It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Acne Message Board


Acne Board Index
Board Index > Acne | 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Gluten Free Diet
Feb 28, 2004
Hello everyone,

for those of you who are on a gluten-free diet, what do you eat for breakfast? It seems like there aren't a whole lot of breakfast foods that are gluten-free..

thanks!
What is gluten anyway?
Fruit is gluten free, and very good for breakfast/morning food! You could try quinoa flakes (they are gluten and wheat free) if your looking for a hot cereal. Or....quinoa flakes with fresh fruit on top :)
I had to totally overhaul my diet, and in order to do that I had to get rid of mental constraints that prevented me from doing so. This included the "breakfast food" "lunch food" and "dinner food" categories...along with "comfort foods" and foods I "liked". I learned to like other foods. That's how I did it. I can't say that anyone else needs to do that, but that would be my advice instead of trying to make any one diet fit your constraints. It is always easier to change yourself.
[QUOTE=calgary88]Hello everyone,

for those of you who are on a gluten-free diet, what do you eat for breakfast? It seems like there aren't a whole lot of breakfast foods that are gluten-free..

thanks![/QUOTE]


Hey there newbie ;-)

Actually I have no idea where you are looking because there are PLENTY of Gluten Free Foods..for breakfast. With at least 30% of the population being Gluten Intolerant or Celiac, not counting those allergic to Wheat, you better believe that they want plenty of options =) So, what do you like eating for breakfast? Look for those foods, only as gluten free products. Of course, you can always change yourself to fit the foods, or change the foods to fit the NEW you (I didn't just repeat myself, did I?).

Um, somewhere on here, I have 2 or 3 lists of Foods that are Gluten Free products. There are dozens upon dozens of Gluten Free Brands. Some are bakeries, pizza shops, and can be found at a physical store, natural/health foods grocery stores, and Online.

In terms of traditional breakfasts that are bread products, you can have Gluten-Free Bagels, English Muffins, Muffins, Donuts, Pastries, Waffles, Pancakes, Bread (cinnamon toast, banana bread, toast), Cereal, Granola Bars, Fruit Bars, or Crackers. Of course you can always eat Eggs, Bacon/Ham/Sausage/Chicken.., Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts, and Seeds for breakfast. Instead of using Butter or traditional syrups or preserves, you can use almond butter (or other nut butters) or pure maple syrup, or fruit butters. I personally prefer Almond milk over Soy, Rice or Grain Milks. There's other Nut milks as well such as Hazelnut, and there's also potato milk (gotten huge raves).

I personally preferred the Waffles that were made with Rice, instead of Buckwheat. I adored the Cake Donuts (I don't like traditional cake donuts). I loved the Muffins. I still haven't found a satisfactory bread (dozens of brands and recipes to try though). The cereals are good, but cost more than traditional/commercial cereal. You can buy commercial (or Organic) Rice Crispies, Corn Pops, Frosted Flakes, Corn Flakes, but watch the ingredients. Malt is usually listed and this could very well be Barley malt. I found that consuming GF Refined Cereals with Organic Milk gave me earlobe acne. I haven't tried it with the Almond or Potato milks yet so I can't say for certain if it's due to them being refined (or containing barley malt) or if it was just the combo of the Milk.

HTH =)
[QUOTE=aquarius0121]What is gluten anyway?[/QUOTE]

A protein found in grain. A lot of people, mostly white folks, are intolerant to the kind that's in wheat. I've read estimates that as low as 2% and as high as 60% of people are intolerant. Gluten in other things like corn and soy aren't usually a problem.

