Kombucha for Psoriasis
For the past 55 years, I have had psoriasis. You can only imagine the things people have told me and given to me to “cure” my psoriasis. I have received cases of creams, lotions, oils, pills, and foods. You name it and I have been given it.
Psoriasis is a complicated disease with no cure; so most of the time I just want people to go away. In the back of my mind I’m thinking, do you think you’re smarter than my doctor?
Understanding psoriasis symptoms
Whether you have psoriasis or not, kombucha is something you should consider trying. There are many fads out there nowadays and it can make all of us skeptical.
Since psoriasis is internal (even though it manifests on the skin) it makes sense to treat it internally. Good bacteria and antioxidants are ideal for a healthy gut and a healthy gut can most certainly help with psoriasis.
What is kombucha?
I was introduced to Kombucha a few months ago. It is a fermented tea, which has been around for centuries. In fact, some ancient Chinese manuscripts mention Kombucha as early as 250 BC. Back then, it was called the health and immortality remedy.
Kombucha helps remove excess water from your body and fights swelling. It reduces appetite and helps improve digestion. It can detoxify your body. You can buy kombucha in the store or you can make it yourself at home.
Kombucha is a natural probiotic that balances the gut microflora. It also reduces inflammation and boosts the immune system, this helps reduce the number of toxins in the body.
How can kombucha help with psoriasis?
So you’re asking, how does kombucha specifically help people with psoriasis? Well, it helps keep the gut healthy and this reduces the number of flare-ups.
It helps fight inflammation which lowers pain and can make quality of life better. It can boost your mood and reduce cravings for bad foods that can lead to flares.
A type of acid called acetic acid, found in vinegar is produced when prevent infections by killing the bacteria that cause them before they are absorbed by the body. In addition to fighting infection, it reduces cholesterol.
An alternative to medications
No, this tea is not a cure, but it has proven benefits. I have these really hard psoriasis patches on my legs that won’t go away; have been there since the beginning of time. One day I noticed they were disappearing. I still can’t believe it.
Why you may not believe the hype, the benefits were substantially proven enough for me to try. If you try it and don’t like it, it’s understandable. Just because it worked for me, doesn't mean it will work for you.
I have been searching for the right product for 55 years; never give up; but don’t knock it, before you try it.
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