Attention! Controlling candida overgrowth is the main step in leaky gut healing and psoriasis management.
You might have heard people praising apple cider vinegar for Psoriasis, just like coconut oil. Both apple cider vinegar and coconut oil work mainly via antibacterial and antifungal activity. This could indicate that Psoriasis patients more likely to have candida overgrowth, and candida overgrowth could indicate a leaky gut syndrome which has been labeled as the main cause of autoimmune diseases including Psoriasis.
For centuries, Apple cider vinegar ACV is known as an antimicrobial and antioxidant which offers many health benefits. It is widely used to reduce cholesterol levels, lower blood sugar, weight loss and it has been known to help control candida yeast infection overgrowth.
A study conducted on mice concluded that; ACV induced a protective effect against erythrocyte, kidney, and liver oxidative injury, and lowered the serum lipid levels in mice fed high cholesterol, suggesting that it possesses oxidative stress scavenging effects, inhibits lipid peroxidation, and increases the levels of antioxidant enzymes and vitamin.
Another case study confirmed that ACV helps prevent the growth of Candidal infections and was effective at killing Staphylococcus aureus (s-aureus/staph) and Escherichia coli (e-coli). Both e-coli and staph infections could be associated with psoriasis Therefore, ACV could be a great remedy that helps not only candida infections but psoriasis and other above-mentioned health concerns as well.
How to use
Dilute and Drink
Treat candida from the inside out, mix 1 tbsp with a glass of water after main meals. Some online sources suggest that ACV is best taken before meals, this might be right for healthy individuals, however, for those who have Psoriasis or other Autoimmune and Thyroid conditions, it is better to be taken after meals and preferably, not to exceed more than 2 tbsp per day. If you have stomach sensitivity or H-Pylori, consult your doctor.
Apple Cider Salad dressing
Apple cider vinegar dressing can be not only healthy but tasty.
- Press 1 garlic clove
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup organic apple cider vinegar
- 1-2 tbsp raw honey
- 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Combine all ingredients, blend well, and enjoy over your favorite salad leaves.
Take a bath
Add 1 or 2 cups of vinegar into your bathwater. You can also add sea salt to your water. Avoid using perfumed bath products with harmful chemicals and consider natural soaps, preferably with tea tree oil.
Make a compress
If you don’t have a bathtub, you can use it as a compress, mix 1 cup vinegar with 2 cups of lukewarm water, and use a clean towel dip it into the vinegar water, squeeze out the excess water until towel is just damp, and gently press and over affected areas. Rinse off with warm water. Because of its citric acid content, ACV compresses also reported to help reduce hyperpigmentation.
Prevent or fight nail fungus with regular nail soaks. You can use a 50/50 ACV and warm water solution to soak your nails or drop onto the nail bed.
Apple Cider Hair/Skin Mask
You can also make an antifungal mask. With all-powerful antifungal and healing ingredients, this mask not only treats Candida but visibly heals psoriasis on the skin and the scalp.
- 2 tbsp of ACV
- 2 tbsp of honey
- 2 tbsp of coconut oil
- 2 tbsp aloe vera gel (optional)
- 2 tbsp warm water
Mix all ingredients and apply and keep about ten minutes or until lesions are softened and gently wash off with warm water, or you can use nontoxic organic shampoo.
- Avoid taking undiluted ACV. When undiluted, the vinegar can weaken tooth enamel, and consequently leading to sensitivity, decay, and cavities. Brushing your tooth after ACV is a good idea.
- It is recommended to use a straw to drink Apple Cider Vinegar drink, to prevent tooth damage.
- Taking ACV on empty stomach is not recommended.
- Consult your doctor for professional advice on dosages.
- For best results, always buy Organic Apple Cider vinegar with “the mother”.
- Do not refrigerate. Store it in a cool place away from direct sunlight.
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People with specific health or allergy needs are advised to consult their doctor before using any remedies. A natural remedy does not mean safe if exceeded recommended doses or if the person is allergic to the ingredients. We recommend doing personal research and allergy test before introducing new ingredients to your diet.