoyed the well-rounde
  10. Everyone is different, but you're within safe levels of everything. The only thing to be careful of is your zinc intake. Too much can cause muscle spasms because of a lack of manganese. I can't recommend the Optimum Nutrition Bible highly enough. It's a paperback and costs about £12 in UK. The arguments about how much is safe to take can go on for years on this board. The statements in the Optimum Nutrition Bible are backed up with clinical research. I was a vitamin cynic myself before
  11. to bring this post to to near the top, cus there's loads of good advice here. Give a lot of thought to what you eat. Don't always go with the marketing. For example, if you think Sunny D is good for you, you really need to stop and think. Don't eat dairy, eat lots of fresh veg and fruit. Read the book mentioned above. Visit the website : http://www.patrickholford.com (it's not that great to look at, but the info is superb).
  12. tranceownz - I think you're heading down the right road now. I hope the changes you make improve your life. If you do it right you can make a huge difference to your whole health. There is a bigger picture. The food we eat contains many pollutants: pesticides, hormones, antibiotics. All these can cause skin problems. As an aside, you may want to consider avoiding prescription antibiotics altogether - they may help to start with, but they actually kill the good bacteria in your stomach, we
  13. ...it's what you put in your stomach that effects your skin. This is what works for me: There is a lot of truth in the old adage that you are what you eat. Eat fresh, unprocessed food, don't eat too much meat and avoid red meat completely. Eat lots of veg and fruit, drink plenty of water. Take vitamin supplements. Avoid polution. Don't eat dairy, (except organic low fat bio live yoghurt - this can help your immune system). What you eat today, you wear tomorrow. There are a lot of p
  14. I got this book: The Optimum Nutrition Bible, by Patrick Holford. It's full of excellently researched nutritional info. It makes sense and will help you with your acne. It's not dedicated to acne, but has a good acne section. Please read it. You'll be doing yourself a big favour. It's available in health stores and good bookshops in UK and online at Amazon.