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DNA Methylation Epigenetics

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DNA Methylation Epigenetics

Are our genes making us fat? Do we inherit chronic skin conditions & hair loss? DNA Methylation Epigenetics Our DNA contains instructions for building all parts of our body. So, although genetic polymorphisms predispose us to developing a certain health condition, epigenetics or how our environment impacts our genes plays a larger role in the development of a chronic condition such as eczema. 1) 2)

  • The DNA in our bodies is wrapped around proteins called histones.
  • Both the DNA and histones are covered with chemical tags. This second layer or structure is called the Epigenome.
  • The epigenome shapes the physical structure of the genome. It tightly wraps inactive genes making them unreadable. It relaxes active genes making them easily accessible.
  • Different sets of genes are active in differential types.
  • The DNA code remains fixed for life but the epigenome is flexible.
  • Epigenetic tags react to signals from the outside world such as diet and stress. The epigenome dynamically responds to the environment. Stress, diet, behavior, toxins, and other factors regulate gene expression.
  • The epigenome adjusts specific genes in our genomic landscape that responds to our rapidly changing environment.
DNA methylation epigenetics

DNA methylation epigenetics

Our body is a system, an ecosystem where everything is connected. When that system is out of balance, diseases arises.

Nutrigenomics teaches us how to prevent, treat and reverse almost every chronic illness. Chronic disease include diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, allergies, asthma, IBS, reflux, migraines, acne, low sex drive, fatigue and more.

Disease goes away as a side effect of getting healthy. When we treat the cause or causes with proper understanding of these processes that led to the disease, then we’re going to change. We won’t accept that simply living with certain conditions is acceptable.

Immune Modulation and Chronic Inflammation

Chronic inflammatory disorders such as eczema, acne and psoriasis – skin conditions – are characterised by a hyper responsive immune system.  10 key epigenetic factors must be addressed to regulate and better coordinate our immune response.

1.  Blood Sugar instability  Blood sugar imbalances cause immune dysfunction and malcoordination.  Stable blood sugar is critical for a healthy immune response.

2.  Low Vitamin D Levels Individuals with low vitamin D3 levels (below 40 ng/ml) are at significant risk for developing chronic inflammation and allergy-like conditions 3)

3.   Gut Dysbiosis  Unhealthy microbial imbalance in the gut microbiome leads to leaky gut syndrome and chronic inflammation 4) so we’ve got to address gut issues in order to get well.

4.   Mitochondrial Dysfunction  The mitochondria are the energy producing organelles in each cell of the body.  They are extremely key in the bodies ability to handle oxidative stress.  Dysfunction in the mitochondria leads to increased free radical and oxidative stress which creates immune alterations. Low Glutathione Levels. Glutathione is the major antioxidant within every cell of the body.  It’s critical for white blood cell (WBC) function as the WBCs encounter tremendous amounts of free radical and oxidative stress every second of the day. Low glutathione leads to chronic inflammation and often to auto-immunity 5).

6.  Methylation. Methylation is a key process that protects DNA, turns on and off genetic traits and helps to detoxify environmental chemicals.  Many of us individuals have certain genetic polymorphisms that limit their ability to appropriately methylate. Methylation plays a very important role in T cell function and poor methylation status is associated with the development of autoimmunity. Psoriasis is a T cell mediated inflammatory skin disease. 6)  Poor Omega 6:3 ratio  – the average person has significantly more omega 6 fats than omega 3 fats.  The increased omega 6 stimulate the release of pro-inflammatory mediating prostaglandin molecules.  This is a key factor in the development of chronic inflammation and skin related disorders 7).



7.  Environmental Toxins:  Exposure to high levels of infectious microbes, environmental chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, beauty, hygiene and other personal care products, heavy metals and biotoxins e.g. mold. These wear down our body’s glutathione levels, alter the gut microflora and increase inflammatory activity in the body (7, 8, 9).

8.  High Stress High mental and emotional stress increases stress hormone production. This changes our posture and the way we breathe, which in turn induces inflammatory activity within the body. Poor posture, breathing and musculoskeletal aches and pain that result can simulate chronic mental and emotional stressors 10)

9.  Lack of Sleep Poor quality sleep promotes immune dysfunction and increased inflammation throughout the body. Good sleeping habits and optimal melatonin secretion reduce inflammation and promote improved tissue healing 11).

