Psoriasis occurs in 1 – 3% of the population and there is a genetic predisposition to the condition so in most cases it runs in families. It’s not contagious and it is not an allergy – but food has an implication which will talk about later. Girls are more effect than boys, and can occur almost at any age, but usually from early teens to late fifties.
Types of Psoriasis:
Psoriasis presents in many forms. The condition is mainly red and scaly with silvery plaques having a well defined boarder. In inverse psoriasis the scales are really visible and the appearance of the condition is red, smooth and shinny. Inverse psoriasis is found in flexural area such as the armpit.
The numerous forms of psoriasis are as follows:
Chronic plaque *Guttate psoriasis *Pustular psoriasis *Erythrodermic psoriasis* Scalp psoriasis *Pustular psoriasis of the palms of the hands and soles of the feet *Pustular psoriasis of the digits * Psoriasis inversus ( of the flexural areas)* Nail Psoriasis *Psoriatic arthritis.
What causes Psoriasis?:
The cause is still poorly understood, however it is known that there is an immune system response in which there is a heightened production of TH1 cytokines. It is because the increased cytokine levels that the skin becomes red due to extra blood vessels within the skin together with increased production of skin cells.
Infection, stress, excess alcohol, smoking, inappropriate diet, trauma, obesity, hormones and drugs are some of the factors that it is thought to trigger the immune system in predisposed people.
Orthodox medicine treatment involves topical steroids, vitamin analogues, Methotrexate, cyclosporine, UVB light, and NB-UVB light – to name a few.
It has been a long held theory that the digestional tract has a huge influence on autoimmune conditions. As the primary source of elimination, the digestional tract when it becomes impacted or inflamed can lead to the walls of the intestine becoming compromised and allows the absorption of toxins. Iridology which is used in the Natural Dermatology clinic, can assess the predisposition of the digestional tract of a patient – By looking at the markings within the iris the therapist can see whether there might be a toxin issue associated with the condition and much more. As a result the other organs within the body take over to try to assist with the eliminative process – one of those organs – is the skin.
Bear in mind also, that the “Most people, including many physicians, do not realize that 80 percent of your immune system is located in your digestive system, making a healthy gut a major focal point if you want to maintain optimal health. Remember, a robust immune system is your number one defence system against ALL disease.” Dr Mercola.
If the immune system is over worked or under attack the likelihood of immune system imbalances will more prevalent and this can lead to serious complications in some people.
DYSBIOSIS AND IRIDOLOGY:
It has been a belief in alternative medicine that there is a connection between dysbiosis and auto-immune conditions such as psoriasis. The digestive tract can become permeable to tiny molecules that should not be passing through it. The immune system 90% of which is located near the wall of the GIT, recognises that the molecules should not be in the blood stream and tries to erradicate the invading molecules – this is put very simply – but I think you get the picture. Iridology can help to establish where there is a potential for this process to be happening withing a patient’s body.
Dr John Pagano the author of Healing psoriasis has researched that people with psoriasis can have a potential to a weakened nerve supply to the intestinal tract and subluxation (misaligned vertebrae) which may affects the ability of intestinal tract to function at optimum level. Taking into account the potential to Dysbiosis one can start to see that can be a link between the two.
Through Kinesiology and muscle testing food intolerances can be tested. The results are instant and the client is appraised of food intolerances and where they are affecting the body.
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