April 27, 2012
Psoriasis is very stubborn, but also very treatable. In natural medicine, we want to treat the person who has psoriasis - their stress, lifestyle, diet, and genetic factors - and not just the skin symptoms. Where I'm not opposed to phototherapy in the short term to get it under control, I would advise you to have a full work up. Sometime discerning food sensitivities and avoiding them from your diet is half the battle. I am known to recommend Ip6 and high dose Omega-3 fats with an EPA:DHA of 4:1 at 15-20 grams/day. I'd also suggest you consider Alpha Lipoic Acid in the case that you want to get a bit of protection from UVB exposure. Remember that where too much UVB exposure isn't 100% safe by any stretch of the imagination, it is the UVA light that is much more damaging and where the reports come from regarding 75% increase cancer risk from tanning beds that you're hearing about.
Lots more to learn about how to treat psoriasis naturally here." >http://www.wyldeabouthealth.com/healthnotes/us/assets/health-condition/psoriasis/vitamins-and-supplements">here.
What you may find interesting is that stress reduction has been shown to accelerate healing of psoriatic plaques in a blinded trial. Thirty-seven people with psoriasis about to undergo light" >http://www.wyldeabouthealth.com/healthnotes/us/assets/generic/light-therapy/%7Edefault">light therapy were randomly assigned to receive either topical ultraviolet light treatment alone or in combination with a mindfulness meditation-based" >http://www.wyldeabouthealth.com/healthnotes/us/assets/generic/meditation/%7Edefault">meditation-based stress reduction technique guided by audiotape. Those who received the stress-reduction intervention showed resolution of their psoriasis significantly faster than those who did not.
I wish you well,