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  1. Dreadful. David was a kind and generous...

    Dreadful.

    David was a kind and generous gentleman.
  2. Thread: Iodine

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    Iodine

    I know many have cold hands/feet and feel this plays some role in their flushing. I've dabbled with vasodilators in the past - gingko etc - to see if one could improve peripheral circulation without...
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    Quite a number of recent studies that suggest...

    Quite a number of recent studies that suggest that being fat promotes inflammation and that fat folk are more susceptible to inflammatory diseases. Imagine strolling about with a reservoir of Coke...
  4. Transmission of Rosacea from the Graft in Facial Allotransplantation

    A year ago David's blog brought to light an intriguing story that raised some interesting questions:

    http://rosacea-support.org/face-transplant-recipient-gets-donors-rosacea.html#comments

    Some...
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    Hey Shantelle It's increasingly thought that...

    Hey Shantelle

    It's increasingly thought that those eating diets high in fat and protein and low in carbs and processed foods (perhaps like Dave) simply do not experience wildly fluctuating blood...
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    Seemed like a reasonable place for this. Stress,...

    Seemed like a reasonable place for this. Stress, bacterial balance and immunity:

    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/219725.php
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    Hey David Sorry to hear of your troubles. What...

    Hey David

    Sorry to hear of your troubles. What about suggesting to the derm that you go for an even lower dose of isotretinoin...5 mg every other day or every third day, perhaps?

    Isotretinoin...
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    If you look about you'll quickly gather that...

    If you look about you'll quickly gather that 'paleo' encompasses lots of strands of thought/ is a broad church. Not being (much of) a nutjob - and looking for an easy ride - I tend to go with the...
  9. Thread: Steak n Rosacea

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    smile: I always go with rare steaks BTW and...

    smile: I always go with rare steaks BTW and they're never a problem for me...Your diet of pasta and pizza etc etc would kill me though.
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    An interesting insight into caffeine... ...

    An interesting insight into caffeine...

    http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/caffeine.shtml

    Intriguing stuff, though his enthusiasm rather gets the better of him sometimes..

    Coffee inhibits...
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    Best advice for avoiding carbs is to avoid carbs....

    Best advice for avoiding carbs is to avoid carbs.

    I've been doing a broadly paleo diet of late - no grains, some starches, but, all in, effectively low carb - and after a spell you kind of lose...
  12. Thread: Steak n Rosacea

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    Certainly wouldn't avoid proteins, Denny! That...

    Certainly wouldn't avoid proteins, Denny!
    That flush could be down to any number of things. You might perhaps try a rare steak again - perhaps as part of a not overly large meal, alongside foods...
  13. Thread: Best cleanser?

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    Thanks, Bella.hi: I have it on good authority...

    Thanks, Bella.hi:

    I have it on good authority that you don't have to cleanse every single day either..shock: Though that authority is a non-makeup wearer (weekdays at least).
  14. My thoughts are the same as they were a year ago:...

    My thoughts are the same as they were a year ago: very likely worth investigating wink1: especially for those with sun sensitivity issues and perhaps those - given the info you've provided here -...
  15. Thread: Best cleanser?

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    Warm water. If that's not enough for makeup...

    Warm water. If that's not enough for makeup removal, use a small amount of a benign oil - coconut, jojoba - to help things along.
  16. Sorry. My mistake. I was in a rush. Yeh, Gingko...

    Sorry. My mistake. I was in a rush. Yeh, Gingko might possibly be helpful. Niacin - at the levels that will cause flushing - I think not.
  17. Nope.laugh: Gingko possibly, but I would be a...

    Nope.laugh:

    Gingko possibly, but I would be a good deal less sanguine about niacin.
  18. Thread: morning vs night

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    Wikipedia should be sufficient for that.. The...

    Wikipedia should be sufficient for that..

    The thing, I suppose, is to experiment.
    Anyhow, exercising in the morning makes sense for additional reasons: you're (theroretically) less likely to...
  19. Question: is a robust, vigorous circulation a...

    Question: is a robust, vigorous circulation a good thing? Is it a mark of good health?

    Answer: yes

    Question: is a problematic condition, an affliction, a disease likely to get better in a...
  20. Thread: morning vs night

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    Evening flushing/redness is a bugger, yet getting...

    Evening flushing/redness is a bugger, yet getting on top of the rosacea per se will (naturally) help with it.

    Specific to the problem, in addition to what you have suggested, you might also try...
  21. Thread: morning vs night

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    You may find some of the responses at the tail...

    You may find some of the responses at the tail end of this thread somewhat illuminating:

    http://www.rosaceagroup.org/The_Rosacea_Forum/showthread.php?19213-Flushing-Triggers-Time-delay

    Re your...
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    Not all fats are equal. Many used in the fast...

    Not all fats are equal. Many used in the fast food industry are viciously inflammatory.
    The contention is that fats per se are damaging. I'm currently experimenting with a very high fat diet. A week...
  23. Turn it on when in the dark and if the lighted...

    Turn it on when in the dark and if the lighted covers that area of the face that you want it to then hooray, but if it doesn't you'll need either, a larger single unit (britebok or similar); two...
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    In addition to the screen, two other things are...

    In addition to the screen, two other things are at often at work, colluding to make your life a misery, when you're sat in front of the screen;

    - inactivity for prolonged periods seems to lead to...
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    Elixa 84 bulb arrays (2 red; 2 infrared) After...

    Elixa 84 bulb arrays (2 red; 2 infrared)
    After starting off much further away, arrays about an inch from the face. 15min-30 mins a day, pretty much, but never anal about duration.
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