Lady Rosacea’s Kicking Rosacea in the Butt Elimination Diet Plan

Food.

942496_638391989508465_1486505630_n

Years ago I decided to start the Kicking Rosacea in the Butt Elimination Diet (KRBED). I basically researched all the known triggers for rosacea. Thanks to rosacea.org for having such a comprehensive list available. In the trigger lists there are some foods that needed to be defined further. These foods were the High Histamine foods and what Hot/Warm/Cool/Neutral were exactly.

One food on the list that I am still confused about is: Broad-leaf beans and pods.

Due to this confusion years ago and now, I have decided not to eat beans or pods (especially those tasty space pods) for the KRBED.

I am hoping the list that I made will help you decide what to add and subtract from the KRBED. I know that the first time I did KRBED, I ate bananas, eggplant, and spinach. They are all known triggers. Eggplant was by accident since I didn’t print off the rosacea trigger list. Banana I personally chose to keep, since I love to eat them. I thought that there was no way this could be my trigger. At least I thought right for my body.

Spinach on the other hand is a tricky food. It is a known Trigger. It is high in histamine. Spinach is considered a cool food and is anti-inflammatory. It is basically good and bad at the same time. Spinach is the Cat Women of vegetables. This is a decision that is made by you. I know, personally, on my second time partaking in this diet I have decided to not eat spinach (even if I know it is not a trigger).

It isn’t too hard to read the food list, but let me set down some guidelines. Column one that reads “Known Rosacea Triggers”, should be the big NO NO list. These are the foods you should take out of your diet. These are the key foods not to eat in the KRBED. Column 2, which reads “High Histamine Foods”, are all the foods that are high in histamines. These foods are on the do not eat list of the KRBED. Column three reads “Hot/Warm/Cool/Neutral Foods” is a list that shows you which foods are Hot (don’t eat), Warm (eat sparingly), Cool (eat as much as you can), and Neutral (have fun you can eat these too). Lastly Column four reads “Anti-Inflammatory Foods”, this is a list of foods that what inflame your face. You can eat most of these unless they are listed as a Hot or Histamine food or even if they are on the Rosacea Trigger list.

Known Rosacea Triggers High Histamine Foods Hot/Warm/Cool/Neutral Foods Anti-Inflammatory

