Posted 11 February 2014 - 03:01 PM
Whole milk is less insulinemic than reduced fat, therefore better for acne. And less processed. But it won't make a difference if you are intolerant to dairy. Depending on the reason for your intolerance, you might tolerate fermented dairy such as yogurt, kefir & cheese better than un fermented. And goat better than cow.
Regardless, it will still contain the hormine IGF1 and be insulinemic which means it will stimulate IGF1 and thus not be good for acne.
Also, skip the burnt coffee at Charbucks and get a lighter roast and make it at home. Add cinnamon or a cinnamon stick if you like. Drink it black. You won't need to cover up the nasty, bitter burnt taste with cream & flavorings.
And stop drinking early in the afternoon so it doesn't interfere with sleep. And don't tell me it doesn't. It does. I never noticed caffeine having any effect on me until I discovered it's the reason I was waking up several times during the night.
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!
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When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!