Monday, June 20, 2011

The Rosacea Diet

Below you will find an explanation of the importance of acid/alkaline balance in the body and a list of acidic and alkaline foods to help you plan your rosacea diet.
The body's blood has a healthy pH (potential of hydrogen) range of 7.35 to 7.42 so if we are not within that range, we beome ill if we are young, or age faster if we are above 35 years of age. However, the rosacea sufferer begins to have a red face with a little more blushing at times and then progresses onward to the many symptoms of rosacea. This is caused simply by the lowering of the blood pH (without the bonding of 'oxygen' to the hydrogen atom with H2O) as we all need the oxygen. Hydrogen is the lightest element. It is by far the most abundant element in the universe and makes up about 90% of the universe by weight. Hydrogen as water (H2O) is absolutely essential to life and it is present in all organic compounds.
Everyone knows that the body needs oxygen in order to live and to stay healthy. Rosacea sufferers have less oxygen and likewise usually less hydrogen thus the redness, blushing, and other rosacea symptoms. Alkaline water is the best and highest source as well as the cheapest and most abundant way to improve the body pH.. However, foods are still very important for nutrients and proper calories to provide energy as water has no energy (0 calories,) but is the very best balancing agent and is most abundant.
Without hydrogen to combine with oxygen we wouldn't have water. Oxygen burns hydrogen in the living system, releasing the energy that runs our bodies. Studies have shown that the human body stores hydrogen in its tissues. As we age, tissue hydrogen-depletion may lead to many of the symptoms of the aging process. This may cause sub-clinical dehydration since it appears that hydrogen may play a role in hydrating our cells.
The more we pull down the blood pH with lower pH foods and drinks, the body has to compensate by pulling or extracting the minerals and nutrients from the bones, thus we can continue for a while but we reach limited or diminishing returns as the bones become thinner, more brittle and can not give up more minerals and nutrients. Thus rosacea, or 'metabolic acidiosis', causes a completely unbalanced body. And 'osmosis balancing' has to be made up from our foods and drinks by balancing our account or we go into the red rosacea symptoms. Thus, the rosacea diet consists of mostly alkaline foods.
Please use the below Alkaline Food List to help improve your rosacea while reducing the intake of foods from the Acid Food List. Adjust the intake by learning of the pH of your body urine with pH paper as your urine pH changes with the foods consumed.

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