Can Rosacea Be Healed?
Mickey asks, “Can you briefly discuss rosacea? Are there any natural cures? Can eliminating anything help? Is it hormonal or autoimmune? I refuse to take any more antibiotics for this! Dr. is not giving answers, just prescriptions.”
Well, Mickey, the doctor isn’t saying anything because there’s nothing he/she can say.
First, the so-called “Standard of Care” decrees antibiotics for rosacea, so antibiotics it will be. Or sometimes steroids. Neither of which provides a real fix.
Second, most of what causes rosacea and most of what can reverse rosacea are outside a doctor’s frame of reference.
Some causes of rosacea
So let’s have a look-see.
• Candida, a fungus that lives in our bodies, rages out of control when you take antibiotics, which an antibiotics-prescribing doctor might not mention. And once out of control, candida stays on the war path until you do something wonderful. Rosacea is but one of its unwelcome gifts.
Since candida lives on yeast and sugar, ditching grains and carbs from your diet helps, although the candida usually just bides its time waiting for another opportunity to run amok.
Adding a solid vitamin/mineral program to the low-carb diet (which is what you should eat in any case) kayos candida. But it can’t be a vitamin here and another there. I discuss the specifics in my e-book, Pep for the Pooped. Once I learned how the pieces fit together, I got rid of candida overgrowth for good.
• Health enemy #1, at least in the U.S., is fluoride. Of course, it causes rosacea! Why not? It causes most everything else that’s bad. Just because they put it in baby formula, Coca Cola, Nestle’s bottled water, toothpaste, etc. doesn’t mean they should. It’s about the money, honey.
Fluoride-based antibiotics, such as Cipro, whack you twice to make sure you go down.
• Low stomach acid causes rosacea. Low stomach acid is very, very common, especially once your fortieth birthday shows up in the rearview mirror, while high stomach acid is quite rare-but they have the same symptoms.
Studies aside, medicine insists heartburn, GERD, and the like always mean high stomach acid, so here come the antacids to lower your stomach acid further. Which puts you in a real pickle, especially since most prescription antacids are addictive.
But doctors don’t test, so how do you know what’s going on? Low stomach acid makes it impossible to properly digest protein, leading to attention-getting digestive dismay. It may be diagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut syndrome, colitis, Crohn’s, whatever, but no matter the name, think low stomach acid.
Fatty liver disease
• Fatty liver disease, a form of cirrhosis, is epidemic these days. Unless and until you take steps to reverse its downhill plunge, your liver is less and less able to filter out poisons. One possible symptom of an ailing liver is rosacea.
Fortunately, the liver can be healed. At the very least, stop further damage by getting rid of high fructose corn syrup. Avoid HFCS like the plague it is.
Besides giving aid and comfort to your liver, ditching high fructose corn syrup offers an exciting array of benefits. Uric acid levels descend. Triglyceride levels move toward normal. Your kidneys perk up. Your gall bladder says Thank You. And your insulin and leptin shout Hallelujah! And on and on. You have to read a lot of labels to avoid high fructose corn syrup, but you get beaucoup health rewards for your effort.
Path of least resistance
The path of least resistance So there you have four major causes of many health issues, including rosacea.
Disease follows the path of least resistance through our bodies. And since our bodies are different one from another, it’s not possible to predict the cause or the path of any disease as if it were set in stone.
That said, we’re not at the mercy of cruel fate. Our symptoms provide a reliable, trustworthy guide to healing whatever ails us. The big discovery in my journey to health was understanding that symptoms provided the roadmap I needed to get out of the ditch.
Medicine sees symptoms as the enemy and tries to eliminate them, but in reality, symptoms are how your body asks for help.
Learning how to respond to symptoms puts you on the path to healing. So that’s what I teach now. I write about candida, fluoride, low stomach acid, digestive fun-and-games, fatty liver disease, healing the liver, etc., etc., etc. in the Moving to Health program.
God is good,
Copyright by Bette Dowdell. All rights reserved
P.S. Bette Dowdell is not a doctor, nor does she purport to be She’s a patient who’s been studying and successfully handling her own endocrine problems for more than 30 years. She offers introductory teleseminars and an in-depth 12-month subscription program, “Moving to Health” about living well with endocrine issues. She explains how things work-or don’t, discusses what things to avoid as well as the things that help, and she provides a lot of well-researched nutritional information. Subscribe to her free e-zine at Information is power.