Holistic Approach to Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease primarily causing scaling and inflammation of skin, characterized by sharply demarcated, scaly, red skin lesions most often on the elbows, knees, scalps, hands and feet. It is a devastating dis-ease and in most cases will cause a negative feedback loop. By this I mean that the stress of the dis-ease can and often times will exacerbate the symptoms. It is an autoimmune dis-ease and may be triggered by smoking, alcohol consumption, cold or dry weather and stress.
I began to research this insidious dis-ease when a friend and colleague approached me to assist him in opening up the Latin American market for his LED (Light Emitting Diode) device. Having more than 30 years of experience in the medical capital equipment market of which 25 of them has been spent in South America, it was a logical notion.
I knew that one of the recommended treatments for psoriasis was light therapy, but I also know that this therapy was not going to attack the root cause. As a Nature-O-Path, I also know that clear skin starts with a healthy gut.
I believe that the National Psoriasis Foundation is in alignment to some degree with my thinking. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, some people with psoriasis may benefit from seeing a nutritionist. The holistic approach to psoriasis can help you create a diet that reduces or prevents your psoriasis symptoms and improves your overall health. For example, a nutritionist may tell you to avoid certain foods that are known to trigger or worsen psoriasis symptoms, including:
nightshades, such as tomatoes, potatoes, and peppers
A nutritionist may also recommend vitamins or supplements if your diet is lacking certain nutrients. Filling in the holes in your diet with supplements may reduce your psoriasis symptoms.
Why is the National Psoriasis Foundation suggesting that patients may benefit from seeing a nutritionist? Most likely because they are aware that there is a definite connection between the digestive system and the skin. Researchers as far back as 1930 suspected a relationship between gut health and skin health and today modern research confirms the importance of this relationship.
Epidemiological evidence shows the direct association between gut disorders and skin problems. Studies have shown that Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), a condition in which bacterial growth in the small intestine is more prevalent in people with acne rosacea than the normal control group and that by correcting the SIBO led to improvement. 14% of patients with ulcerative colitis and 24% with Crohns disease have skin manifestations. The most interesting fact for our discussion is that a drug that is used to treat psoriasis has been shown to be effective in treating Crohns disease. The study can be read here. Intestinal permeability, aka. “Leaky Gut,” causes both local and systemic inflammation which contributes to the skin disease. Where am I going with this?
Offering a complete solution to the psoriasis patient, one that attacks the root cause, is what the market is in need of.
Silver Used Medicinally
Silver has been used medicinally for more than 2,000 years and it has played an integral role in safeguarding human health. Ancient Greece, Egypt, Macedonia, Phoenicia and Rome used silver to keep the immune function strong. Hippocrates, the “father of medicine,” wrote in his medical texts that silver had beneficial healing and anti-disease properties. He praised silver for its tissue repair and wound healing abilities.
Ancient civilizations also learned that silver bestowed powerful anti-microbial effects. For instance, the Phoenicians stored water, wine and vinegar in silver bottles to prevent spoiling.
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In America’s Old West, it was common practice to drop silver coins into drinking water barrels for protection against water-borne illness. In 1884 it became a common practice to administer drops of aqueous silver nitrate to newborn’s eyes to prevent the transmission of Neisseria gonorrhoeae from infected mothers to children during childbirth (Silvestry-Rodriguez et al., 2007). In the 1930s, Colloidal Silver was the preferred choice of physicians for empowering the immune system and supporting the body’s innate healing process. It will not create drug resistant strains. However, with the advent of antibiotics, the popularity of silver declined.
Silver is a natural element. It can be found in whole grains, edible and medicinal mushrooms, mammalian milk, spring water, sea water and tap water. Researcher F. Gallyas proved that silver is an essential trace element for the nervous system, as there are receptor sites for silver in myelin neural tissue. Today, as consumers seek out more natural ways to support their health and well-being, silver is experiencing a resurgence.
Aging Younger does not make claims about its Dietary Supplement products. It is critical to understand that making health claims with the use of dietary supplements is against the law. Any company making such statements about Dietary Supplements may be forced to do withdraw their product from the market, and face further legal action by the FDA, FTC or even the Attorney General.
That is why our supplements are marketed under the general structure/function claim of “Immune Support.”* It does not mean it will replace the function of your immune system, nor to be a magic bullet if it is not functioning, just as taking some calcium will not create a bone where one does not exist, but may likely contribute to bone health by taking it. However, the holistic approach to psoriasis is exactly what is needed to help the immune system do what it was assigned to do.
So what is Rejuvenis OSH Silver?
Rejuvenis OSH Silver is an innovative silver hydrosol formula, providing ultra-pure/ultra-small silver ion particles, with no contaminants or impurities of any kind. A unique picoscalar average particle size (0.8 nanometers, equivalent to 0.0008 microns) and ultra-fine dispersion result in enhanced silver ion (Ag+) bioavailability.
Rejuvenis OSH Silver is designed to provide precise levels of functional silver in safe and non-toxic ranges. It contains only silver metal ions and ultra-pure water, and the silver content is 99.999% pure. Unlike the various colloidal silver products on the market today, Rejuvenis OSH silver hydrosol is completely free of extraneous substances such as silver proteins, stabilizers, nitrates, or other silver compounds.
A colloid is a suspension of fine particles dispersed in a gas or liquid, whereas a hydrosol is a particular kind of pure silver – one with only pure water as the medium. Rejuvenis OSH Silver hydrosol is ultra-pure silver suspended in ultra-pure water, produced using a proprietary electrolysis process yielding over 95% active silver, 98% positively charged, with unprecedented particle size of 0.8 nanometers, which allows for easy absorption and excretion.
Less is more when describing our Ultra small particle size, which results in greater surface area, making our low concentration of 23 parts per million more effective than brands up to 1,000 parts per million.
Perfectly safe for the whole family; according to the EPA (CASRN 744022-4) daily Oral Silver Reference Dose (RfD) applied to 23 parts per million, one may ingest 76,650 servings safely over 70-years. Rejuvenis OSH Silver is 99.999% pure; no salts or proteins just pure silver and pure water. Vegan friendly, allergen, gluten and GMO free.
Suggestions for Attacking the Root Cause
To attack the root cause, mix a tablespoon of Rejuvenis Silver and a Tablespoon of Aloe Vera juice, drink on an empty stomach, between meals, 3 times a day. At the same time take 2-Rejuvenis Probiotics each morning when you get up and each night an hour or so before bedtime. When the Rejuvenis Silver is finished, continue taking the Rejuvenis Probiotics, reducing the supplement to one in morning and one in the evening. Since the immune system is compromised with “Leaky Gut,” it is recommended to supplement with our Rejuvenis Ultra CoQ10 anti-oxidant and Rejuvenis Selenium. Many of our clientele also opt for Rejuvenis Digestive Enzyme to enhance their intestinal system fortitude.
Maria is an Occupational Therapist who came to our home to assist my dad with his rehabilitation. Since we are both in the business of health and well-being, we had no problem conversing and sharing. I noticed Maria’s skin condition, and asked her if she would mind my making a clinical observation. Maria wanted to hear more, so I discussed with her all that you have read in this short story.
Maria had faith in the holistic approach to psoriasis and decided to go on the protocol. The rest is history as seen in the before and after pictures.
October 17, 2016 pre psoriasis protocol November 18, 2016 4 weeks post psoriasis protocol
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