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Psoriasis Cure or am I Dreaming?

Updated on March 04, 2016

Psoriasis Cure - Modern Health vs. Anchient Alternative Health Treatments

What you will learn in this article is how new treatments are changing the impact of living with Psoriasis and restoring healthy skin. This article does not limit the use of your choices for treatment. Please continue with your medical doctor while applying this new information.

Is this disease is as good as gone?

Psoriasis Cure - Modern Health vs. Ancient Alternative Health Treatments

What you will learn in this article is how new treatments are changing the impact of living with Psoriasis and restoring healthy skin. This article does not limit the use of your choices for treatment. Please continue with your medical doctor while applying this new information.

This story is all true. I felt it, lived it, suffered it. I am sharing with you, in the hope that you or your loved ones will not suffer needlessly, as I did when, at the age of 47, I was struck with Psoriasis. A disease that affects the skin by rupturing, from below, the layers of the skin, then creating white scales on the surface. If you have it you know what that means, if you don’t have it, thank God.

I am not the guy that goes to doctors. In fact, I need to be almost dead before I even think about medical attention. Many men are like this, and I certainly understand why because we don't want to know what's wrong with us unless there is something we, as men, can do about it. I suppose this is a Mars/Venus belief since most women are smart enough to get to the doctors office when they are sick. Men, on the other hand, want to be self-sufficient even to the point of stupidity.

The Medical Solution

So there I was with a growing problem and the red skin patches with white scales. This itchy unsightly skin was spreading fast. I am told this disease runs in bloodlines, yet no one in my family ever had it that could be remembered by any relative still alive. I went as far as investigating at family reunions with no person recalling anyone in the family ever having it. The doctors said it runs mostly in northern European families but can affect anyone. I am of Scottish descent, and that makes me a good candidate for the disease.

After being infected for about six months with the rash and patchy Psoriasis scales, it spread to 80% of my limbs and most of my body, on my hands, even beneath the hair on my head and fingernails. So as a "last resort" I sought medical attention from a well known Dermatologist in my city of Dover, Delaware. Before a biopsy I was promptly given steroid pills to use for ten days and cream to apply topically, The cream, which turned out to be more steroids, seemed to work wonders against the spread of Psoriasis. However, I wish I had known about effects the double dose of steroids would later cause before spreading it all over my skin twice a day.

But I wasn't told, and so I willingly overdosed myself. I only mention it here so those unaware will be forewarned and won't make the same stupid mistake I unknowingly did. So this was my routine for several months with great results. My skin was clearing up. There were no embarrassing scaly patches visible that could be seen by strangers.

Embarrassment is another factor in having Psoriasis, a psychological factor that most people thankfully will never understand.

Things were getting better for me, and I thanked God I had enough insurance because this treatment was very expensive. So all is fine, right? Except! Steroids are addictive! Not the kind of addiction you get from narcotic cravings, instead the body develops a dependency on the steroids. Once you begin to wean off of steroids, the disease reacts negatively. It fights back! This is exactly what happened. Once I began limiting the cream the problem came back.

More Medical Attention

To get better results go to another doctor and get a second opinion right? To me that made sense so after waiting for months for an opening, I was off to doctor #2, someone that had a bit more experience with treating Psoriasis. She was the doctor who told me about the cream being steroids. A full year of this very expensive treatment ($300 or more per tube without insurance but the cost is falling as of the time of this update to around $60). This visit was also the first that I learned of the addictive quality of the cream I had been using up to three times a day at that point. She switched my treatment to Methotrexate (MTX).

Methotrexate is a treatment used to combat cancer but also works well for Psoriasis and several other diseases. Methotrexate worked like a charm. My dose was ten mg a week until I was clear of the skin patches and then 7.5 mg as a preventive treatment. I was euphoric with this result with the exception that I am not a person that likes to take any drugs. When my skin cleared, I quit the treatment to look for an alternative treatment.

Alternative Medicine

As a lover of nature and all things natural I tried everything possible to come up with a cure. Nothing seemed to work. I cruised YouTube for videos, no luck. Tea Tree oil, ineffective. Believing that the good Lord put everything on the earth to be used for the human purpose, I kept at it. And then one day my luck changed.

