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zblue
Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 3:25am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I am very interested in following the blood type diet. I'm either type A or O because I have two sisters and one is O and one is A, but I haven't found out mine for sure yet. I've had acne since 14 (18 now) and regularly visit health food stores, spending all my money on things I hope will work like herbal teas, spirulina, chlorophyll, digestive aids, vitamins and oils etc. Recently an instore naturopath asked me for my blood type when I was there. I didn't know why and done research later and found out all about the A and O diets.

Do you think following this diet will be a sure-fire way to eliminate acne? Has anybody had success in this area? Thanks.
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Welcome!

the guidelines are anti inflammatory by excellence and our skin is our largest organ....
so yes, the avoidance of lectins in your diet, according to your physiology, should help you get rid of your problem eventually.


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Zblue,

I used to have acne. May daughter and son used to have too. I have seen others with serious acnes too. As per my experience for A's I would recommend avoiding strictly: potatoes and anything made from potatoes.



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Yes I think the blood type diet will most prob'ly help your acne...It has mine... & you've got nothing to lose
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I noticed a great improvement in my skin when I started the BTD.




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Getting your secretor status will help to refine your diet.

If you have tried so many things.. why not this? You have nothing to lose and it is just food.
It will take some time for your body to adjust, things do not happen over night with our bodies.


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Btd helped me with my skin problems also.  I used to get lots of red tomatoes coming out of my pores.  My body/liver was trying to get rid of the toxins and c**p that I was putting into it.   Once I followed this way of life...things have been sooooo good with everything.  And yes, blood type and secretor status are the main things to find out first.  

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I've only been on the diet for about 6 weeks now and so it's a bit early to tell yet.  My skin still breaks out, but for me....I KNOW it has to do with my gut function (as well as hormones).  If I don't go to the bathroom several times a day, I break out.  It's been difficult because my gut is naturally "slow" and I haven't yet found the "key" to regulating it.  But like I said, it's early yet and I'm still learning how my body works.  The diet has been great for me and so check it out.  It will teach you how to eat at a very early age......that's a wonderful thing!  Talk about preventative medicine!!!  Good luck!


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I hope this is the correct thread...we were discussing acne in depth here.. maybe this will help!  Please read it all the way through... I think you will find it quite interesting..... good luck!
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I have suffered from acne for many years. Tried oral antibiotics, topical antibiotics, ACCUTANE(which I would NEVER give to my children because it is clearly dangerous), naturopathic stuff.... you name it, I tried it. Then one lucky day I was referred to a brilliant dermatologist. She told me that for acne, washing your face with plain old glycerin soap is the first step. She said that "squeaky clean" means you're on the right track. Then she prescribed a "bingo-dopper" watery ointment called Dalacin-T made with clindamycin. Using the glycerin soap and then saturating my skin with the Dalacin-T and then following with a good moisturizer basically cleared up my acne. I might have gotten a blemish from time to time if I got lazy with the routine but boy, was I happy and grateful after having tried everything else. After about five years using the Dalacin T, I became immune to it and it stopped working so now she has me on Clindasol cream during the day and Stieva-A cream at bedtime. It works like a charm other than when I get lazy with the routine and forget to use the creams. I still use only glycerin soap to wash my face. It's really good news that there's no need for expensive face cleansers for acne sufferers. A bar of glycerin soap is like, one dollar and it lasts for a few weeks. Also, my skin is always at it's best when I get a series of *mild* chemical peels. I can't do it anymore because of the retinoid cream I'm now using. It's pricey but it is worth every penny. Just make sure they start you on a very mild dosage. Anyway, I would highly recommend the Dalactin-T/glycerin soap/moisturizer routine paired with a series of mild peels. Give it time and be patient and good luck uncovering your beautiful blemish-free skin!
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I hope my post doesn't offend anyone here... I'm sure the BTD will probably help with acne... I just had to share my personal advice because when you can't get rid of acne it's extremely frustrating... so, anything to help.  
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SV.. you still have the acne problem?

Maybe doing both the topical treatment plus getting to the dietary trigger will address the underlying cause and clear it up from both ways.

Not all acne has the same cause.


