Reflecting on my past I realise that the only clear skin I have achieved was when I was on minocycline. I have tried lots of diets, a few different antibiotics with varying improvements but Minocycline was king and totally clear.
I regret all past antibiotic usage but I just wonder what is the mechanism through which the antibiotic works so effectively and how I can try to mimic those effects naturally through diet where reasonable. I read that minocycline reduces inflammation (possible through diet I would also think?) and also reduces free fatty acids in the skin (possibly the main mechanism). In light of Peats recommendations to lower FFA via minimal PUFA consumption maybe I should limit my O3 consumption through reducing fish?
Paleo diet helps for sure (and helped best when I first started ketogenic and perhaps calorie deficient) but never solved my problem (can be a long process I know!).
I follow a strict diet with staples such as:
Coconut oil, beef tallow
gf beef (ground, kidney, hanger), lamb variety of offals inc liver and either sardines or salmon daily
sweet potato&squash (late day / post-WO), Parsley spinach coriander kale, broccoli cauliflower, turmeric ginger spices.
No fruits (rare consumption of seabuckthorn berry) or dairy
Supplement daily Zinc pilc 25mg, 5000 IU d3, 300-600mg mag cit, k2 mk4 1mg, low mcg of iodine when I wake.
Any ideas? Thx