Finding A Natural Treatment and Maybe The Cure?

I began subscribing to alternative health publications at a great expense. Read everything that had to do with Psoriasis and what some people in Eastern Medicine were calling “Leaky Gut Syndrome.” And that is when good fortune smiled upon me. A book, a best seller too, had been written by Dr. John O. A. Pagano entitled “Healing Psoriasis.” I bought this book and studied it at every opportunity. According to Dr. Pagano’s research of treatments with the causes and effects of Psoriasis, he concluded in approximately 300 pages; the treatment was avoiding certain foods that contributed to "leaky gut" and taking two natural teas on a daily basis.

Pretty far fetched for a person who used western medicine, but when you are desperate, you will be surprised at what you will do.

If you guessed I avoided the foods mentioned in the book, you’re right. I drank the teas daily too. Slippery Elm tea, also available in capsules, which I recommend as the taste of the tea sucks, and American Saffron, which is very nice, quite tasty. You can find these either in your health food store or search online for a Casey Cure Store. Neither ingredient is expensive on its own, just avoid buying bundled packages that include creams as this only runs up the price without merit, so I would suggest just getting the minimum until you see how well it works for you.

So what were these foods and did it work? Yes, it worked! Just as indicated in the book avoiding nightshades, primarily tomatoes, tomato sauces, Ketchup, tobacco, peppers, white flour, eggplant, white potatoes, beef, and paprika was all I had to do to kick start the process. I am sorry to say because I love it, red meat and sugars also were to be avoided. But yes, this worked and still works for me today, but there are other things you must do in addition to just avoiding certain foods such as avoiding gluten as it contributes to your Psoriasis too. It can be more complicated than a brief explanation. For instance, in the winter, I keep a humidifier running 24/7 preventing my skin from becoming dry.

Of course, this is a simple explanation, not the whole story but I am pleased to tell everyone affected by this disease there is a natural treatment that does work without medicines from the pharmacy. Those without insurance can use this treatment and those with insurance can combine it with their other treatments. I strongly encourage everyone to continue seeing their doctor regardless of your circumstances.

This treatment is very inexpensive. For me, that means offering hope to the millions of people affected by Psoriasis. If you have insurance, you can and should use a combination of the two. I would because I know how difficult the disease is to manage. If you cannot afford both Slippery Elm and American Saffron, then pick up Slippery Elm in a health food store and save up for the Saffron. I believe Slippery Elm does better than any other ingredient as it helps your digestive system eliminate food and cleans the intestines.

I am in no way suggesting that you just avoid these foods without reading Dr. Pagano's book. I feel the book with the other treatments and its knowledge base is a must have for anyone who has Psoriasis and for those that treat Psoriasis. Don’t just give up these foods and expect the results I had. Oh, by the way, I am told it takes two to three months, without the steroids or Methotrexate, for every year you have had this disease to clear your skin. It took me about seven months in total.

If you combine the treatment with Methotrexate, it should clear up and probably to never return if you stay true to the treatment suggested here. Which is difficult to do because you feel pretty good to have your skin cleared, and it is natural to want your favorite foods. This is a trap, of course, you start eating the foods you love, and the Psoriasis comes back. I know I love coffee with table cream, and that is not on the diet.

If you are wondering if I ever get the red patches now, the answer is yes, but they are minimal. Psoriasis strikes more in the cold months if you did not know. Now, I have a choice of treatments and the opportunity to control what is causing the problem. I do sometimes stray from the diet as I want variations in my meals, but I know when I need to back off. Whenever I see a red patch, I go to the strict diet and stay there.

ALSO NOTE: Please do not discontinue a process started by your doctor. If you are getting UVB treatments, then continue those, methotrexate or injections too. Add this to your routine, do not by any means eliminate what the doctor has ordered. This information is intended to help people prevent the disease from reoccurring. It does not seek to replace what has been prescribed by a doctor.


