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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | October 1, 2000
Q. I read with great interest a comment on salsa improving psoriasis. My husband has suffered from this skin condition for 19 years and has tried dozens of prescription creams for it. The person who wrote was eating salsa every day. Was it on food or by itself? Any information will be appreciated. A. The person who first wrote about this remedy was not thinking about psoriasis when he started indulging in salsa on his food. As he graduated from mild to very spicy, he noticed that the cream he used for his skin lesions, Ultravate, worked much better than usual, and some spots cleared up without treatment.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon | November 1, 2007
I want to thank you for writing about turmeric. I had psoriasis on my feet and my hands so bad that I lost all my nails on my fingers. I went to doctor after doctor to heal my psoriasis, but nothing worked. When I saw the article, I thought I'd try it. I started to put turmeric on my food and in my coffee. Within two weeks, my psoriasis had started to heal. Within three weeks, it had cleared up. I have been free of psoriasis for six months now. Turmeric is a yellow spice that is an important ingredient in curry powder.
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By Dr.Neil Solomon and Dr.Neil Solomon,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | March 19, 1991
Dear Dr. Solomon: According to my doctor, one of the thing that causes my psoriasis to flare up is stress. I think that anyone who never gets stressed out these days isn't normal. I know you believe in prevention, but how is it possible to avoid stress? -- Mr. J.G., Severna Park.Dear Mr. G.: Advising someone to relax and not worry is a lot easier said than done. That doesn't mean, however, that there is nothing that can be done to reduce stress.It is generally agreed that exposure to stress affects psoriasis and other skin conditions.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,Sun reporter | June 2, 2007
It's probably the only time in history that a case of psoriasis was a contributing factor in a naval battle. As a Japanese armada of 80 ships -- including four carriers -- steamed toward Midway Island in early June 1942, Rear Adm. William F. "Bull" Halsey, Pacific commander, was forced to the sidelines because of a severe case of psoriasis that left him itching all over. He turned to Adm. Raymond Ames Spruance, who had no previous combat experience, to command one of two carrier task forces that successfully thwarted Japan's plans of invading Hawaii and destroying what remained of the U.S. fleet.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | April 23, 2000
Q. I would like to thank you and the gentleman who wrote to you about salsa relieving the symptoms of psoriasis. After years of salves, ointments and other topical medications (extremely expensive), I tried salsa, and the psoriasis is slowly disappearing. The only other therapy that helped me was PUVA light treatments, but I worried about skin cancer as a side effect. I've eaten salsa every other day since your article appeared, with surprisingly good results. I hope other people will benefit.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon | November 1, 2007
I want to thank you for writing about turmeric. I had psoriasis on my feet and my hands so bad that I lost all my nails on my fingers. I went to doctor after doctor to heal my psoriasis, but nothing worked. When I saw the article, I thought I'd try it. I started to put turmeric on my food and in my coffee. Within two weeks, my psoriasis had started to heal. Within three weeks, it had cleared up. I have been free of psoriasis for six months now. Turmeric is a yellow spice that is an important ingredient in curry powder.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun | October 8, 2000
Q. One of your readers described how eating hot salsa gave her relief from psoriasis. My solution is a little different, but equally unusual. I suffered from scalp psoriasis for years. This skin condition is hereditary in my family, and the scales covered my entire head. I got no relief from prescription medicine, so I tried every oil you can imagine: cooking oil, soybean oil and olive oil. The extra-virgin olive oil did the trick. In two months there was a noticeable difference, and within six months all my scales had disappeared, except for a tiny patch over each ear. What a relief!
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | November 30, 2003
My daughter's psoriasis was quite severe. She had a red rash and scaling on both arms from shoulders to wrists. When I read your column about turmeric helping psoriasis, she started taking this spice in gel capsules. The rash has cleared almost completely, responding better than to any prescription medicine or salve. Is there any information on long-term effects or tolerance to turmeric? It has made a significant difference in her skin condition and consequently her self-esteem. When a reader told us that taking a teaspoon of turmeric each day cleared up his psoriasis, we were intrigued.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | August 24, 2003
A few months ago, you wrote about turmeric being used for boils and also being studied for treating arthritis and cancer. This bit of information has changed my life. I've suffered with psoriasis on nearly half of my body for 25 years. I've seen many physicians and tried every medication and ultraviolet treatment. The cost has been enormous, matched only by the disappointment with the failures. When I read that turmeric might have anti-inflammatory action, I wondered if it might help me. I immediately bought some and sprinkled a rounded teaspoonful on my cereal.