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Your body/liver is trying to detox things from inside your body.  When you do it from the outside it is treating the symptoms, but not taking care of the cause.   Like Andrea suggested and doing it from both ways will hopefully get to the underlying cause of the problem.  Good luck and keep us posted.

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Yes, Andrea.. I still have the occasional blemish but the creams do prevent them when used regularly. And yes, Debra... I agree that it is much better to solve the actual origin of the problem, rather than just symptoms. I'm hoping I can solve it with this diet because I want to get off the retinoid cream... I think it's drying out my skin too much and also, I like to visit a tanning bed on occasion and I can't do it at all anymore because of the tretinoid cream.... I was much, much happier using the Dalacin-T routine... easier and more economical. I really hope this diet obliterates my acne so I can stop the creams and finally get some sun.....
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I have to agree... I wanted to find out the "cause" of the acne and fix that rather than treat with creams and products....

Thank you for posting all of this, though.. I think it's  so wonderful to  hear what is working for various people... how fortunate we are to  "share"  our knowledge... oh, how much easier life would have been for me as a teenager had I known what I know now!!!!
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zblue,

I just wanted to point out that you could be Type B, too.  If one parent is Ao and one parent is Bo, then they can produce Type O, Type A and Type B children.

My skin has really improved by eating this way.  Sweeteners are one of my biggest culprits.  
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SWEETENERS!!!!!   See?  it's the sugar, or anything that raises the glycemic levels  for many of us!!!

It also gets MUCH worse when you add fat in with the sugars.... When  I was doing a lot of raw foods.... which included a lot of fruit and nuts and some oils, my face just exploded into zits.. large and small... very painful...

when I stick to proteins and  greens and nuts and oils,  zero zits... perfect skin... it's amazing!

I add in small bits of fruit, but  only small servings  at a time, and always with protein....  you just have to  see where your "level" is
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Thanks for all the replies! I hope this will work, sounds like it should. Unfortuately it could be another month before I start the diet as I don't have a job yet (recently moved to a new country) to pay for organic foods and have a naturopathic consultation. The thread on acne was a little disappointing for me (I've been under the impression the BTDs would cure acne within at least a month). The BT protocols sound interesting and for skin health I'd like to incorporate those things depending on my type.
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The thread on acne was a little disappointing for me (I've been under the impression the BTDs would cure acne within at least a month).

compliance is key, so find out your BT first, and start counting 1 month, once you finally begin to follow the guidelines seriously......you ll be nothing short of surprised!


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zblue, you'll find many benefits of the diet.  The skin is a large organ and may take time to heal.  
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The thread on acne was a little disappointing for me (I've been under the impression the BTDs would cure acne within at least a month).


zblue, don't be discouraged by others' experiences...we truly are all individuals.

I don't know about acne, but when I started the BTD a few years back (I wanted to go vegetarian to reverse bone loss), within 10 days I noticed dramatic changes that I had neither expected nor even thought possible. I started out simply hoping that maybe my next bone scan would show an improvement. What happened right off the bat was, among other things: 4 lb weight loss, no more brain fog, improved flexibility and stamina, improvements in the (lifelong) contours of my face (plus the disappearance of some pesky middle-age contours), noticably milder body odors, and disappearance of a skin condition that had plagued me since puberty. Within 10 days! And I wasn't even totally compliant. I'm still pinching myself to see if I'm dreaming.

The point being, I guess, just to try it and see what happens. BT is easy to get (and free) if you can do a blood donation. Then just make changes where you can, at a comfortable pace. Good luck

  

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Zblue you might benefit from the Genoma Derma.

I wonder what a breathe hydrogen would show on you?

Possibly need some detox.. like colonics or infared sauna treatments.


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There's something I want to talk about.  This has baffled me for a while.

When I'm sick, my skin clears up and looks GREAT.  We've just gotten over a stomach virus (and now everybody has coughs again) and my skin is wonderful!  Non-inflamed.  

The question is WHY.

Is it because I'm hardly eating anything?

Or is it because my temperature actually comes up to normal?

When I run any kind of fever, my skin clears up.  Makes me wonder if the underactive thyroid (low body temp) lets something grow and then a fever, even slight, will burn it off.

