Healthy Skin Part 2: What is Psoriasis?

Healthy Skin Part 2: What is Psoriasis?


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by Rufus Thomas playing] Hi, everyone.
Its Dr. Nancy. If you didn’t know that song,
it’s actually Rufus Thomas and it’s called “Itch and Scratch.” I thought it was kind of funky. [“Itch and Scratch” playing again] He’s got to do it twice, it feels so nice
to itch and scratch twice. Oh, hi, everyone.
It’s Dr. Nancy. Thank you so much for joining me
I hope you guys are having a wonderful, wonderful day. Today, we are doing part two
of my three-part series on inflammation and skin health. Hello, Lori, good to see you today. I hope you guys
all had a wonderful weekend. Good to see you, Cesar. Alright, today, we’re looking at
an autoimmune skin condition called psoriasis. Anyone out there
suffer from psoriasis? You can just indicate
by giving a thumbs up or a heart. We’re talking about psoriasis today. Hello, Amanda.
Ronald, good to see you. Carol, hey, hon.
Mm-hmm. Alright, on today’s show,
I’m going to tell you what psoriasis is, share common signs
and symptoms, we’re going to discuss what causes
the condition and different outbreaks. And, I’m going to share with you
some all-natural options to help treat and hopefully,
hopefully, fingers crossed, prevent, even prevent
future psoriasis outbreaks. And, make sure that you stay tuned
because near the end of the show, I’m going to share what a really effective
natural moisturizing lotion I found and I designed it to minimize
the damaging effects of psoriasis. Yes, it’s going to be
really, really fun, best of all you can make it
right in your own home. It’s a DIY Monday.
Whoo. So, psoriasis.
Psoriasis. Here’s a trivia question. How do you spell it? How do you spell psoriasis? Alright, today,
we’re talking about psoriasis. Psoriasis spelled with a P. Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune
skin condition that causes inflammation
and scaling of the skin by actually causing your body to
speed up the production of new skin cells. Thank you, Carol, for doing that. She’s sharing
with her friends and family. Okay, so it’s inflammation
and scaling of the skin by actually causing your body to speed up
the production of new skin cells. It produces new skin cells
on specific parts of the body in days rather than normal weeks, alright. Albert, hi.
How are you? Here, let’s just get started
with some trivia. Where are the most common places
psoriasis can show up? If you know, put it into the comments
and then we’re going to talk about them. Where are the most common places
psoriasis can show up? Let me, actually,
while you guys are thinking about the most common places
that psoriasis can show up, I’m going to show you some pictures. Let’s show you some pictures,
shall we? So, if you’re eating anything,
put it down. Put it out and play the game
and resume afterwards. Alright, I’m just going to show you
some pictures and then we’re going to talk about
where the common places, alright. So, here is a hand. Okay, there you go. See the red, inflamed, itchy areas? Yeah, Lori says,
“our friend has it on her hand.” Probably in one of the most
common areas right there. Alright, let’s see. These are the most common places
that psoriasis can show up. Yep, back of the scalp right there.
Nailed it. Yvonne, good job. Back of the elbows, right.
These are knees. This is a really common area
and this is really painful, behind the ear. This one is another one
behind the ear. Arms, neck, head,
shoulders knees and toes, for sure. Alright, last one. Bruce, how are you?
Good to see you. Okay, so I just asked a question. This is Dr. Nancy.
If you just joined us, we were talking about
skin conditions part two of my three-part series
on skin health. We’re talking about psoriasis today. I just asked a question: most common places
that psoriasis can show up. If you know, go ahead
and put it into the comments and then we can talk about it. I just showed some pictures
on where the psoriasis can show up. Alright, so a lot of you–
Yeah, no long showers, that’s right. Warm water, hot water
can really make things worse, right? Alright, as you can imagine–
Okay, well, actually, before I continue, elbows, knees,
scalp, face, hands, feet, nails, genitals
and skin folds. When I say skin folds,
along the butt crease line, your gluteal crease line, armpits,
we have armpits and under the breasts. So, right underneath the breast,
the skin folds up right under the breasts. So, as you can imagine, as these
new skin cells pile up on our skin, they create these thick scaly patches
on specific parts of your body including, like I said, the elbows, your knees,
your hands, your feet, your scalp and even your face. So, I just showed you
a lot of different examples of it. Before we keep continue to go, let’s continue on all of these questions
because it’s nice to learn a little bit and be a little bit more
interactive, alright. Okay, is psoriasis contagious? Do you think psoriasis is contagious? That’s your first question. There’s a little bit of lag time
if you are joining us live right now. If you’re watching this,
the answer should populate immediately. But, right now, we’re live
and I just asked a question if you think that psoriasis
is contagious. Michelle says no.
