Ques. 1     What is Psoriasis?

Ans.           Psoriasis is a disease, which causes skin cells to reproduce themselves every other day instead of every 21 days and this produces excessive peeling. It is not contagious.

Ques. 2     What are the symptoms of Psoriasis?

Ans.           Redness in certain areas of the body, with pearl color scales which are constantly peeling off, irritation and in some cases bleeding. This occurs mainly on elbows, knees, arms, hands, legs, chest, abdomen, groin, neck and ears. Fingernails and toenails lose their shine and become rigid and brittle.

Ques. 3     What can be the cause of Psoriasis?

Ans.           It has been found that a poor digestion of proteins (which causes rotting and bacteria) produces a toxic amino acid (polyamine) which breaks down this balance. Vitamin A or beta-carotene stops the formation of this toxic substance (polyamine) and helps prevent psoriasis. The cause is unknown; however, it is known that there is a great psychosomatic influence, because the problem increases with nervousness and stress. The lack of polyunsaturated fats like omega-3 in the body is related to this disease. Correct reproduction of the cells is carried out due to the balance maintained by two substances called cyclic AMP and GMP. When the delicate balance between these two substances is broken, the production of the skin cells gets out of control and results in psoriasis.

Ques. 4     What suggestions are indicated for psoriasis?

Ans.           A high consumption of alcohol increases psoriasis considerably. This is mainly because of the negative effect that alcohol has on the liver. The person should stop drinking alcohol. Exposing oneself to the sun every day for 10 minutes is also beneficial. It has been observed that this problem increases when there is stress and diminishes when the person is calm and relaxed. Dr. Murray Pizzorno recommends a complete detoxification of the body because there are a considerable number of toxins involved in psoriasis, including some bacteria. These toxins increase cyclic GMP, breaking down the balance it maintains with the AMP which increases the cell production. A lack of fiber in the diet helps the accumulation of toxins in the intestine. A deficiency in the liver function encourages the formation of psoriasis. One of the liver’s functions is to filter toxins and bacteria. When this fails, these toxins enter the blood and contribute to the formation of polyamine which again produce and imbalance between AMP and GMP. This results in excess production of the skin cells.

Ques. 5     Which medicines are advisable?

Ans.     Borax is good for a newly developed psoriasis case, chrysarobinum and sepia are other good medicines but should be used after consulting the physician.

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