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| Modified on Oct 31, 2021

High-Dose Vitamin C, Zinc and Vitamin D
Posted by Brandy (Florida) on 10/25/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I got rid of my psoriasis with vitamin D, zinc, and high doses of oral vitamin C!

I've had psoriasis since I was in middle school. I don't take medication, I don't drink and I eat pretty healthy so it's pretty well controlled. Occasionally I will still get a spot that pops up here and there.

Recently I was looking for a good vitamin C product to take in conjunction with my Vitamin D and zinc just for immune support. I happened across an article called The High Dose Oral Vitamin C Protocol for Cancer and Viral Infections on a site called Chris Beat Cancer. I read the article and figured if this guy beat cancer by taking high doses of vitamin C, surely it would work to strengthen my immune system.

I ordered 2 pounds of non GMO water soluble vitamin c in a fine powder form on Amazon. After about a month of following the protocol laid out on the Chris Beat Cancer site, my psoriasis is gone! What a pleasant surprise!

Dietary Changes
Posted by Lou (Tyler, TX) on 10/22/2021

Beware of this advice if you have a nickel allergy. Look up foods containing nickel. Beans and nuts are high in nickel.


Avoid Nickle-Containing Foods
Posted by Lou (Tyler, TX) on 09/30/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I recently developed a psoriasis condition. The dermatologist said it was the citrus shampoo I was using that caused it. I've used the same shampoo for many years. I started thinking about a nickel allergy I have and looked up nickel-containing foods. BINGO! Nickel is in coffee, canned goods and beans, for example. I switched shampoos just to be safe. I purchased one on Amazon called Honey skin. It worked like a charm. The inflammation is very low now.


Urine Therapy + ACV
Posted by Charity (faithville, Us) on 09/07/2021

Ted's Remedies, Cure a Candida Infection with Herbal Remedies! (earthclinic.com)

Molybdenum is particularly useful for reducing the symptoms of Candida overgrowth and for avoiding Candida Die-off. It helps to process and expel toxins like acetaldehyde that are produced by Candida albicans as a byproduct of its metabolism. Molybdenum has other health benefits too.

Molybdenum: An Essential Trace Mineral » The Candida Diet

www.thecandidadiet.com/molybdenum/Cortisol allows candida colonization in a couple of ways. 1. Cortisol increases blood sugar: Cortisol stimulates gluconeogenesis – production of sugar. In a normal person, cortisol also balances this by triggering conversion of glucose to glycogen when glucose is in excess.

Cortisol and Candida Connection - Candida Diet, Cleanse ...

www.yeastinfection.org/cortisol-and-candida-connection/


Urine Therapy + ACV
Posted by Celine (UK) on 09/06/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I've had Psoriasis for over two years compounded by other health stuff. Itching really bad and noticed like others that eating sugar made it worse at night. So started cutting the sugar- and then began dipping my foot in urine (an old skin repair/ healing remedy) and then ACV topically or coconut oil, my foot has gone back to normal not a belt of thick angry skin...I'm realising I need to clear candida and do probiotics to sort my other health problems out but it's great to have results on one level. I really appreciate this website and the community.

OTC Gold Bond
Posted by Carol (OH) on 05/07/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I have had psoriasis since 3rd grade. I am approaching 80 and finally have relief from the itching and sore patches. I refused to try internal medicines and saw a commercial for over the counter remedy Gold Bond. 99% of visual patches have healed.


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Dr. Joe (Tampa Fl) on 03/16/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Psoriatic patches on face and thigh

My daughter had (HAD) psoriatic red patches on her face, thigh, and arm. We tried many methods and of course, the DR did nothing. We did not want to introduce antibiotics only topical. We tried Retin-A and everything else in between. What finally took care of it was one or a combination of the following...

  • MG-217 psoriasis(coal tar) multisymptom ointment over the counter at your local Walgreens or CVS,
  • Hyaluronic acid beauty cream from Vitamin world,
  • NOW brand tea tree oil,
  • Uncle Harry's spearmint toothpaste.

What really I believed helped after using the previous for about 1 to 2 weeks alternating was putting Elmer's glue on at night time which starves the area from oxygen. Also, Dog licks can help which my daughter said the dog liked to lick her arm.

Eucerin lotion if it gets too dry or itchy. Use sparingly so it can heal. Any q's please ask. Good vibes.


Coconut Oil
Posted by Phillip (IL) on 02/25/2021

It's also because she stopped eating sugar, guys. That's a key component she did, which you're probably not doing. As it is a fungus you're dealing with.


Borax
Posted by MIS Adventure Books (Earth Clinic's YouTube Channel) on 06/17/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I read about Borax years ago and recently came across "Forbidden Health" by German biophysicist, Andreas Kalcker where I read about many wonderful forgotten therapies including Borax. It mentioned many of the things mentioned in this video. Here's mind blowing my testimonial: I have been suffering from psoriasis gone wild on my left inner ankle which I scratched into an infection that spread to my whole foot.

The burning itch was unbearable and my foot was swollen to the point it couldn't fit in my soft slip-on sandal plus it weeped plasma continually, so I had to wrap it. I went to a NATUREPATH CLINIC and got VIT C and H202 IV (Hydrogen peroxide) several days plus $300 worth of supplements for a detox cleanse.

Nothing worked my foot was still swollen and itchy 😕...then upon waking, I started getting shooting pain and couldn't stand or walk for several minutes till veins expanded to receive blood flow. That night my foot tingled, I panicked, I read folks lost limbs when circulation is cut off to a limb. In middle of the night I got up and took tummeric and an aspirn. They helped with swelling and itching but in the morning I spit out blood from gums and I had blood blisters plus a large bruise on my arm.

What the heck‼️😟 Then I remembered that tummeric and aspirin are blood thinners and some of the supplements I was taking from the Natural clinic had curcumin in it which is also in tummeric so I had to stop the tummeric and aspirin.

I was out of options so the next morning I went running to Urgent Care and was given an antibiotic and a dreaded steroid (the reason I went to a natural clinic in the first place, to avoid steroids).

Well, the conventional doctor (a girl my daughter's age) assured me it was a low dossage for only 5 days to reduce swelling and prevent circulation issues), so, l I took the antibiotics and steroids as prescribed 😒 and my foot was almost back to normal ☺️.

But after the meds ran out, my foot swoll up again and the burning itching returned. 😟 Now what?

Was I going to become dependent on antibiotics and steroids?! I had previously joined a natural health chat line on WhatsApp where someone posted the PDF of the book, "FORBIDDEN HEALTH" that's when I read Borax is a one of the many minerals in SEA WATER💧and how it use to be a natural occurring mineral found in rich soil where apples and other produce would have as much as 20mg and diseases caused by high acidity like arthritis, psoriasis, diabetes, etc., where RARE.

I was unsure of the amount I should take, (now I'll take the amount recommended here) so, I took an aspirin size pinch of Borax with a glass of water and within an hour the burning itching stopped and my foot seemed less bloated and dry.

I repeated it later in day when I felt the itching come back. The next day my foot was 2 sizes smaller 😲.

I took it twice again, and I was blown away! Within 2 days the Borax had reduced the inflammation, stopped the unbearable burning itching, and stopped the weeping. Now, 4 days later my foot is the same size as my healthy foot, and no longer weeping 😀...it's still healing of course.

Per labs at the clinic my thyroid is out of wack and I have candida. So, I will continue taking Borax as recommended here to clean my gut and continue healing my foot now normal in size except for a bit of red patches still in healing process, I'm delighted ❣️🤗

Zinc
Posted by Diane (New Jersey) on 06/10/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Psoriasis:

Maximum strength zinc oxide diaper rash cream, 40% zinc oxide, works wonders. It's white cream. Rub it in. Each day will get better and better. The cream comes off with soap and water. : )


CBD Oil
Posted by Teena (Melbourne, Australia) on 05/24/2019 236 posts

Wow, thank you for sharing, that is an amazing result for the very difficult and complicated psoriasis.


CBD Oil
Posted by lioness (usa) on 05/24/2019
5 out of 5 stars

I was recently working on a client (I'm an LMT), and she mentioned that she had psoriasis, but that it had entirely cleared up, except for a small spot on her back. She said that she had it everywhere. The specific places she mentioned were: stomach, arms, legs, inside her ears, back.

The most severely affected area was her back--she was even waking up with blood on her sheets. She tried different prescription ointments (including a $1000.00 spray!), none of which were very effective. After doing some research, she decided to try CBD oil. Her dose was 1 drop sublingually (under the tongue) in the morning. On day 2, her psoriasis was clearing up.

When I saw her, it had been 2 weeks since she started taking it, and the psoriasis had completely cleared up, except for that dime size spot on her back. She even forgot to take the CBD oil one day. I didn't think to ask her what type of psoriasis she had, but the remedy that worked for her --1 drop CBD oil under the tongue in the morning.

Dietary Changes, UVB Light Therapy
Posted by KC (United States) on 02/23/2019
5 out of 5 stars

I have psoriasis. I tried many suggestions here on Earth Clinic, and I had success with the anti-inflammatory diet and the UVB light bulb sold for lizard aquariums.


Lifestyle Changes
Posted by Art (California) on 02/06/2019 1002 posts

I had good results with this supplement taking it multiple times per day. https://amzn.to/2Dl8VFM

I also took some capsules and emptied two capsules into one ounce of body lotion and mixed it and applied this mixed lotion directly to any plaques.

Art


Lifestyle Changes
Posted by Lou (UK ) on 02/06/2019
4 out of 5 stars

I'm looking for advise on what supplements to take for psoriasis and possible pcos. I have not been officially diagnosed with Pcos but I have many of the symptoms including issues with facial hair, fatigue etc. Two years ago I gave up drinking alcohol and adopted a healthier lifestyle including exercising every day etc. My skin had never been better, pretty much all traces of psoriasis vanished (the poss pcos symptoms stayed the same). All of a sudden last year at precisely the time my hay fever erupted I had a huge outbreak of psoriasis (possibly guttate).

This has mostly cleared up after many months but a few patches remain and where my skin was badly affected. I now have discoloured marks where there is little or no pigment. I'm really interested in addressing these issues and I think there must be an autoimmune system link with them all. Can you suggest anything to try and keep another psoriatic episode at bay and get rid of the remaining psoriasis? If it helps the other issues then that would be a huge bonus.

Thank you so much for your time.

Coffee Enema
Posted by Robin (MI) on 01/04/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I cured my psoriasis using coffee enemas, organic coffee.


Aloe Vera
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 01/03/2021

Hi Susan,

I use Hope Relief Shampoo and would not be without it these days (Australian brand).

It has almost completely cured the Dreaded Itch and, what is more, I don't need to wash my hair nearly so often these days. As I recall, it is pretty natural in its make-up.

I apply a small quantity straight onto the wet scalp and work it in thoroughly.

You need to leave it on for a few minutes and then wash it/rinse it off thoroughly afterwards.

You will need to have a few goes at this before lasting results will become evident possibly, depending on the severity of the "itch".

You may (or may not) need the conditioner that compliments the shampoo. If so, put on the scalp after rinsing off the shampoo-then rinse again..

Good luck and we would appreciate feedback from you.

Cheers,

Michael from Down Under


Aloe Vera
Posted by Susan (Katy, Tx) on 12/30/2020

Are you allowed to say the name of that shampoo? I have this on my neck right at the hairline and it's driving me crazy.


Aloe Vera
Posted by Anon (Not Canada) on 10/25/2020

Dish soap eliminates itching right away, too. It's a natural brand common at grocery stores. The unscented is what I use most but the lavender works, too. It relieves itching and heals the sores when used every other day. I have very long hair and the soap has not damaged it.

Another big name dish soap does not work nearly as well.

I started taking selenium and flush-type niacin and getting more protein and my scalp is feeling better. To accentuate the flush (which feels so good as it creeps up the back of your neck and across the top of your head! ) chew the niacin and swallow it with some water and then chew on a 1 inch piece of fresh ginger. Do it on an empty stomach. I get up early in the morning and do it and then go back to bed and let it do its thing. I also take 3 drops Lugol's 5% and magnesium with it. There is a store brand that is marketed as a chelated magnesium that helps with sleep and bone health. It knocks me out and has a pleasant relaxing effect for a few hours after I finally get up.

If you wear hats, headbands, or ponytails that trap heat and moisture they may be causing the condition. Just washing them after each use may resolve the condition.

Virgin coconut oil scalp massage feels amazing, too. ☕


Aloe Vera
Posted by Shel (Eugene, OR) on 10/25/2020

My scalp psoriasis started making me insane. It only recently started after having psoriasis in my ears for years. A friend suggested psoriasis shampoo from Amazon. I did a search and didn't order the one she suggested but found one from Taiwan that was highly rated, I decided to try. It's spendy but I think a lot of other countries are ahead of us in research and development of more natural remedies. Long story short, I tried it and the reviews didn't lie. The itching stopped almost instantly. A day later, there is still itching on my neck, below the hairline, but not as bad. This is with one application, I feel confident it will continue to improve with more applications. If anyone wants to try it, it's a "scalp purifying" shampoo in a black bottle. There is still a very little habitual urge to scratch but if I ignore it, it goes away. Again, only one application.


Herbal Tea Mix
Posted by Andreea Laza (USA) on 10/14/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Herbal Tea Mix for Psoriasis:

Mix together:

  • 10 gr of oak bark
  • 30 gr willow bark
  • 40 gr common mallow
  • 20 gr earth smoke
  • 20 gr walnut bark
  • 30 gr greater celandine
  • 50 gr nettle
  • 30 gr heath speedwell
  • 30 gr marigolds
  • 20 gr yarrow

Add 1 tsp. of the herbal mix per 250 ml of water, bring to a simmer, and leave for 1-2 minutes.

Drink 1.5-2 L of this tea per day.


Avoid These Psoriasis Triggers
Posted by Number Five (Beez Neez) on 07/10/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Effects of Sugar, Acidic Foods, Proteins, Sleep/Fear/Stress and Gut Homeostasis

Here are two circumstances that created flares where psoriasis appeared suddenly, in new places (over my face and neck). I have never had it like this before, and have had only scalp psoriasis for thirty years. In both situations, my diet changed suddenly.

It might sound strange, but I am excited by the patterns! I hope you will clearly see the three elements that are common to guaranteed psoriasis outbreaks. My two cents at the end.

HOW TO INVOKE PSORIASIS FLARES, A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

[Circumstance 1: Vacation at parent's house for two weeks]

[Step 1] Eat daily diet of store bought BBQ chicken (2 days in the fridge then frozen), greens, coffee, soft cheeses with processed crackers and 1-2 glasses white wine. All of this was unusual for me. The greens didn't compensate for the acidic nature of the other foods, and the sugars in the wine and crackers. Usually I'd be gluten free, or close to it, and not eat processed foods.

[Step 2] Stress involved with packing and moving to a new location & wanting to pack a lot of luggage perfectly to make travel easier.

[Step 3] Sleeplessness due to worry about being late, not wanting to say goodbye on that note. This broadly translates to fear, stress, self doubt. I've noticed this is a primary trigger with psoriasis.

[Step 4] Went on a 5 day olive oil fast to try to correct. More on this in a separate post.

[Circumstance 2: Applying for Grad School on a Deadline During Lockdown]

[Step 1] Ate 1kg of sugar over a week. It is the first time I've had sugar in the house, and I went nuts with the deliciousness. After 7 days, I noticed the start of psoriasis on my eyelid (unusual). During this time I had to quickly try to decide how to spend the next six months, and there was a lot of uncertainty. Ate three cans of Kippers (smoked herring) over three days to try to get Omega 3s.

[Step 2] Sleeplessness due to concern about application. Offset the three hours of sleep by the gift of some gorgeous coffee someone sent me. While I stopped drinking coffee, I went to town, with 3 to 5 coffees over a day. The next day, the psoriasis was out in force, forehead, eyelids, behind the ears, over my ears. What the sugar and protein began, the coffee and lack of sleep turned into a quagmire.

[Step 3] Continue drinking coffee and not sleeping well. Not drinking much water, either. My tongue is now white. Before Step 1, my tongue had been pink. This indicates that

[Step 4] Attempt to offset psoriasis by eating lots of herbs and spices (sumac, cayenne, basil, rosemary, curry) in butter beans with coconut oil. Also having Vitamin C and green powdered drink, with pea protein and digestive enzymes to attempt to offset prior misgivings.

HYPOTHESIS: Psoriasis flares are the result of inflammation and ingesting foods that promote unfavorable bacterial and fungal growth. These conditions take time to resolve, however can be resolved by restoring balance. In scientific journals, this is known as "Maintaining Gut Homeostasis." Further resources are available via Google Scholar.

1. Sugar destabilises blood sugar, causing inflammation. It is also food for "bad bacteria" and candida to grow in the intestinal system. While in mainstream medicine, small intestinal fungal overgrowth (SIFO) is not commonly recognised, there are many studies in specialist scientific journals around Intestinal Candidiasis, accessible via via Google Scholar.

2. When the body is in a state of inflammation, it is less capable of tolerating proteins. This may be a result of changes in the intestinal structure during inflammation. It is also less capable of tolerating anything that may ferment in the intestines in a way that in open air would usually produce mold (e.g. coffee grounds, fruit, flours).

3. Caffeine and coffee contribute to inflammation by promoting acidity in the body. This may increase growth of unfavorable organisms in the gut.

3. Low quality sleep destabilises blood sugar and promotes inflammation. In part this is related to increased cortisol and stress levels, and circumventing the usual repair mechanisms that occur during deep sleep.

4. Self doubt and rejection are primary triggers for stress for all humans. The can be managed through establishing a lifestyle that promotes a healthy sense of self and good calm boundaries around that. An unbalanced gut promotes anxiety.

5. Die-off that can occur when we suddenly change the diet after promoting unfavorable gut organisms. The gut takes time to respond to changed conditions and heal. It takes less time to become unbalanced. Removing the triggers will remove symptoms, however the gut also needs to be healed. Olive oil fasting may help with this.

6. Early and focused intervention to maintain gut homeostasis after a dietary trigger results in a controlled and shorter psoriasis flare. Longer periods of gut imbalance lead to longer recovery times for the resolution of gut inflammation.


Herbal Remedy
Posted by Rose (New Jersey) on 11/30/2018

Can you provide the name of this ointment? and its ingredients?


Coconut Oil, Hot Water
Posted by Julie (Az) on 10/01/2018
4 out of 5 stars

My psoriasis came on 3 years ago - with a vengeance! I did not know what it was, and doctors were clueless (and predictably incurious). It burned, stung, and oozed. The itching nearly drove me insane (or perhaps it succeeded - not sure - haha). The ONLY thing that calmed the burning was coconut oil (extra virgin organic) but was not 100% effective. It sure helped, though.

For the itching, I discovered by accident that running the area under VERY hot water - almost scalding - was incredibly effective and the relief lasted for several hours (AH! Sweet sleep! ) but I had logistics problems because I could only access the bathtub faucet which prevented a lot of areas from getting this relief. You'll need to be right at the controls, as your skin will tell you "hotter" or "cooler" as needed, and it will vary by the moment. Pat dry w/ paper towel & don't apply anything to the skin.

There are a few theories why the hot water works, one of which is that it forces the release of histamines out through the skin. But as far as I know, no one really knows why. It just does.


Zinc
Posted by Julie (Az) on 09/30/2018
4 out of 5 stars

I had what I called the Rash From Hell. It started 3 years ago after an extremely high stress episode. First my face broke out with oozing, itching & burning. That cleared up after 3 months, then it showed up on both hands. Couldn't prepare food, do dishes, household chores... That took about 3 months to clear up. Next was my legs - ankles, thighs and calves. Then my arms.

I went to the ER when it was at its worst. 4 times. No help. I got a range of diagnoses from "some kinda rash" to shingles to pellagra! No M.D. ever figured it out. Just prescriptions up the wazoo to treat their guesses. I didn't take them.

After researching off and on for almost 3 years, I finally realized it was psoriasis, which I then researched intensively. After less than a week, it is now 80-90% cleared up! Here's what I did...

I started taking 50 mg of zinc 2X/day. Won't mention brand name, but it's "zinc (as zinc gluconate dihydrate, zinc picolinate)." Chelated. You may want to try a higher dose or take more than twice a day -- I only weigh 88 lbs, so you may want to adjust accordingly.

The sores are 90% gone. All I have left are a few areas of flaky skin, mostly on my shins.

For dead skin clean-up, I'm using a solution recommended by Tony Pantalleresco made of about 16 oz white vinegar, 1 rounded tablespoon of sea salt, and 20 drops of 5% lugol's. Shaken - not stirred. :-) I dampen a wash rag with it and then gently rub off the dead skin.

I won't call this solution a cure, but it will help keep the dead flaky skin to a minimum, and some areas where I've used it have stopped being flaky altogether for about 3 days now (but that could just be the zinc doing its work).

I tried many many things over 3 years' time before I realized what I had, so feel free to ask me about something you're considering.


Anti-Candida Protocol
Posted by Teena (Melbourne Australia) on 08/30/2018 236 posts

Cat, make your own black seed oil for much cheaper, using this link, change the garlic for black seed. There is a quick option scroll down. You can buy the black seed ( nigella sativa) at indian stores, also under the name Kalonji. For your sister's stomach, you may try mallow extract. Best to you

https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/diy-garlic-oil.html


Anti-Candida Protocol
Posted by Cat (Waco, Tx) on 08/24/2018

Doctors gave cortisone cream that works briefly but does not stop new growth of this awful disease. So now, we are testing/using used 2 items topically on my sister: Black Seed Oil and diatomaceous earth. She puts a tsp of BSO into hands and spreads on the infected sites waist down. We mix a tbsp of diatomaceous earth and 2-3 tbsp. water into paste and spread on upper half patches - allowing it to dry on skin. I wish she could take both internally to see if can work but she has severe stomach issues from once having cancer. Results: 1. Black seed oil turned patches into pink patches within 2-3 days of application. But, because we ran out of the small amount we had, they are reappearing slightly -- so must get more. 2. Diatomaceous earth is turning the white patches black first then seems to heal a bit toward pink patches. But, we have not been as consistent with this as it does look unsightly.

Summary: I like what the Black Seed Oil is doing but it is so expensive and runs out fast -- we can barely afford it. So we are applying the paste of Diatomaceous earth for now. Sure wish she could ingest both but don't want to hurt her super-sensitive stomach that gives her much pain. One thing for sure, we won't give up!



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