Dairy?

  • kevmoran

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    Dec 01, 2012 6:45 PM GMT
    I've heard a few times that dairy isn't great for you, and I've always heard it causes acne. When I talked to my dermatologist who I've been seeing since I was 13 (mind you I've spent thousands of dollars with her on acne treatments that haven't worked permanently), she said I may be allergic to dairy and that most people are, but it's not the same as lactose intolerant. Has anyone else heard this or know if a non-dairy diet is good?
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    Dec 01, 2012 7:11 PM GMT
    kevmoran saidI've heard a few times that dairy isn't great for you, and I've always heard it causes acne. When I talked to my dermatologist who I've been seeing since I was 13 (mind you I've spent thousands of dollars with her on acne treatments that haven't worked permanently), she said I may be allergic to dairy and that most people are, but it's not the same as lactose intolerant. Has anyone else heard this or know if a non-dairy diet is good?


    A part from dairy, if you want clear skin, eat a lot of Vitamin A veggies. Dark green leafy veggies, carrots, bell peppers, romaine lettuce, broccoli, Etc. it will heal your skin.be

    If you have problem digesting dairy, take Lacto. It's like Beano for dairy.
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    Dec 01, 2012 9:16 PM GMT
    Caslon22000 saidA part from dairy, if you want clear skin, eat a lot of Vitamin A veggies. Dark green leafy veggies, carrots, bell peppers, romaine lettuce, broccoli, Etc. it will heal your skin.be

    If you have problem digesting dairy, take Lacto. It's like Beano for dairy.

    I take a Vitamin A supplement along with E and B-complex, and sometimes I eat carrots, everything else is icky.

    But I've never had a lactose intolerance problem, it's almost like an allergic reaction (according to websites). I'll post back here if the dairy free diet works for my skin!
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    Dec 02, 2012 3:23 AM GMT
    I cut out most dairy and saw major improvement in my acne. It's weird. I had almost no acne as a teenager when all my friends were breaking out, but in my mid-twenties it went crazy. I have yet to see a definite science-backed correlation on paper, but I can definitely say it has helped me. Good luck with it. Acne sucks!
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    Dec 02, 2012 3:34 AM GMT
    I've cut out most dairy but not because I wanted to, I just switched over to almond milk instead of regular milk....and I use it for my coffee creamer as well...besides that, the only type of dairy I have is greek yogurt.
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    Dec 02, 2012 3:37 AM GMT
    Most of my acne problems come from sugar. I rarely get to drink milk though, so I'm not really sure.

    I think I heard somewhere that acne could also result from a yeast infection (whatever that means) icon_confused.gif
  • RaggedyMan

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    Dec 02, 2012 3:47 AM GMT
    No dairy for me. Lactose intolerant
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    Dec 02, 2012 3:54 AM GMT
    I avoid Dairy like the plague, lactose intolerant icon_cry.gif As much as the sight of cheese makes me drool, damn thing is the devil. Milk is horrible, try some Almond milk for cereals and such. Ice cream I just have Sorbets and such.
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    Dec 02, 2012 3:55 AM GMT
    I eat a 3lb container of Sorrento Whole Milk Ricotta in about a week (for first breakfast). I mix it with dried fruit and nut mix. Wolf it down with cold coffee.
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    Dec 02, 2012 3:57 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidI eat a 3lb container of Sorrento Whole Milk Ricotta in about a week (for first breakfast). I mix it with dried fruit and nut mix. Wolf it down with cold coffee.


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    Dec 02, 2012 5:10 AM GMT
    Best protection is to wash your face every day and I always use aftershave.

    Oh, I'm not going to stop having my daily chocolate milk.
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    Dec 02, 2012 5:26 AM GMT
    The USA, Britain, Sweden and New Zealand have the highest consumption of dairy products and at the same time the highest rates of osteoporosis. In addition, casein found in dairy products is one of the most carcinogenic substances you will find in your diet. Men who consume dairy have far higher risk of prostate cancer and other cancers.
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    Dec 02, 2012 5:45 AM GMT
    If you're having trouble with acne and are consuming large quantities of dairy, try switching to organic varieties. Simple change, but it did wonders for my acne issues.
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    Dec 02, 2012 10:31 PM GMT
    I had acne problem, and a real bad acne problem, i have spent hundreds of dollars trying to cure my acne.

    Yes dairy causes acne. Some of us are not lactose intolerant but our body isnt very fond of dairy and it shows it by giving you acne. Follow this regimen and your acne will go away in a month. Stop dairy immediately in all forms, also wheat products. I know it is hard to avoid these two, but you have to give up dairy for sure.

    The best food for acne is apple (100% without doubt). Try to eat 3 apples a day for 2 weeks non-stop and you will thank me.
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    Dec 02, 2012 10:35 PM GMT
    Forgot one thing, drinks lots of water.
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    Dec 03, 2012 6:20 AM GMT
    I cut most diary outside of cheese from my diet. I was a big milk, ice cream and yogurt person. My acne has improved since I cut it but I've had issues with dairy since I was a child.
  • Kriss

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    Dec 09, 2012 6:41 AM GMT
    Meh there's always an issue with some sort of food giving someone skin problems.

    That being said I still suffer from acne though after visiting a dermatologist and putting me on some expensive 100 dollar cream called diferen gel or something of that nature. I noticed a significant drop in my more serious break outs. (I'm talking about serious as in hide your face because it looks like a mutated boil ---- I'm going to stop there.)

    anyways the gel worked for a time, though I still have problem areas. I have not cut milk completely from my diet but I do probably drink a bit less of it than I used too as a kid.

