I have bad skin that I’ve trying to resolve ever since I was a teenager I have dry flaky skin on the inside of my face and scalp with acne covering the outside. On my health journey I started from a relatively healthy omni diet. I had very bad digestion with constant stomach aches. I would also get very sick with sinus headaches a few months out of every year. Both of those problems cleared up when I went to a vegan diet. I was getting about half of my calories from “raw” nuts because I didn’t know what else would satisfy me. My skin got a little better but it was still very bad after a year as a vegan.
After lots of reading about ways to cure acne I added in 1-2 egg yolks a day and salmon once a week. I ate only a handful of nuts a day, cut out starches and ate tons of vegetables. I did this for a few weeks but it didn’t help my skin.
Then I did 80/10/10 for a year and my skin is better but still quite bad. I have to put oil on my dry skin to keep it from looking scaly. Maybe it will eventually get better.
I’m still doing 811 and everything is better than ever except a few things. I have bad case of melon belly where I get mild discomfort to severe pain around my stomach that last 15 minutes. I get this from too much fruit or juice. The strange thing is the longer I stay raw the harder it is to digest fruit. I can barely eat a mono meal now. I eat my big meals with a head of lettuce which helps immensely. There seems to be a fine line between not having enough energy and digestive problems. I’ve ate rice dinners on and off and I have no problem digesting that. I’m considering adding in starch and steamed veggie dinners for more variety.
It seems teeth are doomed on 811. My teeth are a bit sensitive at times. I eat my 2 pounds of greens a day. I brush, floss, and use standard mouthwash
I like 811 and do well on it except for the melon belly. I also do very well as a vegan but I want to make sure I don’t run into teeth issues.
1. Does anyone know what might help my skin? Do you think it will clear if I wait it out? The acne is improving but what about the dryness?
2. Has anyone here had problems with melon belly?
3. Have any of you stayed on the diet and solved teeth issues? What do you recommend? Why does 811 decay teeth? Is it lack of k 2?