Psoriasis first started at a location on my leg where I had been bitten by a dog a few weeks earlier. It quickly spread to virtually all parts of my body. Over a 2 month period there were 9 doctor visits, 13 prescriptions, and 4 biopsies...none of which were helping! A Registered Nutritionist recommend I try drinking 2 Tbls. Organic, unfiltered (with the mother) Apple Cider Vinegar mixed into about a half cup of water twice a day. Additionally she suggested I begin using a good systemic enzyme. (Like digestive enzymes, but coated so they don't dissolve in your stomach) which I also took twice daily (following mfg's instructions).
The psoriasis began clearing almost immediately and was completely gone within a few weeks. Three years have now passed since the psoriasis episode with no recurrence of the problem. Hope this helps someone else because it sure was a nasty problem
(West New York, Nj, Usa)
Had psoriasis develop, on thigh and calf, 2 years after surgery on leg. Ongoing for about 4 months, bless everybody that has been dealing with this for years. The areas are both about 6"x4".
For other health concerns I've been taking;
ACV- 2 tablespoons;
sodium bicarbonate 1-1/2 teaspoon in divided doses
potassium bicarbonate- 1 teaspoon in divided doses
Vitamin D3 - 7000ui
Along with other vitamins, herbs, etc.
1. When psoriasis showed up I started 'painting' on Lugols solution 2% which had some luck in slowing it down, not resolving it.
2. Then organic peppermint moisterizer over the Lugols. No improvement
3. 2 days ago I found 'EarthClinic' website. Got me thinking!
4.Sunshine good- substitute vitamin d3.
5. ACV good- use it to wash area.
6. Aloe Vera good- apply over ACV(Apple Cider Vinegar)
7. Menthol good- apply over Aloe Vera.
My routine is shower or wash area with Tea Tree Castile Soap
1. Scrub areas down with ACV, (yes, it stings a little) let dry
2. Open vitamin D3 capsule(5000iu) massage half into each area.
(I plan to do the D3 every other day)
3. Massage, 1/4" drop, Aloe Vera over each area, until tacky.
4. Spread Organic Peppermint Moisturizer over each area.
5. Cover each area with plastic wrap, tape edge if needed.
The plastic could be a problem for some. I repeat this process two times a day
Bottom line is that this might not work for everybody, but in two days I've gone from dark red, itchy, rough scaly thick MESS, to soft pink areas with no itching.
Will update this in a week.
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.
Started 16 hours ago after my worst psoriasis break out in 15 years. I am a smoker and I do love beer. Eat healthy organic diet. Low meat intake, very low sugar, low salt, etc. Meditate often now a days, and in the middle of a move. Have not treated at all in maybe 5 years and only had some on my elbows, ears and scalp before the out break. Now it spread over my whole body except my face
2 epsom salt baths
4 doses of ACV in filtered water
600 IU of Vitamin E
Not going to have a drink until it's gone and lightened up on the smoking.
I am watching the smallest spots disappear before my eyes right now. All scaling has dissappeared as did all raised skin. Will keep going with the above treatment. No doubt that the ACV is working because I have done the other things above many times in my life and never this fast of an improvement.
UPDATE... Day 6
I added Baking Soda to the ACV/Water and it seems to be making a difference. Also I have been applying the ACV topically once a day since I started and now I am starting to see a rapid improvement. The spots are starting to get smaller now.
Also, I have been testing my pH level as well. With all of the treatment I am doing plus eating like a rabbit, my pH is still somewhat low (mid-high 6 range) given all of the stress of the move and everything. I would like to get it in the mid-high 7 range and I think at that level I will start to see a fast improvement. Just a theory though
I have had 1 beer and still smoking a bit less than normal. Mixing with eCigs.
It does seem that certain parts of the body are reacting faster than others. I believe this has to do with how many (much) toxins have built up in those areas. The youngest spots are leaving first and the oldest spots are sticking around but starting to see progress.
Time for the official move now. Will update afterwards.
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
I've suffered from Psoriasis for about 3 years now. I have a patch of skin on my leg that is extremely dry, scaly, itchy and inflammed at times. I've tried soaking in Epsom Salt, it's helped somewhat. But recently I've been on a search for clean drinking water. In that search I've noticed that my drinking water has a pH of 5. 5. Since then I've used pinches of baking soda to bring the pH of my drinking water to 7.0. In a matter of about only 1 week my Psoriasis has improved drastically. It's much less dry, inflammation gone and the itch has completely gone away. It's still not completely healed but it's SOOO much better.
I'm currently drinking Poland Spring water. I'm still not done searching for the best drinking water yet. I don't know why the pH on this water is a 5.5. I retain the water I drink much better now, I used to pee it right out in minutes.
