Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes skin cells to build up and form scales and itchy, dry patches. In my videos on Skin Health, I explain the causes and natural solutions to disease like psoriasis.
Skin issues like psoriasis develop as a result of toxic exposure to antibiotics, vaccinations, medications, and toxins in the environment or food. These toxins negatively affect the digestive system which decrease your body’s ability to break down proteins which are used to make new skin. Most people also lack the essential ingredients required for healthy skin like vitamins, minerals, omega 3, essential amino acids, and healthy fats.
As you can see from this picture, you must start looking at everything used to make healthy skin such as fat and protein, but you must especially look at the health and quality of your blood. Another important factor which isn’t shown in this picture is the microflora of your skin. You have about 1000 different species of bacteria on your skin! In just one square inch you can have between 50 to 500 million bacteria.
The first step will be avoiding any disruptions to your microflora which include the following:
Toxic, processed food
All Toxic Household Cleaners
All Toxic Personal care and Cosmetic products
Most personal hygiene and cosmetic products are filled with the following toxins, so be sure to always look at the label before you put something on your skin.
Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) / Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES)
It’s important to make the proper dietary and lifestyle changes to promote healthy skin, so here’s a video to get you started:
Here are the most important nutrients required for healthy skin:
Dark Green Leafy Vegetables (kale, spinach, broccoli)
Antioxidant Rich Food (goji berries, wild blueberries)
Healthy Fats (coconut oil, olive oil)
Fermented Foods (kefir, sauerkraut)
Carotenoids (carrots, sweet potatoes)
All of these foods will heal your skin from the inside out, but you also need to feed your skin from the outside as well. Always keep in mind that you should only put things on your skin that you can eat such as:
Organic Shea Butter
Virgin Coconut Oil
Aloe Vera Juice
Vitamin D and Sunlight exposure are especially beneficial for psoriasis:
“These data suggest that psoriasis may respond to active metabolites of vitamin D3 and that abnormalities in vitamin D metabolism or in responsiveness of the skin cells to active metabolites of vitamin D may be involved in the pathogenesis of this skin disease.”
British Journal of Dermatology
Turmeric has also been very effective for treatment of psoriasis. The good news is that it can be applied topically or ingested.
“We can reach a conclusion that curcumin can suppress the proliferation of keratinocytes even with IL-22 treatment. Therefore, we have confidence in future curcumin research about psoriasis treatment.”
International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
“Taken together, curcumin, with high efficacy and safety, has a great potential to treat psoriasis.”