10.  EMF Exposure  Electromagnetic frequency exposure has been shown to alter the function of the immune system. Also, its been shown to increase one’s susceptability to developing an auto-immune condition 12)

Health Benefits Cacao

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Health Benefits Cacao Cacao is the dried partly fermented fatty seed of a South American evergreen tree (Theobroma cacao of the family Sterculiaceae) used in making cocoa, chocolate and cocoa butter—called also cacao bean, cocoa bean.
is a measure of the antioxidant activity of foods.
ORAC – HDL – LDL Cholesterol 
ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. The biological relevance of this metric is questionable. Because it’s done in a test tube it may not have the same effect in OUR bodyHDL stands for High Density Lipids. LDL stands for Low Density Lipids
In a study of 470 elderly men, cocoa was found to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death by a whopping 50% over a 15 year period. Another study revealed that eating chocolate 2 or more times per week lowered the risk of having calcified plaque in the arteries by 32%. Eating chocolate less frequently had no effect.
Yet another study showed that chocolate 5+ times per week lowered the risk of cardiovascular disease by 57%

Health Benefits Cacao

These studies are observational studies. Provided is a biological mechanism – lower blood pressure and oxidized LDL. So it is plausible that regular consumption of dark chocolate can in fact reduce the risk of heart disease.
Observational studies show a drastic reduction in heart disease risk for the people who consume the most chocolate
In a controlled trial, cocoa powder was found to significantly decrease oxidized LDL cholesterol in men.
It also increased HDL and lowered total LDL in men with elevated cholesterol
Oxidised LDL means that the LDL (“bad” cholesterol) has reacted with free radicals
It makes perfect sense that cocoa lowers oxidized LDL.
It contains an abundance of powerful antioxidants. These make it into the bloodstream and protect lipoproteins against oxidative damage.

Cacao Health Benefits Cacao and The Body Youth Code

The flavanols in dark chocolate can stimulate the endothelium, the lining of arteries, to produce Nitric Oxide (NO). This gas sends signals to the arteries to relax. This lowers resistance to blood flow and reduces blood pressure.
Many controlled trials showing that cocoa and dark chocolate can improve blood flow and lower blood pressure. The effects are usually mild. However, one study in people with elevated blood pressure hows no effect, so may be not actually medicinal.


Our skin is an important barrier from external stressors such as environmental toxins and sun-induced DNA damageStudies show that the flavanols from cocoa can improve blood flow to the skin and protect it against sun-induced damage.      [tweetthis]Studies show flavanols from cocoa improve blood flow & prevent sun-induced skin damage[/tweetthis]

Chocolate Benefits

Chocolate Benefits

Chocolate Health Benefits – Nutrition for Healthy Skin

Bioactive compounds in dark chocolate can account for our youthful skin complexion. At Susannah Makram Clinics we’re interested in bringing out the best in our body – and our skin is the largest organ! Flavonols can protect against sun-induced damage. They improve blood flow to skin, increasing skin density and skin hydration. Minimal erythemal dose (MED) – this is the minimum amount of UVB rays required to cause redness in the skin, 24 hours after exposure. In one study of 30 people, the MED more than doubled after consuming dark chocolate high in flavanols for 12 weeks

Chocolate Health Benefits – Consider This COCOA

Cocoa may also significantly improve cognitive function in elderly people with mental impairment. It also improves verbal fluency and several risk factors for disease.

Cocoa also contains stimulant substances like caffeine and theobromine. These might be a key reason cocoa can improve brain function in the short term

Nutrition is a science and your body is as unique as your DNA

Fat Burning

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Genetic testing

Do you have the fat gene? Researchers discovered the fat gene so now we understand fat burning better. Taking a sample of your DNA is a simple procedure.

Why weight loss matters

Obesity accounts for higher risk of disease and illness. It’s a worldwide epidemic. Surgery can help if you choose the right surgery. Also, follow your Naturopathic portfolio for weight loss that targets stubborn belly fat.

Belly fat is a more dangerous fat

Belly fat is a more dangerous fat

Belly fat is a more dangerous fat 

Regardless of your overall weight, having a large amount of belly fat increases your risk of: See references: (1)  &  (2) 

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Sleep apnea
  • Premature death from any cause
  • High blood pressure

Obesity rates are rising rapidly in the UK and could lead to 90% of men and 80% of women being overweight or obese by the year 2050. Currently, 16 million days are lost per year due to obesity-related issues.