Carol says no. You ladies are right.
Psoriasis is not contagious. So, if you rub up against
or you touch or whatever it is, someone that has a flare-up,
you will not get it. So, you guys are alright. Alright. Next question. Can it run in families? Does psoriasis run in families? Do you think that psoriasis
runs in families? It can run in families. The answer is yes to that. It is a genetic.
It can be genetic. It does run in families. Did you know that flare-ups can happen
more often when you are sick? When you are sick,
your immune system is down and flare-ups can happen
when you are sick. Alright, you can actually get psoriasis
around the nails, okay. Nails are really tall tale sign
that you have psoriasis. It can show up in the nails. And, how can it show up in the nails? It can be a red or inflamed,
discolored pitted, you can have a boil drop kind look
and it can show up and become crusty. So, everyone, take a look at your nails
and if you have crusty– your nail is surrounded by crustiness
or debris and if it is flaking off, then you might have psoriasis
and can show up in the nail. Alright, what is another common sign
that you have psoriasis? It’s a mood. It’s a type of a mood. What is another type of a mood
that can show up when you have psoriasis? Hey, Joanne. Yes, Bruce,
we’re going to talk about diet. Bruce says,
“Diet is the key to lessen irritation.” Absolutely.
He’s got it. Hernan, good to see you. What diet?
You got to wait for it. It’s like a nail-biter. We’re going to talk about that
in a little bit. Michelle says stress. Depression, depression actually is one
of the most common mood or common signs that you have psoriasis. If you’re going
through psoriasis you actually could have
depression as well. And, a lot of people,
medical industry think that’s because psoriasis is actually very visible. You can see it and a lot of times, you can’t hide it,
it’s not easy to cover up. Especially if it’s on the face. So, depression is one of those things
that are linked to it. Oh, this is an interesting one. What did Hippocrates used
to treat psoriasis? It comes from a tree. Alright, I’m going to tell you and then I’m going to tell
you why ancient texts say that this bodily fluid was used
to treat psoriasis at one point. So, Hippocrates used pine tar. Did anyone guess pine tar? Oh, tea tree oil.
Very close. Pine tar to treat psoriasis
way back when. Okay, ancient texts say that onion,
sea salt and urine was a concoction used to treat– was one of the first
treatments for psoriasis. Yeah, now, modern days, fish oil, turmeric
and tea tree oil is very popular. But, onion, sea salt and urine– well, I guess if it works
on jellyfish stings, right? I don’t know. Alright, this is another
really interesting one. What are–
let me see how I can word this. What are a couple risk factors,
there we go. What are a couple risk factors
that put you at higher risk to develop psoriasis? In 1872, Heinrich Koebner,
German dermatologist, discovered that skin damaged
by these couple things were higher in risk factors
to develop psoriasis. This is pretty interesting. I love tea tree oil too, Bruce. Okay, it’s called the
Koebner phenomenon and its skin damaged by animal bites. So, if you have little critters
or tattoos–hmm– and other trauma to the skin
more likely to develop psoriasis. Alright, did we learn something? Before we get into the specific
causes, signs and symptoms and more causes of psoriasis, let’s play just a little bit more trivia. This is a little bit more statistical
and technical so we are going to cover
some of those too. I want everyone who’s watching,
to really, really try to play, alright? Okay, the first one is–
question number one. How many people in the United States
do you think are diagnosed with psoriasis each year? Multiple choice, alright. How many people in the U.S. you think
are diagnosed with psoriasis each year? One million, 4 million,
8 million or 25 million? One million, 4 million,
8 million or 25 million? How many people do you think are diagnosed
with psoriasis every single year and the answer– there’s a little bit of lag time
so I’m going to wait. But, the answer,
if you guessed 8 million– Michele, you’re so close,
you’re halfway there. Eight million. Eight million people diagnosed in US
every year with psoriasis. Question number two: How many people worldwide
are currently living with psoriasis? Twenty-five million, 50 million,
75 million or 125 million? How many people worldwide currently
living with the diagnosis of psoriasis? Living with. Twenty-five million, 50 million,
75 million or 125 million? And, the answer is D,
125 million. According to
the National Psoriasis Foundation– Good job, Pete. A hundred and twenty-five million people
or roughly 3% of the people in the world living currently right now with psoriasis
and that’s diagnosed cases of psoriasis. The numbers are much higher
if we consider the number of people who are actually living with undiagnosed
cases of psoriasis, alright. Okay, last question,
question number three: Take a guess on how much–
how much money is spent in psoriasis-related healthcare costs
each year and I’ll give you a hint,
it’s in the billions. That’s billions with a B, billions. There’s no multiple-choice,
it’s just you, you’re going to guess it. How much money in each year
is spent in the billions, with a B, spent on health care costs
for psoriasis. The answer is $135 billion spent annually
on health care costs related to psoriasis. It’s big business. So, psoriasis, as I told you
at the beginning of today’s show is a chronic inflammatory
