Lisa is a qualified Nutritional Therapist. She has been practising nutrition for 12 years across a broad spectrum of health conditions. She has a special interest in Rosacea, and her research, together with experience, led to the writing of her thesis entitled “The Nutritional Management of Rosacea”.
I have decided to write an article about Rosacea and Food because almost every I meet who has Rosacea knows there is some connection with the food they eat.
This is true! Foods do affect the inflammatory response and therefore Rosacea.
The difficulty is in identifying which foods are contributing to the progression of Rosacea.
There are four stages of Rosacea, and continuing to eat the wrong foods for your particular case, will increase the likelihood of moving up through the stages of Rosacea.
Not everyone with Rosacea has the same food sensitivities.
Some people with Rosacea react to spicy foods, while others don’t. Some react to citrus fruits while others don’t.
These are ordinarily immediate reactions and the person is able to identify the culprit fairly quickly.
However, there is one kind of food sensitivity that does not produce an immediate reaction, and this makes it difficult for the Rosacea sufferer to identify which foods are their enemies.
The most common foods, in my experience, to be problematic for the Rosacea sufferers are cow’s milk products and gluten grains. This also goes for those who do not have Rosacea; these two food groups are the most problematic in other people, with different conditions/symptoms, too. This is because cow’s milk promotes inflammation and gluten is very difficult for humans to digest. Gluten is a sticky substance that can compromise the protective lining of the intestines and cause a multitude of symptoms and illnesses.
Unfortunately, and in the majority of cases of Rosacea, there are additional foods they have become sensitive to that can only be identified by laboratory testing. This is often one of the first steps I take on a Nutritional Therapy Programme to control Rosacea. It is a simple test with fairly quick results and much information about the individual case can be determined by the results. It also identifies exactly which foods that individual needs to avoid, which is an extremely valuable step on the road to controlling Rosacea.
Nutritional Therapy addresses the individual as a whole person, and in combination with IPL which addresses the vessels themselves, we at the Pulse Light Clinic have a Unique and winning solution to flushing and broken capillaries. Call today to book your free Rosacea IPL consultation on 020 7523 5158 and contact our Nutritional Therapist direct on [email protected]