Interesting Article on Auto-immune Illnesses Including Psoriasis

| April 7, 2012 | 2 Comments More

Our goal is to bring you as much information as we can on skin illnesses, whether by our own bloggers or others. I ran across an interesting article on Science Daily about microflora having a decisive role with autoimmune illnesses, including psoriasis. When the right microorganisms are at work, immune cells involved in the development of autoimmune illnesses like psoriasis, multiple sclerosis and arthritis, can develop anti-inflammatory properties. Scientists at Charité — Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Bellinzona, Switzerland have demonstrated that particular fungi activate the immune cells involved in the development of certain illnesses, whereas other microorganisms, in particular bacteria that are found naturally on our skin, lend an anti-inflammatory function to them. “This not only demonstrates that the composition of our microflora has a decisive role in the development of chronic illnesses, but also that the key cells causing illness can develop an anti-inflammatory ‘twin’,” explained Dr. Christina Zielinski, first author of the study. Their work is published in the current issue of the scientific journal Nature.

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Category: Lichen Planus, Lichen Sclerosus (LS), Psoriasis

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  1. maggie cameron says:

    My curcumin supplement says it contains 300 mg curcuninoids as….

    100 mg cayenne pepper

    100 mg hawthorn berries

    90 IU vitamin c in a curcumin, turmeric extract 25:1
    I want to use it for lichen slerosus. Does this sound a reasonable compound to you? Thank you, Maggie

    • Mari says:

      Look for a supplement that is at least 95% curcuminoids and has BioPerine (black pepper!), anything else is not necessary. Curcumin does not absorb well without black pepper, and some reports say olive oil helps absorption too.

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