So I'm very tired and I've taken more trips to the bathroom than I care to count, but at least my skin looks nice.

How do I make myself run a fever?  How can I get it to go up a little more?


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Ribbit, if, when you are sick, you are not eating much, then you are not eating  foods that cause ENOUGH of a  glycemic index rise... thus, the acne is calmer....

I wouldn't think it  would be wise to induce a temperature...
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Good point Sheri - Do you reckon too, that not eating & yet still taking... "more trips to the bathroom than I care to count", could be contributing to some detoxing??!!
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I just wanted to point out that you could be Type B, too.  If one parent is Ao and one parent is Bo, then they can produce Type O, Type A and Type B children.

Also - AB!  


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And yet, Sheri....When I drink huge amounts of pineapple juice (bromelain?), the swelling goes down as well.  And my skin looks overall less puffy.

Possum, it clears up any time I have a fever, not just when I've got the runs.  Every time I get mastitis it clears up too.


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There's something I want to talk about.  This has baffled me for a while.

When I'm sick, my skin clears up and looks GREAT.  We've just gotten over a stomach virus (and now everybody has coughs again) and my skin is wonderful!  Non-inflamed.  

The question is WHY.

Is it because I'm hardly eating anything?

Or is it because my temperature actually comes up to normal?

When I run any kind of fever, my skin clears up.  Makes me wonder if the underactive thyroid (low body temp) lets something grow and then a fever, even slight, will burn it off.

So I'm very tired and I've taken more trips to the bathroom than I care to count, but at least my skin looks nice.

How do I make myself run a fever?  How can I get it to go up a little more?

I wonder if this could be caused by the body not being able to detox and fight the bug at the same time.   With the lack of eating and "bathroom symptoms", the body cleans the toxins out of the blood stream that have been removed from the body.
Once the bug is defeated, the body goes back to the detox to continue with the cleaning process.  The acne could be the skin helping get the toxins out when the body is removing them from "storage places"...

Just something I have noticed about me...          


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I have had hormonal acne for 10 years or better, I have done different creams and cleanser and see a skin specialist. I have been on antibiotics for a recent uti right at the start of this new eating plan. I have also been taking spirnolactone for the last several years. It blocks the male acne causing hormone. You can get it from a regular doctor as well. To be completely honest. After everything I have done for acne this is the best my face has looked in years. I was on an antibiotic for 2 weeks and then started the O diet and I am still taking the meds but no acne at all. I went from 10 zits a month in the same week with no meds to one or two with meds and now with the O diet none! I believe this is the key to a lot of health issues. A newbie here but I am sold!


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That is so great us2...Welcome!! Especially good, if you take Sheri's tried & true adaptation too (if you need to)
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Great to hear!  and yes, I  DO believe the  O diet works for us on may levels.....  but  do you notice that the O diet has NO wheat and really very small amounts of high glycemic foods?
It does allow for fruit...  mangos and bananas and dates for me on Swami.....   I eat them in  only very small amounts.... and watch the skin.. if I start to see  zits, then I cut back...
I noticed the same on rice... I started eating more rice and the zit started to appear.. so I cut back....

I think , and Dr. Perricone outlines this  in his book,  that you  MAY eat  foods that raise the glycemic load, but just in very small amounts  and  best with protein.  I myself do not like to food combine, so I don't eat my fruit with protein.  

I actually started the BTD  years ago  for the very purpose of clearing up my acne.. that was my whole reason... and it   has done a marvelous job!!  The Dr. Perricone book only helped explain why I  had the acne in a very logical way.  Acne is inflammation , as is arthritis... and I find that when I  start on  table sugar, OR fruit, OR agave OR wheat and rice and potatoes....  ZITSSS and  achey joints.....   my body is super clearly telling me  what works and what doesn't!!
ok .. off of my soap box...   It is SUPER difficult not to eat some sweet foods sometimes...   molasses ,  honey,  sugar, agave.... all of these  are addicting .... and even the "high " from some fruit... it is HARD.. and believe me,   I eat these things!!!   but I know my body and start to see where my limits are.. when I  see a zit or two, I back off.....  but I LOVE sweet things!!!!  and they make me high and happy   but the zits make me crazy.. so I  watch  and limit...  and most days I have  beautifully clear skin.. FINALLY.. I know the  key!!!
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And now....as my little fever goes away and my body temperature returns to just over 97, out pop the little twinkly stars.