Serious about fat loss or healthy weight loss? Think you’ll live in the gym? Read on…

Age and genetics may contribute to gaining belly fat

Obesity is the result of a complex pathophysiological pathway involving many factors that control adipose tissue metabolism and deposits of stubborn belly fat. Cytokines, free fatty acids and insulin all play a part and genetic defects are likely to have a significant effect on the fine balance of this process.
Nam H, Ferguson BS, Stephens JM, et al; Impact of obesity on IL-12 family gene expression in insulin responsive tissues. Biochim Biophys Acta.2013 Jan;1832(1):11-9

Do you have the fat gene? Researchers discovered the fat gene so now we understand fat burning better. Taking a sample of your DNA is a simple procedure. If you’re serious about fat loss or healthy weight loss you don’t do all the work with no reward.
Think it’s about living in a gym? Read on…

WHO BENEFITS from DNA testing for healthy weight loss?

  • 20+years male or female with stubborn belly fat – failed attempts at dieting previously – MUST BE an otherwise healthy individual (pass initial screening at the Clinical Nutritional consultation)
  • 35+ years male or female with sudden unexplained weight gain or stubborn belly fat – other ageing factors must be considered and treated separately by thorough history taking, physical examination and (special) investigations (blood work) 

DNA weight loss test

The DNA Test panel is based on genetic differences in nutrient metabolism and body fat regulation or stubborn belly fat. The results can help form building blocks for signs of ageing or unexplained stubborn fat or weight gain.

Obesity is the result of a complex pathophysiological pathway involving many factors that control adipose tissue metabolism and deposits of stubborn belly fat. Cytokines, free fatty acids and insulin all play a part and genetic defects are likely to have a significant effect on the fine balance of this process.
Nam H, Ferguson BS, Stephens JM, et al; Impact of obesity on IL-12 family gene expression in insulin responsive tissues. Biochim Biophys Acta.2013 Jan;1832(1):11-9

stubborn belly fat

stubborn belly fat

KRS2 is one gene that has recently been identified as being implicated in obesity and metabolic rate. DNA sequencing in over 2,000 obese individuals identified multiple mutations of the KRS2 gene, and mutation carriers exhibited severe insulin resistance and a reduced metabolic rate. It may be that modulation of KSR2-mediated effects may have the potential to have therapeutic implications for obesity.
Pearce LR, Atanassova N, Banton MC, et al; KSR2 mutations are associated with obesity, insulin resistance, and impaired cellular fuel oxidation. Cell. 2013 Nov 7;155(4):765-77.


Fat burning

Your Naturopathic Portfolio for weight loss targets stubborn belly fat by fat burning. It converts the complex; the science into one simple and healthy solution that is life changing. For healthy fat burning & effective weight loss:

Eat. Drink. Take. Make. In The Four Phases is:
Safe –  For the right candidate
Clinical – Proven to work for real life subjects
Practical – Works around only your lifestyle. sample menus, what to keep at home and what to eat when out and about or travelling or doing what YOU do on a day-to-day basis (subject to change).
Effective – Impossible not to follow. Just ask Julius.

Weight Loss Pictures

Weight Loss Pictures


 Julius achieved this while with HSBC Private Bank, as Global Head of the Wealth Client. He did it. You can too when you book your consultation with Susannah here

* In adults the diagnosis of obesity is most commonly made using levels. BMI is calculated as weight in kilograms (kg) divided by height in metres squared (m2). Ideal BMI is 18.5 to 24.9 kg/m2.The following classification is advised by NICE:

  • A BMI of 25-29.9 kg/m2 is overweight.
  • A BMI of 30-34.9 kg/m2 is obese (Grade I).
  • A BMI of 35-39.9 kg/m2 is obese (Grade II).
  • A BMI of ≥40 kg/m2 is obese (Grade III) or morbidly obese, meaning that weight is a real and imminent threat to health.

10 signs of SIBO

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10 signs SIBO & difference between IBS and SIBO. The FODMAP diet and why it’s not for everybody. Most digestive problems like IBS are formed by lifestyle; our nutrition & our daily stress. Digestive complaints — constipation, diarrhoea, heartburn and bloating are very common.

The IBS diet

Most digestive problems like IBS and SIBO are formed by lifestyle; our nutrition and our daily stress. Digestive complaints — constipation, diarrhoea, heartburn and bloating are very common. SIBO can leave us feeling tired all the time. SIBO or IBS? (read on)…

We shouldn’t have to live with them though.


SIBO is Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth. It’s often confused with IBS (Irritable Bowl Syndrome).
Dysbiosis is a microbial imbalance on or inside the body. 10 Signs of SIBO — read on…

FODMAP, GAPS paleolithic diet, pegan diet, sirtfoods, sugar free. What’s our take on these?

