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 - 5 Ways to Handle the Stigma of Psoriasis

Natural Remedies for Psoriasis

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a common skin disorder that occurs when skin cells replicate too quickly. When this happens the skin starts producing new skin cells ten times it's normal rate, but it still removes old skin cells at the regulate rate. This causes the new skin cells to pile up onto the under the surface of the skin.

This leads to patches of red and swollen skin, most commonly covered with silvery or whitish scales. Psoriasis can appear anywhere on the body but most frequently occurs on the knees, scalp, elbows, buttocks, the backs of the wrists. Psoriasis can affect the nails, causing stipples, and pitted areas along with a discoloration and thickening of the nail's plates.

Who Gets Psoriasis?

Psoriasis comes and goes in cycles, and doesn't usually leave any scarring behind. Doctors aren't sure what the exact cause of Psoriasis is. The only conclusion that has held any weight is that it is a genetic flaw, and as such, adjusting your lifestyle may be the best option for you to handle your psoriasis.

What are the Symptoms of Psoriasis?

Psoriasis usually doesn't itch, and if you do scratch the rash it most likely will bleed. Red inflamed patches of skin covered with silvery, or whitish scales as mentioned above are the telltale symptoms of Psoriasis. Dull distorted nails, and thick, dry skin in times of remission are also common.

What are the Root Causes of Psoriasis?

Genetics are the number one roots cause followed closely by a poor diet, low in essential fatty acids, difficulty digesting protein, and an overgrowth of candida. Poor liver function, stress, and hormonal changes have also been linked to Psoriasis. Certain medications, illness, or infection, stress, and even sunburn have also been noted as root causes of Psoriasis.

Natural Remedies.

Getting your protein from fish and vegetarian sources is a good place to start in diet modification. Increase the amount of fresh organic produce in your diet, and also your fiber intake. Avoid red meat, and milk. Many people with Psoriasis have a difficult time digesting these proteins. In some people reactions, or allergies to foods can bring on Psoriasis, so it is important to watch your diet, and note when your Psoriasis acts up.


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Hydrochloric Acid Hydrochloric Acid- Take 1- 3 capsules with each meal. This is help assist in digesting proteins. *Reduce your dosage if a warm or burning sensation occurs.
Digestive Enzymes Digestive Enzymes- Take 1 capsules with each meal. This will also help to digest proteins, but will help digest milk and dairy products as well.
Essentail Fatty Acids Essential Fatty Acids-Take as directed on the label. Fish oil is great for your skin, and has anti-inflammatory effects.
Milk Thistle Milk Thistle- Take 250 mg three times a day of a formula that contains 80 - 85% silymarin extract which is the ingredient in Milk Thistle that is so important. Milk Thistle is a great liver cleanser, detoxifier, and also helps to reduce cellular proliferation.
Vitamin B 12 Vitamin B 12- Take a sublingual B 12 400 - 800 mcg daily.
Sarsaparilla Sarsaparilla- Take 500 mg three times a day. This herb will reduce the effects of bacterial toxins which aggravate Psoriasis.


*Please check with your doctor before taking any supplements, and also read the warning labels on each product, especially if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Also read the labels carefully when giving your child any natural supplement, to ensure that it is safe to give a child.

by Group Owner on Feb. 7, 2011 at 9:06 AM



Natural Cure For Psoriasis - Become Psoriasis Free, The Natural Way!

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Natural Home Remedies for Psoriasis That You Ought to Know

by Group Owner on Jan. 3, 2012 at 9:02 AM


1- Take a soak. Showering, soaking in a tub, and applying wet compresses all can rehydrate very dry skin and help soften and remove thick psoriasis scales without damaging the skin. Since thick scaling can act as a barrier to both medications and ultraviolet light, it's important to gently remove as much scale as possible. Regular soaking also helps reduce itching and redness of lesions. Keep the water tepid rather than hot (hot water can increase itching).

While soaking helps remove plaque scales, however, be aware that frequent wetting and drying also removes the skin's oils, its natural protection against moisture loss. Therefore, to get the benefits of soaking without overdrying the skin, be sure to moisturize with a heavy emollient immediately (within three minutes) after soaking, washing, or wetting your skin. I highly reccomend MammaMichal's Aromatherapy English Garden Bath Salt.

2- Moisturize. Dry skin can crack, bleed, and become infected, so it's important to keep your skin from drying out. Moisturizing not only helps prevent dry skin, it also reduces inflammation, helps maintain flexibility (dried plaques can make moving certain parts of the body difficult), helps keep psoriasis from getting worse, and makes plaque scales less noticeable. The heaviest, or greasiest, moisturizers work best at locking water into the skin -- ingredients like lactic acid seem to work best. Or you can use coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, shea butter, sweet almond oil or coca butter. Apply a moisturizer right after you step out of a bath or shower. It helps your body hold onto natural oils and water. I highly recommend you use MammaMichal's English Garden body lotion: with shea butter, virgin sweet almond oil, extra virgin olive oil, virgin jojoba oil and hemp-seed oil infused with chamomile flowers, calendula flowers and comfrey for its oil combination along with aloe vera juice and proprietary concoction of essential oils it is ideal to keep your skin well hydrated.

3- Humidify. Dry indoor air is associated with dry skin, which is bad news for psoriasis sufferers. Use a room humidifier to raise the humidity.

4- Be careful with medications. Certain medications, including antimalarials, beta blockers (such as Inderal), lithium, and others, can worsen psoriasis in some people. Be sure all of the doctors who treat you know about your skin condition, and if a current medication appears to be aggravating your psoriasis, discuss with your health care professional the possibility of a reduced dosage or alternative medication.

5- Choose soaps carefully.
Harsh soaps can dry and irritate the skin and increase itching, so opt
for a mild soap instead. Many mild, all natural soaps are available nowadaays such as goat milk soaps or shea butter-coconut oil based
soaps. And no matter what product you choose, be sure to rinse off well and then apply moisturizer immediately to prevent itching and drying.

6- Use skin products carefully. Psoriasis causes the skin to be unusually susceptible to irritating substances, so use products such as hair dyes, perms, or straighteners with caution. Use potential irritants only when your skin is relatively free of lesions, and avoid them altogether if you have open wounds.

7- Avoid injuring your skin. Even mild injuries such as sunburn, scratches, and irritation from tight clothing can cause or worsen psoriasis. Dermatologists call this psoriasis trigger "the Koebner phenomenon."

For treating existing cracked skin I highly recommend MammaMichal's Herbal Healing Salve.

Additional treatments:
Fish oil. There have been numerous studies linking the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil to improvement in psoriasis patches. The people in these studies had to take large oral doses of the supplement to show any results, but one study did find simply slathering fish oil on a psoriasis patch helped with healing.

Apply aloe. The gel from the aloe vera plant has long been known for its skin-soothing properties and for helping the skin heal from minor wounds and burns. Research in the 1990s appears to have extended the plant's repertoire of possible benefits to include clearing psoriasis plaques. If you want to try aloe, you can buy the plant itself, split open one of its leaves, and smear the gel onto the plaques. For larger areas of plaque or a more portable balm, you can instead purchase a bottle of pure aloe vera gel at many pharmacies and health-food stores.

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