This is something I just came across in my Good Things thread that I'd completely forgot about. And thought the study title alone made it worth bringing to everyone's attention.
Study: Acne, dairy and cancer: The 5alpha-P link http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/20046583
Also, I started gathering the reasons to avoid or limit dairy together in one place rather than only being scattered throughout under hormones, blood sugar, hyperkeratinization, etc.: http://www.acne.org/...p...t&p=3048157
So far I have:
-Contains IGF-1 that affects hyperkeratinization/hyperproliferation which is at the root of acne formation. Also affects the growth of cancers. IgF-1 is reduced by fermentation.
-Contains BTC, another hormone that affects hyperkeratinization/hyperproliferation of cells.
-It contains 5alpha-P a precursor to DHT. per the above study - Acne, dairy and cancer: The 5alpha-P link. also, per another study, it can make you more sensitive to estrogens.
-Low fat dairy (and sweetened products) has a high glycemic impact.
-It's insulinemic, being high in the amino acids that directly stimulate insulin. Whey is high in these aminos. And insulin stimulates IGF-1.
-It's very common to be allergic to the casein and other substances that will be in all dairy products regardless of processing. Dairy from goats, sheep, etc tend to be less problematic.
-It's very common to be lactose intolerant. Lactose is reduced in yogurts, kefir, cheese...
-There's the lectin content in dairy from grain fed animals. Lectins are anti-nutrients that cause various kinds/degrees of harm and may directly affect hyperkeratinization. Reduced by fermentation. (Goats are nearly always pastured)
-Omega 6 content in dairy from grain fed animals...
-They insist on processing it to death --pasteurization, homoginization, removing fat... Pasteurization reduces SigA an immunoglobulin that binds up harmful and/or inflammatory lectins which can increase allergic response. So the average gallon of milk or cheese product in an American supermarket has more harmful lectins due to the cows being fed grains they aren't meant to eat and then has less of at least one of the substances that binds up the harmful lectins.
Edited by alternativista, 15 July 2014 - 06:38 PM.