When I quit wheat I started out eating eggs and cheese for breakfast. I still eat corn though, and I got sick of eggs, so I mostly have cornflakes these days.
There really is no REAL advice on what to avoid, people with pimples will tell you to avoid almost everything with dairy, etc, while people that aren't breaking out, well, you noticed how they can eat everything they want and not break out. Do i belive eating right can help, sure. In the end though, just look at what yor body tells you when you eat certain foods. Most people will say eating white rice is bad for you but i've been eating it since i was a kid and thats like 2x/3x a day and i've never had pimples up until my freshman year in college when i broke out and that had more to do with the whole stress and transition i went through from high school into college. I was really swamped that year so i blamed it more on stress. Also can't forget i am diagnosed with situational depressoin and my first time that it hit me really hard was my transition into college. My break out lasted a few months and went away (can't forget to mention how i continued to eat a WHOLE lot of junk food daily, chocolate, candy, cake, pizza, etc) and i cleared up months later. So what can i say, i believe my body isn't regulated by this whole dairy free, etc routine. I believe it cleared up when my depression was more under contorl and i got use to the transition into college. And about 3 years later which is now i got another break out and again I really believe it has to do with all this stress i'm going through my senior year in college and my depressoin rearing its ugly head again. This time though i tried changing my diet but gave up when i went insane trying to avoid almost EVERYTHING. :jester: . I realized its doing me more harm than good contemplating everday on what i should and shouldn't be eating. So yes, i'm still eating white rice (at least 2x a day), junk food, candy, dairy, and i can honestly say my face is clearing up really well (knock on wood). I only have 2-3 jaw line pimples, red blemishes (becoming a whole lot less noticeable now, after 4 months) and minor scars due to stupid retin-a. But, i do admit i'm incorporating more veggies and fruits (I try to eat this once or twice a day) into my meal more, but i've been doing this for a year or two now. What i'm getting at is what everyone will tell you, everyone is different, listen to the signals your body sends you. I mean come on, if white rice was so bad as people say, my face would be a war zone with acne, not to mention my families also, since we're Asian and incorporate white rice into our diet daily. Also, i am the only one in my family that actually had/has acne. On a side note, majority of my friends are Asian and eat white rice a lot and none of them even have pimples (as in more than a few, or even a break out before) ; lucky me, only one in the group. Whatever diet you choose though, good luck and have faith in your body.
LOL, Orange, you bring up something that I've tried to get across to others. Advocates for the healthy approach and nutritionists will say no refined/white rice, etc. because it [U]lacks[/U] nutrients and fiber (very important). However, that's usually what I eat and most refined grains are [U]enriched[/U] so you aren't missing that many nutrients (and it's better than none). The only times I eat brown rice are if it's in pasta form, rice cakes, or a side dish at the resturant. That's not to say, that one shouldn't eat it, it's just that it's what my mother has always bought and I can't afford to buy [U]everything[/U] myself. Which is why it's good if you can get your family to help you out or to change their diets as well (I'm gettin them there).

Another thing you mentioned is that Asians eat rice, white, etc and no breakouts. Well that could be a genetic reason or because while rice is VERY high on the glycemic scale, especially compared to wheat, it actually produces [B]less[/B] of an Insulin Resistance response. There was a study done at Cornell University comparing over 3000 women in China that eat diets of either [B]Semi-Refined Wheat [/B] or [B]Semi-Refined Rice[/B]. The women eating the wheat, had a much greater[B] rise [/B] in Insulin Resistance, a [B]decrease[/B] in SHBG (binds free testosterone) among other hormones. [url]http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=8604665&dopt=Abstract[/url] (do search to get more specifics, this leaves stuff out)

Therefore, I don't focus my diet on the Low Carb approach. While I've discovered that I am sensitive to sugars when my menstrual cycle arises, and I do think that certain types give me the small litle pimples (sugar pimples that go aways quickly), but otherwise, my diet focuses on eliminating foods due to what the do to our Hormones. Yes, coincidentally, it is still a Lower Carbohydrate diet (200g - 300g), but I don't run my life based on some sort of book or scale that tells me how to balance those carbs. I eat tons of sweet stuff, in the form of fruit and no problems. 90% of the time, I eat Corn, Rice, Potato (almost daily) and no problems. All "pure sugar" and starch as they say and yet....not a problem...for me. In fact, when I changed my diet to a GF diet, I increased consumption of these foods!

This is the Gluten Free Lifestyle. They had to give up Gluten Proteins because of their Insulin Mimicking abilities (acne sufferers), their Autoimmune response abilities, their Intolerant inducing abilities, and what not. Wheat is a [B]top allergen[/B], wheat is a [B]top intolerant food[/B], wheat [B]induces greater Insulin resistance response[/B], so WHY do we eat it????

