Psoriasis Co-Factors: Pathogens Subverting the Immune System

The most underrated pathogens are the mycoplasmas – which are heavily involved in many chronic degenerative illnesses – cancer, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, diabetes, psoriasis, etc.[163, 39, 38] Mycoplasma species are the pathogens without the cell wall so they can morph into many different shapes. Usually because they do not have own cell wall they attach themselves to the other cells like the red blood cells or even hide inside the human cells and rob the nutrients from them. Also the immune system often doesn’t bother much about them since the mycoplasma are proliferating slowly and are attached to the body own cells or inside them. However the mycoplasma research is almost completely ignored today.

Mycoplasma attached to the red blood cells – drawn illustration.

Today the most common treatment for chronic mycoplasma infections are the tetracycline antibiotics –  however even with these strong antibiotics it may take months or years for patients to significantly improve.[39] Therefore you should aim first to supplement the body with the essential nutrients, heal the liver and then start to fight mycoplasma.

Natural supplements for mycoplasma treatment are the omega 3 fatty acids (3 000 mg per day), Vitamin D3 at 10 000 IU a day and getting enough sun – every day if possible about 1 hour. Along with all the other supplements from this article I would add antibacterial herbs to the regimen – Pau d’Arco, Cat’s Claw, Neem, Uva Ursi, Goldenseal, Olive Leaf Extract, Oregano Oil, Coconut Oil, etc. Some herbs is best to cycle so read about their usage. There are various strains of mycoplasma so it is convenient to use variety of the herbs as well. [201]



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