What are the Symptoms of Psoriasis?

Having psoriasis means your skin cells grow faster than normal.  The body naturally develops new skin cells every month to replace skin that sheds or flakes off. With psoriasis, new skin cells form within days rather than weeks. This rapid growth causes dead skin cells to accumulate on the skin’s surface, resulting in thick patches… Read more »

The Best Supplements for Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common skin condition that speeds up the life cycle of skin cells. It causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin. The extra skin cells form scales and red patches that are itchy and sometimes painful. Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease that often comes and goes. The… Read more »

Psoriasis During Cold Weather Months

The cold weather months can be a tough time for those suffering from psoriasis.  Cold, harsh, dry conditions create a perfect storm for flare-ups.  These are the most common factors leading to issues with psoriasis when the weather gets chilly: Dry Air – Psoriasis is particularly susceptible to dry air and can become inflamed and… Read more »

Psoriasis and Vitamins

For 8 million Americans, psoriasis is a chronic disease that must be endured daily. Psoriasis is a condition in which skin cells grow at an abnormally fast rate, often causing red and silver lesions on the skin which can be itchy, bumpy and painful.  Recent research has focused on vitamin supplementation and how a variety of… Read more »

Psoriasis and Sun – How Vitamin D Helps

According to the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), roughly 8 million Americans suffer from the painful, often embarrassing symptoms associated with Psoriasis.  Fortunately, there is some relief during the summer months, thanks in part to the vitamin D provided by sunlight.  Vitamin D reduces inflammation.  The NPF suggests that the combination of vitamin D and UV… Read more »

Psoriasis and Food – What to Eat and What to Avoid

If you suffer from psoriasis, you know that it is an autoimmune disease caused by inflammation.  According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, many individuals benefit from following an anti-inflammatory diet to help reduce their symptoms. There are certain foods that are known to increase inflammation and others that have anti-inflammatory properties.  If you have psoriasis,… Read more »

Psoriasis and Sunshine

According to the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), roughly 7.5 million Americans suffer from the painful, often embarrassing symptoms associated with psoriasis.  Fortunately, there is some relief during the summer months, thanks in part to the vitamin D provided by sunlight.  Vitamin D reduces inflammation.  The NPF suggests that the combination of vitamin D and UV… Read more »

Vitamin D in the Summer Months

You may think that just because it’s summer, you don’t need to worry about your vitamin D levels.  You’re wrong. Concerns over skin cancer, encouragement to avoid direct sunlight and increased use of sunscreen means we’re all at risk of vitamin D deficiency. Every cell in your body has a receptor for vitamin D, which makes… Read more »

Top Five Tips for Healthy Sun Exposure

The sun can be both good and bad. There’s no question that it can be a danger to your skin. The ultraviolet (UV) radiation emitted by the sun is a known carcinogen. But moderate sun exposure may have benefits for your health, including stronger bones, better sleep, improved mood, and a healthier immune system. When you continuously shield yourself from the… Read more »

Summer Sun Benefits Psoriasis Sufferers

According to the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), roughly 7.5 million Americans suffer from the painful, often embarrassing symptoms associated with Psoriasis. Fortunately, there is some relief during the summer months, thanks in part to the vitamin D provided by sunlight. Vitamin D reduces inflammation. The NPF suggests that the combination of vitamin D and UV… Read more »