First of all, I read a lot of threads and articles on T-Nation, but really don’t post often, so I apologize in advance if this is the wrong section for my question.
I’ve recently read the ‘‘The Green Faces Diet’’ article which mentionned that we might not be aware of certain allergies we have because were so used to eating certain foods. One of the sypmtoms the article mentionned was acne.
I’ve had light-medium acne (back mostly) since I was maybe 15 (I’m 20 and a half now). At first I thought it was the hormones kicking in, but I stopped drinking milk for a while and it seemed to have improved quite a lot. I’m thinking other diaries product such as cheese and yougourts are the cause of it as well. This is really too bad because I got a lot of my calories in with these foods.
So while this is still a theory and I’m not 100% that milk is the cause of my acne, I’d like to just eat veggies / lean meats / eggs for a month and see if I notice dramatic changes, if not then I’ll go back to the milk.
Now my main concern is that milk, cheese, etc… are awesome sources of calcium and other vitamins and I’m wondering where I’ll get the calcium if I stop consumming those products. I read that brocolli and almonds were a decent source, but will it make up for the non-existence of milk?
Also I tried lactose free milk and it didnt help at all, so that’s not an option. I’m also not a big fan of supplements, so if anyone knows foods that I could add to this diet that would help me reach my calcium and vitamin needs, please let me know.