Oh I know why, cuz it tastes good. Because Barley, Rye, Oats, and Wheat contain that sticky gliaden protein, that are the preferred choices over other grains. They make foods rise, soft, fluffy, pliable whether hot or cold. They could have easily overproduced other grains, but they aren't as easy to work with (must add ingredients to make it rise or fluff). When I think about a lot of things that have happened in life, in history, I'm more of an advocate for "just because it's easy, doesn't mean it's right" mentality.

So the other grains aren't easy to work with, those grains also aren't allergens, except for corn. Since I mentioned corn, this is something that [U]certain [/U] Celiacs (gluten interolerent) found that they ALSO had to eliminate to get clear skin. Corn has a Gluten protein also and therefore if follow that gluten is an Insulin Mimicker, then you want to eliminate corn to. That is harder for me, due to where I live, but if I found that correlation I would drop it. Prometheus consumes brown rice, but I don't know how often. Others eliminated grains entirely because they all contain Lectin Proteins, that also act as Insulin Mimickers.

So, in that respect eliminate what you find [U]neccessary[/U] (could take trial and error) to get you clear or 95% or 99%. I'm 99% and it's an amazing feeling, but I don't stress or feel guilty over the aspects that I can't control yet. I won't go broke trying to feed myself perfectly, nor will I starve. Therefore if you want to go gluten free you can do it, there's PLENTY of options and foods available. I may waiver on certain foods that contain H-Oils or some Dairy, but knowing and seeing the results (various changes) due to my diet, I always adhere to my Gluten Free diet 99.999% (resturants may have something in it that I'm unaware of).

Best of luck
I've been Gluten-Free for 8 months. It has made [B]no difference[/B] in my skin. In fact, my skin has become slightly worse, possibly due to the reduction in fiber that goes along with cutting out wheat and oats. (I can't eat either one.)

It might be important to also note that wheat problems are almost exclusively found in white people, supposedly because it's a more recent addition to the European diet than to the Asian and African diet. That's the theory, anyway. The point is, if you're not white, cutting out gluten isn't likely to affect you one way or the other. Of course, we're all so mixed now, I don't know how they can even say that definitively.

Anyway ...

Symptoms of Gluten Intolerance / Celiac disease: Constant gas, bloating, abdominal cramping, frequent diarrhea. If it goes on too long it can cause dangerous weight loss serious malnutrition. Children who have it frequently die of it once they are weaned - it used to be called "failure to thrive." I don't know what they call it now. It kills by malnutrition.

Symptoms of wheat allergy: All of the above, plus respiratory problems, swelling, congestion, and all the usual food allergy problems. If it's going to kill you, it would be by anaphylactic shock. (sp?)
Thats the thing which bugged me, the whole allergic reaction to food or intolerence. I suffer from lactose intolerence which developed I assume since I never really did like cheese, eat dairy (unless you count ice cream or stuff with bread mixed in it like pizza, etc). The first sigsn of me being lactose intolerence had to be around my freshman year in college which was also when i first had my acne breakout which cleared up in about 3-4 months. Not saying this caused my acne break out, just funny how a lot of things happened to me my freshman year in college. My first acne break out, my first real bad depression/stress (which i believe caused my first break out) and my lactose intolerence. Granted i can still eat dairy, etc, just my stomache goes beserk (understatement) on me if i tried to eat cheese or yogurt (guess i'm more sensitive to these). I also noticed my nose tends to get somewhat more stuffed up if i ate dairy (but this has more to do with my vasomotor rhinitis if its acting up or not, totally different story i guess), so i'm thinking my body doesn't agree with dairy to a certain extent. My real thought is on why i wonder if i should avoid dairy products, but from what i noticed, it haven't really been too much of an issue, unless i would have pulled some gluttony move and ate junk food days and weeks striaght, then i'm pretty sure i would have break outs.
You are free to judge, Orange. I would be concerned since you know and believe you are lactose intolerant, not because of acne, but because this does aversily affect the condition of your bowels and can lead to bigger problems later in life.
While I suffer from lactose intolerance, it never did cross my mind as to whether or not i should be concerned. The only thing that bugged me was how it developed out of the blue and how i'm the only one in my family with it. Whether or not i believe certain foods, etc may or may not cause or perpetuate acne, is jsut htat my belief. Everyone is different, and i never have or would tell anyone what food/fruits, etc they should or shouldn't avoid. Nor have i ever judged anyones beliefs/liefstyle when it pertained to their diet.
All I can say is that I am eternally grateful for those who told me what the problem was and exactly how to correct it.
[B]Orange - [/B]

