Millions who suffer from this puzzling, infuriating skin disease will welcome this exhaustive treatment of the subject. Your most important healing agent is knowledge--and here you find out what causes psoriasis, how it spreads, how it's aggravated by stress and lifestyle, and how it's improved by diet and exercise. Evaluations of the most popular medical and over-the-counter treatments cover oils, creams, shampoos, and soaps. Then come proven menus, recipes, and cooking methods, as well as vitamin and mineral supplements. Sections on mental remedies deal with meditation, visualization, and inner listening, while traditional and alternative methods include homeopathy, osteopathy, acupressure, and Ayurveda. 6 X 9 1/4.
What have we got, and what can we do about it?; What is psoriasis?; The skin -- an eliminative organ; Vital factors in skin health; Diary of a psoriatic: How I overcame psoriasis and learned to live with it; Taking control: Which treatment?; On the surface - reversing losses, promoting healthy growth; Internally -- nutrition for skin health; Within and without; Appendixes: Tables; Information exchange; Glossary; Notes and references; Bibliography; Index.