Don't listen to these people. They have "zero" credentials and do nothing but spread their misinformation about acne based upon what they read online.
Acne has nothing to do with diet, as every REAL doctor, dermatologist, endocrinologist will tell you. It is based entirely around genetics and doesn't come about because you drink a glass of "milk" or eat a "hamburger"; acne comes about because the person has defective pores and is overly sensitive to androgen hormones (through genetics) which overstimulates the sebaceous glands causing acne.
*Moderator edit - Please keep the insults to yourself!*
Unfortunately it's you who is both dogmatic and demonstrably wrong. There has NEVER been any good quality scientific evidence that diet does NOT affect acne. The myth was born from a few very sloppy studies in the 60s and 70s. Studies that even your high school science teacher would fail you today.
Unfortunately, and I still can't understand why, those very bad quality studies were enough to persuade dermatologists that diet has no effect on acne. And most have not changed their stance despite the fact that several far more conclusive studies have shown a connection between diet and acne.
Pretty much every scientific review paper on acne mentions diet. It's true that we still need to know much more about diet and how it affects acne, but it's been shown to affect acne.
I do agree with you that people tend to put too much faith into diet. And the natural health industry is especially bad at blaming diet for diseases it has no effect on (such as autism).
I get your frustration. I also used to think that in order to get clear I just have to eat healthier. That's almost NEVER the answer though. I mostly get acne now after eating foods that irritate my gut, like onions and apples (I suspect I have fructose intolerance), but I can binge at McD and never see a pimple on my face.
But just because somebody has given you bad advice before doesn't mean diet has no effect on acne. It just means you've followed bad advice before.
Edited by sepsi, 11 March 2013 - 07:48 AM.