It's your health, but lactose intolerance can be serious, since it can also cause malnourishment and calcium deficiency. It can also be caused BY guten intolerance. It's worth cutting out gluten for a month and seeing how you feel. My doctor said it takes about a month to notice the difference, but I think I was feeling better in less than 3 weeks.

However, I really don't think this all affects your skin, other than that your overall health affects your skin. My brother is lactose intolerant - the only one in the family, like you - and even though he didn't realize that's what it was until he was almost 30, he never had any acne even when he was a teenager and drank milk all the time. (He didn't realize that his digestive symptoms weren't normal.)
[QUOTE=prometheus]All I can say is that I am eternally grateful for those who told me what the problem was and exactly how to correct it.[/QUOTE]

More power to you, since you found a method that worked. Thats the thing, it helped you and the people that suggested that method. I think its fair to say not eveyrone with acne problems that try that method will see the same result. Everyone is different. I tried that method for about two weeks and almost went insane, no joke :). After that, I regressed bavck to my normal mixed food intake of eating anything that i feel like eating, whatever it maybe, all i konw is that daily it did include white rice and dairy, etc. I'm not really breaking out anymore (knock on wood). Heck, i can say i have an almost acne free face (3 tiny pimples by my jaw line) if i didn't have those annoying little red blemishes and litlte scars left behind due to retin-a.
[QUOTE=Crossbow][B]Orange - [/B]

It's your health, but lactose intolerance can be serious, since it can also cause malnourishment and calcium deficiency. It can also be caused BY guten intolerance. It's worth cutting out gluten for a month and seeing how you feel. My doctor said it takes about a month to notice the difference, but I think I was feeling better in less than 3 weeks.

[/QUOTE]

If i were to try cuting out gluten for a month, what exactly should i be looking for though? Signss/symptoms of changes with my body?
Crossbow & Orange,

[QUOTE]I've been Gluten-Free for 8 months. It has made [B]no difference[/B] in my skin. In fact, my skin has become slightly worse, possibly due to the reduction in fiber that goes along with cutting out wheat and oats. (I can't eat either one.)

It might be important to also note that wheat problems are almost exclusively found in white people, supposedly because it's a more recent addition to the European diet than to the Asian and African diet. That's the theory, anyway. The point is, if you're not white, cutting out gluten isn't likely to affect you one way or the other. Of course, we're all so mixed now, I don't know how they can even say that definitively. [/QUOTE]

I dont know what others are saying, but when I speak of myself, [B]I am mainly emphasizing the HORMONAL aspect of these foods[/B] and NOT the Allergic, Intolerant, or Chemical Sensitivity aspect. I do so because this HAS been Documented. There are Peer Reviewd Scientific, Nutritional, Medical studies that [B]support[/B] this and this is where I choose to "fight." Whether you or anyone else wants to believe that food can effect your hormones, whether you see it or feel it, is not my job.

Furthermore, if you believe D'adamo's book, Eat Right 4 Your Type, then [B]Type B and Type O Blood groups[/B], are already intolerent to [B]Lectins[/B] and [B]Glutens[/B] which [B]makes them more susceptable to Insulin Resistance and Diabetes Type II[/B]. Did you know that the majority of the population, including my family, happen to be Type B or Type O? The Majority of the population happens to have some form of a health or hormonal problem specifically linked to Insulin Resistance...and that doesn't even include those that are Asymptomatic (like internal cancers). Futhermore, I can not explain why everything doesn't work 100% (that's life), but it still works.

