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Reasons for rosacea

Published: Wed March 20, 2013
Categories: Top 5 Advice
Tags: Blog, Fiona Tuck, red, red cheeks and nose, red flushing, red reaction, Top 5, Top 5 Reasons for Roseaca

Studies show that people with Rosacea not only have low stomach acid but low pancreatic enzymes and/or the presence of Heliobacter pylori in the stomach. This can also lead to poor digestion and absorption of nutrients as well as the over growth of unfriendly micro-organisms in the gut. These conditions can be successfully treated by medications and supplementation.  However, as I explained in my Myth Minx Blog on Tuesday (Hyperlink to article) you can reason with the red reaction of Rosacea. Here is how: 1. Avoid Acids. Acidic foods such as red meat, garlic, onions, spicy foods as well as alcohol and coffee, which will further aggravate the inflammatory response in the gut and skin. . 2. Cool as a cucumber & Co? Eat Foods that are cooling such as cucumber apples, bananas, pears, melon, lettuce, celery and natural yogurt and take a gut flora supplement to rebalance gut flora. This in turn aids with strengthening the immune system, vital for keeping inflammation at bay. A tasty treatment too! 3. Reason with Red? Two reds never make a right – so don’t get angry. Communicate with your skins shade J Many suffers of the dreaded “flush and blush” have been found to suffer from some conditions that may look similar to rosacea such as adult acne, dermatitis, lupus, latrogenic rosacea (topical steroid induced) and vitamin B3 and vitamin C deficiencies. For this reason careful analysis of the skin, diet and lifestyle is essential to determine the exact causes and treatment for red or inflamed skin. 4. Topical & Tropical: application of soothing and anti-oxidant ingredients such as raspberry, goji berries, cucumber and Canadian Willowherb are extremely beneficial. Also look to use products daily that contain vitamin B3, vitamin C and antioxidants. 5. No Vitamin Redundancy: When vitamins can’t be digested and get made redundant by your skin, the reaction is what makes your skin react with the redness. B deficiency may be linked to redness across the cheeks and nasolabial folds. Vitamin B is required on a daily basis for general health, enzyme reactions and a healthy nervous system. Chronic stress, poor diet and certain medications such as the contraceptive pill can increase the body’s requirements for vitamin B.  Foods rich in vitamin B include whole grains, egg yolks, broccoli, nuts, green leafy vegetables, avocados and spirulina. Vitamin C deficiency can lead to dilated and weakened capillaries across the nose and cheeks. Cigarette smoking, alcohol, coffee and a poor diet will aggravate the condition further. Enjoyed this article? Read our other Top 5’s by clicking here. 

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