OK this is how I cured my Psoriasis. But please read my suggested book titles aswell as i think it is essential that you are also self educated about your particular case of Psoriasis as everybody is different and often respond differently to treatments (as mentioned in my previous posts).
Let me first describe what was my particular case of Psoriasis and symptoms: Chronic Scalp Psoriasis was my main symptom, also small patches on nose folds, ears and eyebrows (mainly during flareups). Also infrequent small patches on my lower legs and groin area. I also had a minor form of Gastritis/IBS which gave me constant stomach bloating. I also was increasingly becoming more intolerant to different foods (a sure sign of an intestinal imbalance and an unhappy Liver).
I cured my Psoriasis by working both from the outside aswell as the inside as follows-:
Outside (external treatment): Regular application of healing cream to Psoriasis spots (2 or 3 times a day). Also use only Natural shower gels and shampoos that do not contain Sodium Laureth Sulfate (most good health shops stock this). SLS
is a harsh detergent that will only slow your healing process.
Ingredients: 2 Parts pure Aloe Vera Gel, 1 part Jojoba Oil, enough to fill a small 50ml/50g jar. Then add the contents of a punctured capsule that contains either liquid Vitamin A as Retynil Acetate or Palmitate (ask your pharmacy), or simply fish liver oil as this also contains pure Vitamin A&D (the smelly option). Also add a few drops of pure tea tree oil to the preparation. Keep a jar handy for regular use. Once your patches disappear you can use the same cream but without the Vitamin A as a maintenance cream. Or the Body Shop Aloe Vera daily soothing moisture cream is a surprisingly good maintenance cream aswell. A Great face cream too!
Scalp Psoriasis: You should apply this preparation once to your scalp and wash it out in the evening. It is a very light gel cream that is easy to apply even to the scalp and simply looks like you have used a wet look hair gel. Wash it out with an organic Apple Cider Vinegar before using an all natural shampoo that does not contain SLS
(most health shops stock these types of shampoos. Avalon is a good choice). Apple Cider Vinegar is great for killing the yeast fungus on your scalp and restoring your natural acid mantle. It is also incredibly effective against dandruff and much better then any commercial product like Head & Shoulders. The first week you should use it every other day and then just once a week after that or when your scalp feels itchy or flaky. Directions: Apply about a cup full of Apple Cider Vinegar to your scalp (use an empty water bottle and make a hole in the cap) and gently massage it in to your scalp (you can add some clove oil and/or tea tree oil to cover up the smell on your hair). Then cover it up with a towel or plastic hair cap and let it sit on your scalp for between 1/2 to 1 hour. The longer the better depending on your time available before rinsing out.
Inside (Internal Treatment):
1. Liver Cleansing
2.Anti-Bacterial, Fungus & protozoa course
3.Juice Fast Weekend
4.Immune restoring diet course
Using Liver Tonic and natural organic multi-vitamin tonic
All with regular exercise and massage to help toxin elimination
Week 1&2: Liver/Blood cleansing and elimination diet:
Wake up: Two glasses of warm water (not too hot) with a squeeze of lime or lemon juice in the second glass.
Then 2 capsules of Evening Primrose oil
Breakfast: Fruit only- Apple compote (or stewed apple without sugar), Bananas, Kiwi fruit, Papaya, Pineapple, (no citrus fruits).
=> If you are prone to a sensitive stomach or some form of IBS then stew your fruit first by simply cooking on low heat in a saucepan with a cover for about 10mins with a little water (this will avoid the raw Cellulose and starches irritating your system)
Teas: Lots of Camomile, Peppermint with honey teas during the day
Lunch: Liver green salads (which include: Cress, Lambs lettuce, Parley, Raw Garlic) or cold cooked vegetables, especially cruciferous vegetables (cooked the night before) with a lemon and virgin olive oil dressing (must be home made).
=> IF you have a sensitive stomach avoid raw salads and opt for the cooked vegetables.
