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  1. Both the "raw" and the "vegan" has little to do with health and are alot more like religions than diets.

    Raw vegans are great at creating their own "healthy raw treats" such as raw ice cream, raw energy bars raw this raw that. Those items are only marginally better than candy.

    Becoming a vegan is in no way beneficial to your skin or health. The health improvements people achieve trough following such a diet are due to avoiding processed foods, not animal foods. The placebo effect also plays a major role. A far more sensible and balanced approach would be to eat a diet containing both vegetable and animal food.

    This diet would be healthier, cheaper, tastier, more varied and alot easier to follow if you included a daily portion of steak, butter,a few eggs and perhaps some seafood.

    The same way of thinking applies to the "raw" part of the diet. Some foods are better eaten cooked, others raw or near raw. Nutrients from vegetables are well known to be more available to our digestive systems when eaten cooked (even more so if they are eaten with fats for that matter). Egg whites are another food that becomes alot more digestible when cooked.

    Do not go raw vegan. Go whole food omnivore with traditional cooking methods. Any and all benefits of the raw vegan diet is also achievable through this diet. Without the common side effects of raw veganism, eating disorders and malnutrition.

    It is foolish to blame the beef patty for the effects of the coke and fries.

  2. I'll get fat from olive oil, coconut oil, almonds, and seeds also. My nutritionist said didn't like that I was in ketosis when I last saw here and she was very concerned that I did not eat too much protein. Also I have only heard bad things about digesting meat so I just was curious.

    Coconut oil and olive oil are generally fine. Nuts like almonds and most seeds are high in polyunsaturated fats and tend to aggrevate skin conditions in alot of people. On top of that they are almost impossible to digest. I would keep them at a minimum.

  3. I'm glad I found this thread! I almost passed it up b/c of the lame title.

    I find it hilarious that this title has boosted this threads views really well. The people have spoken. They want retarded titles.

    lol. It's expensive, but where I live all you can get is the cornfed disease-ridden meat.

    Cornfed meat is not disease ridden. It's still a healthy food if it's fresh and free of addatives. It may be lower in certain nutrients but that does not mean the nutrient profile does not prevent deficiencies or cause disease in humans.

    .And is there something wrong with coconut oil? Been eating it lately but I saw something about people feeling "hot" and relating that to coconut oil.

    Coconut oil is generally great. The problem is that alot of people are intolerant to the naturally occurring chemicals in the oil. For some people a refined tastless version of the oil is actually better. The benefits of CO is in the fatty acids themselves and not the minor amount of nutrients in it anyway. Personally I can't tolerate coconut oil digestive wise and the virgin oil cause a far stronger reaction than the refined oil that I can actually take in small amounts.

  4. No.



    Why would it?

    Just make sure to eat enough fat. I'ts hard to get enough fat just from meat since it is often trimmed. An easy way to get lots of healthy fat in your diet is trough butter and other high fat dairy.

  5. It's a carnivorous diet post by a guy who ate only animal product (99% meat and dairy products)

    That's Owsley Stanley. I read his thread back when he had just posted it.

    Here is a picture of him from not too long ago. http://tinyurl.com/9kgxj8

    it's kinda on the expensive side if u eat it every meal everyday

    It is alot cheaper compared to fastfood, soft drinks, bottles water, organic vegetables that other people buy. Consider how calorie dense fatty meat and butter is and compare it to other food and you realise that its not that expensive. Go for cheap fatty meat and tenderize it or use a slow cooking method.

    .I mean..99.9% of us stuff ourselves with leafy greens and high fiber veggies when we get acne..

    Yeah and most people completley fail with their diets. :surprised: Sallad is monkey food unfit for animals higher in the food chain.

    1) Is ur bowel movement regular?( as in diarrhea or normal movement?)and how many per day?...

    I used to have IBS and had alot of diarrhea. Since cutting out most fiber and eating mostly meat, high saturated fat etc. I have normal stools.

    2) do u experience bad breath?
    Only if I eat garlic. :lol:

    and or a change in sleeping habit?( like constantly waking up at night or even not able to sleep?)


