Psoriasis is a damaging, chronic skin and autoimmune disease that speeds up growth of skin cells. The condition causes patches of thick red skin and scaling. It is known as one of the more prevalent autoimmune diseases in the United States– affecting app. 7.5 million Americans.
Studies now show that metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, obesity and other cardiovascular risk factors are more common among those affected with psoriasis than those who do not have the chronic condition.
Psoriasis– a higher risk for heart attacks, stroke, and heart disease?
Studies from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine were done to investigate a correlation of the severity of psoriasis and high blood pressure among patients affected with both condition.
There were 1, 322 patients in the study, who had both psoriasis and high blood pressure, plus 11, 977 controls who had high blood pressure but no psoriasis. Study results show that the more severe a person’s psoriasis is, the more likely they are to have uncontrolled high blood pressure.
Are there natural remedies for psoriasis?
Well, thankfully, yes. The Mucuna Pruierns plant is extremely effective in managing psoriasis– along with a host of other chronic skin/autoimmune conditions. Raw cacao and its incredible amounts of amazing antioxidants are what make cacao beans contribute to superior skin. The natural flavonoids found in raw cacao beans are a natural antioxidant and helps to protect collagen in the skin, slowing down the aging process. These same flavonoids are extremely beneficial to those suffering from psoriasis, rosacea, and a host of other chronic skin conditions.
At Medicinal Foods, we believe in the powerful natural healing elements of raw cacao. Our raw Cacao Elixir is delicious in smoothies, baked goods, sprinkled on oatmeal or yogurt…the opportunities are endless!