Naturopathic Causes and Treatment of Psoriasis


Psoriasis is known as a classic hyperproliferative autoimmune disease of the skin. It occurs when the immune system sends out faulty signals that speed up the growth cycle of skin cells. The rate of cell division very high (1,000 times > normal skin). From a naturopathic perspective psoriasis is caused a toxic allergen, protein maldigestion, increased intestinal permeability, bowel toxicity, excess inflammation, leading to excess polyamines in the gut causing an imbalance of cAMP : cGMP and excess phosphodiesterase inhibitors (the enzyme involved in breaking down cGMP). From a naturopathic perspective there is a plethora of dietary, lifestyle and supplement and herbal medicine advice that will address the causes of psoriasis and alleviate the symptoms.

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