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#21 jc

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Posted 17 April 2004 - 09:58 AM

^ =D> Keep it up!

(Not to rain on your parade, but remember that it could be a number of different factors. But for you, dairy definitely seems to be one of them! Woohoo!)

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Posted 17 April 2004 - 10:39 AM

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7th day now off dairy and my skin is almost totally clear.  This has to be too good to be true.  If you could see how HORRIBLE my skin has looked over the past 4 months....

PLEASE LET IT LAST!


I'm at my 4th day now, staying with all of you guy's
not 1 new breakout! biggrin.gif/ so its really positive!!!

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Posted 19 April 2004 - 01:31 PM

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^  =D>  Keep it up! 

(Not to rain on your parade, but remember that it could be a number of different factors.  But for you, dairy definitely seems to be one of them!  Woohoo!)


Yeah...that's why I'm hoping this isn't too good to be true. smile.gif
I know my skin pretty well (20 years of fighting acne already) and have a good feeling about it so far.... [-o<

Thanks for your encouragement, jc! You are super nice.

9th day now with no dairy and my skin looks good...

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Posted 20 April 2004 - 02:57 PM

hmm. we probably all have some sort of intolerance of lactose, some just more than others. Think about in an evolutionary standpoint - how many of our prehistoric ancestors do you think were out there suckling cows?!

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Posted 20 April 2004 - 04:33 PM

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hmm. we probably all have some sort of intolerance of lactose, some just more than others. Think about in an evolutionary standpoint - how many of our prehistoric ancestors do you think were out there suckling cows?!
I've used that argument hundreds of times, but there still exist many naysayers with their own views. Also, I like to give them the ol', "Our ancestors probably only ate meat, and look how long they lived!". But then they say, "no! Our digestive systems ARE able to handle meat, bla, bla". Chacun son gout.

Actually, I'm looking into another type of diet right now, that is relevant to all of us. I determines what type of food we should consume according to our blood type. It sounds very important.

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 05:36 PM

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Please respond if you've had some success with this and describe what type of acne you have and how severe it was...


Thanks!


lactic acid from milk and citic acid form orange juice. I am lactiate sensitve so I can eat stuff with milk in it but striaght milk I get tiny little bumps all over my face like in every hair folicile but it goes away in like 2 days and citric acid breaks (or should I say broke) me out.

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 06:53 PM

I've seen improvements from eliminating milk from my diet. I still eat yogurt and cottage cheee on a regular basis, but the milk is the kicker. When I was eating two bowls of cereal a day--one in the morning and the at night--I broke out like I had the chicken pox. Now, it's quite ok.

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Posted 22 April 2004 - 04:10 PM

I dont want to be a downer, but i was off dairy (especially milk) for a LONG time and my face never really cleared up. I could definitely see an improvement, but i guess there were too many factors so i was still breaking out. Now i just use soy milk for cereal which has no lactose.

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Posted 22 April 2004 - 04:30 PM

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I dont want to be a downer, but i was off dairy (especially milk) for a LONG time and my face never really cleared up.  I could definitely see an improvement,

2SG--
It's very rare that our acne is a result of a single factor. It's a whole combination of things that we have to take care of and deal with. At least you know that dairy, for you, is a part of your achilles heel.

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Posted 23 April 2004 - 02:42 PM

Yes, my acne definitely improved when I eliminated dairy from my diet. I doubt it would cure anybody but I saw probably about a 40% improvement, so it was worth it. Now I drink soy milk...tastes pretty good.

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Posted 23 April 2004 - 05:21 PM

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Science Lesson of the day
You've all taken science and learned about pH levels right?  Quick review:

Acid = Bad
Alkaline = Good

Foods can be broke down into Acid, Alkaline, and Neutral.  Believe it or not, your body is affected by the pH levels in food and your body changes accordingly.  What's the pH in your body?  Have you checked?  There seems to be a direct correlation between pH and acne, as acidity is known to cause a wide range of side effects, including acne.

Check out this page: http://www.reynoldsoffice.com/ph.htm

Now where is milk on this chart?  Think about it!


I thought the pH scale ranged from 1-14 by acidity-basic...

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Posted 23 April 2004 - 05:45 PM

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I thought the pH scale ranged from 1-14 by acidity-basic...

It does. :-s

It's different for "ash" pH though. But ya...it even has it in the link:

Understanding pH

"pH (potential of hydrogen) is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. It is measured on a scale of 0 to 14 -- the lower the pH the more acidic the solution, the higher the pH the more alkaline (or base) the solution. When a solution is neither acid nor alkaline it has a pH of 7, which is neutral."

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 11:09 AM

I haven't posted in a while because I couldn't access acne.org!

My skin still looks 90% better than it did when I ate dairy. (I totally gave up all dairy.) I have a couple of small zits today, (hormonal) but nothing like the raging cystic acne that I had for 3 straight months. Within 4 days of giving up dairy, the cysts were gone and haven't returned.

Did giving up dairy suck? Yeah, now I'm vegan, and I'm not enjoying it. Clearer skin is worth it, though.

Try it if you're desperate. If it doesn't work, at least you haven't wasted money on another derm appointment and prescription...