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#1 Old 06-21-2017, 03:10 AM
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Hi, i'm a vegeterian and i've just been prescribed roaccutane. Just realised that the one i got from the chemist today has a gelatin capsule...
Are there any other companies which do roaccutane with out the gelatin capsule? Or acne treatments that are vegeterian?
I've been on the pill for over a year which hasn't worked and have tried oral antibiotics.. I use creams every night to target my pimples and i hardly eat any dairy just the occasional slice of haloumi, once a week.

What have other vegeterians done to control their acne?
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#2 Old 07-01-2017, 03:08 PM
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I have been fortunate enough to not have acne most of my life.

It is believed, by most plant-based health professionals, that it is the oils that you consume that contributes to acne. Not the fats that are in many whole plant foods, the oils that you add, like olive and coconut and anything else you may cook your food in or eat on a salad or that is added to foods that you may eat while dining out.

Maybe try cutting back for a while and see if that makes a difference.

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#3 Old 07-01-2017, 05:36 PM
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Hi, i'm a vegeterian and i've just been prescribed roaccutane. Just realised that the one i got from the chemist today has a gelatin capsule...
Are there any other companies which do roaccutane with out the gelatin capsule? Or acne treatments that are vegeterian?
I've been on the pill for over a year which hasn't worked and have tried oral antibiotics.. I use creams every night to target my pimples and i hardly eat any dairy just the occasional slice of haloumi, once a week.

What have other vegeterians done to control their acne?

Here is a peer-reviewed study which found that low-glycemic food choices can reduce acne symptoms (http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/86/1/107.full ).

From Harvard University, here is a chart of glycemic index values for 100 common foods: http://www.health.harvard.edu/diseas..._for_100_foods
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Specific recommendations for a healthy diet include: eating more fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains; cutting down on salt, sugar and fats. It is also advisable to choose unsaturated fats, instead of saturated fats and towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids."
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#4 Old 07-06-2017, 12:50 AM
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I was gonna suggest the same thing as David. I've seen lots of peoples' acne clear up with better blood sugar control.
The other big one has been fat ratios and the only time in my life I've really ODd on the omega6s and not balanced with omega3s was the only time in my life I developed acne (and it went from zero even as a teen to so bad in those few months that I was given medication).
When I wasn't eating much fat in younger years I had no issue, and when I eat good amounts of omega3, 6 and saturated etc. it's all fine but when it's dominated by omega6s (in peanuts or canola oil 'health' products for example) and nothing else it seems to not be great... ?
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