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suzedgar
Wednesday, August 1, 2007, 1:09pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Sheri,

I will keep you posted on my progress. It is because of you that I am inspired to do this again.   Yesterday, I had no wheat/corn/coffee or dairy.  

Guess what - already my skin is clearing!!!!! WOW!!

I also think it is the low glycemic index of the O diet. I am going to go easy on the fruit too.

I will let you know how it is going in a few days - thank you so much for this wonderful support - how great it would be not to have to buy so many creams and topical antibiotics etc.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2007, 4:22pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I would also be quite interested in your progress as I have 2 sons with a considerable acne history.  One is 17, one is
almost 24, oops and I forgot the one in the military who is 22....he's got it too.  They mostly rely on topicals, except for the 17 year old.  He's taken some vits/herbs that seem to help & probiotics....but it varies.  I am sure about the diet though.....2 are o's, the 22 yr old is a b.....Anyway, best wishes on continued clearing!
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Just a note that apples are an avoid for O non-secretors.



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if you think about it, it's no wonder teenagers suffer so from acne.. think of pizza, sandwitches, hamburgers, french fries with ketchup.. cookies, chips, crackers.. cereal, milk.. their diet is  just about 100% things that contain wheat and raise the glycemic index.  I'm convinced that for SOME people, this is the culprit behind nagging acne.  I just don't see how dermatologists can say that diet has no part in acne.  I think Dr. Perricone's book on acne makes wonderful sense, and I think that's one reason why the O diet on the BTD works so well for me.  Now, Dr. Perricone would say no bananas or mangos for me, but I have one or two occasionally.. and I am able to eat dried cherries and other dried fruits that I KNOW are high glycemic foods..  no problems... they are all bennies on the BTD for me..
anyway,  Suzedgar, I am SO thrilled you are seeing early results!!!!! Keep me posted!!! you won't be disappointed.
Paul, my oldest child doesn't have skin problems..  she is a vegetarian A and eats small portions of  mostly  healthy things, but she doesn't follow any particular diet.. and she is doesn't suffer from any skin/ weight/ health issues.  My second child is a son who is 18.. he had moderate acne but refused to give up his regular foods to clear his skin.. He did the acutane with GREAT success... but I wish  he had  gone the diet route.. oh well... my last son eats more like my daughter.  He's 15 and eats smaller portions of whatever he wants.. but no acne... strange, eh?    But I am CONVINCED that anyone who wants to clear their acne can do so by diet alone...
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Thanks Sheri,
You know the thing is that the kids do eat pretty healthy.  But my oldest with the problems is kind of a vegetarian, and
he's an O, I am guessing that he and my youngest might be nonnies...., but the older one does try to avoid gluten.
I think he needs more clean proteins, but it's hard to get him to listen.  He doesn't really eat junk, but he eats what I call healthy junk, like Newman's fig newtons, etc.  Things that might have too much natural sugars, etc.  But he has taken up biking and takes long rides, seems to help his breathing be clearer, energy better, etc.  The younger one is
less active, and I think that more activity would also help his system.  Since it's summer we encourage him to get out to walk the dog, etc.  Anyway, I believe the Live Right would help them both....
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Hi Paula,

It's just going to depend on how interested your vegetarian son is in clearing up his face.  My son with medium acne just wouldn't do any diet change.... he isn't a vegetarian and doesn't eat a terrible diet, but he likes his cereal, milk, sandwitch, pizza, et al.... so he went the acutain route.. it made his face perfect, although I don't agree with doing that over diet.. but  that was his choice.  and yes, the Newman's fig  newtons would be loaded with  wheat, which I think is  worse than sugar in the figs...
as I said, I was THE healthiest vegetarian, and my acne wasn't pretty at 40... and the BTD fixed it completely ( at least for an O because the glycemic index is so low)... so I stick with it
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Thanks Sheri, I think that I will talk to him again, or pass on one of my books for him to peruse and decide for himself.  He told me the Newman fig newtons are wheat free, but not gluten free.  So I asked him the ingredients,
turns out they used barley flour, so hmm, I think they still are not such a great choice.  I think he's a nonnie too.
He and my other O son with the sad skin both have had more cavities than the rest of us.  So going on that part of the
equation, I am guessing they are nonnies....so sugars are even more of a problem....it's very interesting I must say!
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I was curious about the ingredients of the  Newtons, so I looked it up.  See all of the corn syrup? and corn flour?  corn is SO bad for O's...it lurks in a lot of products that are unsuspecting unless  you read labels.... in order to get great results  regarding skin, all products with "corn" anything  have to go!



Wheat Free & Dairy Free: Organic Barley Flour, Organic Sugar, Corn Syrup, Organic Figs, Organic Brown Rice Flour, Organic Yellow Corn Flour, Organic Palm Oil, Water, Glycerine, Leavening (sodium bicarbonate, monocalcium phosphate), Vanilla, Xanthan Gum, Salt, Natural Flavor, Soy Lecithin (an emulsifier)
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the other day an O celiac wanted to know more on BTD and how to feed her body.

when I mentioned all her beloved corn products had to go, she dismissed the whole plan asap!!

oh well!!!


