Thanks for the very timely question, Shelley. In fact, I just read in the Dermatology Times that studies done at the Medical College of Georgia suggest that a natural skin oil, phosphatidylglycerol, may be the key to slowing psoriasis and some non-melanoma skin cancers.
What is Psoriasis?
In case you don’t know what psoriasis is, you can find out from CariDee English, America’s Next Top Model who’s the new spokesperson for the National Psoriasis Foundation. But for the moment let’s just say that it’s a condition that occurs when the skin’s natural signaling pathway goes berserk and causes cells to start multiplying at abnormal rates. And that makes your skin become itchy and flaky.
Is There A Natural Psoriasis Cure?
Amazingly, according to this study, phosphatidylglycerol may send a signal to skin cells that tells them to ‘slow down’ so they grow normally. Researchers are seeking funding for further studies from the National Institute of Health. So if you’re looking for a natural remedy for some particularly nasty skin problems stay tuned. Maybe you’ll never have to take Enbrel again!