London Nutrition expert Susannah at The Bulgari Hotel, Knightsbridge and The Chelsea Private Clinic uses a functional approach. This can help identify between SIBO and IBS.

Digestive issues affect gut healthLondon naturopath and osteopath Susannah looks at total body wellness. Her gut health assessment links dysfunction to skin issues, stubborn belly fat, tiredness, low immunity, musculoskeletal pain, etc…
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SIBO test

SIBO test

10 signs of SIBO

1. Gas 2. Bloating 3. Diarrhoea 4. Abdominal pain or abdominal cramping 5. Constipation (much less common than diarrhoea) 6. Diagnosis of IBS or IBD irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease
7. Food intolerances such as
and more
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8. Chronic illnesses such as: fibromyalgia : chronic fatigue syndrome : diabetes : neuromuscular disorders
autoimmune disorders
9.  Nutrient deficiencies and their associated symptoms: Vitamin B12, A, D, E, iron, other B vitamins, fat, protein and carbohydrate malabsorption.
Carbohydrate intolerance-symptoms se.g. bloating or pain or gas or fatigue after eating.
Fat malabsorption.
10. Joint pain

SIBO test

SIBO Breath Test This is the gold standard. However, it’s quite cumbersome. Individuals must fast for 12 hours, breathe into a small balloon, ingest a precise amount of sugar and repeat breath samples every 15 minutes for 3 or more hours. Abnormal breath tests also can signify pancreatic insufficiency and celiac disease.

Organix Dysbiosis Test or Urine Organic Acid Test This functional medicine lab test the urine for by-products of yeast or bacteria in the small intestine. If your small intestine is housing a yeast or bacterial overgrowth, byproducts will appear in your urine, indicating their presence. This test is much easier for patients and only requires one single urine specimen. This is the test I use most often in my clinic.

Comprehensive Stool Test This is also a functional medicine lab test looking at the flora of the large intestines.

History By listening to our patient’s history and symptoms oftentimes, this can reveal far more than any test. The question is, can we make a diagnosis of SIBO in order to effectively treat it?

SIBO diet

The goals of treatment for SIBO and IBS are In The Four Phases.

PHASE 1) correct underlying cause PHASE 2) provide the 2 PHASE plan: nutrition support to target the cause 3) Nutritional support to treat side-effects of malabsorption 4) treat bacterial overgrowth

The standard treatment for SIBO is an antibiotic called Xifaxan or Rifaximin. You may be prescribed this by a prescribing physician as part of our clinic team. Because Xifaxan isn’t well absorbed throughout the body, it mostly stays in the gut. So, it’s effective against SIBO. The antibiotic – probiotic combination is carefully considered @ Susannah Makram Clinics. The right amount of probiotic is incorporated into your FOUR PHASE treatment.

Nutrient supplementation is only effective to target your primary health concern when administered in this supervised manner.



Sibo Treatment

So now you know the 10 signs of SIBO. Generally, it’s advised to adopt a long-term diet low in carbohydrates. Specifically, refined carbohydrates. HOWEVER, Candida overgrowth is more common in those susceptible to SIBO. So we may set ourselves up for more issues with low carbohydrate diets thus.

EAT DRINK TAKE MAKE for SIBO and IBS. What it is. Personalised nutrition in the 4) phases. What it’s not: a generic FODMAP Diet or the GAPS Diet – in fact it’s not a diet at all! Functional Nutrition with Susannah is designed to be effective by its practical nature that fits into your lifestyle as well as the specially designed methodical approach it takes to heal your gut.

DNA Nucleotides

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DNA Nucleotides

Nucleotides are nutritional building blocks. They’re involved in all cellular activity and metabolic processes. Nucleotides are also building blocks of DNA and RNA.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN EXACTLY? We can examine their function regarding accelerated signs of ageing and weight loss.

Nucleotide Nutrition

Our bodies must create new cells to continue living. Cell division is an important part of this process. With the help of nucleotides and RNA a typical cell divides, ‘unzipping’ the DNA and creating two new cells. For example, in an adult human, millions of cells divide every second just to maintain the body!

DNA nucleotides

DNA nucleotides

DNA Nucleotides –  the best supplements

Why take nucleotide supplements when we have dietary nucleotides?

