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  1. I'm so fucking sick of acne at this point. I've tried everything except changing my diet. So, what do I eat to prevent acne? I here that a low-glycemic diet helps, but how do I tell the glycemic index of a food before I buy it? Also, what do I look for in the nutrition facts of food? I know it has to do with the carbs, but how can I tell what kind of carbs are good or bad?
  2. I'm going to try going low-glycemic as a solution to my acne, but I think I'll have have a hard time iterating to friends why I can't eat this or that. I've also been vegetarian since I was in high school and I would be willing to give that up at this point in my life if I found a diet that worked but was otherwise too difficult to manage nutrition-wise, calorie-wise, variety-wise. I think explaining that away would be too difficult, as I've considered going back before for other health reasons
  3. This is a great article describing how backwards our attitudes toward diet have become. Unprocessed, whole, natural foods are considered suspect while processed, chemically laden foods are considered "normal." http://www.newstarget.com/019417.html > > What is a "normal" diet? Consumers and food industry pundits have it all > backwards > Monday, June 12, 2006 by: Mike Adams > > I was describing the raw foods diet to someone the other day, and they > remarked, "Well
  4. I am trying to go gluten-free and low-glycemic, so I've switched from oatmeal and OJ to eggs and vegetables in the morning. I don't eat PB&J, and without being vegetarian and thus consuming beans all the time, I would be getting no fiber, so at least there's that. I've hardly pooped since Monday, and I have a couple of flare-ups now that could be stress-induced, but I'm also concerned about what kind of toxins are backing up.
  5. It seems like many conflicts center around attidues toward "alternative medicine." On the one hand we have these ultra-conservative establishment types who are loathe to even recommend a multivitamin. Then there's the health freestyler types who believe anything in a pamplet on a dusty rack in a health food store. It's these latter types we see on display here at acne.org so often, and with great detriment to the community. The following is my attempt to interject a little humor. Does your b
  6. As I've been suspecting for a while, acne actually isn't about dirt and oil coming from the outside world to attack you. And obviously, there are people out there who take poor care of themselves (smokers, heavy drinkers, Dunk n Donuts junkies, girls who wear cheap makeup) who still have comparatively clear skin. I am looking for a real theory as to why I have pimples, other than just "blaming it on genetics". I am 19 years old and have had moderate to mild acne since I was around 12, normally
  7. Hi there! Sorry for the topic title, it's more like tags now rather than a title... anyways Let me quickly explain my situation: I'm 21 y/o, male, and have been 'battling' acne ever since the age of 14. So far the story like everyone else, tried BP, cleansing, topicals, and so on. None of it helped much though. So I started looking for other solutions, and one factor (obviously) was food. First I cut sugar as much as possible, later I went on a low-glycemic-index diet, and currently I'm
  8. I believe carbohydrates were not intended for man to consume and all these food pyramids are flawed just so we buy more of farmers products. After all the food pyramids were created by agriculture community. Anyway as i was searching around i came across this and i believe it can help many acne sufferers. Introduction There are many conditions in Western industrialised societies today that were unheard of, or at least very rare, just a century ago. The same conditions are still unheard of in
  9. Hey everyone! I know most people don't like to read long stories so I'm just going to come right out and tell you what has helped me clear my skin completely. Low GI. Simple as that. I know there is some controversy whether or not diet and skin are related but in my case, they are. Here's what I have found: <http://www.nutricoach.net/low_gi_foods.html> "The glycemic index (GI) is a numerical system of measuring how fast a carbohydrate triggers a rise in circulating blood sugar-the highe
  10. I don't know if someone posted this before or has looked it up but here's a page I found interesting and might answer some questions. link [or read below] Low-Glycemic Diet for Acne Lowglycemicdiet A low-glycemic diet may help improve acne, a new study reports. In addition, the low-glycemic diet may also result in weight loss and body mass reduction. Researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, explained that although the pathogenesis of acne is currently unknown, recent studie
  11. I have been on vacation at my parent's house for the past two weeks. Just during the past two days my diet has fallen apart Grains, dairy, not too much sugar actually but a little. My parents live way out in the country and I'm carless, so I haven't been able to get to a grocery store as often as I'd like. But I'm not giving up! I think one of the errors that some of us can make here is trying to omit EVERYTHING that we think causes acne, leaving very, very little left to actually eat and enj
  12. ORIGINAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATION A low-glycemic-load diet improves symptoms in acne vulgaris patients: a randomized controlled trial1,2,3 Robyn N Smith, Neil J Mann, Anna Braue, Henna Mäkeläinen and George A. Varigos 1 From the School of Applied Sciences, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia (RNS and NJM); the Australian Technology Network, Centre for Metabolic Fitness (NJM); the Department of Dermatology, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Australia (AB and GAV); the Department of Biochemi
