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.

MANY MULTIPLIED BLESSINGS!!!
Steven A. Smith, MD, Dermatology
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