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Naturopathic Causes and Treatment of Autoimmune Disease

psoriasis or eczema

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting 2% of the adult population. Researchers agree that psoriatic disease is an autoimmune disease. That means that psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are actually caused by an overactive immune system. From a naturopathic perspective the causes of autoimmune disease are modern living. Immunosuppressant drugs are used to treat eczema but these can have harrowing long-term side effects. Rather than suppress the immune system naturopaths look to modulate immune response and decrease inflammation naturally.. Herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, dietary and lifestyle advice can help retrain your immune system so it learns not to overreact and attack itself. Please see also Carahealth Skin Tonic and Naturopathic Causes and Treatment of Psoriasis

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Naturopathic Causes and Treatment of Psoriasis


Psoriasis is known as a classic hyperproliferative autoimmune disease of the skin. It occurs when the immune system sends out faulty signals that speed up the growth cycle of skin cells. The rate of cell division very high (1,000 times > normal skin). From a naturopathic perspective psoriasis is caused a toxic allergen, protein maldigestion, increased intestinal permeability, bowel toxicity, excess inflammation, leading to excess polyamines in the gut causing an imbalance of cAMP : cGMP and excess phosphodiesterase inhibitors (the enzyme involved in breaking down cGMP). From a naturopathic perspective there is a plethora of dietary, lifestyle and supplement and herbal medicine advice that will address the causes of psoriasis and alleviate the symptoms.

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