P 2018: Update on the Dreaded P and Light Treatment

Update

Light Therapy Treatment to improve my Psoriasis

This is a very quick update, I completed treatment at the end of August 2018, it is now nearly November 2018 and my psoriasis seems to be held at bay. I think this is down to the sterling work done by the NHS and my light treatment. There is little or no sign of a flare up. Check out the pictures below.

Bingo!

Plaque Psoriasis

My Back in April 2018

Psoriasis Post Light Treatment - October 2018

Psoriasis Post Light Treatment – October 2018

Combat Psoriasis with Light Therapy – Supplements

The supplements I have been taking are:

  • 4 drops of cannabis oil (CBD)
  • 1 teaspoon per day of sea buckthorn oil
  • Probiotics – Lactobacillus Rhamnosus and Lactobacillus acidophilus (1 of)
  • Omega 3 fish oil (2 of)
  • Ginseng (1 of)
  • Turmeric (1 of)
  • Garlic (1 of)
  • Chlorella (2 of)
  • I have also been using extra virgin coconut oil on my head, and the plaques have all but disappeared.

Combat Psoriasis with Light Therapy – Medication

I am also taking the following for diabetes each day:

  • Metformin
  • Alogliptin
  • Gliclazide

Combat Psoriasis with Light Therapy – Topical Lotions

I use the following and try to vary application each day:

  • Dermol 500 – moisturising, all over
  • Calcipotriol – mainly on my legs and knees
  • Betnovate – mainly on arms, elbows, belly button, midriff and chest
  • Diprobase – emollient mainly on my back
  • Raw Coconut Oil – mainly on my hair and scalp

I think it is a good idea to collate what is deemed to be bad and good for P, and how to treat psoriasis with diet and supplements. This is as follows, but is by no means exhaustive:

Bad for P

  • Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Junk Food and being overweight (bad for most things to be fair, I struggle with my weight but am trying hard to shift some)
  • Red meat – including sausage and bacon
  • Dairy products and egg white
  • Peppers, White potatoes, Eggplant, Tomatoes, Potatoes
  • Grapefruit, Oranges, Lemons, Limes, plus juices, plus lemonade
  • Pimento, Cinnamon, Curry, Vinegar, Mayo, Paprika, Tabasco Sauce, Worcestershire Sauce, Ketchup
  • Fried food
  • Unsaturated fats

Good for P

  • Fruits and Veg, especially berries, cherries, blueberries and leafy greens, carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale, avocado and broccoli
  • Whole grain bread, cereal, beans and lentils
  • Chicken or turkey
  • Salmon, sardines, mackerel, tuna and other fish rich in Omega 3 fatty acids
  • Antioxidant rich herbs and spices, like thyme, sage, cumin and ginger
  • Heart healthy sources of fat, olive oil, seeds and nuts

Links

For more information check out:

The Psoriasis Association (UK) 

The National Psoriasis Foundation (USA)

Psoriasis Healing Warriors (USA)

(Please let me know if you have any others you think are worthy of a mention).

Any thoughts?

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