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What Tests for acne, candida, and other issues?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created March 22, 2012 at 3:00 PM

I have a doctors appointment tomorrow for my trouble with acne and what I do believe could be candida. Suffered 6 years with acne since I was 17.

Acne, Bloating, Tiredness, White Coated tounge in morning, Mood-swings.

What test should I ask for the doctor to sort out if I wanna localise why acne occur?

How about:

Vitamin D? Liver? Candida and other gut tests? Hormonal balance? Food Allergies

I just wanna be able to smile genuinely again! Tried everything even The poison that is accutane (god help me)

Thank you

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on May 24, 2012
at 04:40 PM

I had to downvote this, the cause of acne is complex and your answer was rude and dismissive

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on April 22, 2012
at 03:56 PM

I think eating oysters, liver and cutting out PUFA should do the trick tony, and eating more sugar actually helped my skin a lot. Ever tried putting aspirin topically?

592fdaa77ec6342b736f1d25962aab7f

(547)

on April 22, 2012
at 03:12 AM

How safe is this routine in pregnancy or lactation?

59e818af2184847f09c8a63a45adcdbb

(80)

on April 16, 2012
at 02:52 PM

Rowe..ive tried about everything to clear my acne(im 37)..inc Vitamin A+D, never tried burdock though..just ordered..will report back.

45c9355413cc7ecfd2099c95d3d30e63

(65)

on April 07, 2012
at 10:32 PM

You sound like me. I have the exact same symptoms.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on March 24, 2012
at 07:29 AM

Taking vitamin D, A and burdock root does not clear my acne. If it were that simple, everybody would be able to get rid of it. High doses of retinol might work though, but I'm not sure how safe that is. 8000IU doesn't really do anything for me.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on March 24, 2012
at 07:28 AM

Definitely fat-soluble vitamins. Food allergies are way too expensive and don't explain the root cause.

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0727e4b3a1a6f80f0216e86d1270e4f7

(26)

on March 24, 2012
at 05:54 AM

Hello, i am a biochemist @ Fordham University in NYC and would like to respond to you're question. ??

--Hidden deep within Casanova's 16 volumes of memoirs is a short but powerful story. A girl of a well established family of the court needed help clearing her cystic acne. Casanova offers her incredibly clairvoyant advice which I have transposed into a simple acronym to help folks remember--BAD.??

B-burdock root

A-vitamin A

D- vitamin D and no Dairy

Interestingly I stumbled across this somewhat serendipitously ??as I was at Borders book store (before their bankruptcy LOL) and wanted to see what Casanova's writing was all about so randomly picked up a volume and this was in the very first paragraph that I read. He suggested eating carrots with a small amount of fat. We now know this as vitamin A which is fat soluble. He suggested staying out in the sunlight (esp in winter) for a half hour a day. We now know this to be vitamin D (more on that in a bit). Burdock root was a prevalent plant growing throughout Europe and he suggested making it into a tea. Lastly, he suggested eliminating dairy from the diet. Now many who embrace this Paleo lifestyle will argue in milks favor and say it has roots going back 1000's of years. This is silly. From a physiological standpoint every human is allergic to milk and even those who possess the lactose friendly enzymes need to understand that these enzymes do not work all that efficiently and are likely hundreds of years of genetic variability away from perfecting themselves. Now, when we consider the genetic tampering, hormone injecting, pasteurization, unnatural diet/feeding and stress we put on the modern bovine the milk we drink is nowhere near as healthy or pure as that of our ancestors. For goodness sake the vast majority (90%) of the worlds milk up until 1900 didn't even come from the bovine but goats. ??Too, let's also consider the quantity of dairy consumed in the modern diet which is anywhere between 50x and 100x ??more than our ancestors. Consumed in any significant quantity, milk is a highly unnatural substance for grown humans as we are the only species that's ever lived that regularly consumes milk after weaning.

