My family and I just ate some steamed organic (yeh, not pastured, but still better than nothing) chicken together, which rarely happens now since they're not paleo. Immediately after the meal, I can already feel acne and itch flaring up, a feeling which I'm really used to since I have dealt with acne all my life. I remember when I used to eat SAD grains and rice, my face would itch like crazy even during eating. That's how I figured my acne is diet-related. Same thing happened a couple of weeks ago, when I ate some pork and also some chicken, both organic.
Basically, I thought my acne was caused by elevated blood sugar level initiated by grains and rice and such. Does poultry do that too, or am I missing something? I was on a no-grain "conventional nutrition" diet before I turned paleo, and I ate TONS of chicken back then, pretty much the only meat I ate, and got absolutely no acne. This really limits my options now. Does that mean grassfed beef is the only meat I can eat safely? I'm also confused as to why chicken becomes a cause now. My current diet consists of mainly three things:
meat (95% of the time grassfed beef, with occasional poultry, I'm hunting for pastured ones, it's discouraging when even organic ones cause acne. I don't think pastured would be THAT much different.)
random vegetables (I'm pretty sure they are not the cause of my acne, I even tried just eating the same thing for one week and nothing bad happened.)
pastured butter (For fats. I'm a bit suspicious of butter, but I would be still clear if I stay on these three things strictly. I don't think butter in conjunction with poultry causes acne, because one time I ate chicken without butter, and still got acne immediately after. I don't know, maybe I'm missing something.)
Whenever number one is any meat besides grassfed beef, I get acne. I find this really strange. Is it the toxins poultry contain? If it is, then how come it didn't affect me when I was on the no-grain diet? Or am I missing something?