Rosacea: A Matter of the Microbiome

Rosacea: A Matter of the Microbiome

Rosacea is an inflammatory skin disease with an elusive pathology that is thought to include a combination of microorganisms, genetic predisposition, abnormal neurological signaling, a disrupted innate immune system, and dysbiosis. The clinical presentations can differ slightly between individuals and help classify rosacea into one of four subtypes: erythematotelangiectatic, papulopustular, phymatous, and ocular.

Traditional therapy has focused on anti-inflammatory antibiotics, but long-term pharmaceutical therapy is rarely a desirable option due to the risk of gastrointestinal distress and antibiotic resistance. It is also well known that there are specific triggers that exacerbate rosacea including heat, sun exposure, spicy foods, alcohol consumption, exercise, and heightened emotions. Given the fact that none of these are modulated by antibiotics, questions are raised regarding other treatment modalities that may more effectively address the underlying causes of rosacea. Diet is increasingly becoming the focus as we learn more about the gut-skin axis and its influence upon many of the elements of rosacea including the microbial, inflammatory, and immune components.

Diet is unquestioningly becoming an aspect of managing all subtypes of rosacea. According to a survey by the National Rosacea Society, 78 percent of the 400+ patients surveyed had altered their diet due to rosacea; and of this group, 95 percent reported a reduction in flares. Of the dietary triggers reported in this survey, most fell into 4 groups: heat-related (hot coffee, tea), alcohol-related (wine, hard liquor), capsaicin-related (spices, pepper, hot sauces), and cinnamaldehyde-related (tomatoes, citrus, cinnamon, chocolate). One explanation for the triggering effects of these foods is their ability to stimulate vanilloid channels which are active in patients with rosacea. When these channels are activated, they increase blood flow to the skin via neurogenic vasodilatation, which causes the flushing and burning associated with this condition.

In a multicenter retrospective case-control survey of 2637 subjects (controls and patients with rosacea) that sought to find a relationship between diet and rosacea, a high-frequency intake of fatty food and tea was associated with rosacea, while a high-frequency  of dairy products negatively correlated with it (and may have actually been linked to a reduction in rosacea severity).

The gut-skin axis is another explanation for the link between diet and rosacea. Anecdotally, many patients with rosacea also experience gastrointestinal conditions. A population-based cohort study of nearly 50,000 Danish patients with rosacea discovered a high prevalence of celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, Helicobacter pylori infection, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), and irritable bowel syndrome. Research has already confirmed a direct link between the microbiome of the gut and the robustness of the immune system. Additionally, since the body’s inflammatory response is a role of the immune system, these cannot be treated separately. Therefore, it should be no surprise that rosacea – a condition with immunological and inflammatory-based pathology – is also associated with gastrointestinal conditions that are rooted in an unhealthy microbiome. This association is further strengthened by the fact that antibiotics often lead to short-term improvement but are not a long-term solution. Initially, antibiotics eradicate the pathogenic organisms from the gut, but without adequate probiotic and dietary support to rebuild a healthy microbiome, the positive effect of the antibiotics diminishes and eventually has an opposing effect on the gut.

The microbiome of the gut has also been shown to influence the microbial composition of the skin, which may affect the bacterial component of rosacea. Further, the skin microbiome modulates the immune response at the surface of the skin. Since the pathology of rosacea involves a dysregulated innate immune response, including enhanced expression of toll-like receptor 2 in the epidermis of rosacea patients, correcting the gut microbiome may be a foundational process for rebalancing the microorganisms and immune response of the skin.

Dietary patterns that support a balanced microbiome include 1) fermented, probiotic-rich foods such as yogurt, kefir, miso, kimchi, and sauerkraut; 2) dietary plant fiber to serve as prebiotics; and 3) cold-water fish and seafood, and/or omega-3 fatty acid supplements as substrates for anti-inflammatory prostaglandins that competitively inhibit pro-inflammatory pathways. Low-carb, high-protein diets, such as a Paleolithic diet, have been shown to positively modulate the microbiome since they eliminate sugar sources that foster the growth of pathogenic bacteria while providing nutrients that modulate the inflammatory response and promote a favorable environment for beneficial organisms.

