Hope for Psoriasis (and possibly other skins issues e.g. Vitiligo/Leucoderma, Eczema etc)?
Psoriasis is a skin disease that seems to affect 2-3% of world population impacting about 125 Million(12.5 cr). In India, it is estimated to affect about 1% of population based on hospital studies (so may be missing out on many, who may not approach hospitals). While I had written this blog based on my experience of Psoriasis, I have a feeling that it may help with few other skin conditions such as Vitiligo/Leucoderma, Eczema etc. If you try this protocol for any condition, please share results through comments section. This way, we can possibly help others.
I noticed a small patch on my elbow about 10 years back. During a get together in my house, someone asked me about it and thought that i may have scratched myself somewhere. One of my neighbours present, who was a medical practitioner, told me that it is psoriasis. I was totally unaware of this disease and its seriousness. I asked my neighbour about what I can I use to cure this, He suggested me to apply some topical ointment.
Slowly it started to spread to knee and back. I started to read about it and finally approached a homeopathic practitioner. He had many pictures of various patients that he had treated in his chamber. I used to meet him every 15 days to take the medicine. He used to take pictures of my affected areas and used to say that he is noticing improvements by comparing photographs. In early August 2012, I faced a problem with Gallstone related pain and nearly two years of homeopathic treatment came to an end as I got busy trying so solve issue of gallstones. I did this successfully without laparoscopy to remove gall bladder. I followed a method to remove gallstones without surgery. (see my blog on this – http://www.ranjan.in/livergall-bladder-cleanse-process-based-on-andreas-moritz-book/). I did not notice any significant changes due to treatment of psoriasis.
In April 2013, I moved to Delhi to head TIFAC and got very busy with new responsibilities. My psoriasis also started to cover more parts of body. Once in a while I would search internet for any possible cures and tried to follow them(of course my busy schedule did not permit me having to spend much time trying to take care of my problem). I got couple of books also related to treatment of psoriasis. I found it very difficult to follow the number of suggestions given(too many). I tried avoiding so called “nightshade” vegetables (such as tomato, potato, brinjal etc). It was tough to manage this since it is so common. I did not see much change after about 2 months of trying to avoid them.
Some time in Sept 2018, I came across a website ( https://freedomfrompsoriasis.com) on Internet claiming dramatic improvements in psoriasis. There are many such websites but what stuck me about this website was that it was not asking one to buy anything from them (such as books or some other stuff). It allowed one to download the protocol at no cost. Somehow I felt that it may be worthwhile to try this out. Protocol depends on some diet changes and some vitamin and mineral supplements.
Some time towards end of Sept 2018, I started the protocol and tried to follow it as close as possible. For the first time in my life, I could start to see noticeable improvement. I am sharing images of my affected portion of back over a period of two and half months. Similar improvements are seen all over body.
I never talked about psoriasis to any one except close family members. Once I could start to see miracle happening, I felt it important to talk about it and finally got down to write about it so that millions of others could possibly benefit from this. At the same time, I have started to work with medical community to understand this protocol scientifically so that one day it becomes part of standard medical practice.
Let me write down the basis protocol and also provide sources of various supplements (from Indian customer point of view). As mentioned above, protocol has two parts : (1) dietary changes (2) supplements. Let me briefly describe both of them in brief. Full protocol and user experiences can be seen at the website mentioned above.
A very important part is to eliminate any form of dairy products! Protocol emphasises this several times.
I also avoided what is called “nightshades” – such as Tomato, Potato, Brinjal, Peppers etc. It is also advisable to avoid gluten. Need to avoid these varies from person to person. But just to be on safe side, i tried to avoid as much as I could. Once psoriasis has improved, one can start adding them back one by one. This would let us know, if any one of these is triggering agent.
- Vitamin D3 (20-30,000 iu daily, split between 2 meals) + Vitamin K2 mk7 is 400 mcg daily. Typically these are in form of soft gel and they MUST be taken with some form of FAT (eg: a tsp. of coconut oil, olive oil, etc.). I found a combined product on amazon – (EternalHealth Vitamin D3 with K2 as MK-7 – Vitamin D & K Complex – 5000 IU Vitamin D3 & 100 mcg Vitamin K2 (MK-7) – 120 Vegetable Capsules) – https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B07BGS44VW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
- Magnesium Chloride Flakes in a 50/50 solution of flakes and water. Spray or dab on underarms, back of knees, scalp and bottoms of feet. Or on whole body. If it burns too much, dilute with more water. If stools are too loose, reduce the amount or number of times you use it each day.
(P.S. Yes, it will look very red and worse for a short time– but stay with it. It will get better.). I applied this two times in day. Once in morning, when I would apply all over body including scalp and leave it for 20 minutes and wash it off by taking bath. Second time in the evening, where I would apply to lower part of body only (application to upper parts of body seems to keep you awake!). It would also make you feel very sleepy and in fact can be used by those having sleep problems.
- I purchased this from Amazon – Akshar Chem Magnesium Chloride, 500 Gram – https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B0192R7G08/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
- I boil water and mix equal volume of hot water and flakes and dissolve. I would store this “magnesium oil” solution and use it daily two times as mentioned above.
Within few weeks you should notice major difference. However please read the full protocol document from the website. Few of the things that I have come across which affect psoriasis are : (1) Leaky gut (2) Candida. Taking of Betaine Hydrochloride also seemed to help some people.
Dead Sea Salt Bath
Many people have reported taking dead sea salt bath as very useful. While I was visiting my daughter in California in Nov 2018 for two weeks, I did take this bath in bath tub with warm water and 6 cups of dead sea salt. It does seem to exfoliate and make skin look much better. In India also I have procured “Dead Sea Salt” at reasonable rates from “lookfantastic” – https://www.lookfantastic.co.in/westlab-dead-sea-salt-5kg/11227744.html
Many of the diet controls have to do with the condition of gut. Condition of gut plays an important role along with microbiota. Last few years have seen tremendous upsurge in role of microbiota and it is linked to food in variety of ways. With 46 trillions microbes estimated to inhabit our human gut, Artificial Intelligence is playing an important role too in this. Our traditional knowledge has emphasized role of food strongly. May be now we are getting to understand scientific reasoning behind this.
On my part, we have also set up a group to start scientific work along this direction and are discussing with medical and scientific community to collaborate.
Appeal to Users
If you follow this protocol, please take pictures of affected area and keep in records. Keep as much information as possible and share back with me. This would help us in building knowledge, which may be useful for improving the protocol. Do refer to Freedom From Psoriasis website to get more insight.