Does diet have any effect on psoriasis?

History of Psoriasis

History of Psoriasis

In this article we’re going to talk about treatment for skin psoriasis, natural psoriasis treatment, and psoriasis and diet.

Did you ever notice a tire on your car start to lose air? Maybe rather than buy a new one, you nursed the tire by pumping air into it every few days so you didn’t have to spend $150.

Well, psoriasis is kind of like that old tire. When the defense mechanism of the tire started to break down, it leaked air. When the human body’s defense mechanism breaks down, you’re more susceptible to disease and one of those happens to be psoriasis.

It’s non-contagious but still is an annoyance that appears as red scaly patches of dead skin cells. There is no known cure for psoriasis but this condition can cover a small portion of the body or extremely large areas.

So, how what steps can you take to combat the effects of psoriasis?

And, does diet have any effect on psoriasis?

  1. Dermatology archives tell us that fungus living in the lesions of the skin could be the potential causes of psoriasis. And, because sugar stimulates the production of fungus, you should avoid sugar along with high-glycemic foods such as candy, soft drinks, ice cream, cereal, pastries, pudding, pasta, bread, rice, rolls, green peas, corn, beets, bananas, potatoes, and corn.
  2. Choose low-glycemic foods such as blueberries, cantaloupe, raspberries, strawberries, kiwi, papaya, and watermelon.
  3. These low-glycemic vegetables will also work; dark and leafy greens, celery, red and green peppers, brussel sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, radishes, tomatoes and turnips.

Along with the dietary change, here are some other psoriasis home remedies:

  • Apply natural, topical progesterone cream on red, scaly patches to relieve psoriasis symptoms. Progesterone cream is risk free and eliminates most symptoms. Many cases of remission have been reported with its use. DO NOT USE progesterone cream if taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Check with your physician before using progesterone cream or psoriasis medication.
  • A daily application of Vitamin C-Ester reduces redness and scaling associated with mild psoriasis. Applied daily, improvements can be seen within three to four months use.
  • Oil of oregano’s anti-fungal and antibacterial properties will relieve lesions, inflammation, itching, swelling, and soreness. Apply oil on lesions twice daily.  Pour three to four drops of oil of oregano into a gelatin capsule and take one capsule daily with meals.
  • Wash with 2% salicylic acid cleanser to reduce flaky, dry skin patches.
  • Take a flax primrose combination with borage oil to help in psoriasis relief.
  • Milk thistle can help relieve psoriasis as well as detoxify the liver and balance hormones. Always check with your physician before taking any supplements

References:

Look and Feel Your Best On Any Budget: Copyright 2007,2011 Louisa Maccan Graves
Beauty Recipes and Tips That Really Work” Copyright 2007,2011 Louisa Maccan Graves
Hollywood Beauty Secrets Remedies To the Rescue: Copyright 2007,2011 Louisa Maccan Graves

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