Psoriasis appears as patches of silvery scales or red areas on the legs, knees, arms, elbows, scalp, ears, and back. This condition is linked to a rapid growth of cells in the skin's outer layer. These growths on the epidermis never mature.
Psoriasis generally follows a pattern of periodic flare-ups alternating between periods of remission. Attacks can be triggered by nervous tension, stress, illness, injury, surgery, cuts, poison ivy, viral or bacterial infection, sunburn or some medications.
The underlying cause of the condition is not known, but it may result form a faulty utilization of fat; psoriasis is rare in countries where the diet is low in fat. Current research also points to an immune system role. The buildup of toxins in an unhealthy colon also has been linked to the development of psoriasis.
There is new evidence that psoriasis can
be due to a fungus problem. It is known that ring worm
is fungal. The Mayo clinic found that chronic sinusitis
is fungal Mayo
Clinic - Chronic
A lot of raw foods such as fruits, grains, vegetables. Bad foods are citrus fruits, fried foods, processed foods, saturated fats, sugar and white flour. (see our articles on
Processed Foods and
Fiber is critical for maintaining a healthy colon. Many fiber components, such as apple pectin and psyllium husks,
are able to bind with toxins in the colon and promote their excretion.
A "medicine" for psoriasis
promising studies have been conducted using bile salts as a
medicine for treating psoriasis.One theory is that many psoriasis patients have low
bile production, which reduces the guts protective mechanisms.
Toxins enter the blood through the gut, which triggers an
immune response, inflammation and abnormal cell growth in the
In a study in Hungary, 800 patients received bile salts for a
period of 1 to 8 weeks. Almost 79% of that test group
experienced complete remission of psoriasis, while only 25% of
the control group had a similar improvement. The bile therapy
led to long-term improvement: a follow-up two years after the initial
study found that nearly 80% of the patients that
received bile salts were in remission, while only 7% of the
control group could say the same. [Pathophysiology. 2003
Dec; 10(1): pp.57-61
Flaxseed oil giving essential fatty acids (Omega 3) very often missing in the western diet, is important for all skin disorders and it aids in preventing dryness. It also contains ingredients that interferes with the production of arachidonic acid (AA), a natural substance that promotes the inflammatory response and makes the lesions of psoriasis turn red and swell. Red meat and dairy products contain AA.
Sunshine and Spice Is Everything Nice for Treating Psoriasis by Dr. Mercola
Medications commonly prescribed by physicians do not cure the condition and often have significant side effects that are damaging to your health.
There are five different types of psoriasis, the most common of which responds well to sunshine, vitamin D, adequate animal-based omega-3 fats and other common kitchen ingredients that may reduce symptoms
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