Foods

Liver      
Yogurt Yogurt    
Sour Cream   Sour Cream (cool)  
Cheese Cheese    
Chocolate Chocolates    
Vanilla   Vanilla (warm)  
Soy Sauce   Soy Sauce (cool)  
Yeast Extract Yeast    
Vinegar Vinegar Red Wine, Rice, and Sherry Vinegar(warm) Apple Cider Vinegar
Eggplant Eggplant Eggplant (cool)  
Avocados Avocado Avacados (cool) Avocados
Spinach Spinach Spinach (cool) Spinach
Broad-leaf beans and pods Beans, Peanuts    
Citrus Fruits Citrus Fruits Grapefruit, Lemon, Orange, Tangerine (cool) Lemon,Limes, Grapefruit, Oranges
Tomatoes Tomatoes Tomatoes (cool)  
Bananas   Banana (cool)  
Red Plums     Plums
Raisins      
Figs   Fig (cool)  
Lima beans   Lima Beans (cool)  
Navy beans      
Peas   Peas (neutral)  
Spicy foods      
Hot foods      
Foods high in histamines      
Alcohol Alcohol    
Lobster      
Meat Marinades      
Pasta      
Cured Meats Cured/Smoked Meats    
Aspartame      
Food colorings Artificial Coloring    
Preservatives Preservatives    
NutraSweet      
MSG      
Artificial Sweeteners      
  Canned Foods    
  Ready Made Foods    
  Fermented Foods Miso, Sauerkraut (cool)  
  Pickled Foods    
  Shell Fish Shrimp (warm) Shrimp
  Nuts Pine Nut, Walnut, Chestnut (warm) Almonds, Walnuts, Cashews, Macadamia Nuts, Brazil Nuts
  Papaya Papaya (warm) Papaya
  Black Tea Black Tea (warm)  
  Coffee Coffee (warm)  
  Energy Drinks    
  Licorice    
  Green Tea Green Tea (cool) Green Tea
  Mate Tea   Mate Tea
  Eggs Eggs (warm) Eggs
    Asparagus (cool) Asparagus
    Beets (neutral) Beets
    Bok Choy (cool) Bok Choy
    Broccoli (cool) Broccoli
      Brussel Sprouts
      Cabbage
    Carrot (neutral) Carrots
    Cauliflower (cool) Cauliflower
    Celery (cool) Celery
      Chicory
      Collard Greens
    Cucumber (cool) Cucumber
      Dandelion
      Dulse
    Endive (cool) Endive
      Escarole
    Green Beans (neutral) Green Beans
      Kale
      Kelp
    Kohlrabi (neutral) Kohlrabi
      Leeks
      Mushrooms
      Mustard Greens
      Nori
      Okra
      Onions
      Parsely
      Peas
    Radish (cool) Radishes
      Romaine Lettuce
      Rutabaga
    Scallion (warm) Scallions
      Sprouts
    Squash (warm) Summer Squash
      Sweet Potato
      Swiss Chard
      Wakame
      Watercress
    Zucchini (cool) Zucchini
    Turmeric (warm) Turmeric
    Apple (cool) Apples
    Apricots (neutral) Apricots
      Blackberries
    Blue berry (cool) Blueberries
    Cantaloupe (cool) Cantaloupe
    Cherry (warm) Cherries
    Honeydew (cool) Honeydew Melon
    Kiwi (cold) Kiwi
  Papaya   Papaya
    Pear (cool) Pears
      Raspberries
    Watermelon (cool) Watermelon
      Wild Rice
    Buckwheat (cool) Buckwheat
    Quinoa (warm) Quinoa
    Millet (cool) Millet
      Amaranth
      Sorghum
      Teff
      Tapioca
      Red Rice
      Black Rice
    Brown Rice (warm) Brown Rice
    Chicken (warm) Chicken
    Turkey (warm) Turkey
      Trout
    Salmon (warm) Salmon
      Halibut
    Lentil (neutral) Lentils
      Bee Pollen
      Spirulina
      Blue-Green Algae
      Herbal Tea
    Coconut Water (cool) Coconut Water
      Coconut Oil
    Extra Virgin Olive Oil (cool) Extra Virgin Olive Oil
      Flax Seed Oil
      Grapeseed Oil
      Hemp seed Oil
      Toasted Sesame Oil
    Walnut Oil (warm( Walnut Oil
      Sesame Seeds
      Hemp Seeds
    Flax Seeds (neutral) Flax Seeds
      Chia Seeds
    Pumpkin Seeds (warm) Pumpkin Seeds
      Tahini
      Sunflower seeds
      Stevia
      Raw Organic Honey
      Pure Maple Syrup
      Sea Salt
      Peppercorns
    Carob (warm) Carob Powder
      Raw Cacao Powder
    Basil (warm) Basil
    Cinnamon (warm) Cinnamon
    Garlic (warm) Garlic
    Ginger (warm) Ginger
    Onion (warm) Onion
    Black Pepper (warm)  
    Cayenne Pepper (hot)  
    Crayfish (warm)  
    Tuna (warm)  
    Molasses (warm)  
    Guava (warm)  
    Peach (warm)  
    Pomegranate (warm)  
    Beef (warm)  
    Coconut (warm)  
    Canola oil (warm)  
    Clove (warm)  
    Cumin (warm)  
    Fennel (warm)  
    Mustard (warm)  
    Sage (warm)  
    Thyme (warm)  
    Wasabi (warm)  
    Leek (warm)  
    Parsely (warm)  
    Pumpkin (warm)  
    Caviar (cool)  
    Crab (cool)  
    Nori (cool)  
    Salt (cool)  
    Rhubarb (cool)  
    Blackberry (cool)  
    Mango (cool)  
    Strawberry (cool)  
    Duck (cool)  
    Mushrooms (cool)  
    Lavender (cool)  
    Mint (cool)  
    Peppermint (cool)  
    Artichoke (cool)  
    Alfalfa Sprouts (cool)  
    Lettuce (cool)  
    Lovage (cool)  
    Dates (warm)  
    Ginseng (warm)  
    Corn (cool)  
    Grapes (neutral)  
    Pinapple (neutral)  
    Raspberry (neutral)

Are you confused yet?

