Psoriasis is different from eczema because it causes the skin to grow quickly and seems to be an autoimmune disease, like MS or lupus. Most of the time, psoriasis affects the skin, but in about 10% of cases, it also affects the joints. Research shows that psoriasis is caused when certain T-cells divide very quickly. This starts an inflammatory reaction that makes skin cells divide seven to twelve times faster than usual. In natural medicine, this could be because the skin is not getting enough food and is weak or because it is allergic to food.
Because this overactive immune system also causes inflammation, psoriasis is similar to eczema in the way it looks and feels. Often, the skin is dry and itchy, and it often cracks or blisters. The skin needs oils to stay moist. Omega-3 essential fatty acids may be especially helpful.
Diet is a big part of how well psoriasis can be treated. It has been shown that symptoms get better when you fast or eat a vegetarian diet. Some people have also felt better after giving up gluten-containing grains like wheat. Again, it would be a good idea to think about foods that are good for your blood type, since food allergies can make psoriasis worse.
Psoriasis may be caused by things like protein digestion that isn't finished or bowel toxemia. If you take Proactazyme Plus or Protease Plus between meals, it will help break down protein that hasn't been digested and clean out your colon.
It's also important to clean out the liver. Milk Thistle Combination and All Cell Detox are two good ways to do this. When combined with a source of dietary fiber like Nature's Three or Psyllium Hulls Combination, these formulas will also help to gently clean the bowel to get rid of gut-made toxins that may be linked to this disease.
Vitamin A (in large doses of about 50,000 to 75,000 IU per day), vitamin E (400 to 800 IU per day), B-complex vitamins, especially vitamin B6, vitamin C, zinc, and chromium have been said to help psoriasis. Psoriasis can be helped by taking feverfew orally or putting it on the skin. Lastly, the polyphenols in green tea can help reduce skin irritation and make psoriasis easier to deal with.
Essential Oils: Sandalwood
Foods: GreenZone, Ultimate Powder