You happened. You control your food, emotions and thoughts and therefore you control your cure.
Foods in your psoriasis healing regime need to be alkaline, as opposed to acidic. This principle is at the core of The Gerson Therapy, a natural treatment that activates the body’s extraordinary ability to heal itself through an organic, plant-based diet, raw juices, coffee enemas and natural supplements. Gerson’s leading philosophy is that disease cannot exist in a body that is in an alkaline state.
A person’s blood should always be slightly alkaline, with a pH of 7.3 to 7.5 in chemical reaction, to maintain optimum health and immunity. In basic terms, battery acid has a pH of 1 and at the other end of the spectrum, sodium hydroxide has a pH of 14, with 7.3 somewhere on the alkaline side of centre. A psoratic’s daily diet should consist of 80% alkaline-forming foods and 20% acid-forming foods. Although the alkaline principle is strongly supported by Dr John Pagano DC and Dr. Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS, they advocate foods that do not irritate the gut or trigger auto immune response and suggest we also avoid un-sprouted grains, red meat, pasteurised dairy, sugar and all processed foods and foods from the nightshade family.
Emotions and feelings initiate a thought; our judgement then decides whether to materialise that thought. If the thought is approved by the judgement, the imagination is put into motion by visualising that thought as already being achieved. The will then holds that visualisation until it manifests as a reality in your life. These are the words of Thomas Troward, who wrote seven books on the topic of the power of thought and who describes this process as the train of causation. This is important to psoratics in that they can help the healing process by fixing their thoughts and beliefs on the idea that their skin is already healed. The judgement component of the train of causation is one part of the mental machinery that some psoratics need to really explore, for example does your judgement really want your psoriasis to be cured, and do you feel that you deserve to be cured and do not need those extra layers of protection?
We have the power within ourselves to decide on the emotions that we choose in response to the events around us. Two of the most damaging and also toxic human emotions are hate and fear.
Hate is accompanied by resentment and anger. These ugly emotions trigger acidic reactions in or body and most likely cause damage to relationships and hurt to others, mostly to ourselves. We may even allow people to live rent-free in our head, something they may be totally unaware of or unaffected by. Adopt a different viewpoint, practice compassion and forgiveness.
Fear is an irrational emotion of hatred – an intense form of dislike and is often aggravated by not knowing or having control of that which we fear. Fear is damaging and can be overcome with learning to understand, building contingencies and capabilities, remaining calm and avoiding situations that place us in danger or fear.
The condition of the skin affects the emotions, and the emotions affect the skin. There is an interaction between the two that cannot be denied and helping one often helps the other. When a psoratic learns to control emotions, the skin usually improves.
Thoughts have an overwhelming influence on how psoriasis affects you, and indeed whether you are affected by psoriasis. Holisitc healing recognises that we are a unity of spirit, mind and body and that these need to be balanced for our health and well-being. Plato commented in Phaedrus almost 2400 year ago, “For this is the great error of our day in the treatment of the human body, that the physicians separate the soul from the body”. Thoughts emanate and are shaped by our spirit, and whilst both of these are intangible, the effects that a negative and pessimistic outlook have on our psoriasis can be very visible. I have noticed obvious patterns of psoriasis outbreaks between 48 and 72 hours after I have allowed destructive negative emotions to take control. Are your thoughts constructive or destructive? The nature of your thoughts builds the world around you. The philosopher James Allen, in his work As a Man Thinketh said “As he thinks, so he is; as he continues to think, so he remains.” When we realise the power of our thoughts, both conscious and subconscious, we begin a path of constructive, conscious thinking.
Correct thinking and guarding your thoughts from negative outside influences plays a vital role in healing your psoriasis. Positive affirmations are tools that we can use as constant reminders that direct our thinking in the right direction.
From my personal experience, it is far easier to lose self-discipline with a food regime than it is to lose self-discipline with your emotions and thought processes. Once you achieve a state where you no longer allow toxic emotions like fear or hate to affect you, they quite easily diminish from your thought processes. It is important to understand that mental toxins in the form of anger, hatred, resentment and fear can turn the body acidic as surely as acid forming foods do.