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Judygirl: You mention that the contours of your face improved with the BTD. Can you be more specific? The reason I ask is because I have volume-loss under my eyes and I was just wondering if that is the contours you were referring to. It sure would be great to have the contours in my face filled out. I almost tried restalyne for under my eyes but the doctor was going to make me sign a waiver basically saying if I go blind, they are not held accountable. Too risky for this gal! Apparently, there is a big vein right underneath the eye. I wish there was something safe I could do... I guess it's just genetic because my Dad has the same type of thing. It's not so bad except when my eyes get puffy underneath... then you really notice it. I'll post a picture of my face on the photo thread and show you all what I'm talking about. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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i just wanted to add to what some else on here said about us all being indiviual. i scrubed, peeled and toned my face for years and had zits all the time! then some funny islraly at the mall insisted i needed moisteriser. i said no way! any time i put anything on my face it broke out. but he had a deal on a facel peel and price drop with a moisteriser and i said why not i'll give it a go. instant improvment! a few small ones every once in a while but mostly clear, and that was before the bt diet. i still scrub but i do it with natural olive leaf powder with jojoba oil in it a couple of times a week. the rest of the time i use a normal face wash and day moisteriser. who would have thought that OIL would clear my skin?


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But I have heard that hypothyroid can allow bacterias to grow, just not sure why....I wonder if it is the fever or the lack of eating?  Wish I was more helpful...
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Thank you, Andrea.  Rob believes body temperature is at the base of a good many of my chronic issues.  I can take the max dosage of a natural thyroid supplement and feel better, but the body temp stays the same.     I had an ND once tell me I needed to spend some time in a dry sauna.  I never did.   I should have.


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I had an ND once tell me I needed to spend some time in a dry sauna.  I never did.   I should have.

Create your own sauna with an electric heater in a small room...


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or you could make a sweat lodge.   indians used to do it all the time. course they had tents made of tanned hides but i am sure some oiled canvas would work too. make a tepee with it and build a big fire... ok too much but i have seen some exersise outfits made of vynal made to make you sweat more when you work out.


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BD, my husband has dreamed about making me one out of cedar.  We'll see.  He's .... quite a dreamer.

Somebody just gave us an electric heater.  I think I will try it.  This fever is coming and going, and I might be able to sweat something out if I heat up the bathroom and just sit in it for an hour or so.


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I was first on "Eat Right for Your Blood Type" which said pinto beans were good for me. i just don't understand how it changes so drastically from the GenoType diet. Now pinto beans should be avoided. Can anyone help with this. Kinda makes me mad because I was following the first one first.


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You can help the other members of the forum help you by choosing a blood type shield to display beneath your name.

how to
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-ref/m-1219018887/

Welcome!
displaying messages under the avatar:
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-ref/m-1219018887/#num1


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ER doesn t have the secretor status
if BTD following your ER book is working, why would you want to change to GTD?

have you ever thought of finding out your secretor status?

what GT are your would knowing your secretor status change that in any way, according to the tables in the back of your GTD book?


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hope this helps answer your question

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Quoted Text
What is the determinant for 'typing' foods?
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-GTDdiet/m-1202698596/#num13
Here is a basic flowchart of the food selection and physiologic quantifiers that were used in the GTD food selection algorithms. Most of the software was/is of my own construction.

http://www.dadamo.com/GenoType/7GTDflowchart.jpg


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Dairy makes my skin bad I am pretty sure of that, and probably sugar too.

I for awhile had a lot of spots on my legs, just red spots all over, embarrassing. A doctor gave me steroid cream that did nothing. I still have regular acne on my thighs. My face always seems to have something on it.

