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  • #16
    My skin improved a lot going primal, but it still isn't perfect. Dairy doesn't affect me (I'm Scandinavian fyi). I tend to have one pimple all the time (not cystic) and I also have some hyperpigmentation. I don't know how to get baby skin so I've settled for my current situation. One thing that I directly linked to an increase in breakouts was cheap supermarket multivitamin (I have no issues with my current one from iherb).

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    • #17
      Dairy doesn't seem to affect me one way or t'other... although I've always used full-fat in that regard and buy organic in all cases. Not much of a milk drinker these days, but I like my cheese & yogurt.

      One point of interest to Primal folk--I seem to be allergic to almonds. When I started eating them daily last spring, I promptly broke out in large, painful cysts all around my mouth. Took me about 6 monts of eliminating foods--including milk, which made no change--to figure out the culprit.

      Ginger & cardamom also appear to be triggers for me, although not as severe.

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      • #18
        I'll second that about the fluoride. Switching toothpastes helped me a LOT. I think when I moved to my new town, the water/fluoride concentration was higher and it was too much for me.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by taihuibabe View Post
          One point of interest to Primal folk--I seem to be allergic to almonds. When I started eating them daily last spring, I promptly broke out in large, painful cysts all around my mouth. Took me about 6 monts of eliminating foods--including milk, which made no change--to figure out the culprit.
          I'm kind of curious about this. How were the almonds prepared? Raw almonds contain cyanides that can be fairly toxic, in addition to phytates.

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          • #20
            My skin is better, overall. But i have some bumps on my forehead. It seems like I read in MDA that this might relate to increased testosterone. I haven't really added anything to my diet except sometimes frying in virgin coconut oil. I get lots of vitamin D3, usually 10,000 IU. Someone mentioned zinc, so I am taking it (+copper) too.
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            • #21
              Interesting about the fluoride in toothpaste. Would explain why I seem to have a big zit on my chin all the time. Will try brushing my teeth with baking soda to see if that helps.

              Since eating primally over a month ago, my skin has cleared up immensely and yes, I do eat dairy.
              Georgette

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              • #22
                ordinary ol' Blue Diamond almonds... deluxe mixed nuts (roasted and salted) from Whole Foods... slivered almonds for baking... Pamela's gluten-free bake mix... Bob's Red Mill almond meal.... any and all, apparently. Looking back I can see it was an accumulated sensitivity; I'd eaten mixed nuts almost daily for about four years, and I'd had my suspicions before.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Pandadude View Post
                  My skin improved a lot going primal, but it still isn't perfect. Dairy doesn't affect me (I'm Scandinavian fyi). I tend to have one pimple all the time (not cystic) and I also have some hyperpigmentation. I don't know how to get baby skin so I've settled for my current situation. One thing that I directly linked to an increase in breakouts was cheap supermarket multivitamin (I have no issues with my current one from iherb).
                  Yeah, I've noticed some issues with the multivitamins, too.

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                  • #24
                    How about acne scars? I've had terrible acne in the past and was a frequent picker. Has anyone had luck reducing scarring through natural methods?
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