How to Soften and Soothe Psoriasis

There are many forms of psoriasis (from dry to itchy to scaly or crusty, to thickening to damp lesions and more), but they share the root cause of poor digestion, leaky gut.

As you know leaky gut affects possibly 80% of the population and results in many auto-immune diseases and inflammatory conditions (such as psoriasis). (Read more here.)

My favorite remedy for leaky gut is Yucca extract (bitter Yucca juice, which we dilute in a lot of water, and it heals the entire digestive tract, plus reduces general inflammation).
If you are bold and daring enough to drink yucca twice a day, your healing is on the way!

If you’d like more alternative options, try the following.

With psoriasis, there’s a great need to improve digestion of proteins by taking hydrochloric acid 20 minutes before each meal. (Taking it before the meal will prompt your stomach to produce it more efficiently.)
Some sources suggest to eat legumes, vegetarian proteins, and fish (avoiding red meat, poultry, and milk – all contain arachidonic acid, which aggravates inflammation).

Take digestive enzymes and probiotics with each meal for good digestion.

Eat plenty of fiber to feed your microbiota, which will greatly improve digestion.
Avoid fatty and fried foods and refined sugar.
Drink a tall glass of water every 2 hours to flush out toxins and reduce inflammation.

For anti-inflammatory effect, take your choice of flaxseed oil, omega-3 fatty acids, and/or fish oil.
Support liver detoxification with milk thistle 250 mg three times a day and Reishi extract 800 mg twice a day.
Sarsaparilla 500 mg three times a day reduces bacterial toxins that aggravate psoriasis.
Sometimes B-12 shots can help psoriasis but it may take six weeks to see improvement.
Super green food supplements like spirulina or chlorella can be helpful.

Topical treatment for psoriasis areas of the skin:

  • Soak yourself in an oatmeal bath. (Put a big handful of uncooked dry oatmeal into nylon hose, sheer tights, or any loose-woven gauze cloth. Swirl this around in the bath water, which will become white and soothing to the skin.)
  • Aloe vera gel or other skin remedies such as hydrocortisone 1% cream, coal tar preparations.
  • Essential oils: lavender, helichrysum, thyme, cedarwood, bergamot – any or all.
    Add a few drops of lavender to a spoonful of lotion in your hand and massage it gently into the psoriasis area, inhaling the scent to bring calmness and de-stress.

Exacerbations of psoriasis can be related to stress. Check out methods to reduce stress.

On a deeper level what is the possible message of psoriasis?

In “Heal Your Body,” Louise Hay points out that psoriasis could relate to “fear of being hurt, deadening the senses of the self, refusing to accept responsibility for our own feelings.”
Her suggested affirmation is, “I am alive to the joys of the living. I deserve and accept the very best in life. I love and approve of myself.”

Hay writes that inflammation relates to “fear, seeing red, inflamed thinking.”
The affirmation: “My thinking is peaceful, calm and centered.”

What is your take on psoriasis?
What has worked for you?

Diane Stallings RN does health coaching, energy healing, biofield tuning, and gives you practical ways to enhance your wellbeing.
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Diane Stallings RN, Reiki Master, Energy Healer, Healing Touch, Enneagram Coach, EFT tapping, Meditation Coach, Nutritionist, Integrative Health Coach
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