I have no idea how to clear it up. My intestines? Buh I think they are inflamed no matter what I do. It seems like bloating is unavoidable.
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DoS,
Acne is the bane of my existence.  2 of my handsome sons had it severely enough for pretty bad scarring, one is type B, one type O, and I had some scarring as a teen.  I still think it effects our confidence levels, or the lack there of.  Anyway, one of my sons, the O, follows an allergy diet, avoiding stuff he reacted to.  He is resistant to the btd info, his girlfriend is a pretty strict vegetarian except for maybe some chicken.  They both live away from me, are in their 20s.  But I feel like I have spent years trying to read and figure it out.  I think it has something to do with the liver, the gall bladder, and possibly copper/zinc imbalance.  I think probiotics help, vitamin C might help.  I do think following a swami helps.  Mine was pretty clear when I avoided animal products,but I was pretty weak on that regime....but my pores looked good.....oh and yes our intestines also are part of the equation, and maybe the adrenals???Nice to bump this thread up for more replies....
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Hello!
I'm 18 and I have acne.
Since I am on O-diet my skin is getting better.
Sometimes I have problems with digestion...and next day I have break outs. I try to figure out because of what I have such problems.

I hope this diet helps to improve my skin)

Sorry for my English.


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Hello!
I'm 18 and I have acne.
Since I am on O-diet my skin is getting better.
Sometimes I have problems with digestion...and next day I have break outs. I try to figure out because of what I have such problems.

I hope this diet helps to improve my skin)

Sorry for my English.


Eat compliantly and keep the sugar low eating less carbs with protein, you may also find the odd trigger foods like milk, or sunflower oil. keeps notes and take the offending food out of your diet completely for a week, then reintroduce to see if it happens again. good luck



Kind Regards PC. FIfHI Swami III Pro

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Quoted from Smetana
Hello!
I'm 18 and I have acne.
Since I am on O-diet my skin is getting better.
Sometimes I have problems with digestion...and next day I have break outs. I try to figure out because of what I have such problems.

I hope this diet helps to improve my skin)

Sorry for my English.


Wow me to.

Mine was so sensitive when I was not following blood type diet.
When I sleep facing the bed I usually have new acne the next morning. But now even when I sleep with my face over the fellow or bed nothing happens, But I tried sleeping with my back anyway because my older version of sleeping pushes the germs ,bacterias and dirt towards your skin.

Know my skin is glowing.  


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Use pure jojoba oil on your face,..it's a wax ester that mimics sebum production and will make your face smooth and soft as well as control acne..I use it on my face, I've never had a breakout or a pimple from it


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I only use oils that are benneficial, for me that's olive and only a bit. although for diferent blood types that will vary.


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I believe acne is a kind of "skin diabetes".  The cure for Os is lowered carb intake and exercise. I did not exercise in my early 30s and had some pretty bad adult acne     Exercise also helps increase progesterone which is helpful for hormonal balance.  The best solution if you're an O and have breakouts or blackheads is to get on the diet and get to the gym.
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I believe acne is a kind of "skin diabetes".  The cure for Os is lowered carb intake and exercise. I did not exercise in my early 30s and had some pretty bad adult acne     Exercise also helps increase progesterone which is helpful for hormonal balance.  The best solution if you're an O and have breakouts or blackheads is to get on the diet and get to the gym.


I still get blackheads. No clue on how to get rid of them. They always come back.
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The skin is your largest elimination organ. Acne is your body just getting rid of toxins.  Heal your gut and your skin will improve.

You could also try several months of oregon grape extract.  That's what got rid of my acne pre-BTD.


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I still get blackheads. No clue on how to get rid of them. They always come back.


I had blackheads too.  Honestly think it was caused by a lack of exercise and grains.  Have you checked your blood glucose levels after meals?  You could have high insulin and not even know it.  It has to be reduced.  I use some bhrt but 7 10 years after my adult acne my skin is normalized. I did use the bcp of course but have not had a skin "relapse" so to speak.
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Wow me to.

Mine was so sensitive when I was not following blood type diet.
When I sleep facing the bed I usually have new acne the next morning. But now even when I sleep with my face over the fellow or bed nothing happens, But I tried sleeping with my back anyway because my older version of sleeping pushes the germs ,bacterias and dirt towards your skin.

Know my skin is glowing.  


Me too. =) Only food really affect my skin.


