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Acne and fat?

Answered on January 28, 2014
Created September 14, 2013 at 6:12 AM

I've been researching acne...cause i've had it for 6 years and...well yeah it gets to me from time to time. I also have KP, and it comes and goes depending on my vitamin levels and diet, but i've never really been clear accept for a month after I was taking antibiotics for my wisdom teeth, in which I was taking a high quality probiotic as-well.

I know there are so many factors and I try and avoid them all, like milk, butter, beans, grains of any kind, most nuts and seeds, getting omega 3s.

But lately my vitamin a defficiency showed up, and I had been taking a lot of vitamin d, dunno if they affect each other..but i've been eating basically NO saturated fat...the only fat I get is from some fish, and meet. This must be bad...my poop floats and I feel like i'm not absorbing anything.

I mean can drinking one sugary thing spike your blood sugar and cause a pimple, or does it take lots of sugar constantly to cause acne? Cause my blood sugar is generally low, except for the occasional potatoe salad.

I'm sorta like scared to eat anything cause my acne is blah. I just eat as healthy as possible, but feel like my vitamin a and such aren't being absorbed.

I mean other people eat shittttttt and have good skin, some have awful even worse skin than I do. I don't gain weight, which makes me think I need two times as much fat as someone who gains weight and I don't give my body it.

Is the soy in my gum and tuna really going to affect my hormones that much as cause acne?

I feel like if it didn't cause acne as a kid, I don't think I would be allergic. I mean I get that during puberty a hormone switch goes on and if your body is unhealthy it can't produce the healthy building blocks it then needs and that milk hormones and such effect that, but I wish that if you did give it the right building blocks that all would be okay...but it seems like even if it was yogurt or butter that it probably could still cause acne. I just don't get it.

some soy or butter may slip into my food, is a little going to really trigger my acne if i'm overall healthy. I just don't understand it :(

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on September 14, 2013
at 07:21 PM

its pretty hard to get everything your body needs without supplementation, even with a good diet. note your body cannot use beta carotene effectively(better to get retinol) and reducing omega 6's can be more important than supplementing omega 3(although u do need omega 3 aswell)

75c83b04c172bfec80fc9b279b3bb687

on September 14, 2013
at 02:17 PM

I feel like I always NEVER get everything my body needs...I may be eating a lot of beta carotene and healthy, but not enough saturated fat or omega 3s, and then vice versa.

and things take time. If I fix my nutritional levels for 3 months, within time my body should be way more healthy than unhealthy and be able to handle the world normally by staying healthy.

75c83b04c172bfec80fc9b279b3bb687

on September 14, 2013
at 02:17 PM

Thanks so much! I am just trying to not stress. I mean I think a lot about acne, but more in a wondering kind of way. I'm trying to not let it get to me and to just keep hoping that it will clear up eventually and by remembering that it could be worse :).

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on September 15, 2013
at 10:51 AM

Take NAC 600mg twice a day and Silymarin (Milk Thistle) daily. Research shows a 50% reduction in ance from those supplements. It is only a band aid solution though as it helps the body fight inflammation which is what is causing the flare up. It does not stop the inflammation though.

Theories on why the inflammation happens in the first place seem to point to the gut, hormones, and pancreas. As a kid I used to eat a crap load of lollies and other extremely sugary things which definitely damage and I suspect this is what caused my adult acne. I also suffered from constipation when I was younger and had my apendix removed (I believe my constipation problem caused the blockage) so I think this played a part.

My acne got better with paleo but after going on a holiday and going on a 2 week bender my cystic acne returned worse than ever. After several months of strict paleo it didn't seem to be getting better and the cysts were increasing and spreading all over my back and face.

I started supplementing with 250mcg Iodine daily (for cysts) and went on a low FODMAP diet which has started to clear up the acne. The cysts are mostly gone (amazing). My face is also starting to clear up. Below is an outline on what I'm doing and what I plan to be doing:

What I'm doing:

100% strict diet

No grains, no dairy, no nuts, no eggs

Low FODMAP

All food cooked in coconut oil (considering cutting out coconut, swapping for lard/tallow)

Liver 1 or 2 times a week

Salmon 2 times a week

Rest is beef and kangaroo, chicken to a minimum (high Omega 6). Few cans of sardines in spring water a few times a week

600mg NAC twice a day

300mg Silymarin once a day

250mcg Potasium Iodine

Magnesium 400mcg a day

I believe that the acne heals slowly with proper diet and it takes some time for your body to recover. I hoped that a low FODMAP diet would resolve my acne completely but it does not seem to be the case. It is definetely 50% + better now but that may be just because of the NAC/Silymarin.

I'm also going to throw 2000IU Vit D3 into the mix. Also found this the other day which has some suggestions http://www.iinr.org/specialreports/ACNE.PDF. Keep your BS filter on high though as I don't think it is good to bombard your body with hundred of supplements.

If anyone has any other suggestions we can add to this thread it would be appreciated. This is what I've implemented so far and it definitely works, I also think that it will work for anyone who puts the effort into it but I am always improving and refining my approach and encourage others to do the same.

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on September 15, 2013
at 06:47 AM

Specially a heavy pounded body is the reason behind acne because extra weight effects on skin layers and absorb toxic and parasites in the colon bag. I also been a victim of this problem before, but after cleaning of my colon i have a fresh and good looking face without acne. I use http://www.cleansecomplete.com/ toxic and parasite remover. I hope that it also will be suitable for others.

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on September 14, 2013
at 01:57 PM

pretty sure the idea behind acne is inflamation(pinches under pores), saturated fats should not cause acne... some people even use coconut oil as a moisturizer/sun protection. as you stated avoiding dairy products or fermented products is probably wise(or anything else with potential alergins/toxins) while some may be sensitive to butter(not too many?) you can easily get the benefits of butter by just using ghee instead.. which is just butter with the protein removed. also like you said supplementing vs deficiencies that effect skin health may be wise.(think zinc, collagen or C, omega 3's)

as far as the anti/probiotic causing relief of symptoms makes perfect sense as gut health is strongly linked to acne?? maybe go over to chris kressers site and look for some gut healing protocols.

75c83b04c172bfec80fc9b279b3bb687

on September 14, 2013
at 02:17 PM

I feel like I always NEVER get everything my body needs...I may be eating a lot of beta carotene and healthy, but not enough saturated fat or omega 3s, and then vice versa.

and things take time. If I fix my nutritional levels for 3 months, within time my body should be way more healthy than unhealthy and be able to handle the world normally by staying healthy.

75c83b04c172bfec80fc9b279b3bb687

on September 14, 2013
at 02:17 PM

Thanks so much! I am just trying to not stress. I mean I think a lot about acne, but more in a wondering kind of way. I'm trying to not let it get to me and to just keep hoping that it will clear up eventually and by remembering that it could be worse :).

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