Those that have helped me, that I've helped, and that others have helped, have not been only White...or Caucasian, Anglo, etc. We've been of Asian, African, Hispanic, and other "minority" decents (I hate labels). Maybe you can blame the whole "mixing" of things as to why we no longer can rely on a diet based on one's background, but that doesn't exclude the [B]fact[/B] that we still found tremendous benefit in it. This is [U]why[/U] I emphasis the hormonal aspects of our diets and so far we've had what, a ...1% or 2% failure rate (???). So you aren't as sensitive to those foods, others are, and I hope that you won't discount another ethnicity or human being based on statistics that has to do with Gluten Intolerance...something while relevant, but in THAT specfic context, has nothing to do with Insulin Resistance.

Thank You

P.S. Oh and I lost fiber too when I dropped the grains (skin didn't look worse though), but you can eat Quinoa, Buckwheat or one of the other Gluten FREE grains and of course, that's also what [B]vegetables[/B] are for. They've got far more fiber content than most grains =)
In your case, I'd be looking to see if your lactose intolerance went away. BTW, if you don't have digestive problems, you are not lactose or gluten intolerant. Casusing nasal congestion is a normal effect that dairy products have on everyone, but some people are more affected by it than others.
yes I know that being Native American (grains are causing a lot of problems for Native Americans), and also Italian (A lot of Italians are Celiac. Celiac testing is mandatory in Italy) does not exactly promote gluten tolerance for me...as well as other food items. No its not fair for me to say it won't work for everyone because I believe acne is nutritional so yes I think it would work for anyone and everyone who can do it. Yea not everyone will or arguably can do it, just like not everyone can take certain medications or undergo certain procedures that would work if they could undergo them. It's not really the best choice for some people.
[B]SweetJade - [/B]

The thing is, you keep talking about how cutting out grains helps your skin, and it has not helped mine in 8 months. I never said it had [I]anything to do [/I] with intolerance. I only brought that up because he asked.

Also, I read quite a scathing review of "Eat right for your type" that said if Lectins actually worked the way the author thinks they do, it would kill you. I wouldn't put any stock in that book if I were you. I've read it, and it looks to me like it's beneficial only because he advocates healthful food, reduction of refined carbs, and daily exercise. Like everyone else. The only scientific evidence I've ever seen that backs it up at all is that Type O people seem to be more prone to excess stomach acid.
[QUOTE=SweetJade1]Crossbow & Orange,



I dont know what others are saying, but when I speak of myself, [B]I am mainly emphasizing the HORMONAL aspect of these foods[/B] and NOT the Allergic, Intolerant, or Chemical Sensitivity aspect. I do so because this HAS been Documented. There are Peer Reviewd Scientific, Nutritional, Medical studies that [B]support[/B] this and this is where I choose to "fight." Whether you or anyone else wants to believe that food can effect your hormones, whether you see it or feel it, is not my job.

Furthermore, if you believe D'adamo's book, Eat Right 4 Your Type, then [B]Type B and Type O Blood groups[/B], are already intolerent to [B]Lectins[/B] and [B]Glutens[/B] which [B]makes them more susceptable to Insulin Resistance and Diabetes Type II[/B]. Did you know that the majority of the population, including my family, happen to be Type B or Type O? The Majority of the population happens to have some form of a health or hormonal problem specifically linked to Insulin Resistance...and that doesn't even include those that are Asymptomatic (like internal cancers). Futhermore, I can not explain why everything doesn't work 100% (that's life), but it still works.

Those that have helped me, that I've helped, and that others have helped, have not been only White...or Caucasian, Anglo, etc. We've been of Asian, African, Hispanic, and other "minority" decents (I hate labels). Maybe you can blame the whole "mixing" of things as to why we no longer can rely on a diet based on one's background, but that doesn't exclude the [B]fact[/B] that we still found tremendous benefit in it. This is [U]why[/U] I emphasis the hormonal aspects of our diets and so far we've had what, a ...1% or 2% failure rate (???). So you aren't as sensitive to those foods, others are, and I hope that you won't discount another ethnicity or human being based on statistics that has to do with Gluten Intolerance...something while relevant, but in THAT specfic context, has nothing to do with Insulin Resistance.

