However over the holidays while traveling I ate bread almost everyday and within 3 days my acne-rosacea flared up with small flat red spots on my cheeks. They aren't too bad and are going away but this is the only thing I did differently. The spots are definately a food type of reaction as they have a rashy look (itchy) and go away within a day or so. The breads were made without sugars or oils(sourdough, etc.) so those triggers weren't present. I reviewed research articles and was again informed of the yeast-rosacea-acne connection being made by researchers.
I think I rationalized it was okay to eat bread because I don't have gluten issues and the breads were oil and sugar free. But I forgot about the yeast part. So much to remember! Especially in our wheat obsessed culture... and especially when traveling.
The only thing I did differently than usual was to eat that bread.
One thing that's really made a difference for my skin and gut is when I started avoiding all added oils and butters (except for EVOO when cooking). This has given me totally clear skin. Medications alone did not. I think avoiding oil helped me have a much milder reaction to the bread than I would normally have had...the spots are not as inflammed or big and they are going away much quicker than before. Avoiding oils helps sebum to be less sticky and the skin to be less inflammed. Good dietary fat can be gotten from wild fish, meats, etc.
All this is very interesting to me and I hope it may be helpful to others...or at least a reminder of why bread can be bad for some of us!
Edited by cvd, 27 December 2013 - 11:14 AM.