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back in november i cut dairy from my diet. since then my face has been clear as can be. well, last week i went out for pizza. i went to an authentic italian trattoria and ordered the marinara pizza (no cheese im thinking). i took it to-go and when i got home i came to find out there was a light layer of cheese on it. i checked the takeout menu and sure enough, provolone was listed. i went ahead and ate the pizza anyway. now, a week later, my face has broken OUT! i have like 3 zits and i cant believe it. ive always felt like dairy (particularly cheese) was the cause of my breakouts, but then i always thought maybe it was just in my head. do you think cheese can cause acne in some people? what is the scientific explanation for it? i thought perhaps its the antibiotics, but this place has all their cheeses imported from italy where they dont use antibiotics, drugs, and such.
 

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I've heard from many people that dairy makes/made them break out. I actually just started cutting dairy from my diet in a trial run (starting today!) to see if it helps with my acne. I posted a blog about it here at the veggieboards blog yesterday, actually. I'll be updating everyone about it so we'll see how it goes!
 
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some studies have shown a link between dairy products and acne. i've just been reading excepts of one online, which suggests that its due to the hormones that are naturally present in the cows milk (especially in milk from pregnant cows) and how they affect people-hormones.
 

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I haven't had dairy in over a year and my skin is worse now than it's ever been. I think different things will cause break outs for different people. I'm wondering if the soy is doing it to me...
 

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I have heard that dairy can be a cause of breakouts because of the body's inability to process the lactose sugars.<br><br><br><br>
However, my personal experience is VERY different.<br><br><br><br>
During the summer of 2006, I studied abroad in Prague, Czech Republic for three months. While living there, I literally ate cheese, yogurt and eggs almost every day- it was pretty much either that or starve. A daily breakfast consisted of scrambled eggs, a sliced bread roll with butter, cucumbers, tomatos and cheese slices on it, a cup of yogurt or perhaps some cereal with yogurt on it. If I made lunch myself it was usually a veggie sandwich on a roll with cheese spread, sliced cheese, tomato, bell pepper and cucumber, or a store bought sandwich that was a wheat baguette with 2 kinds of cheese, egg, scallions, and honey mustard. I was also eating a lot of fruit and nuts. There were 3 places where I could get soy dishes, and 2 Thai places tht had vegan stuff, but they were pricey and I was running out of money. More often than not my food choices at restaurants included cheese.<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, I have always been prone to breakouts. But for some reason when I was in Prague, my skin completely cleared up! By the time I came home I was virtually zit-free. But a couple months after being in Chicago and eating little to no dairy, my skin started breaking out again. So, dairy definitely isn't the cause of my skin problems.<br><br><br><br>
I'm sure there were other factors helping clear up my skin, such as the fact that it was summer, I was living under very low-stress conditions, drinking lots of water and getting daily exercise. But dairy just wasn't a problem.<br><br><br><br>
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back in november i cut dairy from my diet. Since then my face has been clear as can be. Well, last week i went out for pizza. I went to an authentic italian trattoria and ordered the marinara pizza (no cheese im thinking). I took it to-go and when i got home i came to find out there was a light layer of cheese on it. I checked the takeout menu and sure enough, provolone was listed. I went ahead and ate the pizza anyway. Now, a week later, my face has broken out! I have like 3 zits and i cant believe it. Ive always felt like dairy (particularly cheese) was the cause of my breakouts, but then i always thought maybe it was just in my head. Do you think cheese can cause acne in some people? What is the scientific explanation for it? I thought perhaps its the antibiotics, but this place has all their cheeses imported from italy where they dont use antibiotics, drugs, and such.</div>
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you want to clear acne for life?<br><br><br><br>
Become a strict vegan. No sugars..only natural raw foods. I had acne all my life. Moderate to severe. Chess, milk, eggs..fast food, high sugar foods, fish, salt...all made me breakout..<br><br><br><br>
15 days ago i emptied my fridge and threw all my food to the garbage and decide to listen to what raw foodist were saying...<br><br><br><br>
Within 15 days my acne began to clear up. I havent broke out in 15 days!!!! What a miracle!!! My skin is finally clearing out!!! Thank god..<br><br><br><br>
However i have sacrificed it all. Now im a raw foodist vegan..my skin is finally more radiant.. It glows..my scars are fading and healing..cant wait to see in 12 months what my skin will look like..<br><br><br><br>
If u want to end acne...do what i tell u.. I never thought to have beutiful skin..until i watch on tyra banks "diet wars" on youtube...this lady was saying that ever since she became a vegan her skin became beutiful and youthful..<br><br><br><br>
So i took her advice and of many others...now im acne free...<br><br><br><br>
Also i did a test.. I was doing fine for the first week as a vegan..as soon as i eate coockies..the next day i had one big zit....so...sugar..can make you breakout...<br><br><br><br>
My advice to you...become a vegan..u will be healthier and free of acne...meats and dairy products have hormone..so does soy products which are said to be worse than cow milk because they have strogen, hormones..fish has iodine...watch out for too much spices..and oily foods..drink tons of water..<br><br><br><br>
Now im clear and i dont even use any products..thank god i became a vegan. Is because vegeatables have antibacterials and antibiotics..lots of vitamins and minerals<br><br><br><br>
peace..good luck =)
 

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i have a very low dairy intake as i transition towards veganism, and i find that on the occasions where i do have dairy, my skin breaks out really badly.
 

