Diet Link Exposed: Is There an Acne Cure Diet that Works?
Diet and The Money Factor: You Can’t Sell a Healthy Diet
Ask any medical
doctor if there is a connection between diet and acne and almost all of them
will claim there is none. Quoting from the Journal of the American Medical
Association: “Diet plays no role in acne treatment in most patients…even large
amounts of certain foods have not clinically exacerbated acne”.
With years of medical education and clinical experience behind these claims, how can
we the simple folks who suffer from acne challenge these statements and think
otherwise? The answer is: doubt. Doubt, if its stays in the borders of reason,
can open many doors otherwise will stay forever shut. Believe it or not, doubt
can change reality. Doubt can cure your acne and doubt can even save your life.
Fact is, countless of acne sufferers have reported that their acne
seemed to get worse when they consumed certain foods and saw dramatic positive
change over their acne condition when they eliminated the same foods from their
diet and when certain foods with specific nutritional value were incorporated
into their diet.
So why do dermatologists so stubbornly insist that diet
does not cause acne? The answer: you can’t make a profit promoting a healthy
diet. At least not as much money as you could make by selling drugs and over the
counters. There is a huge pressure upon doctors coming from the drug and
pharmaceutical companies to prescribe expensive medications and lotions that
create dependency. The truth is, that your doctor is in a way, a hostage by the
trillion dollar drug companies. Did you know that the drug companies, who have
no interest in producing something that they cannot control financially, sponsor
most medical schools?
The right diet, although not a solution by itself,
can, in many cases, dramatically reduce inflammation and even completely clear
one’s acne (if you’re one of the lucky ones who’s acne is triggered by allergic
response to food). Promoting a clear skin diet simply means less profits for the
drug and pharmaceutical companies.
The truth is that conventional
medications will never cure your acne, simply because they are pre-designed NOT
to fix the internal cause of acne. They are pre-designed to deal with the
external symptoms of a disease as they create more and more dependency and more
dependency means making more money all at our expense and ignorance.
The Theory That Diet Doesn’t Cause Acne Is A Myth
The dogmatic theory that diet does not cause acne and that acne is merely an incurable genetic disorder
was based upon two dated researches published in 1969 and 1971 that were aimed
at studying the connection between diet and acne.
These studies were the foundation of the ‘acne symptoms treatment strategy’, meaning, because acne is a
genetic disease that cannot be prevented, the only way to deal with acne would
be to tackle its symptoms (bacteria, inflammation, puss, redness, greasiness),
by applying creams, antibiotics, taking prescription drugs and over the
Surprisingly enough, years after the above studies were
published, clinical trials and in depth researches experimenting the acne diet
link have found that the studies from 1969 and 1971 had came to the wrong
conclusions and were in fact seriously flawed.
Recent studies have clearly found a significant connection between diet and acne. It appears that
the wrong diet is now thought to be one of the leading acne contributing factors
that can negatively affect hormonal regulation and the natural process of toxic
elimination, which can seriously aggravate one’s existing acne.
Shapes Who You Are (Including Your Acne)
In the same way that crashing waves shape beach cliffs and just like the wind shapes the canyon walls, slowly
and methodically over time, so does eating shapes and effects our physic, our
internal system, our physical and mental being, from the organ down to the
The idea that an object foreign to our body that is inserted by the food that we eat, has no effect on us, or has no impact on chronic conditions such as acne is absurd. Diet is the primary thing that
affects and shapes who we are.
Diet has cumulative effect on our bodies, and that includes our skin condition and acne, which is a manifestation of a chronic internal problem slowly shaped and built by the wrong daily dietary
choices over the years.
Acne Diet and The Kitavan Islanders
While in the U.S, more than 80% of teenagers between 16 and 18 have acne
and more than 17 million Americans suffer from some form of acne, there is an
interesting evidence that native people that live and eat in traditional ways,
have significantly lower to no occurrences of acne.
In 2002, Dr. Cordain
and his colleagues published a landmark study that examined 300 people living in
the Kitavan Islands off the coast of Papua New Guinea that showed that none of
the islanders had even one blemish on his or her face. Similar to the Kitavans,
no case of acne had been observed when the same experiment had been conducted
upon the South American Indians called the Ache, living in a remote jungle in
The natives of Kitavan and the South American Indians
had no access to the latest over the counters, topical creams or conventional
acne medications and they had no dermatologist to consult with. The only vast
difference between them and American or European citizens is their diet.
