Subclinical Vitamin Deficiencies and Neurotoxins In Psoriasis

Many people recommend the food as the main part of the healing psoriasis. I mean real unprocessed food like salmon instead of salmon oil in capsules. Sure, if you have a lot of money to buy top quality foods you can do that. However, most psoriatics can’t afford buying like 1-2 pounds of wild salmon daily that’s why some supplement is the only answer for them. You must understand that digestion is the culprit when eating the real food as source of nutrients.


There is a high chance one will assimilate more of the salmon oil from the capsule than 2 or 3 ounces of real salmon filets. Chewing and stomach acid plays very important mechanical part of the digestion and then there is still a huge part left for the pancreatic lipase and bile acids before the salmon oil can be absorbed into the body and transported via lymph and blood. When taking the supplement you bypass the chewing and stomach acid part but still depends on pancreas and liver to do their jobs effectively. That’s why people with poor bile flow won’t fully absorb even the supplemental oils.

Pale stools or stools that float are strongly linked to fat malabsorption, low bile flow, low bile acids production, fatty liver, damaged liver and gallstones.

Another argument against the deficiency theory as disease cause is that there is enough of vitamins in food, even processed food. There are the vitamins in processed food but did we discover all of the vitamins that are inadvertently lost during the processing of food? If not then how can we add them back in the end? Folic acid is one of the vitamins that some countries are adding back to white flour after processing (removing the bran). But there are a lot of countries that do not fortify white flour with anything despite the diet of most people in that particular country consists mostly of processed foods – white flour, refined vegetable oils and sugar.

And even though there would be enough of all the nutrients in processed or unprocessed foods we still have to have effective digestive processes. That’s why people with psoriasis should think about the nutrients as the TOP important factor and take them possibly in therapeutic amounts in supplemental form.

Vitamin deficiencies cause subclinical symptoms

Opposing the deficiency theory “because there are vitamins in food” is the same as to say you can not be deficient in vitamin D because we have sun (outside) or amino acids if you eat meat (with antacids) a few times a week. Of course that you can be deficient – without stomach acid and pepsin you get nothing from meat. It is not about what you eat – it is about what you absorb.

Let me think about vitamin deficiencies and their possible implications in various subclinical health problems:

  • vitamin A deficiency = visual problems (night blindness), gene transcription, bone health, immunity
  • vitamin C deficiency = bleeding gums – scurvy; yes a lot of people have subclinical(?) scurvy, connective tissue disorders – varicose veins, hemorrhoids, hypermobility
  • vitamin D deficiency = tooth decay, weak immunity, frequent infections
  • vitamin E deficiency = nerve problems – nervous systems controls everything; hair loss
  • vitamin K deficiency = atherosclerosis, bone spurs, tooth decay
  • vitamin B12 deficiency = weight loss, depression, low energy
  • vitamin B9 deficiency = low neurotransmitters = depression, anxiety; anemia, weak detoxification, DNA synthesis problems
  • vitamin B3 deficiency – Niacin deficiency = symptoms Pellagra = skin lesions, aggression, mental problems, weakness
  • vitamin B1 – Thiamin deficiency = the symptoms of Beriberi; hundreds of millions of people have symptoms of this “almost non-existent” disease – neuropathy, edema, orthostatic hypotension, heart diseases
  • B-complex vitamins deficiency = dry skin, energy production problems, peeling lips, detoxification problems, impaired nervous system function, various metabolic issues, muscle loss, depression, anxiety, blood disorders, immune system problems, etc…

B-complex deficiencies and Autonomic Nervous System dysfunction

The correlation of the b-vitamins to the nervous system health is clear.

Here I will talk about 2 different diseases caused by vitamin deficiency – Beriberi and Pellagra. These two diseases which develop due to vitamin B1 and B3 deficiencies respectively, bring many of the symptoms that we consider as normal state of the body caused by aging or call them a disease and treat them with the drugs.

Beriberi – vitamin B1 deficiency


Severe form of Beriberi.

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