I'd love to know if this helps other people's Psoriasis.
Psoriasis:The bananna peel works. I applied it every day for two straight weeks. You may still have a bump but the flaky white skin will be totally gone.
The Banana Peel for psoriasis definitely works! My son had it on his hands and feet and everynight for about 2 weeks I would rub Banana Peel directly on the affected areas. We noticed a difference right away with the pain and tightness. It's been two years and has not come back.
I recently read in a local paper that a woman used banana peel on her Psoriasis. I have had two treatments and immediately saw results. I rub the inside of the peel on the affected area twice a day. The first reaction burned like nettle, but after the stinging stops the itching did as well. Now that I have used the peelings for two days it appears that the areas are less productive, and lighter in color. No ointment has worked this successfully, and I am 51 with psoriasis at my knees and elbow since I was 12.
I tried the bee propolis on my scalp for psoriasis; I guess I misunderstood how to use it; its extremely sticky and stains. So I had huge globs of brown sticky stuff; it would not come off at all, not from my fingers or the sink or the countertop and certainly not from my scalp. it was like I had superglued my hair to my scalp. I wrote the company; they said they had no solution of how to get it off. Anyway, I finally am soaking it in hairspray/alcohol for an hour or so before I wash it and it is gradually coming out. I assume it should have been diluted; anyway, it doesn't seem to have helped the condition.
I have had psoriasis on my feet for years, and at times of stress a patch appears on my right shin which remains for as long as the stress does, plus I get occasional small patches elsewhere that tend to clear up on their own. I also get it on my scalp. I first had the patch on my shin when I started university. It got larger over the 3 years and it remained for the duration of my course, clearing up after I left. I didn't have it again until I started my current management job, and I've now had it for nearly 3 years. I picked up a pot of Propolis a few weeks ago, and have been testing it on the shin. Though I've only been applying it occasionally, there is a marked improvement and it's starting to clear. This is the only product I'm using on it, after years of trying various pharmacutical and natural products with no success.
I read if you have Psoriasis, drink beet juice. I have mild Psoriasis. I had 3 breakout spots.. I consumed the juice of 2 small organic beets for 3 days. It cleared up.
The skin on the soles of my feet, palms of my hands and even my eyelids was splitting open along creases. I started taking Turmeric along with Biotin. In less than a week, everything was 80% better. My mother has psoriasis very badly on her back where she cannot reach to put psoriasis creams. She started turmeric with biotin and she doesn't itch at all, sores almost gone in less than a week.
I hope I'm writting this in the right space. I HAVE to share that for me apple cider sadly does nothing for my psoriasis. For me im over 30 & have had since the age of 8m every year chronic horrible head to toe flare ups of what I think is guttate psoriasis, some years Ive had it ALL year due to a few strep throat cases which kick off a three month psoriasis event. I've done PUVA, enbrel... ETC ETC. I have previously as I stated last year somewhere on this thread ONLY had relief from fasting, which is problematic & hard to do.
I recently managed to HALT a flare up with two things, the cayenne gargle CURED my strep within hours, which I think may have slowed or lessened the flare up...
The second thing is a week of bleach baths (mods please leave this info I know bleach is not considered "natural" but I need to get this info out to other sufferers) google bleach bath, its simple 1/2 or 1/4 cup bleach in bath & soak, (no you wont die, no you wont stink... ) I was scared to try it, but had my stomach covered in psoriasis & legs, my arms were clear... Day one showed little clearing by day 5 my psoriasis is GONE. Please ppl give the bleach bath a try. I'm baffled as to WHY it works, I've been lead to believe thru my own research that my psoriasis was coming from within due to strep, stress, over active malfunctioning t cells attackign... Etc.... Etc. WELL no it appears now my psoriasis was nothing more than......... Stains? lol! Please give the bleach bath a try!!!!!!!
(San Francisco, California)
(Australia, Blue Mountains)
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 ❣️🤗
Easy cure. Apple cider vinegar is great but it is just not strong enough to kill various yeasts (Malazessia spp. [check it out on Google. What you need to do is dissolve 3 teaspoons of borax in half a cup of white vinegar. Pour this over your head (the yeasts begin their life-cycle here), and down onto your face and shoulders (and possibly your chest), and then leave it on for about 20/30 Min's whilst having a bath. Do this for about 3 days running (... If you can), and about once a week for a month. After the vinegar treatment, rinse your head/hair with half a cup of washing soda in a mug of warm water. At the slightest sign of any trouble repeat the treatment. Don't go anywhere near Doctors. Most are just crap at what they do.
(Adelaide, South Australia)
(Perth W A , Australia)