I know there was a thread on this a while ago but I wanted to raise this again- RAW foods.
see see http://www.karlloren.com/diet/p66.htm (talks about acne) or do a search on Google for raw foods etc
There seems to be endless discussions about the impact of many different types of food/substances in food yet it is rarely mentioned the state in which that food is eaten. I had great success a few months ago on a raw (and low mucus- see www.arnoldehret.com) diet (even my oil went down) and I plan to resume this in a few days time! (have been staying with parents for a few months)
People tend to forget that when food is cooked it changes the chemical structure of it- particularly by denaturing proteins. In fact Leslie Kenton’s book Raw Energy highlights the fact that when we eat cooked food, our body reacts to it as if it was a foreign body i.e. something that shouldnt be there. This may be particularly important to people who feel they have elimination problems. I find not eating unwholesome foods has a great effect on my skin (but I accept it may not with everyone).
You can make delicious raw recipes- see www.freedomyou.com and you don’t need to worry about getting cold as your body is so much healthier due to increased nutrients and you really do adapt to not want to eat cooked foods. I don’t know exactly why it worked for me (there are probably many reasons) but it did, although there weren’t overnight results. I noticed a different after about 3 days and carried on the diet for about 2 and a half months.
Again, these ideas may not be popular, but as always, we can’t always override nature. It would be nice if we could fly but we weren’t born with wings- similarly, it would be nice to ingest unnatural things and be healthy, but maybe we should accept that our bodies are not designed for that.