3. DRINK FOR THE COLON - Notice how I didn’t say “Drink TO the colon”. That’s because alcohol aggravates the gut, and everyone knows that it makes psoriasis flare-up. To treat your colon, forget about the sneaky shots of whiskey, the cocktails and the Irish coffees… at least for a few months. You need to go teetotal to completely cure your leaky gut psoriasis!
Not only that but soda and coffee are bad too, so no more fizzy drinks and coffee beans! The best way to keep your body hydrated is to drink water – clean, filtered, mineral water. You could even squeeze a lemon into it before eating to get those digestive juices sloshing around inside. Although lemon water is acidic, it becomes alkaline once inside the body, and is a natural astringent, helping to clean the colon.
4. STOP POPPING PILLS - Aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen and other anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) are bad for treating leaky gut psoriasis. Whilst they’re good for relieving your painful headaches, the way they work spells bad news for they gut. Such painkillers block an enzyme called cyclo-oxygenase, which the colon depends on to protect itself from the effects of its own corrosive acid! Thus, to help the gut heal its patchwork series of holes and gaps, try to find natural alternatives.
5. EXTRA SUPPLEMENTS - One of the best extras you can take for healing a case of leaky gut psoriasis is a high quality probiotic. In a compromised gut, there is normally an imbalance between evil, unfriendly bacteria (such as candida) and good bacteria (such as little intestinal flora). The bad bacteria feast on undigested food particles and then excrete waste and toxins into the colon, exacerbating a leaky gut and irritating skin conditions like psoriasis.
Other great supplements include the amino acid l-glutamine, which is found in abundance in the gut and promotes intestinal healing, as well as slippery elm bark and American yellow saffron, which are used in a herbal or made into a tea to heal the intestinal lining. Good phyto-nutrient formulas are also good as they improve mucosal linings in the gut wall!
If you gut stops leaking, many people believe your psoriasis will also dry up and disappear, but the only way to find out is to try it yourself. There are several ways to approach leaky gut psoriasis, but please do your research first, because you don’t want to upset the gut or your skin further.