autoimmune condition that causes the body to make
new skin cells in days rather than weeks. An autoimmune disease– Does anyone know what that is? Autoimmune disease
is a condition in which your immune system mistakenly attacks your body. So, people with alopecia,
it’s an autoimmune disorder. They look at hair follicles
and they’re like, “Oh, it’s evil.” It’s a foreign pathogen
so we’re going to go and attack so the hair falls out because the body
is attacking itself, right? So, with psoriasis,
it’s the same thing. Our immune system normally guards
against germs like bacteria and viruses. When it senses these foreign invaders,
these foreign pathogens, it sends out an army of fighter cells
to attack them, they’re on guard, they’re going to attack
and normally the immune system can tell the difference between
foreign cells and your own cells, right? In a healthy person. However, in an autoimmune disease
like psoriasis, it causes the immune system
to mistake a part of your body as foreign. It releases white blood cells
and proteins called antibodies that attack healthy cells. Specifically, in the case of psoriasis, we know the disease
starts in your immune system and specifically involves your body’s
production of white blood cells known as T cells becoming overly active. Now, here’s something
that you might not know about psoriasis. It isn’t just an annoying skin condition
like a rash or pimple, it is a disease that is actually
also further causing autoimmune reactions that then contributes to increased levels
of chronic inflammation in other parts of the body
like joints, in fact. Psoriasis, especially
when unaddressed, can lead to a condition known
as psoriatic– Let me see.
Where’s my–it’s right here. Psoriatic arthritis, okay. Pretty much psoriasis
and arthritis form. A serious condition
that causes inflammation of joints and affects 30% of all psoriasis patients. Alright. Psoriatic arthritis. Its joint pain, stiffness and swelling. These are the main symptoms
of psoriatic arthritis and they can affect
any part of your body including your fingertips,
we talked about the nails, your fingertips and your spine and it can range
from relatively mild to severe. Like psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis flares
then it may alleviate with periods of remission
only to have it returned again. So, there’s flare-ups. The ebbs and flows
of the flare-ups, right? Unfortunately, no cure
for psoriatic arthritis exists so those with it will focus
on controlling symptoms and preventing damage to the joints
by reducing chronic inflammation. So, we want to reduce
chronic inflammation. Without treatment though,
psoriatic arthritis can be disabling. In fact, 40% of people with
psoriatic arthritis reported their disease to be a large problem in everyday life. When we talked about depression because it’s so visible
and very uncomfortable. Do any of you guys have it? Let me know what you’re doing
to function every single day. Some remedies that you found, alright. I’d love to hear your experience
and chime in anytime, alright? Let’s jump back to psoriasis
and talk a little bit about the most common symptoms associated
with the most common form of psoriasis. What is the most common form
of psoriasis? If you guess plaque psoriasis,
you are correct. Plaque psoriasis caused by
dry, raised, red skin lesions, the most common form or plaques
that are covered with a silvery scale. And, the plaques might be itchy
or painful and there may be few or there may be many. Psoriasis is most often found,
we talked about this earlier, on the elbows, the legs,
the scalp, lower back, face, palms, soles of the feet, however,
it can also occur in another location such as the fingernails or toenails the genitals,
the flaps of your skin, right? Underneath the breast
and underneath your butt and even inside your mouth. Psoriasis signs and symptoms
are different for everyone. It comes out in different in anyone. Common signs and symptoms
include red patches of skin, covered with thick silvery scales,
small scaling spots are just most common seen in children. Dry cracked skin that may bleed,
itching or burning or soreness, a thickened, pitted or ridged nail. We talked about psoriasis in the nails. Swollen and stiff joints. Psoriasis patches can range
from a few spots or dandruff-like scaling
to major eruptions, right? That cover large areas of the body
and typically go through cycles. Flaring for a few weeks or a few months
then subsiding for a little bit of time and then it goes into complete remission. It can. It’s also worth noting
that people with untreated psoriasis also have an increased risk of diabetes,
increased risk of high blood pressure and obesity, leaky gut syndrome,
Crohn’s disease and metabolic syndrome. Even though we know that psoriasis
is an autoimmune disease, doctors are still unsure about what
exactly causes psoriasis to occur but there are many contributing factors
that lead to psoriasis and many contributing factors
that lead to psoriasis include an overactive immune system,
a poor diet, abnormal small intestine; permeability,
a condition we call leaky gut syndrome; difficulty digesting protein;
stress, stress is a huge indicator; hormonal changes,
genetics and a vitamin D deficiency. Fortunately, there are several
natural treatment options for psoriasis. Good. And, these include several
delicious all-natural organic foods and great natural topical oil treatments. I’m going to show you
in just a minute. But, first, let’s talk about some foods. Someone asks about diet. What diet?