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Eat compliantly and keep the sugar low eating less carbs with protein, you may also find the odd trigger foods like milk, or sunflower oil. keeps notes and take the offending food out of your diet completely for a week, then reintroduce to see if it happens again. good luck



Thank you for really good advice!  


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Acne is primarily an endocrine disorder.  Yes, some of the avoids like milk make it worse but this is because milk is an insulinemic food that is linked to diabetes.  The big picture on acne is still insulin & how it effects endocrine glands.  Simply blaming milk doesn't help you understand.

I've posted this already but it's need to know info for Os, series explains what's wrong with U.S. cow milk:
http://www.youtube.com/user/UndergroundWellness#p/search/0/MkPnUL5xfYA

Remove offending foods sure but this means low carb for Os.  You also need to exercise and may even need to do some intermittent fasting to fully smash insulin down for better endocrine health.  Go to sleep as early as you can also.  Staying up at night raises insulin.
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Me too. =) Only food really affect my skin.


forgive me for the word fellow its suppose to pillow. Sorry.


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Hi Smetana. I have great adult skin from following the Blood Type Diet. But if I get an avoid mixed up, yes acne will happen in a small amount. And for me it always happens in the same spots. I think the agglutinization goes to the weakest areas on my skin. Occasionally there can be hard, cystic areas if the toxin was ingested over the course of a few days. I am an Explorer and it takes a little longer for us to get all the toxins out ouf our bodies because of our slower livers. Anyway, one interesting article I read about acne is that there seems to be a correlation of these toxins attracting micro- parasites to move in to the skin as well. So, although our endocrine systems may be part of the picture, if we continue ingesting toxins and reach an unbalanced state, we can harbor more than acne. But I don't think this will happen to you at all.


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Hi Smetana. I have great adult skin from following the Blood Type Diet. But if I get an avoid mixed up, yes acne will happen in a small amount. And for me it always happens in the same spots. I think the agglutinization goes to the weakest areas on my skin. Occasionally there can be hard, cystic areas if the toxin was ingested over the course of a few days. I am an Explorer and it takes a little longer for us to get all the toxins out ouf our bodies because of our slower livers. Anyway, one interesting article I read about acne is that there seems to be a correlation of these toxins attracting micro- parasites to move in to the skin as well. So, although our endocrine systems may be part of the picture, if we continue ingesting toxins and reach an unbalanced state, we can harbor more than acne. But I don't think this will happen to you at all.

Thank you for the interesting idea.
I think I should also know my secretor status to improve my health more.


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Smetana,
welcome!

love that name and his music!
Prague is where I lived during part of my childhood.....
Má Vlast!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdtLuyWuPDs


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I think the agglutinization goes to the weakest areas on my skin. Occasionally there can be hard, cystic areas if the toxin was ingested over the course of a few days. I am an Explorer and it takes a little longer for us to get all the toxins out of our bodies because of our slower livers....there seems to be a correlation of these toxins attracting micro- parasites to move in to the skin as well.
I have had instant & persistent breakouts that also re occur in the same places, for years, as well as sometimes many days of no reactions in this way... The strongest conclusion I have finally been able to make, is that sugar, sulphur &/or suphites are all toxins that seem to give me the most problems!! As well as exposure to some perfumes/aftershaves & essential oils burned at work...(I can only conclude that as plants are sulphur based, these oils are concentrated sulphur bombs to my system?) It now seems conclusive that if I avoid any or all of the above, I have no real ongoing problems  
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I have had instant & persistent breakouts that also re occur in the same places, for years, as well as sometimes many days of no reactions in this way... The strongest conclusion I have finally been able to make, is that sugar, sulphur &/or suphites are all toxins that seem to give me the most problems!! As well as exposure to some perfumes/aftershaves & essential oils burned at work...(I can only conclude that as plants are sulphur based, these oils are concentrated sulphur bombs to my system?) It now seems conclusive that if I avoid any or all of the above, I have no real ongoing problems  


As an O non-secretor, take coconut oil for your acne. Take capsules if you have to. That should fix the overgrowth in the gut and clear up the skin. Good luck.
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Thanks; will try Wasn't sure the coconut oil agreed with me - I seemed to break out when I tried... However, no really conclusive evidence as to whether it was the coconut oil, as I was still exposed to the essential oil burning & other forms of sulphur at that stage

Forgot to add I have also started taking Evening Primrose Oil, VitC & VitB12 these last few weeks & a couple of other minor additions to my regime which may also have helped...

