steve
...feeling hopeful steve @beachbum

Secrets, treatment, diet

People often say there is no cure for psoriasis. I used to agree, but now I no longer do. I think saying it is akin to saying there is not cure for scurvy when we all know vitamin C is the cure. For psoriasis, other deficiencies are causing it.

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Ava
Ava @ava1

I'm inclined to agree, Steve. Cure the deficiencies, cure the P!


steve
steve @beachbum

The three likely culprits for causing psoriasis are K2, D3, and magnesium deficiencies. We just don't get enough in our modern diets and lives. I would suggest that anyone currently suffering find ways to get more of these. Although I still recommend fermented ginger and turmeric, that is more medicinal and not a cure.


Linda
Linda @justicejones

Thank you, I wondered about deficiencies as well.
Where do you get fermented ginger? What is the best way to take turmeric?


steve
steve @beachbum

I juice both turmeric and ginger and add it to the second ferment of kombucha.


rachel
rachel @wynnegee

I wish you could sell us some Steve, I wouldn't know where to start.
I agree with deficiencies and nutrition point of view. Do you think we all have different deficiencies though so not one cure to suit all?


Susan
Susan @godcares

Amen to that Steve. I never believed then that there wasn't a cure and still don't. It's kind of a mindset to believe something. I love tumeric and fermented juice. Been snacking on ginger too. Candied ginger which I didn't think would be a good thing due to the sugar. So far no issues. Pickled ginger I love! I also share what worked for me with diet and thoughts alot, as do many of us. It's been a lifetime of experimenting on myself and fortunately I have the willpower I guess, to keep trying everything till the right combination works. Stress is a big deal too. I never realized how stress worked till I started releasing things that got me charged up. I still have to practice giving things to God. I'm getting married the end of September and once in a while I get super excited. Those are the good stresses but still stress. At those times I walk, listen to tunes or do a guided meditation. I am now 56, almost 57, and this helps me to declutter my mind with junk.


Ava
Ava @ava1

Yeeeeees, Susan!


steve
steve @beachbum

Hi Rachel, I think people may have different deficiencies that cause disease including psoriasis. D3, magnesium, and K2 are commonly deficient in people in industrialized nations. So I think that's a good place to start. Good Omega levels could also be an issue so if your Omega ratio is high, cut out Omega 6 oils in favor of Omega 3's. Regarding D3, magnesium, and K2, you need all three. D3 needs magnesium to metabolize and be effective. So if you are taking supplemental D3 without adding magnesium, you are losing out on the benefits and may actually be causing problems. K2 works in synergy with D3 and one without the other doesn't do much. This could be the reason why many see no effect from dosing D3. Vitamin A is also needed, but that is not commonly deficient and can easily be dosed in a multivitamin. There may be some D3 and magnesium in a multivitamin, but I can almost assure there is no K2. There is likely K1. So my recommendation to start is find a good multivitamin and get additional supplements for D3, K2, and magnesium. Try it for a month and see if you see improvement. I did and it got rid of my last remaining bits. I try to get mine a bit more naturally, but natural D3 is difficult where you live. Yo cn try eating high magnesium foods, but the soil ahs been so depleted of it through over farming, you may not be getting the levels you expect. That's why I just take a supplement. For K2, I use rather exotic methods, but I'm an unusual case. I suspect a supplement is just fine so I'd try that in your case. I don;t think it will be at all expensive for you to try this for a month and some people report dramatic improvement in six weeks or less.


Ava
Ava @ava1

Excellent, Steve!


steve
steve @beachbum

BTW, almost everyone is K2 deficient. You just won't get enough unless you specifically focus on getting it through either supplements or the few specific foods containing it.


Alexandros
Alexandros @alexandros

I am taking Vitamin D3 with calcium as I have psoriatic arthritis which has also caused oesteperosis. Would it be a good idea to take Magnesium and how much would be OK?


steve
steve @beachbum

Alexandros, if you don't get K2, the D3 may do you no good and may actually hurt you. There are a variety of magnesium supplements, but 300-500 mg daily is recommended. But if you get a lot through food sources, then you don't need that much. You can also apply magnesium oil topically to your flares.


Alexandros
Alexandros @alexandros

Is K2 a vitamin and how many mg is a good amount? Is there any one better than another. I will try the magnesium as an oil. My reumatologist prescribed the D3 with Calcium so it can be absorbed better.


steve
steve @beachbum

K2 is a vitamin and I find it quite disturbing that your Rheumatologist prescribed vitamin D3 and calcium without K2. He may in fact be causing you more issues and hurting your health. I get K2 through certain animal fats, but there are supplements you can takes well.


steve
steve @beachbum

Dr. Rheaume-Bleue, the author of Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox: How a Little Known Vitamin Could Save Your Life, warns:

“There are so many people on the vitamin-D-mega-dose bandwagon, taking more and more of vitamin D. And it could absolutely be causing harm if you are lacking the K2 to complete the job to get the calcium where it’s supposed to be. We don’t see symptoms of vitamin D toxicity very often. But when we do, those symptoms are inappropriate calcification. That’s the symptom of vitamin D toxicity. And it is actually a lack of vitamin K2 that can cause that.”


Alexandros
Alexandros @alexandros

Thanks for that great info. I will bring that up in my next appointment with the Dr.


steve
steve @beachbum

Yes, just tell him you've heard magnesium and K2 (not K1) are important in the D3 and calcium activity in your body. Is it not also important to ensure you have those. If he says no or tells you to eat green vegetables for K2, then you might want to find a new doctor.



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Recently found something that might have cured my psoriasis. Trying to help others.





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