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  1. One more thing @EpicPropriety, if you wear makeup: I noticed that makeup brushes generally made my skin worse (because the brushes harbor bacteria, and possibly irritate the skin due to micro-exfoliation). Instead, try switching to something you can gently apply with clean fingers every time (like a liquid pump or tube). Smooth gently over skin and pat lightly to blend. If you prefer powder/mineral makeup, I recommend washing the brushes every single night so that they're clean & dry the nex
  2. Since you have a lot going on, I recommend to keep looking into acne.org to see if you can find people who had similar prognosis as you and cleared their skin (perhaps other people with Hashimoto's). Some people don't tolerate Retin-A or strong topicals well. If your skin truly is as bad as you feel, and Retin-A has not helped you at all, then you could be irritating it too much, especially with the glycolic cleanser and Clarisonic. You might need to rebuild your acid mantle layer. Clairsonic is
  3. Soy sauce also contains wheat as one of its ingredients, so that's another reason you should avoid it if you have Celiac disease. Tamari is a cooked, wheat-free soy sauce. Coconut Aminos is gluten-free and soy-free, but it has a slightly different flavor. MUCH less salty tasting, and even tastes mildly sweet. There are plenty of recipes out there for raw nut cheese that don't use any of those ingredients. You might also consider making a fermented nut cheese if you want to get more probiotic
  4. To clarify, right now my acne is "under control". Meaning I get a spot here or there, but overall my skin is healing. I still visit the forum when I get updates (via email) for a board I'm subscribed to.
  5. Sounds like you have a lot of determination - just keep experimenting (healthfully) and you'll figure it out over time. You may have other food allergies as well. Or, you might be gluten intolerant and have it affect your digestion, but maybe it doesn't affect your skin but something else does. I'm still certain that gluten causes MY itchy acne patches and cysts. But I also get pimples from hormones, candida (eating too much sugar), and dairy. So I have to be careful in many aspects of my diet
  6. I'd like to read more about this. Has anyone tried eating fermented foods (like raw sauerkraut), which typically uses different organisms? How about kefir?
  7. What I've seen Brenton type before is that nuts often have mold/fungus on them even when they're fresh. I've also read that nuts can feed candida. Many nuts are also acid-forming in the body, EXCEPT for almonds. I don't do this diet perfectly, and I'm vegetarian so I still eat nuts in moderation. I rinse them too. But, if you're following Brenton's cleanse, then you probably don't want to eat any nuts so you can follow the experiment correctly; especially for the first 3 months of the cleansin
  8. If you're truly gluten intolerant, the first things that START to go away will be redness, itchiness and inflammation, usually within a week. Not the pimples themselves. After the first week, you'll notice it continually fading. The acne that you already have will have to heal naturally like it normally would, but it will heal a faster. As your old acne fades, you'll start to have fewer breakouts. It usually takes 3+ months for your intestine to fully repair from the gluten damage, so that'
  9. Unless you're allergic to eggs, they are ok according to this diet. On the first page of this forum Brenton lists "omega 3 eggs" as one of the proteins he eats. Omega 3 eggs are from chickens that were fed flax seeds in their diet (or some other high omega 3 food) so they produce eggs with high levels of omega 3. They also tend to be organic and free range, but you should check the label. Eggs are a common allergy, though I don't know if that would lead to the pimples you got. The only way to
  10. How about this on the egg yolk: http://www.cholesterol-and-health.com/Egg_Yolk.html Also, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_%28food%29 Also, here's an excerpt from: http://lifelongfitnesstips.com/lower-ldl-c...-saturated-fats "With recent studies it’s been shown that eggs are cholesterol healthy. These high cholesterol foods actually work towards lowering the ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol, and raising the ‘good’ HDL cholesterol – if they are in conjunction with a lower saturated fat diet. The t
  11. How about this on the egg yolk: http://www.cholesterol-and-health.com/Egg_Yolk.html Also, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_%28food%29
  12. Who is Leo (screen name) and his diet? I tried searching but couldn't find it on the boards. I'd like to look at his diet too. Thanks!
  13. Thanks and good luck. The vinegar will probably help get rid of the acne faster, but remember that there might be an underlying cause. Just letting you know so you don't get discouraged if it's not a "cure". =) I had to figure out that I was gluten intolerant as well as a few other things, but the vinegar helped as a topical.
  14. Yes, it makes sense to start with 50-50 on the back. On my face, I used 70-30 (30% vinegar, 70% water). But the back is more resilient than the face. The smell will go away when you shower, but so will some of the benefits of the vinegar. The idea is that you apply it at night so it can soak in and do it's job, and then shower in the morning. If you put it on when you get home from school, and then wash it off in a night shower, it might be a little less effective since it's not staying on fo
  15. Yes, it makes sense to start with 50-50 on the back. On my face, I used 70-30 (30% vinegar, 70% water). But the back is more resilient than the face. The smell will go away when you shower, but so will some of the benefits of the vinegar. The idea is that you apply it at night so it can soak in and do it's job, and then shower in the morning. If you put it on when you get home from school, and then wash it off in a night shower, it might be a little less effective since it's not staying on fo
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