Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Psoriasis

Inflammation, damaged liver function and bowel toxicity are present in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and psoriasis. With the presence of these malfunctioning bodily processes negative side effects occur. Psoriasis is the condition where skin cells produce rapidly and the body no longer has the ability to slough off excess cells. The result is dry, itchy, rashes that cause severe discomfort along the wrists, knees, elbows, ankles, buttocks and areas that have received prior injury. In 50% of the cases there is a family history of Psoriasis and most sufferers are Caucasian.

In individuals with psoriasis inflammation is caused from the production of compounds labeled leukotriense. The percentage of these compounds is much higher in individuals with psoriasis and they are produced from fat found in animal products called arachadonic acid. As with individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome the individual with Psoriasis should introduce anti-inflammatory foods high in omega 3, along with vitamin E, garlic, Quercitin, onions, cayenne pepper, turmeric and rosemary these added foods will help to reduce inflammation because they have anti-inflammatory properties. These foods will assist in reducing the pro inflammatory effect from the leukotriense.

Improper liver function worsens the symptoms of Psoriasis.  The consumption of alcohol puts a burden on the liver and individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome and psoriases already have poor liver function. Alcohol consumption absorbs toxins from the intestines and increases the level of toxins in the liver.

High levels of toxins in the bowel are another source of aggravation for individuals with Psoriasis. These toxins aid in rapid cell production. They also add to the inflammation that is already present in chronic fatigue and Psoriasis suffers. The toxins seep through the lining of the blood vessels in the gut and the body’s immune system must spend energy attacking the toxic invaders to remove them.

Attention to a proper diet will help in the treatment of psoriasis. Vegetables, fruits, beans, lentils and grains that are gluten free have added nutrients and vitamins that reduce inflammation and aid in healing tissue. Salmon, anchovies, sardines, trout, mackerel, and millet are encouraged for individuals with Psoriasis as well as chronic fatigue sufferers.

Choose white lean meat over red meat, as they contain the lowest percentages of arachadonic acid along with saturated fat.

The foods that should be avoided are dairy, foods high in saturated fats, white flour, sugar, and alcohol. These foods burden the intestines and liver function.

Ultra violet light therapy has been shown to successful in the treatment of psoriasis by limiting exposure to three minutes three timer per week.  Sun exposure is also very helpful in treating Psoriasis. Vitamin D is absorbed through the skin form natural sunlight. Too much sun is dangerous as the risk for sunburn increases, so limit the time spent in direct sunlight, but a little daily sunshine is healthy.

Stress causes the body’s functions to become altered. Stress reduction techniques should be followed, as they will help improve digestion. Eating a meal while relaxed will allow digestion to occur and the absorption of protein will be complete. Protein is important for cell energy and the removal of toxins on the cellular level. Several articles on chronic fatigue syndrome illustrate in detail specific actions to take to reduce symptoms.

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