The second part of my natural and effective treatments for treating psoriasis relates to maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle, which both have an impact on psoriasis flare ups. While these tips are directed at those with psoriasis, they also apply to those with eczema and dry skin as well.
Exercise, eat right, and maintain a healthy weight:
People with psoriasis regardless on age should eat a well-balanced diet, high in fruits and vegetables. Reduce processed sugar and decrease gluten intake. Fish oils (the omega-3′s) in supplement form have been helpful in doses of 6 g. daily. Exercise may also help, by reducing stress and improving your mood. Excess weight can worsen psoriasis symptoms, so maintaining a healthy weight may prevent flare-ups.
Two years ago, one of my dear clients told me a very sad story about his six-year-old son who was suffering from severe palmer planter psoriasis. Palmer planter psoriasis is a characterized by painful, pus-like blisters on the skin (typically on the hands and feet) and can be debilitating. His son was on multiple medications, including a high dosage of steroids, to alleviate his symptoms but was still in extreme pain and discomfort.
I was very saddened by this story, and was determined to find a way to help him. I spent several months conducting research on psoriasis, and speaking with leading experts on treatments. This led me to develop my candle treatment, which I am happy to say, has effectively cleared up his psoriasis and was featured in a clinical study in Psoriasis Advance Magazine (more about this later).
This was the beginning of my interest in and passion for treating psoriasis and eczema. Because there is so much to say, this will be a two-part post.