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Offline Built4life

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Natural cure for Psoriasis?
« on: November 20, 2012, 05:03:10 AM »
Just wondering if anyone's got a Good natural way of healing this - my hands are very dry and cracking (think its psoriasis, as its just patches of dry cracking skin)

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Re: Natural cure for Psoriasis?
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2012, 08:18:58 AM »
Being one that suffers from psoriasis - there doesn't seem to be a 'cure'..  Some facts about it:

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What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis [pronounced sore-EYE-ah-sis] is a chronic (lifelong) disease of the immune system that varies from person to person, both in severity and how it responds to treatments.

Is psoriasis contagious?


Psoriasis is not contagious. It is not something you can "catch" or that others can catch from you. Psoriasis lesions are not infectious.

What causes psoriasis?

While the exact causes of psoriasis have yet to be discovered, we know that the immune system and genetics play major roles in its development. Most researchers agree that the immune system is somehow mistakenly triggered, which speeds up the growth cycle of skin cells among other immune reactions.

How is psoriasis diagnosed?

No special blood tests or diagnostic tools exist to diagnose psoriasis. A dermatologist (doctor who specializes in skin diseases) or other health care provider usually examines the affected skin and determines if it is psoriasis. Sometimes a piece of skin is examined under the microscope.

Is there a cure for psoriasis?

There is no cure, but many different treatments, both topical (on the skin) and systemic (throughout the body), can clear psoriasis for periods of time. People often need to try out different treatments before they find one that works for them.

Taken from the National Psoriasis Foundation

Diet, stress, environment are just but a few things that can make it flare up.  While I deal with psoriasis, the heal of my hand dries out pretty badly this time of year,.. mainly because of the cold dry air.  A simple lotion will help that.

I'd start with just a simply lotion,.. like Jergens or even Goldbond Medicated Lotion...  If that helps and your hands heal, then you may not have it.  Other wise, I do recommend that you see your health care professional.

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Re: Natural cure for Psoriasis?
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2012, 08:58:49 AM »
Yesterday at a dr. appt, my dermatologist recommended Cerave Cream to help with dry skin (not psoriasis specifically). He said to apply it while the skin is still damp after bath or shower. His opinion was that lotions don't actually end up helping as much as this method in the long run.

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Re: Natural cure for Psoriasis?
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2012, 10:17:00 AM »
Decades ago I had a fiance who had plaquing psoriasis. His most remarkable skin recoveries were in the weeks following swimming in the ocean and some beach/sun exposure. I've noticed this also makes a remarkable difference with my own Rosacea.

If you do not live near the ocean you might try soaking in a bath of sea salts as needed and using either Emu oil/lotion or coconut oil on the plaquing/rash.

The skin is the largest organ of the human body and its condition reflects what is going on with our internal health. Psoriasis shows an inflammatory response of the autoimmune system. It may be worth it to investigate incorporating foods with anti-inflammatory agents into your daily nutritional intake while transitioning those foods which encourage an inflammatory response out of your diet.


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Re: Natural cure for Psoriasis?
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2012, 10:18:56 AM »
Quail Eggs

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Please vet any and all medical advice that you get from the internet. Also some of these sites sell eggs so take the info with a grain of salt. I'm not affiliated with any of these sites and I don't sell any eggs, I just raise them and eat them.

http://www.ehow.com/list_6671158_benefits-quail-eggs_.html

http://tribune.com.ng/index.php/wealth-creation-thru-agric/29101-healing-power-of-japanese-quail-eggs

http://www.rantrave.com/Rant/Inportant-of-quail-egg.aspx

http://www.thehealthierlife.co.uk/natural-health-articles/allergies/quail-eggs-ease-rhinitis-symptoms-00013.html

http://healthierquaileggs.com/eczema-psoriasis.php?pg=7

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Cliff notes version. I got a new room mate she brought with her an 8 y/o pug. I feed my dogs a natural food diet, so naturally the pug started getting it also. Before moving in the pug had numerous health problems, and would go to the vet 4-6 times a year. During the summer months she would lose all of the hair on her belly, and itch herself until she bled. It was actually recommended by her now former vet that it might be better to just put her down, hence why it's the former vet.

