Acne: Female, 26

Patient History: 

Subject suffered from chronic breakouts primarily around nose and cheeks.  Symptoms reduced with use of topical medication.  

Patient interview revealed lack of Omega3 fatty acids, excess consumption of Omega 6 fatty acids (vegetable oils and potato chips), trans fatty acids (potato chips), and refined sugar (multiple sources). 

Intervention: 

Problem foods eliminated or avoided.  Vegetable intake increased.  Vitamin and mineral supplementation added.  Therapeutic daily doses of 1.5 tablespoons flax oil (freshly pressed organic, nitrogen sealed) and 70,000 IUs emulsified Vitamin A for 1 week.   

Maintenance dose of Flax oil 3 x per week thereafter. 

Results: 

Acne completely cleared up and skin fully healed within 15 days.  This subject wrote the following:  “I incorporated all of your suggestions and I am so thrilled with the results.  My skin has totally cleared up, I’ve lost at least 10 pounds, I no longer crave any sugar or processed food, and mentally I feel so calm and clear headed.”