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Underlying Cause of Most Acne

Posted by
Dave on December 20, 2002 at 08:13:47:

I hope I'm not being repetitive, but I beleive that the majority of acne is the result of our refined Western diets which consist predominantly of sugar and complex carbohydrates. Far less acne is found among the black population in Zambia eating their traditional diets, than among young blacks in the United States (Klurfeld DM. The Diet and Acne. Archives of Dermatology 1983;119(4):276). The low fiber intake may also be a contibuting factor. Personally, I have found that restricting my intake of softdrinks, pasta and bread e.t.c, reduces the severity of acne. This makes sense scientifcally- the skin cells of acne patients have in many cases demonstrated the inability to metabolize sugar correctly, which may have an immunosuppressive effect. In fact, many dermatologists have reported that insulin is effective in the treatment of acne, suggesting impaired cutaneous glucose tolerance and/or insulin insensitivity. Apparently, one researcher has gone as far to rename acne 'skin diabetes'. The connection between glucose intolerance and acne is acknowledged by the author of the "Acne Miracle", an anti-acne program which has been mentioned previously on this BB. Given the above, I have no idea why pantothenic acid has proved so successful in treating acne. Obviously, a wide variety of physiological stresses contribute to acne.



Re: Underlying Cause of Most Acne (right on!)

Posted by Miss Bliss on December 20, 2002 at 08:30:36:

In Reply to: Underlying Cause of Most Acne posted by Dave on December 20, 2002 at 08:13:47:

Since following the advice on this bb about acne, and also the great info. that R. supplied regarding the role of carbs (refined and complex) in causing acne, I have hardly any acne left. Rarely do I break out and when I do, its very minor and heals up quick.

I was on the b5 about a year ago, although that worked great, and I was pretty much zit free, I was always a bit worried about what imbalances taking an isolated b vitamin would cause.

Since being on a low carb diet and the anticandida/whole foods diet, with NO refined carbs, NO sugar, I was able to stop taking the b5. I am so glad that I no longer have to rely on that. The b5 caused excessive urination, headaches initially, sometimes the headaches were so bad, I would have to leave work to come home, but it was worth it at the time to have zit free skin. :)

"Apparently, one researcher has gone as far to rename acne 'skin diabetes'"

Thats interesting. I know people with diabetes, who have perfect, flawless skin. And then others like me with less than perfect skin, but no diabetes.

"Given the above, I have no idea why pantothenic acid has proved so successful in treating acne."

If you do a search on the net, or even probably here in the archives, you will come across a report by DR. Leung who explains the role and workings of b5 in the treatment of acne.

*~ BLISS ~*

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Oh and genes play a part on this too.

Posted by Rachel on December 20, 2002 at 09:00:46:

In Reply to: Underlying Cause of Most Acne posted by Dave on December 20, 2002 at 08:13:47:

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Re: Oh and genes play a part on this too.

Posted by Miss Bliss on December 20, 2002 at 11:40:17:

In Reply to: Oh and genes play a part on this too. posted by Rachel on December 20, 2002 at 09:00:46:

Absolutely! :)

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Re: Underlying Cause of Most Acne

Posted by R. on December 20, 2002 at 15:33:18:

In Reply to: Underlying Cause of Most Acne posted by Dave on December 20, 2002 at 08:13:47:

This article addresses the role of diet in developing acne

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Re: Underlying Cause of Most Acne (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on December 21, 2002 at 08:48:24:

In Reply to: Underlying Cause of Most Acne posted by Dave on December 20, 2002 at 08:13:47:

Thanks, Dave.

In spite of this overwhelming info, medical schools are still saying diet has nothigng to DO with acne.

Namaste`

Walt

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Re: Underlying Cause of Most Acne.........lack of zinc, B-vitamins and vitamin C

Posted by Sue A. on December 23, 2002 at 05:12:13:

In Reply to: Underlying Cause of Most Acne posted by Dave on December 20, 2002 at 08:13:47:

Feed your skin right. You need to look up information about the vitmins A,B's,C and also zinc, these all nuture the skin. Cut out(way down if not completely) the sodas, sugar and white flour products you are eating. These are negative foods.....they use up vitamins and mineral to break them down and digest, but have no nutrients to offer your body. They have been sold to us as having "energy", but really they just screw up your insulin levels and more is being proven about their harm now. Please post your results.

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