Diet does affect everyone's acne. It sent possible for it not to. Your friends don't get acne because they do not have the genetic traits that make them acne prone.
You are saying everyone?
I have a friend who had completely stopped eating dairy for 6 months!
She don't have acne anymore, because in the end she ended up taking accutane, because the diet with no dairy didn't work a tiny bit for her, it just made her missed all the good joy we can get with food.
I did it, i don't have acne anymore, because ind the end i took accutane, because the dairy shit didn't work.
Yes, if affects everyone. It isn't possible for it not to. It's how you get the nutrients your body needs to function. And how you get crap that your body struggles to deal with.
But I fail to understand how your anecdote about dairy is a counter argument. Avoiding dairy or not makes little noticeable difference to my skin as well. So what? Yes, there are numerous ways dairy contributes to factors involved in acne formation. But it isn't the only cause of those factors. And while it is very common to be intolerant of it, but if you aren't, you probably won't notice a big difference.
Is avoiding dairy the only thing you've tried?, or rather knowing someone who tried avoiding dairy? You are basing all your beliefs on that?
And regarding accutane, have you visited the accutane forums? Seen all the 'about to go on accutane for the third/fourth/fifth time" threads?
Nutrients and lifestyle habits for the brain, mood, coping with stress, etc.
Edited by alternativista, 18 March 2013 - 02:15 PM.
Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.
[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.
Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.
Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!
For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*
When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!