We all know that smoking and drinking alcohol have a host of negative effects on health, but you might be surprised to learn that quitting smoking and ditching the drink might help relieve psoriasis. Continue reading
Psoriasis sufferers have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to evidence from recent analyses of patient records. This has led some to consider using statins for psoriasis relief but is there any evidence of benefit? Indeed, do some statins makes psoriasis worse, or even trigger the skin condition? Continue reading
Earlier this year a study was published that verified, for the first time, an upper, safe limit for vitamin D, but what if, like many in the northern hemisphere, you are deficient in this hormone-like vitamin? Could a vitamin D deficiency be a trigger for your psoriasis? Several studies published in the last year make the connection between a vitamin D deficiency and psoriasis severity so should you be supplementing, sunbathing, or is there a reason to avoid vitamin D for naturally healthy skin?
In this extended post we will be taking a look at:
- Optimal vitamin D levels
- The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency across the world
- Who is at risk of vitamin D deficiency
- How vitamin D might affect the skin
- Can vitamin D supplements help reduce psoriasis symptoms?
- The different vitamin D supplements available
- Should you take vitamin D for psoriasis?
Eating a healthy diet full of fresh fruits, nuts, vegetables and seeds can help provide vitamins and minerals for skin health but when it comes to beating acne, psoriasis, eczema and other common skin conditions there are some nutrients that are a little more important than others.
In some cases the emergence of a skin disorder can itself signify a deficiency in a particular vitamin vital for naturally healthy skin and when such symptoms arise it is often the case that health problems also exist internally. Continue reading
Psoriasis may be reduced by vigorous physical activity, according to a new study carried out amongst nurses in the US. Working together, the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, studied data from more than 85,000 female nurses in the US who had enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study II.
This longitudinal study has amassed a huge amount of data on lifestyle habits, diseases, and conditions such as psoriasis and this latest article adds weight to increasing evidence of an association between physical activity and inflammatory disorders. Exercise could be a way to naturally healthy skin, at least when it comes to psoriasis. Continue reading