Your Work And Life Balance And Healing Psoriasis

Your Work And Life Balance And Healing Psoriasis

Psoriasis – The Work And Play Balance

Healing yourself from psoriasis requires a combination of things we have spoken about at length throughout my psoriasis writings, but most importantly, it requires some kind of balance. The eighty/twenty balance is a concept that can help you put these factors into perspective.

An Italian economist named Pareto created a mathematical formula in 1906 to describe the distribution of unequal wealth in his country at the time. Pareto noticed that twenty percent of the population owned eighty percent of the country’s wealth. This 80/20 principle can be applied to help you manage your psoriasis, and your life in general more effectively.

The 80 Percent

Spend eighty percent of your time concerning yourself about your lifestyle habits, including ways you can balance your work and home life and work to live (not the other way around), how you can include plenty of healthy activity and exercise into your daily life, what you do to relax every day and interact in a positive way with those around you. Family or friends may know you better than you know yourself and they on occasion give you feedback if you appear tense, stressed, anxious or get angry or impatient at times.

It is more important for me as a practitioner to have you address these issues than it is to worry about what kind of fruit or grain is better for your digestive system.

By spending a proportionately bigger chunk of your time working on you rather than on your psoriasis, you will have understood the immense healing power that can come from within rather than from outside your body. You body’s innate ability to heal, leading to a recovery from your psoriasis may quite surprise you.

Look at ways of healthy eating we have spoken at length about in the Psoriasis Diet book (part of The Psoriasis Program), such habits include eating away from computers and TV screens, slowing down when you eat, chewing foods, etc. Do you ever leave the table feeling eighty percent full, and twenty percent empty? Or do you eat until you are almost full, and then go back for more? You should never have to go back for second helpings; it means that you are probably overfilling your stomach. By leaving the table while you are still capable of eating more, your stomach will be much more capable of processing any foods in it, and also allowing the enzymes and hydrochloric acid to deal more efficiently with restoring your digestive function.

Now is the time to drop the word “diet” from your vocabulary, it can have negative connotations and for some it means eating a certain way for a while, and then slowly sliding back into their regular eating pattern. I use the word Psoriasis “Diet” to show you the healthy eating principles which are not only important overcome psoriasis, but to remain in great health for many years to come. Once you customize and adopt many of these eating habits into your own life, you won’t think of your newly adopted habits and food choices as a diet but rather as an eating style that makes you feel consistently great.

The 20 Percent

Spend about twenty percent of your time being more focused on your health complaints, and look at the potential issues that are building up your health, as well as issues involved right now which may be breaking down your health, maintaining your psoriasis. Are they diet related, lifestyle related, stress related, etc. Remain objective, and focus your attention from a positive and not a negative perspective, concerning yourself about the best possible ways of tackling your psoriasis by looking at any underlying causes. You may need to ask for some professional help, and don’t be afraid to do so.

Unfortunately, some people with chronic psoriasis can pursue stressed-out lifestyles, thinking about how psoriasis is affecting them, lamenting to anybody who wants to hear how bad they feel, how terrible their skin looks and maintain a strong focus on psoriasis eradication by way of a super-strict regimented diet and dozens of supplements or skin creams, rather than lifestyle enhancement. And I can perfectly understand why, it’s because they have not really found much long-term relief with many of the treatments they have tried, and have most probably not been taken too seriously by their doctor.

Others may become entirely absorbed in taking lots of dietary supplements or drugs with the aim of conquering psoriasis almost like some sort of inner battle has to be waged. There may not as much concern with leading a balanced and relaxed lifestyle than taking products or special foods, and some may not be too concerned when it comes to healthy eating, including a token piece of lettuce and tomato next to their French fries and glass of wine, thinking that a tube of cream and bunch of pills might get things right. Unfortunately, this too is not a wellness-centered approach, it is very hit and miss and will give temporary results at best. This scenario is much more common than you think; I see it all the time in the clinic.

Here is a picture taken of the dietary supplements a person with chronic psoriasis has been taking. There are more than 60 different kinds of dietary supplements, creams and ointments, as well as herbal and homeopathic medicines taken for years on a rotational basis. This is a rather extreme (but not uncommon) example of being disease-focused and not wellness-centered, and it is not unusual for a person who has had psoriasis for several years to have a cupboard full of such products. And yet they still have their psoriasis, albeit with a lighter wallet.

A balanced approach to diet and lifestyle and supplementation is critical, it can get boring when you eat a “perfect diet” one hundred percent of the time, and some of your friends and family may begin to see you as a pain in the butt.