    3) Do u feel hot sensation on ur body/face even u didnt exercise?

    No. Are you eating coconut oil?

    4) do ur skin trend to get more/less oily than before? ( the 1st pic I saw was kinda alittle bit shiny..and on the 2nd pic ur skin was normal~ I dunno if u washed ur skin first on the 2nd one)

    I used to have very oily skin but it stopped with the diet change. I have normal to slightly dry skin in the winter.

  6. I just did a small social experiment to see how many more views this topic will get with a completely retarded title. I have noticed that the topics with alot of views have titles like this. Probably reflecting the age group and nationality of this forum. (Read american teen)

  7. I'd be willing to bet the majority of your success comes from the not washing or using products.

    The rest just shows avoiding random foods in the name of acne is stupid.

    I stopped using products like a year before I went on this diet. It did not help that much. The reason that I only use water is that the products I used did nothing/made it worse so I saw no point in using them.

    Im not avoiding random food, I avoid/include food on the basis of evolution, personal experience and modern nutritional science (telling us for example that polyunsaturated fats are very hazardous to our health).

    What kind of vegetables break you out?

    Vegetables high in food chemicals tend to break me out and also give me other unpleasant symptoms.

    My digestion and well being has greatly improved since I cut out all vegetables. With my high animal food intake I think I am getting the nutrition I need. Considering how much my health has improved eating very little vegetable matter. If I was lacking essential nutrients I would not have been able to come from a malnourished state to a healthy lean body.

    Maybe ur on the 20s+ , At those ages people will stop getting acne.. Not all , i seen people at age 30s-40s with acne.. weird..

    but my family stopped getting acne at age 20s+

    So ya how old are you.

    I know that because I still get breakouts from eating certain foods!

    If I were to eat them daily my skin would soon look like a battlefield again. This includes many fruits, certain vegetables (yes it is true vegetables can be bad for you!). Nuts are probably the worst for me and causes painful nodules after one or two days.

    Perhaps my age plays a role in my healing but I honestly think that I would still have severe acne and alot worse scarring today If I had not changed my diet. I think my diet has allowed my scars to heal more rapidly compared to a regular diet. I notice now that acne, small wounds and cuts heal more properly and leave less scarring and redness than before. I have also noticed other improvements with my skin such such as less brittle skin around the nails. Less birthmarks.

    Please read the thread before you comment. Im 20. :)

    Wow! Your skin is basically flawless.

    How long apart were those pictures taken?

    I think that Glennart at one point posted blood test results, and showed that after being on his diet, many of his blood markers improved significantly. I think that this shows that it was more than just abstinence of acne topicals that helped clear his skin.

    I did not post the actual before and after results since I dont have them at home and its a hassle to get them from the hospital. But yes my blood work greatly improved. I donated blood for the first time in december and the nurse there said the same thing, all test perfect. My iron was a bit high IMO but not enough to be outside of the healthy range. And it will probably drop a bit after donating a couple of times.

  8. How come no scars at all :X , ;/ and i have scars.. i hate them :P

    I have scars but they are only visible at certain angles and lighting.


    I hope the other 10-20% are veggies and fruit lol.

    I eat bananas sometimes. :angel:

    The rest of the food is things like sour cream, a small piece of cheese, a bit of rice or potatoes, piece of fruit. I don't bother eating vegetables.

    looks like he has experianced good benefits from low carb diet.

    as i know at the moment extra protein is hard on the body as excess nitrogen create the most toxic substance the body has to deal with read here so you dont think im pulling this out of my ass http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metabolic_waste

    This applies to any diet high in protein not just a low carb diet. If you eat zero carbs you may need a bit more protein than if you eat say 50-100 carbs. I probably eat around 50 g carbs/day right now. I think a better term for this kind of diet is a high fat diet. Mention "low carb" and people think lettuce and lean steak.

  9. Not all bread is bad for you. The bread least likely to cause a breakout is whole grain bread. Why? Because other brains contain a lot of wheat flour which has gluten in it. It has high starch, which has a lot of glucose enzymes in it. Basically, when you eat foods with a high glycemic index, like white bread, it has a tendency to turn to glucose in your blood stream. That glucose is carried throughout your body, including to your skin. This has been known to contribute to severity of acne.