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By Dr. Simeon Margolis | March 12, 1991
Q: I have had psoriasis on my legs and elbows for the past seven years. It is an ugly and embarrassingthing to have on your body. I have used prescribed cream, but the only thing that helps is the sun in the summer. What causes psoriasis? Would it help me to go to a tanning salon?A: Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease, common among Caucasians in this country and thought to be transmitted genetically. The disorder is caused by an excessive growth of cells in the outer skin layer (epidermis)
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | November 30, 2003
My daughter's psoriasis was quite severe. She had a red rash and scaling on both arms from shoulders to wrists. When I read your column about turmeric helping psoriasis, she started taking this spice in gel capsules. The rash has cleared almost completely, responding better than to any prescription medicine or salve. Is there any information on long-term effects or tolerance to turmeric? It has made a significant difference in her skin condition and consequently her self-esteem. When a reader told us that taking a teaspoon of turmeric each day cleared up his psoriasis, we were intrigued.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | November 9, 2003
Giving up coffee for better health was a real challenge for me. I can't tolerate decaf, so substituting was out. But stopping caffeine gave me migraines. Irritability and the threat of migraines gave me the perfect excuse to drink coffee (which is really what I wanted to do). Here's my solution: I quit drinking coffee and bought a bottle of caffeine tablets. I cut them into quarters, with each one equal to about a half-cup of coffee. Whenever I got a withdrawal twinge, I took a half-cup dose.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | August 24, 2003
A few months ago, you wrote about turmeric being used for boils and also being studied for treating arthritis and cancer. This bit of information has changed my life. I've suffered with psoriasis on nearly half of my body for 25 years. I've seen many physicians and tried every medication and ultraviolet treatment. The cost has been enormous, matched only by the disappointment with the failures. When I read that turmeric might have anti-inflammatory action, I wondered if it might help me. I immediately bought some and sprinkled a rounded teaspoonful on my cereal.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,KING FEATURES SYNDICATE | August 10, 2003
I have been suffering with an intractable combination of seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis. I've been using coal tar Tegrin and Cortaid cream with poor results. My face, ears and scalp have lots of itching, burning, scaling and redness. So when I read in your column that someone used cornstarch successfully for rosacea, I tried it. I wish I had taken pictures before and after. After four days, my skin is almost clear. I know these conditions tend to come and go, but this is the first "go" in a couple of years.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | March 10, 2002
Q. I have rosacea, a skin condition that gives me a red nose and cheeks. My dermatologist says it can only be treated by taking tetracycline, which upsets my stomach. After a few weeks on the antibiotic, the rosacea gets better. But when I stop the drug, the redness comes back. My neighbor told me he had heard that taking two full tablespoons of salsa daily would control rosacea. I started on salsa a month ago, just as the rosacea was returning. The salsa seems to have held the condition off, since my nose is not red or itching as usual.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun | December 9, 2001
Q. To combat psoriasis and eczema, I talked my husband into taking some flaxseed oil capsules in the hope of ridding him of a rash that he had had for more than a year. Medications from the doctor, including prednisone, had done no good at all. Within two weeks, the rash cleared, and as long as he continues to take the capsules, he remains rash-free. Is it true that flaxseed oil can also lower cholesterol? Are there any other benefits associated with this dietary supplement? And are there any risks we should know about?
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,KING FEATURES SYNDICATE | August 10, 2003
I have been suffering with an intractable combination of seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis. I've been using coal tar Tegrin and Cortaid cream with poor results. My face, ears and scalp have lots of itching, burning, scaling and redness. So when I read in your column that someone used cornstarch successfully for rosacea, I tried it. I wish I had taken pictures before and after. After four days, my skin is almost clear. I know these conditions tend to come and go, but this is the first "go" in a couple of years.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | November 9, 2003
Giving up coffee for better health was a real challenge for me. I can't tolerate decaf, so substituting was out. But stopping caffeine gave me migraines. Irritability and the threat of migraines gave me the perfect excuse to drink coffee (which is really what I wanted to do). Here's my solution: I quit drinking coffee and bought a bottle of caffeine tablets. I cut them into quarters, with each one equal to about a half-cup of coffee. Whenever I got a withdrawal twinge, I took a half-cup dose.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun | October 8, 2000
Q. One of your readers described how eating hot salsa gave her relief from psoriasis. My solution is a little different, but equally unusual. I suffered from scalp psoriasis for years. This skin condition is hereditary in my family, and the scales covered my entire head. I got no relief from prescription medicine, so I tried every oil you can imagine: cooking oil, soybean oil and olive oil. The extra-virgin olive oil did the trick. In two months there was a noticeable difference, and within six months all my scales had disappeared, except for a tiny patch over each ear. What a relief!
NEWS
By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | October 1, 2000
Q. I read with great interest a comment on salsa improving psoriasis. My husband has suffered from this skin condition for 19 years and has tried dozens of prescription creams for it. The person who wrote was eating salsa every day. Was it on food or by itself? Any information will be appreciated. A. The person who first wrote about this remedy was not thinking about psoriasis when he started indulging in salsa on his food. As he graduated from mild to very spicy, he noticed that the cream he used for his skin lesions, Ultravate, worked much better than usual, and some spots cleared up without treatment.
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