Individuals suffering from rosacea often groan as the summer months progress since the heat and sun often exacerbate the flare-ups; however, rosacea is far less of a seasonal problem and more of a year-round gastrointestinal problem, meaning its management needs to begin with a closer look at the diet.

Breast Cancer Prevention

​Here are a list of Iodine links that I feel you should read and save in your Dr. Princetta file.

My position on breast cancer is to take matters into your own hands so as to prevent breast cancer at all cost.​

​In a nutshell, ​ ​ Iodine decreases the ability of estrogen to adhere to estrogen receptors in the breast

Theoretically we all should get our nutrients from food.  Seaweeds have the highest Iodine content but unlike the Japanese, American do not eat seaweeds such as Nori, Wakame, Kombu or Dulse. I am attaching a list of foods high in Iodine to this e-mail

Because you cannot depend on diet alone to provide Iodine, I recommend the best products available such as:

1. Edgar Cayce Detoxified Iodine:  2-4 drops in water once or twice daily

2. Iodoral 12.5 mg:  1 per day x 3 weeks then 1 tab 3x weekly–decreasing gradually

3. Dr. Carolyn Dean’s Re-Myte (12 minerals; 9 of which are thyroid specific)

​Here are the links I think you should take a look at: ​

  1. ​Iodine Patch Test  ​(will help determine if you are indeed deficient to begin with)​
  2. Betadine Douche (which in and by itself decongests congested​ “caked”​ breasts)
  3. Dr. Guy Abraham—the master researcher for Iodine /Breast Health​
  4. ​Christiane Northrup
  5. ​Iodine Project

From a testing perspective, I recommend the following:

  • Breast Thermography Examination
  • Mammography if Thermography comes up questionable
  • Genova Labs Essential Estrogens (Estrone E1, Estradiol E2,  Estriol E3
  • BRCA 1 & 2 ( breast cancer susceptibility gene)

Who Should be Tested for BRCA Mutations?

  • Anyone in the family with Ovarian Cancer
  • two or more first-degree relatives (mothers, sisters, daughters) with a history of breast cancer
  • any first-degree relative diagnosed with breast cancer at or before age fifty,
  • three or more first and second-degree (grandmothers, aunts) relatives who develop breast cancer
  • any first-degree relative with a history of cancer in both breasts
  • any first or second-degree relative with a history of both breast and ovarian cancer
  • breast cancer in any male relative

​NOTE: Because of estrogen, breast and ovarian cancers run in the same circle!​

 Please ​forward​ this information to everyone you know​.​



Over my career of 40 years I have sent out over a dozen posts on the perils of sugar.  Carolyn Dean MD founder of the Re-Mag and Re-Myte products has done a you tube sugar video that I felt I should send out to all of you.  
I have sent this one out in the past and will do so right now  



TOXIC SUGAR      Dr. Sanjay Gupta for 60 Minutes

146 REASONS SUGAR RUINS YOUR HEALTH—-Nancy Appleton /Connie b


In addition to all these links, there are 3 attachments below for your review

When asked what is driving inflammation, my answer is always the same–     SUGAR, DAIRY & WHEAT
Sugar Experiment: 
Eat sugar just one day a week, let’s say Sunday–you and your family will see how strong sugar is when you are eating it just one day a we

Taking Care of Your Microbiome

How to Properly Take Care of Your Gut Microbiome

Your microbiome is what we call the diverse “ecosystem” that exists within your body… 

Trillions upon trillions of microorganisms, all coexisting, and having a huge effect on your overall health and well-being…

This invisible system plays an incredibly important role in everything from your immunity and digestion… to your thoughts, feelings and emotions.

It fights carcinogens and generates vitamins, nutrients and neurotransmitters

And while most of the microbes living in our body work together for our good, scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health have found…

How we take care of our body may trigger some microbes to become pathogenic – or dangerous and disease-causing. 

That said, here are some practical, everyday tips for you on how to take good care of your microbiome so it can take care of you:

1. Avoid Processed Food

According to researchers, processed foods that are high in fat and sodium lead to a reduced microbiome. 

