Nicole Lynn Jennings

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  1. Nicole Lynn Jennings

    Paleo/low fodmap diet/aip for acne

    I've considered hc1 tablets but I heard acv does pretty much the same thing and its much cheaper! Maybe I'm wrong though! However, I just wanted to do a little update. I've completely cut out any higher gi carbs, even sweet potatoes and fruits and my skin is getting beautiful! I still get tiny zits here and there, but nothing compared to what I was getting. Ive also been taking probiotics and I've started eating foods not allowed on the low fodmaps diet and my skin is still improving. I started taking triphala and physillium husk to help with my bowel movements and I seem to be improving in that as well. As I was resesrching around, I was lead to acne.org's website and there are numerous success stories of people curing their acne with a really low carb diet as well! I got so many compliments on how my skin is improving, yesterday! As of right now, I'm only concerned about the scarring. Its still probably too early to tell. Im not going to feel completey confident about this until my skin is clear for at least a couple of weeks! I also started drinking a homemade green juice made with cucumber, romaine lettuce, spinach, kale and a little beet yesterday. I feel that since my digestion is all messed up, my body is feeding whatever yeast might be present, which is causing my bowels to be irregular, which in turn is causing me to show inflammation, through my skin. I really do believe in the gut/skin connection. As of now, im pretty happy with the way things are coming along. Its still too early to tell. Ill post an update next week!
  2. Nicole Lynn Jennings

    Paleo/low fodmap diet/aip for acne

    I've been reading about the benefits of Apple cider vinegar. I bought a bottle of the Braggs one, along with probiotics, milk thistle extract, and cod liver oil. I'm also getting lots of extra virgin coconut oil. Have you looked into any of these? I'll let you know how it goes!
  3. I also found this article: http://www.foodmatters.tv/articles-1/how-to-overcome-candida-naturally. Is this article worth anything?
  4. How is it going for you? I believe I have candida overgrowth as well because of my acne and digestion problems. I recently started drinking acv and taking probiotics. I already eat almost no carbs and lots of healthy fats. I'm curious to see how this is going for you! any improvements?
  5. Nicole Lynn Jennings

    Paleo/low fodmap diet/aip for acne

    I'm thinking I may have candida overgrowth. .
  6. Nicole Lynn Jennings

    Paleo/low fodmap diet/aip for acne

    Just an update. Only doing AIP and low fodmaps. My digestion is still messed up and I'm still breaking out. Its like I don't use the restroom for a couple of days and then when I do, its diarrhea. Not sure what's going on with my body. I feel so hopeless! Ughhhh! My typical day looks like this: Chicken thighs with bok choy and maybe some olive oil. Or lean ground beef with bok choy and maybe some olive oil. The only seasoning I use is sea salt and ginger. I eat these 2-4 Times a day. That's it. I drink lots of ginger and chamomile tea as well. I'm taking 2 tbsp of cod liver oil. I try to drink at least 8 glasses of water as well. Nothing is changing. What do I do? Would digestive enzymes help?
  7. Nicole Lynn Jennings

    Paleo/low fodmap diet/aip for acne

    Nicole Lynn JenningsToday, 03:38 PM I will respond to everyone once I get off of work tonight. But I just wanted to do a little update. I have been pretty constipated the past week or so. According to the gaps dietif you're experiencing constipation, thendrink some carrot juice in the morning. Well, I did along with a tsp of cod liver oil. Then for lunch, with my meal, I had some cooked carrots. Before bed, I snacked on some raw carrots. Well, in the middle of the night, I woke up with terrible stomach cramps. I had to get up and go use the restroom. I had horrible diarrhea, along with what seemed like some clear liquid. It was disgusting! And I felt extremely nauseous and like I was going to faint. I felt so strange I seriously just wanted to die! Lol . Sorry to be so descriptive, but I feel like I just took a serious step back.
  8. Nicole Lynn Jennings

    Paleo/low fodmap diet/aip for acne

    I pretty much eat gaps already besides the sweet potatoes. I do get kind of belchy after I eat them, so maybe GAPS isn't a terrible idea and I can start making bone STOCK instead of broth. Ill still remain paleo though and low fodmaps and aip, so no reintroducing foods that aren't allowed. I'm very determined haha But I'm also very determined to gain muscle! Is it possible to gain muscle with so little carbs?
  9. Nicole Lynn Jennings

    Paleo/low fodmap diet/aip for acne

    So for not too bad. I decided to start drinking grassfed homemade beef broth the other day, and man was I soooo sleepy! I stopped it last night and I feel normal again! I might try beef stock instead. Was considering trying the GAPS diet as well. However, since I'm trying to gain muscle as well, I'm not sure how I feel about cutting out my sweet potatoes. . As far as acne goes, I had a minor breakout again. My bowel movements are less often again and I'm not sure why. Could be the broth, idk.. but that's what's been going on so far:/
  10. Nicole Lynn Jennings

    IBS

    Ok. ..I have been drinking about 3 cups a day for the past month and i actually felt as if my bowels were more regular. I'm going to cut it out for a week and try it again, then see what happens:)
  11. Nicole Lynn Jennings

    Paleo/low fodmap diet/aip for acne

    Day 20 of whole 30 and autoimmune protocol complete:) Day 3 of low fomap diet as well. Ill keep this updated just in case someone else considers trying this as well:)
  12. Nicole Lynn Jennings

    IBS

    Thank you! Is green tea ok?
  13. Nicole Lynn Jennings

    IBS

    Can someone please tell me what the IBS protocol is? I've looked everywhere online and can't find it. I can't read it in The book either because I let my friend borrow it. Thank you:)
  14. Nicole Lynn Jennings

    Paleo/low fodmap diet/aip for acne

    And what exactly is the ibs protocol?
  15. Hello. So this is my third round of whole 30. Been pretty much paleo since March of this year. I've only messesd up no more than 4 days since then. As of today, I'm on day 17 since I started over. I've been doing paleo along with the autoimmune protocol. As of yesterday, I've also started the low fodmap diet because I really believe certain foods such as apples and cabbage give me problems. Apples burn my stomach and cabbage gives me bloating and diarrhea. I've researched acne online and a gentleman named Chris Kresser stated that what he usually has his clients do to try and help their acne is not only paleo, but following a low fodmaps diet as well as eliminating eggs and nuts. He did a podcast about it and was pretty thorough in it. You can read it here: http://chriskresser.com/naturally-get-rid-of-acne-by-fixing-your-gut I'm wondering if any of you have tried this as a last resort and have had success with it? I'm determined to find the cure for my acne! If it takes eating paleo/aip AND low fodmaps to do it, then so be it!