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Here is a short list of some commonly known and widely available vegetables just to give you an idea of how broad and healthy this diet can be. Hopefully this will expand the minds of others who think this kind of diet means eating salads...because it doesn't.

asparagus
leeks
onions
ginger
garlic
broccoli
caulliflower
spinach
kale
collard greens
bell peppers
other peppers
cassava
carrot
beet
endive
brussel sprouts
other sprouts
pumpkin
eggplant
squash
sweet potato
rhubarb
burdock root
daikon
other radishes
cucumber
zuchini
celery
okra
[QUOTE=prometheus]Here is a short list of some commonly known and widely available vegetables just to give you an idea of how broad and healthy this diet can be. Hopefully this will expand the minds of others who think this kind of diet means eating salads...because it doesn't.

asparagus
leeks
onions
ginger
garlic
broccoli
caulliflower
spinach
kale
collard greens
bell peppers
other peppers
cassava
carrot
beet
endive
brussel sprouts
other sprouts
pumpkin
eggplant
squash
sweet potato
rhubarb
burdock root
daikon
other radishes
cucumber
zuchini
celery
okra[/QUOTE]

I take Sanatogen Multi-Vitamins, should I stop?
Littledaga,
What's interesting about the anti-candida diets is that they remove bread from the list. Those of us following similar anti-acne or human diets, etc along with avoiding unnatural sugars (those that are added), we usually give up bread too. Some of us primarily give up gluten containg breads which just happens to contain yeast (in the gluten protein). So if you do some research, you will see some reccommendations such as the Gluten Free diet or the Specific Carbohydrate Diets for elimination of Candidaiasis. There's other diets, but they seem much tougher but have yielded results though.

best of luck =)
Sophia,
I've found studies that link excess IGF-1 (this is attributed to acne) to hyperthyroidism. So I think you should definately give dietary changes a try. Particularly, eliminate those that will increase these levels: MSG, Caffeine, Dairy, Whey Protein, Soy, Saturated & Hydrogenated Oils, and at least Gluten. All of these should be on prometheus's list.

Take care =)
[QUOTE=indy gal]Hi Neca... you beat me to it! ;) [/QUOTE]

:p

[QUOTE=indy gal]DISCLAIMER: SUGAR DOES NOT CAUSE ACNE. HOWEVER, SUGAR AND A POOR DIET CAN CAUSE AND/OR AGGRAVATE ACNE IN SOME (IF NOT THE MAJORITY) OF PEOPLE WITH ACNE-PRONE SKIN.[/QUOTE]

That so should be printed on every single acne-prone food to make people more aware.

Forcefed, I think Prometheus' quote pretty much responds to your point clearly enough: "You control much of what your genes express (and the genes your children will express) by the lifestyle you live and the food you eat." When you are born, your genes will be coded towards a certain tolerance level based on both the ones you inherited from your parents and on the environment you experienced whilst developing inside your mother's womb (i.e. food intake, lifestyle: smoker/non smoker etc., exercise). Now this tolerance level is not static and is greatly influenced by how you undertake your growing-up/development in life. You may start with a low tolerance level of, let's just say for arguments sake, 3 meaning that what you eat can strongly influence the extent to which your acne develops. So when your hormones kick in during the teenage years, this tolerance level is likely to drop further because your hormones will be totally imbalanced. Therefore any junkfood, sugars, carbs etc. that you eat will give you acne.

So what you need to do is follow exactly what Prometheus has said: "you control much of what your genes express by the lifestyle you live and the food you eat." Doing this will rebalance your hormones and build up your tolerance level thus making you much less acne-prone. Just because somone is born with an extremely high-tolerance level meaning he/she can eat whatever they want doesn't mean they can't/won't develop acne later on in life. The reason being that the tolerance level is effected by our lifestyle. Therefore say if this person were to take antibiotics for a throat infection, these antibiotics may damage all the good bacteria in the intestines causing the leaky gut phenomenon. This in turn will result in a decrease in tolerance thus causing acne.

The important point that needs to be made is everybody has different tolerance levels that react differently. One person may take years to build up a tolerance level while somone else could experience a good rise in tolerance over a very short period of time. There are many things that can cause our acne to suddenly stop developing which is why people find it hard to believe diet has an influence over acne. It all depends on how effective you have been in developing your body properly throughout your life...maybe you haven't taken as many antibiotics as other people, maybe you have followed a healthier lifestyle than other people i.e. by doing more exercise/not smoking/not drinking as much etc..the reasons are endless.

[QUOTE=Forcefed4]I was in good shape, ate better than most people I knew, but figured it HAD to be something. I cut out alcohol, sweets, and did my best to limit the supposed "bad" foods. I kept a journal for 18 months.[/QUOTE]

Forcefed, from what you say it doesn't sound like you did actually follow Prometheus' diet exactly! Doing your best to limit the supposed "bad" foods is not the same as cutting them out completely! You have to follow Prometheus' advice EXACTLY if you want to have no acne. You can't pick and choose and do how you feel. I thought I was following her diet exactly and complained that I did not experience any results. But I recently discovered that cooking with Olive Oil is a big no no and have been doing this all the time. So now I have elminated doing this.





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