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  1. Thanks, man...that is some good advice. I appreciate you sharing your wisdom.
  2. That's awesome, thank you! I love bananas but only eat them occasionally cause of the high GI thing, but this news is encouraging! I think I will try this, along with the mung and adzuki beans. Lately I have been grinding a tablespoon of sprouted, dry mung beans and putting it in my protein shake. I usually have this daily. I also bought a couple of unsprouted mung and adzuki beans which I plan on sprouting and eating daily, but haven't got around to it yet. Sprouting them is supposed to unl
  3. Just out of curiosity, anyone here tried this? Dietary effect of lactoferrin-enriched fermented milk on skin surface lipid and clinical improvement of acne vulgaris. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20692602
  4. @Thehoper...Well, this past summer, I did a Paleo diet (only veggies, olive or coconut oil and meat at each meal) , cutting out any carbs other than what I got from veggies and the blueberries in my daily protein shake. My skin definitely improved during that time, but by no means "cleared". I know I was onto something, but it is not exactly easy to eat this way all the time and I lost weight during those three months which I didn't like (I lift weights a couple times a week and have always be
  5. @exister...if I've learned anything from this site, it's that there are so many causes of acne unique to different individuals and so many people are improved by different things. There is no one cause for all acne sufferers. For me, the "skin diabetes" theory seems to be my particular cause. I believe it's a chromium deficiency i have and the niacin just helps the chromium absorb or work better. It has been 9 days and I have NEVER seen this kind of dramatic effect with my skin. I am trying not
  6. @Thehoper...I'm just assuming that any one B vitamin would work better and be less likely to cause imbalances if taken with all the B's instead of alone.
  7. @alternavista...I agree that it's probably wise to take a B-complex with Chromium and Niacin.
  8. Thanks, ABG Fairy...I hope it continues to work as well!! I did start a thread called, Chromium, Niacin & Zinc...
  9. @mikito...I really think the key here is all three (chromium, niacin and zinc). Like I said, I tried zinc alone and it only helped short term, and not to this extent. The three together have proved worthy adversaries to my acne after 8 days. Will keep you posted @alternativista...the chromium GTF I use is not polynicolinate (although that is prob good too, being bound to niacin). It's chromium in nutritional yeast. Jarrow chromium GTF... http://m.iherb.com/Jarrow-Formulas-Chromium-GTF-200-
  10. So far, day 7 and skin has improved tremendously, barely any new formation and the couple that did, healed fast. I am very pleased and hopin this lasts! I should add that for almost a month and a half now I've been taking one other supplement which is an herbal medicine skin remedy, called Burdock Seed. It's a tincture extract and is supposed to work very slowly over time. Anywhere from 3 months to a year of daily dosing to notice results. It was not doing anything when I started the Chromium
  11. Paleo seems to affect is the amount of sugar in the blood and increasesd insulin sensitivity. Acne is improved in many on this site with a Paleo diet. There is a theory of "skin diabetes", which seems to make sense. Have you tried Chromium GTF? It's supposed to regulate insulin sensitivity, thereby improving the skin cell-insulin interaction. It has been a week since I started taking it and my skin has improved tremendously, rather quickly. And I have been eating carbs.
  12. Try DIM first, or eating a ton of broccoli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts.