Research into Oregon grape root (also known by its Latin name as Mahonia aquifolium, and which is the active ingredient in M-Folia) is causing excitement among dermatologists. The tall, flowering shrub that grows in abundance in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States is traditionally used to help treat constipation, bloating, and other intestinal issues, but dermatologists are revisiting the plant extract because of its effectiveness in treating psoriasis and other skin diseases. To learn more, click here:
Great article about foods that may help control the symptoms of psoriasis. People with psoriasis react differently to dietary changes, just as they can react differently to medical treatments. But many people have reported success with changes in their diet. Here is an article showing foods that may help. Click here to view
Dry air and low levels of exposure to sunlight’s ultraviolet rays can lead to a worsening of psoriasis symptoms during fall and winter. * That's why it is particularly important to take good care of yourself to avoid falre ups. This means maintaining a sensible, high fibre diet, high in Omega 3 essential fatty acids, doing regular exercise and doing whatever you can to alleviate stress. One thing you can do to help is use M-Folia skin care products. The M-Folia shampoo is SLS-FREE and keeps the scalp smooth and soft. The M-folia cream and ointment help the hands, face and body. [...]
Our friends over at WebMD have just published an article entitled 'Ten Ways To Prevent Psoriasis Flare Ups'. Here's the list: Use moisturizing lotions. Take care of your skin and scalp. Avoid dry, cold weather. Use a humidifier. Avoid medications that cause flare-ups. Drugs that are known to make psoriasis worse in some people include: Lithium, used to treat psychiatric disorders Propranalol and possibly other beta-blockers, which are prescribed for heart conditions Cardioquin or Quinidex, medications for heart arrhythmias If you're using any of these medications, ask your doctor about substitutes. Avoid scrapes, cuts, bumps, and infections. Get some sun, [...]
A recent study explains why psoriasis plaques rarely become infected. The report reveals how psoriasis lesions have inherent anti-fungal and anti-bacterial proteins that fight infection. More interestingly, it shows once again how Psoriasis is very much an immune-related disorder and that long-term treatments should be focussed on the immune system. For more information - How Psoriasis Lesions Fight Infection
According to resident dermatologist at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, Dr Julie Moore M.D., Psoriasis sufferers cannot tolerate "live" vaccines such as the nasal flu vaccine and the shingles shot. Remember, Psoriasis is an immune-related condition and for that reason, patients with psoriasis should always consult their physician or dermatologist before getting vaccinated.
Sun exposure is usually discouraged for most people due to potential harmful effects of UV rays causing skin cancer and premature aging. However, according to Gottlieb Dermatologist, Julie Moore, M.D, the sun is a very effective natural treatment for psoriasis sufferers. "The sun is one of the best treatments for psoriasis," said Dr Moore, "so in summer I encourage my patients to sit out on the deck and give their affected areas a good sun bath,Dr Moore is a dermatologist at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, part of Loyola University Health System. She added, "30 minutes is adequate to improve the [...]
According to a report today on CBS, a new research study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania has revealed that Psoriasis sufferers are also at more risk from at least one major medical condition. About 15 percent of psoriasis patients may develop psoriatic arthritis (a painful condition affecting the joints throughout the body). Analyzing data from more than 9,000 people with psoriasis -- more than half had mild psoriasis, 36 percent had moderate cases of psoriasis and 12 percent had severe psoriasis affecting more than 10 percent of their skin's surface area. The researchers found that psoriasis raised risk for all sorts of [...]
The National Psoriasis Foundation has acknowledged the benefits of Mahonia aquifolium listing it as one of the few alternative/herbal treatments worth considering. With a large body of Psoriasis Research involving large clinical trials and published in reputable medical and dermatological journals, Mahonia aquifolium has been shown to help over 4 out of 5 psoriasis sufferers. Mild to moderate psoriasis lessions tend to respond best to treatment with Mahonia aquifolium. Click here for Psoriasis Research Click here to access the National Psoriasis Foundation https://www.psoriasis.org/treating-psoriasis/complementary-and-alternative/herbal-remedies
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