Not only do they lack the nutrients for microbiomes to thrive… eating high calorie  processed food also leads to unwanted weight gain.

2. Increase Your Fiber Intake to Achieve Microbiome Balance in the Gut

Research says that a high-fiber diet is the key to maintaining a good balance in your gut microbiome. They recommend a fiber intake of 30 grams per day…

More than improving your gut health, a high-fiber microbiome diet helps you lose weight. High-fiber foods make you feel fuller because they take longer to digest.

The fuller you feel, the less food you’ll want to eat. Fiber also helps stimulate digestion.

3. Eat Foods Rich in Probiotics to Keep Microbiomes Robust

Probiotics contain live culture bacteria and reinvigorate the microbiomes in your body.

These probiotics can typically be found in fermented food…

However, not all fermented foods contain live cultures. Beer, wine, and soy sauce are too processed for good bacteria to live in them.

4. Eat Prebiotic-Rich Foods to Help Achieve Good Microbiome Balance

More than probiotics, prebiotics are also beneficial in maintaining good microbiome balance in your body.

Prebiotics Definition: Prebiotics are substances that serve as nutrients for the microbiome within the human body. 

According to research, prebiotics help microorganisms in the body metabolize nutrients to promote the human body’s well-being.

More than improving gut health, prebiotics also help in lowering cholesterol and preventing diabetes. 

Numerous studies also pointed out that prebiotics contribute to maintaining metabolic health, skin health, and maintaining immune function.

Prebiotics are commonly found in certain soluble fermentable fibers and dietary fibers. Here are a few examples:

  • Chicory Root (65% of fiber by weight)
  • Jerusalem Artichoke, or earth apple (31.5%)
  • Garlic (17.5%)
  • Onions (8.6%)
  • Leek (11.7%)
  • ​Asparagus (5.0%)
  • Wheat Bran (5.0%)​
  • Wheat Flour (4.8%)​

5. Add Polyphenol-Rich Superfoods into Your Diet to Better Absorb Prebiotics

A number of studies have claimed that polyphenols balance the gut microbiomes to contribute to overall gut health. 

Polyphenols contribute to microbiomes by allowing them to absorb prebiotics better.

Polyphenols Definition: Polyphenols are compounds commonly found in medicinal herbs and dietary plants. 

Foods containing high polyphenol content are highly sought after because of their antioxidant effects.

More than contributing to gut health, polyphenols are also proposed to be a natural aid to treating inflammation according to some studies.

6. Consider Taking Supplements for Better Health

If you aren’t into Kimchi and Kombucha, you may find it difficult to incorporate probiotics into your diet… 

Taking probiotic supplements may be a better option, and there are other supplements that work alongside them to support your microbiome:

  • Take probiotic supplements to feed your body with good bacteria.
  • Add magnesium supplements to activate your digestive system.
  • Drink fish oil supplements to keep gut microbiomes healthy.

7. Give Intermittent Fasting a Try to Preserve Gut Health

A few studies have concluded that intermittent fasting positively impacts gut microbiomes. 

There’s a reason why this diet has become one of the trendiest fitness regimes.

Fasting increases microbiome diversity in the colon. 

As a result, fasting leads to a more robust body by preserving gut health.

Other than maintaining microbiome balance, intermittent fasting also helps with weight loss, enhanced immunity, increased longevity, and overall improved health. 

The basic concept behind intermittent fasting is to split your schedule into times for eating and times for fasting.

There are many ways to do intermittent fasting:

  • 16/8 Method: This method requires focusing your eating period to only 8 hours within the day and fasting for the remaining 16 hours. For example, you can start eating at 9:00 AM and start fasting by 5:00 PM. If you’re not a breakfast person, you can also opt to start eating at 12:00 PM and stop food intake by 8:00 PM.
  • 5:2 Diet: This way of intermittent fasting means that you’ll fast for two days and eat normally for the other five days. Fasting for two days means consuming only 25% of your daily calorie needs. So if you consume 1,600 calories normally for five days, then you should only consume 400 calories per day for the other two days.
  • Eat-Stop-Eat Method: The basics of this method is fasting 20 to 24 hours once or twice a week. For example, you can eat normally for the next six days until 8:00 PM on the sixth day. Then, stop eating after 8:00 PM. You will then resume eating by 8:00 PM the next day.

