Holistic Health Report on Psoriasis: A Chronic Skin Disorder
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder that affects more than 6.4 million people in the United States.
the most common form, is characterized by inflamed lesions topped with silvery white scales. Psoriasis can be limited
to a few plaques or can involve moderate to extensive areas of skin.
There are five different forms of psoriasis: plague psoriasis, guttate psoriasis, pustular psoriasis, inverse psoriasis
and erythrodermic psoriasis.
- Plaque Psoriasis is the most common form of psoriasis.
- Guttate Psoriasis is characterized by small dot-like lesions.
- Pustular Psoriasis is characterized by weeping lesions and intense scaling.
- Inverse Psoriasis is characterized by intense inflammation and little scaling.
- Erythrodermic Psoriasis is characterized by intense sloughing and inflammation of the skin.
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Psoriasis can range from mild to moderate to very severe and disabling. Both males and females get psoriasis in
equal numbers. It can strike at any age, but most often between 15 and 35; however, a first-time diagnosis of psoriasis
has been seen in very old people, newborn babies and small children.
About 150,000 to 250,000 new cases of psoriasis
are diagnosed each year. There is presently no known cure. The disease seems to lessen during the summer months.
It may go away on its own, but once you have had psoriasis, it is always possible that it will return.
The exact cause of psoriasis is not known, although a recent study has established that it is an immune-mediated
disorder. We do know that psoriasis is the growth of too many skin cells. A normal skin cell matures in 28 to 30
days but a psoriatic skin cell takes only 3 to 6 days. Psoriasis is not contagious, but it can be hereditary. Attacks
can be triggered by nervous tension, stress, illness, surgery, cuts, poison ivy, infections, sunburn and the drugs
lithium, chloroquine and beta-blockers.
What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a skin disease that occurs when faulty signals in the immune system cause skin cells to regenerate
too quickly, every three to four days, instead of the usual 30-day cycle. The faulty signals in the immune system
are the T cells (white blood cells) that play a major role in the internal process. T cells naturally circulate throughout
the body looking for antigens or foreign substances like a bacteria or a virus, which activates the T cell and initiates
an immune response to neutralize the antigen. In psoriasis, activated T cells end up in the skin causing extra skin
cells to build up on the skin’s surface, forming red, flaky, scaly lesions that can itch, crack, bleed, and be extremely
painful affecting more than 5 million people.
What Causes Psoriasis? The cause of Psoriasis has not been determined but there are many
factors associated with it such as food allergies, metabolic problems, hypothyroidism, stress, faulty utilization
of fat by the liver, and colon problems such as buildup of toxins in an unhealthy colon. According to Dr. Ray Peat
and others, low thyroid function is associated with may skin problems, including psoriasis. When thyroid function
is low, prolactin (protein hormone of the anterior lobe of the pituitary) increases. Excess prolactin increases
cell division. Sunlight is known to decrease prolactin formation, whereas darkness and stress can increase prolactin
levels and this is why people who suffer from psoriasis frequently notice an improvement in their skin during the
Helpful Tips For Combating Psoriasis.
- A diet low in fried foods, processed foods, saturated fats (found in meat and dairy products), sugar, or white
flour is important. Dr John Pagano, author of Healing Psoriasis, found that in Germany there was a high incidence
of psoriasis prior to World War II. During the war, the disease nearly disappeared when certain foods, especially
red meats, were in short supply. After the war, as the economy recovered and the food supply returned to pre-war
standards psoriasis came back.
- Supply the body with essential fatty acids that are important for all skin disorders. Essential fatty acids aid
in preventing dry skin, which is a possible link to the faulty utilization of fat. Vaxa’s Omegacin+ is a complete
blend of essential fatty acids, which can help fight psoriasis.
- Additional digestive enzymes are needed for protein synthesis and to aid with proper digestion. Digestin is an
advanced blend of digestive enzymes and homeopathic medicinals which aid in digestion.
- A good Multi-Mineral / Vitamin such as Daily Essentials with vitamins B, A, E, C, and D for cellular functions,
is also needed for healing of skin tissue.
- A good clean colon is very important to promote the excretion of toxins with ingredients such as apple pectin
and psyllium husks which can be found in Vaxa’s Colon-Aid+
Topically- cold pressed flaxseed, sesame, or soybean oils can be helpful along with applying seawater to the affected
area with cotton several times a day.
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Books on Psoriasis
Healing Psoriasis: The
Natural Alternative This book proves that Psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease, as well as Eczema,
can be alleviated, controlled and even healed in a natural way; that is, without the use of drugs, steroid
creams, tar baths or even ultra-violet light.
As you read the book you will come to realize psoriasis, as well as eczema, originate in the intestinal tract.
The author Looked at the subject from the inside out, rather than from the outside in, and reveals a whole new
approach to the disease. This concept involves dentifying the problem as a build up of toxins (poisons) in the
system which make their way out through the skin, but does not originate in the skin. Then Dr. Pagano goes on to
define the development of psoriasis as the external manifestation of the body’s attempt to throw off internal toxins.
Because of thin, porous, intestinal walls these toxic elements “seep” through the walls of the intestine
(now referred to as “The Leaky Gut Syndrome”), causing a pollution of the lymphatic and blood circulatory
Then the body attempts to rid itself of the build up of these toxins by expelling them through the sweat glands.
Dr. Pagano further emphasizes that a proper diet and adequate eliminations are a major part of the solution. This
book proves the efficacy of this theory by documented case histories, patient affidavits and striking before and
Psoriasis, The Real
Way Out: A Self-Education Guide to Complete Natural Healing: This is serious business, based on the history
of successful psoriasis treatment by many prominent people, including medical practitioners who have quietly
worked around the medical establishment to accomplish their purpose – a drug free solution to psoriasis.