What to do about psoriasis?

Psoriasis is characterized by itchy, red patches on the skin with silvery-white flakes. A poorly functioning liver is often involved and a connection with cow’s milk allergy is possible. The lion’s share of psoriasis patients have fungi in the intestines and stomach/intestinal complaints are also possible. Psoriasis can also be caused by circulating toxins and by the body itself, by leucotrienes, prostaglandins, etc. The inhibition of the production of leucotrienes (by blocking lipoxygenase) by milk thistle, as well as the detoxifying effect, explain the positive influence of this herb in these conditions. condition.

  • General
  • Trigger to get psoriasis
  • Salty
  • TNF
  • Further treatment methods
  • Dietary instructions
  • Medication

General

Psoriasis involves overactivity of the immune system in the skin, with irregular tissue structure in the lower epidermis. Too many skin cells are formed and the skin thickens at pivot points (elbow, knee, etc.). Clearly there is a hereditary predisposition. There is also a direct connection with a so-called triggering factor, which can be very diverse in nature and can be both physical and mental. The disease has a variable course and often manifests itself around puberty. A small proportion of patients also experience joint complaints. Furthermore, there could be a connection with fibromyalgia. This can be checked by measuring the meridian points of fingers and legs. To avoid external irritation, be careful with turpentine, essential oils, wax and synthetic detergents and cleaning agents.

Trigger to get psoriasis

A distinction can be made, among others:

  • a superficial wound – a bacterial (pharyngeal) infection or a bladder infection.
  • hormonal changes and intense emotions.
  • medication use: lithium, painkillers, beta blockers and an anti-malaria drug.
  • stress (psychological), then too rapid division and improper maturation of cells occur, which then triggers an inflammatory response.

Salty

Seawater that is rich in mineral salts, such as sulphate, calcium, magnesium and potassium, each has a healing effect
on the skin. The disinfection of the skin by seawater and especially magnesium salt/magnesium oil combined with sunlight has a positive effect. The salt increases the light sensitivity of the skin (NB with UV radiation).

TNF

An impaired immune system in psoriasis also leads to the production of far too much inflammatory protein, tumor necrosis factor (TNF).
This factor binds to special substances (receptors) on immune cells. That can sometimes be beneficial, but too much TNF does much more harm than good. TNF blocking medications, infliximab (remicade) and adalimumab (humira), first used to treat Crohn’s intestinal disease and rheumatoid arthritis, can now also be used for moderate to severe psoriasis. There are two types of blockers:

  • as soluble TNF receptors. The TNF is intercepted before it can sit on the immune cells.
  • the TNF antibodies neutralize both cell-bound and unbound TNF.

This also explains the difference in effectiveness; the TNF blocker from the first group (etanercept) cures approximately 50% of patients after six months of 3/4 of the affected skin areas. The TNF antibody (infliximab) has a percentage of approximately 70%.

Further treatment methods

  • cell therapy: the blood of young and/or unborn lambs is injected into the back (this is controversial).
  • inject with formic acid.
  • light therapy: irradiation with ultraviolet light A or UV B, whether or not in combination with the substance psoralen.
  • local suppression of the immune system. With a reduced immune system there is an increased risk of all kinds of infections.

Dietary instructions

It is recommended to consume plenty of raw vegetables, horseradish, whole grain products, carrot juice, fruits and vegetable proteins. Eat foods rich in calcium and vitamins, low in salt, fat and protein, mackerel, sardines and take EPA and DHA supplements.
Prohibition of: white sugar and products made from white flour, preserves, cocoa, chocolate, pork, sharp cheeses and heated fats. Drink little milk. Table salt is pure poison.

Medication

Possible medications or nutritional supplements include:

  • ointment treatment
  • corticosteroids
  • artrosilium, soapwort, (acetyl) salicyl, which occurs for example in Oil of Olay
  • cell salts due to a deficiency of them, which causes acid/base imbalance
  • cytochrome P 450 inhibitors
  • homeopathic remedies
  • Ointments containing extracts from the garden plant mahonia aquifolium. The active ingredients of this plant are barberry and oxycanthin, which are known as powerful anti-inflammatory agents.
  • Corticosteroids are based on hormones from the adrenal gland, tar, terbinafine, cignoline and calcipotriol, a vit. D-like fabric. work against fungal infections. 92% of psoriasis patients have fungi in their intestines.
  • Cytochrome P 450 inhibitors prevent the breakdown of vitamin D3 and vitamin A acid (including in fish oil). Is in an experimental phase, as well as testing new vitamin D3 and vitamin A acid derivatives for their merits.
  • Homeopathic remedies Those who are predisposed to rheumatism and gout should use calcium carbonicum D4, alternating with lycopodium D6, as well as the lime preparation urticalcin.
  • Molkosan pure or, for example, diluted 1 part to 4 parts boiled, cooled water is a lactic acid preparation. Dab this on the skin, then dry and rub with bioforce (wool fat cream) or carob oil + urtica powder (lime).

Medication doesn’t work

If ointments and light therapy have no effect, methotrexate, acitretin, cyclosporine, neotigasone and fumaric acid can be used. However, they have an increased risk of side effects, with methotrexate only slowing down the disease process
and not affecting the cause. In 2020, the efficacy and safety of LFA 3 TIP, a substance that influences the immune system and inhibits the activating effect of the so-called CD2 cells, has been under study since 2015.

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