As we take care of the microorganisms in our body, we take care of ourselves. My hope is that you can now take action to achieve microbiome balance in your body to improve your overall health.

Spiritual Awakenings

Spiritual Awakenings

Here are a group of links written over the years and posted on

I felt it was time to send them out once again for a “Spiritual Refresher” 
Oftentimes, people mistake illness as  a physical issue
When in fact it is a Mental and Spiritual Issue
Please read these links as I am positive there is something here for everybody

Enjoy Enlighten and Please Pass this Forward! Thank You

12 Volitions

I Promise Myself

Three Magic Words

The Ten Principles of Consciousness

Rules to Live By

Essene Invocation

The Prayer of Protection /The Great Invocation

Thought Provoking Quotes

100 Quotes From The Secret

40 Life Tips From Those Who Have Been There

What;s Your Passion

Spiritual Awakenings

Here are a group of links written over the years and posted on

I felt it was time to send them out once again for a “Spiritual Refresher” 
ENJOY/ENLIGHTEN–Pass them Forward

12 Volitions

I Promise Myself

The Ten Principles of Consciousness

Three Magic Words

Rules to Live By

Essene Invocation

The Prayer of Protection /The Great Invocation

Thought Provoking Quotes

100 Quotes From The Secret

40 Life Tips From Those Who Have Been There

What;s Your Passion

Awesome Foursome Flu Prevention

Awesome Foursome Flu Prevention

The best multivitamin multimineral for overall immune system health

Dr. Burgsteiner’s Complete Thymic Formula is one of the best preventive multi-vitamin/ multi-mineral because its unique patented delivery system ensures everything is absorbed and utilized. Let alone it contains thymic gland fractions with the thymic gland being one of our immune systems sergeant at arms.

Call Logos directly at 1-800-556-5530 and Jill will at some point get back with you

The French made Vitamin C–so powerful all you need is 3 drops once daily or for some twice daily. This product is imported and has to come through me.  One 50ml bottle-(1000 drops) will cost $45-

K2 D3 5000: Vitamin D imperative to ward off the Flu. The raw materials for this particular Vitamin D originate from Gnosis Italia and as such the quality is incomparable.Vitamin without Vitamin K  is useless.

The 201/2018 Flu Nosode used as follows.This product also must come through my office. The cost is approximately $18-+ shipping

Flu Nosode 2019-2020

The WHO recommends the following for the Northern Hemisphere’s quadrivalent (four-strain) vaccines:

  • For H1N1, an A/Michigan/45/2015-like virus
  • For H3N2, an A/Singapore/INFIMH-16-0019/2016-like virus
  • For B Victoria, a B/Colorado/06/2017-like virus
  • For B Yamagata, a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus

As a Preventative:

  • 10-15 drops once weekly or monthly

After Exposure: ( you don’t have the flu but have been around someone who did)

  • 10-15 drops 1-3 x daily

Acute Dosing–( you have the flu)

  • 10-15 drops every 15 minutes up to 3 hours

Once Symptoms Improve ( mild  to moderate dosage)

  • 10-15 drops every hour up to 8 hours

NOTE: 2100 drops per bottle.  A good rule of thumb is on the same day of the week, let’s say Sunday, do the preventative dosing–to ensure you won’t get the flu to begin with.

NOTE: Contact me for the Flu Nosode,Vitamin C & Vitamin D

NOTE: Contact Jill directly for the Complete Thymic Formula (1-800-556-5530)

To your health,
Dr. Philip Princetta

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure!

