Following a diet with low or moderate amounts of carbohydrate not only helps keep a balanced weight but also may improve acne. “Theoretically, people with acne may have hyperinsulinemia and foods that are low in the glycemic index (GI) may contribute to the hormonal control of acne,” said Alan R. Shalita, the chairman of the department of dermatology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York, adding that few studies conducted on this topic have revealed controversial results.
Hyperinsulinemia, or failure of the Blood Sugar Control System (BSCS), is characterized by excessive blood levels of insulin. Following a low carbohydrate diet may lower insulin release and help control blood sugar levels. “I would encourage patients with acne to moderate the amount of carbs that they eat and not to overdo dairy,” Shalita recommended according to the WebMD report, stressing that dairy products may contribute to acne.
By Jennipher Walters
The Paleo Diet has been called the caveman (or cavewoman diet, in this case) diet with good reason: it’s based on the diet that our primal ancestors lived on back before wheat was harvested and there was a McDonald’s in every town. While there are definitely cons to the Paelo Diet, there are also some health benefits to eating like humans did 10,000 years ago. Below are some benefits!
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The Cancer Research medical journal has found that a low carbohydrate, high protein diet slows tumor growth and prevents cancer from starting.
Scientists from the BC Cancer Research Center in Canada gave one group of mice a traditional western diet that is typically high in carbohydrates and low in protein and the other group of mice a diet that was low in carbs and high in protein.
They found that animal tumors grew quicker on a western high carbohydrate diet. Additionally, those on the low carb, high protein diet had lower blood glucose, insulin and lactate levels. Continue reading
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