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6 Spices for Psoriasis

BLACK CUMIN SEEDS (NIGELLA SATIVA) Black cumin seeds are produced by a flowering plant called Nigella sativa. Originally identified in the Middle East, these seeds have a long history of use for medicinal purposes in the Middle East and Asia, particularly Egypt and India. Black cumin seed oil has been shown to improve digestion and protect […]

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6 Chemicals To Avoid When Buying Your Skin Care

Your life will most probably include using everyday products like Shampoo and moisturisers, hand, and body washes, washing up products etc. and it is important for you, as a psoriasis or eczema sufferer to check ingredient labels carefully.   This can even include your toothpaste which will most likely contain Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS)!  Learning about […]

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Talking About Psoriasis

Most people who suffer from psoriasis or severe eczema also suffer the stigma that surrounds these non-contagious diseases.  A survey in America at the Perelman School of Medicine in Pennsylvania was undertaken and over half of those surveyed said they would not date someone who had psoriasis!!  43% of adult psoriasis sufferers said they feel […]

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Are Steroids a Good Treatment for Psoriasis?

Steroids are one of the most common treatments for psoriasis.   Created synthetically to replicate the hormones (or steroids) that we produce in our adrenal glands, they are very effective in controlling the inflammation that is typical of psoriasis.   Corticosteroids (as opposed to anabolic steroids which are often illegal) are used extensively as an analgesic (pain […]

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Psoriasis on the Hands and Feet

PALMOPLANTAR PSORIASIS AND PALMOPLANTAR PUSTULOSIS PALMOPLANTAR PSORIASIS Palmoplantar Psoriasis is a chronic, persistent condition that generally affects the hands and feet.  The name derives from the word Palmo, meaning palm of the hand, and plantar, meaning sole of the foot.    It is quite difficult to treat and can become very debilitating and disabling.  As with […]

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The Five Types of Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an auto immune disease that causes the skin cells to reproduce at a rapid rate.   Normal skin cells grow and shed in a one-month cycle but with psoriasis, this process takes place over 2-3 days which subsequently causes thick, itchy, sore and often inflamed patches on the skin and scalp.     The root causes […]

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5 Most Common Triggers for Psoriasis

There are many studies that consider genetic and environmental factors as the primary cause of psoriasis but, on the whole, psoriasis is widely considered to be an autoimmune disease.   It begins with an error in the immune system which continues like a cycle that never ends.   Typically, skin cells grow, rise to the surface and […]

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Detoxing for Psoriasis

Research indicates that diet may play a significant role in psoriasis. For example, in one study,1,206 people with psoriasis showed that certain dietary modifications helped improve skin conditions in the majority of participants.    There is a great deal of evidence to support the idea that healthy eating i.e, removing foods that contain gluten or natural […]

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