Healthy Habits are the Solution to Effectively Treating Rosacea

Research states that Rosacea is a type of facial skin inflammation which is triggered by high stress and an overactive immune system.  This in turn causes excessive cortisol which disrupts proper digestion, absorption, and elimination.  It is important to know that allergic immune responses are caused by  inflammatory foods or substances such as Dairy, Gluten, Wheat, Sugar, Alcohol, Coffee, and Nicotine.

Rosacea shows up as a rash, area of red, sensitive, inflamed skin and eyes. This is caused by irritation, allergies, infections, underlying conditions, lymphatic congestion, high stress, blocked pores, or malfunctioning oil glands.  Rosacea is similar to skin rashes, acne, dermatitis, eczema, hives, pityriasis, and psoriasis

4 Subtypes of Rosacea:

  • Facial Redness, flushing, visible blood vessels, sun damage
  • Acne, breakout, sensitivity, genetic factor
  • Swelling, fluid retention (edema), skin thickening around nose with redness developing
  • Ocular Rosacea redness and irritation around eyes

Holistic Research shows there is a direct connection between skin disorders (rosacea, acne, dermatitis, and psoriasis) and inflammatory gastrointestinal tract disorders (IBS, Leaky gut Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis, SIBO).

Root Causes & Symptoms of Rosacea are: pH imbalance (acidity) – Underlying GI inflammation – Leaky Gut – Nutrient Malabsorption of B12, Magnesium & Iron – Low Essential Fatty Acids – Food intolerances – Sinusitis – Itchy Ears – Immune System Issues – Bloating – Gas – Thyroid Conditions – Fatigue – Adrenal exhaustion – Joint Pain – Headaches – Acne – Skin rashes – Hives – Digestive problems – Weight gain – Metabolic Syndrome

My 10 years of experience as a RMT treating Rosacea in myself, female and male clients has helped me to research and practice positive evidence – informed solutions!!

My solution is Healthy Habits such as, regular Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) treatments, Essential Oils, Castor Oil Packs, Dead Sea/Himalyan Sea Salt & Charcoal Baths, Rebounding, Alkaline Pure Water with Lemon/Apple Cider Vinegar, Ketogenic Diet, Essential Fatty Acids (Omegas), Wild Herbs, & Lymphatic Teas.

MLD is an effective treatment for Rosacea and underlying Tummy Problems such as, IBS, constipation, diverticulitis, crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, leaky gut, organ surgery, scar tissue, organ removal, ileo-cecal value dysfunction and other digestive complaints. This full body and abdominal treatment incorporates Castor oil packs.  This means Castor oil is applied to the abdomen with a specific GI Essential Oil Fusion.  The abdomen is then covered with a hand towel, sheet, blanket, and heated thermophore for 25 minutes.  

RMT Homecare: Castor Oil Packs; and Dead Sea, Himalyan Sea Salt & Charcoal Baths with Essential Oil Fusions. Exercise, Yoga, Kundalini, Dance, & Rebounding to drain the Lymph system & increase blood flow throughout the body!

The positive evidence-informed benefits of this integrative RMT approach are: *reduces digestive inflammation in the colon

*drains lymphatic congestion, gas, and bloating

*relieves constipation & maintains regular bowel movements

*improves both lymphatic and vascular circulation

*supports healthy digestion, absorption, and elimination

*increases urination which flushes inflammation and histamines

*cleanses facial sinuses, ears & tissues so that your skin beautifully glows!

*strengthens your immune system which empowers your health!

Drink Alkaline Pure Water as a foundational principle for a healthy lymph and blood system! Our water system is full of liquefied chlorine, fluoride, aluminium sulphate, calcium hydroxide, nitrates, pesticides, lead, arsenic, radium, copper, mercury, cadmium, barium, hormones, and toxic metal salts.  Chemicals are used to kill bacteria and micro-organisms in the water which then kills your gut flora and corrodes your intestines causing tissue breakdown, tearing and inflammation from a highly acidic body.

Also drink a cup of warm pure water with Lemon Juice (or Apple Cider Vinegar) as a powerful detoxer each morning before you eat hydrates your lymph system! It boosts your immune system; balances your pH; helps with your weight loss; clears your skin; aids your digestion; and acts as a gentle natural diuretic!  Also Lymphatic drainage Herbal Teas such as, Fennel, Red Clover, Echinacea, Peppermint, and special Lymphatic System Booster Tea: ½ TSP of Ginger, Fenugreek seeds, Cumin seeds, Coriander seeds, ½ inch peeled fresh ginger boiled in 4-5 cups of water for 5-10 minutes.