  13. America's Doctor, Dr. Mehmet Oz, shares a green drink with Oprah on The Oprah Show. ~**`*GREEN SMOOTHIES*`**~ An EASY, TASTY way to eat your greens! ~ Leafy greens combined with fruit might become your new best friends!~ Joel Fuhrman, M.D., one of the country's top experts on natural healing and nutrition, and who has appeared on shows including CNN, Today, ABC and many more, is a big promoter of green smoothies, as they are packed with nutrition, and he advises lots of leafy greens for t
  14. I just read an article regarding a new study on diet and acne.....thought others might find it helpful....after reading it, I certainly know I need to change my eating habits.. Here is the article.... NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Calling into question the current medical belief that diet does not affect acne, a new report suggests that regularly eating breads, cakes, chips and other staples of Western culture may promote the skin condition. Dr. Loren Cordain, a professor of health and ex
  15. I just read an article regarding a new study on diet and acne.....thought others might find it helpful....after reading it, I certainly know I need to change my eating habits.. Here is the article.... NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Calling into question the current medical belief that diet does not affect acne, a new report suggests that regularly eating breads, cakes, chips and other staples of Western culture may promote the skin condition. Dr. Loren Cordain, a professor of health and ex
  16. I stole this from natural news. Not sure if it has been posted or not, but it is very good (NaturalNews) The consensus in the dermatological community is that acne is largely a genetic disorder and that diet has little to no effect on the development of the condition. A literature search shows that the irrefutable beliefs held by dermatologists are based on a collection of studies that are inconclusive at best. The pathology of acne is well understood. Unsurprisingly though, the medical establ
  17. It's been many months but I have finally come to a point where I feel I can be of some help to others considering the Candida approach. I wanted to make sure that I had achieved some level of success with my acne before sharing my story. I will try to keep it as brief and informative as I can. Feel free to PM me with any questions you have! For starters, this diet is tough, so if you're considering it you might need to psyche yourself up for it. I jumped into it without thinking which works
  18. Reducing Androgen Production with Natural Methods A healthy diet, supplementation, exercise, stress management, and quality healthcare will have a profoundly beneficial effect for those who produce excessive androgen and who exibit excessive sebum, oiliness, acne, PCOS, hair loss, excessive body hair (for women) and menstral irregularities. A thoughtful self-care program will do much to reduce the manifestations of these symptoms: This type of program is designed to: Reduce the excess insu
  19. Just stumbled upon this article, some of you might have already seen, it came out on July 28 http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/560567
  20. I recently read an article on mTOR inhibition. This article is very detailed but could possibly steer people in the wrong direction. I'll put a link to it, and add some thoughts as well. mTOR, which stands for mammalian target of rapamycin, is an intermediate in all the factors you need to worry about: cell growth, cell proliferation, cell motility, cell survival, protein synthesis, and transcription. Healthy functioning mTOR allows your body to be anabolic and growing, and this extends to sk
  21. So I'd like to embark on an alkaline diet. At the same time however, I have been trying out a low-glycemic diet. Through some research I have found that lemon juice is extremely alkaline forming AND low in glycemic value. My questions are: 1.With the low-glycemic index in place, would it be logical to simply add lemon juice to some slightly-moderately acidic foods in order to make them alkaline? (Like squirting juice on slightly acidic breads/lean meat) 2.If a food is alkaline overa
  22. This is bullshit, I've done the three day apple fast, I drink 100+ fl. oz of water a day, I go outside in the sun as much as I can, I used Proactiv regular and extra strength, each for 4 months, I'm taking zinc, I stopped using deodorant in case of aluminum toxicity, I stopped eating dairy, I'm on a low-glycemic diet, AND MY FUCKING ACNE IS GETTING WORSE. I feel like digging a knife into my skin and picking out these fucking pimples. FUCK!!!!
  23. people report that dairy is bad for their acne. But Im happy to report that dairy does NOT cause acne for me at all! I've been eating a lot of dairy in the past 4 weeks and my skin looks really nice right now, only 1 zit, calm, radiant. Im so happy=) I think this low-glycemic diet Im following is helping a lot. But Im glad I can eat cheese with no worries now! I think the stress about avoiding dairy was causing more acne for me hehe. Maybe I'll try a little soy now too, Im still scared though.
  24. I've tried everything under the sun BUT the acne.org regimen. Finally, I have give myself 100% to it, well...sorta. Here it is: Day: Purpose cleanser Acne.org BP gel Neutrogena Healthy Face Lotion Night: Purpose cleanser Acne.org BP gel Jojoba Oil I'm also adopting a low-glycemic diet, low on sugar as well. Hopefully this finally does it.