Updated: Sep 9, 2018
I was covered with Psoriasis for over 20 years and now I am completely clear. There is no doubt in my mind that Probiotics could have played a role in the healing of my body.
Probiotics have moved into mainstream media spotlight for the last few years and has been shown to help people with Psoriasis and many other diseases.
Researchers have found that microbiome could be responsible for changes in the digestive system, which could be at the source of why Psoriasis is triggered. Modern diets, toxins, chemicals in food and water, antibiotics and stress all affect good bacteria balance in the body and when there is an imbalance, it can lead to worst conditions. Many believe that this is the beginning of leaky gut syndrome where micro holes form in the intestinal wall allowing toxins to seep into the blood, triggering the immune system and increase inflammation. For people with Psoriasis, it is begins the process of overloading the detox organs like liver and kidneys, forcing the skin to takeover forming the outbreaks of plaques on the skin.
I was covered with Psoriasis for over 20 years and now I am completely clear. I admit I indulged in consuming alcohol, processed food and took many medications prescribed. I know my gut was affected because I often had many symptoms like gas, bloating and nausea along with Psoriasis. There is no doubt in my mind that Probiotics and gut bacteria plays a major role in maintaining a healthy gut and this is the key to managing Psoriasis and clearing the skin. There is also evidence to show that often Guttate Psoriasis is triggered with an outbreaks of Strep which is an infection which could cause imbalances in bacteria in the body and antibiotics are often prescribed which is known to kill good bacteria. So if imbalances in bacteria affect Psoriasis, one of the ways to manage it, is to ensure that you are adding Probiotics and replenishing good bacteria in the digestive system. The easiest way to do this is to take a Probiotic supplement everyday and make dietary changes.
Dr Hyman explains how gut bacteria can affect the digestive system and how it contributes to many of the symptoms we experience with Psoriasis and many other medical conditions.
For more information about bacteria strains check out the great article by Sima at https://lactobacto.com/2017/08/26/would-probiotics-help-in-the-treatment-of-psoriasis/