Is There A Natural Cure for Psoriasis?
Medical specialists, researchers and mainstream doctors all feel there is not yet a cure for psoriasis, however many alternative and holistic medical enthusiasts feel they’re wrong. Many people feel they have found a natural cure for psoriasis, and more often than not, the consensus is there are several natural cures for Psoriasis.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition which can be debilitating for some people. It generally involves red, flaky, dry, cracked, bleeding, itching skin. Psoriasis is common on elbows, knees, and on the scalp, but some people experience it all over their body, on their feet and ankles, and on their genitals too.
The actual cause of psoriasis is not fully known yet, but it is considered to be a problem created by our own body’s immune system. Normally functioning bodies will shed dead skin cells about every thirty days. In the interim, new skin cells are developing and maturing deep below the surface, and those gradually rise to replace the ones that will soon shed. With psoriasis however, these new skin cells rise to the surface much faster – in three to six days instead of 30 – and this causes a “pile up” of sorts on the surface because the older cells are not yet ready to be shed.
Medical professionals tend to treat the symptoms of psoriasis, but since they don’t feel there is yet a cure then they aren’t usually able to solve the problem entirely. Psoriasis can recede for months at a time however, then flair up again with certain triggers such as an infection, or high stress.
Alternative medicine says there is actually a natural cure for psoriasis though. In fact, there are several. Some options for the most effective ways to cure psoriasis naturally include: Body detoxification, colon cleansing, and Omega-3 fatty acids.
1. Body detoxification can be done in many ways. The most popular, and possibly the fastest, is to go on a juice fast. There are many types of juice fasts available commercially these days, but it’s usually best to go with something proven, and something that uses all natural ingredients. One such juice fast that works really well for detoxifying your body is the lemonade diet.
Detoxification can also be accomplished by simply changing your diet, without going as drastic as a juice fast. This method takes much longer to detoxify fully, but if done properly it can result in the same success.
2. Colon cleansing is another extremely fast way to start detoxifying your body. When your colon is backed up with years of waste that hasn’t been moved out of your body properly, that waste can become toxic and release poisons into your blood stream, skin and other organs. This is often referred to as “The Leaky Gut Syndrome”. These poisons then cause many health problems, one of which is believe to be psoriasis and similar skin diseases.
3. Omega-3 Fatty Acids are essential minerals that most Americans lack in their bodies. And simply adding these as a dietary supplement every day can be a natural cure for psoriasis and other chronic health conditions. You can increase your intake of omega-3 fatty acids by eating more fish, or simply buy either fish oil or flax oil capsules at a local health food or herbal store.
When it comes to psoriasis specifically, not all natural cures and remedies will work the same for everyone. And it usually takes different lengths of time to see results as well. This is because each of our bodies are different, and one person’s level of body toxicity is usually different than another’s.
Note: Statements in this article are not approved by the FDA.
This post was written by editor on June 11, 2011