Thank You

P.S. Oh and I lost fiber too when I dropped the grains (skin didn't look worse though), but you can eat Quinoa, Buckwheat or one of the other Gluten FREE grains and of course, that's also what [B]vegetables[/B] are for. They've got far more fiber content than most grains =)[/QUOTE]

If you been reading my post, you'll know i am in no way discrediting what works for you or others. And I am not puting your method in a negative view. My point was, what works for you may or may not work for others. Eveyrone is diffeernt, if you want to try it go for it. My point was tyring to avoid all these dairy products, gluten etc is VERY hard. That was my only real statement.
[QUOTE=Crossbow][B]SweetJade - [/B]

The thing is, you keep talking about how cutting out grains helps your skin, and it has not helped mine in 8 months. I never said it had [I]anything to do [/I] with intolerance. I only brought that up because he asked.

Also, I read quite a scathing review of "Eat right for your type" that said if Lectins actually worked the way the author thinks they do, it would kill you. I wouldn't put any stock in that book if I were you. I've read it, and it looks to me like it's beneficial only because he advocates healthful food, reduction of refined carbs, and daily exercise. Like everyone else. The only scientific evidence I've ever seen that backs it up at all is that Type O people seem to be more prone to excess stomach acid.[/QUOTE]


You ignored the rest of what I said, but I will say that I do not follow his book or his advice, but I found that piece of information rather interesting. Regardless of what else he says, there are scientifc studies that support what he says about [B]certain[/B] Lectins, particularly wheat and how it does agglutinate in the blood. I'm adding evidence or reasons upons reasons here. Yet, it doesn't matter what you or anyone else, including myself, choose to believe. This is WHY I try to back what I say, with it all going back to how it effects our hormones. You can't fight that fact. Whether you SEE it happening or not, it still is. It's up to your body to decide [B]how [/B] it wants to, or is capable of, handling it.

I know that the way your body reacts to wheat is [B]not[/B] the same as it does with someone who isn't intolerant. I know that the average person eats wheat and other grains, and BAM it raises IGF-1 levels, etc. Yet for the Celiac, it does the opposite. The [B]Celiac lacks IGF-1[/B] because their bodies can't metabolize gluten (causing further problems) and therefore, in order to get IGF-1, they must stop eating gluten...and eat something else in order to get those (growth) hormones to kick in ;-) Yet, there are celiacs that said their acne went away when they stopped eating gluten. Again, a few others said they had to give up Corn. Have you tried eliminating Corn and Oats and just eating the other gluten free grains???

Then again, perhaps you can't see the changes because your liver is too congested? [U]I know that I did a partial Parasite cleanse (6 months prior) and a Liver/Gallbladder flush prior to changing my diet....maybe that was a factor. [/U] I'm currently reading a thread on that and someone had horrible food allergies and was excluding everything and finally she had to do a liver flush. She said after taking [B]Chinese Bitters [/B] and [B]Coptis[/B], her cystic acne disppeared in 2 weeks. Another poster said the same thing and she had PCOS symptoms and now relies on diet (not as "strict" as ours) to support her, but those Herbs & Cleanses were [U]neccessary[/U] for her to be cured. Along with that, she said that people that were Diabetic Type I (and NEED insulin), were cured by following this method.

However, my only concern is that of fasting (I can't fast), but you can take the herbs (& [B]Gold Coin Grass[/B]) and do it the long route. They both followed the advice from the Julia Chang, author of "Conquering Chronic Health Problems Without Drugs or Surgery" So, maybe you want to look into that (I am), for liver dysfunction is in fact connected to a good amount of these hormonal and health disorders. Not to mention that Colon Cancer is the number 2 killer (scary huh) following behind the #1 killer, Heart Disease (IR related). so whether we want to believe or not, what goes in our bodies matters. If one can't find an extrinsic reason (clear skin, energy), then hopefully one day, they'll find an Intrinsic reason for eating healthy overall.