What can I eat? Diet, let’s talk about some foods
that you’re going to want to eliminate. First, we’re going to talk about stuff
that we want to eliminate to get that inflammation down. So, we’re going to eliminate these foods
to get that inflammation down. Oh, I wanted to say that
I live with psoriasis and I try to manage it
as much as I can. There was a period of my life
where it was just so bad that I actually–and it was on my scalp. It was on here
and then behind my neck. It was so bad
that I actually dyed my hair blonde. Because, when it starts to flake,
you can really see it and my hair so black and I was really, really
self-conscious of it. So, what I did was I just went blonde
because I heard blondes have more fun and I can hide my scalp flaking. So, I did that and I just tried to learn
how to manage my psoriasis through diet and through stress relieving exercises
and meditations, all of that stuff. So, as long as my stresses is even keel,
I’m better but I still get those flare-ups and it’s hard to live with it
because your scalp and your different patches
of your body is like on fire. But, as one of the best indicators
that I need to slow down. So, I retreat into the mountains. That’s why I went into the mountains. Alright, enough about me. Alright, we’re talking about
what we are going to eliminate, the foods that we want to eliminate. Remember, psoriasis
is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation
but it is also caused by or it is also caused or made worse
because of inflammation. Chronic inflammation really creates
a vicious cycle in the body. That’s why I’m so passionate
about helping people break that cycle because I know what it feels like
and I know what it takes, alright. Alright, remember the equation
of absolute health which is less inflammation in,
more inflammation out, so you add those two together,
equals a healthier you. Alright. Now, I want to pinpoint that there
are certain foods and beverages that contribute to psoriasis flare-ups
in a major, major way. Since psoriasis effects
each person differently, the degree that each one of these foods
will affect you differently as well. You might be able to tolerate a little bit
or your body might be so sensitive that you need to eliminate it
entirely from your diet. So, who can name some foods
that contribute to psoriasis? Earlier someone said don’t drink–
or somebody said don’t drink– I think someone said don’t drink,
maybe I’m just throwing you a bone. Alright, dairy.
Najia says dairy. Don’t have dairy. Okay, any other ones that you think
that contribute to psoriasis that you need to eliminate
from your diet? There are six in particular. Najia says sugar.
Dairy and sugar. Alright.
Anyone else before I start? Foods that contribute to the inflammation
and psoriasis flare-ups and you might want to consider
eliminating them all together. Number one is alcohol. Alcohol opens the blood vessels
in the skin. When your blood vessels
are dilated, white blood cells including the T cells that are responsible for contributing
to psoriasis, they’re sneaky and they sneak into the outer
layers of your skin more easily which is the absolute opposite
of what you want to happen, right? If you are really sensitive
to the inflammatory effects of alcohol, even the occasional drink
on a Saturday night, might cause psoriasis symptoms to worsen
so just say no. Like Nancy Raegan,
just say no. Processed foods! Amanda, you win. Processed foods are the second. They are loaded with
artificial preservatives, additives, salt, sugar,
trans fats, empty calories, all of which contribute to inflammation. It contributes to obesity,
it contributes to high blood pressure, diabetes and a whole host of other
health issues including psoriasis. Red meat. Sherry, good job.
