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The experts admit: diet can affect acne!

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In Fascinating Health Secrets, which I wrote in the early-to-mid 1990s, I discussed how diet can affect acne, with some factors improving it, and others worsening it. At that time, experts rejected the connection between diet and acne, but now they admit it does (& more evidence).

This is one of the many examples of how I was far ahead of the so-called experts, who acquire their misinformation from professors who also imbued them with intellectual arrogance that blinded them to what many millions of people without MD degrees had concluded: diet does indeed affect acne. Years before med school, I noticed the diet-acne connection, along with just about everyone else who had acne and was awake!

I arrived at other, much less obvious, conclusions years before experts put 2 and 2 together, but this acne-food connection was glaringly apparent. Why didn't the experts see it? As I alluded to above, I think higher education too often makes students too impressed with what they learn, and it often deprives them of critical thinking skills that might help them differentiate fact from fiction.

UPDATE 2-20-2013: Even more substantiation: High Glycemic Index Foods and Dairy Products Linked to Acne based on Acne: The Role of Medical Nutrition Therapy.

UPDATE 3-22-2013: When removing the uterus, leave the ovaries: study Excerpt: “Though it's been common practice during hysterectomy to remove a woman's ovaries, a new study suggests there may be benefits in leaving them intact.” Comment: I said that decades ago.

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