Two Root Causes of Acne (The 7 Things I Learned This Week) : Renegade Health Newsletter

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See #7 for this one…

The weekend is here and so are the 7 Things I Learned This Week…

Before I start, just a reminder, we’re ending the Tooth Soap and Brightener deal on Monday.

So head on over and get some awesome tooth care products AND a FREE Toothbrush.

Here’s where to go…

(Part 4 and 5 of the Perfect Teeth Protocol will come Sunday and Monday!)

On to the 7 Things…

1. My face is officially clear.

It’s been almost 6 months that my face had been clear and completely acne free.

For a few years, while I was experimenting, I ended up with some pretty wicked acne.

It was awful, embarrassing and frustrating.

I did many things and listened to many people.

Eventually, I found out what worked for me and now am thrilled it has.

The majority of acne breakouts start in two places:

Your gut and your endocrine (hormone) system.

If you can get these in check with fermented foods, eliminating any irritating foods, blood tests and balancing your hormones, I believe about 90% or so of acne will disappear.

Put me to the test and try it yourself! 🙂

2. Unbeknowst to me, I’m a tree hugging pot smoker.

A viewer wrote in VERY upset about my recommendation of marijuana for extreme pain.

She instantly assumed Annmarie and I sat around the RV with glow lamps, taking pulls from a 6 foot bong, and listening to Grateful Dead bootlegs.

She even went as far to tell us that she hopes we get arrested the next time we smoke pot.

Funny thing is this…

I haven’t smoked pot since my college days.

I don’t even drink.

If I do any partying, it almost always ends at 10:00.

The only time we’ve been up after 1:00 AM in the last 10 or so years is when we have a late flight somewhere.


Talk about slackers, huh?!

Assumptions can be silly, can’t they…

(I do like Dead bootlegs though.)

BTW: I did do one medical marijuana experiment which I’ll share with you in the upcoming weeks. It was categorically an AWFUL experience.

3. Quackwatch is NOT a credible website!

Please, please, please…

Stop sending in counter arguments to what I write that include links to

While I encourage discussion and arguments and disagreement, I don’t encourage quick web searches done under the guise of “research.”

This is NOT a credible site.

This is a site maintained by a sketchy old skeptic who thinks EVERYTHING is quack.


Green juices, massage, acupuncture, supplements of any kind, and more.

If you want to believe him, then you can.

Just don’t send me his links anymore. 😉

4. Making good food requires a plan.

I learned this from Cherie Soria this week during my interview with her…

No wonder my food is never cookbook worthy. LOL!

You can check out my interview with her on the blog and learn how to make your own recipes from a pro.

More of it will be up next week.

5. I’m a wimp.

I just did my CrossFit total for Back Squats and Shoulder Press.

I’m so far away from where I used to be.

It’s pretty humbling.

I used to be very strong and the last few years of experimenting has really taken me off my game.

My Back Squat total was a poor 225 lbs.

Shoulder press a little better at 115 lbs.

I’m using this forum for public accountability.

I will improve.

I used to rep 275 lbs. on the Back Squat!

Wimpy. LOL!

6. We need to live in a walking city.

Being in Toronto for the weekend affirmed that Ann and I need to live in a walking city.

We walked everywhere.

We did the same when we were in Cuzco.

It completely changes your experience.

Plus, it’s a great way to get in your exercise without it feeling like exercise.

How cool is that!

7. Annmarie is cute.

Just check out the picture above when she was about 5 or so.


Alright, enough for me now.

Just a reminder, the Tooth Soap and Tooth Brightener deal – get a FREE toothbrush – ends on Monday, so be sure to get it now while supplies last!

Here’s where to go…

Live Awesome!

Kevin Gianni

Kevin Gianni is a health author, activist and blogger. He started seriously researching personal and preventative natural health therapies in 2002 when he was struck with the reality that cancer ran deep in his family and if he didn’t change the way he was living — he might go down that same path. Since then, he’s written and edited 6 books on the subject of natural health, diet and fitness. During this time, he’s constantly been humbled by what experts claim they know and what actually is true. This has led him to experiment with many diets and protocols — including vegan, raw food, fasting, medical treatments and more — to find out what is myth and what really works in the real world.

Kevin has also traveled around the world searching for the best protocols, foods, medicines and clinics around and bringing them to the readers of his blog — which is one of the most widely read natural health blogs in the world with hundreds of thousands of visitors a month from over 150 countries around the world.


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  1. I’m getting by blood test results next week, so I’m looking forward to seeing what they are like, after over 20 years following a vegan diet. I’m also interested to see how my body responds to fixing any issues I have. I have a very very minor health issues, so it would be good to get these resolved.

    I’ve also read some Quackwatch stuff, and it seems to be written by someone who hates the world.

