I wrote this post about a resource that is no longer available. Fortunately, in the intervening years, I have since become regarded as a bit of an acne expert myself. I have not only written my own free and comprehensive guide that you can download with one click from the sidebar on the right, but also have discovered the most scientifically astute, informative, and transformative ebook available on the web: Seppo Puusa’s Clear for Life. You can read all about Clear for Life and Seppo’s work at his website, Acne Einstein.

I have also written several new posts about the causes and cures for acne, my favorite of which you can find here (a guest post by Seppo on antioxidants and inflammation), here (a specialty post on hormonal acne), and here (everything you need to know about acne in 3000 words).

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This Toadally Primal bundle that I recently purchased is thrilling the paleo cortises of my brain.    In the middle of moving back to Boston and starting up a brand new semester of work, I’ve still managed to get sucked into new ebooks every single morning.

Today I ventured into the lovely Tracy McCullough‘s book Ultimate Secrets to Acne Freedom.  Tracy’s pathway to the paleo diet and holistic healing came through her acne.  Devastated–much as I was–by the cystic sores that refused to go away no matter what she tried, Tracy finally worked all of it out on her own: acne is caused by our internal environments, vitamins are important, health is important, stress is important, natural salves and creams are the best for healing.  These ideas may be somewhat obvious to all of us, now, but the way in which Tracy covers them was new and insightful for me.

In reading Tracy’s book, I learned in addition to everything else I already know about hormones and holistic health:

-All of the factors about dairy that make it the most acne causing food

-How I can eat dairy safely even as a highly-dairy-reactive woman with hormone problems

-The importance of vitamins A, D, and K working together

-The magic of cod liver oil and several other natural remedies

-The best types of substances (certain honeys, specific natural oils) for reducing inflammation and oil production

-How to properly exfoliate

-What MSM oil is and how it can eliminate acne scars

And more.

What’s even better is that Tracy is a fun writer who pays great attention to the psychological aspects of acne.  Reading Tracy’s book, I felt as though she got me.  She understands everything that acne sufferers go through, and she walks her readers through health and healing with positivity, empathy, and great insight about the psychological impacts of acne.

For that reason, Tracy has also published an ebook titled Cure Your Skin Compulsions which is a guide towards stopping picking and obsessing over your acne.  Quitting picking is one of the most important factors of skin health, and Tracy might have, finally after all of the times I have read this advice, finally convinced me to quit picking at my skin.

Cure Your Skin Compulsions also walks you through a step by step process of not picking, giving you specific action steps for specific weeks, months, and turning points in your physiological and psychological journey.

For this reason, I think I love Cure Your Skin Compulsions even more than Acne Freedom.

Either way, both books would have saved my life and my soul several years ago.  I’ve learned boatloads through my struggles, but with Tracy I am pretty sure I would have been able to avoid them.

Check out Tracy’s work at her lovely blog The Love Vitamin, or get both of these books as a part of the 92 percent off deal of the Toadally Primal bundle.

 

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 The Toadally Primal Bundle is no longer available. 

Fortunately, in the intervening years, I have since become regarded as a bit of an acne expert myself. I have not only written my own free and comprehensive guide that you can download with one click from the sidebar on the right, but also have discovered the most scientifically astute, informative, and transformative ebook available on the web: Seppo Puusa’s Clear for Life. You can read all about Clear for Life and Seppo’s work at his website, Acne Einstein.

I have also written several new posts about the causes and cures for acne, my favorite of which you can find here (a guest post by Seppo on antioxidants and inflammation), here (a specialty post on hormonal acne), and here (everything you need to know about acne in 3000 words).

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