If you suffer from psoriasis, you‘ll want to know about the three best remedies. Keep reading to learn what they are.
What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition where your body is producing antibodies against itself. So, the symptoms of psoriasis are coming from your own immune system.
Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes the skin to reproduce every 3–5 days instead of the usual 28–30. This accelerated reproduction of skin cells causes the redness, scaling, and white flakes that are characteristic of the condition.
There is a T-cell dysfunction going on that is causing an imbalance in the immune system. This is usually caused by an altered microbiome, either in the gut or from a bad throat infection.
There are several different types of T-cells. The one that is involved is the T-helper cell Th17. This happens to be your own immune cell that induces inflammation and autoimmune diseases. It also releases cytokines, so it has an additional inflammatory signal on top of that.
There are other T-cells called T-regulatory cells that help prevent autoimmune diseases. These cells are usually suppressed when you’re suffering from psoriasis.
Vitamin D is not just a vitamin, it‘s a hormone that can suppress the body‘s Th17 cells. This is interesting because Prednisone is usually prescribed to treat psoriasis and Vitamin D is the natural form of Prednisone without all those nasty side effects.
Psoriasis is more common in the winter when vitamin D levels are low. People with psoriasis are also at a higher risk for depression.
NOTE: Vitamin D deficiency is a major factor in the development of depression.
Home Remedies for Psoriasis
- I would recommend taking 40,000 IU‘s of Vitamin D every single day. You need to take enough to penetrate the damage that is in the colon and alter the microbiome.
- Cod liver oil not only has Vitamin D and Vitamin A, which is good for the skin, but it also has omega–3 fatty acids DHA and EPA. One of the main symptoms of an omega–3 fatty acid deficiency is dry, scaly, red skin and I’d recommend just taking the dosage suggested on the bottle.
- Bile salts are important for helping the body absorb and use vitamin D. They also help to regulate the immune system by stimulating the T-regulatory cells. I’d recommend you take three to four TUDCA per day.
There are a few things that I think are important for managing autoimmune conditions. First, I believe that fasting is very important. Additionally, I think it is important to avoid gluten entirely. I hope you find this information helpful!