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After Fast

After Visit Suggestions

Organic Bone Broth (Whole Foods)

  • 1 cup broth heated gently
  • 2 teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar


  • (2) Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • !/4 Teaspoon Cayenne
  • 1/4-1/2 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • !/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • !0 Ounces Water


  • Muddled Strawberries/Raspberries-(Low Glycemic Load)
  • Juice of a Whole Lime
  • 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 8 ounces Water


  1. Core and Organic Apple-Sprinkle Celtic Sea Salt
  2. Frozen Unsweetened Almond Milk w 2 Frozen Bananas in Vita Mix
  3. Can many healthy desserts using the Vita-Mix


#77 Detoxificant-Hydrated Bentonite Clay

Our Detoxificant is a natural and powerful detoxificant derived from bentonite, a mineral-rich volcanic clay.* For centuries, native tribes around the world have recognized the health benefiting properties of bentonite clay. We use a special process to refine the raw bentonite clay to remove mica, dirt and other impurities, in order to concentrate the active detoxifying ingredient, montmorillonite (“mont-mor-ill-o-nite”).* This procedure places montmorillonite into a colloidal suspension and retains its innate negative charge. These properties allow the powerful adsorption (physical binding) of positively charged substances.* (Most metabolic, environmental, and chemical wastes are positively charged.) Montmorillonite possesses the ability to adsorb about 40 times its own weight in positively charged substances present in the alimentary canal.* Because montomorillonite has such strong adsorptive properties and is not digested, it tightly binds toxic material to be excreted.*

History of Use

Bentonite is not a new product. Primitive tribes of various continents have been using volcanic ash for centuries to promote their health.* Primitives used to carry with them a ball of bentonite clay, which they would mix with water. They would dip their food into it before eating to prevent upset stomach.* Liquid bentonite was used for centuries in China for summer for occasional diarrhea.* In 1712, Father Deutrecolle, a Jesuit Missionary, described the clay works in China and mentioned that the clay (bentonite) was used for occasional diarrhea.* For over 60 years, we have made this ancient secret available for modern man. Imagine, a natural clay that can support immune function and detoxify your body – without side effects!*

What is Bentonite?

Bentonite is a natural clay mineral formed in the extreme heat and pressure of a volcano. In ages past, it was blown into the sky by volcanic action, and sifted down to earth to help impregnate the soil with its 25 – 35 trace minerals. Sometimes it accumulates in layers or veins from which it is presently mined. Although bentonite contains a rich amount of minerals, there is no evidence that we can absorb any of its mineral content. Anyone who tries to sell the product on the basis of the minerals in it is only guessing.

Many products on the market use bentonite in a raw and unprocessed form. However, our bentonite is different. In making our Detoxificant we start with the highest quality bentonite (U.S.P. Grade), and mix it with purified demineralized water. During our exclusive and secret process, the mica and impurities are removed, and the purified montmorillonite is put into a liquid colloidal-gel state. The product is sterilized and subjected to independent laboratory analysis for heavy metals and microbiology, ensuring a substance suitable for internal use and detoxification. It works better simply because it is better.

Bentonite should never be packaged in plastic. Because of its extreme drawing properties, bentonite can leach petrochemicals from plastic bottles. That is why Springreen only packages #77 Detoxificant in inert glass bottles.

The Expert’s Opinion

Dr. Robert T. Martin is a mineralogist and one of America´s outstanding authorities on bentonite. According to his research, its action is due to five characteristics:

  1. It has a large and varied mineral content.
  2. It has a negative electrical attraction for positively charged particles. In the human body, various toxic poisons are positively charged.
  3. Seen under a high power microscope, bentonite is composed of extremely minute rectangular particles in the shape of a credit card. The wide surfaces are negatively charged and the edges are positively charged. Therefore, its adsorptive power is many thousand times more negative than positive.
  4. The very minuteness of its particles gives it a large surface area in proportion to the volume used, enabling it to pick up many times its own weight in positively charged particles.
  5. To obtain maximum effectiveness in the human body, it should be put in a liquid colloidal-gel state. This is why we do not keep it as powder or put it into a tablet form to save shipping costs.

Dr. Martin stated that one gram (1/28 ounce) of our product has a surface area of 800 sq. meters. This is 40 times that of its commercial competitors. The larger the surface area, the greater its power to pick up positively charged particles (toxins). An edition of the Dispensatory of the United States of America states:

“In aqueous suspension, the individual particles of bentonite are negatively charged, this resulting in a strong attraction for positively charged particles and being responsible for the ability of bentonite to clarify such liquid as contain positively charged particles of suspended matter.”

