QUOTE(agentcooper @ Jun 3 2004, 10:18 AM)
so dudeman...nothing more to say about how "every disease is caused by the things we do"? yeah, maybe you figured out how much of a dumb ass you sounded like, and you decided not to elaborate on such an assinine statement.
well i'd just like to clarify that like endometriosis, acne is NOT caused by the things we do to ourselves. i will agree that diet has some effect on acne (even though it hasn't been proven) but some people get acne and some people don't. if diet was the only cause of acne, everyone who didn't eat well would have it. obviously some people are just born with the genes to get acne and some people aren't...before i had acne i could smear butter all over my face, and not shower for days, and eat whatever i wanted, and i never got a zit...then my hormones started kicking in and changing. now, i can't control my hormones by quitting smoking, doing liver cleanses, eating all the right foods, or anything short of hormone therapy. as long as my hormone are out of whack, i will keep getting acne...end of story.
No, I still believe that, however I meant to say "most diseases" (I thought I did?) because obviously hereditary diseases and one's you're born with cannot be caused or triggered by one's habits.
Anyway doofus, if you actually read my posts you'd see that I said the same thing you did in your second paragraph. I said that it's genes that cause people to be susceptible to acne, and that's why some people can eat total junk and never get a spot. It's their genes. But they're still damaging themselves in other ways by eating like that.
However, almost every hormone imbalance outside of puberty, periods and menopause is caused by malfunctioning organs, which can only be permanently repaired through proper health and treatment. Diet is one aspect, exercise is another, and remedies such as liver/galbladder detox's are yet another. But do you think it's natural to have out of whack hormones? No. It's from generations of Westerners who have broken down the gene pool through poor eating, making every successive generation more and more vulnerable to the effects.