I personally will be eating ginger, turmeric, black pepper (turmeric needs black pepper so that it can be absorbed into our bodys), onion, garlic, and cinnamon. They are all on the Warm food list but they are also Anti-Inflammation.  Since I believe, personally, that rosacea is basically inflammation of the face I rely on most of the anti-inflammatory food list. I also believe that if your guy is healthy so will your body and your face be happy.

For the most part Lady Rosacea’s KRBED do not eat list is:

Liver, Yogurt, Sour Cream, Cheese, Chocolate, Vanilla, Soy Sauce, Yeast Extract, Vinegar, Eggplant, Avocados, Spinach, Beans, Citrus Fruits, Tomaties, Red Plums, Raisins, Figs, Lima Beans, Peas, Spicy foods, Alcohol, Lobster, Meat Marinades, Pasta, Cured/Smoked Meats, Food colorings, Preservatives, NutraSweet, MSG, Artificial Sweeteners, Canned Foods, Ready Made Foods, Fermented Foods, Pickled foods, Some shellfish (I will be eating shrimp), Nuts, Papaya, Black Tea, Coffee, Energy Drinks, Licorice, Mate Tea, Green Tea, and Eggs.

This list would make most people cry, but instead think of your face healed and beautiful. I swear that after a week of the KRBED, I saw improvement in my skin. There was less redness and less bumps.

The diet can be accomplished in a month. After a month you can slowly add in the foods from the do not eat list. From there you can see if your face reacts to these foods. If they do, then that is your trigger food. One of my triggers is sunflower seeds. This food wasn’t on the list, but since I was able to heal my face the next time I ate sunflower seeds my face heated up and turned red. I knew from that reaction that was a trigger food.

You can do this. Why? If I can eat this diet twice, then you can do it once. I have faith in you. I have faith that you want clear skin. I have faith that you can have what you want by finding your triggers through the Lady Rosacea’s KRBED! You got this!

Here is the word file so you are able to download it and print it:

Known Rosacea Triggers

Advertisements

Food Research

I remember 2 years ago researching foods that could possible trigger a rosacea flare-up. I know that there were some contradictions when it came to anti-inflammatory and hot/cold foods. So when I did the elimination did, I used my best judgement. I ate foods that I felt would help my skin heal. It was a hard choice.

I am currently researching the food list, again. This time I am going to post a list of these different foods for everyone to choose their best route. My route was amazing. It worked like magic and my face has improved. I have friends that swear my face looks better after rosacea then before rosacea.

The food list blog post will be a long one. It will take time and effort. Please be patient. This will help you in the long run to know your triggers. I am rooting for you to save your skin!

PhotoGrid_1388403850709

Day Two:

Day Two:

I met up with a friend for breakfast. The only options for me to consume that complied with the elimination diet is an all fruit breakfast.

20160518_072806

I was able to order a strawberry and banana (rosacea.org considers this a trigger by it is also a cool food and anti-inflammatory hence why I eat them) smoothie. I also ordered ginger tea (considered a warm food but is anti-inflammatory) and a bowl of fruit. The breakfast was very filling and overly sweet. I wish there were more eggless, breadless, milkless options.

Lunch was the leftover shrimp on top of red quinoa mixed with roasted brussel sprouts. I cooked the quinoa by the directions on the bag but I added salt, pepper, and turmeric to the simmering session.

IMG_6923

IMG_6922

Dinner was a ‘Green’ Smoothie. It was delicious. Please continue reading for the recipe.