After about 1-2 months of the natural diet her health improved drastically, shiny coat, better breath, less eye goobers, more energy, but still some dry flaky skin on her nose and belly. Late spring we switched her exclusively to raw quail eggs, and a carbohydrate, 6 eggs a day. She ended up making it through the whole summer without losing her hair, the flaky patches on her belly / nose are now gone, and she just got over a nagging ear infection. Oh and not a single trip to the vet. Her energy level has also skyrocketed.

I'm not saying it will cure you, but it might be something to look into. My dad and one of my friends has psoriasis and I have been trying to get them to give it a try. unfortunately they are both of the, "If it don't come in a bottle or a tube it ain't medicine," mentality. Hopefully I can get one of them to give it a go, I would love to document the results, but it seems every time I drop off a dozen eggs at my folks house, I come pack and find they have been blown and placed as a decoration on a shelf somewhere.  :o
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Re: Natural cure for Psoriasis?
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2012, 11:00:17 AM »
I had eczema or psoriasis for 5 years that I went to the doctor/s for. They gave me plenty of advice and creams (most of which burnt my skin the second I applied it) and one day I used a suntan lotion I had on hand and it SOOTHED IT. So I started applying it multiple times a day for months and my "1st degree burn-like' marks finally went away forever.



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Re: Natural cure for Psoriasis?
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2012, 11:17:46 AM »
Just to echo the post above about it possibly being an auto-immune response...  My wife stopped eating/drinking any dairy as part of a paleo diet. Within a week or so the psoriasis she had suffered from for years went away. You may want to consider doing a variety of allergy protocols to see if that might be the cause. Of course, consult a physician before making changes, etc.

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Re: Natural cure for Psoriasis?
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2012, 12:58:02 PM »
I went through the whole allergy testing thing, turns out my issue is petroleum food dyes. It's more common than people think and a sensitivity to these kinds of additives can wreak all kinds of havoc on your system. These dyes are even in skin care products that are advertised to clear up your skin.
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Re: Natural cure for Psoriasis?
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2012, 05:34:41 PM »
But4life,
   I am not a doctor, but I have somethings for you to think about. There is a soap called Grandpa's Pine Tar oil Soap. Sounds like horrible stuff. It is freakin fantastic. Its not super expensive and can be found in most natural food stores. There are many reviews about it helping psoriasis.
Another soap is called Chandrika. It is from india but it is super cheap. It has sandal wood oil in it and smells great. I use it as my all purpose soap and shapoo and shaving bar. These are real natural soaps. You can find Chandrika at a natural food store as well and at indian spice stores and maybe even general asian markets.
 Also, shea butter and coconut oils are great for skin, (see my post on shea butter in this thread) and you may even try a turmeric poltice or rub but that is going to stain and make a mess. But it may help. Hope you find something to help you.
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Re: Natural cure for Psoriasis?
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2012, 03:39:26 AM »
Thanks very much for all the replys and advice - I have allot of great ideas to try now!

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Re: Natural cure for Psoriasis?
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2012, 07:13:41 AM »
I have had friends and family with similar issues.   

It might be a fungal issue.  You can check by using a black light to see if any of it glows pretty colors under a black light.  Fungal issues can easily be treated once you know if that is the cause.

Lots of sunlight helps.  I know someone who keeps her psoriasis in check with lots of sun exposure.

Another friend cuts out all yeast and yeast based foods out of her diet.  She does this for a few months and she is good to go for a couple of years.



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Re: Natural cure for Psoriasis?
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2012, 08:22:45 AM »
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What causes psoriasis?
While the exact causes of psoriasis have yet to be discovered, we know that the immune system and genetics play major roles in its development. Most researchers agree that the immune system is somehow mistakenly triggered, which speeds up the growth cycle of skin cells among other immune reactions.

It sounds like the process that Glyphosate (Round-up) is designed to induce in plant cells.  Makes me wonder if psoriasis is yet another byproduct of our engineered food supply. 

Following a link from Episode 1023:
http://naturalsociety.com/monsantos-roundup-glyphosate-parkinsons-neurodegenerative/
Then down the rat hole...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apoptosis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autophagy 

Natural cure?  First thing is to find the cause.  But if scientists can't (or won't) even figure out the cause, I guess we have to go with our own theories.  I don't have psoriasis, but I am still doing my best to avoid GMO food.  I guess that's a start... stop eating poison.