Q: Erika, age 49 asked: Having never had skin problems in my life I have developed what appears to be Rosacea on my cheeks. I have battled Candida in the past, so am loath to go the antibiotic route. As a keen listener to your show I already have my Vitamin D, magnesium, probiotic and fish oil levels sorted!
A: Congratulations on having attended to so many basics.
That critter is more likely to get out of hand when stomach acid is low as is typically the case at middle age and beyond.
Getting rid of it with antibiotics is a chore involving more than one strong antibiotic.
The natural approach involves
You may be taking probiotics, but perhaps not enough or the right one.
As anyone who listens to the show knows, I love Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics 12 Plus. One reason is that it contains a special strain of bacteria, TH10 that goes after H. Pylori. To get help directly into the stomach (rather than via the intestines) you should chew the caps rather than swallow them whole.
You might also try a digestive enzyme that contains HCL.
- Here is one you can usually find in any health food store. Most items I recommend are in health food stores. If you don’t have one, check our sponsor RealFoodGrocery.