Teas: Lots of Camomile, Peppermint teas with honey during the day
Early evening Liver/Skin health drink- Home juiced: Carrot,Beet and Celery
juice.You can add some fruit juice to taste if you like.
Dinner: Fish or organic farm chicken (cooked in lemon, olive oil and garlic sauce) with fresh ginger or fresh herbs (choice of: Dill, oregano, basil, rosmary) and steamed cruciferous vegetables (choice of: Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage)
Snacks(between meals): Apple Compote (or Sugar
free Stewed Apples), fruits, Rice cakes dipped in olive oil.
Also use a good liver tonic to speed the process up like: Swedish Bitters (a world renown natural liver/blood cleanser). You should be able to find this in most health shops or on the net.
Also use a good all natural Multi Vitamin&Mineral Tonic (from concentrated fruits and vegetables) like Floradix Tonic. Don't use standard synthetic multi-vitamins they are useless and can reduce your absorbtion of the natural vitamins from your food.
This Elimination Diet
requires you to specifically avoid all the following: (but don't panic as it's only temporary. You can re-introduce them all gradually at the end of the program)
Alcohol, Spicy foods, Wheat or Gluten products, All night shade vegetables (Tomatoes,Potatoes,Eggplant,Peppers,Paprika,Chilli), Dairy products, Coffee, Tea (herbal is Ok), Chocolate, Meats (especially smoked meats), Mushrooms, all sugars apart from honey (especially Manuka Honey)and real maple syrup.
=> Also if you have a sensitive stomach avoid all nuts
Focus on following:
- Overchew all your foods before swallowing
- Eat at very regular times (do not skip any meals)
- Snack on allowed foods when you need to (do not let your blood Sugar
levels drop so that you are operating on adrenalin/nervous energy)
- Try to get to bed at the same time every nightand get a minimum of 7 hours healing sleep a night.
Also focus on natural toxin elimination methods:
- Regular daily exercise (walking is fine)
- Weekly massage
- periodic Steam baths if possible
- Drink at least 1 1/2 Litres of mineral water everyday (do not drink at meal times as it dilutes your stomach digestive acids)
This is all designed to speed up the elimination of toxins and stimulate your body's sympathetic system which will encourage it to start healing itself.
Week 3: Introduce Anti-Bacterial,Fungus and protozoa herbs:
Continue diet as above but introduce the following herbs during breakfast and dinner: Goldenseal, Milk Thistle, Pau D'arco. Tinctures are best but you can also use dried capsule herbs (Solgar is best).
Juice fast weekend before starting week 4.
Week 4: Introduce Intestinal Immune system enhancer:
Continue diet with herbs as above and introduce a mild form of pro-biotics (suitable for infants) which you take daily. The refrigerated ones are the best. Ask your health shop or check the net.
Thats it your done!! you should have noticed a huge difference and possibly a complete remission of all symptoms by now.
Week 5 - 8: Simply introduce a more potent form of the pro-biotics (suitable for adults) and start reintroducing all your foods gradually and looking for any adverse reaction. If you do get a reaction or itching then simply avoid that food and re-introduce it at a later date as your system is not ready for it quite yet. Also if you found you were a sweet or starch lover try and keep this intake more balanced from now on (it should be easier for you after the diet as it will have lestened your cravings). As these foods play havoc with your blood Sugar
and insulin levels and over time will only run your whole system back down.
> Also for optimum health try and keep the following in your daily regimen:
- Warm water with a squeeze of lime or lemon juice first thing
- 2 Capsules of Evening Primrose Oil just before breakfast
- Liver and skin health juice drink in the early evening and before dinner: Home juiced: Carrot/Beet/Celery drink.
Also keep up a good daily exercise habit even if it is just a couple of walks everyday as it keeps your lymphatic system working and your toxins eliminating efficiently.
Thats it!! Good Luck and Good health to you all!