Here’s an article I just read about a study being conducted on overweight people with psoriasis. Personally, I don’t think psoriasis is tied to weight, because I’ve seen people with severe psoriasis who aren’t overweight. I think psoriasis is affected by many factors, such as a poor diet, lack of vitamins/minerals, lack of exercise, etc. Being overweight just happens to coincide with these things.
There’s a couple reasons why Chaga is beneficial to take if you have psoriasis:
1. Polysaccharides balance the immune system
The immune system becoming overactive plays a major part in making psoriasis worse. The foods we eat and the air we breathe sometimes contain foreign particles that our bodies have a hard time breaking down. This causes the immune system to work a lot harder to remove the foreign particles, which causes aftereffects such as inflammation. Polysaccharides help to balance the immune system out, making it a great anti-inflammatory.
2. Great Detox
Because chaga has a positive effect on the immune system, it helps your body to heal itself from the inside out slowly over time. Part of the process is removing harmful substances from your body.
3. Highest amount of antioxidants in the world
When it comes to antioxidants, chaga has more than any other food or supplement in the world. Antioxidants help protect your body from free radical damage, which if left unchecked can cause a whole list of problems. The type of antioxidant found in chaga is an enzyme known as superoxide dismutase, or SOD. SOD is one of the most powerful antioxidant enzymes found in the body, as well one of the most important. SOD is created naturally in the body, but as we age we begin to produce less, this can lead to many types of age-related disorders. SOD, and other antioxidants as well, have many benefits for people with or without psoriasis.
The first week of July is down, and so far I’ve done a decent job of getting back on track. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but so far I’ve cut back a lot on junk food, and I’ve started exercising a lot more. I still haven’t been able to get out into the sun, but that’s because it’s always cloudy or raining. My psoriasis still looks pretty good, and I’m happy about that, but hopefully this month I can really knock it out.
So, in June I fell off the wagon and hit the ground hard. I struggled to get back on until eventually I decided to just go with it as an experiment. I kept eating poorly, and I didn’t sit out or exercise as much as I should have. I wanted to see if my psoriasis would get worse, better, or if it would stay the same. Now that the month is over, I can safely say that my psoriasis didn’t get much worse. As you can see in the pictures, it stayed roughly the same.
Even though my psoriasis didn’t change much, I definitely didn’t feel very good this month. I ate a lot of dairy products, and since I have a slight allergy to dairy, it made me feel terrible. Overall, I just don’t feel like I’m going to get rid of my psoriasis by taking chaga alone. I need to get back to square one. I know what I need to do, now I just need to muster up the willpower and do it.
June was a month of disaster. July will be a month of recovery.
Another week down, and I can’t really say it’s been a great one. I still haven’t been eating good, nor have I been able to sit outside all month due to one reason or another. Fortunately, my psoriasis hasn’t gotten much worse. A few spots that were disappearing have come back looking red due to my scratching, but I think they’ll go away rather quickly if I can control myself. The key is cutting back on the junk food, getting back to exercising daily, and making sure I can get outside more often.
Last week was pretty good considering I couldn’t sit outside at all due to the rain. Instead, I took vitamin D3 supplements, and they seemed to do the job. I didn’t itch much, and I improved a bit slightly. I’m still drinking apple cider vinegar in water every day, and that could be helping some as well.
In the next few weeks, I’m going to post some before and after pictures of my knees. It’s probably been a month or two since I took the pictures, so I think it’s the perfect time to take some more for a comparison.
Stay strong everyone, and I hope you have a good week.
Hey guys, I found an interesting website today while searching for psoriasis news. This person made a free e-book about the diet they follow. I read some of the book and it seems really well put together, and I thought it might help some of you.
Well, my psoriasis doesn’t appear to have gotten worse, but it doesn’t look like it’s gotten much better either. Admittedly, I’ve been eating pretty poorly the last couple of weeks. I started eating a lot of dairy and junk food. It wasn’t making me itchy, so I thought it might be ok. Now, after seeing the pictures with little to no improvement, I’ve decided it’s not. I’m gonna really focus on staying off the junk food this month.
I also wanted to say for the people trying out my treatment, I hope you join the forums and update me on your progress. I’d really love to see a week by week picture update like how I do. I can inform you if your psoriasis is going through the same stages as mine did and such.
Despite the fact my psoriasis actually looks good, this week hasn’t been that great. I’m having a hard time sleeping for more than six hours a day. I think it’s because I’m getting overtired. I just need one night of good sleep to correct myself. Hopefully, I can get that soon.
Anyway, I know I don’t talk much about the other spots of psoriasis on my body, but they’re all looking great as well. Most of them have faded away, and the ones that remain don’t even look like psoriasis anymore. And just like the spots on my elbows, they don’t itch much at all.
Lately, I’ve been taking some enyzmes. They’ve helped me quite a bit actually. However, I don’t think they’re necessary for the treatment.
Well, that’s about all that’s been happening this week. Thanks for reading.