Most doctors will tell you that there’s no cure for psoriasis, and they’re partly right. However, the question is not ‘ is there a cure for psoriasis?’ Since we know that psoriasis is an immune related issue ( T-cells, just like many other health issues ), the question is…what must I do to correct my immune system issues…and if I do…will it cure my psoriasis? And the answer to that folks, is YES. In addition, if your looking for an instant cure for psoriasis, there’s no such thing… but long term (1 to 2 years) definitely. Please read all of this post to follow the chronological order of things.
First, it’s important to understand certain things about the immune system and T-cells. Now, not wanting to give you a complex explanation as Wikipedia does (you can read it for yourself), I’ll keep it as simple as I know how. The immune system is designed to protect the body against infections by bacteria, viruses and other parasites. It is really a collection of responses that the body makes to infection. So it is sometimes called the ‘immune response’. There are two main parts of the immune system.
The inbuilt protection we have from birth.
The immune protection we acquire from being exposed to certain diseases
The inbuilt immune protection is called ‘innate immunity’. These immune mechanisms are always ready and prepared to defend the body from infection. They can act immediately (or very quickly). This inbuilt protection comes from…
The skin outside the body and other lining tissues inside forming a barrier.
Mucus lining of the gut and lungs which traps invading bacteria.
Hairs which move the mucus and trapped bacteria out of the lungs.
Stomach acid which kills bacteria that have been swallowed.
Helpful bacteria growing in the bowel which prevent other bacteria from taking over.
Urine flow which flushes bacteria out of the bladder and urethra
White blood cells called ‘neutrophils’ which can find and kill bacteria and other infectious agents.
Then there’s the acquired immunity.This is immune protection the body learns from being exposed to diseases. The body learns to recognize each different kind of bacteria and virus it meets for the first time. The next time that bug tries to invade the body, the immune system is ready for it and better able to fight it off. This is why you usually only get some infectious diseases once, for example, measles or chicken pox.
B cells and T cells
The white blood cells involved in the acquired immune response are called ‘lymphocytes’. There are two main types of lymphocytes – B cells and T cells. B and T lymphocytes are made in the bone marrow, like the other blood cells. They have to fully mature before they can help in the immune response. B cells mature in the bone marrow. But the immature T cells travel through the blood stream to the thymus gland where they become fully developed.
Once they are fully mature, the B and T cells travel to the spleen and lymph nodes ready to fight infection. What does all this have to do with a cure for psoriasis? Because researches are saying it’s a T-cell imbalance of some kind… T cells gone wrong… so let’s keep reading.
Let’s look at what B cells do. B cells react against invading bacteria or viruses by making proteins called antibodies. The antibody made, is different for each different bug. The antibody locks onto the surface of the invading bacteria or virus. The invader is then marked with the antibody so that the body knows it is dangerous and it can be killed off.
The B cells are part of the memory of the immune system. The next time the same bug tries to invade, the B cells that make the right antibody are ready for it. They are able to make their antibody more quickly than the first time the bug invaded.
What are antibodies?
Antibodies are proteins made by the B cells. They have two ends. One end sticks to proteins on the outside of white blood cells. The other end sticks to and helps to kill the germ or damaged cell. The end of the antibody that sticks to the white blood cell is always the same. So it is called the constant end. The end of the antibody that recognizes germs and damaged cells varies depending on the cell it is designed to recognize. So it is called the variable end. Each B cell makes antibodies with a different variable end from other B cells.
What do T cells do? There are different kinds of T cells called, helper T cells and killer T cells.
The helper T cells stimulate the B cells to make antibodies, and help killer cells develop. Killer T cells kill the body’s own cells that have been invaded by the viruses or bacteria. This prevents the bug from reproducing in the cell and then infecting other cells.
You Need To Understand Antioxidants… To Prevent Disease Pure and Simple
We are bombarded by Free Radicals everyday. Poor eating habits, stress, and environmental conditions increase the amount of free radicals attacking your body on a cellular level and cause your cells to oxidize. Oxidized cells have been linked to premature aging of your skin, some forms of cancer and many other cellular malfunctions, such as T-cells gone wrong.
Antioxidants is a classification of several organic substances, including vitamins C and E, vitamin A (which is converted from beta-carotene), selenium (a mineral), and a group known as the carotenoids. Carotenoids, of which beta-carotene is the most popular, are a pigment that adds color to many fruits and vegetables — without them, carrots wouldn’t be orange, for example. Together as antioxidants, these substances are thought to be effective in helping to prevent cancer, heart disease, and stroke.
At the molecular and cellular levels, antioxidants serve to deactivate certain particles called free radicals. In humans, free radicals usually come in the form of O2, the oxygen molecule. The oxygen molecule wants to be oxidized (remember that stuff from your chemistry class?), and this oxidation process can sometimes be carcinogenic. Free radicals are the natural by-products of many processes within and among cells. They are also created by exposure to various environmental factors, tobacco smoke and radiation, for instance.
If allowed to go their merry way, these free radicals can cause damage to cell walls, certain cell structures, and genetic material within the cells. In the worst case scenario and over a long time period, such damage can become irreversible and lead to disease (e.g., cancer). This is where antioxidants come into play. Based on this can you guess what role antioxidants play in the maintenance of health?
I can go on, and on and on… but I think you get the point! You can research more on antioxidants and free radicals online. But the bottom line is this… if you ever hope to cure your psoriasis you have to change, and we all no change is hard as it requires much discipline. Change what? You must go back to nature!
You will have to change your diet totally. Make sure it has massive amounts of fruits and vegetables. It’s not enough to say eat massive amounts of fruits and vegetables, as they must be free of bacteria and parasites. That means properly washed, unbruised, at all times. Supplement through juicing as many times a day you can. If you can’t, supplement with a multi-carotene in gel form (high doses of vitamin A). This is the key to a cure for psoriasis.
I would suggest that you stick to the diet and supplements for now… as for most this will do the trick towards a cure for psoriasis.