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Offline azulgrana

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My scalp psoriasis was totally FADING AWAY--and then flared up again? :(
« on: Thursday February 28, 2013, 05:51:15 PM »
I've had psoriasis on my scalp for 7 years now and on some spots on my body for the past year. I'm 18 and I've just started college. When I broke out in spots of psoriasis on my torso and face after my first semester, it was absolutely the last straw. I was offered to shoot for a local magazine. I had to cancel last minute because of this disease. It ruined my self confidence completely. That's when I decided to trash the pharmaceuticals and heal my body the natural way.

I gave up red meat, sugar, dairy, and foods with additives and preservatives completely. I eat a lot of raw and green foods. I have a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and of coconut oil daily. I apply coconut oil topically as well. To my delight, the huge, ugly spots of psoriasis on my scalp and face were met with spots of normal skin. My psoriasis was fading from the inside out and I was happy about my skin for the first time in a long time. But about two weeks later, my psoriasis actually got worse. The healed, normal skin is still there but the patchy red skin has spread in other places.

I don't understand where this is coming from but I'm really upset with it. The only recent changes to my diet are more supplements. I've done a lot of research on what to take to help my body cure this disease. I've added probiotics, daily enzymes, cod liver oil, milk thistle, turmeric, lecithin, and garlic oil to my daily regime. I've been taking all these daily for about the past 10 days. Could something in these supplements have caused the flareup? A few of them do have magnesium stearate in them, but are from very good, natural, and nationally recognized brands. Could the magnesium stearate be causing a negative reaction in my body? I thought these supplements would be helping!!!

The only other thing that has changed is that I've been eating a lot of pancakes lately...don't know how that would affect my psoriasis but you never know with this thing.

I would love to hear input from you guys as you all seem very well informed on these things and have experience with this disease. Please let me know what you think and if I can do anything to better my regime. Thanks!


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Re: My scalp psoriasis was totally FADING AWAY--and then flared up again? :(
« Reply #1 on: Saturday April 27, 2013, 02:55:47 PM »
Hi new to this forum.  I have scalp Psoriasis, and began noticing trunk, upper arm and back breakouts in the past few months.  My skin is very dry due to Prednisone for Asthma.  I am constantly oiling up, with Sea buckthorn extract. I also saw a Rheumatologist, who thinks my joint pain is Psoriatic arthritis, and I am using a high dose of anti-inflammatory medication, which is also drying.  I have clinical symptoms of Hypothyroidism, but only my T3 is slightly low.  That being said, I have started a campaign of supplements.  Lauricidin, Colostrum, Magnesium, apple cider vinegar (Braggs), xtralac, a potent probiotic, and meticulous scalp cleaning with Neutragena t-Gel and applying Argan oil (Organix).  I also have mild face Rosacea, and moderate Ocular Rosacea, which is quite distressing.  My belief is you are what you eat and think.  The skin is a barometer of your internal state,  and your mental state.  Therefore a positive, clear, present state of mind is essential before any outside changes can be observed.  I meditate 2-3 hours a day, omitted Gluten, dairy, sugar (above all) and soy.  When sugar sneaks into my food, or cookies enter my mouth I immediately suffer,  and have to aggressively use Candidase with Virastop to get it back in control, which can take weeks.  Emotional maintenance, in my opinion is the least looked at, and the most important aspect of our inner, therefore outer health.  Still your thoughts, keep your food and water pristine, pray, meditate or whatever you do, but do not rush from one supplement to another, keep it simple, our bodies are self healing if we stay out of the way, and treat it with kindness and confidence.  Thanks for being here

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Re: My scalp psoriasis was totally FADING AWAY--and then flared up again? :(
« Reply #2 on: Thursday October 17, 2013, 06:49:29 PM »
I came across this e-book by a (so-called) fluke although in reality--it is a timely answer to a 32 yr-old prayer.
I read the e-book with great enthusiasm because my current doctor had put me on an elimination diet to detoxify my liver.
No sooner had he done this than my skin began to clear up. When I read this book, the author says that many people initially find relief to psoriasis when their doctors put them on elimination diets for other reasons.
Thus the undisputable proof that diet and nutrition have everything to do with your health. When I finished the book, I gave it to my doctor who was extremely open to its suggestions.
We immediately put 2 or 3 of the book's suggestions to work in addition to what I was already doing. Even though we were in the middle of winter (the worst time of year for the psioratic), my skin continued to clear up and is soft and supple now.
I have since told everyone I know who suffers with this skin disorder, about this book. Please, please--give this book a chance. Improvements are generally noticed within 6-8 weeks.
You need to give your skin a chance to heal underneath and then make its way to the surface where you will eventually see it. The first thing I noticed was that it stopped spreading!
Diet is rather strict while the skin is healing--then you can play around with what works for you and more importantly, what doesn't. In the meantime, stop eating tomatoes, white potatoes, eggplant, peppers of any kind (except black pepper), vinegar and alcohol--and if you smoke, either quit or cut down to 3-4 cigarettes a day.
Tobacco is a "nightshade" and exceptionally toxic to the psioratic. Increase your fruits and vegetables. No red meat (including pork).
Limit all dairy products to nonfat or 1% milk fat, and even then, limit your consumption. And (obviously) limit or eliminate sugar.
Cut out gluten products (pasta, breads, cakes and cereals). Take a tablespoon of flaxseed oil each morning and evening--and also two capsules of Omega 3 fish oil capsules, both morning and evening.
Keep flaxseed oil in refrigerator and Omega 3 fish oil caps in freezer. These few guidelines will get you started until you can read this book. Sounds like alot, but clear skin will be worth it!

You can find out more about it here

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Re: My scalp psoriasis was totally FADING AWAY--and then flared up again? :(
« Reply #3 on: Saturday November 23, 2013, 01:15:20 PM »
Hi there folks! This thread made interesting reading...

You see, I have eczema and am following a strict regime of diet and supplements also. My skin has healed uo from a flare up that happened over the last 2 years. It has been relatively clear over the last 5 months after I stopped eating out 4 days a week.

What was silly about this was that I had cleared the eczema 4 years before this recent flare up. Just goes to show that even a few pancakes can set you back. You have to keep on top of it and not go back to your old eating habits!

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Re: My scalp psoriasis was totally FADING AWAY--and then flared up again? :(
« Reply #4 on: Saturday July 12, 2014, 12:10:16 PM »
I would suggest you to consult a good skin and hair specialist for this. So that he would suggest you proper medication accordingly. If you need some information about this particular problem check this website .

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Re: My scalp psoriasis was totally FADING AWAY--and then flared up again? :(
« Reply #5 on: Sunday July 13, 2014, 09:51:22 PM »
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I wouldn't. It seems to be a random snake-oil site. Registered just a couple of months ago. Most likely a scam to get credit card details. I do hope I don't find a link between you and the site, as advertising them without prior permission would be a breach of the user agreement...
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