[tweetthis]How well are nutrients surviving your digestion? [/tweetthis]Interrelations between constituents in foods are significant. This significance is dependent on:
1) The balance between constituents within the food. i.e. Nutrients can affect each other’s absorption.
2) How well these constituents survive digestion.
How well are nutrients surviving your digestion? [tweetthis]How well are nutrients surviving your digestion? [/tweetthis]
3) The extent to which these constituents in our food appear biologically active at the cellular level. i.e. the effect of a
large intake of a particular nutrient may vary depending on whether it’s taken in concentrated form or as part of a whole

Read more about this operational food synergy in this study from the 2009 American Society of Nutrition.

As humans we’re adapted to getting our nutrients from whole foods. Most nutrients needs enzymes, synergistic co-factors and organic mineral-activators to be absorbed properly.     [tweetthis]Most nutrient absorption relies on enzymes, synergistic co-factors, mineral-activators[/tweetthis]   While these are naturally present in foods, they are often not included in synthetic vitamins with isolated nutrients.

Being important for growth, nucleotides are also present in human breast milk. In healthy people, dietary nucleotides are probably not essential, however, under certain circumstances dietary nucleotides may help. This is because nucleotides optimise the function of the gastrointestinal and immune systems. In other words, supplementary nucleotides help the body produce cells rapidly as required during times of stress and when it is challenged by infection or disease. At these times the body’s requirement for nucleotides from dietary sources is much greater. Some of our diets can be nucleotide deficient.

However, although nucleotides can be found in some food sources,  soil-depletion, genetic-modification, and more have decreased the amount of nutrition in our foods.

mineral depletion

Dietary Nucleotides

Our modern diets often mean we don’t eat enough of the foods that are rich in nucleotides such as offal and tripe. Dietary sources of nucleotides are found to varying degrees in many foods – lamb, liver. Vegan nucleotides or vegetarian nucleotides can be fund in mushrooms (but not fruit and other vegetables). These are all are rich in nucleotides.

NOTE: There are a couple of contraindications for taking nucleotides as supplements. Because of its purine content, those of us who are genetically predisposed, have a history of, or suffer from gout are generally advised not to supplement nucleotides. Furthermore, the strong immune-enhancing effect prohibits the use of nucleotides for sufferers of auto-immune diseases and users of immune-repressive medications.

Nucleotides May Help IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS is a chronic disorder affecting an estimated 15 – 22% of western populations. Animal work shows that villi height and crypt depth in the intestine is increased as a result of dietary nucleotides Statistik beratung.
Dietary nucleotides may be semi-essential under conditions of ill-health, poor diet or stress See study.
Dietary nucleotide supplementation may improve some of the symptoms of IBS above baseline and placebo level – See Study.

Nucleotides and Immunity

When infected with the Flu millions of viruses invade our body. These need to be destroyed in order to regain normal health. It therefore becomes crucial that our bodies have the availability of sufficient nucleotides to rapidly and efficiently respond buch schreiben lassen. Nucleotides response by producing enough new white blood cells to overcome the infection. If the nucleotide supply is insufficient, the Flu viruses will proliferate unhindered ghostwriter österreich. This may lead to more severe symptoms and prolonged illness. Conversely, with enough nucleotides the infection can be quickly counteracted during its initial stages.

Nucleotides also help gut mucosal defence, which is also part of the immune system.

Nucleotides aren’t yet considered essential nutrients for humans. However, stress, physical exertion, illness, poor diet and the excessive use of antibiotics and alcohol increase our need for nucleotides ghostwriter. This is to aid timely and effective cell proliferation.  Many infant formulas now contain nucleotides because studies have shown that babies fed nucleotide-supplemented infant formula experience better growth and development. The infant also maintains a healthier immune system with increased levels of beneficial intestinal bacteria. This reduces gastrointestinal distress.

In adults, advantageous effects were found in markers of immune function: i.e. salivary immunoglobulin-A (sIgA), which is involved in the first defence against coughs and colds Google Agentur. Cells of the immune system, gastrointestinal cells and blood cells lack the potential to synthesise nucleotides themselves.

DNA Nucleotides: nucleotides do not stimulate innate or acquired immunity. Rather, they provide the resource for unhindered cell proliferation, gene expression and response to special environmental and physical challenges.

what is psoriasis

What is psoriasis

We’re going to answer what is psoriasis exactly here. Making this simple we’ll start by saying psoriasis is a skin condition. Kim Kardashian along with lots of other celebrities have raised awareness of it. So why’s it quite common in celebrities when not so many people seem to get it? If you want to know more about the different types you can keep reading here.

