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Re: Foods to avoid?
Jan 29, 2006
If you do a search, you'll find many posts on this subject. What you'll also find is that there's no consensus. For every person who's convinced that chocolate causes acne, you'll find another who eats chocolate all the time and has clear skin. The truth is we can't be sure what foods cause acne because there hasn't been enough research. And a big reason why there hasn't been much research done is because a lot of powerful industries stand to lose if it were ever proven that certain foods cause acne. The health care industry, the pharmaceutical industry, and the food industry would all suffer huge financial losses. I'm normally not into conspiracy theories, but this is one I firmly believe in. So like you, I don't believe doctors either. Not only do I believe in the connection between food and acne, I believe most modern health problems in general are the result of what we eat. How dumb do they think the American public is? They tell us that certain foods cause heart disease, but food doesn't cause acne? Food is that powerful that it can kill you, but it can't make your skin breakout? Give me a break.

I think if you're looking for a list of foods to avoid, start with any processed food. Everytime you come across a food, ask yourself if it's something that's been manufactured by man. If it's something that doesn't grow on a tree, come out of the ground, swim, fly or walk on land, then it's been manufactured and should automatically be suspect. Human beings were not designed to eat candy, soda, pizza, and beer. It's ok to indulge in these treats once in a while, but most of us eat far too much of them. I also think many of the so-called "healthy" foods like whole grains and dairy are part of the problem. These are not foods that occur in nature. Show me where to find a loaf of whole wheat bread in nature. So I'm slowly cutting back on processed foods, not just to cure my acne, but to prevent other health problems as well. Like you, I love cheese. Cottage cheese was one my favorites. But now I don't eat dairy. I've also cut back on whole grains, but it's really hard. Take small steps cause it's a big adjustment. But I'm willing to bet your acne will improve. So will your overall health.

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