Alright so after reading up a lot on the diet section here, I decided to quit dairy about 5 days ago. I noticed something. Dairy is in EVERYTHING. Ranch dressing, cheese, butter, ice cream. I never noticed how much dairy i've been ingesting all along.
My skin is looking great by the way, but that may be from the supplements I've been taking (Vitamin A, Sesamin, Saw Palmetto...) and the antibiotic I started a few weeks ago.
Back to the point, is anyone else having trouble stopping dairy?
Well, I don't avoid dairy completely, but I also don't buy or consume junk like ranch dressing, and rarely have ice cream (in which the sugar does more harm than the dairy).
It is amazing to me how so many people have no idea what they are eating that they are surprised that ice cream, cheese & butter are dairy. And think that eggs are dairy. It's crazy how disconnected people have become from food.
Is there any actual link to dairy and acne? I drink 2 cups of milk a day and it doesn't seem to worsen my acne.
Yes. There are many links between dairy and acne.
And have you tried avoiding it? I had no idea that my diet affected my acne until I changed it and my skin cleared.
Edited by alternativista, 16 September 2013 - 03:11 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!