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I Could Cry. Lectins and Skin?

Commented on February 02, 2014
Created February 01, 2014 at 4:43 PM

I wish I could cry, it would make me feel better. So...I've been battling my skin for 4 years, it's better but a mess. I am pretty much paleo except I eat non-gluten grains and nightshades.

I don;t do dairy or corn. It's really not fair. I started supplementing with Vitamin D, K2 and A. My Vitamin D levels are good, cause I got them tested.

I'm in college and pretty much starve on a daily bases cause i'm an althelete and the only paleo things to eat are salad and korean rice bowls (no soy), but with pork and salad. I get these with brown rice and chick peas and peppers, but those are all lectin containing. I really don't wanna believe that quinoua, chick peas, and brown rice are destroying my body...food is so expensive I just wanna eat these bowls. They are satisfying and healthy. But maybe i'll just never have clear skin.

I don't get bloating, take a good probiotic, and my digestion and elimination seem great. But no clear skin. These non gluten grains mixed with tomato and such fill me up.

But now people are all like you're eating grains you have acne and tomatoes are nightshades. I feel like i'm trapped. Here I only eat pork and chicken cause no hormones or antibiotics like beef. I'll get grassfed when I go to the store.

But I want high calorie foods and to thrive not be struggling to spend every bit of my paycheck on food, and then food that I find satisfying and thought was healthy but could be making my skin worse. People that eat shit have good skin...I eat so clean and poor skin :(

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on February 02, 2014
at 03:08 AM

Wild fish is far more affordable than any type of meat, in my experience--shop at the local asian grocery store and you'll find really good deals. I'm in one of the most expensive areas in the US and I bought 5 wild rockfish (really good quality!) for only $1.75!!

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on February 01, 2014
at 06:45 PM

I would just eat a lot of butter and coconut oil for your calories. I like to take sweet potatoes, plantains or yams and douse them in fat. I had pretty bad acne due to milk when I first started and I no longer have that reaction. I suggest fermented foods (you could easily make your own) or kefir. Do that for a few months and then try adding milk (organic or raw). I dont knwo how much I trust probiotics in a pill.

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on February 01, 2014
at 05:58 PM

I used to take garden life...the expensive ones...I am taking Dr. Ohiras a Japanese world popular brand. I don't want to be descriptive, but I go poo daily, sometimes twice. and it's long and sometimes gritty, but I go! I used to never before I became health obsessed! I used to drink goat milk kefir last year, but couldn't tell if it was working. I kinda wanna avoid it, cause it's still hormones for a baby goat that could mess with my body, you know? No nuts and grains...and just need some high calorie cheap things I can live off of in college and I want my skin to heal once and for all :(

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on February 02, 2014
at 02:56 AM

Omegas help skin too, eat more fish (yes - it can be affordable) and/or take supplements.

I certainly notice my skin stays clear when my omega intake is maintained.

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on February 02, 2014
at 03:08 AM

Wild fish is far more affordable than any type of meat, in my experience--shop at the local asian grocery store and you'll find really good deals. I'm in one of the most expensive areas in the US and I bought 5 wild rockfish (really good quality!) for only $1.75!!

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on February 01, 2014
at 09:09 PM

Take a deep breath. Your body is resilient and unless you have some very specific sensitivities, it can deal with some non-optimal food. If the most histrionic, emphatic paleo scare stories were true for everyone, we'd all be dead.

Priority #1 should be to get enough to eat, in the long run. Missing a meal here and there may be good for you, but starving on a daily basis (getting hungry to the point where it causes pain or interferes with your functioning) will sabotage your fitness goals and your quality of life. It's worse than even really bad skin.

When it comes to lectins and nightshades and other scary things, don't take what other people tell you as gospel. If you think they might be hurting you, take them out of your diet for a couple of weeks and see what happens. If taking them out doesn't improve your skin or otherwise make you feel better, then they are probably not worth worrying about at this point in your life. (note that some people get indigestion immediately after they add a food back in, but it's often temporary).

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on February 01, 2014
at 07:12 PM

Woah, there! Sounds like stress to me. Diet doesn't fix everything and can't always overpower a stressful life.

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on February 01, 2014
at 05:43 PM

What probiotics are you taking? Have you tried raw goat milk instead of cow dairy?

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on February 01, 2014
at 05:58 PM

I used to take garden life...the expensive ones...I am taking Dr. Ohiras a Japanese world popular brand. I don't want to be descriptive, but I go poo daily, sometimes twice. and it's long and sometimes gritty, but I go! I used to never before I became health obsessed! I used to drink goat milk kefir last year, but couldn't tell if it was working. I kinda wanna avoid it, cause it's still hormones for a baby goat that could mess with my body, you know? No nuts and grains...and just need some high calorie cheap things I can live off of in college and I want my skin to heal once and for all :(

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