Fluoride Pesticides & Acne: Which Foods to Avoid?

Hey! CSF reader Zack on the CSF Forum asked about fluoride pesticides and acne, and which foods are highest in fluoride (so he knows what to avoid for acne). Listen to the podcast episode 13 about this, or read below! CSF Podcast #013 – Fluoride Pesticides & Acne Your browser does not support the audio… Read More

Gluten & Acne: Does Gluten Cause Acne?

Hey you! Gluten and acne is a hotly-debated topic… Personally, I think gluten CAN cause acne, if you get the wrong form of it. But certain types of heritage wheat, combined with proper sourdough fermentation, might hold the key to unlocking the major health benefits of wheat without getting acne. Watch this video where I… Read More

Q&A: Why Do Studies Say Red Meat Is Dangerous?

This great question just came up on the CSF Forum: “So I found this interesting article on CNN this morning. I know CSF supports eating meat because of protein and that the way we cook it is what makes the meat more dangerous to our health. Why don’t these studies say the same?” (i.e., why… Read More

7 Ways Stress Triggers Acne + Top 10 Stress-Busters

Do you get worse breakouts when you’re stressed out? Me too! I hate it. Doesn’t hardly matter what the stressful thing is, whether it’s my young daughter being bullheaded and frustrating again, or money problems, or even spilt milk. Or waking up to see a surprise breakout in the mirror, at the worst possible time…… Read More

Ice Cream, Donuts & Acne: How To Bulletproof Your Skin With Epigenetics

Back when I suffered with acne, I would look around and notice everyone else’s clear skin. It’s like when you buy a new car and all of a sudden you start noticing that same car everywhere on the road. Can you relate? Well… because I had a warzone on my face I was hyper aware… Read More

9 Reasons I Used To Have Acne

I used to have acne. Now, I don’t. This post is my Sherlockian attempt to figure out why I used to have acne. They say hindsight is 20/20, right? Well, g’darn but I SO wish I had known all this when I was suffering from daily breakouts back in high school that were crushing my… Read More

Chocolate and Acne: Does Chocolate Cause Acne?

I confess. I am a chocolate addict. For years, I have eaten chocolate to bury feelings of pain, emptiness, or sadness. (I also love how it tastes, of course. Who doesn’t?) But I always wondered… was chocolate giving me acne? It was always super hard to tell. If you’ve ever tried to isolate whether one… Read More

Clear Skin Baking Tips

Hey there! Love baking but hate acne? This post is for you. I got a great question from CSF reader Julia yesterday about sugar, baked goods, and acne: Hi Devin, I was wondering if you have any advice for me: I really struggle with the “no sugar” part of your previous advice. I love eating… Read More

Hormonal Acne: Stop the Breakouts Now

The monthly dread of hormonal acne – I know what that’s like! But it’s not easy to get rid of, either. As you probably know, your hormonal acne has a vast array of potential causes. This is why it can be so difficult to clear up! For some people, simple dietary changes may clear up… Read More

Iron and Acne: Does Excess Iron Trigger Acne?

I’m going to go out on a limb here… Is excess iron the hidden acne trigger we’ve all been missing? Wait a sec. Iron? Isn’t iron good for us? Aren’t many people anemic, or deficient in iron? Well, true, iron is good for us. In small amounts. But it’s kind of like radioactive fuel in… Read More