Success Stories and Regimens

Before the scientific method, we had collective learning. One person learned something and passed it on. Good ideas lived on, bad ideas died. Collective learning is something that distinguishes us from all of the other species. Dermatologists have ignored folk wisdom about what works to a surprising degree. Probably because patience adherance to diet and…

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Acne

Another success story from Reddit. This one involved a person suffering from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). His acne improved as a by-product of the elimination diet recommended for treating IBS. Another excellent data point in the lifestyle-issues-lead-to-acne theory. “Garlic, onions, peppers, egg yolks, beans, and to a lesser extent cabbage and cauliflower. It would get…

Lifestyle Changes That Affected Acne

We asked our users ‘Have you ever made a lifestyle change that made your acne dramatically better or worse? If so, tell us about it..” About 30% of survey respondents replied with some variety of ‘I have never identified a lifestyle change that had an effect on my acne.’ Here are their other replies: “I…