Sherry says red meat. Red meat is what we’re going to
cover next. Red meat contains polyunsaturated fat
called arachidonic acid. I’m going to spell it for you.
Somebody type it in for me. A-R-A-C-H-I-D-O-N-I-C. Ara–I can’t say it today. My dyslexia is playing. Alright, so we spelled it for you–
acid. This type of fat can worsen
psoriasis symptoms because it can easily be converted
into inflammatory compounds, alright. So, red meat, try to take that out
if you have psoriasis flare-ups or if you know that psoriasis plays
a big part of your life. Dairy is the next one.
Sherry, you’re absolutely right again. Dairy, you got to take it out. Dairy, like red meat, dairy products
also contain the natural inflammatory– There you go, thanks,
Smarter Nutrition. Cow’s milk is one
of the biggest contributors because it contains the protein
casein which is linked to– you guessed it, inflammation. Casein is linked to inflammation. Egg yolks too are also
high in this acid so consider cutting those
out from your diet. Alright, nightshade vegetables
is the very next one. Nightshade vegetables. Some people find that eating
nightshade vegetables in this nightshade family
including peppers and white potatoes, eggplants and tomatoes
cause psoriasis to flare up. That, for me, for sure. Anytime I have tomato ketchup,
even the organic kind, a bite of spaghetti sauce, whatever,
if it’s tomato-related, my body goes on fire. So, I know for me,
the nightshade family is a big no-no and corn does it for me too. These nightshade vegetables
contain solanine, a chemical compound
that has been shown to trigger inflammation
and joint pain in the body. Well, that’s another thing, I immediately feel,
not just my scalp go on fire and start burning and itching
but my joints start aching as well. Alright, gluten. Did anyone guess gluten? Gluten just causes tons of problems
related to inflammation. It is nearly indigestible
which leads to leaky gut and this causes inflammation
throughout the body and is a major contributor
to psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Yeah, Carol and I are the same.
We can’t eat tomatoes. Alright. So, those are what
you want to avoid, right? Natural treatments,
that’s our next topic. Here are some of the best
all-natural ways to help combat psoriasis, prevent painful flare-ups and reduce your
overall level of chronic inflammation. Ready?
Number one, reduce your stress levels. Can somebody be my helper
and just write “reduce stress levels?” I really appreciate that. Reduce your stress levels. For me, that is my number one thing. If I am getting a flare-up,
I know that I need to just take a pause and start calming down
and being present. I have too much on my plate,
then, I’m okay. I need to just take a pause,
go outside and walk or score or do some yoga or breathe, right? Stress is also known to play
one of the biggest roles in psoriasis. Thank you so much, Tom. I appreciate you typing that in. Stress, big, big role in psoriasis. It’s just why we need
to manage our stress better and stress reduction is
essential to naturally healing and preventing psoriasis. We want to prevent.
Thanks, Bruce. Exercising, deep breathing, going outside for a walk,
using essential oils, spending time on a hobby
that sparks your joy, things that you enjoy
that is what you need to help reduce your stress levels. Alright, the next one is
to apply a natural base topical oil. Salve, a balm,
apply your natural based topical remedy. There are three natural remedies. Nature-based topical remedies
that have shown positive effects for treating psoriasis. And, the first one is Oregon grape. Ten percent cream. The second one avocado
and vitamin B12 cream and the third one is aloe,
aloe cream. I like to make my own all-natural topical
for treating and preventing psoriasis and it’s actually such a great
overall moisturizer too. You don’t have to just use it
on some flare-up areas. You can actually use it
on all of your little rough spots, okay. And, I use it almost every single day
and here’s what you need. So, I’m going to move
some of this stuff and then get to cooking,
get to makin’. Alright, in a glass jar–
I have my cute little glass jar here, you’re going to mix 1/4 cup
of avocado oil with 4 tablespoons of coconut oil. And, don’t worry,
if you want to make this at home, we’re going to post it after the show. We’re going to post this recipe
after the show so you can be able to see it, alright. Okay, in a glass jar,
you’re going to mix 1/4 cup of avocado oil
right over here. Can you see that, what it looks like? Four tablespoons of coconut oil. And, I already–here’s the coconut oil
at room temperature. It is white, okay, and solid. I heated it up and it becomes liquid
and almost clear. So, this is what it looks like. And, you’re going to take 15 drops
of your favorite essential oil and I love tea tree oil
because it smells– it smells medicinal
but not in a horrible, horrible way. So, I’m going to put
all of this together, okay. It’s 1/4 cup of avocado oil, 4 tablespoons of coconut oil and 15 drops of my tea tree oil. One, two, three, four, five,
six, seven, eight, nine, ten…fifteen. That was a fast pour. Good thing I can count fast. Alright, then we’re going to stir it. So, if it’s not liquid
at room temperature, you can definitely heat it up in a pan. You can heat it up in a cast-iron skillet,
put about a couple inches of water and then put this jar
right in the middle and just bring it
to a melting point, alright? And then, you can store it. Smell so good, you can store it
in this perfect little Mason jar and then you’re all set. And, when it sets,
it will be solid. So, you can just take it
and put it on to the different areas. I have it behind my ear and down around
my scalp area and my hairline but right now,
I don’t have anything. So, my stress tech techniques
are working. Alright, next, the diet part. Next is the diet part. How are we doing? We’re doing good?
