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  1. Thanks for posting. I used to be really into her videos until I realized something was a bit....gimmicky about them. And she recommends in this video, a very low fat, HIGH CARB diet. After studying the Paleo diet, which advocates high fat and extremely low carb- I'm not too sure I'd agree with her there. But anyways- its very useful to have many points of view. So again thanks for posting.

  2. I actually think most are NOT healthy. Many are filled with processed grains, sugars and chemicals. Make your own at home! And opt for a "paleo" recipe. My ex boyfriend makes paleo protein bars at home- chocolate and peanut butter- and they have something like 500 calories a square and a lot of protein.

  3. Probably the hydrogenated vegetable oils and high glycemic index of potatoes. What you can do as a parent, is make sure potato chips don't come in the house. Hand make some sweet potato homemade chips. And control what goes on the table as best as possible making sure to be healthy and balanced. This will allow for healthy hormonal changes in your child's growing body and thus a "lessened" chance of acne.

  4. A combo of less daily stress, good sleep, light exercise, paleo diet (strict, probably most responsible for clear skin due to no sugar, dairy, or gluten), even when I eat paleo food I eat low glycemic...I am avoiding fructose too (because I personally have a sensitivity but its rare), daily vitex pill to balance hormones, daily "zinc for acne" complex pill, daily gel fish oil, increasing healthy fats in my diet like grass fed butter and coconut oil, a moisturizer (grapeseed oil) with linoleic acid content, vitamin d3 pill (essential), anti inflammatory smoothies. I use a tiny, tiny bit of bp on each cheek (like a dot, because they are my buggest problem areas, and i only hse it at night). I know it's a lot and I know it gets expensive especially when you're eating organic...but over time, this completely cleared me and cured some of my other horrible hormonal issues.

  5. So essentially it would seem that if we use benzoyl peroxide on our face- we are best off NOT using a lotion with antioxidants....and we are best off not even eating vitamin E? Eh, I don't know. I can see the slathering face in vitamin E might halt healing by I can't see the application of vitamins to the face or internally as "preventing healing."

  6. I don't know you in real life, I don't know your values, I don't know you as a person, I don't know your intelligence. So, I'm not judging you. But this post you made was one of the most ignorant I have ever read. Time after time, it has been shown that for MANY (not all) people, certain foods contribute to their acne. Time after time, it has been shown that alcohol damages skin. I'm sorry that being "vegetarian, gluten free, all that 'junk'" didn't work for you, but just to let you know- being "gluten free" helps your health in many ways...not just your skin.

  7. The only time it ever damaged my skin is when I had a cyst, and I taped a cotton ball with undiluted acv to it for about an hour, like an idiot. It caused a big red chemical looking burn. I can even post the picture here at some point when I find it. Yeah the stuff can be helpful but use it wisely otherwise you can screw yourself over. I have a scar now. Barely visible but when I look closely in the mirror I say to myself "what is wrong with you." :)

  8. It could definitely hormonal...or digestive...have you tried the "leaky gut" diet approach? Probiotics, etc? Was he breast fed? I have to say one thing about the ACV, too. Fructose allergy doesn't show up in regular tests. It's found via hydrogen breath test. I was drinking acv every day faithfully and putting honey (full of fructose) on my face and in my smoothies and my face was a mess. Now I have eliminated those things and I am oh so much better! Just trying to lend my tokens, I know each persons "cure" is different as we all have relatively "different" causes

  9. I don't think that's true. But I'm no dr. I've always heard people say their skin is more clear in the summer, so what's the difference then? More sunshine I guess.

    SebumSucks- do you have before & after photos so we can see what Vit. D has done for you?

    btw, today I gave my son 10,000 IU and I'm getting a little discouraged. He has taken it now 4 days, and his skin is still just as oily. Am I being too impatient?

    Nothing is a miracle cure/overnight cure. Not for anything. Not for cancer, not for acne, etc. Healing is a process and a journey. There are many factors at play, and its integrative. How is your son's diet? Does he have any food allergies? Keep going with the vitamin D3, though....and make sure its D3! DON'T get discouraged, keep up the hope!!! :)

  10. I think your problem is mostly under control. It's just that blackheads don't just go away as there's nothing to heal. They have to exfoliate away, or you can extract them. I recommend oil cleansing. Massage grapeseed, safflower, hemp or whatever blended with a little castor oil for a while, then wipe clean with a warm damp cloth. Some people have claimed seeing their blackheads pop out. I never did, but doing this is the best method I've found to control my blackheads. Make sure it's a good oil. Those PUFAs are prone to rancidity, and most of the oils in the average store are suspect. Buy food grade. If you are in the U.S., I recommend Napa Valley Naturals (or Organics, I can never remmember the name) from Whole Foods. Whatever you get, it should be fresh and in a dark bottle. Store in the fridge. Info on the benefits of high linoleic acid content oils: http://www.acne.org/...pical-solution/

    Keep up the good diet, sleep well, get outside into the light daily, move around a lot daily, etc.. Hopefully you replaced all the processed and sugary foods with nutrient dense foods.

    Thanks I will try this. But there isn't a way internally that could possibly stop non-inflammatory acne from forming?

    Hi- what is your lifestyle like? Are your sleep cycles regular? Do you have a lot of stress in your life? How often do you exercise, and when you do, do you wash your face right after? Do you smoke or drink? Even though you avoid things like soda, processed foods and white bread: do you eat lots of veggies and fruits and consume a lot of water???

    My sleep is fairly normal and I do have some stress. I used to exercise frequently, but it had no effect on my acne and I always washed my face after. I drink but do not smoke. I definitely consume a lot of water but I could certainly eat veggies and fruit more often.

