Aloe Vera and Apple Cider Vinegar

** Originally posted by LoveCakes **

Hello, I am new and wanted to try aloe vera and apple cider vinegar for alternative treatment.

Any ideas or suggestions on best usage or application of these two things?

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** Originally posted by GitOverIt **

Hi lovecakes

where did you read about apple cider vinegar (ACV) what site was it?

I have used it on my scalp several times....we had one gal come on here last year and said she cleared her scalp p by using it as a solution on her scalp prior to shampooing her hair...I think it was like an hour ...I'll see if I can find her post...

I never tried it directly on the skin....have you?

aloe vera I've been using lately.....my problem is scalp P :rolleyes:

welcome to the alternative forum :p ...there are all kinds of threads you might find interesting........


found the site:

http://www.psoriasis.org/forum/showthread.php?t=11515&highlight=apple+cider +vinegar

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** Originally posted by Dulane **

You can buy aloe vera by the gallon and drink a cup or two a day. And you can use the plant topically or buy pure aloe gel at health food stores and some drug stores.

It is very healing and antiseptic, but it may not cure P by itself.

Apple cider vinegar is usually taken once or twice a day. About a tablespoon. Sometimes taken mixed with honey. Then followed by a BIG glass of water.

Some people use it to alkalize there system...but it supposedly causes calcium to be pulled from your bones to accomplish that task. Some folks I know take calcium citrate to make their systems more alkaline. That might make more sense.

I don't know how many folks here are using ACV, but you can check at Curezone...where they have an area devoted to this. I heard that people were having good luck with ACV on the UK Psoriasis forum, but I haven't heard any updates since then.

I think it is useful, but I'm not sure it will clear a full blown case. Great in salad dressing tho. :)

http://curezone.com/blogs/m.asp?f=179&i=14

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** Originally posted by LoveCakes **

Hi lovecakes

where did you read about apple cider vinegar (ACV) what site was it?

I have used it on my scalp several times....we had one gal come on here last year and said she cleared her scalp p by using it as a solution on her scalp prior to shampooing her hair...I think it was like an hour ...I'll see if I can find her post...

I never tried it directly on the skin....have you?

aloe vera I've been using lately.....my problem is scalp P :rolleyes:

welcome to the alternative forum :p ...there are all kinds of threads you might find interesting........


found the site:

http://www.psoriasis.org/forum/showthread.php?t=11515&highlight=apple+cider +vinegar

Hello, Sally:

I was reading this site but now I can't find exactly where. I will check again.
http://www.psoriasisconnect.com/living/living_with_psoriasis.jsp

I was reading your story on clearing up and it was truly inspirational.

I am going to check that book about Dr. Paganos and see if it works for me as well.

I don't worry too much about my scalp (wierd?). Its the parts of my body where I have it that concerns me.

And actually, I am a moderate case, not severe. But still, I want to keep it in control and not let it become too much.

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** Originally posted by LoveCakes **

Okay, Sally, it is actually on this site NPF that it talks about Apple Cider Vinegar and Aloe Vera:

http://www.psoriasis.org/treatment/psoriasis/alternative/topicals.php?PHPSE SSID=0bb78238a6d94e08e992

Aloe
Aloe is a member of the lily family and is a common houseplant. Although there are approximately 500 species of aloe, the best known is aloe vera. Aloe vera looks like a cactus but has soft leaves. The fluid contained in the leaves has been used for centuries for such skin problems as burns and minor wounds to advance wound healing. Today, aloe gel is used frequently as an ingredient in cosmetics, creams, ointments and suntan lotions.
A controlled, double-blind study published in 1996 in Tropical Medicine and International Health found that aloe vera was very effective in the treatment of psoriasis. By the end of the 16-week study, the cream with aloe vera extract caused a significant clearing of psoriasis in 25 of 30 patients, compared to 2 out of 30 with the placebo.

Apple cider vinegar
Many ancient cultures used different types of vinegar (derived from dates, grapes, figs, etc.) for medicinal purposes. Apple cider vinegar has been used throughout the years as a disinfectant or soothing agent. It is often used today to soothe sunburned skin.
The Psoriasis Foundation hears from people who apply apple cider vinegar to their skin as a treatment for psoriasis. People add it to the bath, mix it with a moisturizer, soak fingernails and toenails in it, and apply it directly to the skin with cotton balls or pads.

Apple cider vinegar can be purchased at the grocery store. The acid content of store-bought apple cider vinegar is around 5 percent.

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** Originally posted by GitOverIt **

Hi Lovecakes.....again :D
you might want to check this site out....it's the natural ACV that is supposed to be better than supermarket variety

http://www.bragg.com/FAQ/faq_applecider.html

I always use this one I just think it has been less processed...

Pagano's diet is great as well as the book....I didn't mention in the thread on "clearing" because I didn't realize it was important but I had gone to my doctor in June and was given a blood allergy test...it came back with 12 trigger foods....I immediately went off the foods for 2-3 months as doctor recommended.... I then still was careful with the foods but decided since i was already on a restricted diet to really go on Pagano's diet and stick with it....so in hindsite I think the combo of trigger food elimination plus Pagano's diet (minus the trigger foods) that is what helped clear me!....I was also taking dead sea salt soaks in our hot tub but I had done that for the whole year...it kept the scaling down but not the redness....If you are interested in the allergy blood test here are two sites....

http://www.alcat.com/ this is recommended by dietician Deirdre...who posts on here sometimes.......she also has a book out on how she cleared with diet only! maybe someone will post her site...
this is the one I had from my doctor that sent it to this lab....I'm not sure of prices!

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** Originally posted by LoveCakes **

Well, that's wonderful! I have an appointment coming up with my Derm, so I will mention to her about the blood test to test for allergens.

Thank you so much.

I am also going out today to the stores and am going to be looking for Mr. Paganos book.

I wonder why doctors won't suggest diet as an alternative. Eventhough they say that they haven't been scientifically proven, just by some people telling them that it has help them clear off the psoriasis, they should at least look into the matter.

Oh, well. I am going to see if I can get the teas you mentioned, plus the book.

Oh, as far as diet, I don't eat very much sugar. I am on the South Beach Diet for a long time now and my diet is

Whole Wheat bread and pasta
Brown Rice
1% Milk
fruits except for apples (I am allergic)
Beef one or twice a week
Chicken
Fish occasionally
Salads

What do you think of this stuff I am eating. Does some it fit into the Pagano's diet?

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** Originally posted by GitOverIt **

well some people are bothered by or sensitive to some of the most common foods....my test came back sensitive to milk, chicken, 4 veggies, soy etc. wheat is a problem for some...sugar is my enemy :D so wait and see about your foods.....I doubt your derm will know too much about food sensitivities!
you might look for a D.O. (osteopath) or naturopath...in your area!

http://www.osteopathic.org/index.cfm?PageID=findado_main


http://www.healthy.net/asp/Associations/aanp.asp

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** Originally posted by LoveCakes **

Thank you, Sally!

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