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    I've altered my diet a little over recent weeks. Following your heads-up about Prof Ayers all those months ago I returned to his site to pick-up what I could/ needed. What a generous fellow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsmoof View Post
    Sorry for all the posts.. here is another thing I read -

    A weakened immune system can lead to over-activity of the sympathetic nervous system leading to sympathetic dysfunction.

    I believe the sympathetic nervous systems plays a role in Rosacea for some and that is why Clonidine can be very helpful as it reduces this activity.
    I think your thought process is commendable mrsmoof its a good try but what if it was much simpler and you were causing the problem yourself.
    Below proves that the body and organ function are initiated by signals and you talk about diet or food when the two are intertwined but the signals never come into the thought process. That is probably taken for granted for most people eat and immediately after its forgot while the bodys working on overdrive processing the signals.

    Woman with bionic arm regains sense of touch.

    This could be the way forward mrsmoof

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    Quote Originally Posted by GJ View Post
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    I've altered my diet a little over recent weeks. Following your heads-up about Prof Ayers all those months ago I returned to his site to pick-up what I could/ needed. What a generous fellow!
    Yes, he is a fountain of information and happily considers any study or new concept offered.
    As you will note he is very adverse to antibiotics, unless they are absolutely needed. After all his methods failed with me, he kindly wrote to my GP offering explanations for my abnormal and at times conflicting blood results ( from a researcher's perspective) and suggested it was time for Dr Stratton's aggressive antibiotic approach.

    He has been out of action with his blog for some months due to personal commitments. I see he is posting again in reply to comments. Perhaps some new articles are on the horizon.
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    Seemed like a reasonable place for this. Stress, bacterial balance and immunity:

    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/219725.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by GJ View Post
    Seemed like a reasonable place for this. Stress, bacterial balance and immunity:

    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/219725.php

    great article.
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    Default Diet & Lifestyle - Rosacea Connection

    Hello!

    I am new to the forum and decided to join after reading some of the posts made me feel less frustrated about my Rosacea condition.

    I am not sure about the whole lifestyle/diet-rosacea connection. I am 34 years old and was diagnosed at 30 with rosacea. I am a vegan (though I do eat fish), work out regularly and don't smoke, so by all instances, I have a very healthy lifestyle.

    As of recently, I got allergy tested and found out I was allergic to everything under the sun, including (by my total surprise) wheat, pecans, and barley. So I decided to take on an elimination diet to see if eliminating wheat, especially, would help reduce my skin flare ups and overall bumps and redness. Wheat is in absolutely EVERYTHING and eliminating it has helped a little. At least, my face doesn't get monstrous flare-ups.

    I have noticed that stress does play a role and I am working on the positive self-talk and breathing. Sounds ridiculous but it's better than the alternative!

    So I figure that with the healthy lifestyle I lead, maybe it has nothing to do with eating crappy or being a couch potato. I'm not ruling out a digestive cause overall, but from my experience, being the picture of health isn't solving my rosacea problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curse_of_the_Celts View Post
    As of recently, I got allergy tested and found out I was allergic to everything under the sun, including (by my total surprise) wheat, pecans, and barley. So I decided to take on an elimination diet to see if eliminating wheat, especially, would help reduce my skin flare ups and overall bumps and redness. Wheat is in absolutely EVERYTHING and eliminating it has helped a little. At least, my face doesn't get monstrous flare-ups.
    Off-topic, but might be for your interest: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/03/health/03well.html

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    Hey OP, I've been taking colostrum and chaga (innonotus obliqus [sp?]) for immune health. Can check 'em out if you want

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curse_of_the_Celts View Post
    Hello!

    I am new to the forum and decided to join after reading some of the posts made me feel less frustrated about my Rosacea condition.

    I am not sure about the whole lifestyle/diet-rosacea connection. I am 34 years old and was diagnosed at 30 with rosacea. I am a vegan (though I do eat fish), work out regularly and don't smoke, so by all instances, I have a very healthy lifestyle.

    As of recently, I got allergy tested and found out I was allergic to everything under the sun, including (by my total surprise) wheat, pecans, and barley. So I decided to take on an elimination diet to see if eliminating wheat, especially, would help reduce my skin flare ups and overall bumps and redness. Wheat is in absolutely EVERYTHING and eliminating it has helped a little. At least, my face doesn't get monstrous flare-ups.

    I have noticed that stress does play a role and I am working on the positive self-talk and breathing. Sounds ridiculous but it's better than the alternative!

    So I figure that with the healthy lifestyle I lead, maybe it has nothing to do with eating crappy or being a couch potato. I'm not ruling out a digestive cause overall, but from my experience, being the picture of health isn't solving my rosacea problem.
    If you have multiple allergies that you expose your body to daily, all the vegetables in the world wont help. Its not that hard to understand why you would get facial rashes if you're allergic to wheat and you've been eating it every day your entire life (maybe an exaggeration but you understand)

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    Hi,

    interesting posts!! I also believe my rosacea, and probably the rosacea of many others, is related to the immune system, and auto-immune problems. I am now hypersensitive (or allergic even) to loads of things, whereas to none before I got rosacea. I believe the vascular inflammation I have, and the histamine related flushing, are all somewhat related to immune problems. To me it just feels my body reponds with inflammation to all 'invaders': pollen, parfume, many foods, chemicals, etc etc. Why this is, I don't know. I am positive that it started around or after I got rosacea at the age of 19. I also have mild colitis, which is also named an auto-immune condition.

    A anti-inflammatory diet helps me to lower the inflammation, but poor diet is not the cause of everything for me.
    My vit. D was checked 2 weeks ago, and it was deficient: 8,9 μg/l, and it should be above 30 in healthy individuals. So I am sunbathing more now, hopefully that will improve my general inflammation as well.

    I am not convinced that leading a healthy lifestyle is the solution for rosacea to be honest. I think it can minimalize the inflammation damage. But I don't think it is touching the cause of it all. Just as this is the case with other auto-immunal inflammatory illnesses, like arthritis or lupus for instance...

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