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  1. The hits just keep on coming and the zits just keep on going. Keep spreading the word. The only safe cow is a plastic cow.
  2. Do NOT, repeat do NOT use protein powder derived from dairy. Check the labels very carefully. Even some 'soy' products contain casein and/or whey. Protein from pea, hemp, egg, meat, fish, fowl and soy is OK - go for it. Why? Casein elevates Insulin-like growth factor 1 Whey elevates insulin levels directly. Both open the male hormone receptor to make acne worse.
  3. Just a couple of points The relationship of acne to dairy is not like an allergy where you can be allergic to parts per million so must be very careful. Instead, it is related to your genetic tendency to acne and the amount that tendency is turned on by hormones of various types in the dairy. The little bit you are having is almost worry-free. I found almond milk tends to curdle in my coffee - maybe that is a brand-by-brand thing but it looked distinctly non-appetizing. I like and use regularly
  4. Added rBST isn't the only issue with dairy and acne. It's intolerances, the IGF1 which it will still have even without the rBST, the high lectins and omega 6 content from grain fed cows, etc. And sure, you can try it. I would not make it a big part of your diet though. And fermented products like plain yogurt are better. I don't drink milk, but do have small amounts of dairy. You are right about rBST not being the only issue. It was questionable from the beginning and is now fading f
  5. Great discussion, all - Jade especially. A few facts 1. Cow milk is generally 3.8% BF (Butterfat) for the usual Holsteins, with Guernseys and Jerseys up about 4.2%. Other breeds may vary, and other variables include the cows' diet, hydration, stage of pregnancy (or not), weather, 'contentedness', intercurrent disease, use of BST/rBGH, etc etc. 2. The Harvard study showed the whole milk group with a 22% increase in acne 'severe enough to consult a physician' at 3 glasses per day. The skim milk gr
  6. It sounds too simple, but cows do not get calcium deficient and all they eat is grass. Humans are the only species that has calcium salesmen, and calcium salesmen are the only reason to eat extra calcium. Ever see an elephant (HUGE bones) take a calcium supplement? Think hummingbirds get osteoporosis from not drinking milk or taking calcium supplements? The one thing many of us lack, due to clothing, lack of exposure, living in northern latitudes, using sunscreens, having more skin pigment th
  7. Cheese is indeed concentrated milk. One of the problems with it seems to be that the fermentation process continues to change the hormones from less to more acne-causing. The reason is that the enzymes that are part of the wall of the milk cell are still active when that cell breaks down and becomes part of the milk, then is put in vats where the fermentation process allows the chemical production of the hormones to continue. As for organic milk being better to avoid acne - not true. First, ther
  8. The studies are piling up linking genetics and dairy and carbs (including sugar) and acne. The science is now down to the molecular receptor level. Some of this is at www.acnemilk.com And I understand there will be some updates there in the next few weeks. Go look, particularly at the "Physicians' Guidelines"
  9. Your experiment should last 6 months. Those hormones are locked into receptors in your oil glands and will take months for them to gradually decrease in number and effect. The failure to take into effect this slow response to hormone or withdrawal of hormone has invalidated or hampered numerous studies of the effect of hormones on acne, going back into the 1970s.Let us know how you are doing late March?
  10. If you need some guidance on the dairy and acne thing, take a look at www.acnemilk.com. The hormones going into the cows are being used less and less, ever since WalMart refused to sell milk from BST-treated cows. The hormones coming out of the cows are made by the cows themselves and are the natural anabolic steroids that make calves (and humans and other mammals) grow and Roger Clemens and other athletes stronger. For those who do not respond to 6 months of zero dairy, take a long hard look at
  11. With regard to iodine, you need to know that iodine can flare pre-existing acne but has never ever been described to actually cause the plugging of pores (microcomedo formation) that is the first step in making acne. As far as the milk in dairy is concerned, here is part of a letter published in the Archives of Dermatology: "Whether iodine in any concentration causes true acne is debatable. Kelp is recognized as causing an acneform eruption where the iodide source is indeed high, and there is
  12. All milk contains hormones, and LOTS of them, in amounts that likely are one of the causes of acne. The hormone you are referring to that is not in Canadian milk (or European) is called BST or rbGH and is actually injected into the cows to increase their milk output about 10%. It doesn't actually show up much in the milk, and what it does to all the natural hormones in milk has never been studied (or the company has never published the results, that we know of). Take a look at the physician gu
  13. The soya itself seems to be safe. The amount of phytoestrogen is insignificant. There are no studies to check on other hormone contents, to date. But if there were a problem, we would have heard of it by now. BUT There are soy products that contain fairly high amounts of simple carbs (high glycemic load sugars as in the French Vanilla flavoring) and high glycemic load intakes stimulate acne. I personally use WestSoy's Organic Unsweetened. No, I don't sit down to enjoy a tall cool glass of this s