According to the Mayo Clinic, psoriasis is a common skin condition that speeds up the life cycle of skin cells. It causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin. The extra skin cells form scales and red patches that are itchy and sometimes painful. There are a number of natural remedies that can help in addition to the conventional treatments you’re receiving from your healthcare provider. In this episode of #AskDrJonas, he explains the connection between diet and psoriasis.
Dr. Wayne Jonas answers the questions that every person, who truly values their health, wants to know in his video series #AskDrJonas. He is an integrative health and health care expert, practicing family physician, researcher, widely published scientific investigator, and author of How Healing Works: Get Well and Stay Well Using Your Hidden Power to Heal. Dr. Jonas is the Executive Director of Samueli Integrative Health Programs, an effort supported by Henry and Susan Samueli to increase awareness and access to integrative health. Additionally, Dr. Jonas is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Medical Corps of the United States Army.
Interested in learning more?
- The effect of diet and weight loss on psoriasis
- Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for psoriasis including Mindfulness-based stress reduction.
- Topical plant extracts for the management of psoriasis
- MBSR and phototherapy: “A brief mindfulness meditation-based stress reduction intervention delivered by audiotape during ultraviolet light therapy can increase the rate of resolution of psoriatic lesions in patients with psoriasis.”