Heal Psoriasis Naturally – Part 2 – Heal From the Inside Out

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In part 2 of this 3-part series on healing psoriasis naturally, we’ll discuss how to heal leaky gut syndrome, a primary cause of psoriasis and other autoimmune conditions.


(If you have not yet read part 1 in this series, click here to do so now. The second and third part will make much more sense to you.)


How to Heal Leaky Gut Syndrome and Prevent Inflammation


  • Remove Junk Food


If you’re a psoriasis sufferer who eats junk food, you won’t have a chance of healing your psoriasis, ever. It’s that simple. Junk food not only causes inflammation, it depletes the “good bacteria” in your gut, and keeps your gut in an endless leaking cycle.


Food emulsifiers (the stuff that manufacturers add to their products to give them a “creamy” consistency) have been shown to cause a dramatic increase in gut inflammation.


Remember what we said in the first article. Your gut health is tied directly to your skin and immune system health.


According to an article published in Live Science, researchers used a piece of lab equipment to simulate the human gut, including its bacteria. The scientists added two emulsifiers to this gut simulator (carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and polysorbate-80 (P80), respectively).


Their results?

“Adding the emulsifiers led to a dramatic increase in a marker of gut inflammation“, said study co-author Benoit Chassaing, an assistant professor of biomedical science at Georgia State University.”


  • Go Gluten-Free


Many specialists agree that having an autoimmune disease and eating gluten is a destructive combination. Gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, is structurally similar to certain body tissues.



This is why each time you eat gluten, your immune system is triggered to not only attack the protein (which causes problems all on its own), it’s also triggered to attack your own healthy tissues!


In her article, 3 Important Reasons to Give Up Gluten If You Have an Autoimmune Disease, Dr. Amy Myers explains that zonulin is the only human protein capable of moderating the intercellular tight junctions involved in keeping your gut lining intact.


“When the finely tuned zonulin pathway is deregulated in genetically susceptible individuals, both intestinal and extraintestinal autoimmune, inflammatory, and neoplastic disorders can occur.”


Furthermore, gluten causes the formation of antibodies that, in turn, cause the secretion of inflammatory chemicals that cause those itchy, scaly patches to develop.


  • Sip Bone Broth


Homemade bone broth is one of the healthiest, most gut-healing foods on the planet! It is loaded with the nutrients your body needs to heal psoriasis on its own. Moreover, bone broth is a good source of gelatin, and gelatin provides critical amino acids (glycine and proline), which are responsible for creating collagen, the native form of gelatin.


According to a study published in Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology, a combination of tannic acid (an astringent) and gelatin inhibits “specific cytokines and adhesion molecules involved in several inflammatory disorders.”


In other words, gelatin can stop psoriasis inflammation in its tracks!



When you live with an autoimmune disease, you need all the anti-inflammatory foods you can get, and bone broth offers a bunch all in one soothing and delicious cup.



  • Add Fermented Foods



Fermented foods are vital to healing the gut and repopulating it with friendly bacteria. What’s more, the organic acids in fermented foods provide intestinal pH balance.



Sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, and kvass are all excellent food sources of healing probiotics.


In parts 1 and 2 of this 3-part series on how to heal psoriasis naturally, you learned the hidden cause of your psoriasis and what you can do to heal the condition at its true source.


Stay tuned!


In part 3, we will closely examine the best natural remedies for treating those itchy, scaly, and unsightly patches on the outside, so you can experience relief while your body heals from the inside.

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About Author: Jaime A. Heidel