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  1. HEY FRIENDS. Today is day 11 and things are definitely improving!! Despite only drinking the broth twice a day, my skin is definitely calming down and beginning to heal. Food wise, i've been 90% paleo (small mishaps such as small amounts of seed oils/gf flour), and I am aiming to reach 100% soon (still working out what is and isn't safe!) On top of that I've been drinking broth every morning and evening. Interestingly, I didn't have broth for breakfast this morning because I'd run out and my
  2. If you don't already know about how your skin is connected to your gut (furthermore how your entire health is connected to your gut), go ahead and research it. The human gut is the second most powerful organ (after the brain) and is connected to over 150 diseases. A good person to look up is Chris Kresser. It is not possible to build over your bad gut with healthy diets (such as the Paleo diet) (which i tried to do), it will only keep in the same place, if not make things worse. You must reset y
  3. I'm testing something new and while too soon to say for certain, it does seem to help. Doing nothing.. specifically, avoiding soil based bacteria by cooking or thoroughly washing all vegetables, and also not taking probiotics. Here's my long journey... Nearly 40 y/o m, I've been able to clear my skin completely via diet changes stemming from IgE skin prick testing. (The IgG blood testing had tons of false results) All of the most common food allergens and about 10 others were +. So no diary
  4. Yasmine93


    Hi everyone. So I've been back on the broth for almost a week now (I started last Friday), and while my skin isn't actually much better, I think it's definitely helping! This is because today is Day 14 of my cycle which is usually a TERRIBLE time (Days 13-16 are hell), and actually I've only had a couple of breakouts - and they're not cysts, just spots (though admittedly one is quite deep.) Obviously this could all change in the next day or so, but for now I'm happy! Anyway I need advice - h
  5. Yasmine93

    Back on it

    Hey everyone. So sorry for disappearing, I went travelling for three weeks (big roadtrip woohoo) and couldnt keep up with the internet or, sadly, the bone broth! I have now been back for three days and am back on the broth. While I was away I stuck to a paleo diet 95% of the time, with the very occasional cheat/accidental slip up. However, around ovulation my skin went MAD and I legit nearly threw myself off the edge of the grand canyon. Boo. Now that I've been tracking my skin for a few mon
  6. Yasmine93

    Day One

    Today is Day One of my gut healing protocol. It's basically my last chance to heal my skin, because I have tried EVERYTHING else! Antibiotics (twice,), BC, BP, salicylic acid, accutane (isotretinoin) (couldn't keep going due to horrific side effects so acne came back.) I've tried dairy free, low fat, vegetarian, vegan... you know the drill. After extensive research (we're talking bloody hours trawling the internet and looking at ebooks, blogs, PubMed, etc., I have decided the acne is a direct
  7. To keep it simple, if you are an adult ( > 20) and still have acne, you have a leaky gut. You must be thinking all the time, why those guys eat all the shit (oily, spicy, gluten, dairy, sugar) and still have flawless skin but I feel like being cursed for something I did in my past life. Not your fault my friend. The only fault is where the food is being absorbed. To make it more clear, where the toxins (and undigested) food is being absorbed i.e. Your GUT. "All disease begins in gut" ~ Hippo
  8. == Myself == Gender: Male Age: 23 Acne: Mild/Moderate since 2007 (so, for 6+ years) Weight: 50kg (110lb) Height: 1m68 (5'6") Location: Western Europe Skin type: dry/sensitive (I think, not really sure) == Tried Regimen == - Applying Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar: almost nothing - Applying Tea Tree Oil: almost nothing - Drinking Grapefruit Seed Extract: almost nothing - Currently on Arctium lappa: almost nothing == Current Regimen == - Cleaning face morning/evening using Alepp
  9. I started my first course of accutane about 5 weeks ago, 40mg once a day. Around two weeks in, I noticed my gut getting bigger but I did not immediately link it to accutance. About a week ago I was feeling very bloated and gassy. I called my dermatologist and he is having me take the pill every other day for a week to help with the bloating. The bloating has subsided, however my abdomen/gut is still protruding more than normal, maybe 1/2" to 3/4". Has anyone experienced this before? Doe
  10. The Role of Good Bacteria in the Gut

    Despite declining popularity amongst both doctors and acne sufferers due to their incomplete efficacy, ability to provide only temporary relief, and worrying side effects, oral antibiotics remain a common acne treatment. While they are partially effective for acne in some people, they also have many downsides, including side effects such as nausea and diarrhea. In addition, they kill good bacteria and disrupt the balance of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. Since good bacteria performs important...
  11. Yasmine93

    Day 8/9

    Uh oh, slight backwards step to report! Just noticed (evening Day 9) that I have lots of new forehead spots under the surface, plus one small one on my chin. This is actually quite distressing because for the past few days, I haven't had any new ones and I thought I was on a roll! However, one of the following things may be to blame (sorry if this is boring to read but I want to keep this noted down for my own records so I can spot patterns!) - Been eating eggs for breakfast - known trigger
  12. Yasmine93

