Nutrition, food, and supplement support for skin picking

Sugar and Skin Picking: Healthy sugar alternatives

Sugar can have a drastic effect on skin picking. Often it’s THE biggest contributor to it. But there is a lot of confusion about what you can eat and what you can’t eat when you’re removing sugar from your diet with the intention of reducing your skin picking. The intention of this post is to clear up this confusion. But first, If you haven’t seen this video, start here, because it does a good job of showing you the effects of sugar on real people’s picking.

N-acetylcysteine (NAC), an over-the-counter supplement that reduces hair pulling and skin picking

N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is the most effective substance known to science to help stop hair pulling (trichotillomania). NAC is an amino acid that modulates the amount of the neurotransmitter glutamate in the brain. It is also an antioxidant. A 12-week placebo controlled double-blind study published in 2009 in the Archives of General Psychiatry showed that 56%…