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Book Information

Healing Psoriasis ISBN: 0-9628847-0-7

Author: John O.A. Pagano

To Contact Dr. Pagano write to:

The Pagano Organization Inc

36 Hudson Terrace

Englewood, NJ 07632

Please Note

I have never met Dr. Pagano and am not employed by his organization. This article and testimonial are strictly from the heart from a grateful Psoriasis sufferer that is now able to live a normal life again. I do not earn commissions from the sale of the book, or profit from its sale in any way, except what is provided by my affiliation with and that is about $1 or less a month, so I am not motivated to say something I don't believe true.

Finally, if you suffer from the disease of Psoriasis I encourage you to get this book. It helped me, and I am sure it will help you. So before you take steroids, cancer medications or even Enbrel consider the natural way to heal your Psoriasis and protect your internal organs by doing so. If you are already taking those drugs by all means, continue.

I am publishing this information for one reason only because I believe we as a people need to get information from those who know, who will not profit from giving it to you.

I write because I care and advise you to buy the book and the cookbook offered as well. These two books cost about $40 together at and are well worth the investment. They also cover more treatments and recommendations offered by Dr. Pagano.

Best of luck and may the Lord bless you with clear skin and good health,

Jeff Watters

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      tarotexperience 6 years ago from UK

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      Marco 6 years ago

      I sincerely doubt that this will cure psoriasis, it might help to ease p or even make the symptoms go away but a cure?

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      Rosali 4 years ago

      Priasis is a common multi factorial, non-contagious, auto-immune skin disease. It affects adults and children in equal proportion.

      The exact cause osof psoriasis is unknown. There is evidence of a genetic predisposition. A positive family history is often observed. Psoriasis, being an autoimmune disorder has autosomal dominant inheritance. People with dry skin are more likely to develop psoriasis than those with oily or well-moisturized skin.

      There are many precipitating and aggravating factors so it keeps on recurring and becomes difficult to treat.

      Combination of ayurvedic herbs and homoeopathic remedies gives good results. These remedies along with nutritional supplements acts on the body and balance the altered immune responses. These are 100% natural and safe, free from side effects and they are not habit forming.

      Some of the frequently used remedies are C54 PSORAease formula and R65 Reckeweg PSORAease formula.

      These remedies work by relieving inflammation and reducing the itching of the skin, softening your hardened skin, aidding shredding of silvery scales and working on the immune system making it less responsive to triggering factors.

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      Sabaruddin Rass Organik Indonesia 4 years ago

      Dear Mr. Jeff Watters,

      You are true. I've tried to help the psoriasis patines in Indonesia since year with the same methode that combining the proper diet and the use of cut-and-sifted organic herbs to help cure the leaky gut syndrome. This tradition is also the tradition of Indonesia.

      Good Luck and Best Regards,

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      nairi 4 years ago

      Marco, They say that for every year of sickness it takes a month to heal. I've had psoriasis for 20 years - so it would take almost two years to heal. I have done everything except injections. The only things that gives me long-term satisfaction are the following - sunlight, acupuncture, and dietary changes. When I first started the diets I didn't even believe in it but I was shocked to see that as soon as I stopped drinking milk my P was better. Everything else took time. My P itself has evolved over the last few years, so different things affect it. The idea is to reduce inflammation. It actually makes so much sense. Once you realize that this requires a lot of work, and are dedicated, I promise you will see results.

      Also, it's better than creams and ointments and cortisone damaging your body, really. Why is it we can't use cortisone for more than two weeks at a time? That's an indication of how harmful it can be. You are what you eat. If you eat shit, you'll feel like shit. If you eat great, you'll feel great. The first while your body is in severance so it won't feel so good. Give it a week, you'll see the results, and keep going.

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      Rsense 4 years ago

      I've had the honor of having Dr Pagano as my Dr. In 2009. I had severe guttate p and spoke with him several times before traveling across the country to have him teach/treat me. After spending years and 10s of 1,000$, I walked away with a week of treatments and renewed excitement about life for less than 600$. It was the best money I ever spent! I was also lucky to have dinner with John Pagano and loved his youthful energy.

