What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a common, chronic skin disease. A person with Psoriasis generally has elevated plaques of raised red skin covered with thick silvery scales. Psoriasis is usually found on the elbows, knees and even the scalp but can often also affect the legs and even the nails. It is also said to be classified as an autoimmune disease, thus is not curable but can be managed through diet and application of creams and masks. If this done correctly can technically put a individual with Psoriasis into remission.

What are the different types of Psoriasis?

The next big step in understanding the condition is to identify which type of Psoriasis it is that you have.

The 5 types of Psoriasis:

Plaque Psoriasis:

The most common of the five types is plaque psoriasis. It is identified by raised red patches covered with a silvery white build-up of dead skin cells. Although Psoriasis can appear anywhere on the body, these patches will most often appear on the knees, elbows, lower back and scalp. They are said to be itchy, painful and can crack and bleed. Like most Psoriasis it can flare up with times of stress, anxiety or trauma to the body.

Guttate Psoriasis:

This type often appears as small, red and dot-like lesions. This type of Psoriasis often starts in childhood or young adulthood, and it has been discovered that often strep infection occurs shortly before the outbreak of Psoriasis does. Therefore some doctors will say that childhood illness has somehow triggered it. Only 10% of people/youngsters are affected by this type.

Inverse Psoriasis:

Inverse Psoriasis shows up as very red lesions in the bodies many folds. The reasons for this that these are considered moist, warm areas where the Psoriasis can happily exist. These are areas such as behind the knee, underarms and even the groin area. It appears as a smooth and shiny lesion. It is key to keep in mind that people can have two to three types of Psoriasis at the same time.

Pustular Psoriasis:

Is characterized by white pustules or blisters surrounded by red painful affected areas. Many people will assume that this might be a sign of an infection on the skins surface, when actually this pus consists of white blood cells, it is not an infection like others pus. It is also usually found on the hands, arms and feet.

Erythodermic Psoriasis:

This is a particularly severe form of Psoriasis that only affects 3% of people who have Psoriasis. It is a widespread, fiery red area that is highly itchy, unstable and inflamed. The skin can often come off in large sheets, causing a lot of pain and sensitivity. If untreated this Psoriasis is aggressive and can become very serious.


Many people who suffer from Psoriasis along with a regime they find helps, use anti- inflammatory diet. For an incredible diet for one with Psoriasis to consider, follow the link below. Now each individual is different and it's important to follow a diet that you find achievable. Each person might have different triggers, although they have found that a large percentage of people with Psoriasis have similar triggers. In the Diet above the very first topic discussed as treatment is detoxification. This step should never be missed as it is the step that almost reboots the body and rids one of toxic build up. Detoxification can provide your body with a start fresh, with a clean slate. See link for that diet.



Healthway itself has had incredible results with helping people manage Psoriasis. Again our first step is detoxification. Healthway uses an all organic and vergan-frendly detox approach, called our Detox therapy. This product is combination of two 100% organic clay forms from the earth, Zeolite and Calcium Montmorillonite. These two work together, to draw impurities from the body leading them out of one’s system. Calmly.

HEALTHWAY believes in a 4 step process:

Detox Therapy:

The very first step, as mentioned above is the key to unlocking the door of Psoriasis to manage it, Detoxification. This steps allows you to rid your body of all the chemicals/ toxic build up, that may be in your system. It will not help you to only treat the symptoms topically when the root remains untouched. Your skin is your body’s largest DETOX organ and therefore is a reflection of what is happening internally. (Link http://www.healthway.co.za/store/detox)

Living Clay:

This Step is the calming one, it goes hand in hand with the DETOX. The Living Clay is applied topically to the area that you have the Psoriasis, once moist it starts to draw impurities up from below the skins surface. At the same time it also stimulates blood circulation to the skins surface, thus helping rid the marks, redness and sores that are visible. For people with mild to severe Psoriasis we suggest the usage of the topical clay daily. (Link http://www.healthway.co.za/store/recovery)

Ultra Moisturiser with Living Clay Cream:

At Healthway there are many creams available, but the most affective one for Psoriasis has been the Ultra moisturiser with clay. The intense moisturising affect in combination with the calming and soothing ability of the added Living Clay works for a incredible cream. Apply to the Psoriasis area for relief from itching and redness. (Link http://www.healthway.co.za/product-detail?rvdsfpid=no-5-ultra-moisturiser-with-living-clay-150g-16&rvdsfcatid=hydrate-4)

Rooibos and Living Clay Soaps:

One can use the Rooibos and Living Clay soap bars to replace soap you do currently use. This soap is great for washing your hands, body and face. It is hypoallergenic, has no scent and again re-introduces the Living Clay in a topical manner while cleaning the skin. (Link http://www.healthway.co.za/product-detail?rvdsfpid=no-2-rooibos-living-clay-bar-200g-9&rvdsfcatid=cleanse-3)

Whichever type of Psoriasis you might have, a clean living followed by detoxification seems to be the route to follow. For more information on Psoriasis, as well as support please contact HEALTHWAY directly. Considering a Natural alternative for management of Psoriasis will benefit in the future, and your health.