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    Hi, I've been having acne lately and I'm thinking it might be to due the butter I'm consuming. I've already cut out all other kinds of dairy (I don't eat cheese, yogurt or heavy cream), but I've been reluctant to cut out butter because I feel like it's such a staple in my diet (I put tons of it on my vegetables). If you cut out dairy, did you also cut out butter? If so, has this helped you with anything?


    Also, if I do choose to cut out butter, what can I use to replace it? I feel like nothing compares to the taste of it and I'm afraid giving it up will mean I won't be able to find other easy sources of fats that taste good.

  • #2
    Try out ghee. Buttery flavor, no milk solids.
    "You can have it all, but how much do you want it?"

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    • #3
      I love virgin coconut oil. It's delicious. Some people don't like it. My brother hates the taste of coconut. Makes a face like a damned toddler. Hampers all my attempts to get him on the right track. Sorry, I'm rambling.
      You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Grumpy Caveman View Post
        I love virgin coconut oil. It's delicious. Some people don't like it. My brother hates the taste of coconut. Makes a face like a damned toddler. Hampers all my attempts to get him on the right track. Sorry, I'm rambling.
        Coconut oil is great! hey do you know where I can buy coconut butter?? ha you think your rambling!!! read my last entry in my journal .. wow.. the things I go on about some days.. :S
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Modern Cave Women View Post
          Coconut oil is great! hey do you know where I can buy coconut butter??
          I don't think there is such a thing. Room temperature virgin coconut oil is kind of buttery.
          You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Grumpy Caveman View Post
            I don't think there is such a thing. Room temperature virgin coconut oil is kind of buttery.
            I'm pretty sure there is .. hmm I 've read on here that people have coconut oil, butter, milk, water, meat etc etc etc .. I'm all coconut confused!
            "If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place." Nora Roberts

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            • #7
              Its more likely that you have one or more vitamin or mineral deficiencies rather than that butter is the cause
              Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.

              Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Grumpy Caveman View Post
                I love virgin coconut oil. It's delicious. Some people don't like it. My brother hates the taste of coconut. Makes a face like a damned toddler. Hampers all my attempts to get him on the right track. Sorry, I'm rambling.
                So tell your brother to use bacon fat! Can't see anybody complain about that. I also find red palm oil to be surprisingly mild flavored, no coconut flavor there.

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                • #9
                  I had to cut out all dairy myself, including butter. If it is the hormones in dairy that cause your skin to break out then it makes sense that butter would be a culprit as the hormones tend to concentrate in the milkfat. Only way to be sure would be to do an elimination.

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                  • #10
                    When I cut out dairy I kept butter in but had awful cravings for dairy, so now I have switched to using ghee. I react so strongly to dairy (digestive problems and insomnia) that I'm sure I'm better off that way anyway. No harm in trying ghee and seeing if that helps. It's easy to make your own if you can't get grassfed ghee where you live.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Modern Cave Women View Post
                      Coconut oil is great! hey do you know where I can buy coconut butter?? ha you think your rambling!!! read my last entry in my journal .. wow.. the things I go on about some days.. :S
                      Simple to make your own. I add coconut oil to get a creamier constituency.
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                      No dairy but still use butter....lots of butter....
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                      • #12
                        No, but I rarely use it anyway (maybe 1-2x a month).
                        "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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                        • #13
                          i just finished one month completely dairy free last night...i'll be having cheese dipped cheese for dinner later.

                          i did cut out butter. i actually asked the same question before i started and got similar recommendations. i stuck to lard and bacon fat as a fat source in cooking, and i think i've grown to like them more than butter. in fact, i think i'm just going to stop avoiding dairy, rather than purposefully add it back into my diet.

                          i wish i had an answer to whether or not it affected me to completely remove dairy...after a month with no dairy and nearly three months without nuts (different personal challenge...totally kicked those cravings too), you know what i've found out? dairy has no effect on me...though i did lose some body fat.
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                          • #14
                            I had been using butter moderately and it seemed to be fine. The other day I ate a chunk of it (about half an ounce) on an empty stomach and ended up with some gurgly uncomfortable stomach stuff, so I think I'll stick to using smallish amounts for cooking.
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                            • #15
                              I recently broke up with dairy and have cut out butter. I use leftover bacon fat/grease and coconut oil.

                              Coconut oil and coconut butter are 2 totally different critters. For cooking and garnishing, you'll want coconut oil. Coconut butter is more of a treat than an actual food.
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