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Scalp Psoriasis Treatment


Psoriasis in any form can leave you feeling stressed, frustrated and oftentimes ashamed. Covering up psoriasis can be a challenge. Psoriasis is not the only skin flaking scalp condition. Three of the most common scalp conditions tend to cause flaking. These are psoriasis, eczema and seborrheic dermatitis.
It’s difficult in the City where we tend to wear darker shades of suit in when most publicly exposed. I see scalp psoriasis in naturopathy clinic in Knightsbridge typically with CEOs travelling. In Mayfair and Harley Street naturopathy clinics I’m seeing more males in the City struggling to keep scalp psoriasis at bay.

Scalp Psoriasis in The City

Scalp Psoriasis in The City

Psoriasis is a non-contagious, auto-immune condition. It is characterised by skin redness and irritation. Plaque psoriasis is the most common presentation.
Scalp psoriasis treatment needs to be managed using a complete care system. This is because scalp psoriasis affects about 50% of psoriasis sufferers. The thick plaques can extend down from the hairline to the forehead.

Scalp Psoriasis Treatment

Scalp Psoriasis Treatment

Scalp Psoriasis

Scalp psoriasis can be uncomfortable, if extremely itching. At Susannah Makram clinics we have found, more commonly, there to be a stigma and embarrassment surrounding flaking and skin scales. Changing hair styles regularly, to hide extreme dandruff, becomes a ways of life. Psoriasis tends to be a chronic problem, lasting many years, unless it is treated using a functional approach In The Four Phases.

Scalp Psoriasis Treatment

For employers:

Approximately 60% of psoriasis patients missed an average of 26 days of work a year due to their illness. This study demonstrated that income and employment were negatively impacted among patients with severe psoriasis. This was in comparison with mild psoriasis.

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Studies show 10-30% of people with psoriasis also develop psoriatic arthritis. Psoriasis is the most prevalent autoimmune disease in the U.S.

Do you think you might have it? Scalp psoriasis may not cause any symptoms at all so it’s easily missed. If it is itching, it is the most extreme. It often fluctuates in severity and extent.

The good news is psoriasis adapts to treatments quickly. There are a variety of internal and external paradoxical factors contributing to the clinical course of this disease. Like many skin conditions, therefore, it is not very well understood. So although psoriasis is commonly encountered, it is a challenge for conventional medicine alone.
A functional approach investigates this complex nature of the disease to find out WHAT is causing the symptoms – WHY do you have it NOW? What caused your psoriasis in the first place might not be what is causing the flare ups today.

Normally, T cells travel throughout the body to detect and fight off foreign substances. The foreign substances come from viruses or bacteria. If you have psoriasis, however, the T cells attack healthy skin cells by mistake. This is the same action happening to heal a wound or fight an infection. Autoimmune diseases generally respond well to an anti-inflammatory diet. Anti inflammatory diets work best once bad bacteria in the gut are killed off.

Read more about Scalp Psoriasis treatment and FAQs HERE.

Gut Bacteria and Weight Loss

Gut microbiota

1. Thin people and obese people tend to have different types of microbes living in their gut. SO WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?  Weight loss and specifically when obese people lose weight, their microbiota change accordingly.

There’s a strong positive relationship between healthy gut bacteria and weight loss

Obesity is highly heritable and it probably involves genes that pass from parent to child. Body weight is clearly impacted by diet. So the environment and personal habits also play a role.

Gut bacteria and weight loss: Several studies have also turned up evidence linking obesity to the microbiome:

Gut bacteria and weight loss

Gut bacteria and weight loss

2.  A diet high in fat, sugar, and simple carbs is bad for the “healthy” gut microbes that keep us thin. It also encourages the growth of “unhealthy” microbes that make us obese. Obese individuals harbor microbes that are better at extracting energy from food, as well as microbes that signal the body to store energy as fat.

3. The microbiome is changeable.

The relationship among genetics, the environment, and the microbiome as it relates to obesity is certainly complex. But while the genome is fixed and habits are hard to change, the microbiome is changeable. That is why PHASE ONE in the FOUR PHASES of weight loss examines the role of gut bacteria and weight loss for every individual. Find out more about the gut microbiome here.

Fast fact! Our gut is as unique as our DNA so no one nutritional plan, lifestyle or diet tips or advice can work as effectively for you as it will for somebody else. Let that sink in…..

4. Our body can be malnourished even though we’re eating enough. Malnutrition is not simply a matter of lacking calories and nutrients. Some people eat enough nutrients but cannot absorb them properly. So the body produces symptoms of malnourishment because of nutrient malabsorption. The role of microbes can be described when looking at identical twins: one twin undernourished and the other one not. The twins have the same genes, and they eat the same food—but they have different gut microbiota.

There’s no point building on a foundation that’s anything but solid.
This is why personalised nutrition IN THE FOUR PHASES  is key. Each phase is the building block to reinforce the next building block. Every small change made impacts hugely, within the right margins created at PHASE 1.

