Hey Sam: I understand the confusion!!!!
It does seem that meat is a mucous forming food, along with sugar and dairy. Now here is the thing; I'm not sure that it's the meat per se; maybe it's the toxic residue from hormones and other things they put in meat that make them toxic. I admit there are conflicting views on this. I still eat meat; I even eat red meat sometimes. I eat vegetarian some days because I do think that relying on things like beans and legumes for protein make a healthy diet. I do know that if you ever do colon cleansing, it's quite shocking what you pass..... :eek: I have passed mucoid plaque..... :neutral: I was doing an extended fast and on the 15th day, I did pass some....EEEEWWWWW!
When I got my colonics (I got one today, too) I'm astonished at how much gunk is in the colon; just sitting undigesting and fermenting and decaying.
So the bottom line is that everyone's body is different. I can say that I've read (who knows if it's true) that Irish and Native Americans have a genetic propensity towards low hydrochloric acid in the stomach, making digestion harder. I have both Irish and Native American blood. I do know that on my mother's side where there is Native blood, that there is an awful lot of acne. So perhaps there is some kind of genetic thing there, I'm not sure at all! I'm still learning too. But I can speak from some experience because 15 years ago, I started searching for answers myself when I figured out that the derms just didn't know what they were doing. I am reading The Maker's Diet, and I believe it contains a lot of really good keys to eating well. The author emphasizes eating a lot of fermented (pre-digested) foods as one important key. But he advocates eating organic meat. I like the guy and respect him; he was at death's door and weighed 104 pounds from terrible colitis and various other diseases that kept him from eating or digesting food. He was literally dying when he began a regimen that healed him. I take a lot of his supplements.
Anyway....there are lots of things to consider, and I certainly don't know all the answers. I do know that dairy and sugar seem to do me in. I'm not sure about meat. I think that the dairy is so bad because it's homogenized and all the enzymes are killed; the enzymes are so necessary for digestion and assimilation, and I'm not sure that by supplementing the enzymes you get what you need to digest it fully. After all, nature provides proper assimilation automatically, we just take it away by heating it. Baby cows, when fed homogenized milk, DIE.
:eek: Many cultures in the world drink raw and fermented milk; both cows' and goats' and seem to be perfectly healthy.
So I'm not sure what to tell ya, bub. A good program to remove all this gunk is always helpful; colonics do the best job imho. I would say that if you can pinpoint what seems to aggravate your acne, more power to you. Don't eliminate things like meat unless you are sure it is mucous forming (I just don't know that it is for everyone). Try to eat a clean diet with lots of fruits and veggies, and eat sprouted grain bread if possible (Ezekiel bread is great, and very tasty). Eat junk occasionally but try to keep clean. Everyone is different and our bodies are all different.
I know that is a speech, but I'm not sure what else to tell you. I try to keep an open mind and I'm constantly trying to be balanced in what I say and how I live my own life. I try not to be too fanatical because I sure as heck don't know EVERYTHING.
Hey Bailey; I think if you are really interested in removing plaque, you really should use bentonite. I was literally just talking to my hydrotherapist today about this. Bentonite is one of the keys to pulling it out. So keep up the p&b shakes if you can.