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Three natural remedies to try against psoriasis

This video is meant to expand your general knowledge about living a healthy life and is NOT a substitute for seeking medical advice. Please consult with your doctor before making changes in your health practices, diet and self-care.

In this video, Dr. Eric Berg, a chiropractor specialising in healthy ketosis and Intermittent Fasting, offers three natural remedies to try in cases of psoriasis.

Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition where someone’s body creates antibodies that attack their own healthy tissue. With psoriasis, certain areas of skin are replaced every 3-5 days instead of 28-30 days. This accelerated skin cell production is what causes the redness, scaliness and flaking of psoriasis.

What’s really taking place is a T-cell dysfunction – in particular, the TH17 cell. T-cells are part of the acquired immune system – in other words, a system that someone isn’t born with, but acquires over time. This dysfunction of TH17 cells is typically triggered by an altered microbiome, strep throat or other infection. When these cells dysfunction, they induce a massive amount of inflammation, while, at the same time, T-regulating cells are suppressed.

Thankfully though, vitamin D suppresses TH17. That’s why Dr. Berg’s first natural psoriasis remedy is to take a vitamin D supplement. Vitamin D acts like cortisol, which is one of the primary treatments for psoriasis.

Another natural remedy Dr. Berg suggests is cod liver oil. Cod liver oil not only contains vitamin D and vitamin A, but also has anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. Low levels of omega-3s are also known to cause dry, scaly and red skin.

The third natural remedy he suggests for psoriasis is bile salts. Bile salts stimulate vitamin D receptors, allowing vitamin D to work much better in the body.

Dr. Berg adds that it is also a good idea to intermittently fast and avoid all gluten.

View the original video here.

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