IMG_6926

Lady Rosacea’s Just Beet It ‘Green’ Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 apple

1 cup of red grapes

2 cups of strawberries

1/2 cup of carrots

1 small beet or half of a large beet (about 1/3 cup)

2 cups of Kale

Filter Water

Chia Seeds (optional)

Honey (optional)

 

Preparation:  Chop up fruits and veggies. Place the chopped ingredients into the blender. Then add water to the 7 line on the Vitamix or just to above the fruit/veggie line. Add honey. Add Chia Seeds. Then blend on high for 30 seconds or until smooth. Pour into a container for drinking and enjoy.

IMG_6932

Note: Honey is option. I know that some of you starting this diet has never had a green smoothie and are not used to the flavor. Adding a little bit will help you get used to the smoothies and over time you can take this option out to see if this is a trigger.

Day One:

The elimination diet is a hard process to go through alone. Believe me, I did that once years ago. This diet will change your life. It will help you figure out the triggers that cause your rosacea to flare-up. This diet is also a lifestyle change. Once the triggers are found then you have two choices:

  1. Continue eating the trigger foods
  2. Change your life around the foods that are not trigger causing foods.

I choose the later. It has been the best decision of my life. I actually don’t hate rosacea. I also don’t think that this skin disease ‘sucks’. Instead I found it to be a part of me. Since I am amazing, then rosacea is just another amazing part of me.

I decided that after spring semester of college, that I would go on the elimination diet. Don’t worry my skin didn’t worsen. I just want to be able to provide those, that have decided to partake in the elimination diet, some recipes to help them along their path.

Please feel free to question my food choices. Question my recipes. It is fine with me.

Day one:

Breakfast and (early dinner) Smoothie:

Lady Rosacea’s Apple Ginger Green Smoothie

IMG_6903

Ingredients:

1 Banana

2 Apples

1 1/2 cup of Kale

3/4 cup of carrots

1 chunk of ginger

Filter Water

1 tablespoon Chia Seeds

Honey (optional)

 

Preparation:  Chop up banana, apples (remember to throw away the seeds into the compost), kale, carrots, and ginger. Place the chopped ingredients into the blender. Then add water to the 7 line on the Vitamix or just to above the fruit/veggie line. Add honey. Add Chia Seeds. Then blend on high for 30 seconds or until smooth. Pour into a container for drinking and enjoy.

IMG_6908

Notes: Honey is optional. I know not that many people have drank green smoothies. This can be a hard switch from processed gross foods to something this clean for your body. I suggest honey because I haven’t had a reaction to it and because it is good for the body.

 

P.S. I totally drank my Dinner around 3pm today. I was starving. Grr. I am detoxing already.

 

Lunch and Dinner(ish):

 

Lady Rosacea’s Coconut Turmeric Shrimp

 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 tablespoons of coconut flour

2 tablespoons of coconut oil

2 teaspoon turmeric powder

2 teaspoons black pepper

salt for flavor

A bag of Wild Caught Shrimp

IMG_6912

Preparation: De-shell the shrimp. Place the de-shelled shrimp into a bowl. Place large skillet on the stove. Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. While the coconut oil is melting add spices (coconut flour, turmeric powder, black pepper, and salt) to the bowl of shrimp. Shake the Shrimp in the bowl to help coat the shrimp with the spices. Place the shrimp into the warm skillet. Cook for about 5 to 10 minutes. Until both sides of the shrimp are pink.

IMG_6917

Notes: The shrimp can be placed on a salad to give it more flavor or on a bed of quinoa. Today I ate it on a bed of spinach and later I just popped them into my mouth cold. It was delicious.

 

Luckily, after I ate the shrimp for dinner, I started to roast some vegetables. I was able to snack on these roasted veggies throughout the cooking process. I love to meal prep my meals. This allows me to grab and go. It allows for options when you are starving from detoxing to eat more healthier choices then grabbing something off of the elimination diets no-no list. Roasting veggies are quite easy too!

 

I hope this helps for those on their first day or their 10th day. I will be posting recipes as often as I can. You may special request a recipe as well. Good Luck!