Back to Casanova. I've been involved in research testing interactions between vitamins and herbs for a while now and relevantly to our conversation the interactions between burdock root and vitamin D (D3). In our tests we found vitamin D ??increased the anti microbial properties of burdock root some 10 fold. We called it "hulking" because the D3 would essentially turn the burdock root molecules crazy. I have not had the opportunity to study the interactions between vitamin A and vitamin D although some evidence suggests they may work synergistically to eliminate acne. 1938 article-http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1659595/pdf/calwestmed00364-0024.pdf

Like I said before, Casanova was incredibly clairvoyant to put these 3 substances together not knowing the science behind them because they seem to work together very well from a science pov. In the real world I have given this daily recommendation to approximately 30 people who suffered from acne based on Casanova's original theorem and my leveraging of science to tweak it-

5000 IU vitamin D

8000 IU vitamin A

2000 mg Burdock Root

All these together can be purchased for under $30 at you're local Whole Foods or Grocer in the form of pills. I live in NYC and my friends are very ethnically diverse as were the others I recommended this to. Every single person that used this BAD system were clear within 3 months. I don't mean a little improvement either. I mean clear as in cured. Luckily I've never suffered too terribly from acne myself but my brother on the other hand did. He had bad facial acne and even worse bacne. He used this system and was clear in a few months. I saw his whole attitude, personality and motivation change for the better.??

In conclusion, one of the biggest boons of living in the information technology age is that it allows anybody to leverage science with information- Even if that information was hidden deep in a series of capricious volumes written over 200 years ago by a womanizing adventurer. Hope this helps! Share the info when you're clear!

--6 months later upon seeing her again Casanova hardly recognized the girl nor did the court. She looked years younger and not a blemish about her skin. Casanova laughed with glee knowing he had built rapport and done the hard work months previously. Now all he had to do was remain sober enough to walk to his bed. And he did.--

??

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on March 24, 2012
at 07:29 AM

Taking vitamin D, A and burdock root does not clear my acne. If it were that simple, everybody would be able to get rid of it. High doses of retinol might work though, but I'm not sure how safe that is. 8000IU doesn't really do anything for me.

592fdaa77ec6342b736f1d25962aab7f

(547)

on April 22, 2012
at 03:12 AM

How safe is this routine in pregnancy or lactation?

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518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on April 22, 2012
at 01:53 AM

Have you been tested for any autoimmune disorders? Even though we had been eating gluten free my BF was getting terrible acne until he got tested for celiac and we became maniacs about making sure everything is contamination free. It's amazing what a difference that has made- it seemed like the tipping point for him to really get the vitamins and nutritious food working when they were being absorbed properly. Might be worth getting a test for that, and possibly other autoimmune condition, especially if you have any history with eczema, allergies, or asthma as well as acne.

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on August 07, 2012
at 11:35 PM

I've already tryed Burdock alone, about 4 times, and each time I get a very good improvement within one week, but after 2 weeks my pimples comes back... I'm trying the Vitamin A - D and Burdock mix altogheter

Anyone else tryed it?

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1e36119906da54831601a7c23674f581

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on March 24, 2012
at 10:10 PM

My skin stays 90% clear eating 100% paleo.. I eat a lot of fruit, veggies, and meats are my staple. Fat soluble vitamins every day. I supplement Vit A, D, K as well.. I wouldn't be surprised if Rowe's recommendations work.

I've had acne since I was in my early teens.. I'm 24 now and it WAS the worst that it had ever been..

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0727e4b3a1a6f80f0216e86d1270e4f7

(26)

on March 24, 2012
at 06:41 PM

Nonsense. You are telling me you have simultaneously taken burdock root, d , a, abolished dairy and you still have acne? Bullocks. This has cleared even bodybuilders on steroid cycles of acne. Try them first then respond.

59e818af2184847f09c8a63a45adcdbb

(80)

on April 16, 2012
at 02:52 PM

Rowe..ive tried about everything to clear my acne(im 37)..inc Vitamin A+D, never tried burdock though..just ordered..will report back.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on April 22, 2012
at 03:56 PM

I think eating oysters, liver and cutting out PUFA should do the trick tony, and eating more sugar actually helped my skin a lot. Ever tried putting aspirin topically?

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on May 24, 2012
at 04:40 PM

I had to downvote this, the cause of acne is complex and your answer was rude and dismissive

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