      I am perfectly clear today without having to take any harsh drugs. He gave me my life back. It took about 6 months.

      I'm sad to recently find out that he is no longer taking patients. He is in his late 80's so he deserves retirement. His book is easily available and I recommend it for anyone who suffers or for someone you love who suffers.

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      raoulteeuwen 3 years ago

      My wife tried lots of stuff to battle her Psoriasis and suffered many years from it. After me reading about the Dr Pagano treatment (don't recall where), i decided to buy the book.

      As far as i remember, his assumption (theory?) is that some people have problems with digesting some foods, and in those people certain elements have a toxic effect. That builds up and the body looks for a way to get rid of it; in some people the skin (largest organ) tries to help in solving the toxic problem, resulting in Psoriasis ... by following his diet, toxicity levels lower and the skin can stop trying to be part of the "toxic solution".

      Anyway: my wife started it, and when she follows the diet, there is a dramatic decrease in the inflammation. When she treats herself to things she is not supposed to eat, she notices an increase in inflammation.

      So for her, this is the best (and healthiest) way to battle Psoriasis she has found.

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      Jeffrey Watters 2 years ago from Havre de Grace, MD

      There are several comments here and I approved them all regardless of the position taken. I want to add that I added one more thing to my regiment and that is the magic bullet, a grinder/juicer that takes the green vegetables I hate to eat and liquifies them. I add to the Magic Bullet my greens, almond milk, fruit, and protein powder (vegetable based only, do not use Whey) and blend to a pleasing taste by adjusting the fruit (which is bitter a lot of the time, especially with the greens, with sweet fruit like a banana or stevia to taste. Not only is my skin better but the process has helped me lose 25 pounds in three months. So double victory. Consider this as well please.

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      Alan 19 months ago

      Yes there are so many cures in our world. and i do know many are not brought out into the open. it is time now to change our world and save money going through treatments when we have so much Herb factors that can change peoples lives, Psoriasis is a big worry to allot of people around us all in our world, there are many factors that can cure Psoriasis smoking is a big factor why it stops the healing elements working on your body. and a key factor too we do have to watch what we eat in our foods .if your body immune system is good then of course it will fight out many sources that enters our body system. I have spent many years on how to keep my body fit and from ailments too. but trying so many I do to now have to watch by taking medicines from our chemists. Tablets can help but there is another factor colours on the pills can even effect you as it did me. I preach out everyday through columns about us all and why everyone should make peace to all Nations of life to learn more about cure for psoriasis HIV and many more are out there in our world. India has an industry in cures with the knowledge of herbs and spices Tea leafs that have many factors in life. People say religion is the cause of War around us all, but I can tell you all now it is Not. it is the power lords that stops us from joining hands to cure one another and that is true. with these elements would stop us all from paying high prices in medicines in our world. and that's where corruption comes in to keep us all apart from joining hands, we are the power of our world if we all unite to one another then we would see the politicians fail in our world, and we should to benefit and be healthier to one another. the main factor to ailments is the food we buy from abroad, we should only eat food that is produced in our homeland safe from chemical that come in from abroad in much war and chemicals lieing in the soils that we don't know of, I can't see proof of organic foods if the soil is contamiated through weather dust too and climate changes and in canned food and fruits can carry element factors too we can't prove it until we fall ill with it, i don't think politicians would eat out of cans but fresh foods with their income. work together and may be we could end up with a better world for us all. good night going to bed .

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      Ramana Rao KV 10 months ago

      Stevia dry leaf powder cured Psoriasis to many patients. This detoxifies the body and thereby all toxins are flushed out from almost all the organs. Thereby an increase in Immunity level in the body. To a very large extent, psoriasis is cured in about 2 months. One has to take a tea spoonful of powder in a glass of hot or cold water and drink the same 10 minutes before break fast/ food. The restriction is to avoid sugar and other hard digesting food till the psoriasis is cured. Alternatively, its water extract can also be taken of 10 to 15ml diluted in water. pl note that the medicinal properties exists in crude form and not in the refined stevia.

      --Ramana Rao KV, Hyderabad, mob: 09391157340

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