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Old 06-20-2011, 07:26 PM
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I had a very bad scalp psoriasis outbreak. I try to keep it in control but it can be so difficult because my scalp can get so dry. Any suggestions?
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Very high dosages of vitamin D3 does it for me.
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Low stomach acid can be responsible for psoriasis symptoms.
This causes low protein and mineral absorption which can cause your other symptoms of poor hair growth and restless sleep.

http://nutrientsearch.com/symptoms/psoriasis.html
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What ever the case might be supplementing with vitamin D3 is essential for good health. I didn't have low stomach acid in my case. With all the issues LadyK has it would be good supplement to add to her regimen.
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hallo everyone,i am new to the forums...

i saw this thread and i just wanted to say you can check himalayan salt,i know while reading about it i would often see it helps with psoriasis,but t needs to be prepared in a certain way...so if you want google it...

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I had a very bad scalp psoriasis outbreak. I try to keep it in control but it can be so difficult because my scalp can get so dry. Any suggestions?
I know that psoriasis is a bit different from eczema, but here's an article about using Mangosteen for psoriasis..http://www.healthyfellow.com/179/man...and-psoriasis/

And some suggestions here for eczema that may also help.
http://www.natmedtalk.com/wiki/Eczema
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My Mema has a type of psoriasis on her scalp. Her doctor gave her a prescription salve for it and it worked. I can find out the name of it if you like. I also have some natural remedies in one of my books. If you would like that just let me know.
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Take fish oil and vit d and twice a week take zinc. (Do not take zinc daily for extended periods)
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Yes, please find out the name of the medicine your mom used.

MMS has clearly cured some cases of psoriasis also
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Cannabinoids inhibit human keratinocyte proliferation through a non-CB1/CB2 mechanism and have a potential therapeutic value in the treatment of psoriasis.

There is plenty of anecdotal evidence online that cannabis helps psoriasis (but of course this MAY be just an excuse.

In line with the previous suggestions to ensure the NATURAL level of Vitamin D3 is maintained it makes sense also to ensure that the NATURAL level of MELATONIN is also high. There is some evidence that people with Psoriasis may have disrupted melatonin secretion.
Plasma melatonin levels in psoriasis
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Time release Melatonin at night.
Pitch dark bedroom NO light from any digital display or LED light.
No street lighting or light from round door frame etc.
No shift work.

The other anti inflammatory agentS often missing or in short supply given modern diets ARE OMEGA 3 and MAGENSIUM
Study on the use of omega-3 fatty acids as a therapeutic supplement in treatment of psoriasis.

Dead Sea Minerals loaded polymeric nanoparticles

Inhibition of proliferation of psoriatic and healthy fibroblasts in cell culture by selected Dead-sea salts.
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See if this makes sense to you.

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In psoriasis, abnormalities of the cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) system of metabolic regulation have been known for 30 y (Voorhees and Duell, 1971). In particular, a significant decrease in cAMP was found in involved psoriatic epidermis when compared with uninvolved and control epidermis (Voorhees et al, 1972a, b). In many cell types, cAMP activates protein kinase A (PKA), which in turn phosphorylates various substrate proteins. Because cAMP regulates glycogen metabolism and promotes cell differentiation while limiting proliferation, it was thought that the cAMP system might play a part in the pathogenesis of psoriasis (Voorhees et al, 1972a, b). Later on it was reported that cAMP was not decreased in psoriatic epidermis compared with normal epidermis (Adachi et al, 1980). Moreover, a decline in the response of cAMP to -adrenergic stimulation has been established (Yoshikawa et al, 1975;Eedy et al, 1990); however, no difference in PKA activity between psoriatic epidermis and normal epidermis has been found (Nemoto et al, 1983). Clinically, it has been well known that -adrenergic antagonists as well as lithium salts or antimalarials, i.e., drugs that reduce the intracellular accumulation of cAMP (Voorhees et al, 1975) are able to exacerbate psoriasis (summarized inGreaves and Weinstein, 1995). Attempts to exploit therapeutically an altered cAMP metabolism in psoriasis, however, have not proven fruitful. Taken together, the pathophysiologic meaning of cAMP and PKA in psoriasis remains unclear.

http://www.nature.com/jid/journal/v1.../5601547a.html
If so, take supplements of coleus forskohlii, nettle leaf or watercress, and fish and flax seed oils. Forskohlii, nettle leaf and watercress can all be used to elevate cAMP or help prevent its breakdown.

Arachidonic acid levels are also elevated with psoriasis. The primary source of this acid is from meats. So reducing intake of red meats would also be a good idea.


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I believe that one of the keys to treating psoriasis is a diet of organic fruits and vegetables. Apples have been extremely helpful for me, but I can't eat nothing but apples every day. Some of the recommendations on this blog sound pretty good, but ultimately I believe it's essential to eat a good diet, exercise, get some sun, plenty of sleep and reduce stress. When I do the above I'm okay; otherwise, I am not.
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I believe that one of the keys to treating psoriasis is a diet of organic fruits and vegetables. Apples have been extremely helpful for me, but I can't eat nothing but apples every day. Some of the recommendations on this blog sound pretty good, but ultimately I believe it's essential to eat a good diet, exercise, get some sun, plenty of sleep and reduce stress. When I do the above I'm okay; otherwise, I am not.
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease
Human DNA is set to make the ANTI-INFLAMMATORY vitamin d from every inch of your skin surface from dawn to dusk.
If you DON'T spend all day stark naked in the sunshine your body will have less vitamin d than it evolved to cope best with.
Therefore you like everyone else (who normally wearc clothes and who spends a good proportion of the day indoors needs to correct your vitamin d deficiency.
25(OH)D tests can be bought by post and at reasonable cost.
5000iu vitamin d3 is also pretty cheap.
Comparing 2,000 IU/day vs. 5,000 IU/day vitamin D supplementation

It's the same situation with the NATURAL ANTI INFLAMMATORY MELATONIN.
Humans evovled to make this natural anti inflammatory agent from dusk to dawn but how many of us actually only have a candle or the flames of a wood fire from dusk until we sleep?
Most of us suffer light/noise pollution at night. Cavemen didn't have steet lighting or planes/cars passing through the night. I don't think most people understand how dark it can be at night. Nor, unless there is a power cut do we appreciate just how our body will naturally produce much more melatonin when the lights are ALL OUT and it's totally dark.

there really is a lot more to really improving your natural anti inflammatory reserves than you seem to think and unless you make a better effort to improve those reserves and increase omega 3 and magnesium levels as well you'll still be on the brink of another flare up. It takes 2~3 years of persistent effort and really you need to take this matter a lot more seriously than you appear to have done.
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