  2. jennyfer says:

    thanx Kevin and Anna marie for your work and adventures that you two undertake in the name of “true healthy lifestyle”. I also notice your refusal to have a negative response on-line to “ignorant” and “assumptive” opinions that you may get from time to time….it shows much greater integrity on your part. You two have a wonderful zest for life and it helps to impart that with myself (family too!)
    cheers :]

  3. Rikki M says:

    when my face got covered with jits after on binge for while on all things my body screamed and objected to , but what my mind thought was fun food at the time, I did 3 weeks breakfast juicing of
    1 dandelion greens
    2 lemon
    3 small apple pinch of salt
    just blended it all with cup water and taraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa YES drum roll all cleared up 🙂
    by the way there are people that will criticize mother Theresa Pope and Christ , so don’t sweat the small stuff 🙂 u guys rock 🙂

  4. Leslie says:

    I have a question that has nothing to do with this post in particular, but reading it just reminded me that I wanted to ask this.

    I’ve heard for years that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but now that I’m eating high raw, I often find that I’m not hungry until I’ve been awake for 2-3 hours. I’ve just gotten back into eating a high raw diet about 3 weeks ago, and I’m really trying to control my over-eating tendencies by only eating when I’m genuinely hungry. So what’s best; eat when I wake up regardless of hunger, or eat a few hours after waking when I’m actually hungry?

  5. Rob says:

    “The majority of acne breakouts start in two places:

    Your gut and your endocrine (hormone) system.

    If you can get these in check with fermented foods, eliminating any irritating foods, blood tests and balancing your hormones, I believe about 90% or so of acne will disappear.”

    You make it sound so easy…could you elaborate please? It would be super helpful, I particularly value your opinion and it would be great to learn more about it!

  6. Annmarie you were cute and you are cuter now.
    Were you able to see ?
    Why not move to Toronto lots of beautiful nature walks right from the down town area?
    love.peace,joy and harmony.

  7. mary says:

    I like most of what you day.
    I do have a problem though. Your voice mail doesn’t let us say everything that you request for a problem with the product or shipping.
    Twice they have missed stuff for multiple shipments, this time they only sent 1 of the three tooth whitners.
    I really do like you and Marie. Ps she is cute. I am a grandma.

  8. Paulette says:

    You all are great. Keep up the good work. Thanks for all the info you give to help us work on being healthy ourselves.

  9. Paulette says:

    Oh yes, Annmarie is such a cutie!!! Same sweet smile.

  10. Hey Kevin

    If you guys love walkable cities then you need to come visit us in Vancouver next spring or summer when we get back and move in.

    Even better if you love walkable cities Honolulu is pretty great too. The traffic can be a little much for an island but if you’re in downtown Honolulu you can walk everywhere even the beach and the weather is pretty great there all the time.

    Our favorite walkable cities are definitely Vancouver, Honolulu and Rome so far.

    PS Toronto and Ontario in general sucks really REALLY bad in the fall and winter, it’s super windy, icecold and the Toronto airport at Christmas time is a nightmare. I would never ever want to live in Toronto or spend 6 months there, I enjoy the west coast a lot more. I used to work in Mississauga so I know what I’m talking about. The 401 in winter is your worst nightmare…

  11. isabelle says:

    Hi Kev and Annmarie!
    I have heard that Quackwatch is funded by the pharmaceutical industry. Makes sense really since Stephen Barret’s website is against absolutely everything that is not made by big pharma…just to inform readers of his lack of credentials take a look at Dr. Lorraine Day’s website where there are quite a few articles exposing this guy…..she is very interesting herself in that she healed herself of a dreadful cancer which is why Stephen Barret attacked her and her methods….
    I loove your show, thanks for being out there!!

  12. Michael says:

    OMG that hair is AWESOME! Definitely a 70’s baby! Hope that’s a RAW seed burger with mock parsnip maccaroni salad! JK!

  13. Alyssa Boyle says:

    Thanks for the great info, Kevin. Just know that many positive, sane, critical thinkers are rooting for you and Annmarie on your journey. I appreciate that you two are always experimenting and re-evaluating what you learn. I have never smoked marijuana before, but it doesn’t mean that it is not valuable as a medicine for some folks, if used correctly. It is just a plant, people, calm down! What I want is for the U.S. to be able to grow hemp again for cloth for my clothing and seeds for my smoothies. No pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers needed! 🙂 Keep on talking about these topics and I’ll keep tuning in.

  14. Alyssa Boyle says:

    Keep your heads up don’t let anyone get you down. I love it that you are constantly questioning and experimenting. Imagine, critical thinking in this day and age! Hey, I have never smoked marijuana before, but I do think it helps certain patients when used correctly, just like any other drug. Except this one is 100% natural, requires no herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Hmmm… I really just want the U.S. to be able to grow hemp again for clothing, paper and yummy seeds for my smoothies. We live in a crazy world. Thanks for making it a little brighter out there for all of your fans. Keep up the good work!

  15. Gail says:

    What/where is the best place to comment, read, interact, etc, with you and others?
    Here? Facebook?

    Yes, AM is a doll.

  16. Jera says:

    cutie cutie cutie!!!!!!!

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