im going to get right to the point...ance comes from your body, it comes out of your skin, it all depends what you eat that affects your acne, dermatologists says it has nothing to do with what you eat but i truely believe it comes from what you eat out of all the years i had bad acne i now have clear smooth glowing skin all over from this simple method...it all starts with your body and toxins, you eat everyday and sometimes your body cant digest the food, so most of the time the food you eat gets stuck in your colon, building and building over the weeks, months and even years, so when your colon gets even more clogged over the years it has to "evacuate" the toxins elsewhere...such as the skin, causing it to erupt everyday untill the colon is "properly fixed", so you wonder why some treatments clear your skin nicely then the acne comes back, its all because it temporary solutions, everything. so here i am in college wanting to get clear skin and trying to find anyway to get the skin i was born with, then i started researching about the body and its system and then i found out about the colon and its cleansing properties and researched that and BOOM!! i think i found the solution. when food is cluttered in your colon it is concidered waste or mucous, when it gets too clogged it puts that mucous out anyway it can, and sometimes it comes out through the skin, so in order to stop that from happening you need to clean out your colon, and this is the solution that i strongly stand behind, it is called........COLON HYDROTHERAPY, and what this does is it safely cleans out the colon and has tremendous healing affects, you'll feel alot different after the first session even, more energized, less body pain, feeling more healthy. after around 4-10 sessions your colon will cleaned out and working properly and evacuating the waste properly aswell, then your skin will clear up tremendously fast, mine cleared up in a month, it even cleared the scars i had. and i just get colon hydrotherapy one ever 2 months now and im loving life!
you could get colon hydrotherapy almost anywhere, just look it up online and search around where you live but the only draw back to this is that sometimes its pricy, it ranges from 50-90 a session but trust me its well worth it and you will see a huge difference. the reason why dermatologist tell you its not from food is becuase they have a job and they get paid well from YOU, and plus i believe that the government is making literally billions of dollars from acne based products and prescriptions, instead of telling us the real truth about acne...you think? well if you dont believe me still try looking up CH and see the benifits of it and tell me what you think, and remember im giving this info out, im not even selling it cuz you know...ive been there and i know what it feels like to have acne. so tell me what you think and goodluck
Diet is only ONE of the internal factors of acne. Hormones and stress are another two. Also, thyroid deficiencies can be another problem.
Although this is very good advice, I wouldn't say that it's the "TRUE solution to ALL acne" - b/c it is different for everyone. This may have been your true solution, but it is misleading to say that everyone with acne will be healed with this method and this method alone.
Why do you think most pregnant women break out thoughout those 9 months, even women who never had acne to begin with? Flucuations in hormones, and that is a proven fact. Or, why do many women, a week before their menstrual cycle, get a couple cysts on their chin when throughout the rest of the month, they are perfectly clear? Once again, hormones. In these situations, I don't care what anyone says, you could eat a diet of pure raw veggies and fruit with gallons of water and still breakout.
Your suggestion on CH is very interesting though, and I will check into it. I just thought your title was a bit misleading, but thanks for the info.
i'm happy to hear this CH worked for you but don't be mislead thinking that this is the cure! The only food that has been proven to affect acne is iodine. Acne is a hereditary problem, we inherit the problem from one of our parents. our skin cells divide more than those with normal skin and our skin lacks an enzyme which allows our skin to shed normally. so we end up with excessive buildup of skin which clogs the pore and causes a pimple. the only way to keep the skin from building up is by exfoliating.
Well why does accutane clear skin? Why doesn't everyone have bad skin? Why do some people's acne go away when they get older? Why can no one figure out the 'miracle diet'? Why do scientists who study for YEARS not think so? Why do some fat people have clear skin? Why isn't there acne all over your body, or does your colon just secrete to special regions? Diet is not the answer for persistent acne.
Ok. Food DOES play a role in acne. Acne comes from oil and junk thats on your skin. The junk gets there from something you ate, sweat, or whatever else got on your face. But, you only get acne, if your skin is acne prone. Thats why when some people eat all the junk they want, they still don't get acne. Also, if you were trying to sell acne creams, washes, etc, would you say that food is the cause? You'd go out of business.
i thank you for your opinion, i didnt mean to offend anyone, i just strongly believe that this is the true solution to acne, i should of clearly pointed that out...the reason why i think this works with everyone is because your colon is the one main root of many diseases, the colon is used to exit out the waste, but then some stays back and then building up more and more over the years. and the thing about large people is and why do some have clear skin, is because there liver and kidneys and colon are still functioning properly, they just gain weight, no offense, but yeah they could still push out the excess waste and gain weight. i believe that most acne products are just to temporarily cover up your skin,...did you know that your skin sheds new skin every month? think of where the pimples are coming from? your body right? well then why cant food be associated with acne, you are consuming the food, some peoples colon are slow to digest food, so are fast, ofcourse everyones different. i do believe you are right about hormones and stress but in my opinion thats temporary acne not long term acne.
and about the proactiv thing saying that food doesnt have any role in acne, well ofcourse they would say that to sell there product, and if you noticed in the book it says to eat a healthy balanced diet everyday? uh huh.
oh and the question for inthedarkness, about accutane, do you know why accutane works so well, it cleans out your liver, another main organ that cleans the body...such as the colon. but accutane has so many bad effects.
and heres what i got to say about dermatologists, they say that FOOD or your DIET has anything to do with acne whats so ever YET they want you to take antibotics to clear up your skin? hmmmm wierd, they say that food has nothing to do with acne yet they want you takin pills orally, you know like accutane? huh
and someone said that colon hydrotherapy has bad side effects, actually i read all over the internet that CH is one of the most beneficial things you can do to your body, oh and everyone get this...
did you know that elvis presley died of colon cancer, he had 40 POUNDS of mucous stored in his colon, he didnt have acne, if they had CH back then it could of saved his life. thanks for listening to my side of this, no hard feelings to anyone.
