Do you have red, itchy and flaky skin? Have you tried everything to clear the breakouts, but nothing seems to work long term? Are you sick of using bandaid solutions that don't treat the cause, and seem to cause more side effects that keep you on this toxic merry-go-round of pharmaceutical dependence? If discovering the latest research behind clearing skin interests you, we invite you to read on for our natural solutions to treating psoriasis, and acne from within, that actually work. Today, we will explain why clear, 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.
This is also true of acne, the chronic inflammation and acidity in the body, combined with an overgrowth of certain bacterias, and a compromised gut and microbiome, means acne is exacerbated, and worsened, when ingesting the wrong nutrition.
Many people with psoriasis or acne, 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 and acne successfully, to promote healthier, smoother skin and overall wellness. What have you got to lose?
THREE STEPS TO START MANAGING PSORIASIS & ACNE
Healthy diet & organic probiotics
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 most importantly Marine Collagen formulas.
Non-negotiable nutrition scientifically proven to return the digestive and endocrine system to harmony, include daily greens, marine collagen, omega 3 oils, and fermented foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, soy bean, kefir etc, with every meal. It's important the probiotic source is raw and natural, as research discovers time again, that the manufactured probiotics bought from a shelf in store, or online, are often already dead by the time they reach you, and are limited to a small number of strains.
If you don't like fermented foods, the only live and natural probiotic supplement on the market, is DETOX Life Elixir. It's produced naturally by bees, and has been used for thousands of years, coined the "Food of the Gods" for it's ability to provide the body with all the essential nutrients it needs to function optimally. It also is the best plant source of protein, providing more protein than red meat, and the only plant source of Vitamin B12 - that's NOT synthetic, so you're body absorbs a higher amount.
Our 12 week skin and gut healing programmes and Australian wholefood supplements also target inflammation which is a huge problem for psoriasis and acne 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 minimise the need for prescription medication when people suffer from psoriasis. Sun in safe doses can increase vitamin D which studies show is important for reducing psoriasis and acne 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, it allows the body to rid the toxins from the day, and keep cortisol (the nasty stress hormone) under control, which in turn, also reduces inflammation.
Stress in general can cause skin to flare up, and women today are juggling more than ever, so it's wise to invest in a premium, bio-active anti-stress adaptogen like CALM Adaptogen Mushroom blend for it's ability to reduce stress hormones, and alleviate insomnia, anxiety and depression.
CALM is rich in beta-glucan, antioxidants and unique micro-nutrient compositions, which cleverly adapt to the bodies individual needs, whilst lowering chronic inflammation. CALM also contains the highest natural source of melatonin on the planet, essential for falling asleep, and optimising sleep quality. A non-negotiable for anyone with ADHD given this condition means your body is melatonin deficient.
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, especially all the other types apart from Type 1. However a hydrolysed 3kD powdered supplement of Marine Collagen is the industry gold standard, and unrivalled in efficacy. Consistency is also key here, as you're keeping the body in a constant state of synthesis, instead of degeneration!
HOW DO I INCLUDE MARINE COLLAGEN IN MY DIET?
Our GLOW Youth Elixir Beauty Marine Collagen is in the unique, multifunctional form of natural 3kD hydrolysed sea collagen peptides, known for their superior absorption and health benefits over other collagen types, such as bovine and porcine. Better for the planet too.
The best part is that all of our GLOW marine collagen formulas are 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, WEAR IT (as an acne and psoriasis busting face mask) - or simply stir and enjoy!
To begin we recommend a therapeutic dose of 10 grams per day, which is the dose that the most successful scientific studies prescribe.
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