Acne Diet and Sugar: The Sweet Poison
Aside from the fact that
sugar is a 100% pure chemical with zero nutritional value, recent studies have
clearly shown a connection between the consumption of sugar and the aggravation
When you consume any form of refined carbohydrates (white
sugar, white flour, white rice) here’s what happens: right after you insert that
‘sweet poison’ into your body, it rapidly spikes up your blood sugar levels.
Your body needs to bring those levels down so it secrets a surge of insulin,
other male hormones and an insulin-like growth factor called IGF-1. The
excretion of these hormones overwhelms your liver and your internal system in
general. The excess of male hormones encourages the skin to excrete large
amounts of sebum oil: The greasy substance that encourages the p.acne bacteria
to grow, resulting in the aggravation of your acne.
Acne Diet and Dairy
Products: Got Milk? Got Acne
If you thought sugar can aggravate your
acne, here’s another major nutritional player in the formation of acne: behold
the miracles of milk. Milk (all dairy products included) is the most harmful,
mucus forming, allergenic and acne aggravating food you can find. Surprised? I
thought so. After years of constant brainwashing by the media, who can blame us
for thinking milk is good for strong bones and healthy teeth? The truth is:
every sip of milk contains 59 different raging hormones, (which trigger the
hyper-production of sebum oil resulting in more acne), saturated animal fat,
steroid hormones, dead white blood cells, and cow pus in abundance!
you know that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows 750 million pus
cells in every liter of milk (about two pounds) produced in America? Think about
it, the next time you pop a pimple.
Scientific studies already point the
finger at milk as one of the worst acne aggravating foods: “As pointed out by
Dr. Jerome Fisher, ‘About 80 percent of cows that are giving milk are pregnant
and are throwing off hormones continuously.’ Progesterone breaks down into
androgens, which have been implicated as a factor in the development of
acne…Dr. Fisher observed that his teenage acne patients improved as soon as
the milk drinking stopped.”
If there’s one element you should remove
from your diet in the quest for clear skin make it this one. Not only will you
see an immediate improvement over your acne, you’ll feel a huge weight has been
lifted from your body. If you worry about calcium intake, don’t! Milk being
acidic forming food creates a leeching effect where calcium is taken from your
bones to balance the acidity. Milk actually deprives your body from its calcium
resources. Green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds are not only excellent sources
of calcium they also have the powers to help you fight your acne symptoms.
Diet Is Only One of The Factors That Cause Acne
and sugar are not the only acne aggravating foods. The two above cannot sum up
the list of western made acne triggering foods. There are several other foods
you should clearly stay away from if you ever wish to clear your acne. The good
new is that there are tons of other foods such as essential fatty acids that are
not only excellent for your skin, they can actually help you clear your acne, by
re-balancing your body and promoting to an acne-free environment.
right nutrition plays an important part in the complex process of acne
formation. When doctors claim there is no link between diet and acne because
certain individuals can eat specific foods and get acne while others eat the
same foods and don’t, these doctors have failed to realize that there are
several factors involved in the formation and aggravation of acne and diet is
only ONE of them.
The Final Verdict On The Acne Diet Connection: How To
Finally Overcome Your Acne Challenge
Acne is a complex condition that is
triggered by several underlying factors. The only way to neutralize your acne
condition is to tackle all these acne-contributing factors-holistically. Since
the wrong diet is only one of these acne-triggering factors, in most cases no
special diet can cure acne.
There is a however, a tight connection
between diet and acne formation. Dietary factors can trigger and aggravate your
existing acne. Avoiding the wrong foods such as milk, sugar and hydrogenated
oils, and eating cleansing and hormonal balancing foods such as green leafy
vegetables and essential fatty acids, can help your skin heal itself from the
inside out and dramatically reduce your acne symptoms.
There are also
several important dietary principals that you must understand and follow if you
ever want to cure your acne for good.
Taking responsibility over your
body and adhering to these dietary principals along with taking the necessary
steps to tackle all acne contributing factors, holistically, will not only cure
your acne permanently and give you the flawless acne free skin you deserve,
following these principals will also significantly improve your overall health,
mental well-being, look and feel.
Mike Walden is a certified
nutritionist, independent medical researcher, natural health consultant and
author of the #1 best-selling e-book, “Acne No More- Open The Door To An Acne
Free Life.” Mike has written dozens of holistic health articles and has been
featured in ezines and print magazines, as well as on hundreds of websites
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