Im 16 years old, and have a few spots of acne, i know over time eating Paleo, they will decrease, but are there any foods or paleo remedies, that will jump start the decrease of ance?
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on August 29, 2012
at 06:23 PM
The main way this will work is that by eating paleo you will be avoiding the foods that cause it in the first place. Wheat, soy, and the casein in milk seem to be the biggest triggers. I also think the high Omega-6 oils present in so much processed foods encourage it.
Paleo tends to be anti-inflammatory, but I don't think there is one particular food that will hasten the healing. Rather, you need to get the best nutrition, so you need a variety of paleo foods. The body heals faster that way.
on August 29, 2012
at 08:07 PM
ahh 16years old and i was in high school with acne everywhere.
scars everywhere, oh boy was my skin bad.
anyway, 20years old now and still have minor scars and the odd spot, but relatively clear. ill tell you my diet and regime in much detail and feel free to ask any more questions.
-ruminant meats(lamb,beef,bison,etc) -LIVER! -white rice BUT always with some fat like butter,tallow,lard to avoid an insulin spike -(which usually causes acne for me) -grass fed butter(kerrygold) -most vegetables -i personally limit fruit to be honest -any tubers(sweet potatoes,potato,cassava,plantains) -fish -PROBIOTICS! (helped alot)
-try to aim for a good ratio of o3:o6 by eating low o6 foods like beef,lamb or bison -try to have some fat in every meal to avoid any potential spikes -dont be scared of butter, however see if you are okay with it before judging it. i was scared of it at first like really scared but i took the plunge and had acne initially but subsided after couple days -when introducing a lot of fat, do it slowly over time to avoid diarrhea, never rush your body on a new food or it may crash suddenly -i shower once a day, and wash my face once a day in the morning since i am male, i dont need to really wash my face in the night since i dont wear make up like women -over washing face can dry out skin (preferably use an oil based cleaner as foam usually dries my skin out) -try avoiding fish oil, try getting o3 from real fish -use cronometer(website) to track food and see what you are deficient in
Well off the top of my head, these are tips and tricks, don't stress much and be positive.
To top it all off I'll give you some websites that helped me and my acne:
http://perfecthealthdiet.com/the-diet/ - Paul Jaminet, amazing guy always helping everyone
http://www.thelovevitamin.com/ - Young paleo women who helped me a lot with her articles, very nice lady who is an acne sufferer like us but has controlled it and achieved clear skin.
http://primaltoad.com/ - young man called Primal Toad, suffered from acne before but controls with Paleo diet so this should help
on August 30, 2012
at 05:29 AM
Zinc. High doses of Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid).