As I wrote before, my acne is caused by milk. While I sometimes get very very very small furuncles (which i haven't been able to track down to a cause yet), I just need to east a bit of dairy to get several nasty furuncles and sometimes even nasty pimples. No doubt, milk caused my acne, which I can say with certainty after being dairy-free for quite some time now.
Now I wanted to see if raw dairy (from non-pasteurized milk) makes a difference, as I read something to that effect. I got some really nice raw-milk "Bergkäse" cheese, and ate a nice piece of it.
And what can I say about raw-milk dairy, after a sample size of 1?
No acne. None whatsoever. And the Bergkäse was really nice.
The bad and ugly:
I ate the cheese at 10 in the morning and about half an hour later I got a rather low blood sugar: All the symptoms like "that jittery feeling", and the confirmation by several measurements of blood sugar (blood glucose) during the day. Eating some glucose, and then some more didn't help much. And then some potatoes, and then some more. I was jittery to some degree all day. And had (slighter) problems with blood sugar for some days.
I need to try this experiment again, in some weeks, to see if this is not some random fluke.
At least for now, and for me, it seems that (pasteurized) milk is able to provoke an immune reaction (in the form of acne) in my body – this could provide an plausible mechanism for some autoimmune conditions.
And it seems possible (for now) that milk fucks up the insulin/blood sugar regulation of my body – something I need to confirm† or rule out‡. Next time
Update: Just one short update, a second try with raw-milk cheese, and I did not get any noticeable bad health results. Let's see.
† Confirmation that milk fucks up insulin/glucose regulation would be really really cool, as it would provide an mechanism for some of the diseases we see – say: obesity, "metabolic syndrome", T1DM and T2DM (type 1/2 diabetes mellitus)
‡ Ruling out negative health effects (for me) of raw milk would be really really cool, as I could eat cheese again, in the form of raw milk cheese.
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