Do you have red, itchy and flaky skin? Or maybe you know someone that is suffering with psoriasis? Keep reading for our natural solution to treating psoriasis, that actually works. Beautiful healthy skin is an inside job!
WHAT IS PSORIASIS?
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes dry, scaly patches and flakes that appear on the skin. Normally Skin cells take 21 to 28 days to replace themselves. Patients with psoriasis on the other hand, have skin cells in overdrive, replacing themselves within 2 to 6 days. Because the replacement process is so fast both dead and live cells collect on the surface of the skin. Our immune system has cells known as T cells, a trigger causes these T cells to behave as if they are fighting an infection or healing a wound. The chemicals produced by these T cells cause inflammation and excess skin growth causing the patches to appear.
WHAT ARE THE TRIGGERS?
Thanks to scientific research into psoriasis we know there are genetic variants that make a person more likely to develop psoriatic disease. The psoriasis triggers on the other hand are not universal. What may cause one person's psoriasis to become active, may not affect another. People with psoriasis may find that stress and anxiety, injuries to the skin, infections, and hormonal changes can lead to a flare up. We believe that where there is inflammation there are immune problems.
CAN IT BE CURED?
The short answer is NO (not yet anyway), but it can be managed to the point where it is inactive so you can't physically see the psoriasis, or be affected by it! Yay!
Back in the 60’s and 70’s new treatments emerged for psoriasis after new information came to light on the immune system and how that plays a role in psoriasis. Drugs like corticosteroids, cyclosporine, and methotrexate became the new way to manage the disease. Treatment for psoriasis hasn’t really advanced any further. In recent years, research into other autoimmune diseases brought new insights about the immune system. It turns out that some of the problems in those conditions are active in psoriasis, as well.
HOW PSORIASIS CAN BE MANAGED NATURALLY.
While it's important to see a medical doctor if you are suffering from psoriasis you can still try a holistic approach, these days many people prefer to heal holistically when it comes to chronic illness as it is more effective than relying on pharmaceutical medications that mask the cause and only treat the symptoms. At the very least it will help lessen inflammation and improve your immune system. The best-case scenario could mean a complete resolution of psoriatic patches on your body. You see, inflammation throws off the body’s ability to regulate the immune system leading to flare-ups. Since many prescribed medications, for some, have seen limited results, natural treatments may be something that many patients are searching for. This is especially true given psoriasis, at its core, is the result of inflammation, which means it can be managed through diet and lifestyle changes.
Many people with psoriasis find that including vitamins, minerals and premium, natural marine collagen peptide supplements, in conjunction with a nutrient rich diet and some lifestyle changes, can treat psoriasis successfully and promote healthier, smoother skin and overall wellness. What have you got to lose?
THREE STEPS TO START MANAGING PSORIASIS
An abundant intake of a wide variety of fresh organic vegetables where possible, minimal consumption of grass fed meat, avoidance of junk food and sugary food and drinks, in addition to nutritional supplements to address nutritional deficiencies and repair, re-balance and regenerate the health of your skin by using a range of organic wholefood vitamins, minerals and moat important Marine Collagen (with Vitamin C). Our programmes and wholefood supplements also target inflammation which is a huge problem for psoriasis sufferers. By dramatically reducing inflammation and acidity in the body, the body can then reset and begin to regenerate from within, with the ultimate goal of healing the gut which flows onto healing the skin.
Moderate exercise and a little bit of sun
Data has shown that weight loss can dramatically improve psoriasis. A healthy and active lifestyle combined with safe reduction in BMI back to normal range can minimize the need for prescription medication when people suffer from psoriasis. Sun in small doses can increase vitamin D which studies show is important for reducing psoriasis conditions, as well as helping with the absorption of other micro-nutrients.
There’s a reason they call it beauty sleep, because it’s when our skin goes into repair mode to reverse the damage it faces during the day, from pollution, UV light and stress. Our bodies and minds heal when we sleep, and getting plenty of shut eye regularly has been shown to keep cortisol (the nasty stress hormone) under control, which in turn, will reduce inflammation.
PSORIASIS CASE STUDY
This study reports the case of a 36-year-old female who presented to a clinic with severe psoriasis and had been treated with topical steroid cream for the past 14 years with little success.
However, after 6 months of following a healthy skin and gut friendly diet such as the 12 Week Skin Transformation Diet, and by including collagen in her diet, her psoriasis had completely cleared, much to her surprise!
MARINE COLLAGEN AND PSORIASIS
Collagen is made up of 3 proteins that spiral around each other. It runs throughout every tissue in the body. All collagen makes up a supportive matrix that unites cells, organs, and glands. Collagen helps to give the body its structure. It’s literally the glue that holds our body together and is the most abundant and important substance in our body, with the exception of water. 90% of our bodies collagen is Type 1 collagen, making it the most important collagen type for full body wellness and anti-aging. Marine collagen is the richest source of Type 1 collagen, as well as the most bio-available.
Inflammation, the symptom of most autoimmune disease (and the enemy), breaks down collagen, creating a cycle of poor internal and external health. Bone broths are a fantastic way to get natural collagen intake however a powdered supplement of Marine Collagen is the most potent form, as oral ingestion greatly increases absorption while maintaining ease of use for consistent intake. Consistency is key here!
HOW DO I INCLUDE MARINE COLLAGEN IN MY DIET?
Our Youth Elixir Beauty Marine Collagen is in the form of natural hydrolysed marine collagen peptides which are know for their superior absorption and health benefits over other collagen types such as bovine and porcince.
The best part is that Youth Elixir Beauty is tasteless, odourless and highly absorbable, and can be taken with any food types, beverages or meals, hot or cold. Marine collagen is heat resistant, meaning heat does not denature the therapeutic nutrients. You can bake it, shake it, or simply stir it!
To begin we recommend a therapeutic dose of 10 grams per day, which is the dose that the most successful scientific studies prescribe.
To discover the secret to holistically healing skin and gut from within, head to our scientific research page and discover our GLOW series Australian Marine Collagen Formulas, proven to improve psoriasis naturally.