Some of you know that psoriasis has been my passion since medical residency in the early 80’s. My wife, Lorraine, and I began praying for a “healing cure” for psoriasis in 1985. Two years later my wife heard the words “bromide and nickel” in her spirit and knew that this was a piece to the healing puzzle. After much more prayer, research and development, an oral therapy composed of inorganic bromide compounds and inorganic nickel compounds emerged. This helped most people with psoriasis—even some very severe cases—but did not give most patients the full skin clearance that they were searching for. Now it appears that another piece to the puzzle has appeared—Helicobacter pylori. Doctors in Europe found that ALL their moderate to severe plaque psoriasis patients tested positive for this intestinal bacteria, detected through a very simple blood test. Their psoriasis improved with standard attempts to eradicate H. pylori from the gut—as much improvement as with standard prescription psoriasis therapy.

Another interesting fact is that the H. pylori organism proliferates in a nickel rich environment. So we have a paradoxical finding that nickel/bromide therapy improves psoriasis and also helps H. pylori grow! How could this be? I believe that the H. pylori organisms are overwhelmed and die with the HIGH doses of bromide and nickel that they are suddenly exposed to with our oral therapy (OTC Loma Lux Psoriasis or prescription Psorizide Ultra or Psorizide Forte). This still needs to be proven in clinical studies, but would explain the above paradox. These unique therapies may prove to be of value to stomach ulcer/acid patients who suffer commonly from H. pylori infection, especially since modern multidrug regimens are only modestly effective in eradicating the H. pylori organism.

A very well know MD, Jonathan Wright, in Seattle is beginning to put the above pieces of the puzzle together for his patients. He can be contacted through www.GreenMedicine.com.
Topical therapy is an important adjunct to internal psoriasis therapy. As a dermatologist I recommend EPIONCE skin care products with their ALL NATURAL active ingredients. Listed below are three winners!

1. BALANCING TONER This is a clear spray liquid that seals and moisturizes and prepares the skin for the next cream application.
2. LYTIC PLUS TX LOTION This has unique NATURAL active ingredients that penetrate into psoriasis and begin to interrupt/shut down the overproduction of skin.
3. EXTREME BARRIER CREAM Repair of the outer barrier layer of skin is imperative to restore normal function and appearance to the skin.

Remember that all three products above work together. Try to leave 5-10 minutes between steps 2 & 3 above. This helps efficacy! Do at least twice daily.

I am praying and believing that each of your struggles will become a victory!! When you get discouraged, remember the Rock from which you are cut and the Quarry from which you are dug. Isaiah 51:1,2.

Steven A. Smith, MD, Dermatology
Psalms 103 All His Benefits

2018 – Give Your Best!

Why not make every day Christmas? Not just once a year, but learn to be a giver every day! Give a little, give a lot, some here, some there. What’s it all about? It’s about LIVING TO GIVE!! Don’t be a stagnant pool. Be a River of Life that flows freely from the Springs of Living Waters (Revelation 7:17).

I once knew a man who had the worst psoriasis one could imagine. His skin was covered with red scaly itchy painful sores. His joints were mangled, where he could barely open his hands. He had suffered for so long, and I felt such compassion for him!! The strongest medicine I had would barely help just a little bit.

Then . . . he for-gave his father. . . and a true miracle happened! When he came back to me a short time later, he was off all medication, and HE LOOKED LIKE A DIFFERENT PERSON!! His countenance was very bright. His skin had only a few minor sores. But his joints were completely RESTORED!!! He could open his hands fully, and all the swellings were gone. I was stunned and humbled. I could only do so much medically, BUT GOD could do so much more! And He did it through this man’s for-give-ness.
So, whether it’s giving a financial blessing, or a smile, or even tearing up an old I.O.U. from someone who hurt you, live every day by giving your best. LIVE TO GIVE!! Make it your life’s motto.


Steven A. Smith, MD, Dermatology
Psalm 103 Blessings

Common Cold Weather Skin Problems

Routine Dry Skin
This affects everyone during cold winter weather. Heating systems draw the moisture out of our skin this time of year — and it’s about to get worse in Jan., Feb., and March! So get ready; an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure!

Some Dry Skin Tips:
1. Infrequent bathing helps a lot. Try every other day during the next three months (wash up dirty areas in the sink on off days). Use unscented soap that is very gentle, like Dove, Ivory or Oil of Olay. Get out of the bath or shower and quickly towel dry.

2. Immediately moisturize all dry prone areas. I LIKE Balancing Toner by EPIONCE. Just spray on and rub in quickly. Then I LIKE Renewal Enriched Body Lotion by EPIONCE on routine dry areas. I LIKE Medical Barrier Cream by EPIONCE on more difficult dry areas. Remember to ALWAYS spray Balancing Toner first to prepare the skin for the lotion or cream—it makes everything work twice as effective in healing your skin! (It’s economical too—makes lotions and creams go twice as far.)

If you have problem rashes year round, you can really benefit from the above Dry Skin recommendations. You may need to double the frequency of applications AND do even less bathing—every third or fourth day. If you are still struggling with red itchy rashes due to inflammation, see a dermatologist. I practice in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma: 918-478-2101

This inherited type of dry skin is quite common and onsets early in life as fish-like dark scales on lower legs and general dry skin everywhere including the hands. If this is you, one of your parents has likely suffered as well. I LIKE Balancing Toner followed by Medical Barrier Cream twice daily.

About 3% of the population are affected by this difficult skin problem. It has dry scaly features, but is often accompanied by considerable red inflammation. This may require strong prescription medications, however, I LIKE a three step topical program: Balancing Toner — spray and rub in quickly, then apply Lytic Tx Lotion by EPIONCE. Then 5-10 minutes later carefully rub in Extreme Barrier Cream by EPIONCE. Do this 2-3 times daily.

We MUST pay special attention to our skin during cold winter weather to prevent the ravages of itchy, cracking, painful or even bloody Dry Skin. Plan ahead to be good to your skin this winter!

Steven A. Smith, MD Dermatology
Psalms 103 All His Benefits
Praying for your healing!

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