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.
Effective home remedies for psoriasis:
Effective home remedies for psoriasis involve attaching the problem from multiple channels.
First thing you need to address is diet. 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. Additionally, add in your diet foods rich in carotenoids (mangoes, corn, sweet potatoes, carrots and squash, as well as leafy greens and tomatoes).
Regular daily exercise will help
Finally, you need to provide your body with the nutrients it needs to heal itself. Take all the following for best results.
|Betaine 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.|
|Fish Oil – Take 1 capsule, 3 times a day with food. Fish oil is great for your skin, and has anti-inflammatory effects.|
|Berberine -Take as directed on the label. A 1995 study showed that berberine was able to reduce skin cell growth in psoriasis.|
|Milk Thistle– Take 25 drops three times a day in a big glass of water or juice. Milk Thistle is a great liver cleanser, detoxifier, and also helps to reduce cellular proliferation.|
*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.