** Originally posted by sulli21282 **
Has anyone tried taking fumaric acid supplements for the treatment of their psoriasis?
My grandfather subscribes to Dr. David G. Williams' Alternatives for the Health Conscious Individual, which what I believe is a phamplet that is mailed to him full of medical myths and alternative treatments.
Dr. Williams' has an article titled "Psoriasis Isn't A Skin Disease and the real cause is curable". He claims that P is actually a metabolic defect that shows up in every cell of your body. That the cells of P sufferers can't produce enough of a key compound called fumaric acid. Without fumaric acid, your cell 'factories' go a bit haywire. They start manufacturing chemicals that irritate your skin. Result, Psoriasis.
"This explains why summer sunlight often helps people with P. Sunlight helps your cells produce a little more fumaric acid. But the effect is too slight to give lasting relief."
"Fumaric acid supplements, combined with a few dietary changes, have given astonishing results in numerous clinical studies to date. In one such study, 4 out of 5 patients saw dramatic relief, with quite a few experiencing...'complete and long-lasting disappearance of lesions'. For as long as they kept up the regimen, they were effectively cured (Br J Dermatol 05; 152 (4):597-615) (Br J Dermatol 98;138 (3):456-460) (Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 85;129 (11):485-486)."
"Fumaric acid is very safe and the side effects are mild. You may experience a tingling or flushing sensation in your skin for a bit after you take it."
"Be sure to combine the supplements with...diet changes... That's what worked in the clinical studies. You could see results in as little as a week."
Dr. David G. Williams Alternatives for the Health-Conscious Individual
Mountain Home Publishing
PO Box 3262
Lancaster, PA 17604
I merely am providing all this information as a cite. This may very well be just a scheme to get money because all over this phamplet is information on how to buy Dr. Williams' books.
But my grandfather keeps throwing this information out at me and I wanted to come on here and see what others had to say about this.
Look forward to your responses.