Alright. We’re going to talk about the diet. We’re going to eat an anti-inflammatory
psoriasis prevention diet. Following an anti-inflammatory
psoriasis prevention diets a mouthful, it’s crucial. It is really crucial in this process. Just like reducing your stresses,
your diet is really, really important too. Especially if you have
even suspect that you have a leaky gut, then partially digested protein and fat is seeping through your intestinal lining
making its way to your bloodstream and then causing massive
amounts of inflammation, auto immune responses
and allergic responses in the body. Alright. Left unaddressed
and in addition to psoriasis, the resulting chronic inflammation
can cause– it can cause other health issues
including– remember we talked about depression
is one of the biggest issues people living with psoriasis. Okay, so, it can cause depression,
can cause anxiety, migraine, headaches, chronic fatigue,
fibromyalgia, diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome. The more you consume
healing anti-inflammatory foods, that’s the key here,
anti-inflammatory foods, the more improvement
that you’re going to see on your overall health of your skin
from the inside-out, right? The two really, really go
hand-in-hand. So, this is very, very important. Okay, fortunately–phew. Fortunately,
my anti-inflammatory diet plan checks all of the boxes
for protecting you from the damaging effects
of inflammation and contains healthy amounts of foods
that are known to fight inflammation and psoriasis flare-ups. High five. Including a healthy balance
of the omega-3 fatty acids from food sources
like wild-caught fatty fish like salmon, one of my favorites;
mackerel and tuna. Antioxidants and fiber-rich foods
including organic dark leafy greens like spinach;
espinaca, I like saying that. It just sounds and feels festive. Espinaca, kale and Swiss chard,
Brussels sprouts, those are a hit these days, right? Very trendy. Brussels sprouts, organic berries
and melon and citrus fruits. Oh, look at this bountiful bowl
of blueberries. One of my favorites probiotics. Now, there is a very strong connection
between gut health, immune health and skin health, right? Gut health, immune health
and skin health from inside-out. And, make sure that you eat
your fermented veggies, your kimchi
and drink your kombuchas, yeah. Super, super yummy
and effervescent, it just wakes you up. It feels really good too
to drink that. Healthy fats including coconut oil–
this is melted coconut oil; olive oil; tons of avocados,
look at these avocados. An avocado a day– Alright, walnuts, almonds, cashews,
flax seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds. I’m a big seed fan. All great sources of calcium,
iron, zinc, potassium and magnesium and essential trace minerals
including selenium, manganese and copper. Alright. And, last, but certainly not least,
don’t forget herbs and spices. What are your favorite
herbs and spices? I’m growing cilantro. I’m so excited, it just sprouted and I can’t wait for my guinea pigs
to eat them too. They love them. Alright, often overlooked,
herbs and spices including oregano and rosemary, garlic, basil, ginger,
especially turmeric. Turmeric, they’re loaded
with antioxidants and proven inflammation
fighting powerhouses. In fact, oregano has 20 times
more antioxidant power than many other herbs
and four times more than blueberries. Oregano has four times
more antioxidant and inflammation-fighting power
than blueberries. Who knew? So, get yourself in
an oregano-eating habit, alright? Alright, so–and blueberries are one of
the richest sources of antioxidants known so if you know that, then you’re
going to start eating more Italian. Alright, curcumin. Curcumin,
someone write curcumin for me. I just love to see the word curcumin. The active ingredient in turmeric,
it’s curcumin. It’s known for its
potent health properties as it relates to psoriasis
and skin health, a 2012 scientific review
specifically notes curcumin’s ability to alter
TNF cytokine expression which are known to play an essential role in the start and continuation
of psoriatic lesions. Yeah, thank you, Heidi.
