Psoriasis (often a persistent and chronic problem which can last a lifetime) is a very common skin condition. It is characterized by pink or red patches covered with silvery scales and may produce tenderness, irritation, pain or itching. The mechanism of psoriasis is unknown, but it appears to be a breakdown in the metabolism of oils and fats. It affects between 2 – 4% of the population. Severity is measured in terms of how much surface area of the body is affected. About 75% of persons with psoriasis develop only mild forms, involving less than 2% of the body’s surface (the palm of the hand being 1%).
The skin works as an eliminative organ, playing a major part in excreting wastes resulting from bodily processes and is therefore often referred to as the ‘third kidney’ or ‘third lung’. Poor bathing habits, using soaps that clog the pores, wearing synthetic materials which don’t breathe and eating foods which produce excessive amounts of mucus and toxic wastes, all prevent proper functioning of the skin. When any area of the skin ceases to function properly, a greater burden is placed upon the remainder, resulting in congestion and deterioration as toxic wastes attempt to escape through a limited area of skin surface.
A 12 day D-Tox program, followed by a diet low in mucus along with herbs for the bowel and blood will cleanse the body of mucus and toxic waste. The use of Krill / Black Currant Oil are very important (2,000 mg, twice daily).
Single Herbs: Chickweed/Chickweed Ointment, Chamomile Ointment, Krill / Black Currant Oil, Aloe Vera, Black Walnut Extract (specifics for skin); Echinacea, Burdock, Dandelion Root (blood cleansers); Oil of Evening Primrose (builder).
Nutritional Supplements: Vitamin A (20,000 IU), B complex (two, twice daily), Niacin (125 mg, twice daily), Vitamin C (three 500 mg, six times daily), Multivitamins and minerals.