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In Topic: Milk Free Diet Cleared My Cystic Acne, And....

20 November 2013 - 09:16 PM

I'm glad you came back and  bumped your great post.


And regarding the high GI/GL foods, remember, it's the GL of the whole meal that matters.  And by meal I mean the sum total of whatever you consume at a given time. So that includes snacks & drinks throughout the day.


Sure thing!


Thanks for the tip! I'll be sure to be aware of that as well. High GI/GL foods was difficult to learn at first because of all the variables, food combinations, overall meals, and individual impact.

In Topic: Milk Free Diet Cleared My Cystic Acne, And....

19 November 2013 - 10:42 AM

Very good post. Thanks for backing up your claims as well.


I've been avoiding all dairy and it has been helping a lot. I have been eating less high GI foods, but it's difficult to completely eliminate them.


Thank you! And yes, high GI/GL foods are difficult to get rid of, especially when everyone reacts differently to them and when they have the nutrients we need to survive. All I can say is find what works for you and provide as much data as you can to support your claims. Personally, getting rid of some bread was pretty difficult for me, but not impossible. try to start from scratch if you can: If a spoonful of rice once a week won't do anything to you, try two spoonfuls. Gradually increase your dose until you are able to come up with a satisfactory conclusion. It takes time to start from scratch like this (months at the least), but it's way better than bouncing all over the place unorganized and without support for years and years. Good luck to you!

In Topic: Apples Give Me Cystic Acne

02 September 2013 - 07:58 PM

When I changed my diet to where it is now, I didn't eat a lot of apples. Now I eat them all the time, and they make me feel great :). Everyone is different, and I'm happy to know that you found a highly possible food trigger. Be sure to wait several weeks for your current acne to run it's course before you make any more decisions.

In Topic: Reintroduced Milk, Brokeout.

02 September 2013 - 07:44 PM

Anything with milk it in (yogurt, cheese, bread, crackers, cookies, etc...) was the cause of all my cysts acne as well. Only when I got rid of EVERYTHING with milk in it did over 90 percent of my acne vanish. This includes butter, yogurts, breads, etc... basically ANYTHING that uses milk, skimmed milk, fat free milk... etc. It simply does not matter, it is still milk to me, and even the slightest trace will flush my face. Sugar and Caffeine was the cause of the rest of my small white head breakouts, and if I have them every now and then and get one or two white heads, it wont bother me as much. I'm glad you found a large cause for some of your acne though. And unfortunately red spots take a long time to fade away. Rather than a skin treatment, try just putting lotion on them.


which milk did you drink? Was it whole milk or skim


Also, did you only a drink a cup a day for 3 days?


Unfortunately whoartthou1, the type of milk wont matter for people like me and thousands of others who had cystic acne from it. Milk is basically hormones. That's it... that's its definition: Milk = hormones, otherwise it wouldn't be thick, white, and creamy. It's purpose is to make you grow until your other organs and diet takes over into your adulthood. There is no such thing as hormone free milk, and those who drink "organic", "whole", "farm raised", "non-american" are completely missing the point. Milk is baby food, and cows milk is calf food.



As quoted from this website: http://www.acnemilk...._milk_acne_diet :


"What about hormone-free milk?

There is no such thing as "hormone-free" milk.  The confusion is caused by a company that sells a hormone (called either bovine somatotropin - BST or recombinant bovine growth hormone - rBGH) for injection into cows to make them produce more milk.  Some milk producers have made the point that they do not use this injection by advertising that the milk is "hormone-free".  It obviously does not contain the injected hormone but all the cows' naturalhormones are still in the milk.  We do not know yet what the injected hormones do to the levels of natural hormones in milk.


Is lactose-free milk or "organic" milk okay?

No.  Lactose intolerance has nothing to do with acne, and "organic" simply means that the pesticides and insecticides the cows are exposed to in their food are less toxic than usual."



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A completely non-milk diet got rid of my cysts, and anything else that screws around with my hormones and estrogen (caffeine, cocoa, sugar, red meat, etc.... ) got rid of the rest of my white heads. Even while I was juicing vegetables and was saying that i was "milk-free", I didn't read the labels of everything I was consuming, and was surprised to find out that I was STILL consuming milk a few months ago. Getting rid of EVERY trace of it helped me more than I could have possibly imagined. The rest of the diet is up to you. Lotion will speed up the healing process on your face. The oil you skin produces will be much healthier and no longer overbreed the bad bacteria. I would seriously consider giving it a go, but you'll need to wait until your body completely gets rid of ALL the hormones and milk you've consumed. I use to drink 3 glasses a day before joining this website one year ago, so it took a while to vanish. For other people, it may take a year... for you, it may only take a month. You never know unless you try it. It's free, it's safe, and it might possibly be your best solution yet.

In Topic: Diet And Acne - Citrus, Caffeine, Cocoa, Dairy And Alcohol!

02 September 2013 - 07:31 PM

Half of the things you listed also caused my acne too. Thanks for sharing the same info :).


Actually, it might take more than just a couple of weeks before someone makes a decision as to whether or not a particular food was a trigger for them. Acne (especially cysts) can remain hidden under the skin for up to SIX WEEKS before emerging. The minute it's created, the formation doesn't just magically break apart. It has to grow, show up, stay put until it pops, heal, then fade away. This entire process can take around three or so months depending on how big and severe the acne is, as well as the skin type. People need to be aware that the body needs time to heal, and that acne needs to run its course before it is literally considered gone. I've had huge cysts pop but not completely empty out, and the very next week a few white heads show up around the previous cyst. What happened was that the white crap didn't completely disappear, it only moved a few more millimeters to the left/right, creating another pimple that wasn't from the original source. It was completely related to the cyst that had already happened. Taking pictures is a great way to keep track of the breakouts until they are COMPLETELY gone :).