Dermatitis, dermatosis, eczema, psoriasis and skin problems.
Eczema is a chronic and/or recurring inflammatory skin infection, which is frequently hereditary. The main cause for genetically predisposed patients is a growing number of allergens in an increasingly polluted environment.
Psoriasis is considered a skin auto-immune disease with a genetic element. In its benign form, psoriasis is limited to the scalp, nails, knees, feet, hands and sometimes the genitals. In severe cases, it spreads throughout the entire body.
The skin is an emunctory, or an elimination organ. That is why naturopaths have always recommended elimination diets to patients suffering from eczema. Eczema and psoriasis can also be caused by acidosis, nutritional deficiencies (e.g. vitamin A, zinc or magnesium), food intolerances (see our article on Food Allergies), or difficulty metabolizing fatty acids, in the case of atopic eczema.
Eliminate dairy products, refined sugars and citrus fruits. Eliminate saturated fats. Make sure your lunch and dinner consist of 50% vegetables. Avoid soft drinks.
- DC 22 or DC 37
- DC 53
- DC 31
- DC 26
- DC 35
Blends of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids; DC 34 if the psoriasis is believed to be caused by a fungus.