Effectively Treat Psoriasis Eczema with Naturopathic Medicine Shannon Sinsheimer ND
Psoriasis and eczema are both skin conditions.They present very similarly on the body. Psoriasis presents as large, scaly, white patches ofskin that itches, and when you scratch it, will produce pinpoint bleed marks. Eczemawill start out as smaller bumps that are vesicles that when you scratch, they ooze and, overtime, will create larger white plaques on the skin. Conventional medicine treatmentsfor eczema and psoriasis are most often topical creams, such as hyocortisone creams. Whenthese creams are applied to the skin, the plaque diminishessize over time. However,when you stop using the cream, the plaque can return. When a patient comes into my officefor eczema or psoriasis, I first begin with
a medical intake to find out how long they'vehad their symptoms and how severe they've been. I take a look at their skin, and thenI order a blood test to find out about any food sensitivities, their liver function,and total cholesterol levels. Diet plays a significant rolethe development of psoriasisor eczema, therefore, based on lab results. My first step is to eliminate foods the personis sensitive to, and instead, I recommend whole, organic foods that are nutrientdenseand are less likely to aggravate the skin. Stress or high stress levels are known toincrease inflammationthe body. Psoriasis and eczema are both inflammatory conditionsof the skin, therefore, unmanaged or highstress
levels will increase the problem of psoriasisor eczema. Stress management is necessary to help deal with psoriasis and eczema, thereforeI prescribe stress management techniques, such as exercise, yoga, meditation, and deepbreathing. I'll also prescribe a number of supplements. They include fish oil forits antiinflammatory properties and ability to support the skin; vitamin A for its skinhealingproperties; milk thistle for its ability to detoxify and support the liver; and vitaminD to support the immune system. Depending upon the symptoms, I may also prescribe atopical ointment, such as a homeopathic cream to decrease inflammation and increase healingtime, or a vitamin and mineral infused cream
with vitamin A and zinc to support the skin'shealing process, or a calendula ointment, which can decrease the appearance of plaquesand decrease the itchiness. Naturopathic medicine is about treating the root cause of disease,so when I treat the root cause of eczema or psoriasis, I see significant to complete reductionin my patient's symptoms. For example, I had a patient comewho had psoriatic plaquescovering nearly his entire back, the backs of his legs, and almost all of the backs ofhis arms. After three months, we saw a significant reductionthe size of the plaques, andafter six months, the only symptoms present were some light pink discoloration on theupper part of his back. Another example is
a young child I saw who had such bad eczemaon his feet and inbetween his toes, he was unable to wear shoes at two years old. Afterthree months of treatment, his symptoms had completely resolved, and he was wearing shoesagain. Another patient had scaly, itchy plaques covering the majority of her scalp, and withina few months of treatment, she had eliminated 95 percent of the plaques on her scalp. Naturopathicmedicine works. If you're experiencing symptoms of eczema or psoriasis and you want to reduceor eliminate those symptoms, I suggest you see a naturopathic to receive yourown individualized treatment plan.
Case 26 Claire Overweight No Gallbladder Psoriasis
Thanks for coming back and checking out mynew case study. We're going to talk about a lady called Claire today. This is not herreal name, of course. Claire is 59, which is not her real age, but I can assure youit's a very real case. Claire came to see me some time ago now, inabilityto lose weight, shocking psoriasis, very bad psoriasis. I remember all around the neck,the scalp and around the ears, on the arms and on the elbow areas. Claire also had flatulence,bloating, indigestion, reflux, continual sore throat, pins and needles, fluid retention,high cholesterol, sweet cravings, itching, also arthritis. I think there was a touchof psoriatic arthritisthis case. The patient
had her gall bladder removed when she wasin her 20s, just after her first baby was born.Psoriasis really developedher 40s, so she's had quite a lot of different stressesin her life. She's also taking an acid blocker, one of the H2 antagonists, acid blocking mediionsthat stop reflux, which is not uncommon after gall bladder removal. If you have had yourgall bladder out and have reflux, you need to take digestive enzymes because it willmake a huge difference. In Claire's case, it certainly helped. Always hungry, she sayshere. Eating protein does help, but love sweets. The big thing with Claire was really the dietchange. This lady is 126 kilograms, so that's
250 pounds, quite a large person. People whoare that large who have psoriasis often have sharpening psoriasis, so they can have reallybad inflammation because of their weight. People who are obese, often have much higherrates of inflammation, blood sugar disorders, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, everythingjust crashes with these people. Think of it like having a fourcylinder car and then puttingsix or seven 200pound peopleit, you're putting massive stress on this vehicle. Becausethat's what you're doing to a person's frame when you carry a lot of weight. You're puttingmassive stress on the joints, the heart, the liver, the bowel; every part of the body isunder massive stress with a lot of weight.
People who weigh a lot less have a lot lessstress when it comes to their organs and metabolic function. Bigger people get punished prettybadly. It's not easy for people to lose weight. Dietingdoesn't helpthe majority of cases. It's a waste of blooming time trying to get peopleto eat less food or change the way they eat. It's really a lifestyle approach that willhelp people. People have to make changes on multiple fronts. You're going to find peoplewho specializeweight loss; some will target the mind, the emotional set. They're all aboutmotivation. quot;You can think yourself thinquot; and all this sort of crap. And then you getall these diet gurus and diet priests out
there who say, quot;Nope. You can eat yourselfthin.quot; And then you get the exercise gurus, quot;You can exercise yourself thin.quot; The problemis none of these guys talk together. They all try to make a million dollars with theirown websites and forget about the fact that the only way people are going to lose weightand maintain that weight loss is to look at a holistic concept. Every person needs tolose weight depending on the way they think about life, the way they think about diet.The only way you really make changeyour life is to have a PMF, a primary motivatingfactor. SoClaire's case, her primary motivating factor was to want to live long enough, thequality of life, for her grandchilen. And
that's what I found out with talking to her.She didn't care. She wasa fantastic stable relationship. Husband loved her if she was100 pounds or 300 pounds, so she had a fantastic marriage. That was working out quite wellfor her. She had a good relationship with her chilen, but the chilen were worriedabout mom and worried about mom getting so big. Very worried about her because she mightnot live long enough to enjoy spending time with her grandchilen, so that was here PMF.And I tapped into that big time. I've had multiple consultations with Clairenow. We've had fantastic weight loss with this lady just by gently engaging hermakingchangeshow she eats and thinks about food,