Status of Book Shipments

Today the printer shipped 17 boxes of books to us by UPS. They are expected to arrive Wednesday. We’ll repackage them and mail them as quickly as possible. We expect to begin shipping on Friday and to finish on Monday.

If you purchased a book and haven’t yet sent me your address, please do so. Thank you!

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12 Comments.

  1. hiya! i just purchased the ebook. how do i send you my address for the book?

  2. Hi,

    Thanks for your awesome blog and book. I was wondering obout your thoughts on Psoriasis. I believe I have had it to a small extent for a long time in a few spots, but it really started to increase recently on a terrible diet. I have returned to an anti-inflammatory diet similar to your reccomendations, but with less starch since my blood sugar tends to go up after meals. (not diabetic)
    Do you believe that infection plays a roll? I am trying to understand if Psoriasis is an actual autoimmune disease like lupus or Celiac, or some other defect of the immune system.

    -John

  3. Hi John,

    Yes, I do think infections are important in psoriasis.

    Psoriasis may be caused by fungal infections, usually Malassezia. Oral itraconazole is a possible treatment, e.g. http://adv.medicaljournals.se/files/pdf/83/6/438-441.pdf. You can try topical anti-fungal medications from the pharmacy.

    Note that very low-carb diets increase the risk for fungal infections, since glucose is essential for the fungal immune response. So be sure to eat some starch.

    Autoimmunity is the other likely cause. That should be significantly helped by our diet.

    Best, Paul

  4. Thanks for the quick reply!

    I forgot to mention, I recently took 2 courses of antibiotics, and both times the psoriasis completly cleard (starting ablout 4 days into a 10 day course) and then gradually reappeared after I was done with the antibiotics. This is what triggered my curiosity about infections.

    -John

  5. Very interesting, John … Many antibiotics are protein synthesis inhibitors — they stop bacteria from making proteins — and so this would suggest that the psoriasis is a reaction to some bacterial protein. When the protein production stops, the psoriasis goes away; when it resumes, it comes back.

    Many bacteria go into a hibernating state with little protein production in response to antibiotics, and take time to come out of it after the antibiotics stop. That could account for the gradual return of symptoms.

    So a chronic bacterial infection does seem a possibility. Since yours is responsive to antibiotics, it should be possible to cure it. Follow our diet and the techniques in Step 4 to maximize immunity. You may need a long course of antibiotics – 3 months or more. It takes the immune system a long time to clear these infections. 10 day courses never work for chronic infections.

  6. I get psoriasis outbreak like clockwork following any kind of viral infection, colds flu etc…stress as well.

  7. Wow, I recently discovered that I have a psoriasis in my scalp and I really don’t know what to do. A group like this would really help. I feel alone. How would I get the ebook?

  8. I too have scalp psoriasis, which can get really bad or not so bad but it hasn’t cleared in several years. Mine used to clear up during a course of antibiotics (haven’t taken in years) but my doc told me once that it was because of the anti-inflammatory part of the antibiotics?? Since this may be a bacterial infection what type of antibiotics would you recommend? I’ve also been looking at using antibiotics to treat my arthritis (diagnosed psoriatic arthritis). Would the same antibiotic treat both since they may be one in the same thing? Thanks for everything Paul!!

  9. Hello,
    I see that glucose was said to be needed. I have a tug-a-war if I’m correct here, but I currently suffer from moderate scalp psoriasis and as well as a few illnesses one being hypothyroidism and another a mental illness which is Schisoaffective Disorder which happens to be Schizophrenia and Bipolar intertwined within one illness. Any ways if I’m not mistaken one of these or both (Schizoaffective or the Hypothyroidism) suggest that eleminating all gluten is recommended to help the illness at hand to get better and not cause as much damage as quickly and in the long run I’ll be able to keep myself in line better then continuing with gluten stuff! Gluten is what is in food then later turns into glucose and what not, right?

    • Hi Ethan,

      Yes, schizophrenics should avoid gluten; but no, gluten is not a carbohydrate, rather it is a protein found in wheat and certain other grains, but not rice or potatoes or our other “safe starches.” So you should eat the normal PHD amount of carbs, just not the gluten-containing grains.

      Best, Paul

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