For some people, finding relief from psoriasis can be a never ending quest. There seems to be “cures” everywhere on the internet these days; lotions, potions, creams, gels and supplements. It can be a money pit for those desperately seeking psoriasis help and a cure for this disease.
What many people don’t know however is that there are steps you can take that may help alleviate the symptoms and even slow down the onset of another psoriasis outbreak. There are things you can do at home that won’t cost you a pretty penny.
Turn to all natural skin products, eliminating skin care lotions that contain chemicals and especially eliminate fragrance. Fragrance is known to be an irritant. Fragrance mixes have been associated with allergies, dermatitis, respiratory distress and potential effects on the reproductive system.
Find an all natural or organic lotion and slather it on several times throughout the day, especially after you shower and before bedtime. Even a good old jar of homemade body oil is far better than anything you can purchase in the store. Click here for a great whipped coconut oil body butter recipe.
Aside from a natural body lotion, you should eliminate everything that contains fragrance and other known irritants that touch your body. That means hand soap, makeup, body sprays, soap, and even laundry soap.
Change your diet immediately, eliminating refined carbs, processed foods, sugar, and alcohol. Instead, add more raw food to your diet including fruits and vegetables. Dr. John Pagano advices eliminating inflammatory nightshade vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, potatoes, paprika and adding more root vegetables like carrots, yams and beets.
In his book “Win the War Within”, Dr. Floyd Chilton, a professor of physiology and pharmacology, describes a diet to reduce inflammation which may improve symptoms of psoriasis. Foods that may cause inflammation include eggs, liver, and fatty meats.
Vitamins for psoriasis include Omega-3 fatty acids, found is fish oil, among other things. The best way to get fish oils is through capsule, they contain the correct amount of fish oil necessary in each pill. Fish oils can help autoimmune diseases as well as migraines, joint pains, and blood pressure issues.
Try adding a probiotic enzyme to your supplement program. These work to help you digest food better and more efficiently. They also carry an anti-inflammatory chemical which can really help with psoriasis outbreaks.
Try olive leaf extract. Olive leaf extract is a natural antibiotic and sometimes works even better than traditional antibiotics. You can get olive leaf extract from any health store. Start by taking 2-3 a day for three months and then take 4 a day for one month.
Olive leaf extract is an anti-microbial product. The extract goes back many centuries. The extract will kill most viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Olive leaf extract has four main benefits. One is improving the immune system and making it stronger. Two, it controls the amount of bad bacteria, fungus, and viruses in the system without destroying the good stuff. Three, it raises energy levels so you feel more motivated to do other things. Four, it lowers blood pressure and reduces hypertension.
In her book, Psoriasis Free For Life, Kathy Wilson, Atlernative Medical Practitioner, describes how you can cure your psoriasis starting today. As a 15 year sufferer herself, she cured her disease in three days naturally without prescription creams and pills. She, along with many other experts believe that psoriasis is not a skin disease but an immune system disease that can be controlled naturally.