Psoriasis: How To Overcome It Naturally With 5 Home Remedies And Diet

Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that may start in the digestive tract.

Psoriasis occurs when skin cells replicate too quickly which results in swollen patches under the skin covered with whitish scales on top.

The scaly patches, also known as psoriatic plaques, are areas of inflammation and excessive skin production.

Skin quickly builds up in the affected area, because skin production is faster than the body’s ability to shed it. Areas with psoriatic plaques take on a silvery-white appearance.

Psoriasis varies in severity, some patients may only have minor localized patches, while others are affected all over the body. Psoriasis may also result in inflammation of the joints, as may be the case with psoriatic arthritis, which affects approximately 15% of all psoriasis patients.

According to Medical News Today:

The human body produces new skin cells at the lowest skin level. Gradually those cells move up through the layers of skin until they reach the outermost level, where they eventually die and flake off. The whole cycle – skin cell production to skin death and flaking off – takes between 21 and 28 days. In patients with psoriasis, the cycle takes only between 2 to 6 days; resulting in a rapid buildup of cells on the skin’s surface, causing red, flaky, scaly, crusty patches covered with silvery scales, which are then shed.

Most doctors are unsure about what causes psoriasis, but many natural physicians have found contributing factors.

The cause of psoriasis includes:

  • Poor diet
  • Difficulty digesting protein
  • Emotional stress
  • Hormonal changes
  • Genetics
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Poor liver function

If you want to overcome psoriasis, you can see great improvements following a psoriasis diet.

The Psoriasis Diet

Probiotic foodsConsuming foods high in probiotics can support digestion, reduce inflammation, and boost immunity.  Look for organic raw cultured dairy like kefir, amasai, yogurt, and cultured vegetables.
High fiber foods. Increase your intake of high fiber foods such as fruits, vegetables, and seeds to help keep the digestive system healthy.
Wild-caught fish – Omega-3 fats can help improve psoriasis.
Foods high in zinc – Zinc is critical for keeping skin healthy.  Pumpkin seeds are a good zinc source.
Foods high in Vitamin A – Add orange, yellow, and green vegetables to your diet to increase vitamin A which is critical for skin healing.

Psoriasis Foods to Avoid

Conventional Dairy – People with psoriasis have difficulty digesting A1 casein, a protein found in most cow’s milk.  Instead, look for cultured goat’s milk products or cow’s milk that is exclusively A2 casein.
Conventional Meat – Although fish may be beneficial, try to limit the consumption of other types of animal protein.
Hydrogenated oils and fried foods – These foods may be difficult to digest for people with psoriasis.
Food allergens – Food allergies may make psoriasis worse, gluten should be avoided.
Caffeine – Can cause dehydration and digestive problems.

Top 5 Psoriasis Natural Remedies

1 Hydrochloric acid (1-3 capsules per meal)
Helps with protein digestion and decrease psoriasis flare ups.

2 Fish oil (1000-2000g daily)
Fish oil is anti-inflammatory and can aid in the healing of psoriasis.

3 Vitamin D3 (5000 IU daily)
Low levels of Vitamin D may be associated with psoriasis.

4 Milk thistle (250 mg 3x daily)
Milk thistle helps promote liver detoxification and reduces cellular growth.

5 Probiotics (50 billion units daily)
Probiotics improve digestion by increasing good bacteria and crowding out bad bacteria.  Digestive issues are linked to psoriasis.

Bonus Remedies
Other remedies that can reduce symptoms of psoriasis include cleansing, bone broth, vitamin B12, and digestive enzymes.  Also, getting 20 minutes of sunshine a day can greatly improve psoriasis.

Essential Oils for Psoriasis

Essential oils like lavander, frankincense, geranium and tea tree oil can bring relief to inflamed skin and support the healing process. Mix 3 drops of lavender oil and 3 drop of frankincense oil with 1 tsp of coconut oil and rub onto affected area.


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