Psoriasis

Condition Description

A chronic inflammatory skin condition characterized by extensive reddened circumscribed scaly papules and plaques.

Common Symptoms

  • Red skin lesions, inflamed silvery or white scaly and circumscribed papules and plaques on the elbows, knees, limbs and/or scalp
  • Affected area generally does not itch, but mild itching may be experienced/li>
  • Joint pain from associated arthritis

Underlying Causes

  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Mold allergy and/or yeast overgrowth
  • Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Zinc, or Omega 3 fatty acid deficiency
  • Hidden food allergies

Traditional Approach

  • Topical steroids like Hydrocortisone, Clobtasol, or Betamethasone
  • Topical Vitamin D analogs like Vectical or Dovonex
  • Moderately severe cases may be treated with phototherapy
  • Severe cases may need Methotrexate, Cyclosporine, Enbrel, Remicade or Humera

EHAC Approach

  • Assess diet and reduce or eliminate sugar, alcohol and processed/junk foods
  • Test for and treat any mold or hidden food allergies
  • Test for and treat yeast overgrowth with antifungal medicines like Nystatin, Diflucan, or Sporanox
  • Test for and treat any Vitamin A, Vitamin D and/or Zinc deficiencies
  • Increase Omega 3 fatty acid intake with flax or fish oil
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