Have you been diagnosed with Rosacea? Do you want to find a way to put an end to all of the embarrassing Rosacea flare ups and stop your face flushing bright red? But are you scared to carry on using prescription medications? Maybe you should be! The newspapers report almost daily about the pharmaceutical companies being sued and prescriptions being removed from the shelves. Perhaps it is time to start looking for some natural Rosacea treatments and advice on how to remove your trigger for Rosacea from your daily life. You should read this article now.
Natural Rosacea Treatments – Menu Mistakes
There are a number of things that we all consume in our daily diets that we just take for granted. Foods that we have been brought up to believe are inherently good for us, and that unless we over consume them, will have nothing but beneficial effects. But we were wrong!
You see, our favorite, everyday staples, meat and dairy can both wreak havoc amongst Rosacea patients.
Both of these foods share some common components, in particular a sugar molecule called Neu5Gc, which is a type of glycan. This molecule is sometimes referred to as a sialic acid.
So why is this molecule with an instantly forgettable name so important to Rosacea sufferers?
Well, the livestock which the meat and dairy produce comes from produce this sugar molecule as a part of their normal metabolic function. Unfortunately, Neu5Gc isn’t naturally produced by humans. So when we consume dairy products and meat we are ingesting large amounts of a substance that the body see’s as alien. It’s response is to develop anti-Neu5Gc antibodies to seek out and destroy the invader.
This can then trigger a massive immune response leading to chronic inflammation and another Rosacea flare up.
This could also be one of the reasons that dairy is one of the three food groups most likely to cause an allergic reaction amongst the general population.
In addition to Neu5Gc, meat also contains a high concentration of a compound called Tyramine. Tyramine, a mono-amine is a histamine like substance which has been shown to dilate blood vessels, encouraging blood flow close to the surface of the skin. This then presents as the red face and flushing that we all know so well.
There is also reason to believe that many Rosacea patients are also suffering from a reaction to the food additives, such as nitrates and nitrites, which food manufacturers often include in meat products.
Meat products that are known to contain these additives include luncheon meats, hot dogs, smoked ham and our breakfast favorite, bacon.
So when you are looking for natural Rosacea treatments, try to keep in mind that many Rosacea cures rely not on a magic substance that you put into your body, but what harmful substances you leave out!