You Need This for Your Rosacea

I am so happy to find out that the Turmeric Greek Yogurt mask is quite effective on most of your faces! I have gotten many reports of how this mask is clearing up your Rosacea skin. I was actually stopped by a lady today who said that the mask helped clear up her skin. She told me about her situation and thanked me. I am writing this blog for her, since there is another amazing product to use for your face and it is easy to make from home.

20160511_140943

I like to call this wonderful miracle worker ‘Lady Rosacea’s Spot Treatment’. I will use this spot treatment on my bumps. I will spread this treatment all over my whole face in the summer to calm it and to soothe it. This is a miracle worker because it helps keep your skin clear and it seems to dissovle the bumps from your skin. This treatment can be used anytime. I like to use it after I put my homemade Lady Rosacea Clear Face Serum on.

Are you ready for the recipe?

1a (2).jpg

Lady Rosacea’s Spot Treatment

1 part Apple Cider Vinegar

2 parts filter water

Tea Tree Essential oil

Directions:

Mix ingredients together. Place in a dark place or in a dark container. Spritz in the palm of your hand. Then place on the bumps or all over the infected areas.

If you have a small bottle like the one shown in the pictures then 5 to 10 drops of tea tree e.o. is needed. If you have a larger container then please feel free to use more tea tree e.o. in it.

I hope this helps you on your healing journey of Rosacea. I know that my face is happier with Lady Rosacea’s Spot Treatment on it’s face. I hope you are having a good face day!

1a (1).jpg

Have you tried this spot treatment before? Did it work for you? Which should I blog about next the Lady Rosacea’s Clear Face Serum or Lady Rosacea’s Foaming Facial Wash?

 

Helpful Hints to Delicious Green Smoothies

smoothie help

I have been receiving questions on how to make green smoothies, since this is what I eat for breakfast and lunch for the last four years. FOUR YEARS! That’s correct, folks it is really not that hard to make a smoothie that will fill you with nutritious ingredients. and help you heal your rosacea face.

A Basic Smoothie consists of:

  • A handful of leafy greens
  • 2 bananas (if you have a vitamix) or half a banana (if you have nutria-bullet)
  • 1 apple (if you have a vitamix) or half and apple (if you have a nutria-bullet)
  • Any other fruits is by the eye and how much flavor you want to taste in your smoothie.
  • About a 1/4 cup of carrots
  • Half a beet
  • A tablespoon of chia seeds
  • A tablespoon of Honey

These are only a suggestion of what can be mixed into your smoothies. I have some personal favorites to whip up.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 apple
  • A few carrots
  • Peanuts
  • Handful of Kale
  • Honey
  • Chia Seeds
  • Flax Seeds

Blend and Enjoy. Mind you I do have a vitamix so all of this fits. I also add water up to the 7 line, then blend for about 20 to 30 seconds.

Here is the wonderful thing about green smoothies that are made by you. You know what you like to taste. I personally love anything with bananas with peanuts or beets with greek yogurt. Those are my two favorite combos.

If one day you feel like eating more fruits, just add fruits. It is that simple. Green Smoothies are molded around how your taste buds enjoy food.

I hope this helps with your green smoothie and clear skin adventures. Let’s kick rosacea in the butt the way my dermatologists recommends: with food.

I am on BUZZFEED!

The best day I have had with Rosacea is today. I received a lovely comment on my instagram (ladyrosacea) today. The user informed me that she saw me on buzzfeed and that she loves the turmeric and greek yogurt masks, that I have been suggesting.

Let’s back it up a bit. I MADE IT ON BUZZFEED! Yes, caps had to be used since I screamed this in reality. I also danced when I was able to see this on the interweb. There was a lot of dance and smiling.

Holy Night!

Are you wondering where you can see this buzzfeed? Just click on this link.

The buzzfeed blog is actually a great read and has a lot of instagramers that I personally follow as well. This is truly rosacea awareness month!

Did you read the buzzfeed? What did you think of it? 10325285_1212766435404348_8993188980196789165_n