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I do ok with splenda. I only really have it in the ice cream, and in flavored water. I don't bake or anything of tht sort that would require suger/ sugar substitute
 
In the past I have done really well on no red meat. I respond surprisingly good. I have eaten only pultry and sea food, and do great. Hearing about the ph thing, it makes perfect sence.
 
The only down side is, it is now barbeque season, and we normaly barbeque steaks, and porks chops quite a lot.
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Tell me about that!  My husband is a bbq and steak nut.  It was hard at first to go with him to all-meat restaurants and not order any.  I have gotten used to it though, no matter where I am its my right to order only veggie side dishes if I must!  Surprisingly I haven't gotten any dirty looks from waitresses so far!

Update on the "no grains" for acne diet:
This week's experimenting has confirmed that it seems to have a cumulative effect.  I can cheat a little and not break out, as long as I avoid the wheat mostly (I had had pecan pie for lunch one day - bready crust - and I only got a pimple...no major aching breakout like when I ate breads more frequently).  Its a lot easier knowing I don't have to avoid it like the plague, I can just mostly avoid it, and have some if I really want something.  I can deal with a pimple or two, its the bigger breakouts that start to get me feeling self conscious and depressed.

Edited to add:  I also found that using the proactiv 3 step system once a day, and using the neutrogena bead scrub, witch hazel and regular 10% benzoyl peroxide for the other wash (meaning also once a day), is a great mix!   My skin is much better when I use both systems than it is when I use either alone.  Unfortunately this isn't what I was going for. I was trying to find a cheaper solution that would work as well as proactiv.  I am still working on this too. 






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Update on the "no grains" for acne diet:

I've been off the wheat for a few weeks straight now, it really does help to just not eat it most of the time, even if I cheat on occasion.  (I guess that makes sense since if its an allergy it would still be sitting in your intestines making you allergic otherwise).  I'm still utterly impressed with how great my skin feels, and even managed to get off the proactiv for a week.  (Then I hit my hormonal week and got one zit so I switched back to it, and still use both it and the neutrogena scrub). 

Whenever I cheat and eat a little bread, that is definitely what makes my face and neck itch.  This may be the whole reason it makes me break out (since I scratch and get hand dirt on my face), or maybe its just a side effect. 

Its not as hard as I thought it would be, after not eating wheat for a month, I've noticed I can cheat once or twice a week and sometimes not even get a zit.  I love being without congestion so much that I really hardly even miss it.  Since I know I can cheat once or twice a week, I don't feel like I'm hurtin' for it or anything, so this diet didn't turn out to be as hard as I thought it would be, even as a vegetarian.

Oh, and I still do eat as much sugar as I want, and drink a low-caf coffee in the morning.  Neither seems to cause acne at all for me.


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The couple of people that I have met that are allergic to wheat have the most beautiful skin I've ever seen.
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Originally posted by Alisa06 Alisa06 wrote:

Wow, what a great subject. I love anything that has to do with nutrition and your skin,nails, hair,etc.
 
I am a self proclaimed wine-o! I love wine.Depending on what we have for dinner, I may ( not every night, maybe 3 nights a week) have a glass of wine. I have noticed that red wines will make me brake out it drink it to Manny nights in a row. White wine does night. interesting thought. I don't drink any other alcohol but maybe 2x a year. When I started the Atkins, I had to stay away from wine, (which I did not like) because of the sugar.
 
I had a friend of mine tell me once that she wondered if I had celiac SP? disease. Which is a wheat allergy. I don't have enough of the symptoms to promp any tests, but I obviously respond to wheat.
 
Karen, have you tried goats protein? I know Garden of Life is a really good company. I have tried quite a few of their products. I have not tried the protein shake, but everything else is really good.


Red wine has more toxins than white. Red gives me a headache if I drink more than 2 glasses. White doesn't do this.
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Originally posted by Susan W Susan W wrote:

Update on the "no grains" for acne diet:

I've been off the wheat for a few weeks straight now, it really does help to just not eat it most of the time, even if I cheat on occasion.  (I guess that makes sense since if its an allergy it would still be sitting in your intestines making you allergic otherwise).  I'm still utterly impressed with how great my skin feels, and even managed to get off the proactiv for a week.  (Then I hit my hormonal week and got one zit so I switched back to it, and still use both it and the neutrogena scrub). 

Whenever I cheat and eat a little bread, that is definitely what makes my face and neck itch.  This may be the whole reason it makes me break out (since I scratch and get hand dirt on my face), or maybe its just a side effect. 

