Grow Youthful: How to Slow Your Aging and Enjoy Extraordinary Health
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Ailment: Psoriasis

Remedy: Lemon juice

Lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, sour whey, Swedish bitters and kombucha are all invaluable aids to improving digestion. Try each of them to find which works best for you.

Mix a teaspoon, or a few teaspoons of fresh lemon (or lime) juice in a glass of water, and drink it 20 minutes before a meal, or at any time. It helps with the digestion of food (good to take before a meal) and a wide range of digestive problems, and contributes to general health and longevity.

You can also use lemon juice and ACV on your skin. The acidity is beneficial, promoting acidic bacteria and inhibiting fungi. The acidity also inhibits demodex mites living in hair follicles and oil glands. Almost every adult has these mites, but in some people their population gets out of control, or their skin reacts to the mites.

Apply undiluted ACV or lemon juice directly on the skin for skin fungus, psoriasis and other skin conditions.

Comment posted by max of vic, vhc, seychelles on 22 December 2013 at 19:8       1641

do not use tomato sause, or anything to do with tomato. Or chili. Alchohol also bad

Comment posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 14 December 2013 at 19:6       1616

To Sam of Kolkata: the sour acidity of a lemon is required. This is why sweet oranges are not suitable.

Question posted by Sam of Kolkata, West Bengal, India on 14 December 2013 at 18:4       1615

When u say it the green sour lemon or the orange one which are sweet?

Comment posted by Louise of Sydney , Nsw, Australia on 24 September 2013 at 21:58       1414

Just spent one month in Bali drank lemon juice and soda maybe 10 or so a day my skin is the best it's been in 6 years , the sun and salt water help also but lemon juice was the one thing different to my last three trips over there ,I say give it a go

Comment posted by jason of Griffith , nsw, Australia on 22 September 2013 at 11:31       1410

Have just recently been suggested that i may have this condition. to make a long story short day 1and and i could feel an instant reaction with the lemon juice i will continue and see what happens thanks. jason

Comment posted by David of Perth, WA, Australia on 18 August 2013 at 12:57       1333

In reply to Una. Please read the details on lemon juice at the top of this page. Real, fresh foods are always healthier and more effective than processed foods. Bottled lemon juice from a supermarket has been treated with heat, sugar, preservatives, and maybe other chemicals. It is probably old and certainly not fresh.

Question posted by una of belfast, northern ireland, northern ireland on 18 August 2013 at 7:49       1331

Hi im 30 yes old and have had psoriasis for most of my life, just wondering does it have to be freshly squeezed lemon or can I use the bottled one?

Comment posted by Chrissie of Denbighshire, North Wales, UK on 19 May 2013 at 1:24       1163

I have had Psoriasis for 40 yrs and as I get older it get worse, lovely sunny oversea holidays are out I have horrible flare ups. But I read an article and dropped all RED FOODS toms peppers anything red, and I used lemon juice and I couldn't believe it. Plse try for about four months.

Comment posted by Ron of San Diego, CA, USA on 1 May 2013 at 7:58       1124

Hi Everyone, I have psoriasis and now it's almost gone. Three years ago I almost died from blood poisoning (long story). I put two and two together and realized I have a systemic fungal problem, caused by the overuse of corticosteroids and the massive amount of antibiotics they pumped into me to save my life. This is what I use to get rid of it:
Methylene Blue .1% two drops in a glass of water every morning.
One juiced lemon with a teaspoon of baking soda, mixed in a glass of water.
Probiotics, zinc. magnesium, calcium, vitamin C, folic acid, milk thistle, green superfood supplements.
This is what I have cut down on and avoid:
Less coffee, no booze or alcohol, no bread, and no sugar.
Eat: fresh fish, lots of fruits and vegatables, lean chicken....
Everyone is different because I theorize psoriasis isn't a disease itself, but only a symption and result of something else being wrong. I believe that is the reason everyone is different because everyone has different life experiences. Look this stuff up for yourselves. I've found that doctors don't look for or are ignorant about systemic fungal issues. Don't feed fungi with bread, sugar etc (above) and stay alkaline. An acidic system aids the bad bacteria we all have inside of us. And lastly, do your own research to help yourselves and don't trust everything you read. Good luck to you all!
V/R, Ron

Comment posted by Lily of Surrey, B.C., Canada on 21 April 2013 at 4:50       1105

The comments here are encouraging. I am 66 and have had somewhat bearable psoriasis for 30 years. Then suddenly last year it increased and has become much worse, more and bigger patches and horrible flaking. Almost 50% of my body is covered. At my daughter's insistence, I began to realize that this is a symptom of something wrong internally, like Don from California. I've done a huge amount of research on this condition and for the past month or so I've been taking a lot of products to aid digestion: probiotics, digestive enzymes, cayenne pepper, turmeric, apple cider vinegar, as well as omega-3, vitamin D, zinc, etc. ALSO, I am changing to a healthier diet and have been drinking lemon juice in water, but usually only first thing in the morning. I'll try drinking it throughout the day in addition to rubbing it on the patches. So far, I've found that apple cider vinegar on the skin stops the itching temporarily. Thanks for all the suggestions.

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