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Posted by Olivia on June 02, 2003 at 11:40:46:

I have been following a largely whole-foods diet for the last 3 months. There are days when I am better than others, but for the most part, I am eating healthy and get regular exercise. I drink lots of water, take Omega 3 and 6 and zinc supplements, 150mg a day. I avoid caffine, alcohol amd foods with a high content of sugar in them. I am a strict lable reader and only pick things that have natural ingredients. I try to supplement all of my meals with fruit and/or vegetables to make sure I am meeting my daily requirements.

For most of the year, I am able to keep my skin relatively clear, but 3 or 4 times out of year, I still get acne flareups. In fact, I'm going through one of those nasty outbreaks right now. On top of this, my skin is extremely oily - by the end of the work day, I'm ready to crawl out of my skin. I can just feel the oil slick all over my face!I'm 31 and have suffered with this since the onset of puberty.

I'd like to know if there are people on this board who have been following Walt's advice and have been able to clear up their skin for a long period of time (which I would consider 6+ months). I am starting to think that this is an affliction which I will always have, and will only be able to slightly manage so that it doesn't get too bad.

Please do not direct me to the archives - I would like to read new testimonies from people who are currently following this program.



Re: Success Stories - Anyone?

Posted by shiny on June 02, 2003 at 12:41:03:

In Reply to: Success Stories - Anyone? posted by Olivia on June 02, 2003 at 11:40:46:

success? well, I don't know about that. But as one who knows that "oil slick" feeling quite well, my skin, both texture & oiliness, improved when I started taking MORE of the "good" oils, including flax. Fruit & veg juices, made in my Champion juicer, seemed to help a lot too. But even now, at age 59, I still produce an abundance of oil. BUT on the positive side, my skin is younger-looking than anyone my age that I know. Maybe looking at the plus side will make it easier to cope - there are worse things than being shiny! Best wishes.

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Re: Success Stories - Anyone?

Posted by Solace on June 02, 2003 at 15:28:07:

In Reply to: Success Stories - Anyone? posted by Olivia on June 02, 2003 at 11:40:46:

Have you done an elimination diet to check for food allergies?



Re: Success Stories - Anyone?

Posted by Olivia on June 02, 2003 at 15:52:34:

In Reply to: Re: Success Stories - Anyone? posted by Solace on June 02, 2003 at 15:28:07:

Yes, I did, actually. I was on the elimination diet in the archive post and it worked wonders - I felt more energetic and didn't break out once during that time. However, I didn't learn much, except that I can't live for very long on those few foods! I know that I should have slowly introduced foods back into my diet, but the problem is that I won't usually break out right away from a "bad" food - it take a few days for my skin to culminate the infection, and by then it's difficult to know just what it was that caused the problem.

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Re: Success Stories - Anyone? Sigh! (Archive in acne.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 03, 2003 at 07:34:17:

In Reply to: Success Stories - Anyone? posted by Olivia on June 02, 2003 at 11:40:46:

Olivia,

The important word here is "largely". So long as you do it this way it will take at least a year for the majority of results. Only by doing it perfectly would anyone expect the majority of results this quickly.

It seems to me that, if you have had this problem for any significant period of time, that reading the archives would be a small investment to be sure you will finally get results in the most efficient manner.

Already this note could have been avoided and you would have had better results if you HAD read them.

Why should we retype, over and over and over and over, what you need just to save you some reading time?

Walt



Re: Success Stories - Anyone? Sigh! (Archive in acne.)

Posted by Olivia on June 03, 2003 at 08:55:11:

In Reply to: Re: Success Stories - Anyone? Sigh! (Archive in acne.) posted by Walt Stoll on June 03, 2003 at 07:34:17:

I READ the archives - over and over and over again. I am not learning ANYTHING new. Sorry to bore you with my repetitive questions.

Screw this board. I am tired of the obscure answers I get from Dr. Stoll. And since I haven't gotten many replies, I am going to assume there are NOT a whole lot of success stories to be shared.

Lucky you are not making lots of money on this, or else I would have to assume you use this board for kicks to see how many chumps are actully listening to your crap.



Re: Success Stories - Anyone? Sigh! (Archive in acne.)

Posted by Happygal on June 03, 2003 at 10:34:25:

In Reply to: Re: Success Stories - Anyone? Sigh! (Archive in acne.) posted by Olivia on June 03, 2003 at 08:55:11:

Hey, Olivia.

There can be many reasons why people don't answer a post. I've posted lots of times and gotten fewer responses than you.

It sounds to me like you're not quite grasping both what the archives and Dr. Stoll are telling you. It is, "If you do the diet less than perfectly, then don't expect perfect results with your skin."

It sounds like you are already doing much better than before. That sounds like a success story to me. Have you found anything that has helped you more than that?

Sometimes it's just a matter of seriously applying what one knows, rather than learning something new.

Best wishes,
Happygal

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Re: Success Stories - Anyone? Sigh! (Archive in acne.)

Posted by
Michele on June 04, 2003 at 13:54:44:

In Reply to: Re: Success Stories - Anyone? Sigh! (Archive in acne.) posted by Olivia on June 03, 2003 at 08:55:11:

I think your problems may stem more from your perceptions and attitides than what you are or are not eating. Change your mindset and all will follow.

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