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dscully

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  1. Preaching to the choir! My acne was never cystic, but I would get rash-like bumps punctuated by larger pustules that seemed to be never-ending. It didn't get better until I cut out milk, sugar, and refined carbohydrates. I am also sensitive to large amounts of iodine so I can't have foods that use iodized salt or eat things with spirulina or kelp in them. If I stick to the plan, my skin looks great. If I stray, I am reminded of my condition within 24 hours in the form of painful bumps. I also ju
  2. I don't think it's all about inflammation and of course hormones are involved and you are affecting your hormones with diet. I don't know why you are telling me this. I've only said so a million times.And I don't believe the MSM issue was true acne just like I don't believe my cystic acne caused by a delayed response to a food is true acne. Also wonder if the breakouts some women experience with their menstual cycle is true acne. By true acne I mean the process they tell us takes weeks to occur
  3. Some people want to give up on the diet thing, and that's fine with me. As for me, I'm going to go to the pool with no makeup on. Obviously people who have figured out the diet/acne link are the winners in this situation. I don't really care if people call me nuts, say my diet is ludicrous or rubbish, or othersuch nonsense. My skin looks great. If it's all an elaborate coincidence and has nothing to do with my radical and sudden diet change, then... just kidding. Of course it was my diet change.
  4. Sex hormones become active at puberty causing an increase in sebum production and changing the way your body and skin function completely. You could eat crappy foods when you are 8, but will not notice their effects on your skin until you hit puberty. Because women have naturally fluctuating hormones, they are more likely than men to have acne that persists into adulthood. This is because men's hormones even out (usually), whereas women's are constantly changing throughout their menstrual cycle
  5. Not just in your head. It's an actual thing. Science. I always try to get people with acne to exercise. It really helps your skin purge.
  6. Why do you want to eat sugar so badly? Once I gave it up, I stopped craving it after a while. Just try to forget about it. You'll soon find sweetened things too sweet for your taste. I had a bite of cheesecake, which was the first sweetened thing I've had since my wedding, and it was so sweet I couldn't even stomach more than that. Try experimenting with spices. It might just be capsasin (in peppers) that you're sensitive to. Try seasoning your food with herbs and garlic and avoid peppers if the
  7. I don't eat bananas because of the high GI. No trouble from chicken or eggs, though. Whatever the cause of a sensitivity, you should avoid a food that triggers a breakout.
  8. Ooh,. I forgot I was thinking about buying gelatin. I need to improve elasticity in my tissues in the hopes it will both slow the crepeyness happening in the super thin skin around my eyes and my lost of flexibility including the eyes & ability to read small print. Where do you get yours from? Moonchild: DO NOT avoid smiling & laughter. In fact, do it all the time. Do it now. Even fake forces laughter does you good. And I think my scars are plenty visible. In fact, I haven't w
  9. Thought I would add: seasoned cast iron instead of nonstick cookware. I love my cast iron, and some of it is over 100 years old. I've also heard from my doc that it's probably why my iron levels are so good now even though I had anemia in high school. I'm really leery of nonstick stuff due to chemicals. Now if only I could get all my neighbors to stop spraying Roundup everywhere... These people are nuts. I'm weighing the pros and cons of putting a sign in my front yard. They might think I'm bats
  10. Ooh,. I forgot I was thinking about buying gelatin. I need to improve elasticity in my tissues in the hopes it will both slow the crepeyness happening in the super thin skin around my eyes and my lost of flexibility including the eyes & ability to read small print. Where do you get yours from? Moonchild: DO NOT avoid smiling & laughter. In fact, do it all the time. Do it now. Even fake forces laughter does you good. And I think my scars are plenty visible. In fact, I haven't w
  11. I've taken Green Pastures FCLO for years with nothing but great results: Reduced tooth sensitivity and improved skin texture and clarity. It contains a lot of fat soluble vitamins (D, E, A) which I have heard of causing purging/detox symptoms in some people. I have never experienced it myself, though. You also might have a sensitivity to fish. If you had impure skin before starting, you can't really blame the FCLO for sure without more trial time. The breakout could have been caused by something
  12. Agree with @Alternativista. Take some magnesium and b-vitamins, get more sleep, drink plenty of water and try to ground yourself spiritually and emotionally. Gelatin is amazing for healing scarring, BTW. Add it to soups. it's basically tasteless. You can also make yourself healthy jello using gelatin and fresh juice instead of flavored sugar gelatin packets. I make that as a treat sometimes. Great Lakes is my favorite gelatin brand. It comes in a pretty big canister. Knox is okay, but I don't li
  13. @alternativista covered everything to my knowledge. I have nothing to add. Looks good!
  14. a year-and-a-half or I guess nearly two years ago (wow, time flies!), they were about to put me on Accutane! However, I was 100% hormone and chemical free and trying to detox and eat healthy because I'm planning to have kids in a year or so (or eventually or whatever...and I don't want to poison them), and it seemed counterintuitive for me to take the doc required birth control pills as well as a dangerous chemotherapy drug *just* to get rid of my acne. I'm glad I knew people in high school that
  15. Caveman "regimen" is the dumbest skincare trend to ever exist and is largely perpetuated by people who have already really cured their acne with diet which makes it look like it "works". People of all cultures, for thousands of years, have devised methods of cleaning their bodies. These methods might seem unusual (cleaning with oil and scraping the oil and sweat off with a scraper... the application of and subsequent rubbing off of dirt) but the goal is the same: to slough off the crusty bits an
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