allergen-specific IgE blood testing (previously
referred to as RAST or ImmunoCap testing). This is
the most accurate testing on the market and will help
to identify potential food allergens playing a role in
the inflammation of the skin and body.
Dairy. Casein is one of the primary proteins found
in all animal sources of dairy, and a specific type of
casein, alpha s1 casein, has been identified as a major
allergen. 7-8 Although both goat’s and sheep’s milk
contain a similar type of casein, there is anecdotal
evidence that replacing cow’s milk (and their
by-products) with goat or sheep’s milk in the diet is
a hypoallergenic option, with marked improvement
in eczema, digestive disorders, asthma as well as
other inflammatory conditions, including acne. 9-10
With casein also being a large molecule protein that
is difficult to digest, our bodies could potentially
DIET AND ACNE
o Eliminate dairy.
o Consume and apply plant-based DHT blockers.
o Try to steer clear of synthetic multivitamins.
o Megadose on superfoods to fill in the nutrient
gaps, specifically focusing on fruits and
vegetables high in fiber, zinc and antioxidants
that support digestion, microbiome and
hormonal balance to support our skin’s health.
o Eliminate inflammatory foods such animal
proteins, and food allergens like gluten and
o Take probiotics.
o Feed probiotics with pre-biotic food so that
they stay alive in the gut and repopulate.
Some great sources of prebiotics are
flaxseeds, Jerusalem artichokes, seaweed and
FOR LESS ACNE
not break down this protein, destroying our gut
lining and allowing these proteins to enter the blood
stream. This can lead to more inflammation of the
body as our immune system attacks these proteins.
Animal protein. Eliminating animal proteins
(with the exception of wild-caught fish due to the
healthy, anti-inflammatory fats they naturally
contain) will go a long way toward lowering
inflammatory levels in the body. There are many
clinical studies pointing to animal proteins being
a serious culprit in negatively influencing the
inflammatory response of the body. All of the amino
acids, nutrients and proteins found in meat can be
obtained from plant-based, complete protein sources
such as peas, black beans and hemp seeds.
are a serious
culprit in negatively
influencing the body’s