    Sounds like you have mild acne- so if you could, I would take an anti-inflammatory (like fish oil) supplement, eat more fruits and veggies....limit alcohol consumption (definitely, as it puts a strain on the liver), and cut out WHEAT as much as you can, as it is an inflammatory substance. Be strict and check back in a few weeks.

  11. Alright so I just now have been diagnosed with pcos. But I haven't gained any weight and have always ( I'm not exaggerating) been told how perfect my body is. But does weight gain come later? Very scared here. So now it's more than the acne which I hate it's actually a health concern. Does anyone know how to treat/ cure this holistically ? I will be running out of health insurance by the end of this month so prescriptions probably aren't the safest route to go :/ please please if anyone knows anything I'm freaking out there's so much other stuff going on the last thing at 20 is for my looks and health to go.

    Heyy. PCOS is a SYMPTOM of insulin resistance. I also noticed in your photos that you have some freckles on your neck, another tell tale sign of insulin resistance. You can literally cure PCOS through diet and holistic remedies. It is not always necessary that weight gain accompanies it. I have done literally an extensive amount of research on this. I will send you a private message.

  12. Hey guys!

    I started breaking out (moderately) in my senior year of high school, but it got even worse when I went to college. I tried lots of drugstore topicals, but when I ordered Dan's BP- my skin was transformed. From sophomore year of college to senior year of college (3 years), I used BP on my face dutifully, twice a day, all over. My face was clear.

    At some point though, I started to realize that the harsh chemical was probably not the best thing to be relying upon (solely) to cure my skin issue. I read about how BP CAN BE damaging- and also how acne often signifies an underlying imbalance or health issue inside the body. I made the (very hard) choice to quit BP- my acne came back with a vengeance, and thus began my long trial with holistic and nutritional methods (I've tried MANY).

    So let's fast forward to today. I have achieved a beautiful balance in terms of my regimen, and I wanted to share it with you guys. Yes, I still owe a lot of my "clarity" to Dan's regimen, which is why I'm posting here. But my intention is to show all of you guys how you can get clear skin by relying as LITTLE AS POSSIBLE on BP, and focusing mostly on nutrition.


    I took a look at my face and noted my problem areas. My chin usually only had a small spot or two at any given time.

    My forehead probably had two cysts at a time, but the rest was clear.

    My cheeks were covered in small inflamed cyst reminiscent bumps that almost looked like an allergic reaction.

    My jawline also had cysts, but that area is easy to hide with my hair.

    So, I figured that my cheeks needed BP the most, next in priority was my forehead, I could hide my jawline with my hair, and I could live with the tiny pimples on my chin. I used as little of BP as possible. Twice a day, I put a small dot of BP on each cheek (morning and night) and make sure it covers the two inches that my skin breaks out the worst. Once a day, I apply a very tiny dab to the top of my forehead (where I had acne).

    Slowly, over a period of two months, by following the nutritional protocol listed below, my jawline acne has completely cleared up on its own (aside from maybe one or two hardly visible inflamed zits around that time of the month), my chin is completely clear aside from the occasional easy to fix whitehead, and my forehead and cheeks are clear. The best news of all, is that I am slowly narrowing down the area that I use BP on. I literally put a small dot of bp on each cheek and pat it on (probably only 2 inches of skin is covered), and this used to be my worst area. I am now working down to once, every OTHER day applying BP to my forehead. This is working great. I no longer feel dependent on BP. It's becoming less and less necessary to use- but its been a GREAT tool to use to aid me while I heal my body from the inside!!!


    I eat Paleo. That means: no grains, no sugar, no dairy, no legumes, no soy, no processed meats or foods in general. I don't drink coffee. I have really upped my intake of vegetables and fruits.

    I work out 4 times a week to flush the lymphatic system and help my heart and lungs. I've incorporated yoga to help with circulation and stress reduction. I try to get 8 hours of sleep a night. I drink a lot of water.

    Every morning, I have a power smoothie LOADED with omega 3's. I can elaborate more on this if anyone cares to know my recipe. It literally tastes like a chocolate milkshake, but its not, at all. This has done wonders for inflammation.

    In terms of supplements, I take fermented cod liver oil (gel) once a day. I also take a "zinc for acne" pill one a day. Twice a day, I take vitex, a supplement to balance hormones. Once a day, I take vitamin D3, because its winter and I hardly get out. Four times a day, I take one ayurvedic herbal capsule for the adrenals, to reduce and ease stress. I have a lot. Once a day, usually right before dinner, I take "Alpha Lipoic Acid" an antioxidant, which is also great for the liver. It helps make the skin tone look rosy, too. An hour before bed on an empty stomach, I take a refrigerated probiotic supplement with lots of water.

    This is the part that helped my clear my health issues. I had digestive issues and hormonal imbalance. I won't go into detail, but both of those things are now balancing out for the first time in what feels like forever.

    BEST OF LUCK TO YOU ALL! My intention is eventually to not have to use bp at all, and I foresee that this day may happen for me, as long as I remain healthful and happy!

  13. Hi- what is your lifestyle like? Are your sleep cycles regular? Do you have a lot of stress in your life? How often do you exercise, and when you do, do you wash your face right after? Do you smoke or drink? Even though you avoid things like soda, processed foods and white bread: do you eat lots of veggies and fruits and consume a lot of water???

  14. Green Gables- I saw the link in your signature about low progesterone (which means higher estrogen/dominance) can actually create HIGH androgens. One would think that is counter intuitive, because one would think if we had estrogen dominance, we would have LOW androgens (estrogen + androgen seem opposite each other). Anyways, I found it really interesting, and for the purpose of helping the poster of this thread, would it make sense to take vitex (to help balance progesterone and estrogen) as well as saw palmetto (to help lower androgens) at the same same?