For three weeks, I've been eating a strict Paleo diet and I've taken anti-inflammatory supplements: fish oil (600 mg EPA, 400 mg DHA) and vitamin D3 (6000 iu/day). I also try to minimize cortisol levels by optimizing sleeping patterns and not doing endurance or chronic cardio but mostly HIIT, weightlifting and static strength holds.
Before this, I was eating nonpaleo foods like grain, diary, fries and soda. Strange but true, my acne was almost gone. After two weeks in Paleo, I started getting some acne again.
How can this be explained?
Is it because before Paleo, my immune system was impaired and didn't even get the chance to respond?
@Matthew: I now eat a mix of the following: 2-4 eggs a day (either boiled or in recipes). I bake in coconut oil, lard or tallow. Grassfed chicken and red meat, if possible from local farmers. Some fish (tuna). Lots of broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, brussel sprouts, spinach, pumpkin, celery, asparagus and I probably forgot some vegetables. Raw nuts and seeds in moderation, such as walnuts, almonds, macadamia, brazilnuts. Fruit in moderation, such as apples, oranges, strawberries, blueberries, For snacks I eat organic beef jerky and sometimes pork rind. Some extra-virgin olive oil in salads. Water and green or mint tea.
@all: I forgot to say that I'm a 30 y/o caucasian male and I've been on SED for the last 29 yrs. Also, I'm from The Netherlands, so my english may come across as weird here and there.