    That's why it contributes to acne. Try switching to 100% whole grain bread. I think it has a glycemic index of around 51, which is considered low. It won't cause as much glucose in your bloodstream and I personally find that it tastes better, fills you up longer, and doesn't leave you craving more carbs and sugar. That's just me, though.

    Whole grain bread has gluten as well as white bread. The type of grain and not how refined it is determines if it contains gluten or not.

    Glucose is not an enzyme it a sugar.

    Whole wheat and white bread generally both have a high glycemic index. White bread has a GI of 100, whole wheat bread has a GI of 97.

    The glucose itself has nothing to with acne. It's the hormonal effects of a chronic high glycemic load that has been linked to acne.

    Modern whole grain bread is less healthy than white bread. Whole grains need to be properly processed by fermentation to unlock the nutrients they carry.

    Generally speaking, bread is bad and should be avoided.

  10. Except for perhaps olive oil and avocado all of those oils are unhealthy in more than trace amounts. Even olive oil and acovados contain far too much polyunsaturated fat to be eaten in more than sparse amounts.

    Some of these fats also contain toxic phytochemicals (at least most plant fats). Regarded as "healthy antioxidants" by the seed oil industry. There is no need for such chemicals in your body if you eat fats that are less prone to oxidation, meaning the saturated and monounsaturated fats.

    Try eating a truly healthy fat like butter or ghee, beef or lamb fat. I bet my balls you will not break out from them, even if eaten in large amounts.

  11. And I read finished reading the first page of this thread, I'm not sure why people don't know how to use google, but olive oil is not a vegetable oil.

    All oils from plant sources are called "vegetable oil" even if they are from a nut or seedor fruit. Olive oil and coconut oil are still vegetable oils. The term does not mean much at all in terms of what is healthy.

    As previously stated in this thread it is the POLYUNSATURATED vegetable oils that you must avoid in order to be healthy. Unless you avoid these your are never going to get clear skin. All of these oils including corn, soybean, canola, cottonseed etc. are highly toxic.

    Polyunsaturated oils are by FAR more dangerous than sugars and sweets. Sugar is harmless in small amount. Vegetable oils have been proven to cause cancer and heart disease when fed to animals , even in tiny amounts when the rest of their fats come from saturated sources. Strict avoidance of these oils is the only sane thing to do.

    Fats to use liberally are butter, beef tallow, coconut oil, macadamia oil

    Use in moderate amounts lard, palm oil, olive oil, goose and duck fat

    Never use corn oil, soybean, canola, chicken fat , sunflower seed oil

    Im probably foregetting some fats but you get the point.

  12. "metabolic typing" is bullshit.

    Glennart, how do you know you didn't outgrow acne?

    PS: congrats, looks much better now indeed.

    Thanks man.

    I know that because I still get breakouts from eating certain foods!

    If I were to eat them daily my skin would soon look like a battlefield again. This includes many fruits, certain vegetables (yes it is true vegetables can be bad for you!). Nuts are probably the worst for me and causes painful nodules after one or two days.

    Perhaps my age plays a role in my healing but I honestly think that I would still have severe acne and alot worse scarring today If I had not changed my diet. I think my diet has allowed my scars to heal more rapidly compared to a regular diet. I notice now that acne, small wounds and cuts heal more properly and leave less scarring and redness than before. I have also noticed other improvements with my skin such such as less brittle skin around the nails. Less birthmarks.

  13. Purely amazing, Glein!

    Have you taken a metabolic typing test to determine that you are a strong protein type, or did you just kind of start eating meat and noticed that you cleared from it?

    Won't be long before I'm posting similar pictures as yours.

    And what's even more astonishing is that my acne looked EXACTLY like yours.


    I actually have that book "The metabolic typing diet". Im supposedly a protein type. I do not put much trust in metabolic typing. In the end trail and error works best.

