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Psoriasis and Candida

3/25/2015 - According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, psoriasis is a disease that begins with a genetic predisposition that is set of by one or a combination of triggers: stress, skin injury, specific medications, or infection (in particular, strep). In December of 2014, a new study was published that...

Pine bark extract improves blood vessel health, heals psoriasis and hemorrhoids

12/26/2014 - One of the most powerful natural substances for increasing blood flow, clearing arterial plaque, and improving blood vessel health comes from a ubiquitous evergreen tree native to Europe. Three new studies on extract taken from the bark of the French maritime pine tree -- this extract is often sold...

Woman heals her psoriasis with infection-fighting properties of wild oregano oil

2/20/2014 - Dorothy Leibold had psoriasis for two years but ever since taking P73 wild oregano oil, she says she no longer has the skin condition. Her advice is to take it regularly and to make sure to take enough, which of course varies by an individual's situation. The fact that her skin condition, which affects...

Man heals psoriasis, loses weight with raw food diet

12/3/2013 - According to the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations, psoriasis affects nearly 125 million people globally. Individuals suffer from red, scaly patches on their skin, which is often accompanied by severe pain due to intense cracking and bleeding. James was one man who knew the symptoms...

Home remedies to alleviate psoriasis

9/20/2013 - Psoriasis is a complex disease of the skin. What makes it complex is the fact that it is incurable, because the problem is directly related to some malfunction of the immune system. There is a need to first correct the disorder happening inside the body before the reddening and flaking of the skin can...

Think smart about alternative treatments for psoriasis

2/12/2013 - Psoriasis is no joke, and neither is the fact that many individuals with this chronic condition suffer from a wide variety of emotional and physical symptoms. Because of the visible nature of this autoimmune condition, many people seek alternative or complementary at-home therapies to calm symptoms...

Oregon grape root excites dermatologists for the treatment of psoriasis and other skin diseases

9/11/2012 - Oregon grape root, also known by its Latin name as Mahonia aquifolium, is a tall, flowering shrub that grows in abundance in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Herbalists sometimes substitute Oregon grape root for goldenseal or the Chinese herb coptis. The herb is used for constipation,...

Drinking Beer Linked to Psoriasis

9/24/2010 - Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes patches of scaly, thick skin that can be silvery, white or red. It can appear all over the body but it is most common on the elbows, scalp, lower back and knees. It's estimated that 125 million people throughout the world suffer from psoriasis. Up until recently...

Light treatment clears psoriasis as it boosts vitamin D levels

8/20/2010 - According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) about 7.5 million Americans suffer from the chronic, autoimmune skin disease called psoriasis that causes irritated, flaky and thick patches of red skin; some forms of psoriasis are also associated with joint pain. Most medical treatment for the...

Natural Healing and Lifestyle Changes Shown to Help Psoriasis

10/16/2009 - Psoriasis is a skin condition where reddened rashes or plaques covered in slivery scales can appear on the skin of the scalp, back of the wrists, elbows, knees, buttocks, ankles and sites of repeated trauma. There is a family history in 50% of cases. The condition is fairly common, occurring in 2-4%...

Treating Psoriasis with UVB light is easier than you think

9/8/2009 - Ultraviolet (UV) treatment of psoriasis is just as safe when carried out at home as when performed in a clinic, according to a study conducted by researchers from Utrecht University Medical Center in the Netherlands, and published in the British Medical Journal. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease...

Merck's Psoriasis Drug Raptiva Too Dangerous to Use on Humans, Say European Health Authorities

2/21/2009 - After careful review, the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) has declared that Merck's psoriasis drug Raptiva (which actually sounds like a sports car or a dinosaur, not a drug) is too dangerous to use on humans. Sales of the drug will now be suspended in Europe following revelations that three patients...

Treat Psoriasis with Hypnosis

1/20/2009 - Psoriasis is a disorder most often affecting the skin. Psoriasis is caused by the build-up of skin cells. The severity of the disorder varies from person to person. Some people experience psoriasis in a small area and some people have it all over their body. Psoriasis can also affect a person`s joints....

Psoriasis correlated with heightened heart attack risk

10/12/2006 - The skin disorder psoriasis is not only painful and hard to treat, but a new study suggests that psoriasis may be an independent risk factor for heart attack, particularly in young individuals with severe psoriasis. But not just young individuals with psoriasis are at risk. Researchers studied medical...

Samambaia rainforest herb prevents skin cancer and sunburn, treats psoriasis and inflammation

9/29/2006 - -- The South American rainforest herb Samambaia can be used to treat a wide array of health disorders, from inflammation and psoriasis to coughs and kidney disorders, according to Leslie Taylor's Samambaia -- a medicinal fern that grows in Latin America's drier tropical forests...

Folk Remedy May Yield New Treatment for Psoriasis (press release)

7/6/2006 - Psoriasis is a difficult disorder to treat because the severity and distribution of psoriatic plaques varies immensely, and because current medications can have undesirable side effects. This common skin disorder affects more than 4.5 million people in North America. But according to an article in...

Vitamin D boosts calcium absorption, treats psoriasis, prevents osteoporosis and breast cancer: interview with Dr. Michael Holick

1/1/2005 - The following is part one of an eight-part interview with Dr. Michael Holick, author of "The UV advantage" and one of the world's most respected authorities on vitamin D and the health benefits of natural sunlight. His work can be found at Be sure to print out the vitamin D myths,...

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