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  • Aloe Vera and Coconut Oil

    I have had many people recommend both Aloe Vera gel and coconut oil separately for all sorts of skin problems. I originally started using aloe vera gel years ago as an after sun product, and liked both the cooling effect as well as how it seemed to calm down the skin. It’s also a great […]

    December 19, 2012 | 2 Comments More
  • Curcumin Can Help In Preventing Inflammation And Skin Symptoms of Psoriasis and Lichen

    Couple of people have in the past few months mentioned they are taking curcumin or turmeric supplements to help with their Lichen Sclerosus and while it’s impossible to say if curcumin has been the main reason their symptoms have improved, they believe in it strongly, and it certainly isn’t hurting. Curcumin is a component of […]

    October 19, 2012 | 0 Comments More
  • Leaky Gut Syndrome and Why It Could Be Important To Your Skin

    Psoriasis and Lichen Sclerosus both have long been known to react to foods as triggers. Part of the reasoning has been that the person is sensitive or allergic to a specific food and the immune system responding to deal with the food entering the body has then allowed the skin condition to flare up as […]

    May 7, 2012 | 0 Comments More
  • Using Honey to Treat Psoriasis and Eczema at Home

    I have for a few years used honey in making my own topical treatments for skin, and lately I came across an old study from 2003 published in Complementary Therapies in Medicine (2003:11;226–34) investigating the use of topical application of a combination of honey, olive oil, and beeswax for the treatment of eczema and psoriasis. […]

    April 10, 2012 | 14 Comments More

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Psoriasis Explained on Video

Ran across this well made video that explains what psoriasis is and how it impacts the skin, so I wanted to share it here as well.  

May 4, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Homeopathic Remedy For Lichen Sclerosus

Some people have reported relief from Lichen Sclerosus symptoms by using a homeopathy remedy called Pleo San Pseu 6X , a homeopathic remedy in drop form derived from Pseudomonas Aeruginosa. Pseudomonas Aeruginosa is widespread in nature, inhabiting soil, water, plants, and intestines of animals and humans, and it can cause infections, especially in patients with […]

January 6, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Wheat – Friend or Foe

Wheat has been on my mind a lot as I have now over a year of experience with how it impacts my skin, and as much as I love pasta and can’t live without it sometimes, if I splurge more than one day in a row, I can see immediate effects on my skin. I […]

October 7, 2012 | 0 Comments More

New Study Links Nanoparticles and Autoimmune Diseases

New research by scientists at Trinity College in Dublin maintains that exposure to nanoparticles, commonly used in sunscreen, cosmetics and other personal care products can have a serious impact on health, linking it specifically to rheumatoid arthritis and the development of other serious autoimmune diseases. We skin sufferers have for a long time been wary […]

June 12, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Treating Lichen Sclerosus with Antibiotics

I ran across a couple of publications about using antibiotics for treating Lichen Sclerosus. While most doctors prescribe topical steroids, particularly clobetasol propionate for treating Lichen Sclerosus, there is apparently some evidence suggesting that Lyme Disease or Mycoplasma infections can trigger LS (as well as other autoimmune diseases). These would commonly be treated with long […]

June 8, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Foods and Nutrition for Helping Heal Leaky Gut Syndrome

To heal a leaky gut, you need to calm down the inflammatory process in your intestines; eliminate the damage being done ; “reseed” the intestines with beneficial bacteria; build up liver function and possibly take prescription drugs to control yeast / fungi overgrowth, such as candida. There are medical tests to find out if you […]

May 8, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Emu Oil Can Help With Lichen Sclerosus

Over the years I have seen many women with Lichen Sclerosus praise using 100% pure refined emu oil to help treat their LS. Emu oil is known to be deep penetrating due to not having any phosphorus, and having high content of oleic acid. It can deliver ingredients deeper into the skin, and thus it’s […]

April 28, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Chinese Herbal Remedy Could Be Used to Treat Auto-Immune Disorders Such As Psoriasis

A new study by the Harvard School of Dental Medicine maintains that Chang shan, a root extract of a specific type of Himalayan hydrangea plant, also known as hortensia, is useful in treating autoimmune disorders. It’s traditionally been used as a malaria medicine in Chinese medicine.  The team observed that one component in particular, halofuginone […]

April 24, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Using Herbs and Chinese Medicine with Lichens

Vitality has an article by Adina Stanescu discussing using chinese medicine, and specifically herbalism, in treating different types of Lichens. She also gives good descriptions of each type of Lichen, and notes that stress is a major trigger for outbreaks (as we all already know). I have never tried Chinese Herbs to treat my skin, […]

April 20, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Experiences with the Food Sensitivity Diet

I first heard of the diet through my doctor, who practices functional medicine and was determined a lot of my skin issues (and other health issues) were caused by food sensitivities. I have no allergies, food or otherwise, so I was skeptical but as any of you who suffer from severely itchy skin will know, […]

April 9, 2012 | 2 Comments More