I'm very sorry to hear that. I choose to believe in the fundamental decency of humanbeings, over and above any negatives, but there are some truly awful individuals that outwardly appear to stand as exceptions to this. It is shocking how appallingly some people will behave in order to shirk their responsibilities to others, and/or to make a fast buck.
Originally Posted by Supa
Originally Posted by Supa
Does your mother have any exposure to heavy metals? As I said, these can be passed to children, during gestation, via the placenta. Believe me, it is absolutely astonishing how many potential avenues of exposure to heavy metals there actually are in this world. Hundreds, if not thousands. It's only when one experiences the effects for oneself, and is pushed into researching the issue, that the scale of the potential sources and avenues of exposure becomes apparent. It is a major eye-opener.
And, of course, there are other toxins which can exert profoundly negative effects upon the liver and the body in general, so our discussion isn't necessarily exclusively about heavy metals.
I get the sense, from what details you have provided in this thread, that you could potentially benefit profoundly from directing your evident intellect to researching the matter or toxic exposure in both you, and your sister's, lives. Certainly, if you yourself have dental amalgams, then there absolutely is an obvious and very viable source of heavy metal exposure, but it would also be very informative, not only for your sister, but also for you, to try to figure out what potential toxic exposure she may have had. Even putting your amalgams to one side for a moment, there may be some other overlap between some exposure she may have experienced and, perhaps, a similar or identical exposure in your life. Whether that might be gestational, or environmental during childhood remains to be established.
In terms of more distant (no pun intended) relatives living elsewhere around the globe, yet still experiencing psoriasis, it's worth considering that there are genetic differences in physiological abilities to detoxify certain compounds.
I'm also curious as to whether these distant relatives who share your condition have lived in these other geographical locations their entire lives or if they emigrated during adulthood.
Psoriasis healing is still progressing nicely. The patches on my scalp, elbows, and waist have healed and my shin has just few more spots to heal.
Here is March again
And now May
The lighting & exposure is different, but that March photo shows a lot of inflammation that has now receded.
There is a bit of research that furanocoumarins in grapefruit, celery, lemon, fennel, and parsley are helpful treating psoriasis. Not sure what to make of it yet but it also seems that furanocoumarins can cause medicine overdoses. Furanocoumarins inhibits a detox enzyme that normally deactivates a half of more of some drugs ingested and the drug makers increase the dosage to allow for that. So if you are eating food that inhibit the enzyme and take certain drugs you are getting two to three times the amount of it that was intended to make into your blood stream.
My wife has always been a regular gym exerciser while I mostly got my exercise while doing work around the yard. Since she wanted to change to a gym closer to our new home we got a couples membership so I could try working out at the gym. I will say part of what kept me from trying this before was being self conscience about the way my psoriasis looked. I felt like I could have gotten a job as an extra in the Walking Dead without the need for special effects makeup to make me look a zombie. Now I am clearing I have a big boost in self confidence and have found that I like working out in the gym.
I have found a particular machine in the gym that really suits me. It is called a Precor AMT which is like a hybrid between a stair stepper, an elliptical, and a treadmill. It takes some getting use as it requires you to define the motion you want, but once you have that down you can transition from climbing stairs, walking backwards, walking forwards, jogging, or flat out sprinting seamlessly. With the resistance cranked up it is like trying to jog through quicksand. I really dig it and have been doing 3 miles in quicksand in a 30 min session during my lunch breaks three days a week. Just like juicing this is another keeper I will incorporate into my weekly routine and something that I believe will speed my healing while improving my health overall.
Hey Supa...I'm happy for you that you have made such improvement in your psoriasis! That's interesting research on furanocoumarins...do you know if it applies to eczema? I'll have to google it. Thanks for the information!