I want everyone to figure it out and I honestly hope that you will too =)
[QUOTE=orange]If you been reading my post, you'll know i am in no way discrediting what works for you or others. And I am not puting your method in a negative view. My point was, what works for you may or may not work for others. Eveyrone is diffeernt, if you want to try it go for it. My point was tyring to avoid all these dairy products, gluten etc is VERY hard. That was my only real statement.[/QUOTE]


Orange,
My only reference to you was that you mentioned allergies. That irks me because a percentage of posters [B]automatically [/B] rule themselves out and encourage others to do the same because they would "know" if they were allergic or intolerant to something. Sometimes that is not true, people can be asymptomatic.

Furthermore, your statement left out the fact that these diets do create far more problems than just allergies, etc. [B]Foods are the REASON we have the [U]building blocks[/U] neccessary to produce hormones in the first place. [/B] If we weren't consuming food, those levels would drop, and this has been documented. If you don't consume dairy, the levels will drop. If you don't consume refined grains, the levels drops. If you don't consume any grains the level will drop even further. So of course the goal isn't to starve, but to reduce/eliminate those that create the biggest increase in those hormones and since you're at it, [B]increase [/B] the healthy foods (fruits and veggies). Coincidentally, these foods just happen to have a lot of negative tags already attached them and usually it is grains, but of course there are [I]other[/I] foods (that's where people start to feel overwhelmed) that could also be a factor.

I didn't know whether it would work for me, until I tried it and until I hit the "right" combination. I don't know how to make it easier for people, but I'm glad that for you, it is stress induced. I hope your skin is doing much better now =)
[QUOTE=SweetJade1]Orange,
My only reference to you was that you mentioned allergies. That irks me because a percentage of posters [B]automatically [/B] rule themselves out and encourage others to do the same because they would "know" if they were allergic or intolerant to something. Sometimes that is not true, people can be asymptomatic.

Furthermore, your statement left out the fact that these diets do create far more problems than just allergies, etc. [B]Foods are the REASON we have the [U]building blocks[/U] neccessary to produce hormones in the first place. [/B] If we weren't consuming food, those levels would drop, and this has been documented. If you don't consume dairy, the levels will drop. If you don't consume refined grains, the levels drops. If you don't consume any grains the level will drop even further. So of course the goal isn't to starve, but to reduce/eliminate those that create the biggest increase in those hormones and since you're at it, [B]increase [/B] the healthy foods (fruits and veggies). Coincidentally, these foods just happen to have a lot of negative tags already attached them and usually it is grains, but of course there are [I]other[/I] foods (that's where people start to feel overwhelmed) that could also be a factor.

I didn't know whether it would work for me, until I tried it and until I hit the "right" combination. I don't know how to make it easier for people, but I'm glad that for you, it is stress induced. I hope your skin is doing much better now =)[/QUOTE]

It is, 3 small pimples in a span of over 3 weeks and a lot of junk food :)
[QUOTE=orange]It is, 3 small pimples in a span of over 3 weeks and a lot of junk food :)[/QUOTE]


He he, well I eat "junk" food too =P I am glad though.
Try Cornflakes for Breakfast. Be sure to read the back of the box for other allergy notes. I get the Stop and Shop Brand of Corn Flakes and that doesnt have any cross contamination in it. Also there are Waffles, that are wheat Free , and Gluten free, in the Organic section of your grocers freezer, and some health food stores carry-Rice Bread, or Wheat Free/Gluten Free-Cinnamon Rolls. I didnt think There were many choices either! But they are. Just search around. You'll find stuff!
Cathy
Hey Randygirl,
Does eating gluten free keep you acne free?
[QUOTE=erica1213]Hey Randygirl,
Does eating gluten free keep you acne free?[/QUOTE]

That's a good question! I never had acne, but I did have Rosacea. That has cleared up with antibiotics, and I havent had it in a long while. I hope it doesnt return. I have noticed alot of changes eating a Gluten Free Diet-especially my heartburn, and bloating. It cant hurt, I imagine. Give it a shot.
Cathy





All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:59 PM.





2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!