Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune skin disease that causes inflammation and scaling of the skin. It currently affects about 2.5 % of the. population. Conventional, pharmaceutical solutions have proven to be off little to no use, very expensive, and often even harmful. But no worries, it can be treated and even healed.
Most people think psoriasis is a skin condition, but it actually begins in the immune system, with symptoms present on the skin. It is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and scaling of the skin.
I want you to know this can get better! I make a topical cream that helps greatly, but the majority of healing from psoriasis is something only you can control. To help you understand how this works, you need to know that all autoimmune disease begins in the gut. A lack of healthy gut bacteria or an overgrowth of harmful gut bacteria is where it all begins. In order to heal, some lifestyle changes will need to happen. And you can use my cream to relieve symptoms until you get there.
Here are some natural ways to help combat psoriasis:
1. Learn how to manage stress.
Stress can be reduced but not eliminated. So learning how to manage it can be very helpful. I use both prayer and exercise.
2. Exercise and Drink Water
It may sound too simple, but exercise and drinking plenty of water are two easy and effective ways to help heal psoriasis. When it comes to bathing, you definitely don’t want to use water that’s too hot because this can further dry and inflame your skin. Soaking in a lukewarm bath containing sea salts, Epsom salt or oats for around 15 minutes can help remove scales and calm itching. Be sure to apply moisturizer to your skin as soon as you get out of a bath or shower — this way you can seal some water into your skin, which can help to calm and heal psoriasis patches.
3. Eat a Psoriasis Diet
- Increase High-fiber foods — like fruits, vegetables, beans and seeds
- Increase foods high in antioxidants — vegetables, fruits, herbs, beans and nuts.
- Increase foods high in zinc — zinc is critical for keeping skin healthy. Grass-fed beef, lamb, pumpkin seeds, kefir and chickpeas are all great sources of zinc.
- Increase foods high in vitamin A — orange, yellow and dark leafy green vegetables. Examples are cantaloupe, carrots, mango, tomatoes, kale, collard greens and watermelon.
- Consume wild-caught fish — salmon is probably your best bet. For children, I recommend salmon patties made with gluten free crackers.
- Add a probiotic to your diet to help repopulated the healthy gut bacteria.
- It is very important to avoid processed foods, simple sugars, gluten, alcohol, conventional dairy, conventional meats, hydrogenated oils and fried foods.
4. Apply an Organic Topical Cream
The ingredients in my psoriasis cream are 100% organic, gluten free, and non-GMO. Shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba, and the following essential oils: thyme, geranium, eucalyptus, lavender, sandalwood, tea tree, peppermint, rosemary, patchouli, and chamomile
The base oils are very soothing and provide essential nutrients to the skin. The essential oils provide many healing benefits. These essential oils will prevent infection while also reducing inflammation and stimulating the immune system to support your skin health. With calming and anti-inflammatory properties, it helps soothe the skin while also promoting new skin growth and healing.
This product is available in a 4 oz amber glass jar to protect the fragile oils contained.