Thanks, Heidi. And, as you might expect with
a powerful inflammation like curcumin, yeah, it does just that. So, you need it. When it comes to curcumin,
you need to have the right formula. You can’t just buy any curcumin
off the shelf or just eat the curcumin in its raw form. It needs to be together
with the right formula to unleash its healing potential
and there’s only one brand that I use and that’s Smarter Curcumin
by Smarter Nutrition right here. Can you see that? Yeah, it’s the most active form
of curcumin available. Two hundred fifty times more potent
than regular curcumin. Thousands of studies show
that turmeric and curcumin have significant inflammation-fighting
benefits for joint health, for your heart health,
for your brain health, digestive, immune health, a healthy aging and the health of your beautiful skin
that covers your whole entire body. I can’t stress it enough. I highly, highly, highly recommend
Smarter Curcumin by Smarter Nutrition. Now, before I wrap up today’s show. I also want to make sure that you know
how to make an absolutely delicious, awesome tasting, good for you
psoriasis preventing smoothie. Alright, for supporting
against psoriasis flare-ups, loaded with powerful anti-inflammatory
fighting ingredients, this psoriasis suppressing
smoothie final answer, that’s what I’m going to call it and this recipe is healthiest delicious
and this is how you’re going to make it. I made some green tea. So, you want to have green tea. This is a matcha green tea. I just boiled hot water and put some Japanese ceremonial
matcha organic in here. One cup of green tea,
room temperature, okay. Or, you can have it chilled. You’re going to use
half of a medium avocado. So, here’s my avocado,
I’m going to cut it in half. Half of a medium avocado. You’re going to use one cup
of baby spinach, espinaca. Half a cup of fresh or frozen blueberries and I have fresh organic blueberries
from the farmers’ market today. Alright, you’re going to use
one tablespoon of chia seeds. I’ve got some chia seeds,
it’s already ground. I always grind my hemp, chia
and flax seeds because it’s more bioavailable
and your body will be able to utilize it much more efficiently. And, we’re also going to put
a half teaspoon of turmeric. Look how beautiful. Let me show you this beautiful
vibrant color of the turmeric. How gorgeous that color is. It’s gorgeous color. Alright, a half teaspoon of ginger. Okay, I’m going to use
a half teaspoon of ginger. And then, we’re going to use
1/4 of a teaspoon of cinnamon. Here’s some cinnamon sticks. It smells so good. Cinnamon,
so I got your cinnamon right there. And then, we’re going to use
a half tablespoon of raw local honey. And, I have some honey right here. Raw local honey. You’re going to blend it. You can use ice or not and then you’re going
to just sip and enjoy. So, you guessed it,
I have my trusty, trusty NutriBullet. So, I am going to put this over here. So, I’m going to just start
putting everything in here. And, while you guys are watching me,
should we do this to song? I should have this with a song. Alright, I’m going to tell you
all the ingredients again. So, we have one cup of green tea. I’ll just use all of it,
ceremonial matcha green tea. Half of a medium avocado. We got knife. I’m back.
Okay, cutting an avocado. I kind of want to make
tableside guac just a little bit. Right. Okay, there is guac. We have some spinach, one cup of baby spinach. That’s one cup. One cup of baby spinach,
half a cup of fresh or frozen blueberries. I’ll use two handfuls,
that’s about one cup. We are going to use napkins,
so I don’t have to wash my hands. Okay, chia seeds.
One tablespoon of chia seeds. One tablespoon
of ground chia seeds. Half a teaspoon of turmeric. Turmeric is very nostalgic for me and mom used to make it
with chicken, curry chicken. So, every time I smell,
I’m like, “Home.” Okay, then we have ginger,
half teaspoon of ginger. Just going to use a little thumb. Break off a little thumb. See, ginger. Ginger, cinnamon,
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon. That’s about 12 shakes. Twelve shakes. And, half teaspoon of honey. Honey. Alright. How are we doing? We are good? That does look good, huh? I use a fresh turmeric. You can use fresh turmeric. I just like to use the powder form. Actually, I go in between
using the powder or the fresh one. This recipe calls for powder
so I put powder. But, you can definitely do it. Okay, you can blend this with ice
if you’d like but I’m just going to put
the bottom of it on, flip it around and blend. It’s a little loud so be mindful. I think we’re good. Alright, I’m going to pour it
right back into that cup. So, we can see how delicious it looks. Okay, this is going to prevent
flare-ups. Kids are going to love this.