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Yes, I looked at the ingredients, his package of Fig Newmans are unopened, and your list is correct.....so they sit in my kitchen, I'll figure something to do with them. By the way, I made muffins this morning with Pamela's bake mix, blueberries, sweetened with agave syrup. They were very yummy, and more compliant I think. I also read the thread from MelissaJ about DogtorJ and "the Answer" from the o-nonnie and pets thread, very interesting!!

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so if weight isn't really a problem,  I'd try a diet of tons of bennie veggies, some tofu,  raw bennie nuts...  easy on the fruit.  Maybe some Eziekel bread, but not too much.  Raw nuts really satisfy me, but I  have to be careful because I gain weight.
Interestingly enough, I've been on an " yuck, meat"  kick the last few days... I've been eating all the bennie nuts, salads, veggies for a few days.. don't know what's up, but meat isn't looking appealing... I'm sure I'll get back to it.
I did see ONE pimple, though.. lol.... it's one of the few I've had in years!
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I know I sound like a broken record, but YEAST.  It can also cause skin problems. My psoriasis responds to pretty much nothing but avoiding the yeast.  When I'm good and don't eat yeast, sugar (including fruit), vinegar, dairy, and alcohol, my psoriasis goes away.  The minute I fall off the wagon, the itchies are back.  

Also, I am lactose intolerant as well.  I don't even bother buying Lactaid anymore so I just don't eat dairy.  A few days ago, I made a recipe with muenster cheese in it and took a couple lactaid.  The next morning, I had zits all around my mouth.  Had to have been the cheese.  

Good luck.  Avoid putting vinegar on your acne or scalp. Yeast feeds off it as well.
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interesting ....and I thought this might be the case.  I wondered if an anti-yeast cream on my back might actually work.

Why would one put vinegar on the acne or scalp?  It is true that my skin is completely clear when i don't eat dairy or sugar.   At least - my skin on my face is. I have not found that to be the case with my back.  I think maybe there is some kind of infection there that needs clearing. The doctor gave me antibiotics which have done nothing in one week - have not reduced anything. Maybe I will try the anti yeast cream. - like monistat or something
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Get rid of the yeast and everything it can feed on.  Taking a probiotic also helps flush it out of the system by promoting the growth of good bacteria.  

My SIL stopped drinking Dr. Pepper for a week and her acne cleared up.  She wouldn't believe me that it was the sugars (not to mention all the other bad stuff in it) that was causing the problem.
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suzedgar, you reminded me of an article in a magazine I read while waiting for one of the guys to have their hair cut.
It actually said that there was a medical trial on some people for acne where they combined benzoyl peroxide with the
active ingredient in some antifungal creams, I want to say terbafine (sp?) that people's skin cleared faster and stayed
clear longer. I mentioned it to one of my sons, maybe we'll also try it today. I am sure I have some of this stuff around, like tinactin or whatever it's called....
and I hate to say it, but my oldest is home for a visit, his toenails have fungus problems, it's got to be yeast related....!
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Isn't it just amazing how the skin clears when you get the junk out? and when you finally figure out what causes the breakouts?  seemingly "good for you things"   can be such culprits!!  good for some people is NOT good for others....
I just wish I had known years ago what caused my acne... I think of the agony I went through, not to mention the  dollars spent....
I will mention that Dr. Perricone's book on acne is worth looking into.. he goes mostly on diet.. it just so happens that most of what he says goes along with  the type O diet... for me...  I don't question which one..... I just follow along and enjoy my clear skin!!
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My DH and I have decided to see if we can put a little more space between this baby and the next, partly for my sanity and partly so I can do a major liver flush and see if I can clear up my skin.  When the baby weans, and before I get pregnant again, I'll see what I can do. I've been working really hard this last week to do what I can to starve the yeast (I wasn't sure that's what it was, but I decided it couldn't hurt to try). I quit eating all fruit (although one day I did have some pineapple) except lemons, grapefruit and 1 quart of pure cranberry juice, which I drank up the first couple of days. I do have to say that the acne is going away some, but then, it goes in cycles anyway. I'll have to see if it comes back like usual.

I'm still reeling from the discovery that onions and garlic make my skin break out. I don't understand it, and I don't like it. I thought they would help kill whatever's bothering me, if anything.

Days 1 and 2 I really dragged. Since then I've felt a little more energetic than usual. I am still drinking 1 c. of natural decaf coffee in the mornings to give me that tiny of bit of caffeine so that I can smile at my family.

Is nutritional yeast okay to eat if I'm trying to fight Candida?

People put vinegar (or lemon juice is what I use) on their hair as a rinse to get rid of the build-up. I use natural shampoos now, but I still have to use a rinse. When I used unnatural shampoos I had to change brands every couple of months or my hair would become really coarse. It's coarse now all the time, using natural shampoos and natural conditioners, but I don't know what to do about that.


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NY is ok to have...does not interfere with the yeast in candida, in fact it helps.


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I think I'm experiencing some yeast die-off.  Interesting, since I didn't even know I an overgrowth to begin with.  

Craving spelt bread.  I've been making a lot of biscuits.

But I'm happy to say my skin looks better than it has in a while.  Could it have really been Candida making it so aweful?  


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See, told ya!  I've seen it work so many times.  Congrats on your skin looking better. Candida does some funky things to people.  Since you're nursing your baby, you'll probably also notice a difference in her.  My sister gave up all yeast when she was nursing, and her daughter stopped having a runny nose, slept better, and didn't have any more ear infections.  
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