Eating for Psoriasis - Medical Meditation? What's That?

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    Nov 29, 2014 4:01 AM GMT
    The type O diet is the place to start. Modify it as follows for one month: eat no refined sugars, no grains, no fried foods and no nightshade vegetables (tomatoes or peppers of any kind). We want to eliminate anything that might be worsening the psoriasis, so if you notice any food that seems to make things worse, give it the boot.

    Every day, grind up (in a clean coffee-grinder or with a mortar & pestle) a tablespoon of brown or gold flaxseed. Cover with a little water for 20 minutes, and slurp it down. Follow it with a teaspoon of good, fresh fish oil. Eat as many raw and lightly-steamed beneficial vegetables as you can stuff into yourself. Have your organic meat and one serving of fish every day. Get an (organic) egg or two per day. Drink near three quarts of pure water every day (NOT distilled, but spring or filtered water), and a quart of high-solids mineral water such as Gerolsteiner. Take the PolyFlora-O and ARA6 supps from this site if possible ~ they will speed your healing.

    Check EVERY SINGLE INGREDIENT of every product that goes in your mouth. It’s a lot safer to make your own salad dressing in a blender, using oil, lemon juice, salt, and anything else you like to add, than to risk any store-bought brand which may contain bad oils or corn sweeteners. Same goes for ketchup & mayonnaise… although there are some decent ketchup brands such as Muir Glen. I plan to post basic recipes for common condiments here soon. They are simple to make, take about 5 minutes, keep just as long as the commercial stuff, and are much tastier when you make them at home.

    If you are now taking any drugs, or have been on courses of antibiotics and/or corticosteroids, I cannot tell you to stop taking them ~ but these drugs do slow the course of your healing. They impair your immune functions, which reside primarily in the health and activity of beneficial flora and fauna in your digestive system. Psoriasis is a symptom of autoimmune dysfunction. These drugs are given because conventional medicine doesn’t know how to treat the causes of your condition – they’re doing the best they can to limit your symptoms, but such treatments are counterproductive in the case of most health troubles, including yours. As your condition improves, consult with your doctor about very gradually lowering the dosages of the psoriasis medications, if any, that you’re on.

    The last thing you’re enthusiastic about right now is exercise, right?

    I want to strongly encourage you to begin an exercise plan. Its benefits are far above and beyond the effort it takes to get started and stick with it. Every aspect of your life will thank you for pursuing a solid type O exercise regime ~ including, most swiftly and notably, your largest organ: your skin.

    And consider a deep stress-relief practice such as Transcendental Meditation or Medical Meditation ~ the book Meditation as Medicine is available at most general bookstores and from online sellers like amazon.com and is a treasure in a package.

    Lower your stored stresses, and allow your body’s natural healing to take over from the fight-or-flight mode which lies at the root of autoimmune disorders.

    Psoriasis is a disabling disease.
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    Nov 29, 2014 4:03 AM GMT
    The blood type diet is singularly effective in curing psoriasis. It is well-known that psoriasis is aggravated/caused by excessive levels of proteins called 'polyamines.' Polyamines result form the action of the gut bacteria, or are made in the liver, where they are used as growth stimulants, especially in young children. Polyamines also make cancer cells grow as well. It is well known that dietary lectins stimulate the production of polyamines (though some actually can lower them).
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    Nov 29, 2014 4:09 AM GMT
    Lectins can be both good and bad.

    Some lectins stimulate cell production (known as mitogens), thus creating increased cell growth that can be problematic medically (think tumors).

    Another lectin, Agaricus bisporus lectin (ABL), was discovered to actually inhibit such cell proliferation in Keratinocytes.

    Keratinocytes are your body's skin cells that can run amok and overproduce cells, resulting in the skin disease psoriasis.
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    Nov 29, 2014 4:11 AM GMT
    Jacalin lectin (created from the Jackfruit seed) and Agaricus bisporous lectin (ABL) were both available for commercial purchase - and mentioned in Johnathon Rhodes' patented lectin study in 1989 about their potential benefit for psoriasis treatment--but they were not being used for that purpose. Rhodes' study purports that psoriasis could be successfully treated using topical products like cream or lotion which had been formulated with a percentage of ABL lectin. However, that particular product has not been released onto the market to date. But there are companies moving in that direction, and Lectin Labs is one of them. A link to Lectin Labs' website, as well as other key information included in this article can be accessed in the Resources section below.

    www.dadamo.com/forum/archive7/config.pl?read=30349
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    Nov 29, 2014 4:12 AM GMT
    "My son (age 22) suffers from psoriasis as well and I have done endless searches for some relief or cure. He is also Type O and the condition has greatly improved with dietary changes.

    He did see results with applying oregano oil (found in health food store) to his scalp. There is plently of info on this if you do an internet search. One of the drawbacks is sitting around smelling like a pizza! It is pretty potent but definitely helped."
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    Nov 29, 2014 4:14 AM GMT
    Hi there,

    I have a suggestion for you. Have you tried a homeopathic cream called "Psoriaflora"?? It is made by Boericke & Tafel and you can get it at any health food store. You have to use it 3-4 times a day and stick to it, but it does work. AND, I found the interesting part to be WHY it worked. The active ingredient in it is Berberine...which, if you look it up is an anti-bacterial (so is oregano, by the way). So maybe your issues have to do with a bacterial load? Not that I'm saying Dr D is wrong....I believe so many of our health issues these days are gut related.....including overgrowth of bacteria. It probably boils down to the same thing. Anyway, the cream may help you get through while you figure out the actual "cause" of the psoriasis. I love the cream and actually use it as a facial moisturizer....WHY, you ask?? Well, the antibacterial properties of the cream help prevent my face from breaking out...it's good stuff. And I have seriously sensitive skin and have no problem with the cream.

    Good luck!