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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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once you find out your BT
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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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