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some studies have shown a link between dairy products and acne. i've just been reading excepts of one online, which suggests that its due to the hormones that are naturally present in the cows milk (especially in milk from pregnant cows) and how they affect people-hormones.</div>
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Yeppers. It is also suggested that the iodine in dairy products is a culprit as well.
 

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Anything with toxins or a "food" item with more nutritionally detrimental aspects than positive can make you break out.<br><br><br><br>
Grains, dairy, eggs, meat, nuts, salt, syrups....etc.
 

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<b>I don't have that problem but a massive sinus flare up everytime I eat ice cream, eat cheese, have milk with coookies and in my bowl of cereal. I am about to try some Vegan Cheese this coming week because I am tired of these flare ups.</b>
 

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you want to clear acne <b>for life?</b><br><br><br><br>
Become a strict vegan. No sugars..only natural raw foods. I had acne all my life. Moderate to severe. Chess, milk, eggs..fast food, high sugar foods, fish, salt...all made me breakout..<br><br><br><br><b>15 days ago</b> i emptied my fridge and threw all my food to the garbage and decide to listen to what raw foodist were saying...<br></div>
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This isn't meant to be offensive whatsoever but I recognise that in the early stages people can be a little touchy about the amount of time they've followed a diet so I thought I'd make sure you know it isn't meant in a mean way. :p<br><br><br><br>
I think that you need to try this diet for a little bit longer before you start recommending it to cure things "for life" because people can be very nasty sometimes and might tell you that you can't possibly know in that time etc. It's just the way some people are. =[<br><br><br><br><br><br>
OP: I've had less break outs since I went vegetarian (which made my egg/dairy intake increase in the first year or two as my taste buds weren't used to the party that is vegetarian food) and in fact since I started cutting down I've had more than I had in years. =[ I really do think it depends on you as a person...
 

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This isn't meant to be offensive whatsoever but I recognise that in the early stages people can be a little touchy about the amount of time they've followed a diet so I thought I'd make sure you know it isn't meant in a mean way. :p<br><br><br><br>
I think that you need to try this diet for a little bit longer before you start recommending it to cure things "for life" because people can be very nasty sometimes and might tell you that you can't possibly know in that time etc. It's just the way some people are. =[<br><br><br><br><br><br>
OP: I've had less break outs since I went vegetarian (which made my egg/dairy intake increase in the first year or two as my taste buds weren't used to the party that is vegetarian food) and in fact since I started cutting down I've had more than I had in years. =[ I really do think it depends on you as a person...</div>
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I've been raw over 2 years and my skin has never looked better. I wasn't a junk food vegan prior, either. Cooked foods aren't necessarily good for the skin.
 

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I've been raw over 2 years and my skin has never looked better. I wasn't a junk food vegan prior, either. Cooked foods aren't necessarily good for the skin.</div>
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I wasn't saying that they are. :p I haven't looked much into raw foodists and doubt I will except to learn more about it (I can't see myself ever becoming one personally) so I wouldn't dream to doubt what mjdpa was saying. In fact, I can see that raw food might be better for the skin due to the antioxidants etc. which can be lost in cooking. I was just pointing out that other people might and that, so early on in a diet, it's very hard to continue on with it when you have people jumping on the littlest things you say (just like the claim that it will cure acne for life after 15 days of the diet) and ripping apart your whole theory before you even have a chance to say your side. I just didn't want them to make themselves vulnerable to picking.
 

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I haven't had dairy in over a year and my skin is worse now than it's ever been. I think different things will cause break outs for different people. I'm wondering if the soy is doing it to me...</div>
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Update: Apparently the breakout had nothing to do with cutting out dairy or consuming extra soy (which I kind of knew anyway)...I think it was hormonal since I went through menopause. I'm now three years dairy free, still consuming soy and my skin is the best it's ever been!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dancingbanana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":nana:">
 

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If I eat too much cheese, it makes my face break out. I don't know why, but it does. I haven't had trouble with my skin ever since I cut back on my dairy intake years ago.
 
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