Psoriasis

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Understanding Psoriasis

Psoriasis [pronounced sore-EYE-ah-sis] is a completely different kind of skin condition from eczema or dermatitis. It is a chronic, recurring inflammatory skin disease characterized by red patches, dry, scaly skin with distinct border between the patch and normal skin. Pain and itching usually accompany this condition.

Psoriasis is a diverse form of skin disease that may appear in a variety of forms, each with their distinct characteristics. In some sufferers, it can change from one form to another.

 

Symptoms of Psoriasis

Psoriasis begins most often in people aged between 10 and 40, although people in all age groups are susceptible. It usually starts with a small patch on the scalp, elbows, knees, backs or buttocks.

These patches may clear up after a few months, or may remain to grow into larger patches.

Some people never have more than one or two small patches, while others may have patches covering large areas of the body. Depending on where the patches form, they may itch or hurt and cause embarrassment.

Psoriasis could be a lifelong, non-contagious skin disease. There are many forms of psoriasis. The most common form, plaque psoriasis, appears as raised, red patches or lesions covered with a silvery white build-up of dead skin cells that look like and are called “scales”.

Inverse psoriasis are mostly found under the armpits, groins, under breasts and in other skin fold areas. The lesions are very red and appear smooth and shiny, unlike plaque psoriasis.

Erythrodermic psoriasis causes the skin to become red and scaly. The lesions are like a burn, keeping the skin from serving as a protective barrier against injury and infection.

Pustular psoriasis has lesions that are large and small with pus-filled blisters (pustules) commonly forming on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. Occasionally they are also scattered all over the body.

 

Causes of Psoriasis

Psoriasis occurs because of an abnormally high rate of skin cells growth. The reason for the rapid cell growth is thought to be a problem with the body’s immune system and the toxicity in the blood.

Lesions may flare up for no apparent reason, often resulting from conditions that irritate the skin, such as from consuming or inhaling an allergen, severe sunburn, or following infections such as a flu.

When exposed to bright sunlight (during summer), some symptoms may diminish. Whereas during the cold weather (or winter), flare-ups are very common. Some drugs may also cause flare-ups.

A number of other factors are also thought to cause or contribute to psoriasis, including excessive stress, excess copper and keratin, incomplete protein digestion, bowel toxemia, impaired liver function, alcohol and tobacco consumption, and excessive consumption of animal fats.

Many people with psoriasis have deformed, thickened, pitted nails.

 

 

Diet/Lifestyle Suggestions

We know that excessive toxins in our blood stream that cannot be properly filtered by a poor liver and kidney, will try to escape through the skin, causing skin disorder and disruptions like psoriasis.

Skin ailments are warning signs that the body is not getting rid of toxins as it should. Psoriasis is said to be a life-long disease, but I believe that a total change in your dietary and lifestyle may make it short-lived.

  • Limit the consumption of sugar products, animal products, i.e. fats and dairy products as they contain a certain arachidonic acid found only in animal tissues that are especially toxic for chronic psoriasis sufferers.
  • Also eliminate tobacco and alcohol entirely as they can increase the absorption of toxins from the gut that stimulates psoriasis.
  • Learn more about Essential Fatty Acids.

    Studies have shown that fish oils can help prevent and relieve the symptoms of psoriasis. Increasing your intake of cold-water fish, such as salmon, mackerel, herring and halibut can significantly alleviate symptoms, particularly itching, within eight weeks. If these fish are not easily available, try taking fish oil capsules.
  • Cut down on omega-6 type vegetable oils, such as corn, sunflower and safflower oils and margarines and shortenings made from these products. But increase intake of omega-3 best found in plant-based fresh flaxseed oil. Good, rapid results have been seen on psoriasis sufferers who take 2-3 tbsp flaxseed oil daily.
  • Another supplement worth taking to help speed up healing is a high-quality probiotics.  See below for some suggestions of good probiotics.
  • Avoid sources of gluten, such as wheat to help reduce the problem.
  • Suggested juice recipe for psoriasis remedy.

    Learn to love the rich benefits of plant produce that are “orangest” and “greenest”. A diet that is high in fiber, and high in mineral diet with lots of vegetable protein can help flush out the toxins. The orange and green juices are especially beneficial in these circumstances.

  • Drink lots and lots of water that will help the cleansing process. Acidophilus, as yoghurt, powder, liquid or capsules help maintain a healthy intestinal terrain.
  • Bathing in Vitamin D (from the sun) is also said to help improve psoriasis symptoms.
  • Grandma’s tip: Rub a slice of potato on the skin to soothe skin itchiness.

 

Recommended Healing Foods For Psoriasis Remedy

 

There are many plant produce that are helpful for this skin condition. When you are not drinking juices, include them in your meals.

Choose the greenest and orangest plant-based foods that you can find. But generally, eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. You can’t go wrong. Some suggestions: Broccoli, kale, carrots, citrus fruits, orange capsicum, dark green lettuces, collard greens, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, bean sprouts, etc.

Carrot  Spinach  Kale  Beetroot
 Alfalfa Sprouts  Wheatgrass  Broccoli  Collard Greens
 Capsicum  Pumpkin  Grapefruit  Orange
Lime & Lemon Cilantro Ginger Garlic

 

Dedicate yourself to drink at least one 8-oz glass of carrot and spinach juice everyday (on an empty stomach) and LOTS of water. The rich beta-carotene in carrots are especially helpful for detoxifying the liver and kidneys.

The orange-red fruits/vegetables are rich in beta-carotene and are extremely cleansing. When you consume foods like these, be sure that you do not drink alcohol or smoke, at least four hours before and after as this would wipe out the effectiveness of its healing virtues. In fact, eliminate alcohol or smoke (or even second-hand smoke) entirely if you want faster healing!

Ginger and garlic are anti-inflammatory foods.  Include them in your juices and in your foods as much as possible.

 

Some Suggested Combos (measurement for one portion):

  • 1 carrot + 2 green apples + a bunch of spinach + 3-4 leaves kale + ¼ lemon slice
  • 2 carrots + a bunch of spinach + 1 cup of broccoli + 1 capsicum +¼ lemon slice + thumb-size ginger (optional)
  • 2 carrots + 1 medium-sized beetroot + 1 capsicum + ¼ lemon slice
  • 2 carrots + ½ small pumpkin + 2 oranges
  • 1 grapefruit + 3 oranges + ¼ lemon slice
  • 1 oz wheatgrass juice + a squeeze of lemon juice

 

Learn how to make great-tasting green juices.