I gave up preaching on health matters to my family and friends years ago, and the only people who get my health sermons today are the ones who pay for my services, or when I give presentations to the public, at naturopathic or chiropractic colleges or at integrative medicine conferences.

These are only a tiny fraction of the problems people face and I give a comprehensive list here:

Brief Summary Of How 80/20 Rules Can Apply To You

Devote 80 percent of your efforts towards your correct lifestyle and dietary habits when it comes to recovering from psoriasis. Do you have enough work/play balance? Are you worrying about things too much? Is your sleep disturbed? Do you have relationship problem with a friend, family member, your boss or maybe somebody you employ? These underlying personal conflicts can really play havoc with your stress and are sometimes one of the biggest triggers for psoriasis. Devote 20 percent of your efforts concerning yourself with the actual diet itself and treatment of inhibiting and eradicating psoriasis by way of specialized foods and skin treatments, dietary supplements, essential oils and herbal medicines. Follow the Psoriasis Diet principles and take your special dietary supplements. Please don’t let your diet become the 80 percent of your focus! Devote 80 percent of your diet to the vegetables that grow above the ground primarily, the leafy greens and colored vegetables. Devote 20 percent of your diet to a combination of animal proteins like white meats, eggs, and lamb, the grains (quinoa, amaranth, millet, brown rice) nuts, and seeds as well as starchy vegetables (in time). Devote 80 percent of your diet towards alkaline foods, and 20 percent towards acid based foods. You can read all about this in the Psoriasis Diet book. Leave the table when you are 80 percent full, leave 20 percent of your stomach empty in order for efficient digestion to occur.

Healthy Eating Tips For Psoriasis

Why Eating Correctly Will Give You Great Results With Psoriasis

Would you like some of the best healthy eating tips for psoriasis? Then you have come to the right place. When you have psoriasis, it is very important to adopt very good eating habits while at the same time adopt a healthy lifestyle and supplement your diet. I’ll explain a lot more about the reasons why this approach is so crucial if you want a permanent resolution from your psoriasis in the other booklets I’ve written on psoriasis.

Your psoriasis diet should include sufficient amounts of fruit and vegetables to give you plenty of fiber, along with sufficient trace elements, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. When you have psoriasis, it is best to limit your consumption of saturated fats (animal fats) as much as possible and to eat plenty of foods rich in essential fatty acids, such as cereals, nuts, seeds and vegetable oils. Importantly, consuming too much fatty food and alcohol can overburden your liver, which will result in toxins accumulating in your bloodstream. As waste is also eliminated through the skin, it must work at full capacity when there is a large amount of toxins, increasing the likelihood of psoriasis flares.

As far back as 1932, Dr. Jay Schamberg (former professor of Dermatology from the University of Pennsylvania) demonstrated that psoriasis was clearly improved by making dietary changes. Dr. John Pagano, author of Healing Psoriasis, also noted that psoriasis patients whom he placed on his strict diet improved dramatically in as little as 6 to 8 weeks. Personally, I discovered several years ago that diet does not only play a crucial role in reducing and clearing up the symptoms of psoriasis, it is most probably THE most important factor in recurrence of psoriasis and healing it permanently. Please do NOT believe for one moment that recovery is “impossible” from psoriasis, it is not only possible, it is in fact highly probable if you stay on track with the correct dietary and lifestyle recommendations.

I have been treating patients with psoriasis for as long as I’ve been in natural medicine practice, for twenty-five years, and I can tell you this one vital piece of information when it comes to chronic skin conditions: You will NOT recover unless you are prepared to stay on track and remain committed to the dietary changes I have recommended for at least 3 to 6 months, but preferably for as long as 12 months. The other suggestions are important, such as lifestyle and supplementation, but they are ALL a complete waste of time unless you are dedicated to stay on track when it comes to the dietary recommendations.

The second thing I must tell you at the beginning is that I do not wish to mislead you, some patients simply do not recover as fast as others, and a small percentage do not recover that well at all. But these psoriasis patients do tend to make up the minority.

In other cases, some people just don’t want to recover for their own specific reasons or just “can’t be bothered” with putting in any effort, and I can sense this after seeing them a few times in my clinic, in that case if I feel they are not committed or are after that “magic pill”, I may refer them to somebody else.

The psoriasis patients I have routinely found to be the most committed are the psoriasis patients with the chronic skin lesions and extensive plaques, the people who have tried every trick in the book, been to the dermatologists, the doctors and naturopaths, have tried all the creams and extensive therapies yet who remain uncured. Cures from chronic psoriasis ARE possible, of that I have no doubt as I have seen many of them with my own two eyes, but cures from any chronic condition, particularly a chronic skin condition, require persistence and lots of patience.

