We also define psoriasis as an immune-mediated inflammatory disease. It is among the most common inflammatory skin diseases. It occurs with triggering factors in people with a genetic predisposition. There are many different types clinically. It can start from any part of the skin or nails. Typical lesions are in the form of sharply circumscribed plaques, slightly raised from the skin covered with loose white or silver-colored pearlescent dandruff on a blushed surface.
It takes 28 days for people with healthy skin to shed the upper layer of their skin and develop new cells from the lowest layer. However, in psoriasis, this cycle is shortened 8 times the normal. And the differentiation of the cells in the top layer, which we call keratinocyte, decreases. Old skin cells begin to accumulate. We see this buildup in the form of white-colored dandruff or crusts. Also, erythema, or redness, is observed in the skin due to the inflammation caused by the overstimulated immune system.
To heal this inflammation, we must first cure its causes.
When we look at the causes that trigger inflammation
First of all, the presence of disturbed intestinal flora, which is not in balance, facilitates this situation.
The formation of leaky gut and developing food sensitivities stimulate the immune system.
Some chronic hidden infections in the body (streptococcal, staphylococcal infections)
High environmental toxin exposure and heavy metal accumulation
Inflammatory eating habits, increased toxin load of the body, acidity, and vitamin and mineral micronutrient deficiencies stimulate immunity.
Therefore, the priority approach in treatment
Anti-inflammatory eating habits should be established. We should take care to consume food groups in their most natural form. We should eat plenty of vegetables in their season and consume fruits while paying attention to portion control. We should eat cold-pressed vegetable oils, rich in raw nuts and vegetables, but with small amounts of animal proteins intermittently and diversified.
We can add spices such as sumac clove and turmeric with high antioxidant properties to your daily diet.
You should never consume ready-processed, sweetened products, trans fats.
By chewing thoroughly and in small amounts, you prevent the development of your digestive problems.
You should drink a quality and sufficient amount of water.
By eating 2 meals a day and by keeping the content of your meals from these food groups, you accelerate your recovery by keeping insulin, which is a pro-inflammatory hormone, under control.
If you have leaky gut and food sensitivities, we can ensure that the intestinal epithelium is repaired and the flora is balanced by not consuming food groups containing gluten, dairy products, lectin for at least 6-8 weeks.
We include the vitamins and minerals or food groups you need in your diet to reduce inflammation, increase antioxidant capacity, and support detox systems.
If there is a heavy metal accumulation in the body, we ensure its excretion in a controlled manner.
Just like insulin, the cortisol hormone secreted under stress is an inflammatory hormone, so it is very important to learn stress management, to activate the parasympathetic system that heals the body with exercises and relaxation techniques that are suitable for you, to accelerate the recovery.
It is very important to support the skin with the use of natural cosmetics instead of chemical-containing products that damage the skin, and aromatherapy oils that provide skin repair and structure.
When you gain the right nutrition and living habits, learn about stress management and how to treat your skin, it is possible to heal psoriasis-like other chronic diseases, although it is a genetic disease.