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Thank you so much for being the one and only, cheapest and easiest, healthiest solution to clear skin forever – keep up your wonderful work!! I also feel this is the healthiest diet (or way of eating) that I’ve ever tried, and think I’ll stick with it forever. Thank you so much for making this information so accessible and affordable–this is the only thing I’ve ever done that actually worked!!
Best regards, Jasmine Currie President, Jasmine Antoinette
Thanks to you and Dr. Cordain, keep up the good work!
I am writing to you regarding your article on acne vulgaris which was published in the Archives of Dermatology in December, 2002. As a sufferer of acne myself at the age of 29, I was wondering about the cause of acne… I have gone on the diet and I have seen massive improvement! In fact, I only got a spot in the last three months!
D.L., Ph.D. Department of Molecular Pathogenesis Institute of Neurology
I just wanted to take a couple minutes to thank you for information that has cured my 16-year struggle with acne. Since I was 11, I have had a moderate case of acne. It never was severe, but it has been very stubborn. I tried everything short of Accutaine—several years of Retin-A, antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide, birth control, and every cream wash and mask available at the drugstore. I had the highest hopes for everything. I used Retin-A for about 4 years, thinking that one day it would magically kick in. Nothing ever worked. I was never without at least one major zit on my face, and I usually had several pretty obvious zits and lots of blackheads. Not fun, and definitely not psychologically helpful.
I’ve always been a big carb fanatic—cereal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner was not uncommon. I decided to give the diet a try. I noticed that by the very next day, something felt different. I had no new eruptions. The ones I had started to shrink. After about a week, almost all my old zits were gone and no new ones took their place. I went on and off the diet several times until my experiments proved overwhelming. I now have been on the diet for awhile and have absolutely no breakouts on my face. And unlike the terrible side effects from my acne drugs (stomach problems, dry, itchy face); I have only the positive side effects of more energy, a clearer head, and a smile that I just can’t shake. Plus the uncontrollable urge to go up to people at the grocery store and lecture them (but I’m too shy for that). The other thing I have noticed is that the growth of my little coarse chin hairs has slowed considerable. Maybe I’ll get to stop tweezing them soon.
An interesting thing happened last week at a conference. All of our food was already prepared and paid for, so I did cheat a bit. …The next morning my chin, where I have a tendency for breakouts, was swollen terribly with a boil, and I had 2 other zits on my face. My lymph nodes were also swollen. But after I got back on track, the boil is now completely gone with almost no mark.
So again, I want to thank you. My whole attitude has changed, and I almost feel like a different person. Acne was very psychologically damaging to me, and the turnaround has helped so much more than just my skin. I just somehow wish all the money I threw down the garbage on the various acne treatments could have somehow gone to you instead!
Thank you, Michelle
Thanks so much! Pete
I saw that you were developing your studies in the acne link and thought I would share my story with you: I guess it began when I was about 12, my family had a history of bad skin, my brother did a course of Accutane, my sister did antibiotics (which my younger brother is now on). I did not want to take this part so I searched for alternatives, mainly through diet. I did the vegetarian thing, then went vegan, then went 95% Raw for a year (in which my skin was actually at its worst!) I thought these diets where the way to heal my skin. After 12 years of this I … then adopted your diet. My skin was better from day one, it was clearer and I could see it starting to heal! I have had almost no breakouts during the past month.
Kindest regards, Kristi
I was very interested to read your article. I am now 52 years old – I had acne in my teens and have had ‘spots’ on and off ever since! I was eagerly awaiting the time when I would be too old for spots and too young for grey hair! – I have only succeeded in having a few grey hairs! Since July, I have simply cut out (certain foods). Apart from losing five inches round my hips, my skin has improved enormously – what a bonus!
Regards, Penny London, UK