Psoriasis and Macrobiotic Diet
Dear Ted, I have Psoriasis for over 6 years now (all over my legs/elbows). I started taking 1/2 tsp Baking Soda in 1/2 glass water for one week now with no visible improvements yet, from now on I will switch to the Baking Soda/lemon remedy hoping it will work at some point.
Ted, could you pls tell me if the Baking Soda remedy will cure my psoriasis at some point hopefully.
I read some posts where you thanked those who write more details, I thought to explain further. Anyways regarding my psoriasis, I wanted to share with you that I was almost cured, by following macrobiotics diet, not so strict; however it's philosophy in general. Unfortunately after I followed the diet for 2 months and all my psoriasis spots were smaller patches as if it's disappearing, however I was captured and jailed by the Qaddafi forces for some days and after that I was in the rebels camp where we eat whatever is available, and I started smoking as well, I guess it was the stress, and then my psoriasis started flaring again, this period is around 5 months of unhealthy food.
Then thanks God, the country was free from the Tyrant and his troops, so I returned to my house where I started weight training and tried the GOMAD diet, which is basically a gallon of Milk a day, and that's for high protein and calories in order to build muscles fast and put on mass quick, it worked, however the psoriasis went crazy and the spots multiplied by 3, the worst I've seen in 8 years, I had like 10 small patches on both legs and with so much milk consumption I have no like 40 spots different sizes, almost all of my legs are covered, terrible, so obviously it was a crazy thing to follow the GOMAD diet, now I know!!!
Now I am back with Macrobiotics as when I did it a year ago (I stopped smoking by the way), I eat Whole Wheat 150g boiled in the morning with 1 TBS of honey for flavor, otherwise it doesn't taste that good, also I have 2 meals of brown rice for lunch and dinner and that's with whole beans and veggies usually. Also on the days that I train (3 times per week) I have one can of Tuna and fresh organic eggs from my backyard hens. I also have oven cooked peanuts 200g everyday for protein and calories when I train.
This did work for me a while back as explained, I did follow it strictly, however sometimes I socially eat fast foods with friends, it took around 2-3 months to see very good progress last time, I don't know if psoriasis has anything to do with Candida, or maybe PH imbalance, or maybe something else, however from my experience I think it's definitely the PH and probably Candida, because 4 years ago I had a saliva PH test for fun and it was 6. 4, now I believe that's really acidic, however one could argue that it was done by a PH paper so it's not so accurate, and also I smoked back then which makes the mouth acidic anyways, however I believe in the PH theories and many other theories. My diet has no white pasta, no bread, no sugar, nothing processed and just natural whole food.
I know most of you would think if I already know the cure, why am I asking, well we keep learning in this life day by day, so I just wanted Ted to give us his input on psoriasis, also some encouragement now and then is good, and I wanted to know if Baking Soda makes the healing process quicker. Living with psoriasis is not a funny thing trust me.
Anyhow I hoped you could answer the following:
1. If I follow the diet mentioned above with Baking Soda and lemon remedy included, do you think this will cure psoriasis?
2. Can I take Whey protein supplements when weight training, or is it too acid forming or maybe bad for the kidneys?
3. Could you pls explain some more on Psoriasis and post a remedy on this site for others to follow as well?
4. I have been diagnosed with Varicocele and I am planning to have an operation, basically they would insert a catheter and obstruct the veins, should I go ahead and do it, or is there a cure for this as well?
5. What do you think of Macrobiotics?
Thanks really for the efforts put and hope all humanity will reach a point that they would be able or have the knowledge to cure themselves by themselves.
Peace from Libya.