Taking ownership of our health means making choices about what we EAT DRINK TAKE MAKE. These choices we are making are feeding ‘good’ bacteria in our gut or they are feeding ‘bad’ bacteria in our gut that can than lead to SIBO, for example.

Oxalate Kidney Stones Diet

Kidney Stones Prevalence

Around 12% of men and 4% of women in the UK suffer from kidney stones. This number is rising. We find clinical research into links with oxalate foods to kidney stones and fibromylagia rising. With kidney stones on the rise, this is for good reason.


Saudi Arabia has one of the highest kidney stone rates in the world.

Oxalate Kidney Stones Diet

Saudi Arabia has one of the highest kidney stone rates in the world. Modern lifestyle is the biggest contributing factor. We’ll look at oxalates in food and their role in the Oxalate Kidney Stones Diet separately.


Saudi Arabia has one of the highest kidney stone rates in the world.

The exact cause of kidney stones cannot always be found. A poor diet and dehydration are major risk factors. In many cases, getting a kidney stone is a one time thing and does not occur again. Increasing fluid intake can cut the incidence of getting another stone in half.
VGH researchers recently tried to unravel role of gut bacteria in kidney stones.

Oxalate Kidney Stones Diet

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Oxalates – are vegans, vegetarians or green juice lovers at greater risk of kidney stones?

Oxalates and Oxalate foods

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The part of the plant – i.e. stem or leaf, bran or endosperm – genetic differences between plant cultivars, soil conditions, and time of year harvested can account for differences in oxalate amounts if (plant based) foods as noted by researchers.

Green juice said, cooking method can also make a big difference in foods with a high content of soluble oxalate (which might be the only type that is absorbed at a significant rate in most people). Boiling or steaming and discarding the water after cooking can reduce the amount of oxalate especially in the leaves of leafy greens.

Oxalate is generally not found in animal products. Many plant foods are moderate or high and in some cases, extremely high in oxalate content e.g. spinach, beets, beet greens, sweet potatoes, peanuts, rhubarb, swiss chard. Despite this, a study from the Harvard School of Public Health found that people following a plant-based eating pattern had a lower occurrence of kidney stones. So, other than keeping hydrated, drinking plenty of fluid, how else can we avoid oxalate toxicity found in oxalate kidney stones diet?

  • Boil high-oxalate leafy greens and discard the water.
  • Meet the RDA for calcium. Eat high-calcium foods or take calcium with meals; calcium citrate if you have a history of calcium-oxalate stones.

RDA Calcium – Men (19-70 yo) 1000mg Women (19-50 yo) 1000mg 51+ 1200mg

High Calcium foods

The main calcium contenders are milk, yogurt, and cheese, but dairy should not be the only dietary go-to to fill up on this nutrient.

Non Dairy Sources of Calcium suitable for vegan diets Leafy greens

Kale, seaweed, turnip greens, seafood such as:
sardines, small fish with bones, legumes such as white beans and fruit – died figs, also contain calcium and many foods
(breakfast cereals bachelorarbeit schreiben lassen kosten) and beverages such as rice milk, coconut milk, are fortified with the mineral.

Your body needs vitamin D to absorb calcium. For this reason, some calcium supplements contain vitamin D.

Vitamin K2

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  • Do not include large amounts of high-oxalate vegetables in your green smoothies.
  • Do not take large amounts of vitamin C. Oxalate is a waste material that needs to be excreted by the kidneys. Since most kidney stones affecting the general public are calcium oxalate, vitamin C degradation may be one of the main causes there hausarbeit schreiben lassen.  Problems recycling the oxidized form of vitamin C usually stem from some type of oxidative damage or chronic infection, both of which, are very common, of course.

Oxalate Kidney Stones Diet. Kidney Stones & Protein Intake

Are low carb dieters, Paleo or high protein diet followers at greater risk of kidney stones?

Do high protein diets have an adverse effect on kidney function?

Several studies suggest that kidney stones themselves are not caused by a high protein intake alone but by an underlying metabolic abnormality. Ketogenic diets, on the other hand, can contribute to kidney stones via other mechanisms.

There is some evidence that reducing protein in people that have pre-existing renal disease may have some benefit. Certainly, in the case of those with renal disease, reduced daily protein intake is guideline dependent on the stage of renal disease or failure bachelor arbeit schreiben lassen. Monitoring these levels with great care is typically managed in your personalised portfolio at Susannah Makram Clinics.

Excess protein intake increases excretion of substances that could potentially increase kidney stones, like calcium and uric acid. One study found that high protein diets are associated with increased uric acid and calcium output in the urine. In the study none of the subjects actually developed kidney stones hausarbeit schreiben lassen erfahrung. So in theory the subjects excreting substances that could contribute to kidney stone formation did not actually develop any kidney stones.

This good study from the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism in 2005 found no evidence that high protein diets increase glomerular pressure or hyperfiltration or contribute to kidney disease in any other way in healthy individuals.

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