Diet Therapy for Psoriasis
In the natural cure of psoriasis, a cleansing juice fast for about 7 days is always desirable in the commencement of the treatment. Carrots, beats, cucumbers and grapes may be used for juices. Juices of citrus fruits should be avoided. The warm water enema should be used on a daily basis to cleanse the bowels during the fast.
After the juice fast, the patient should take on the diet of 3 basic food groups, namely;
(i) Seeds, Nuts and Grains
(iii) Fruits, with emphasis on raw seeds and nuts, particularly sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and plenty of organically grown raw vegetables and fruits.
All animal fats, including milk, butter and eggs should be avoided. Refined or processed foods and foods containing hydrogenated fats or white sugar, all condiments, tea and coffee, should also be avoided. After noticeable improvement, goats milk, curd and home made cottage cheese may be added to the diet. Juice fasts may be repeated after 4 weeks on diet.
Water Therapy for Psoriasis
Too frequent baths should be avoided. Soap should not be used. Regular sea water baths and application of sea water outwardly over the affected parts once a day are advantageous. The hot Epsom salts bath has proved valuable in psoriasis. Three full baths should be taken weekly until the trouble begins to subside. The number of baths thereafter may be reduced to two weekly and finally to one. The affected areas should also be bathed twice in hot water containing Epsom salt. After the bath a little olive oil may be applied. The skin should be kept completely clean by daily dry friction or sponge.
In many cases, psoriasis responds well to sunlight. The affected parts should be frequently exposed to the sun. The daily use of a sunlamp or ultra-violet light is also favourable.
Home Remedies for Psoriasis
Though there is no permanent treatment for psoriasis discovered yet, there are many remedies to get rid of the scaly patchy skin. If these remedies are used regularly, the scaly patches may not appear for a very long time. These home remedies for psoriasis will bring and instant relief.
The patient should undertake plenty of regular exercise in fresh air, especially exposing the affected parts, and deep breathing exercises. He should keep away from all nervous tension and should have sufficient rest.
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