Would love feedback on this. I've been following a super healthy diet of no added fats (except for tiny amount of EVO for cooking) and only whole foods --- lots of dark greens, tubers, berries, etc. and no dairy, sugars, alcohol, caffeine, junk, etc. I eat salmon or other wild fish a couple times a week. My skin has improved dramatically and I'm almost clear except for 1-2 small whiteheads every couple of days and a couple of flat red spots on cheeks every month or so (rosacea).
A recent rosacea research article about vitamin D3 causing breakouts http://www.rosacea.o...-much-vitamin-d got me thinking about fish oil too. I upped both Vitamin D3 and fish oil (Nordic Naturals) last spring (hey - more of a good thing - right?). I'm thinking that's about when the rosacea spots on cheeks and the whiteheads around my mouth area started.
I've always wondered about fish oil and if I might be getting too much. Since I've been avoiding all vegetable oils (omega-6) and am eating so many Omega-3 rich foods, I'm wondering if I even need fish oil. Can the Omega balance get unbalanced in the other direction --- ie too much Omega-3???
And then there's the issue of too much vitamin D3. I upped D3 because more is supposed to be better --- right??? But is this true for people who have rosacea...even mild rosacea like me? And what about all those adults who struggle with acne but may also have an underlying rosacea problem?
Anyway...would love some feedback. I'm beginning to think that if you do all the right things...like eat super healthy then suppliments might be too much! What do you think?
Here's a portion of the rosacea article...
In the new study, published in Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology, researchers checked levels of vitamin D in the blood of 44 rosacea patients and 32 individuals without the disorder. They found those with rosacea had an average vitamin D level 25 percent higher than the healthy individuals. Although the researchers noted that larger studies are needed to confirm a clear effect, they felt these results "suggest that increased vitamin D levels may lead to the development of rosacea." This is one of the first studies to examine vitamin D's relationship with rosacea. In a study related to NRS-funded research on cathelicidins, a type of protective molecule found in the skin, Dr. Jürgen Schauber and Dr. Richard Gallo unexpectedly discovered that vitamin D3 is involved in the regulation of cathelicidins, and may thus help create an active form of the molecules that appear to cause the bumps and pimples of rosacea.
Edited by cvd, 17 November 2013 - 10:24 AM.