Psoriasis is a T cell mediated inflammatory skin disease. Abnormal cellular activity in the top five layers of the skin leads to psoriasis. These layers are the epidermis. Activity starts in the deepest layer of the epidermis.  In severe cases, psoriasis can result in an insufficient nutritional status which may even be promoted by nutrient-drug interactions. 1 of 4 controlled psoriasis studies showed a benefit of omega-3 fatty acids compared to placebo. Some psoriasis patients are gluten-sensitive and may benefit from a gluten free diet.

what is psoriasis

what is psoriasis

Keratinocytes are made in this deepest level. Keratinocytes are immature skin cells. They produce keratin, a tough protein that helps form hair, nails and skin. In normal cell growth, keratinocytes grow and move from the bottom layer to the skin’s surface and shed unnoticed. This process takes about a month.
In people with psoriasis, the keratinocytes multiply very rapidly. They travel from the basal layer to the surface in about 4 days. As the skin cannot shed these cells quickly enough, they build up. This leads to thick, dry patches or plaques. Silvery, flaky areas of dead skin build up on the surface of plaques. The skin layer underneath (dermis), which contains the nerves, blood and lymphatic vessels, becomes red and swollen.

psoriasis triggers

psoriasis triggers

If you have a food intolerance or allergies that are undiagnosed, an inflammatory response will occur. Every time you ingest this food it is a trigger.

Genes or genetics play a major role in the development of psoriasis. Researchers have discovered a variation in a group of genes. These are known as LCE and can protect against the condition. One of these genes codes for proteins. These proteins help maintain the skin’s barrier.

Psoriasis and Nutrition

The Need For Anti-inflammatory Personalised Nutrition: if you want to heal your skin you’ve got to heal your gut. If you don’t want the same skin issue to recur repeatedly and affect your life when you least expect it to, you’ve got to have a functional treatment plan in place from day ONE.
The chances that this genetic potential will eventually manifest as the disease is what we measure using nutrigenomics. Nutrigenomics may account for one of your FOUR PHASES. Disease or not depends on a complex interplay between the human genome and two key factors. These two are environmental and behavioral factors. If you think it all sounds too hard and complicated while you’re working all hours of the day – consider this. We want results. You want results. So we’ve got to KISS. (Keep It Seriously Simply!)

Personalised nutrition is guided by your medical history. We see skin conditions that haven’t been identified. So it’s important to have a clear knowledge of what is psoriasis. Unknown conditions where the person doesn’t know what is psoriasis are left untreated or unmanaged at We see it at consultations for naturopathy in Knightbridge or at our other consulting rooms. We use the naturopathic functional approach always to find the root cause. In The Four Phases works especially well for recurring skin conditions like psoriasis. We can answer your specific personal enquiries beforehand here.
One consideration is your history of medical drug use. The clinical manifestations of drug-associated or drug provoked psoriasis can range. The spectrum is from plaque-type psoriasis to severe erythroderma. Certain medications, such as lithium, prescribed for bipolar disorder, can trigger psoriasis. Also, high blood pressure medications such as beta blockers, antimalarial drugs and iodides can be triggers.

Psoriasis Triggers

What triggers psoriasis? Psoriasis typically starts or worsens because of a trigger. Other than undiagnosed or misdiagnosed food intolerances or allergies there are other triggers like drugs. Drug associated or drug provoked psoriasis can range from plaque-type psoriasis to severe erythroderma. Certain medications such as lithium, prescribed for bipolar disorder, can trigger psoriasis. Also, high blood pressure medications such as beta blockers, antimalarial drugs and iodides can be triggers. Other triggers of scalp psoriasis include infections, such as strep throat or skin infections. Injury to the skin, such as a cut or scrape, bug bite, or a severe sunburn. Stress, cold weather, smoking, heavy alcohol consumption.

Psoriasis and nutrition

Psoriasis and nutrition

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, scalp psoriasis often results in hair thinning and loss.

Will my child develop psoriasis?

If one parent has psoriasis, a child has about a 10% chance of having psoriasis. If both parents have psoriasis, a child has approximately a 50% chance of developing the disease. Psoriasis of the scalp affects about 50% of patients. In some cases, the psoriasis may cover the scalp with thick plaques. These plaques extend down from the hairline to the forehead. Psoriasis patches rarely affect the face in adulthood. In children, psoriasis is most likely to start in the scalp. It then spreads to other parts of the body.

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