    Day 6

    Hi friends! Today is day 6, and apart from basing my breakfast and lunch around broth (turned it into soup by adding some veg and chicken!) , i'm eating a normal paleo diet. However, still consumed probably 3-4 cups of broth today (and aiming to keep this up for at least the next week.) Food wise I'm not struggling at all, and have allowed myself to slightly deviate from the plan when necessary. For example, I went to dinner with friends last night and had a small chunk of meringue with ber
  13. Yasmine93

    Day 3

    Day 3 Update! So yesterday (day3) wasn't really a fast at all - I drank lots of bone broth (a mix of homemade, and one from pret-a-manger which was so strong!) but also ate some solid food (all paleo/AIP) including avocado, salmon, kale, greens and chicken breast. This was mostly due to hunger/being fed up of liquids! My skin isn't looking significantly better, but it has definitely calmed somewhat, and the number of new breakouts is minimal - maybe three since I started the regime (for pers
  14. Hi everyone! It is now the morning of Day Three and I want to update you all on Day One/Two. Day One - managed to stick to just broth all day, apart from a small amount of coconut water in the evening which surprisingly really upset my tummy! Will avoid coconut from now on and attempt to reintroduce after my fast and see if I react again. Went to bed hungry which was so hard! Skin (unsurprisingly, its day one haha, looks the same) Day Two - managed to stick to broth mostly apart from o
  15. I'm 22 years old and have been dealing with acne since I was about 14. It started with normal white heads, black heads, etc. and i was young and going through puberty and have naturally oily skin anyway. I was frustrated when generic otc medications wouldn't work so i visited a dermatologist. I was prescribed dioxycycline first, then minocycline, and it all worked for a few weeks and the acne was back. By now I'm 16 or 17 and still having issues with acne and won't take the antibiotics because t
  16. Interesting article on the causes of celiac disease: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/24/opinion/sunday/what-really-causes-celiac-disease.html?pagewanted=1&ref=general&src=me I believe there might be possible implications to acne through the discussed Gut health - probiotics - autoimmune connection? Acne is essentially an autoimmune disorder isn't? Would be interesting to know the rates of acne amongst the Finnish and Russian populations they looked at. Does a
  17. Hello everyone, I'm looking for advice and leads based on my with my personal situation that can be backed up from personal experiences or scientific studies. I got diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at age 12, had to take away the greater part of my colon through surgery at 14 (got an ostomi) and connected everything again (no more ostomi) at age 15. I currently have my rectum and a very small part of my colon left (I am now 23 years old, Male). I was fine for a couple of years after the surge
  18. Changed "The Truth" to a journey, since I'm discontinuing it. Summary Basically, I had cystic acne, but finally cleared my skin by eating only eggs and oatmeal for like 2 weeks after getting results back from a skin prick test. Here are those results: Now, these results weren't very accurate and didn't test for enough foods. But oats and carrots and wheat were spot on. Mediator Release Test Now, I didn't get it yet! I'm saving money so I can order it from Florida for $495 U.S. I
  19. Hi everybody! Ive been dealing with a large amount of cheek acne for a little over a year and I wanted to see if anyone had any suggestions in getting rid of it. I'm 23 and just started getting acne about a year ago. As a teenager I really only had a zit every once in a while. It's quite upsetting because it really makes me feel self conscious and insecure and I'm afraid that it will scar. It came out of no where so I don't really know the exact cause. In looking at face map
  20. hello, haven't messaged for quite some time, which im sorry for. spent a long time trying to sort my issue out. so where to start.......im now 35, had very bad acne in my teens and went on Accutane which worked. I was clear for years and years till I was about 27. this was when I noticed my skin getting oiler and also my hair started to thin(don't know if theres any relation). so basically since then my acne/spots have come back, now I will stress that its not as bad as when I was a teen
  21. Hi, I'm not going to give a lengthy account of my skin and its history. Suffice to say I've tried literally everything, and its still terrible. Accutane and antibiotics have made it much worse in the long term, and I'm now desperate to fix the problem at its source. I'm convinced it starts and ends in my gut for many reasons that I won't go into here. Increasing probiotics and dietary fibre, and eliminating sugar, wheat, dairy, and gluten, all seem to help manage it to a degree, but I'm still
  22. is gluten the main or/and only reason why grains considered inflammatory food item in general? if no,then what are the other possible reasons? if yes,then how does it contribute in being inflammatory for our gut?how does it effect our gut? also,how and why do u think they are said to make our skin oily/greasy? thanks.
  23. So... I'm about to start weaning off antibiotics and start incorporating fermented foods that are rich in probiotics into my diet. [i've been on antibiotics for 7-8 months, "doxycycline tetracycline" and/or "doxycycline hyclate"] (Not sure) [assuming I have at least 1-3 servings of them a day] How long will it take for fermented foods to repopulate my gut flora/good bacteria?
  24. This article from WebMD (below) says that echinacea was found to change the composition of gut bacteria. It does not say whether this change was for better or worse and I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this. About a week ago I started drinking echinacea tea 3-5 times a day (box says to drink that much when you are "sick" lol). Everything was good but yesterday my body cleared out like I took a laxative. I'm taking a break because that wasn't the effect I was going for. I