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A question for those who follow Peat...

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 30, 2012 at 3:06 AM

I've been following Ray Peat's advice pretty closely the past 2 weeks due to thyroid issues and am feeling a lot better. Staples include orange juice, 2% milk, eggs, some cheese, shellfish, some beef, potatoes, etc. Also will throw in some starches like white rice and sweet potatoes.

One thing I've noticed though is my face is producing wayyyy more oil than usual. I usually have pretty dry skin, so it's not the worst thing in the world. It's very noticeabley oiler though, especially forehead and "T-zone" on the face. Does anyone have any ideas to what this could be?

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on May 01, 2012
at 03:55 PM

I did get zits at the start with orange juice, but I managed to keep that under control with retinol too.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on May 01, 2012
at 03:55 PM

I second Cliff's retinol story. I was prepared for it, so I drank my milk with some liver, and didn't have any zits. And I'm quite prone to acne. The funny thing is that I have zero zits now, on Peats diet, while I used to have 1-2 small ones on low-carb paleo if I didn't supplement like crazy. Still got mild lupus. I think progesterone cream might help with that.

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

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on April 04, 2012
at 09:14 PM

Dragonfly -of all farm products, local raw goats milk is the closest to my house!! Hooray! Next time I go for the milk, I will try that! Sounds gross, but I really hate all the food I eat anyway, so why not!

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on April 04, 2012
at 07:57 PM

I think raw milk would be good to try. I have no problems with my raw goats milk.

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on April 04, 2012
at 06:17 AM

Cliff, what do you consider enough vitamin A, and what are the best sources? For me 150 g plus veal liver per week seems insufficient - I have acne all over after adding tons of diary and fruit.

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

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on April 02, 2012
at 07:23 PM

Cliff -I am considering trying the liquid milk again at some point, and combining it with careful supplementation of Vitamin A.

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on April 02, 2012
at 01:00 PM

Liquid milk gave me the most horrible acne ever before making sure to get enough vitamin A. Now my skin is clear as it can be.

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on April 02, 2012
at 12:59 PM

You might need some additional vitamin A(do you eat liver?). Be careful with the 2% milk if its supplemented, it contains nasty emulsifiers.

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

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on March 30, 2012
at 08:18 PM

Eric -I think this is pretty Peat diet specific. I think Mike should leave it. After all -his skin didn't get upset until he started eating this way.

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on March 30, 2012
at 06:34 AM

Perhaps change the title to oily skin or oily face. Best Wishes

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F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

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on March 30, 2012
at 07:53 PM

I know I have heard this discussed, but after TONS of reading and podcasts, it all gets blurry. Its something to do with the increased milk/calcium speeding your metabolism up and burning through your vitamin A -or something like that. Watch Josh Rubins Videos and I think a good explanation is there. Maybe its one of the milk videos. I broke out like a greasy teen when I started eating Peat style. Finally I just gave up on the bulk of the liquid milk (still do cheese and cream in the coffee) and my skin went back to clear and awesome. I wasn't adding vitamin A (liver or supplement) at the time, so I am not sure if that whole theory works out.

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

(4090)

on April 02, 2012
at 07:23 PM

Cliff -I am considering trying the liquid milk again at some point, and combining it with careful supplementation of Vitamin A.

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on April 02, 2012
at 01:00 PM

Liquid milk gave me the most horrible acne ever before making sure to get enough vitamin A. Now my skin is clear as it can be.

1a8287e347615e85e0cbf6930795cfcb

(439)

on April 04, 2012
at 06:17 AM

Cliff, what do you consider enough vitamin A, and what are the best sources? For me 150 g plus veal liver per week seems insufficient - I have acne all over after adding tons of diary and fruit.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on April 04, 2012
at 07:57 PM

I think raw milk would be good to try. I have no problems with my raw goats milk.

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

(4090)

on April 04, 2012
at 09:14 PM

Dragonfly -of all farm products, local raw goats milk is the closest to my house!! Hooray! Next time I go for the milk, I will try that! Sounds gross, but I really hate all the food I eat anyway, so why not!

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on May 01, 2012
at 03:55 PM

I did get zits at the start with orange juice, but I managed to keep that under control with retinol too.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on May 01, 2012
at 03:55 PM

I second Cliff's retinol story. I was prepared for it, so I drank my milk with some liver, and didn't have any zits. And I'm quite prone to acne. The funny thing is that I have zero zits now, on Peats diet, while I used to have 1-2 small ones on low-carb paleo if I didn't supplement like crazy. Still got mild lupus. I think progesterone cream might help with that.

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