Skin Condition: Spots / Acne
Another condition I have suffered from recently which turned out to be food related is spots / acne
I never had spots in my teens, however I started getting spots when I was around 22 years old. The more I took care of my face, the worse they seem to get. I had big red inflamed spots all over my cheeks that hurt every time I smile or yawn. I was making sure I clean my face well, not touch it with my hands, tried loads of different products for different kinds of skin conditions but nothing helped. I didn’t want to take any pills for my skin condition, it was bad enough that I took loads of pills when I was younger and shots for my eczema, so I researched loads of books and websites on alternative medicines but nothing really helped.
Causes of my Condition
Then I started looking for foods that might cause spots and I cut out almost everything, every processed food except for one food group but still with no success. The only thing left to try out was to cut dairy products. I was very reluctant about this as I used to love dairy, I used to have dairy products with every meal and cheese was my addiction, I could add it to anything! I started to reduce my intake until I cut out all dairy products and within a couple of weeks I’ve seen great improvements. I did not encounter any new breakouts and the once I had, started to reduce swelling. Within a month or so, I just had scarring, and I could smile and yawn without feeling any pain for the first time in about 3 years.
I’ve stayed off dairy most of the time but when eating out I sometimes had desserts which contained cream or ice cream and when I ate a whole portion of such dessert a spot or 2 will appear the next day. These spots were not always on my face, sometimes they were in the back of my thighs which would hurt every time I sit down. This was by body’s way of reminding me to stay off dairy products.
I have since stopped eating dairy (intentionally) altogether and I have seen such great improvements in both my skin and overall well being. I have since read books such as the China Study and Crazy Sexy Diet amongst others which have proved my point as to why dairy was causing me such issues. It is loaded with hormones and antibiotics both of which cause havoc to the human body.
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