    I just started eating meat and butter all day long and it worked. I eat a little more carbs these days in the form of white rice and I seem to do fine with that.Like 50 g per day. Some days none. I avoid brown rice sine it has too much fiber to be healthy.

    Good luck!

  14. Anything for you my friend!

    Cod liver oil:


    Get the unflavored one.

    The Vitamin C is just pure ascorbic acid (buy at any pharmacy or supermarket) just a tiny pinch licked from my finger. Supplements containing flavanoids and stuff is a scam and a waste of money IMO. Buy the cheap pure grade product instead. I take a very small amount these days. Just when I remember it. You can mix ascorbic acid 50/50 with baking soda in water if you want to take it as a drink.

    I was taking Thorne vitamin D before. http://www.thorne.com/ Then I took a liquid supplement that only had vitamin D3 in a fat base, cant find the link. Right now Im not taking any vitamin D. Im trying to use my sunbed instead.

    Any brand of kelp extract should work or "Lugols solution" if you can find it. At the moment I simply add kelp to my sea salt to increase the amount of iodine. But I do not take large amounts like before.

  15. :D

    I am doing keto now as well, but not as meat heavy as you, but is still going great.

    Wondering what you do about alcohol if you drink, I'm gonna be rushing a frat next semester, aka a lot of carbs from beer... probably. :|


    The safest bet IMO is pure booze like vodka and such along with water. Beer is alot better than addative laden drink blends etc. Unless you are sensitive to gluten then I would avoid beer or drink a gluten free beer, like Corona.

    wow thats improvement any topical creams or anything?


    None whatsoever. Just water once a day.

    I also touch my face as much as I want.

  16. I must ask you though... did you start the diet at the same time you started washing "all naturally"?

    I have washed with water only before I started the diet. I dont find not using products clears my skin, its just that products have just made it worse or had no effect.

    Not to rain on your parade, but I don't think your diet has to be so extreme. the natural cleansing with a moderately controlled diet may do the trick just the same.

    I have to eat an extreme diet. I have done extensive testing on what kind of food is problematic for my skin. A meat based diet is the only thing that clears it.

    I'm just looking out for you. 90% meat cannot be good for you. Yes, our ancestors ate meat, but they also had all sorts of grains, berries, fruits, etc. 90% meat is going to kill your kidneys (and also make you "sh!t bricks"... literally).

    Its advice like this that keep people from having success with their diets. The balanced diet is a myth created by the food industri. Meat will not make you shit bricks. In fact this diet has not only halted my acne. It has cured my IBS.

    Also, how long have you been on this diet?

    About two years now.

  17. Nice man. So what does your diet regime consist of?


    About 80-90% of what I eat is red meat and butter. Other foods include various dairy products, some seafood, a little white rice or a piece of fruit. I take no supplements. I avoid polyunsaturated fats like the plague.

    I avoid all forms of products on my face and body, including shampoo, perfume etc. I only wash once a day in the shower with water.

    I try to go to bed early and have a good nights sleep.

    That's about it.

  18. None of them. The only omega 3 supplement I would take is a small amount (1/2 tsp) of cod liver oil. Mostly for the vitamins and not the omega 3. But I get plenty of fat soluble vitamins from my diet so I don't supplement at all right now.

    I have come to lean more towards the ideas of Ray Peat. That PUFAS should be avoided altogheter except the small amounts found naturally in animal fats and tropical oils such as coconut and macademia.

    Read Ray Peat's article "The Great Fish Oil Experiment" about the negative effects of fish oil supplementation.

  19. Fats to use freely: butter, tallow, lamb fat, coconut oil, macadamia nut oil

    Fats to use regularly in small amounts: egg yolks (three a day),

    high-vitamin cod liver oil (1/2 tsp/day)

    Fats that are ok to use in moderation: lard, olive oil, red palm oil

    Fats that are ok to compromise with sometimes: high-oleic safflower

    oil, high-oleic sunflower oil

    Fats that should not be used at all: soybean oil, canola oil,

    safflower oil, sunflower oil, flax oil, any oils high in PUFA.

    From Chris Masterjohn


    IMO red meat should form the base of a low carb diet. Beef, lamb, pork.