Stasia, no offense, but I think you're the one who needs a reality check; especially if you believe what you eat has no affect on your health. Food is the cause (and cure, mind you) of many physical illnesses.
And we're not talking about how Elvis died, or what from. That's a whole other topic.
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i brought up the elvis point because he is using it to back up his argument, food doesnt cure anything if you are doing other things to your body such as drinking, drugging, no sleep, etc. and I never said that I believe that what you eat has no effect on your health, anywhere. I just dont like bad reasoning and invalid logic.
Although I believe that food plays a role in controlling acne, I just wanted to say that I had CH done many years ago to help clear my skin and it did nothing. Just wanted to add that before somebody runs out and does this. Also, if you do try this be very careful about choosing your practitioner.
I dont' believe food is the cause in all cases. My friend who eats horrible. Drinks soda all day, doesn't drink water because she hates it. Eats garbage, candy..ect.. but is rail thin only because she is active. She has flawless skin. Perfect flawless skin. And she is 27. She has been eating this way her whole life basically.
Now, another friend of mine, who is a health addict. Eats no junk. All water. has a nutritionist. This one has acne.
For me, I had bad acne in my teen years and it cleared up since I hit my 20's. I have clear skin since. Only problem I have is that it is dry. I never changed my eating habits so why is it clear now. I believe in my case it was hormonal.
I truely believe that acne is hormone related. That is why some people go on the pill that clears up acne and it works without changing their diet. I know someone who went that route too. I think food helps keep your skin in top shape to a degree, but I don't feel it has an effect on whether a person has or doesn't have acne. Maybe it is food realted for some, hormon for another, genes for another. I don't know. There are alot of theories out there.
Each individual's body responds differently to any of the three main factors, which play a major role in acne formation:
1. overproduction of sebum
2. irregular shedding of dead skin cells
3. bacteria buildup
Hormones, certain medications, heredity, and stress are additional factors, which may contribute to the formation of acne. Sebum production is predominantly under hormonal control, especially in regard to androgenic (male) hormones. Thus it is not surprising that several hormones given as medications can cause or aggravate acne. Androgenic hormones, higher in males than females, which surge during puberty, both enlarge the sebaceous glands and increase oil secretion from these glands. In addition to causing physical growth changes during this time, the increased sebum production also results in increased clogged pores; this is a major reason why acne is so prominent within males of this age group. While androgens are regarded as a factor for increasing acne, female hormones or estrogens, may actually improve acne in females.
Bacteria can also play a role in the formation of acne. During puberty, the number of surface bacteria such as Proprionibacterium acnes (P. acnes), Proprionbacterium granulosum and Staphylococcus epidermis increases. The formation and severity of acne is not dependent on the number of bacteria present. However, P. acnes can produce enzymes and inflammatory mediators, which are thought to contribute to acne.
Although there has been no discovery of an "acne gene", Acne vulgaris frequently has a recognizable pattern of familial inheritance, especially in the case of severe acne. There have been studies highly suggestive of genetic predisposition. Claims that stress causes acne are largely exaggerated. While stress has not been proven to actually cause acne, it can trigger flare-ups. This is because when the body encounters stress, it steps up production of cortisol, which causes the sebaceous glands to produce more oil.
Depending on the person, there are other factors, which can promote the formation of acne. For example:
Teenagers are often afflicted with acne due to:
1. higher levels of sex hormones during puberty
2. these hormones are converted into DHT (dihydrotestosterone), which stimulates enlargement of the oil glands
3. these oil glands also produce higher levels of sebum
Severe acne formation may be due to:
1. heredity or genetics
2. medical conditions such as polycystic ovaries, enzyme deficiencies, excessive corticosteroids
3. environmental factors such as cosmetics, pressure from headbands and chinstraps, petroleum oils, humidity and certain medications
4. picking or "popping" pimples
There are many widespread common myths associated with the causes of acne such as:
1. Eating chocolate and greasy foods - While it is beneficial to eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of water, there is no substantial evidence associating food with the production of acne. Some reports do support the idea that some foods may worsen an already present acne condition.
2. Dirty skin - As stated previously, sebum and dead skin cells clogging pores result in acne, not dirt. Actually, if skin is washed too often or too hard, irritation may actually make acne worse.
3. Only people with oily skin get acne - Acne forms under the skin, not on the surface. Excess surface oils may, however, be regarded as an irritant. Gentle, daily cleansing helps remove the surface oil.
4. It's just a cosmetic disease and you will "grow out of it" - Acne presents itself in many forms with various lesions and bumps for various reasons. Not all acne is the same and cannot be treated in the same manner.
These reasons are not considered to be credible in determining acne formation in an individual.
LOL I can definitly tell you that food doesn't cause acne. I have had moderate-severe acne for almost 12 years and have been to derm after dern and they would tell me to cut out salt, cut out chocolate, cut out wheat, cut out this and that and the other thing. So I did. I'd cut out one and then not eat it for about 2 months and I still had acne. Then I'd try the next thing and I'd still have acne then finally I cut everything they said out of my diet inclding red meat, fish, processed sugar... all kinds of stuff and believe me that was really hard to do when youre 14 and going to b-day parties with your friends and cant have chips or cake or anything because you're afraid it will make your skin bad. BUt it already was bad and food definitly wasn't the cause and I know that now since I found my cure 4 months ago.