This post is very much a continuation of an earlier subject: I mentioned a couple of months ago that I had found a link between my bad skin breakouts and drinking milk. No milky, no breakouts. If you want to read more about that then the first post is here. Please do read it (it opens in another window so you can easily switch back) and have a look at the comments, too. There were some very interesting additions made, including some good “milk substitution” suggestions.
I won’t repeat history here – again, read the first post to catch up – but I’ll give a brief summary of my findings. In August last year I dramatically increased my milk intake, having porridge every morning and a glass of milk most nights. I didn’t see a link between this and my skin until December, when I cut out milk, and my skin cleared up almost instantly. Now I’m not going to harp on too much about this, because for some people there is absolutely no link, but I hadn’t mentioned the whole debacle on Youtube and so I thought it only fair to make a video about it. I don’t think that it’s quite right to talk about my skincare and skincare “routine” without touching upon the thing that has actually had the most dramatic impact, so the video basically goes through exactly what I cover in the first ever milk/spots post.
A few people voiced concern about cutting out milk and “a whole food group” – milk is not a food group. Milk isn’t the only way to get calcium and, after doing a bit of research and talking to a few people in the know, it doesn’t even seem to be one of the best ways to get calcium. There’s absolutely no problem that I can see, health-wise, in cutting out milk. Protein, calcium, any vitamins in milk can be obtained easily from other sources. I’m starting to become quite sceptical about lots of the “health” advice we’ve traditionally been given in Britain, but that, I suppose, is another story.. Equally, if you have no problems with milk then drink away – as always, what works for me might not work for you, we’re all built differently and I’m not by any means preaching here.
Anyway, I hope that some find this useful. I’m just ecstatic that I worked out what was up with my skin – if you’re at the end of your tether and you’ve tried everything then, well. Giving milk a miss for a bit can’t be too difficult. Sidenote: I still eat loads of greek and pro-biotic yoghurt with absolutely no ill effect. I also eat hard cheeses such as cheddar, but my beloved buffalo mozzarella is a no-no, unfortunately.
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