Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes an overproduction of skin cells. These red, scaly patches on the skin is very unsightly. Although Psoriasis is not contagious, the unsightly skin can cause Psoriasis sufferers to become withdrawn and unsociable. They may even be frowned upon by family, friends, colleagues and society. As a result, this could lead to bullying, anxiety, stress and depression.
This chronic disease can be uncomfortable and even painful. Psoriasis can affect the sufferer’s quality of life. Most people including skin specialists will say there is no cure for Psoriasis. However, we trust that this blog sharing real life success stories will be an encouragement for you or someone you know who has Psoriasis.
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Whilst most Doctors and Skin Specialists will prescribe chemical medication to ease or manage your Psoriasis, the following are some proven natural remedies:
Exercising regularly can help to reduce inflammation and promote overall health. Do moderate exercises daily such as brisk walking or dancing.
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. Acidic foods can trigger inflammation and worsen the condition. 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. Psoriasis sufferes must avoid sugary drinks, processed foods, red meat, alcohol and dairy products.
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Ginger is effective in healing Psoriasis as it contains gingerol. Ginger helps digest food efficiently and reduce inflammation, which are the two main causes of Psoriasis. Watch our short video below to learn more.
Natural Moisturisers such as olive oil and coconut oil will help moisturise dry skin caused by Psoriasis.
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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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