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Understanding Psoriasis

What is Psoriasis

Psoriasis affects more than 3% of the US adult population – that’s 7.5 million people! 

It causes inflammation in the body where skin cells then build up and form scales and itchy, dry patches. Psoriasis is classified as an autoimmune disease, but it is also a genetic/digestive abnormality.

What Causes Psoriasis

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Psoriasis is caused by high levels of antigens, which are normal antibiotics that your body produces through the immune system that may be triggered by food allergies. 

It can also be caused by the body’s inability to break down essential fatty acids in the small intestine (i.e. omega 3’s). Psoriasis is also contributable to a lack of microbiome, whereas toxins from foods are not moving through the digestive system via stool. Therefore, the body is eliminating the toxins through the skin causing itching, burning, and rashes to appear on the body.

Psoriasis on the hand. Atopic allergy skin with red spots
How do you treat Psoriasis

A typical allopathic approach to treating psoriasis is the use of immunosuppressant creams and drugs to reduce the antigen reaction. This does not, however, get to the root cause of the problem.  

The naturopathic approach would be to treat the root cause of Psoriasis through blood work analysis and herbal supplementation. This will rebuild the gut lining, improve the microbiome, and help reduce blood toxicities through the use of omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3’s helps to reduce the percentage of toxins in the blood.

What happens if Psoriasis is left untreated?

If left untreated, Psoriasis can lead to Lymphatic problems, kidney problems, and the potential formation of digestive Crohn’s disease (due to inflammation of the gut), which may lead to cardiovascular/heart problems.

Dealing with Psoriasis is a challenge that can be overcome. Let us help you today. Give us a call at (225) 478-9665 to schedule a consultation.