Its not as hard as I thought it would be, after not eating wheat for a month, I've noticed I can cheat once or twice a week and sometimes not even get a zit.  I love being without congestion so much that I really hardly even miss it.  Since I know I can cheat once or twice a week, I don't feel like I'm hurtin' for it or anything, so this diet didn't turn out to be as hard as I thought it would be, even as a vegetarian.

Oh, and I still do eat as much sugar as I want, and drink a low-caf coffee in the morning.  Neither seems to cause acne at all for me.


 
Hi Susan,
 
First...I wanted to let you know that I found the banana Spirtene BUT it was almost out of date.  I asked the manager of the health food store and he told me "they discontinued banana and we just had some left".  The expiration date was 9/07.  If you want me to try and pick some up for you...I am happy to do so but was concerned about the expiration date.
 
Second....my facialist made me promise to give up caffeine and decaf for 30 days.  I had already given up caffeine some time ago but would have a decaf 2-3x a month.
 
I did give it up 30 days ago and my skin is just glowing.  People are actually asking me what I have done to my skin.  I think it is because I am drinking just water now (nothing else) and I have been following a religious skin care program (I tend to forget).
 
I am glad decaf is working OK for you.  I bet your skin looks great. 
 
Thanks for keeping us all updated.  :-)
 
On my front....my candida is still retreating and I am still pounding it hard.  Progress, not perfection is my personal motto. 
 
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Hi Karen!  Awww bummer!  No more banana ever!  That's okay though, you don't have to go to the trouble of getting it for me (that's supersweet of you to offer though, thanks!)  At least the vanilla is pretty good if you mix it half and half with milk and orange juice (I really don't like the chocolate, very chalky). 

I'm glad your problems are getting better.  That's interesting about the caffeine, I'm surprised giving up decaf that you only had a couple of times a month made a difference.  But we are really all different!  I had gone through periods where I didn't drink anything but water, but my face didn't improve really, so I gave that up and went back to my beloved caffeine.  (I'm not really drinking decaf, which I didn't find very satisfying,  I'm drinking Turkish coffee, which takes about 15 minutes to make in the morning, but it lets me get the balance between having the pleasurable caffeine, but cooking it just long enough to not let it get very caffeinated at all so I don't get tmj).   So, its really low caffeine, and I like it too much to give it up!  I guess that's why the answers to our problems are so slow in coming, so many of us have problems with so many different things.  Good luck with your journey, I'm glad things are looking up healthwise for you!

Oh, and I did learn something about the urine test....I think your urine is supposed to be about 6.0, and if its more alkaline than that it may mean that your kidneys are putting out ammonia in response to your body being too acid (I'm not sure why it works that way though).  If your urine is more acid, that would probably be okay since eating stuff like vit. C and cranberries can supposedly make it more acid to help prevent UTIs.  I don't have any direct experience with testing urine, so I don't know how true it is, but it sounds reasonable.  (I always did the saliva test for pH).

digitaldiva -.  What toxins does red wine have?  I hadn't heard it had toxins, but I know it has way more tannins, and if you are prone to migraines (which it sounds like you are since you said red gives you headaches and white doesn't), tannins are definitely no good.  They are supposedly good for helping cleanse toxins from your body, which is why they say drink tea and red wine, and even caffeinated coffee, but for those of us with migraines, its not worth it, all those things cause them.  (I drink a half gallon of water a day just so I can get away with my turkish coffee without getting a migraine...drinking lots of water does help wash out the tannins, but even a ton of water is not enough to prevent a migraine for me after red wine, or anything with cherries in it).


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I have heard about the tannins as well. Red wine dosen't give me a head ache or anything of the sort, I just brake out if I drink it to many nights in a row. I have also heard that it is higher in sulfur. Sulfur is one of those tricky things. It has been used for hundreds of years for  skin ailments, and is actiually used in homeopathy for acne and several other skin ailments. Mabye it is one of those thingse where it has to get worse before it gets better?
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Yeah, those not susceptible to migraine are lucky without knowing they are lucky (like I was before I got them...now I realize!).  It just makes another class of foods to have to avoid in whats turning out to be an already complicated diet.

I heard sulfur was good, I even took that for awhile in my late teens, but I didn't notice any improvement with that either.  Maybe its one of those things that just work for some.  I noticed my bottles of white wine have "contains sulfites" on them like its something I should be worried about, but I don't know if this is the same kind of sulfur that is supposed to be good, or even what's bad about it if not. 

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