Holistic Nutritional research advocates a Ketogenic or Paleo Diet and Lifestyle to effectively treat Rosacea. A Ketogenic or Paleo Diet focuses on eliminating inflammatory foods, ie. Dairy, Gluten, Wheat, Sugar, Alcohol and Coffee.  Traditional North American Diets are inflammatory and are causing serious diseases such as Cancer!  So as we turn to a Ketogenic or Paleo Diet we replace our reliance on carbohydrates or as our fuel and we turn to fats and proteins as our fuel which leans out muscles and decreases inflammation immediately.

The Ketogenic or Paleo Diet uses local, fresh, clean, diversified, and organic foods such as, organic meats, chicken, fish (salmon), walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and organic cruciferous vegetables (squashes, sweet potatoes, zucchini, beets, carrots, broccoli, brussels sprouts, collard greens, purple cabbage, kale, swiss chard, spinach, leafy greens). The Ketogenic Diet eliminates inflammation, bad bacteria and yeast infection (Candidiasis) in your colon often the underlying root causes of Rosacea.

The Ketogenic Diet supports balancing your body through increasing good Omega 3 fats (coconut oil, cold pressed olive oil, coconut butter, coconut milk, avocado oil, flax seed oil). Also decrease inflammation and high histamine with Wild fresh Herbs like turmeric, ginger, garlic, thyme, rosemary, onions, leaks, cumin, coriander, asafoetida, and saffron.  Systemic inflammation in the body strains the blood cleansing and detoxing organs in the body such as, the liver and gallbladder.   Holistic research advocates liver and gallbladder support with Milk Thistle; as well as Adrenal support or Herbal adaptogens at the Health Store

The State of Your Lymph System Represents Your Body’s Immune System

The lymphatic system is the largest circulatory system in the body.  It plays a vital role in digestion, detoxification, and delivery of nutrients.  The lymph starts inside small “lacteals”  which are finger-like projections which run along the intestinal lining.  These “lacteals” absorb and transport nutrients and toxic fats, lipids, undigested proteins like gluten and casein.  When these proteins are not completely broken down along with environmental toxins, pollutants, pesticides, preservatives and heavy metals which all contribute to lymphatic congestion.

The Lymphatic System Drains the Brain and Central Nervous System!

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine discovered “glymphatics” which are meningeal lymphatic vessels which drain neurotoxins (wastes such as, beta-amyloid and protein) from the brain into the cerebral spinal fluid while we are asleep.  Cumulative stress, lack of sleep, and digestive weakness cause glymphatic congestion.  This has been linked to autoimmune conditions, infections, inflammation, cognitive, memory and mood-related disorders.

The RMT application of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Essential Oils offer a safe detoxification process in each session which releases new immune cells into the tissues.  This strengthens immunity and reduces allergies and infections!   This means the body starts to experience an adaptive immune response which builds resistance to colds, flus, habitual strep throat or viral respiratory infections.

5 Causes of Lymphatic Congestion are impacting Aging & Longevity!

Dr. John Douillard articulates five major causes of lymphatic congestion:  Stress, high cortisol, lymphatic congestion, digestive imbalances irritate intestinal villi, and iodine deficiency.  “Iodine helps mitigate the effects of a toxic environment and supports the lymph at the cellular level”.   His research explains how stress manufactures and secretes excess fight, flight, or freeze stress hormones which initially boost energy.  Unfortunately the irritation of the intestinal villi impact lymph flow, detoxification, assimilation, and immunity.  Waste products of these stress hormones are acidic free radicals, which alter the blood and cellular chemistry.

Dr. Douillard believes “it is the ability to detoxify well and eliminate waste efficiently that will determine longevity and optimal health”.

Dr. Douillard practices Ayurvedic Medicine and recommends the following ingredients which are powerful lymphatic detox herbs (Douillard’s LifeSpa: The Miracle of Lymph).

  • Red root
  • Ocotillo bark
  • Stillingia root
  • Astragalus
  • Ginger root