Posted By Tourmama (Everywhere, All Over, The Place) on 04/04/2012
Based on a suggestion I received, I started to try to cleanse my liver by taking milk thistle. I didn't want to try the dandelion tea as I know I have an allergy to dandelions. Well, it seems I jumped the gun on the milk thistle as that too, is also a big no-no for ragweed sufferers such as myself. The hives type rash increased and I started to feel nauseous and... Well... Just weird. I figured it was an allergic reaction, so I stopped. Next, I tried pine tree extract, as recommended by my buddy Josef at the local hippie health store. Same reaction, so I stopped that. At this point, I'm frustrated because I'm already in the hole about $200 for all of these products (I'm currently in Sweden and these items do not come cheap. AT ALL! )
I order a popular brand's antioxidant water booster online.... (again, NOT CHEAP! ) I figure, maybe I can clean myself out that way. I've been taking that, and also got talked into buying a bottle of evening primrose oil capsules (60 capsules for $40 USD.. I told you it's expensve) and I was told to take 3 per day (1000mg each) for 12 weeks. If I didn't see results in the psoriasis, then it's not for me, but the woman at this particular hippie health store was also very convincing. So now, I'm taking the evening primrose, 3000 mg a day, and the antioxidant water booster 2 times a day as directed.
Here's the good news... This, combined with my own special mixture I made up of sea salt water, rose water, lavender, almond, avocado, tea tree, rose and argan oils in a spray bottle, sprayed on 3 times a day is helping with the psoriasis. Very slowly, but surely. It's not even close to being gone, but I understand this will take time and I've only been on this particular regimen for 10 days.
Here's the bad news... My skin has broken out. BAD. New, horrible pimples popping up, oddly exclusiely on my chin, every day. I feel... I don't know... I feel weird. Kind of nauseous, kind of weak, I'm getting weird pressure headaches that I've never had in my life... I just feel kind of weird overall. Could be spring allergies, but I honestly don't think so. And my acid reflux which was under control after a month of steady use on the ACV is back. HARD. I've now started doing honey, cinnamon, tumeric masks morning and evening for the breakouts, and that is helping, as well as honey and cinnamon in hot water at night and as usual, in my oatmeal every morning. Seems to be helpng a bit.
Any thoughts, suggestions, advice, etc would be wonderful. Am I overdosing on antioxidants? Is my system just going into shock and detoxing? Any suggestions to help out my liver that doesn't involve anything in the ragweed family? Should I stop one or all of these things? Like I said, I think one of the antioxidant forms is helping me get the psoriasis from the inside, out, but am I doing more harm than good in the meantime?
Replied by Sue M. (Worden, Il, Usa) on 04/04/2012
Read the posts at EC on castor oil. Amazing......
Replied by Tourmama (Everywhere, All Over, The Place) on 04/04/2012
Replied by Teresa (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 04/04/2012
I don't know if this site will allow it, but she used a product prepared by now deceased Robert Gray. This colon cleansing program can still be found on the internet. Teresa
Replied by Che (Roxas City, Capiz Philippines) on 04/04/2012
Replied by Art (Tustin, California Usa) on 04/05/2012
One thing that I know has helped control my psoriasis is vitamin D-3. It does not clear me, but it does help control it. At this time of the year, it is probably helpful to get as much vitamin D as is practical from sunlight uv exposure. Just don't overdue it and burn as this can worsen your psoriasis! Vitamin D from the sun comes with an added bonus as the uv rays also help to reduce circulating inflammatory cells.
The amount of vitamin D is also important. Amounts like 400 or 800 iu per day are not likely to make a difference in your psoriasis or your 25 OH d serum level. I take a relatively high dose of vitamin D, but what is more important than the dose, is taking enough to get your 25 OH d serum level up to a more anti-inflammatory level. Vitamin D is anti-inflammatory.
I also take a combination glucosamine/chondroitin/boswellia supplement that seems to help control my psoriasis.
Replied by Phyl (Tallahassee, Florida) on 04/09/2012
Homeopathy takes a very long time to see results, but after suffering for more than 30 years, within six months the outbreaks stopped. And, then about a year later I saw indications of its return. I began a short therapy dose -- about once every month -- and it is now gone entirely. Honest!
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