What’s causing my psoriasis


Psoriasis is a global skin disease, affecting more than 100 million people worldwide. It is also one of the oldest inflammatory skin diseases known to mankind.

Psoriasis can be hugely disfiguring and has a detrimental impact on quality of life. Sufferers can become isolated and depressed due to the scaly, silvery skin lesions that can, in some cases, cover large areas of their body,

The cause and cure for psoriasis remains unknown in the field of dermatology although researchers and doctors have made life more bearable for sufferers with various drugs and therapies, but until they understand the true cause of psoriasis, they will never find a cure.  

Looking at the skin for the cause of psoriasis is like looking at the tip of an iceberg and assuming it to be the entire structure. You can chip away at the tip, but the ‘berg still remains hidden, below the surface. So it is with psoriasis.

What manifests on the skin in the form of psoritic lesions is physical evidence of something happening inside the body, in particular the kidneys, bowel and liver. You can treat the lesions on the body, but the disease will just keep re-occurring until you get to the root cause of the problem.

With psoriasis, the skin is trying to do what the kidneys and the bowels should be doing, excreting wastes and internal toxins. The skin is not designed to deal with large amounts of waste matter, but due to the toxin overload in the body, especially when constipation, gut inflammation and liver stagnation is evident, the skin acts as a back-up system and takes over the task of removing toxins. This creates skin issues, and not just psoriasis, but eczema, spots and boils.

If you have psoriasis or eczema, I would encourage you to look within. If you’ve exhausted all other methods with your GP and Dermatologist, contact a natural health therapist, one who is familiar with the hierarchy of organ cleansing, either a colon hydrotherapist, a medical herbalist, naturopath or a nutritional therapist for help.