    I recommend taking an exfoliating acne scrub something all natural and oil free (so your pores don't get To get rid of all the excess dirt etc that you pick up during the day. In the morning don't re-wash your face, your stripping it of nutrients. Instead use some lukewarm water and just a quick splash (Not like in the acne commercials I tried that once and it was a horrible fail water everywhere and I almost slipped and broke myself)

    Drink water, and that apple 3 or 4 times a day completely agree with not only a great snack and a way to hold you over on a long day its just good for digestive and skin. Then again most things like that are.

    Side note I am in no shape or form a licensed dermatologist, or doctor if this mess does not work for you do not come at me with a knife asking why it didn't I was just trynna help!
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    Dec 09, 2012 6:54 AM GMT
    Most people are Lactose intolerant to some point.. In fact, when you think about it, it's kinda hard to believe that we drink milk from another species.. even after we're no longer infants.. I stopped drinking milk ages ago. You can get calcium from countless of other stuff as well.

    Besides, the milk they sell in stores are pretty bad for you.. Pasturized milk is seriously unhealthy since heating up the milk removes all the good bacterias that are supposed to make the milk way easier to digest(one of the reasons people get acne or are just lactose intolerant) to milk.

    Fermented Milk as in Kefir milk or yogurt (made from raw milk that didn't go through pasteurization) is healthy since there are active bacterias that eats up the lactose which makes it drinkable. icon_smile.gif

    http://www.thelovevitamin.com/2810/dairy-acne/ <-- Read this if you want to learn more about dairy and acne.

    Hope i helped!

    Also.. As for why you get acne.. Overloaded toxins in your body and unbalanced hormones. Fuck what other people say about washing your face. If you're like me or if you still get acne then you know that washing your face isn't working (I stopped washing my face ages ago) 99% of your acne comes from within. And washing your face twice a day is just irritating.

    To make things short.. Stop eating processed/refined food.. They contain all kinds of chemicals.. Stop drink pasteurized dairy, stop eat gluten, soy. COntrol your intake of sugar since it spikes your insulin levels..

    You should instead eat whole foods! Drink only water, eat vegetables, fruits, make salads, make foods from the scratch! Sleep 8 hours.. least. Get some sunshine, take some cod liver oil.. Just live a healthy lifestyle. And really fuck dermatologists.. When I went to one they wanted to prescribe accutane right away.. I was like.. Yeah.. No. Accutane is poison.
  • Medjai

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    Dec 09, 2012 7:26 AM GMT
    I ill say this much. Intolerances are common, allergies are not.

    An intolerance is when your body has difficulty processing something. An allergy is when a substance causes an immune response.

    Needless to say, your doctor is statistically incorrect. Dairy allergies are not common, though they do exist. If your symptom is acne, that is not an allergic response at all.

    Although, 80% of the world is lactose intolerant, and they get by just fine. O feel free to cut out dairy. It worked for me. Despite all the stigma, soy milk has even a very successful replacement.
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    Dec 10, 2012 3:49 AM GMT


    Its Okay to the Wokay actually....
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    Dec 10, 2012 3:53 AM GMT
    Acne is just something most guys have to put up with, guys have lots of testosterone (usually), testosterone=more sebaceous gland activity, more sebaceous gland activity=usually the cause of acne in most, but not all, cases, thus men usually have a lot more/worse acne irrespective of diet. I'm pretty lucky not to get it, but I don't have anywhere near as much scruff as I'd like

    Can say though that when my roomie got put on spironoloactone (testosterone blocker) her acne cleared the f*ck up and she has acne free skin now (and slower body hair growth)

    You probably can't take that though, unless you want your balls to shrivel up and dieicon_neutral.gif

  • kevmoran

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    Dec 12, 2012 5:58 AM GMT
    Crimsonnclover saidAcne is just something most guys have to put up with, guys have lots of testosterone (usually), testosterone=more sebaceous gland activity, more sebaceous gland activity=usually the cause of acne in most, but not all, cases, thus men usually have a lot more/worse acne irrespective of diet. I'm pretty lucky not to get it, but I don't have anywhere near as much scruff as I'd like

    Can say though that when my roomie got put on spironoloactone (testosterone blocker) her acne cleared the f*ck up and she has acne free skin now (and slower body hair growth)

    You probably can't take that though, unless you want your balls to shrivel up and dieicon_neutral.gif


    I actually hadn't heard about the testosterone before. Considering I probably have the least testosterone on the planet, that's interesting... lol (I'm almost 20 and haven't started shaving yet, weight gain goes straight to thighs and butt, etc). I'll have to read about that though.
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    Dec 12, 2012 6:43 AM GMT
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    Caslon22000 saidA part from dairy, if you want clear skin, eat a lot of Vitamin A veggies. Dark green leafy veggies, carrots, bell peppers, romaine lettuce, broccoli, Etc. it will heal your skin.be

    If you have problem digesting dairy, take Lacto. It's like Beano for dairy.

    I take a Vitamin A supplement along with E and B-complex, and sometimes I eat carrots, everything else is icky.

    But I've never had a lactose intolerance problem, it's almost like an allergic reaction (according to websites). I'll post back here if the dairy free diet works for my skin!


    I suffered from acne for years, and I'll still get a pimple here and there if I start eating badly, or if I'm stressed out (usually the 2 go hand in hand).

    I took B vitamin complex, and chromium as well when I was dealing with this. Remember that synthetic vitamins aren't as readily absorbed by the body as those found in food. Also, the vegetables have a very high water content, and the more water you're taking in the more of a cleansing effect you're going to get. Avoid sodas, artificial sweeteners, and overdoing coffee.