Just kidding. My kids are like,
“Why is it that color green? Hmm.” That’s really good.
It tastes healthy. But, kids are always like,
“But, is it healthy, Mom? Cause if it’s healthy,
I don’t think I’m going to like it.” Tell your kids it’s not healthy,
they’re going to eat it up. Alright. Oh, Samantha, I’m sorry to hear. Samantha says she suffers
from psoriasis. But, Samantha, this whole entire show is going to help with the discomfort
of living with psoriasis and I understand how
frustrating that can be. So, make your smoothie,
eliminate the foods that I talked about. Make the smoothie,
it’s really good. Alright, we’re going
to wrap this puppy up. “To your health,” Richard. We’re going to wrap this up. Thank you so much for joining us. So, 125 million people worldwide are dealing with the effects of psoriasis, the autoimmune inflammatory
skin disease that causes the body to increase production of skin cells
and for many, can eventually lead to
the painful condition known as psoriasis. Symptoms of psoriasis
are a bit different for everyone and in conclude with patches of your skin
covered with thick silvery scales; small scaling spots,
which is most commonly seen in children; dry cracked skin that may bleed, itching or burning or soreness;
thickened, pitted or ridged nails, we talked about psoriasis in the nails;
swollen and stiff joints, I get that. And, like most autoimmune condition,
psoriasis is often accompanied by chronic inflammation
throughout the body. Other factors contributing
to this condition, all these include an
overactive immune system, poor diet,
abnormal small intestine; permeability and that condition
we call leaky gut syndrome; difficulty digesting protein,
emotional stress, depression, hormonal changes and genetics. While there is no known cure
for psoriasis, I shared a number of tips
and stuff that you can take to reduce and prevent
the symptoms of psoriasis including eliminating
certain foods that contribute
to inflammation from your diet. This includes alcohol,
processed foods and dairy and red meat and gluten,
reduce your stress, use an all-natural topical lotion
that contains aloe or avocado oil. I showed you how to make my favorite coconut avocado moisturizing
skin cream, okay? And, follow my anti-inflammatory diet plan
right here. You can download it
in the comments below. I also showed you this awesome
psoriasis-suppressing smoothie recipe that’s so vibrant green. You got to do something good
for your body, trust me it works. And, don’t forget to take your Curcumin. Yeah, I gave you lots of good
natural tips to do it yourself at home. Thank you so much for joining me
for part two of my three-part series on inflammation and skin health. Make sure that you join me
right here tomorrow for part three where I’m going to show you
the information that you need to know to treat and prevent eczema
effectively. Eczema.
You’re welcome, Cesar. Thank you. Thank you, Tom,
I really appreciate it. “Will that drink help with arthritis?” You know what? Everything in this drink
is anti-inflammatory. If you follow the stuff that I just said
in the wrap-up, yes, it will help to alleviate
a lot of that inflammation that causes uncomfortable flare-ups
and symptoms from arthritis and other autoimmune disorders
as well. So, yes.
Alright. And, remember, if you found this show
interesting like Carol, she’s one of my top shares. I really appreciate that. She just reaches out
and touches that blue button, that share button, share this with people that you know
or you don’t know. I know that there’s information
that people can grab and it will help live a better life,
a more pain-free existence, I know it. And, more fun,
you learn a lot along the way, right? Alright.
You are so welcome, Samantha. And, thank you, Najia,
for all of your interaction. I really, really, really appreciate
everybody who spends time on my shows and interacts and provides
such great feedback. I love all of the ideas
that you guys write in and asked me to talk about because
this show right here and the eczema, they all come from your
comments and your suggestions so I really appreciate it. Thank you, Lori.
I will give everybody a thumbs up. Whoever sent me all that love,
thank you so much. No, we’re not going to do
any more inflammation face. We’re going to do–
there it is. Hearts, hearts, hearts abound. Alright, have a wonderful day, you guys. I’ll see you very, very soon. Bye-bye.

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