Natural Products for Psoriasis 08/26/15

psorisisAugust is Psoriasis Awareness Month and even though it is coming to an end I wanted to share a few natural products that have been shown help people living with psoriasis.

Psoriasis is an auto – immune disease characterized by inflammation of the skin and it can also affect the joints.  Psoriasis typically affects the outside of the elbows, knees, or scalp; however, it can appear on any location.  Psoriasis can cause the skin to become itchy, burn and sting.

In order to improve psoriasis symptoms naturally we first have to look at the root causes of what is going on:

  • Auto Immune disease
  • Inflammation

Auto-immune diseases are characterized by the body mounting in immune response to itself.  There are many types of auto immune diseases that affect all parts of the body.  Some auto immune diseases that get a lot of attention are rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s Disease, Lupus, and Psoriasis.

Remember 70% of our immune system in found in our intestines.  If there are imbalances here between good and bad bacteria there can be consequences all over the body.  Click here to read more information about probiotics.  In fact most auto immune disease see dramatic improvement when the intestinal tract is balanced and the cells of the intestinal tract are healthy.

At One Wellness Place we help ensure a healthy intestinal tract with the 3 R program:

  • Remove
  • Replace
  • Repair

anti_no_gluten_mini_buttonThe first thing is to remove substances that can cause damage to the intestinal tract.  Things that can cause damage include medications, alcohol, bacteria, yeasts, parasites, mold, and a poor diet or one that is high in gluten.

Gluten is a protein found in wheat and related grains like barley and rye.  It is present in the vast majority of processed foods in the American diet.  Many people are either allergic or severely intolerant to gluten.  GLUTEN is a major cause of auto immune disorders and removing gluten from the diet has been shown to improve a variety of conditions including psoriasis.

Bad bacteria, yeasts, and parasites can be removed by using natural products that kill these organisms.  Probiotics can also kill these organisms directly or by using all of the nutrients that they need to survive. Numerous studies have shown improvement in diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Ulcerative Colitis, Eczema, and Psoriasis when probiotics are supplemented.

In addition to killing the bad bacteria and yeast probiotics also REPLACE the good bacteria in your digestive tract.  Remember you need good bacteria to keep the bad bacteria in check.  Probiotics also help provide energy to the cells that line the intestinal tract as well as help manufacture nutrients that are needed in optimal health.

One Wellness Place Probiotics are an excellent source of good bacteria.  One Wellness Place Probiotics contain 5 different strains of bacteria and provide 15 billion live bacteria per serving.

 

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Lastly, comes repairing the intestinal tract.  Auto immune diseases typically means that there is a a “leaky gut” or intestinal permeability.  This means that substances that should stay in the intestines find their way into the blood stream.  The amino acid L-Glutamine is an excellent way to help improve the integrity of the intestinal tract and repair the damage that toxins, medications, gluten, and bad bacteria and yeast have done.

By removing the bad bacteria, gluten and other substances that can impair the intestines, replacing the good bacteria, and repairing the intestinal lining you can combat one of the initial causes of auto – immune disorders and begin to improve the symptoms of diseases like psoriasis.

Inflammation is the second issue we will discuss as it relates to psoriasis.  Inflammation is a double edged sword.  Inflammation is the body’s initial response to injury.  Inflammation lets us know that something is wrong and tries to fix it.  The problem is when inflammation becomes chronic.  Chronic inflammation destroys joints, deteriorates skin, increases risks for heart attacks and more.

Natural ways to reduce inflammation include omega 3 fatty acids and tumeric.

One Wellness Place Fish Oil is an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids.  Omega 3 fatty acids are powerful anti inflammatory agents that have been shown to help reduce inflammation in the joints (less pain from arthritis), in the blood vessels (less heart attacks & strokes), and on the skin.  One Wellness Place Fish Oil are ultra purified and fresh caught.

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Tumeric or curcumin is an herb that is a powerful anti oxidant and also an extremely powerful anti inflammatory agent.  Tumeric has been shown to help with both chronic and acute pain as well as reducing the risk for heart disease.

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Tumeric from Gaia Herbs is highly absorbable and can be tracked all the way back to the farm from whence it was GROWN!!!

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Lastly, Vitamin D is a powerful immune booster that helps balance the immune system. For years sunlight has been shown to improve psoriasis. Every cell in the human body has receptors for Vitamin D.  Vitamin D has been shown to help reduce the risk of cancer, improve blood pressure, depression, bone health and more.

 


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