I typically avoid dairy at all costs because it flares up my cystic acne, but I was wondering if there are certain cheeses that might be the least likely to trigger acne.
I've seen people who avoid milk because it causes acne for them, with the exception being raw milk, which for some reason they are able to handle without it resulting in acne.
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on February 03, 2015
at 04:44 AM
In my experience with dairy I've noticed I have tolerated raw goat cheese the best particularly the fresh stuff (have no experience with the raw aged). I remember eating 1 lb of the raw stuff in one sitting with no fiber and I never had constipation or acne aftwerards and I am very meticulous with documenting my reactions to acne causing foods. Had I consumed that much pasteurized cheese with no fiber I would have had serious constipation issues and guaranteed inflammed zits within the following weeks.
I believe the enzymes in fresh cheese really are a big factor in how well your body handles dairy in general from my own experience Raw Grass Fed Home Made Milk Kefir utilizing grass fed kefir grains was the only real cure all for my stubborn consistent acne problem, taking 1/4 cup twice daily allowed me to eat acne causing foods (honey, chocolate, anti-paleo pastries) without breaking out. In one month it even gave me better results than taking accutane for 1 year.
Here's the link to the same great quality kefir grains that gave me results.
I also recommend making the raw kefir cheese as an acne free option; recipe displayed in the free ebook the order, just don't eat too much or you can get serious constipation.
And interestingly enough Chris Kresser's most popular acne post is a transcription of and including the podcast where he describes how the dermatologists Stokes and Pillsbury who came up with a theory over 100 years ago of how the cure for acne is Lactobacillus Acidophilus were pioneers far ahead of their time.
Lactobacillus Acidophilus is a significant strain in raw grass fed milk kefir
on May 28, 2012
at 11:49 PM
have you tires goat or ew cheese ?
on May 28, 2012
at 08:56 PM
I have food-triggered acne, but I've found it to be triggered by grains, nuts, and fruits in my own case. However, if I were you I'd try SCD-legal raw cheeses. My guess is that you'll find that the harder and longer aged the better.
on May 29, 2012
at 01:16 AM
Sucks, doesn't it? I can't eat cow's dairy, either, or I break out in huge cysts all over my face. I find that all forms of goat dairy are easy on my skin and have been eating it consistently for over a year now without an acne flare-up. (I noted the duration because it usually takes up to two weeks for the cysts to develop after I consume cow's dairy products, but I realize everyone is different.) Goat yoghurt and goat cheese are also safe for my sensitive tummy, too. :)