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Smetana,
welcome!

love that name and his music!
Prague is where I lived during part of my childhood.....
Má Vlast!!!
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Hello!
It is really nice music.


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I've been gradually working my way into the BTD since February (about the same time as some major life changes and high stress, so I'm not sure how to account for all of the physical changes I've experienced). I've always struggled with acne since puberty (I'm 31 now), but it has actually gotten much worse since cutting out dairy, wheat, and sugar. It is cystic on my chin, jawline/upper neck, and now appears on my shoulders and back. I've also lost what I consider to be an unhealthy amount of weight. I'm down to 109 lbs from 120+ (5'6"). My chiropractor suggested my colon, but I've been very regular since I consume a ton of veggies and fruits. I've been trying to get more exercise, but it's tough when I'm on my feet all day at work.

Overall I feel pretty good, energy levels have been great, but something just seems to be off. I've been considering doing some cleansing/detox, maybe liver/gallbladder and/or colon.

Any thoughts?
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add from all your food groups......look into the online protocols available to you, up in support


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forgive me for the word fellow its suppose to pillow. Sorry.
sorry but that is hilarious...

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...I've always struggled with acne since puberty (I'm 31 now), but it has actually gotten much worse since cutting out dairy, wheat, and sugar. It is cystic on my chin, jawline/upper neck, and now appears on my shoulders and back. I've also lost what I consider to be an unhealthy amount of weight. I'm down to 109 lbs from 120+ (5'6")... but I've been very regular since I consume a ton of veggies and fruits.
Check if any particular veg & fruits could be contributing - Sometimes even natural sugars contribute to acne by their high glycemic index status?! Also are you eating organic meat or could it be meat that is hormone & preservative laced?
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add from all your food groups......look into the online protocols available to you, up in support

Great suggestion - thanks!
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Check if any particular veg & fruits could be contributing - Sometimes even natural sugars contribute to acne by their high glycemic index status?! Also are you eating organic meat or could it be meat that is hormone & preservative laced?


Could be the natural sugars - I do eat honey and maple syrup. I'm pretty good at sticking to the organic meats. What is odd to me is that my skin has gotten so much worse since making these positive diet changes. Is it possible it could be part of my body's detoxification?
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I wonder if you might end up being an Explorer? (Next step after Blood Type Diet if you want to take that step & discover your genotype) Seems you are very sensitive - check anything environmental around you as well, in case a certain face cleanser, or makeup is bothering you??!!
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What is odd to me is that my skin has gotten so much worse since making these positive diet changes. Is it possible it could be part of my body's detoxification?

It is quite possible that the body is cleaning out toxins from before changing to Dr. D.'s plan.  As we stop eating "toxic" foods, the body can clean any stored toxins and heal.  The skin is a very large organ and is used to eliminate large amounts of toxic material, especially if the normal elimination paths aren't functioning optimally.  The less healthy prior to starting this plan, the more healing that will be necessary and the more symptoms you may see during the healing process.

Remember that you can't get healthy without going through the process, so enjoy the trip.


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you'll enjoy the trip more if you stop honey and to a lesser extent maple syrup and any other sugars. whenever i come across someone mentioning honey, i see a realisation later that they are either fructose malabsorber, have SIBO or both. and usually have a problem with lactose, galactose, milk protein, soya, wheat etc etc.


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Sleep on your back.

Ironically, beauty sleep can actually increase wrinkles. Over the years, habitually snoozing on your side or belly, with your face mashed into the pillow, gradually etches “sleep lines” that eventually become permanent. According to a study published in Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery, side sleeping contributes to more wrinkling of the cheeks and chin, while slumbering facedown furrows the brow. Sleeping on your back prevents sleep lines or may even reverse the problem. Getting enough Z’s spurs release of a “youth hormone” called human growth hormone, leading to thicker, healthier skin and fewer lines, says Nicholas Perricone, MD, author of The Wrinkle Cure.


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