Dairy is considered a major cause of the acne epidemic and other more serious chronic diseases in the Western world due to the “abuse” of the mammalian postnatal signaling system by widespread cow milk consumption.
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Here’s the latest update published 2011. Evidence for the acne promoting effects of milk, Though acne is an epidemic skin disease in western countries, afflicting more than 85% of adolescents, acne is absent in non-western populations which do not consume milk and dairy products. They go on to review all the studies which I’ve already talked about.
By million years of evolution, they conclude, the growth signaling system of mammalian milk is exclusively and physiologically provided to the newborn only during the nursing period. The chronic ‘abuse’ of this mammalian postnatal signaling system by widespread cow milk and dairy consumption in humans of industrialized societies has been proposed to be the major cause of the acne epidemic and the more serious chronic western diseases. There’s lots of diseases associated with unrestricted growth. So what should we do?
There are two solutions to this problem: the restriction of milk protein consumption or we somehow engineer milk that doesn’t have these effects. Either way, Both, restriction of milk consumption or the generation of less insulin affecting milk will have an enormous impact on the prevention of epidemic western diseases like obesity, diabetes mellitus, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and acne.
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This video concludes my three-part series on the latest on this topic. Make sure to check out my last video and National Dairy Council on Acne and Milk from the day before. Acne & Cancer Connection is another video along these lines. And if you're interested in other topics, there are hundreds of other videos on more than a thousand subjects.