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Paleo, Raw Vegan or Macrobiotics to cure Acne

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 15, 2012 at 6:12 PM

I have read so many different stories from raw vegans to macrobiotics to of course paleo on curing acne. Wondering if anyone has had experience with any of these diets and which worked/didn't work. Trying to find connections with my diet and my skin breakouts. Thank you!

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on October 30, 2012
at 01:59 AM

i have noticed my skin more oily & increased acne since paleo, as well. it was never perfect on the SAD diet, but it wasn't this bad. i wish i could figure it out :(

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on October 16, 2012
at 03:24 AM

Actually I once was a really really strict vegan and I have never seen my skin healthier. I did not eat any wheat or grains, ate mostly raw and have to say it was incredible. Paleo seems to make me break out too and I can't figure it out either!

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on October 16, 2012
at 12:14 AM

Do the GAPS protocol and get your gut in good shape. My acne is related to not being able to digest carbs properly so I'm doing Low Carb GAPS with bonebroths and probiotics.

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on October 15, 2012
at 07:17 PM

Dairy was always the biggest culprit for me with regard to acne breakouts. If I had a glass of milk or some ice cream, I knew that within three to four days, I would have pimples. I also noticed that eating lots of sugar wasn't good either, but dairy was worse. In my experience, it had nothing to do with the lactose; I'd have lactose-free milk or ice cream and will still break out. I attribute it to other proteins such as casein or antibodies in milk.

I've come to realize that if a particular food or food group is causing me skin issues (e.g. acne, eczema, etc.), that that is a sign that my body is mounting an immune response in response. I used to just ignore what my body was saying but improved once I started to listen to it.

Paleo works for me because dairy is out, as are most carbohydrate sources. The carbs make your insulin levels go crazy which can lead to acne as well.

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on November 21, 2012
at 12:31 AM

Things that cause my acne (in order of prevalence):

1) Vegetable oils 2) Stress 3) Dairy 4) Grains 5) Sugar

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on November 20, 2012
at 11:51 PM

meat can be full of hormones?! maybe all the drugs and crap in the meat are affecting you because your body is used to only having pure vegetables and fruit!?

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on October 16, 2012
at 12:01 AM

my skin was crystal clear when i did raw veganism. i've started to break out a lot since i started paleo unfortunately. i'm not sure what to connect it to yet.

79d9a05714efb2f41cc85a406048e668

on October 16, 2012
at 03:24 AM

Actually I once was a really really strict vegan and I have never seen my skin healthier. I did not eat any wheat or grains, ate mostly raw and have to say it was incredible. Paleo seems to make me break out too and I can't figure it out either!

7b20db75b09540914bd0c852e868a9d6

(454)

on October 30, 2012
at 01:59 AM

i have noticed my skin more oily & increased acne since paleo, as well. it was never perfect on the SAD diet, but it wasn't this bad. i wish i could figure it out :(

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