Posted 11 July 2004 - 02:22 PM
I have posted about this in the past, but I dont think too many people belived this. I guess the only way to believe it is to try it yourself. I was cutting back on things to see what would help me. After I stopped dairy, I saw good results. Then I searched the internet about acne and dairy, and found LOTS of webpages with facts on why dairy caues acne. Now dont think that I am a vegy or one of those people that dont wnat to harm animals. I eat lots of meat, but I am just saying what I have found with my skin and dairy.
Posted 11 July 2004 - 03:02 PM
I used to love cheese so much, ate it all the time, with everything - and lots of it. Never used to drink milk or anything anyway.
I read the same things as you and completely (well, 99%) cut dairy out of my diet.
Posted 11 July 2004 - 04:49 PM
I, too, have seen good results with the no dairy move. I also don't eat red meat, which I think helps a lot, too. I'm still not 100% clear yet, but this diet change was a milestone for sure.
Posted 11 July 2004 - 05:14 PM
Erm, are you aware that 'dairy' isn't an ingredient itself (!), but more a type of food?
Posted 11 July 2004 - 06:06 PM
i checked out a few websites and this is what i found:
increased sebum production is one of the major causes of acne. now i understand why milk chocolate may influence acne in some people. dark chocolate does not contain dairy so it might be ok, its certainly better than milk chocolate.
i wish i had learned all of this a long time ago. the scientific evidence is certainly out there. hopefully, there will be some more studies on this in the future. im sure the dairy industry will be devastated if a direct link is proven.
i guess ill eliminate dairy from my diet and see what happens. now i gotta investigate how to stay healthy without dairy. it just never ends.
Posted 13 July 2004 - 07:07 AM
Posted 15 July 2004 - 05:58 AM
Anyway, since a few weeks I've decided to cut out dairy entirely from my diet (being Swiss it took a bit of adjusting...we eat a lot of cheese over here). I also try to eat less wheat (replacing that with other cereals such as millet or brown rice) and whenever I do eat wheat, I try to make sure it's whole wheat (grew accustomed to whole wheat pasta). I also eat lots of veggies and fruits and cut down on the amount of refined sugar.
The result is that I've been pretty much clear for the past 4 weeks or so!! I do get the occasional little blemish but they are ridiculously small and vanish within a couple days !!! Yay !!
Now, I'm not saying that cutting put dairy is "The Cure" for everybody, I still believe that we all react differently to different treatments (like I'm sure that accutane may be the solution for a good number of people) but I'm very glad I tried that cause it actually works for me !!! I still have red marks from old acne but I'm now hoping that someday soon I will be completely clear and won't need to wear concealor anymore !!!
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