One of the most important reasons for you to eat correctly when you have psoriasis, especially chronic psoriasis, is that the right diet will ensure the right bacteria in your digestive system as well as inhibit candida albicans (yeast), and in my clinical experience, those with plenty of beneficial bacteria and a negligible yeast population (of candida kept in check and balanced with good, beneficial bacteria) seem to suffer the least with psoriasis.

Therefore, it is vital that you change your diet; don’t consume foods that psoriasis thrives on. I often tell my patients to be careful, because these foods will “call your name”, they will tell you to buy them and consume them regularly and it’s called a craving, and in disguise many cravings are actually sugar cravings. “I like the taste of that” almost always means that the food you like contains sugar.

Avoiding these highly desired foods means avoiding as much as possible any refined carbohydrate foods like white flour, refined sugars such as corn syrup and glucose, fruit juices and honey and more, just look at the “Foods to Avoid” list in the Psoriasis Diet book. There are countless books and articles I have read relating to psoriasis eradication, I have tried many diets with patients but have achieved outstanding success with the 3-stage Psoriasis Diet which I have found actually works, and it works brilliantly. The thing is to use common sense, and not the latest diet-book fad. If you crave it, then just stop eating it. If is very sweet in your mouth and you know it is wrong, then stop eating it!

I have found that a psoriasis patient will often desire a particular food or beverage, and this may very well be the one underpinning the condition. Think about it for just one moment; are you a person who has a strong desire or craving for a particular food or drink? It is important to remember that a candida yeast infection generally will underpin a psoriasis condition.

And it is also important to remember that yeast hates a healthy diet full of fresh vegetables, fruits and high quality proteins devoid of refined carbs. After many years of treating psoriasis patients in my clinic, I have not been convinced that all patients need to strictly avoid all fruits with candida issues, but do request that those with chronic psoriasis of several years duration follow my eating program as outlined in The Psoriasis Diet book.

The Ten Top Tips For Eating Healthy For Psoriasis

After a huge amount of research into foods and psoriasis, I’ve found out these ten points are the most important when it comes to psoriasis and diet, after interviewing many practitioners and patients who have been successfully cured:

Avoid all sugar containing foods and the refined carbohydrates. Eat more complex carbohydrates (leafy green vegetables especially) Eliminate sweet fresh fruits during the early weeks of the diet. Eliminate starchy vegetables during the first two weeks of the diet if you have digestive problems especially. Eliminate the nightshade vegetables (as a trial) to se if they cause any aggravation. These include tomatoes, capsicums, chilli, eggplant and potatoes. Reduce animal proteins in general, lamb, fish, chicken, turkey and eggs are preferred to beef and pork. Try to reduce wheat and gluten (as a trial) and eat brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat, nuts (no peanuts), and seeds instead. Eat as much fresh and unprocessed foods as you can. Avoid ALL alcohol and preferably as much coffee and tea as possible. Be sure to drink plenty of fresh, clean water every day.

If you suspect or know that you have psoriasis, it is useful to take note of my dietary advice since it does not contradict the general guidelines for good healthy eating and has made an enormous difference in the lives of so many patients who unbeknown to them, were being made miserable by this condition. Just do the diet strictly from two to four weeks, then slowly include more fresh fruits, starchy vegetables and as you improve you will be able to eat a much wider assortment of foods, all in good time.

Many people who seek help eradicating their psoriasis routinely approach our clinic, and many of these patients have been following some kind of dietary protocol for a long time, in some cases for many years.

Unfortunately, if many of these patients fail to adhere very strictly to their diet and just for a day or two revert back to foods they could consume years ago, their symptoms return almost immediately. This does not prove that their diet doesn’t work; it proves that their psoriasis protocol isn’t working for them. The Psoriasis Diet is only one (yet very important) part of eradicating psoriasis, and once you have finished reading my other Psoriasis Program booklets on lifestyle and stress, you will understand what I mean by this.

It is more likely that the person who has had the most difficulty in recovering, will be the one most likely to be suffering from a condition such as adrenal fatigue. Other patients may have some other kind of “obstacle”, and eating a perfect diet certainly won’t make much of a difference in such a case, I can assure you. Just remember, you cannot eradicate your psoriasis purely by diet alone, you may subdue or tame it, but it will be ready to flare up and make your life miserable at the next opportune moment.

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