One of my favorite questions to ask my prospective employees is, “If you could do anything you want, all day every day for the rest of your life and not have to worry about money, what would you do?”
And that’s how I learned of Dr. Sandra Lee, aka Dr. Pimple Popper. I was interviewing a young lady who needed a part-time job to help pay for college.
She responded, “I want to be a dermatologist like Dr. Pimple Popper,” enthusiastically describing her addiction to the doctor’s Instagram account.
“Fascinating!” I told her.
I didn’t tell her I‘d never seen any of Dr. Lee’s famous videos or TLC episodes. I’m still not ready for that!
But I appreciate anyone who shamelessly pursues their passion, even if it involves popping zits. I hired her and encouraged her to pursue her dreams.
And I expect, as long as her practice is in the United States or any country where dairy products are menu regulars, she’ll have as many patients as she can handle. That’s an unfortunate reality that shouldn’t be ignored. Why?
In three NutritionFacts videos, Dr. Michael Greger paints a clear picture of the undeniable connection between dairy consumption, pimples and cancer.
In Acne Cancer Connection, he observes “… [T]he evidence suggests that dairy-sourced hormones… may be the source of the steroid sex hormones that drive acne, prostate, and breast cancer,” and continues “This is the most promising unifying hypothesis… to explain the cause of… conditions that blemish, scar, shorten, and take the lives of millions.”
In The Acne Promoting Effects of Milk, he says, “… restriction of milk consumption…] milk will have an enormous impact on… epidemic western diseases like obesity, diabetes mellitus, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and acne.”
“… [I]f you … eat lots of dairy after a prostate cancer diagnosis, you may suffer ‘a 76-percent higher risk of death overall” and a ‘141-percent [increased] risk of’ dying specifically from your cancer.”
Taken all together, these studies make a very strong case that increased milk consumption leads to increased acne — and even worse, an increased risk of cancer growth.
And my employee who dreams of becoming a dermatologist?
I hope that as a doctor, she’ll encourage her patients to stay away from dairy. Not only so they’ll enjoy clear, glowing skin, but so they’ll enjoy the incredible life-saving benefits of plant-based eating!