Since bentonite has such strong adsorptive powers, its consumption could theoretically render unavailable some nutrients, as certain vitamins, by adsorbing them from the alimentary canal. However, independent experiments designed to find out how much such adsorption might adversely affect the growth and health of experimental animals indicated no ill effects when the intake of bentonite was 25% of the total diet. (Reference: Annals of the N.Y. Academy of Science, Vol. 57, page 678). Our product is mostly water, with only a small proportion of bentonite. In order for the bentonite in our product to reach a toxic level (i.e., 50% of the total diet) it would be necessary to consume a 3-year supply each day for an extended period of time.

Montmorillonite is classified as a hydrated aluminum silicate. But, it is very different from the aluminum used in cooking utensils, deodorants and other preparations. The aluminum molecule is integral to the structure of montmorillonite, and cannot be removed by normal digestive processes.

A perfect accompaniment to #77 Detoxificant is our #79 Intestinal Cleanser. Mixed together in juice, this Cleansing Drink offers the scrubbing and roughage benefits from soluble and insoluble fiber from psyllium, and the detoxification properties of bentonite.

This product is a key component included in our 7 Day Cleansing Program kit

Recommended Dosage: For average adults, take 1 tablespoon. For others, take 1 teaspoon for each 50 lbs. body weight.

Directions: Take 2 doses per day. The first one in warm water upon rising in the morning; the other undiluted at time of evening meal. It is important to drink plenty of water between meals to assist in elimination. It can also be taken in conjunction with #79 Intestinal Cleanser in juice or water. May be taken as long as desired.

Literature: “The Value of Bentonite for Diarrhea,” “Hydrated Bentonite,” “Our Bentonite Products,” and “Addressing the Aluminum Issue in Detoxificant

Our DETOXIFICANT product is offered only as a nutritional adjunct insofar as it has a cleansing action, and not for any disease, ailment or other specific condition of ill-health. Nothing stated above shall be construed as a claim or representation that such product constitutes a cure, palliative or ameliorative for any such disease, ailment or condition.

Our #77 Detoxificant is liquid packaged in a one quart, recyclable amber glass bottle that ensures potency and freshness.
* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Breast Cancer Info & Links

I have so much to say regarding Iodine and Breast I thought I would send yet another e-mail to emphasize the importance of preventing breast cancer at all cost. This e-mail has just one attachment and five excellent links

As most of you already know I do all I can help my females understand Breast Cancer which includes shoving Iodine down their throats as well as strongly recommending  the Breast Study Saliva Test for Hormones every 2-3 years.  Iodine decreases the ability of estrogen to adhere to estrogen receptors in the breast

Theoretically we all should get our nutrients from food.  Seaweeds have the highest Iodine content but unlike the Japanese, American do not eat seaweeds such as Nori, Wakame, Kombu or Dulse. I am attaching a list of foods high in Iodine to this e-mail

Because you cannot depend on diet alone to provide Iodine, I use two of the best products available.

1. Edgar Cayce Detoxified Iodine:  2-4 drops in water once or twice daily ( many of you already use this)

2. Iodoral 12.5 mg:  1 per day x 3 weeks then 1 tab 3x weekly–decreasing gradually

Additionally, I have been recommending the  Iodine Patch Test and the Betadine Douche (which in and by itself decongests congested breasts), since the beginning of time.

Here is link from Christiane Northrup whom I have known since her days at  Philadelphia Methodist Hospital (now Jefferson’s Methodist Hospital).

Also, here is a list of published articles from Dr. Guy Abraham—the master researcher for Iodine /Breast

Also here is a link to the Iodine Project which is nothing short of spectacular.

Being a proponent of Thermography examination of the breast, here is an article about

The Hidden Dangers’ of Mammograms Every Woman Should Know About”

Please do me a huge favor by passing on this information to everyone you know even though you may think they are not the type to be interested,– you never know…