Emotional stress plays a huge part in psoriasis, or any other ailment really!
Prior to this latest psoriasis flareup of mine, about 4 months ago, I went through a majorly depressing event in my life. Well without saying exactly what it was, you may or may not call it an event. Although when you go through a life disappointment that causes change, it usually is an event. Anyway, even though no one died or was close to dying, it was still a hurtful thing. I didn’t realize it at the time but this was causing me a lot of stress. In turn, the stress in my body was starting to wreak havoc on my skin. But there were other factors also; I started absent-mindedly eating junk, I was not motivated to exercise or really move much at all, and that was right before the holidays. I am pretty much a mess! So that was the spiral that is now my itchy, red and inflamed skin. And no one can tell me that emotions do not have anything to do with your physical condition because that would certainly be untrue.
I am still picking apart the works of Edgar Cayce and John Pagano in the book, Healing Psoriasis: The Natural Alternative. I am following the advice of these gentlemen, for the second time around (I was not totally committed the 1st time.) in order to heal my psoriasis. I urge you to check out this book.
John Pagano states that even though you cannot see or measure emotions, you can certainly witness their effects. He says “Dealing with negative emotions could start the chain reaction in psoriasis which leads to hyperacidity of the system over an extended period of time, which can contribute to an eventual breakdown in the intestinal walls.” This we know allows foreign invaders (food, bacteria, etc.) to enter our bloodstream.
Stress or negative emotion is a proven factor in causing acidity in your body that leads to the downhill spiral that eventually causes your body to become less able to withstand your day-to day lifestyle. I can honestly say that this has been my experience, but something that I am working to change at this very moment. Later on this month I will expound on some of the changes I am making to take control of my health. I would love to hear what some of you are doing to take control of yours. With Gods help, I am going to continue on this journey, reach the goal of healing myself from the inside out, all the while sustaining my inner strength and self-discipline.
Remember stress is the enemy. Take time to relax a spell! Check out the book that shows you how to heal your psoriasis!!