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  1. #1
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    Oct 2012
    Durham, Great Britain

    Exclamation Whether you are fit or not you still get Acne? Do You Agree?

    Fit or not you still get Acne? Agree or Not?

    Well how is it that no matter how much you run and how regular you train Acne still develops?

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    Having suffered from acne for 9 years and counting I will chime in here. Going primal and getting regular exercise has changed my life in so many ways. I am more energetic and feel great all the time. My acne has gone away... HA!!! That last one is a lie. People who are really heavy into promoting primal I'm sure will tell you that it will help clear up your acne. Unfortunately that is just not true. There is more or less NOTHING you can do about your acne except learn to not give a chit. It definitely is frusturating to practice perfect hygeine and still have acne though. The thing for me is that acne actually motivates me more to work out because it is something i CAN control. When I look at my body I see 3 things I want to change: the belly fat, lack of muscle, and acne. I can't do jack chit about the acne, but I can certainly change the first 2. That for me is extremely empowering. I have basically become obessesed with transforming my body and it is so damn rewarding.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Washington state
    I had giant boils and acne all over, and Primal did fix it entirely. But mine was clearly food-related. If I eat vegetable oil of any kind, it's "hello boils" again. Other types of acne might not respond so well.
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    My acne has cleared up about 95% of the time.

    I get acne when I eat wheat.

    I get acne when I eat potatoes.

    I've been getting acne since I started dry brushing (to promote lymph movement and toxin removal) 3 1/2 weeks ago. From what I've read, this is a normal thing as the body is trying to get rid of toxins.

    Acne happens for myriads of reasons. I've found for me, it's directly correlated to what I'm eating.

  5. #5
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    Dec 2011
    Calgary, Alberta
    It cleared up my acne as well. If I eat wheat or sugar it comes back, but it has nothing to do with exercise.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    Acne has absolutely nothing to do with how fit you are. NOTHING. It's a complex, hormone and/or food related problem, not exercise related.
    I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

    Oscar Wilde

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    New Zealand
    My dad has had acne all his life, that is until he gave primal a go to help with his IBS.
    All of a sudden his acne vanished! He's in his 60's by the way, and he has breakouts when he falls off of the wagon.

    My DH didn't believe in eating primal for everyone, just those who need to to treat it issues (after seeing how it helped both my dad and I), until he stopped eating bread etc. for a couple of weeks. Once again, his ongoing breakouts essentially stopped and get worse again within hours of eating bread.

    N=1 it may work for you, it may not. But that doesn't mean that it won't work for anyone else.
    If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

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  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    I think acne has a lot to do with diet and absolutely nothing to do with fitness! Unfortunately, primal hasn't yet cleared up my acne, but I figure that's cause I'm still eating something that bothers my skin... just haven't figured out WHAT yet?! (Possibly dairy? Although I hope I can keep consuming butter...I may have to try doing without all other dairy for awhile).

    (And yeah, I'm 39 not a hormonal teenager...).

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