Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes an overproduction of skin cells. This leads to red, scaly patches on the skin which is very unsightly. Whilst Psoriasis is not contagious, the unsightly skin can cause Psoriasis sufferers to become unsociable or even frowned upon by family, friends, colleagues and society. It can also lead to anxiety, bullying and depression.
This disease can be uncomfortable and even painful. Psoriasis can affect the sufferer’s quality of life. It is therefore important to note natural remedies for Psoriasis. Although the use of chemical medication can give faster results, in the longer term, it will make the Psoriasis worse as the chemicals poisons our body, leading to our bodies attempting to get rid of these toxins via our skin, which is our body’s largest organ.
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The following are some natural remedies for Psoriasis:
Exercising regularly can help to reduce inflammation and promote overall health. Do moderate exercises daily such as brisk walking or swimming.
Food Intake plays an important role in managing Psoriasis symptoms. Part of the root causes of many diseases are because our bodies are too acidic. Certain acidic foods can trigger inflammation and worsen the condition. Certain alkaline foods on the other hand can help reduce inflammation and promote healing. We encourage Psoriasis sufferers to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. whole grains, lean proteins and healthy fats. This will help improve skin health and reduce inflammation. One must avoid sugary drinks, processed foods, red meat, alcohol and dairy products.
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Moisturisers can help soothe dry and itchy skin caused by Psoriasis. Use moisturisers that are natural such as aloe vera gel, olive oil and coconut oil.
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Stress Management is important as stress can trigger Psoriasis flare-ups. Practice stress relieving activities such as deep breathing, talking to someone who will listen, listening to classical music or watching a comedy. Reducing stress levels will promote healing of your Psoriasis.
Supplements are important in managing Psoriasis symptoms. This is because we are unlikely to obtain all our daily requirements for vitamins and minerals from foods alone, even if it is organic. This is due to soil quality depletion, oxidation by the time the food is sourced and used for our consumption and also how the meals are prepared. Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil supplements such as Usana’s Biomega and Biomega Junior have anti-inflammatory properties.
Turmeric is a spice commonly used in traditional Indian medicine. It contains a compound called curcumin which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Turmeric can be consumed as supplements, tea or even added to meals.
Exposure To Sunlight can also help to manage Psoriasis Symptoms. Sunlight slows the growth of skin cells and reduces inflammation. However, you need to be cautious of over exposure to sunlight that can lead to skin damage and sunburn.
Epsom Salt is a natural mineral that is composed of sulfate and magnesium. It is a natural remedy for various skin conditions such as Psoriasis. Soaking your body or affected skin area in a warm bath containing epsom salt will help to reduce inflammation and relieve itching that is associated with Psoriasis.
It is important to consult with a healthcare professional such as our clinic before starting any new treatment to ensure these remedies are safe and effective for you. We look forward to hearing from you so that we can guide you further.
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