I do not suffer from psoriasis myself, but my husband has for the last 34 years. He had a lot of the silvery plaque on both his elbows, on one of his knee and his scalp was really bad with the plaque and he was always brushing his shoulders because of flaking.
I had read a few years back that there is a connection between eczema and psoriasis, and that people who have eczema is because of food allergies. One thing in particular is milk. I suggested to my husband maybe he should try and stop drinking milk and avoid eating ice cream for a while and see what happens. He's a big milk drinker and loves his ice cream, so he wasn't very interested in trying.
It's been almost a year when he got heavily involved with a project he was doing and had forgot to drink milk for about a period of two weeks. He was in the garage and was looking at his knee and noticed the silver patch of skin had almost cleared up. He looked at his elbows, and they were looking a lot healthier, and hardly any of the silvery patch was there. He felt his scalp and his scalp was totally clear of all psoriasis. He showed me and I couldn't believe the difference. He kept asking what it was he could have done that caused this to happen. I asked if he had been drinking milk...he figured he hadn't had any dairy for about two weeks. We wondered if it could have been that simple. He continued not drinking milk and as time went on, we noticed all the psoriasis was gone from all three places.
One night, we went out for tacos, and he ordered tacos with sour cream. About two days after eating the tacos with sour cream, little pieces of psoriasis did come back. He laid off all dairy, and again, the psoriasis disappeared.
He is still clear of any psoriasis, until he eats something of dairy. Sour cream and strong cheese seems to be the worse culperts. He has had a glass of milk here and there, but nothing occurred after drinking the milk.
I don't know if this would be of any help to other people, I just wanted to share this information because it helped my husband, and it was something right there in front of us all this time.
Wise decision! Dairy is bad, just be sure you think of all the foods that have dairy in them as well. Some things you would be surprised to find it in. So avoid all if possible.
Took me near a year to get clear but i changed ALOT of things along with stopping dairy and eggs. Also strawberries and all gluten and i also use a regime of 777 and tuvarak oil, psorolin products and neem guard. I also use emu oil pills for my nail psoriasis as my nails were really really bad and it helps bone mass as well, my bone mass improved greatly after starting them. Right now i am mostly clear and i would be afraid to change a thing at this point.
Good luck, keep doing what works. I also noticed that if results come to a halt, just make a few minor changes, like stop using whatever for a day or so and start again, gives it a boost. And if ya could use some GOOD support and GOOD friends you might want to look up the boot club at nutrition4skin, very nice people hang out there! :-)
Yes this is true. I have had psoriasis for 14 years. My medications recently stopped working for me and my new prescription was too expensive. Not having any insurance, I decided to go online and try every natural cure that sounded like it would work. I cut out Dairy, red meat, sugar, and fried foods. I started eating Fruits, Vegetables, lean meats and taking vitamins. I figured even if it didn't help my psoriasis, it sounded pretty healthy anyways.
I am an exotic dancer and had to quit dancing when my psoriasis started appearing. It's not very attractive you know. Within 2 weeks of starting the diet my skin was clear enough to go back to work. It just slowly started disappearing. I was AMAZED! All these years of using these damaging and very expensive prescriptions and I could have just cured it naturally. I was amazed and a little mad at my dermatologists for not putting me on a diet all these years. I am a new believer in natural cures. I used to think that people who believed in curing illnesses naturally were just wishful thinking hippies. Now I know better. They don't want us to know the truth. There's no money in the truth.
I also discovered some other great things for psoriasis in my searching. Emu Oil feels WONDERFUL! I bought a gallon of it online after trying it and is an EXCELLENT moisturizer AND alternative to aloe vera for a sunburn. It is now my only mousturizer.You can buy it in health product stores. I cannot praise this stuff enough! Also Dead Sea Salt baths are SUPER! I also scrub once a week with Aquafina salt scrub. I'd recommend this to anyone even without psoriasis.
soy milk has a bad rap because it blocks nutrient absorption. A better option is unsweetened almond milk. no sugar. I also cut out wheat or gluten. Gluten free diet helps, so millet, quinoa, and buckwheat are gluten free
According to Dr. Clark's book " The Cure For All Diseases ", she found that all milk (cow or goat) tested positive for two nasty bacterias, Salmonella and Shigella. She recommends that you "scald" your milk (boil it for 3-10 seconds) and if you can't do that, don't drink it.
The rest of my research on milk brings much conflicting information, but I know that much is true.
I'm quickly coming to find that all disease is inter-related, toxic blood. I think this site might help, even if it's for eczema.